Our Phuket Top 20 Restaurants page took us a while to create. After long discussions, during which the Phuket.com Magazine team considered and weighed up each restaurant’s cuisine, setting, service, location, atmosphere and décor, we finally came up with a definitive list.
We have also tried to reflect Phuket’s cosmopolitan nature by representing a wide range of cuisine from various countries – so here they are: Phuket’s Top Twenty Restaurants. Bon appétit!
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Black Ginger Phuket is part of the wider The Slate Resort and is set on an island in the middle of a lagoon. Access to this restaurant is by boat only and will take you across the flame-lit waters to the main venue, where you can enjoy modern twists on traditional Thai dishes. When it comes to Thai plates, you can order specialities such as Somtam (green papaya salad), the spicy Tom Yum seafood soup, or southern-style Yellow Fish Curry. One unique point about this restaurant is that they also serve traditional Thai delicacies not often found in fine dining establishments, such as cha-plu leaves in batter with chilli sauce, as well as crab and pork spring rolls which you roll yourself right at the table. Read More...
- Address: The Slate Resort, Nai Yang beach
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 7006
Mom Tri's Kitchen Royale at Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach balances the three factors perfectly and invites the diner to simply appreciate and enjoy some fabulous cuisine in a divine setting. Villa Royale straddles the headland separating Kata Yai and Kata Noi beaches on Phuket's west coast. Kata is some eight kilometres south of Patong. Drive to the south of the resort town and follow the road over the hill to Kata Noi. Villa Royale on the right and has ample parking space in its beautiful gardens. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 7:00 – 23:00
- Address: 12 Kata Noi Road, Phuket 83100
- Tel: +66 (0)76 333 568
La Gritta is without doubt one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket. Located in the compound of Amari Phuket at the southern end of Patong Bay, this fine-dining venue – as well as the whole resort - went through a complete refurbishment in 2013 before reopening in 2014. The new La Gritta Italian Restaurant features a superb contemporary design throughout its two distinct areas respectively named: La Gritta, the restaurant itself which includes both indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining areas; and La Gritta Terrace – a cosy, modern lounge partially open-air on the second floor. The two areas have stunning views over Patong Bay and offer a unique place for a gourmet dinner under the stars, only ‘perturbed’ by the relaxing sound of the waves licking the shore and the cool sea breeze refreshing the atmosphere and offering the ultimate tropical dinner. Read More...
- Opening Hours: From 10:00 – midnight
- Location: in Amari Phuket Resort at the southern end of Patong Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)76 292 697
DeDos Restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences in Phuket. This rather small venue is located on Tinlay Place near the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort Complex in Bangtao. Run by Pablo Blattman, a Swiss-Bolivian Chef who studied cuisine at the prestigious Paul Bocuse Institute near Lyon in the southeastern part of France, DeDos is a gastronomic restaurant serving dishes blending French cooking techniques with Mediterranean and Asian – mostly Japanese and Thai – influences. Pablo’s passion for cooking and blending flavors produces dishes of extremely subtle tastes with flavours that explode in the mouth, leaving his restaurant guests ecstatic. In Phuket, Pablo Blattman is a master in the art of cooking but, at the same time, is friendly and humble. DeDos is the perfect place to sample fine dining ‘à la Française’ with an Asian twist. Read More...
