Nai Harn Restaurants & Dining

Where to Eat in Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn is a special place where one can experience fine dining or simply join the locals for a real taste of Thai and fresh Andaman seafood, thanks to the international community who make Nai Harn Village their home.

This cosmopolitan situation has gifted an opportunity for many talented chefs and bakers from around the world to start up various venues in this charming and friendly beach village. Such places include Banana Corner, The Garden, Rum Jungle, the German Bakery and Crepes Village along with a constant coming and going of newcomers. Nai Harn is certainly a culinary hotspot.

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All Restaurants in Nai Harn

A Spoonful of Sugar

For coffee and cake lovers, Spoonful of Sugar is tremendously popular with those who have a sweet tooth. A converted house in a shady yard, the décor is all white with Thai ‘mon’ cushions on the floor and the clientele is requested to remove footwear before entering. Everything is prepared onsite by the charming owner.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 19:00 Tue-Sun
  • Location: Nai Harn Village
  • Tel: 076 388 432

Amalfi Ristorante & Pizzeria

If you are a fan of pizza, you will not be disappointed by Amalfi in Nai Harn. This attractive restaurant offers all sorts of Italian pizzas and pastas as well as delightful espresso and cappuccino. Don’t miss their yummy tiramisu. Large parking out back. 

  • Opening Hours: Dinner
  • Location: Opposite Crepes Village on 4233 Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 87 8923774
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Banana Corner

A garden-style restaurant serving authentic Thai food, Banana Corner is a place you should try some local favorites such as tom ka gai (coconut soup with chicken), spicy glass noodles with seafood and seafood BBQ. Prices are affordable, with ample parking space.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Location: On 4233 Road near the three-way junction in Nai Harn village
  • Cuisine: Thai
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Beachfront Restaurants in Nai Harn

In the shade of the trees from the middle to southern end of Nai Harn Beach stand several bamboo-and-thatch seafood and Thai restaurants. Perhaps the best of the bunch are the two most southern ones. The produce is fresh, the service humorous, the setting quaint and breezy. This is truly dining with sand between your toes.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner – open earlier in high season
  • Location: From the middle to the southern end of the beach
  • Cuisine: Thai and seafood
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Breakfast Hut

Popular for their all-day breakfasts, Breakfast Hut is the place to be if you want to get good meals and to chat with expats from the village. Many locals actually head to this restaurant straight after getting up before carrying on with their daily business. Breakfast Hut also does great banana pancakes and sandwiches.

  • Location: Down the road from the German Bakery on Sai Yuan Road
  • Cuisine: All-day breakfast, Italian
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Chao Khun

German owned and run, Chao Khun is an attractive restaurant in a prime people-watching location at the three-way intersection of Soi Saiyuan. Chao Khun does a competitively priced all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with salamis and cheeses. Beers cost 50 baht at happy hour. Overhead fan cooled and open sided with free Wi-Fi.

  • Opening Hours: 07:30 – 23:00
  • Location: At the three-way intersection for Kata-Nai Harn Beach
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Coconut Café

Probably the most permanent local Thai-style restaurant in the area, Coconut Café has been serving Thai, seafood and European food for more than two decades and always in the same location by the entrance to the five-star Royal Phuket Yacht Club Resort. With its simple set up, open-air, wooden tables and chairs and with a few fans to cool down the summer air, Coconut Café has one of the best views on the island. Their menu features a good variety of dishes – everything from fried fish with garlic and pepper, fried noodles with pork, won ton soup, phad thai with shrimp, pizza, satay, to spaghetti, sandwiches, ice cream and seasonal fruits. Prices are quite reasonable.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Right next to the entrance to the Royal Phuket Yacht Club
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and European
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A small and well-kept family run restaurant, Coffee@Home serves Thai food and a few western dishes including ABF, pasta and sandwiches. The eating area is basically at the balcony or terrace of the family’s home with a few fish ponds and hanging flower pots looking out to the garden. Food and drinks prices are very reasonable. Coffee@Home also has a travel agent service and an internet room which operates daily from 09:00 – 22:00.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 20:30
  • Location: Sai Yuan Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 86 6870476
  • Cuisine: Thai and western
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Crepes Village

Crepes Village Dining & Wine Bar is quite a stand out from the others with its unique yellow building with a windmill attached. The open-air restaurant has a few single dining salas with bright yellow cushions in the beautiful tropical garden. As the name suggests, Crepes Village is famous for crepes and the genuine ingredients are imported from France. The establishment also has a wine bar as well as a takeaway service.

