SkyZab Viewpoint Phuket is a cleverly designed Thai restaurant opened in 2015 on the rooftop of The Sky Dream Hotel in Phuket City. Located off the Bypass Road, the architecture of this hotel and restaurant has something of a Hollywood extravaganza, with its main building leaning against a lush cliff, separated from the freestanding elevator shaft by a 30m-long covered bridge offering a 180-degree panorama over Phuket City and, further afield, to the sea and small islands lying off Phuket’s east coast.
SkyZab Viewpoint Phuket is an original and trendy venue regarding its settings and, regarding food, it also decided to follow a culinary path slightly off the beaten tracks. Unusually for a rooftop venue, it specialises in Thai food, and more specifically in Isan food (from the northeastern province of Thailand). The venue invite its punters to a gastronomic journey through the multiple flavours that made Thai cuisine so popular.
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SkyZab Viewpoint has all the assets of a stunning rooftop restaurant, offering its guests a stylish yet cool place to enjoy a drink or cocktail with friends while visiting Phuket City. With wooden furnishing and flooring, aluminium railings, and white-painted ceiling and poles, the restaurant looks modern and rather simple. The star of the show is indeed the view, which takes all its magnificence in the late afternoon, when the sun is correctly positioned.
The atmosphere of the restaurant tends to be relaxed, cooled down by the gentle breeze coming from the sea. The only thing that would have made SkyZab Viewpoint even more attractive is a view to the west, which would have made it the prime sundowner spot in Phuket City.
Two experienced and award-winning (Iron Chef Thailand) chefs are in charge of the food at SkyZab Viewpoint: Chef Chanone Matapab and Chef Puwin Chunerisi. Their menu hosts a great choice of local specialities using the freshest products from the Andaman Sea, as well as delicious (and usually quite spicy) dishes from northeastern Thailand. It gives visitors a chance to discover the subtlety of Thai cuisine with fare such as barbecue prawn with herb salad, stir-fried lamb with hot curry, steamed seabass with lime or soya sauce, and more. Classic Thai dishes like tom yum seafood, fried rice with prawn, and crab meat in coconut curry, to name just a few, are also available.
Food and drink prices are reasonable. You can expect to pay about 1,000 baht for a two-course meal with drinks for two person. Summing up, SkyZab Viewpoint Phuket is a recommendable place if you come around Phuket City and want to enjoy a hearty Thai meal in an amazing venue perched well above the ground.
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SkyZab Viewpoint Phuket
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30 – 22:00
- Location: off the Bypass Road, in the northwestern part of Phuket City
- Tel: +66 (0)95 414 1161