- Opening Hours: From 18:00-23:00 - Closed on Mondays
- Tel: +66 (0)76 325 182
Acqua is a modern Italian restaurant that is the labour of love of Sardinian-born chef, Alessandro Frau. With clean lines, a futuristic design and great views out over the Andaman, Acqua is definitely a leading contender for one of the most aesthetically-pleasing restaurants in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
- Address: 322/5 Prabaramee Road Kalim Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)76 618 127
Blue Elephant, an established restaurant brand, has branches all over the world in 12 different countries. The group specialises in Royal Thai cuisine – a rich and exotic combination of flavours once uniquely created for the Royal Palace that has recently grown popular because of the global spread of Thai cooking. The Phuket branch is based in a splendid, old Chinese-colonial style mansion set in sprawling grounds near the heart of the old quarter of Phuket Town. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Open daily 11:30 – 14:30 and 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: 96 Krabi Road, Phuket Town
- Tel: +66 (0)76 354 355 - +66 (0)76 354 357
Kan Eang@Pier is a long-established restaurant specialising in seafood and local delicacies. Located on the shore of Chalong Bay, right next to the jetty, it features both indoor and outdoor dining areas and offers great views of the marina. 'Kan eang' roughly translates as 'easy going' and it's true that, for a large restaurant dealing with so many people on a daily basis, the atmosphere at Kan Eang still stays somewhat laid back and relaxed. Al fresco diners can enjoy the sea breeze and unbeatable view while sitting under huge 'hoo gwang' and tamarind trees which, to the owners' credit, have been untouched since time immemorial. For indoors dining there are three tastefully decorated air-conditioned salas as well as two open-sided dining salas – each with a thatched roof. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 23:00
- Location: Right at the Chalong Pier
- Tel: +66 (0)76 381 212
Wok Pagoda Kitchen offers a tempting assortment of fusion dishes along with sweeping views, a great wine list, and reasonable prices. The sister establishment of Mom Tri’s Kitchen, the globally renowned chef works his culinary magic with fresh ingredients to create the perfect blend between traditional Thai fare and Western favourites, with added twists from other parts of Asia. Dishes are shared between groups in a traditional Thai style of dining, so there’s no need to worry about having food envy when you see someone else’s meal! Wok Pagoda Kitchen is around 10 minutes from Kata Noi Beach. Call the restaurant in advance though and you can arrange a free transfer from the Kata / Karon area. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00 daily
- Address: 32/78 M.4, T.Chalong Muang, Phuket
- Tel: +66 (0)76 608 899
Joe’s Downstairs is one of Phuket’s most prominent restaurants. Enjoying a stunning location on the granite cape that separates Patong from Kalim beach, it overlooks the Andaman Sea and offers a splendid sundowner spot, perfect for sipping a skilfully mixed cocktail in good company. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 23:00
- Address: 223/3 Prabaramee Road, Patong
- Tel: +66 (0)7 634 4254
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/joesdownstairs
- Cuisine: International
Osha Phuket combines the beautiful classical setting of Old Town with the exciting contemporary Thai cuisine which Osha is known for from the brand’s Bangkok restaurant. Possibly the most photogenic, Instagram-worthy meal on the island, it is also extremely flavourful and innovative, taking classic Thai dishes and giving them a modern twist. Set in The Memory at On-On Hotel – famous for its appearance in the 2000 movie The Beach, as well as for its delightful Sino-Portuguese design – it has an elegant apothecary-like look. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
- Address: The Memory at On-On Hotel, 23 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town
- Tel: +66 (0)7 663 4420
La Gaetana enjoys a formidable reputation in Phuket as a small, family-run Italian restaurant with an eye for details. Giovanni Ferrara ('Gianni') and his Thai wife Chonchita are the hospitable owners of La Gaetana and excel in making diners feel comfortable and ensuring that a gourmet meal is enjoyed here. Read More...
- Opening Hours: for lunch Monday, Tuesday and Friday - 12:00 – 14:00, 18:00 – 22:00. Closed Wednesday.