  • Location: At the corner of Soi Naya. Look for its bright yellow building, you can’t miss it.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 85 6557 329
  • Cuisine: International
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Da Renata

Da Renata is located near Nai Harn Lake and in the same neighbourhood as a couple more restaurants (such as Los Amigos) which all are quite good. The owner prepares an octopus and potato dish with fresh lemon and cuttlefish with homemade beans and bacon to die for. Other choices are fresh clams with homemade pasta, homemade ravioli and cheap and cheerful house red wine. This is the genuine stuff. 

  • Location: Near Nai Harn Lake
  • Tel: +66 (0) 86 5941130
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Da Vinci Ristorante - Phuket

Italian food is universally appreciated and, like Thai cuisine, it travels well. To sit under the stars on a tropical night and tuck into Italian delights with a bottle of good wine is an unforgettable experience.

Spacious, well appointed and tasteful, Da Vinci specializes in genuine Italian cuisine served in a sophisticated manner. With a bevy Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 16:30 - 23:30
  • Location: Soi Saiyuan Nai Harn, Rawai
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 628 9574
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Farang goes for a spanking-clean look with a simple but attractive menu consisting of spaghettis, pastas and salads which are decently priced but may be a little sparse for those with large appetites. Some dishes are prepared beforehand and some cooked from scratch so waiting time can be uneven. Farang is a pleasing-to-the-eye restaurant but with pretty dreadful piped in boy-band music.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Soi Saiyuan
  • Tel: 081 620 7429
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German Bakery

If you ask a local for the one place to go for good food (non-Thai), most will point you to the German Bakery on Sai Yuan Road. This open-air restaurant has a big group of followers after a number of years of operating in Nai Harn. Besides fresh daily (German style) bread and cakes, their all-time popular items are breakfast, club sandwiches, mixed omelettes, fresh coffee and orange juice. Check out their notice board for local news and advertising, you might come across something interesting.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 07:30 – 17:30
  • Location: Opposite Crepes Village on 4233 Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 81 8844033
  • Cuisine: European food and bakery
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Hen Chef

Hen Chef has a basic design but offers great Western food. Famous for their unbelievably good value burger (along with French fries and salad), Hen Chef also serves a variety of drinks including wine and beer. Among the popular dishes at Hen Chef are pizza, pasta and steak. Prices are reasonable.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Near the 7-Eleven on Soi Sai Yuan, Nai Harn
  • Cuisine: Western
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Home Steak

For a restaurant on a side ‘soi’ or lane, Home Steak is doing quite well. Perhaps that success is due to the simplicity of design and the tangible friendly family feeling to the place. As the name implies, the main attraction are the steaks, mixed grills, chicken wieners and even fish and chips. Home Steak also has an extensive Thai menu.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 23:00 closed Sundays
  • Location: Soi Saiyuan/Soi Samakae 4 (near 7-Eleven)
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This small but interesting budget-style restaurant features all-day breakfasts, sandwiches and Thai food and is quite popular among the expat community.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Near L’Orféo on Sai Yuan Road, look for its sign that says “good food @ good price”
  • Cuisine: Western and Thai
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Le Celtique

Popular with expatriates (especially the French) Le Celtique is run by a convivial French-Thai couple. And predictably the menu is divided between French and Thai dishes. For those looking for dishes from Brittany (think crepes and galettes) this is the place and the menu is impressively extensive. The décor is mostly chunky wood with strong Buddhist Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 15:00 – 23:00 closed Tuesdays
  • Location: 89/90 Soi Samakae 4, Rawai
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 613 098 Mobile: +66 (0)89 588 9517
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Los Amigos

Los Amigos manages to surprise many customers with its excellent Mexican food. A small but well-liked restaurant, it is probably the only venue in Nai Harn dedicated to Tex-Mex fare. Prices are reasonable. 

  • Location: Near Nai Harn Lake
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Maggie and Mario's Pizzeria

Some claim that this is where to find the best pizza in Phuket and M&M is certainly worth a try if you are in the area. Some recommendations are the caprese salad (tomato and mozzarella), quattro stagioni pizza and the ever-popular homemade ravioli stuffed with spinach, not forgetting tiramisu for dessert. This place is extremely popular with both Thais and expats and for good reason; its prices are very reasonable – especially for the house wine.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 22:00
  • Location: 200 metres on the right after the three-way intersection leading to the beach/Rawai. Take the beach turning
  • Tel: +66 (0) 81 5696244
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Run by a friendly Italian, Modena is a pizzeria with a wood-fire oven. The essence to Modena is its simplicity with concrete floors and bare-brick, waist-high walls. If you’re into great aesthetics while you dine you may be disappointed.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Soi Saiyuan
  • Tel: 082 417 2827
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Morning Coffee

This was once someone’s roadside home and the terrace has been was converted into a compact overhead-fan-cooled arrangement serving full breakfasts, steaks, burgers and other British-orientated dishes.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Nai Harn Village

Nai Harn Seafood

Nai Harn Seafood is the first (and biggest) restaurant you will spot when arriving at the Beach. It is located in the row of shops and restaurants opposite the public car park. Try chicken with kale, deep-fried fish filet in sweet and sour sauce, tom yam goong (spicy and sour soup with shrimp), shrimp cocktail and black pepper steak.

  • Location: Opposite Nai Harn Beach public car park
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai and international
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Nai Harn Sunset

A small dining venue located opposite Nai Harn Beach public car park. It features Thai, seafood and European dishes.

  • Location: Opposite Nai Harn Beach public car park
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and European
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OK Bar & Restaurant

Serves hearty breakfasts and steaks to Muay Thai students. Nothing remarkable but OK is dependable and also doubles as a popular bar with friendly girls and cheap beer. Apart from breakfast, it’s probably wiser to order Thai food here.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: By Rawai Muay Thai training camp

Palau Fish

This seafood restaurant is Russian owned and run. It’s probably the most striking-looking dining out venue in Nai Harn with a white-and-blue theme, billowing white drapes and a large-screen TV showing underwater life. The Russian dishes are genuine enough but it’s not the best place to order Thai food and certainly don’t expect fish and chips with mushy peas. Staff members are young and enthusiastic. Parking out back.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Nai Harn, next to M&M’s Nai Harn
  • Tel: 085 020 1602


A restaurant and lounge bar with a resident DJ, Papagayo is slick and stylish. Although not as vibrant as competitors in the area, there is a mellow vibe and it is worth checking out.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
  • Location: Vichit Road, near The Wall
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Phromthep Cape Restaurant

Phromthep is busy at most times of day and frankly gets pretty manic at sunset but then all of a sudden peace reigns once again on this breezy hill. For those who like dining with a view there is the Phromthep Cape Restaurant with its vista of Nai Harn Beach. Reasonably priced, this restaurant is an Read More...

  • Location: Phromthep Cape
  • Cuisine: Thai, Seafood
  • Price Range: Reasonable
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Portofino Da Fabrizio

Pretty decent Italian pizzeria with attractive décor and open-sided dining enjoying fan-cooled interiors. Da Fabrizio is run by a friendly Italian with a Thai staff. Tasty pizza and pastas at average prices. Parking round the back.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Nai Harn Village
  • Tel: 089 225 0387

Rum Jungle Café

A lot of the area’s professional expatriates wax enthusiastic about Rum Jungle and one gets the definite impression that it is more of a ‘local’ than a tourist restaurant. The bistro is never out-and-out too noisy, with prerecorded music of laid-back Brazilian rhythms and melodies, lending a sort of ‘bistrotheque’ impression. Rum Jungle is situated roadside Read More...

  • Location: Directly opposite the bright yellow Bank of Ayudhya on Soi Sai Yuan in Nai Harn.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76-388153
  • Cuisine: International
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The Garden

The Garden is where many Swedish people go for a filling meal in the Nai Harn area. It is also popular with boxing students from nearby Muay Thai camps after a long day of training. Customers can choose to dine at the restaurant’s terrace or at one of the lovely bamboo huts in the garden. Recommended dishes are mincemeat wrapped in cabbage with potatoes and lingonberry, potato dumplings stuffed with diced pork and onion, dill meat with potatoes, meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry, as well as spaghetti bolognaise. The restaurant also has quite a few magazines for customers to browse through. Takeaway service is available too.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: On Sai Yuan Road, just past the three-way junction in central Nai Harn village heading toward the Kata View Point
  • Tel: +66 (0) 86 9506865
  • Cuisine: Swedish and international
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The Islander

British run and serving good old-fashioned British sausage and mash, toad in the hole, beans on toast and more; if you’re longing for a bit of Blighty, this is the place to go. Great Sunday roasts and while some would say it’s a pub others would say a restaurant but the difference is neither here nor there. Friendly and with a family atmosphere, The Islander is an institution in this area.

  • Opening Hours: 14:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Vichit Road near The Wall
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