Kata Beach Restaurants

Where to Eat in Kata Beach

While nowhere on the scale of Patong, Kata is still a major destination for holidaymakers, particularly those of North European extraction. The long white stretch of sand that is Kata Beach has attracted more than its share of visitors over the years and hotels, resorts and restaurants have sprung up to serve their needs.

You'll find cuisine from all over the world represented here and options run the gamut from mid-range Thai seafood outlets to some of the finest dining anywhere on the island. Steak and seafood seem to be the most common offerings of Kata's many restaurants.

Most roadside restaurants display their iced selection of lobsters, tiger prawns and plump fish right in front of their shop for all to see - and for diners to handpick. There's no shortage of Thai restaurants, with Scandinavian, Tex-Mex, Indian and Italian places to choose from, just to name a few.

There are so many restaurants in the general Kata Beach area that we have drawn a line between northern and southern Kata and displayed the restaurants on two separate pages. 

On this page you will find northern and central Kata restaurants. Click on Southern Kata Beach restaurants to read about them.

Khantoke Restaurant at Avista Phuket Resort

Khantoke is named after a northern Thai and Lao custom of communal dining that involves serving several dishes on an ornate pedestal tray. This unique method of enjoying mouth-watering dishes is not only outrageously colourful but also a relaxed yet intimate way of sharing one of life’s most enjoyable aspects – good food and drink. Khantoke at Avista is an innovative rooftop arrangement that comprises beautifully crafted low teakwood tables, ‘mon’ triangular floor cushions, teakwood ‘salas’ or gazebos and soft traditional lighting. It’s all very Lanna – northern Thai and the food served here is based on royal Thai cuisine, which goes in heavily for attractive food presentation and complementing dishes.

Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 - 22:30
Location: Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach
Tel: 076-298 888

Khantoke Restaurant Khantoke Restaurant

Khantoke in Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach is named after a northern Thai and Lao custom of communal dining that involves serving several dishes on an ornate pedestal tray. Read More...

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Restaurants in Kata Beach

Anchor Bar

Another old timer, the Anchor Bar has a pool table, live sports on the TV and serves up a mean full English breakfast. Also featuring occasional live music, Anchor is by no means a fine-dining location but it does have a certain charm to it as a people-watching, beer drinking location with hearty food portions. 

Opening Hours: Breakfast – 24:00
Location: Thai Na Road, central Kata
Tel: 076-284107
Cuisine: Western, Thai

Bamboo Restaurant

Bamboo is where you can get a fish burger for under 100 baht. They offer many more of Scandinavian food and drinks. Bamboo has internet too.

Opening Hours: 2:00 – late
Location: Taina Road (near Blue Fin)
Cuisine: Scandinavian

Ban Thai

Ban Thai

Ban Thai is an open-air restaurant situated in Kata Garden Resort. As to be expected, fresh seafood is top of the list here but the factor that sets this place apart is that it has live music every night. Diners should really come prepared for this as the band (Filipino) is not only very enthusiastic but loud. Strictly for those who like funk with their fries.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: Kata-Karon Road, diagonally opposite Dino Park
Tel: (hotel): 076-330627
Cuisine: Thai and international

Bluefin Tavern

An expat favourite and one of the longest established bars and eateries in the area; Bluefin is the stuff of legends. Tex Mex food, good sound system, outside and air-con seats, TV and an informal atmosphere – here's the place to meet and gossip with the locals over a burger.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
Location: Central Thai Na Road
Tel: 076-330856
Cuisine: Tex Mex, burgers and pizzas

Caffe @ caffe

Caffe @t caffe is a coffee shop and also a six-room guesthouse on Kata New Road, not far from the sea. It offers Italian coffees and warm pastries as well as chicken pizza, beef salad, sweet & sour fish and pad thai.

Opening Hours: Daily
Location: Kata New Road (opposite Dome Resort)
Cuisine: Thai, Seafood and Western

Da Vinci Kata

Da Vinci Kata is the logical extension of the successful Nai Harn branch of this excellent Italian restaurant although it looks nothing like the open-spaced original Da Vinci. Located in Kata Garden Condominium on the only road to Kata Noi Beach, Da Vinci Kata is accessed either by steps from the road or through the condominium’s parking. Refined, elegant, and stylish, this restaurant cuts a swathe on Kata’s dining scene and serves high-end Italian fare in a suitably chic environment. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 – 23:30
Location: In Kata Garden Condominium on the only road between Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach
Tel: +66 (0)76 604 296

Dino Park and Dino Bar

There's nothing else quite like Dino Park in Kata or Karon, it's that unique. With an exploding 'volcano', a mini-golf course and Flintstone-dressed staff members, it's a fun place to be and quite an experience to dine there. Dino Park serves basic fare such as burgers and fries but, surprisingly enough, good wines and fresh seafood are also on the menu. 

