Karon Beach Square at Movenpick Resort Phuket

Trendy Dining Complex on Karon Beach Road

Karon Beach Square is a dining/nightlife complex hosting four modern outlets, each of them with a specific style, cuisine and ambience. Featuring air-conditioned indoor and al fresco outdoor areas, it is the perfect place to spend an agreeable time with friends or family while sampling delicacies from all around the world.

Located in the grounds of the Moevenpick Resort on Karon Beach (Patak) Road, only 250m from Karon Circle, Karon Beach Square is just the right place to eat, drink, and chill out. The four venues available here are as follows: Mint (international snacks and finger-food); Café Studio (sandwiches, bakery, pastry, and ice creams); El Gaucho (Churrasco and wine); and OrientAsia (all-Asian cuisine). The complex has a contemporary design and features large outdoor spaces, enabling guests to dine and party under the stars in a trendy yet unpretentious atmosphere.

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Mint restaurant is the first outlet you meet on Karon Beach Square’s ground floor, when coming from the beach. It is made up of a large outdoor terrace, furnished with comfortable sofas as well as more conventional dining tables and chair. It is slightly shaded by sea almond trees. A brightly-lit circular bar counter and a pizza oven are also installed on the terrace, just next to an open-sided covered area sheltering a DJ booth (the DJ performs daily from 20:00 – 23:00) and a few tables.

Mint is a cool venue, perfect to chill out from sunset until late, sipping skilfully mixed cocktails (classic cocktails are charged 250 baht) and feasting on delicious pizzas (290-360 baht), appetisers and snacks (seared Japanese scallops with jalapeno dressing – 280 baht), main courses (prime beef sliders with pickles and fried onion rings – 380 baht), and desserts (moist olive oil orange cake with fresh berries – 160 baht). Every Friday, Mint holds a ‘TGIF’ promotion, offering 30% discount for all beverages from 16.00 to 00.00.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 16:00 – 00:00
  • Location: on the ground floor of Karon Beach Square, directly accessible from the beach road
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 639 6139
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El Gaucho

El Gaucho is a Brazilian grill restaurant specialising in roasted beef, chicken, pork, seafood and lamb served on skewers, rodizio-style, and accompanied with Brazilian black beans, buffet salad and appetisers, along with an excellent choice of sauces (chimichuri, tomato salsa, garlic aioli, salsa verde, and more) for 1,200 baht. Located at the second storey of Karon Beach Square, right above Mint, El Gaucho features a large terrace covered with a white sail, as well as a stylish air-conditioned indoor area.

The elevated position of the restaurant makes it the best sundowner spot in the whole complex as the terrace directly faces the Andaman Sea. Apart from the rodizio specialty, El Gaucho serves a variety of international and local dishes such as Canadian lobster thermidor (300 baht per 100gr), mushroom risotto (with white wine, fresh herbs, and truffle oil – 460 baht), tiger prawns grilled with garlic butter and salsa verde (280 baht per 100gr), and more.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: on the second storey of Karon Beach Square, above Mint
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 639 6139
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Café Studio

Café Studio is a charming and colourful outlet located on the ground floor of Karon Beach Square, right behind Mint. The venue features an outdoor terrace, sheltered from the sun by sea almond trees, and a lounge-like air-conditioned indoor area. Opened from 10:00 – 19:00, it is perfect for a late breakfast or lunch, or just for an ice-cream, fruit shake, smoothie or coffee when coming back from the beach.

Serving a cool choice of sandwiches, pastries, pizzas, pasta and salads, Café Studio is also the place to sample the delicious signature Moevenpick ice creams. Inside, guests can find a selection of books to borrow.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 – 19:00
  • Location: on the ground floor of Karon Beach Square, right under OrientAsia
  • Tel: +66(0)7 639 6139
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OrientAsia is the only restaurant in the complex fully dedicated to local and South East Asian flavours. Located right next to El Gaucho, on the second storey of Karon Beach Square, it features a modern Chinese-style indoor area, and a large covered terrace overlooking Café Studio’s terrace and the garden beyond.

The main specialities served at OrientAsia are Vietnamese and Thai. Prepared in style by a skilled team, dishes such as tom kha gai (Thai spicy chicken and herbs cooked in coconut milk soup – 230 baht), roast duck Saigon (480 baht), or gai pad med mamuang (chicken with cashew nuts, dried chili, onions and spring onions – 350 baht) are a really palatable pleasure.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: on the second storey of Karon Beach Square, right above Café Studio
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 639 6139
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Mövenpick Resort Karon

Moevenpick Phuket is a place to go to unwind, to simply relax and absorb the peace and calm that pervades this beautiful environment.Parts of the generous grounds are evocative of a well-maintained English botanical garden and even though they are spacious and winding, guests simply need to follow the orchids to get to the beach.The resorts spa is a model of classic lines and offers some of the best treatments to be had on the island along with couples-friendly suites.Gourmets will appreciate the international dishes to be enjoyed here and steak lovers especially love El Gaucho - Moevenpicks beefy South American outlet. Read More...

Karon Beach Square

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 - 00:00
  • Location: On Karon Beach Road, in front of Moevenpick Resort
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