Patong Beach Restaurants
Where to Eat and What to Eat in Patong
Being the main centre of tourist activity in Phuket, it's no surprise that Patong has the highest concentration of restaurants to be found on the island. Patong is a cosmopolitan place, attracting visitors from all over the world and the cuisine on offer here reflects this in its diversity.
If you're feeling adventurous there's bound to be something you've never heard of and if you're missing the pleasures of home you're sure to discover a restaurant with some down-home comfort food. Patong dining establishments run the gamut from hand-wheeled carts selling kebabs and sticky rice all the way to world-class fine dining, with celebrity chefs and award-winning wine lists.
There are Thai food courts, where you can join the locals for a delicious and incredibly inexpensive meal, mid-range restaurants with solid and budget-friendly European food and trendy places with nouvelle cuisine and arty décor where the Beautiful People come to see and be seen.
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
Sizzle, at Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa in the hills above southern Patong, is in one of the loveliest locations possible, enjoying lofty views over two gorgeous beaches and a sunset vista at certain times of year that is almost instantly addictive. This rooftop steakhouse seats just 32 and as a result it enjoys an intimate atmosphere with staff members providing optimum personal service. Helmed by US-born Executive Chef Timothy C. Westaway, his many years of culinary experiences around the globe are showcased in Cajun and Hawaiian influences to an extraordinary degree, making Sizzle one of the most eclectic yet well-defined five-star restaurant experiences in Phuket.
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: At Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa
Restaurants in Patong by Areas
Restaurants in Other Areas around Patong
Krua Tungtong, a popular restaurant in Kathu, is better known by its nickname ‘The Big Chicken.’ It’s easy to understand why, once you spot the enormous statue of a rooster in front of the venue by the side of the road in Kathu between Phuket Town and Patong. It’s inviting people to come in and try the traditional Thai and Issan food from the northeast region of Thailand known for its spiciness; dishes such as som tam (green papaya salad) and soup nor mai (shredded bamboo-shoot salad). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 21:30
- Location: In front of Anuphas Manorom Estate on Wichit Songkram Road, Kathu. It’s right opposite the Phuket Country Club golf course and not far from the Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus (PSU) and the Bang Wad Reservoir. If coming from Phuket and heading to Patong, the Big Chicken is on your right-hand side.
- Tel: +66 (0) 76 321546 or +66 (0) 76 319263
- Cuisine: Thai, Issan style food, seafood and some Vietnamese items
A trendy, industrial-style venue on the highest floor of the famous Seduction Night Club in Patong's Bangla Road, it is the home of one of the island's most renowned chefs, Ronnie Macuja. It is also home to an extensive bar and international DJs playing after 22:00, making it a great place to ease yourself into a night out. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - late
- Location: on the rooftop of Seduction Disco in Bangla Road
- Tel: +66 (0)93 581 8162
- Cuisine: Contemporary International
I bet you’re wondering what Kaab Gluay means. Well, it means “banana trunk”. And if you’re further into entomology, the word Patong, (where the restaurant itself is located) means “banana grove.” So now you know. Still, Kaab Gluay is a restaurant that has more to do with seafood than bananas.
At first, the eatery gives the impression of being a glorified food hall, but then, as people start flooding in past eight o’clock, it starts to come alive of itself. No wonder the web site exhorts readers to “come early” as it gets chock-a-block full later on. Read More...
- Location: 58/3 Phrabarami Rd. Patong
- Tel: +66 (0)76 340 562
Le Charolais Steakhouse
Opened since 2004, Le Charolais Steakhouse is located in Sai Rougn residence on the hills above Patong, and offers European and Thai cuisine, specializing in Charolais beef. Every night Bourguignon fondue at will (All you can eat). A la carte, Charolais steak, Bavette, Onglet, Rib eyes, steak tartare in a nice environment.
- Opening Hours: Restaurant open from 11:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 23:00. Bar from 7:30 to midnight
- Location: Sai Rougn residence
- Address: 17, Phetchakut Rd Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
- Tel: +66 (0)84 844 2458
There’s a very thin and precarious line running between tasteful décor and outright kitsch. The Versace flirts with this line outrageously and manages – against all the odds – to come out on top. Gourmet connoisseurs will be happy to know that this restaurant is run by two members of the international Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late. Closed Tuesdays
- Location: 206/56 Prabaramee Road, Patong
- Tel: 076 290 492
Dining at Royale Nam Tok (RNT) in Kathu is one of Phuket’s most singular experiences. This is because during the day the restaurant is the owners’ house. It flips into its role as a fine-dining experience at precisely 17:00 every day except Sundays.
The owners in question are Corry Ringoet and Marc De Schriyver, a Belgium partnership who, after having enjoyed 20 years’ success in their Antwerp restaurant De Tafeljoncker, moved to Phuket, built a house, installed a professional kitchen and opened their doors. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17.00 - 23.00
- Location: Soi Nam Tok, Kathu (take the well-signed road towards the Kathu Waterfall)
- Tel: +66 (0)872637327
- Cuisine: French, Asian Fusion
- Price Range: Pricey
Salvatore's Patong should not be mistaken for Salvatore's in Phuket Town. Even though the Phuket Town chef and entrepreneur Salvatore started this restaurant he has since concentrated on his namesake restaurant in Phuket itself.
Nevertheless, you'll still find cuisine featuring lots of meat, wonderfully rich combinations of vegetables and olive oil and great wines at Salvatore's Patong. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 23:00
- Location: 4/3 Siuriraj Road, Patong Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)76 341 676
Thong Dee Restaurant & Bar is a world class restaurant hidden on Soi Bangthong, a small street linking the road along Phuket Country Club and the road to Patong Beach next to Patong Go-Kart Speedway. Set in a contemporary style two-storey house in a residential area, the restaurant’s location is rather discreet and resolutely not favourable to attract passing customers; yet, Thong Dee has become one of the most-liked venues in Phuket regarding quality dining, homely-feel atmosphere, and excellent service. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue-Thu from 16:00 – 22:00 and Fri-Sun from 16:00 – 23:00
- Location: on Soi Bangthong in Kathu
- Tel: 076 319 323
Wassa Bar & Restaurant is certainly the highest sundowner spot in Phuket. Located off Hasip Pee Road (the street parallel and above Sai Nam Yen and Nanai roads), this small bar and restaurant features a wooden terrace embracing a stunning 180-degree panoramic view over Patong City and Bay. The outlet has a short menu featuring Thai and (a few) western favourites - fish and chips, chicken massaman, deep fried prawn cakes, and French fries, to name a few - perfect with a cold beer while enjoying the view in a serene environment. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 14:00 - 22:00
- Location: Off Hasip Pee Road
- Tel: +66 (0)91 882 9322