- Address: 352 Phuket Road. Phuket Town
- Tel: +66 (0)76 250 523 - Mobile: +66 (0)81 397 1227
Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed is the new project of Chef Daniel Isberg at the northern part of Patong Bay. Home Kitchen’s arty design comes from the sparkling creative brain of another talented Phuket character – Australian industrial artist John Underwood – who is famous for recycling and transforming old stuff into splendid pieces of art. Set in a two-storey building with the second floor shaped as an upside-down boat’s hull opened to the sea, the venue is highly original and fashionable; a perfect place for a stylish sundowner before a fine dinner prepared by internationally recognized head chef. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00 - late (kitchen opens 18:00 - 23:00)
- Location: Kalim Beach, opposite the street food court
- Tel: +66 (0)93 764 6753
Raya Restaurant is simply the Thai restaurant in Phuket Town. Set in a renovated Sino-Thai mansion originally built at the beginning of the 20th century, this venue literally takes its patrons back to the past, and serves them such a delicious genuine local cuisine that movie stars, prime ministers, and royalty frequent this establishment while they are in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- Location: 48 New Dibuk Road, Phuket Old Town
- Tel: +66 (0)7 621 8155, +66(0)7 623 2236
- Cuisine: Thai
Joining the list of quality places to eat downtown Phuket is Suay, a simple, yet effective setup showcasing the talents of German-trained Tammasak Chootong. Suay (meaning ‘beautiful’ in Thai) keeps things uncomplicated and cheap but that doesn’t mean it’s not without a lot of allure and appeal; Chef Tammasak enjoys delivering top-class food at reasonable prices so it’s not surprising that the place does well with an approach like that. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 till 24:00
- Address: 50/2 Takuapa Road
- Tel: +66 (0)87 888 6990
Ka Jok See is one of the most successful restaurants on the island. Without any advertising at all, the restaurant has been featured in countless top magazines and newspapers around the globe such as UK Glamour, Conde Nast Traveler and the New York Times. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 18:30 – late
- Location: 26 Takua Pa Road, Phuket Town (off Rassada Road, past Michael’s bar)
- Tel: +66 (0)7 621 7903
- Cuisine: Thai
Dining at Royale Nam Tok 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 cuisine here is predominantly Hi-So French with tinges of Asian fusion. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18.30 - late
- Location: Soi Nam Tok (take the well-signed road towards the Kathu Waterfall)
- Tel: +66 (0)87 263 7327
- Cuisine: French
Breeze Restaurant is a scenic spot. Located at Cape Yamu, on the east coast of Phuket, this stylish open-sided venue is caressed by light winds and straddles a beachside incline with views out over Cape Yamu and distant Phuket Town. Directly to the east lies Koh Yao Yai, Koh Maphrao, Koh Rang Yai and Koh Rang Noi. Breeze offers modern and inventive cuisine, featuring only the freshest possible ingredients and a menu that changes every few days in accordance with available local quality produce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Every Day from 12:00 - 22:00 Except Sunday - 12:00 - 16:00 for our Long Lazy Sunday brunch, by reservation only.
- Address: Cape Yamu, 228 Moo 7, Paklok, Thalang.
- Tel: +66 (0)81 271 2320
EAT Bar and Grill Phuket is a great option for enjoying some Western-style grill dining. You’ll find a varied menu of meaty favourites, an expansive selection of drinks, and reasonable prices. There’s also excellent service to each and every guest. The Swedish chef combines high-quality imported cuts with fresh local ingredients, putting as much effort into the presentation as the taste. The professional team members are well versed about the various imported meats, and are able to provide quality recommendations. You’ll find EAT Bar and Grill on Thanon Patak, just a short walk from Karon Beach. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 - late, closed on Sundays
- Address: 250 1, Thanon Patak, Karon
- Tel: +66 (0)85 292 5652
Sam’s is one of the most reliable restaurants for those looking for unpretentious yet quality dining in Patong. Located in Patong’s Holiday Inn, this opulent restaurant delivers the goods in style: classy decor, refined ambience, delicious cuisine and impeccable service, you can't go wrong at Sam's Steak & Grill. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00, last orders 22:30
- Location: at Holiday Inn Phuket
- Tel: +66 (0)7 634 0608
Siam Supper Club is a well-known place to socialize, network and, of course, to enjoy some first-class food. Located in Tinlay Place at the entrance of Laguna Phuket Complex, this restaurant is ranked highly among the most recommended venues for fine dining in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00
- Location: Tinlay Place, at the entrance of Laguna Phuket in Cherng Talay, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 627 0936