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
Location: Next to Marina Phuket Resort
Tel: 076-330625
Cuisine: Burgers. Thai, international


This friendly sports bar has at least five large plasma TVs for customers to watch a variety of sports on from football to golf and basketball. Enjoy the daily happy hour from 15:00 – 19:00. Customers can also order a variety of foods from neighbouring restaurants. It’s a place where you’ll see not only singles or couples but families as well, enjoying their meals while watching their favourite games. Duke’s definitively lives up to its slogan, ‘A home away from home for all your favorite sporting events in Phuket.’  Read More...

Opening Hours: Noon to Midnight
Location: Taina Road (next to The Little Star)
Tel: +66 (0) 87 264 1155
Cuisine: Thai and International (order from nearby restaurants)

Full Moon Pizzeria

A friendly resort-based pizzeria that has been going for some time now, Full Moon has an agreeable atmosphere and is centrally located. Also serves Thai food.

Opening Hours: Breakfast – 22:00
Location: Thai Na Road, central Kata
Tel: 076-330284
Cuisine: Indian, Thai & International

Il Tagliere Da Massimo

Italian food served in a semi-open environment featuring homemade dishes in appetizing portions yet another downtown Kata people-watching haunt. The pizzas are recommended.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
Location: Thai Na Road, Kata Centre
Cuisine: Italian

Kampong Kata Hill Restaurant

Part museum, part gallery, part restaurant, Kampong is certainly an unforgettable experience. If you feel like dining on Thai food in a distinctly Thai and Southeast Asian atmosphere then look no further than this impressive restaurant.

Many a restaurant invests a lot of its budget in its décor but perhaps Kampong Kata Hill is one of the rare Phuket eateries where the décor is a direct reflection of its fare and vice versa. Read More...

Opening Hours: for dinner daily, seven days a week
Location: Opposite Dino Park, behind Starbucks
Tel: 076-330103
Cuisine: Thai Food

Kata Country House

Kata Country House is a restaurant in a budget resort of the same name. The open-air venue features delicious Thai food for reasonable prices in lush and cozy surroundings. It’s a nice place to relax and cool down after a hot day out on the beach.

Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
Location: Kata Road
Tel: +66 (0)76 333 210
Cuisine: Thai and international

Kata-Karon Seafood

This simple and unpretentious seafood restaurant is on the second road near Kata corner only a few doors down from Wine Connection. The food photo menu also makes it easy for customers to order, though you might not be familiar with somtam (papaya salad) and pla pae sa (steamed whole fish with sauce). If you don’t like spicy, just ask them to tone it down a little.

Opening Hours: All year round
Location: Kata Road near Kata corner. It has striking orange walls, making it hard to miss.
Cuisine: Thai and seafood

Kata Green Beach Restaurant

Kata Green Beach Hotel and Restaurant offers fresh seafood, Thai, Asian and international dishes as well as an extensive beverage list.

Opening Hours: All day from breakfast to dinner
Location: Kata Road, not far from Wine connection
Tel: +66 (0) 76 331 001
Cuisine: International and Thai

Khan Baba

Khan Baba

Definitely a must for tandoori lovers and anyone who appreciates Indian cuisine with an Arabic twist to it. Good mutton and chicken dishes, vegetarian food and a colourful display of hookah pipes. A quaint, al fresco dining section looks out over the busy Kata intersection. Also with inside air-con dining.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
Location: Kata/Karon Road towards Dino Park
Tel: 076-333348
Cuisine: Indian/Muslim, Arabic, Pakistani, Afghani

Khantoke in Avista Phuket Resort

Khantoke in Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach is named after a northern Thai and Lao custom of communal dining that involves serving several dishes on an ornate pedestal tray. This unique method of enjoying mouth-watering dishes is not only outrageously colourful but also a relaxed yet intimate way of sharing one of life’s most enjoyable aspects – good food and drink. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 - 22:30
Location: First floor (above En Vogue Restaurant) in Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach

La Gondola

La Gondola is a successful Italian restaurant that always seems to be busy so it's no wonder it has recently enlarged its premises. With a wide repertoire of dishes, the two-storey restaurant isn't the cheapest around but does claim to serve the largest pizzas in Kata and certainly has a good reputation for serving up the tastiest. Try the homemade ice cream. 

