The Phuket dining scene is a colourful one and if you love food, you’ll certainly love this island. The variety of cuisine and dining experiences is one of the major attractions of the island. There are restaurants to suit every taste, serving a huge selection of western and Asian food. You can eat breakfast at your hotel, lunch at a local noodle stall, and have dinner with fine wines in a sophisticated air-conditioned restaurant.
While Thai food is world-renowned for its wonderful flavours and fresh ingredients, Phuket is especially famous for its seafood and, you don't have to empty your bank account to enjoy the most sumptuous of dishes. Check out these great restaurants around Phuket for an exciting culinary adventure.
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Mom Tri's Kitchen Royale at Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach offers a great location and setup, together with first-class food. It has terracotta floor tiling and offers breathtaking views out over Kata Noi and the Andaman Sea. Walk down into dining section where there are eclectic alcoves, antiques and beautiful artwork.
Popular picks from the menu include slow-cooked veal cheek in a red wine sauce with porcini mushrooms and roast vegetables in a heavy dish made lighter by the excellent French rosé. Villa Royale straddles the headland separating Kata Yai and Kata Noi beaches on Phuket's west coast. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6.30am to 11pm
- Location: Mom Tri's Villa Royale, 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 333 568
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...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6.30pm to 11pm
- Location: The Slate Resort, 116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 327 006
La Gritta is 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 features a superb contemporary design throughout its 2 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 2 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: Daily from 10am to midnight
- Location: Amari Phuket Resort, 2 Muen-Ngern Road, Kathu Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 340 112
Bampot Kitchen & Bar is a Modern European restaurant that takes inspiration from the culinary scene across Europe to create unique dishes. Using the finest local and imported ingredients, the menu presented here could grace any haute cuisine restaurant, but Bampot Kitchen & Bar does away with any stuffiness or pretence, choosing instead a casual, fun and friendly environment.
Found at the entrance to the Laguna resort area of Bangtao Beach, Bampot Kitchen is where you can go to for a culinary journey that covers from fruity aperitifs to sublime desserts. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 5pm to midnight (closed on Mondays)
- Location: 19/1 Moo 1, Lagoon Road, Thalang, Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)93 586 9828
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. DeDos is a gastronomic restaurant serving dishes blending French cooking techniques with Mediterranean and Asian – mostly Japanese and Thai – influences.
The dishes here are of extremely subtle tastes with flavours that explode in the mouth. In all, DeDos is the perfect place to sample fine dining ‘à la Française’ with an Asian twist. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30am to 10.30pm
- Location: Bandon-Cherngtalay Road, Thalang, Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 325 182
Acqua is a modern Italian restaurant that lies roughly a kilometre north of Patong on the Beach Road. With clean lines, futuristic design and great views out over the Andaman, Acqua is definitely one of the most aesthetically-pleasing restaurants in Phuket.
For starters, try their yellowfin tuna and swordfish carpaccio with Pantelleria capers, cherry tomatoes, dried musciame of tuna in lemon and mature extra-virgin olive oil. For mains, grilled tuna fillet on eggplants and zucchini, fresh cherry tomatoes, capers and oregano sauce is admirable. