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, L’Orféo and Crepes Village along with a constant coming and going of newcomers. Nai Harn is certainly a culinary hotspot.

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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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Da Renata in Nai Harn Beach

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

Da Vinci Italian Restaurant

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 of beauties for a wait staff (even the pizza chef is a pretty girl) Da Vinci has certainly got the aesthetics right. Read More...

Opening Hours: Mon to Sat from 17:30 onward, closed on Sundays
Location: In Nai Harn village in the B Zenter Mall. Park around the back – there's plenty of space
Tel: +66 (0) 76-289574
Cuisine: Italian


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

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

Hang Around

This impressive modern-looking restaurant features outdoor seating and overhead fans along with an air-conditioned interior. Thai and international dishes are on the menu and most of the clientele are Muay Thai trainers and fighters from the camp around the corner. Hang Around makes a nice but more expensive change from the otherwise basic Muay Thai dining options.

Location: On Soi Saiyuan 1 – the road linking Saiyuan with Vichit Road. Follow the Rawai Muay Thai signs

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

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)


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

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 themes. It’s a little out of the way but worth the effort to find. 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

Living Food Café

Set up by an American chiropractor and serving slowly-cooked and raw vegan food, Living Food is probably the best choice for vegans in Phuket. Dishes served here include Mexican delights as well as aubergine Parmesan and a host of healthy options, none containing sugar and cooked at low temperature to ensure maximum vitamin content. Expect above-average prices.

Location: Nai Harn, heading down to the lake on the right
Tel: 076 388 638, 080 530 9555

Lorenzo’s Pulcinella

This small Italian bar & restaurant and pizzeria is located next door to All Seasons Hotel. They carry all kinds of Italian dishes including good pizza. There is plenty of parking space at the beach car park opposite the restaurant and an ATM machine to one side which operates daily only from 10:00 – 18:00. Talk about convenience!

Opening Hours: Daily only from 10:00 – 18:00
Location: Next to All Seasons Nai Harn Hotel, opposite Nai Harn Beach public car park
Cuisine: Italian

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


L’Orféo is frequented by many international local residents. There’s an attractive range of dishes here with some eclectic food preparation and some old favourites, too. L’Orféo has a decent wine list with seven reds and eight whites drawing from several countries and continents, as can be expected as this is a French-International restaurant. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 23:00
Location: Sai Yuan Road
Tel: +66 (0) 76-288935
Cuisine: French

Mama’s and Papa’s

Popular with the Scandinavian contingent and busy on its Friday-night buffets, Mama’s and Papa’s serves mostly European fare in an open-sided and al fresco setup. Dishes include baked potatoes, potato salad and potato gratin along with barbecued ribs, chicken steaks, pork steaks and pepper steak, Swedish meatballs and sausages. Unpretentious and spacious, this restaurant also has a fun mini-golf course.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Location: Diagonally opposite Tops supermarket, Soi Saiyuan

Maggie and Mario’s Pizzeria

(aka M&M 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


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

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

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

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

Orange Irish Pub & Restaurant

The words ‘orange’ and ‘Irish’ coupled in the same sentence are bound to add up to controversy in many people’s book, so it’s a relief to discover that there are absolutely no politics behind the name or the bright orange façade of the three-storey Orange Irish Pub in Nai Harn down in the south of Phuket. There are three distinct sections to this pub; it comprises a drinking area, an upstairs dancing room and an al-fresco dining courtyard with room for 50 diners. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
Location: Nai Harn Village main road 41/8

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

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 excellent place to enjoy the cool evening air along with a great view.

Once the last coach loads of tourists have left Promthep Cape and the moon is rising, you’ll discover a completely different world up there. Gentle cooling breezes waft in from the Andaman Sea and peace reigns. It’s the perfect place for dinner and the Promthep Restaurant fits the bill perfectly. Situated on the northwestern side of the hill, you can dine here under the stars or even take in the sunset and views over Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches as you tuck into a seafood basket or your favourite dish from the extensive menu. This large open-air restaurant is one of the top ‘dining with a view’ locations on the island. Read More...

Location: Phromthep Cape
Cuisine: Thai, Seafood
Price Range: Reasonable

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 but is elevated and set back enough to overcome this feature.

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

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

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

The Regatta at Phuket Yacht Club

The Regatta Restaurant at the Royal Phuket Yacht Club is something straight out of a 19th century steamy romantic novel.  With its terracotta tiled floors, potted palms and plants, overhead fans and warm sea breezes the Regatta effortlessly cuts such a Somerset Maugham-esque swathe that you'll find yourself wishing you'd brought along your cane and Panama hat. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily from 18:30 – last orders 22:30. Closed low season
Location: The Regatta is the flagship restaurant of the Royal Phuket Yacht Club, located at the northern end of Nai Harn Beach.
Tel: +66 (0) 76-380200
Cuisine: Classic Thai, seafood and international cuisine

The Wall

French cuisine prepared by a popular and talented Thai chef, The Wall is compact and tastefully fitted out; this is one of Nai Harn/Rawai’s longest-lasting restaurants. Try the tuna tartare.

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Location: Vichit Road (connecting Nai Harn with Rawai)
Tel: 087 266 3220

Trattoria D’Angolo

This semi-alfresco restaurant is situated right at the three-way intersection in Nai Harn. It’s definitely a people-watching spot and the food, while unremarkable, is inexpensive, serving breakfast, grilled meats (in the evening), pastas and sandwiches.

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
Location: At the three-way intersection for Kata-Nai Harn Beach

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