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:30
Location: Thai Na Road, Central Kata
Tel: 076-330964
Cuisine: Italian and Thai

Le Grand Prix

A small eatery serving lovely French food, this is a hidden gem. Le Grand Prix has been in the business for over a decade. It is owned and run by Chef Lionel Ramos who once worked for a famous F1 team (hence the name). Chef Lionel creates a robust cuisine with friendly service at very reasonable prices. Recommended dishes are langue de boeuf, tortellini with mushroom and cream sauce, poulet basque, and duck breast with potatoes and veggies. They also have takeaway service. Look for the sign ‘Le Grand Prix Restaurant, Francais.’

Opening Hours: Lunch and dinner
Location: Taina Road
Cuisine: French


Swiss-owned and meticulously run, Locanda specialises in tender steaks, imported cold cuts and meats, Thai cuisine and fine wines. The semi-open air restaurant has a 'mist' air conditioning system to keep things cool, equally chilled décor, an Argentine-style open kitchen and an extensive air-conditioned wine cellar. Try the mixed cheese platter. Free pickup service within the Kata/Kata Noi/Karon area. 

Opening Hours: 07:00 - late
Location: 86 Patak Road – look for the large golden bull
Tel: 076-330087
Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, Thai

Margarita Kata

This big and good looking restaurant and pizzeria enjoys a good location on Kata New Road where visitors will have no problem finding a parking space. Margarita Kata offers both indoor air-conditioned dining and outdoor seating sections and is well-known for its friendly service. Some recommended dishes are lamb shank, steamed fish with herbs and fried rice with shrimps served in a hollowed-out pineapple.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
Location: Kata New Road opposite Rick N’ Roll
Tel: +66 (0) 85 575 3300
Cuisine: European, Italian, Seafood and Thai

Mali Chic

A modern, stylish and Japanese influenced restaurant and bar (love the high ceiling) run by the same folks as Sugar Palm Resort. Their menu consists of Japanese, Thai and some European dishes. Friendly service.

Opening Hours: 12:00 - midnight
Location: Next to Ibis Phuket Kata on Kata Road
Tel: +66 (0) 81 355 1342
Cuisine: Japanese, Thai and international

Margherita Seafood Restaurant & Pizzeria

Opened in 2012, Margherita Seafood Restaurant & Pizzeria serves international food, top Italian dishes, Thai cuisine, and fresh seafood. It serves Segafredo, a famous Italian coffee brand, along with breakfast sets and delicious Italian desserts, fresh juices and ice-cream. Its pizzas, baked in a stone-brick oven, have thin and crispy crusts. The restaurant has a modern design, a clean air-conditioned area and a large outside terrace with friendly staff. It is situated 500 metres from Kata Beach and has a large parking area.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 23:30
Address: 98 moo 4, New Patak Rd., Kata, Phuket, 83130, Thailand
Tel: 081 956 5611

On The Rocks at Marina Cottage

This restaurant is at the end of a rocky promontory in the grounds of Marina Phuket Resort right by the sea. Sounds romantic? It is. With good service and a predominantly seafood menu, as well as a broad wine list, On the Rocks is an attractive alternative to, well just about anywhere in Kata or Karon. It is advisable to reserve a table beforehand. Read More...

Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
Location: In the grounds of Marina Phuket Resort
Tel: 076-330625
Cuisine: Seafood

Outdoor Inn & Restaurant

Open since 1999, Outdoor Inn Restaurant serves food from morning until late. Some of their popular dishes are for example fried prawn, chicken with cashew nuts, fresh seafood and pizza.

Opening Hours: for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Happy hour: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: Kata New Road
Tel: +66 (0) 76 330 615
Cuisine: Thai, Seafood and Western

Ratri Italian Bar & Grill

‘Ratri’ is poetic Thai for ‘nighttime’ and it’s at night when this west-facing Kata restaurant truly comes alive. Modern, stylish and atmospheric, Ratri is most certainly the place to be at sunset on a clear evening, even if it’s just to spend happy hour, as the views out over Kata and Kata Beach, Pu Island and the Andaman Sea are unbeatable. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Location: Above Patak Road, turn at the Big One supermarket and follow the steep climb/drive.
Tel: +66 (0)76 333 538
Cuisine: Italian

Red Snapper

Red Snapper is an unusual restaurant serving a mixture of Japanese and Italian food in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, at very reasonable prices. You will find here spaghetti with black ink squid, sweet clams, sushi rolls, baked chicken with mozzarella cheese and fresh tomato basil sauce.

Opening Hours: For dinner
Location: Kata New Road (opposite Margarita Kata Restaurant)
Tel: +66 8 6120 4513
Cuisine: Japanese and Italian

Rico's Steakhouse and Pizzeria

Identical in delivery to that of its southern Kata branch

Location: Thai Na Road, Kata Centre
Tel: 076-333197

Sabai Corner

‘Sabai’ means ‘happy’ in Thai and never was a place so aptly named as this bar/restaurant in a ‘secret’ location in the jungle between Nai Harn and Kata. Every new arrival is greeted by the chirpy girls behind the large central bar. Sabai Corner has been built on a bluff overlooking some of the best beach views on the island. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: On the road leading down from the Kata/Karon viewpoint Look for the signage
Tel: 089-8755525


Sorrento is right in the busy heart of things and features an excellent selection of Neapolitan-style pastas and homemade pizzas, very reasonably priced wine and a seafood-on-ice display outside its doors. 

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
Location: Kata/Karon Road towards Dino Park
Tel: 076-293147
Cuisine: Italian and Thai

Sugar & Spice

This friendly local venue is on a road called New Kata Road and offers traditional Thai food. It’s a chance for you to sample the real tom yam soup, green curry with beef and stir-fried mixed vegetables at reasonable prices.

Opening Hours: High season from 08:00 – 23:00, low season from 08:00 – 22:00
Location: New Kata Road (in front of Dome Resort)
Tel: +66 (0)76 330 270
Cuisine: Traditional Thai food


If you are looking for something nice, quick and simple, go to Subway and grab the usual suspects, whether it be cheese and egg, bacon and egg sandwiches or a mouth-watering salad.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
Location: Near Kata Palm Resort
Cuisine: Sandwiches


No need for an introduction... For those who appreciate a good coffee rush with decent brownies.

Location: Kata Road near Kata Corner (next to Kampong Kata Hill Restaurant)

The Little Star

Open sided, with a hearty menu; The Little Star has all-you-can-eat buffets every Sunday and Wednesday.

Opening Hours: 12:00 - late
Location: Thai Na Road, Kata Centre
Cuisine: International with Thai

The Palm Restaurant

Located at the front end of Kata Palm Resort, The Palm Restaurant is where you can enjoy BBQ seafood and international buffet in a relaxing atmosphere. It has comfortable outdoor seating and friendly service. Next door to it is its sister outlet Tropical Beach Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner) offering fast food and takeaways (Thai and international) as well as coffee.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: At the front of Kata Palm Resort on Kata Road (opposite Club Med)
Tel: +66 (0) 76 284 334
Cuisine: BBQ seafood and international buffet

Two Chefs in Kata

Another branch of this popular and successful Scandinavian restaurant, offering classy and innovative cuisine at attractive prices. Read More...

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
Location: Opposite Sorrento
Tel: +66 (0)76 330 065
Cuisine: International and Thai


Next door to Gondola, Variety is a cheap and unpretentious, fan-cooled Thai outlet serving ready made dishes or food to order. 


Viking is the kind of restaurant where the whole family can really enjoy themselves. This is because Viking’s menu covers a good variety of dishes from Scandinavian to international and Thai. The most popular items here are hamburgers, tenderloin stew and sandwiches. The restaurant is owned and run by a Danish husband and a Thai wife. It offers a lovely atmosphere and is decorated with interesting black wooden floors with an attractive façade.

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 24:00
Location: Kata New Road (opposite Outdoor Inn & Restaurant)
Cuisine: International, Scandinavian, Thai

Wine Connection

Wine Connection is a successful restaurant and wine company with a handful of branches in Phuket and Singapore amongst other locations in Southeast Asia. The Kata branch opened in late 2012 and it features an interesting selection of wines, tasty food, attractive décor and prompt service at reasonable prices. Recommended dishes include tuna steak, spare ribs and roast chicken.

Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
Location: On Kata Road (near the T-junction of Kata and Thai Na roads), Central Kata
Tel: +66 (0)76 330 209
Cuisine: International

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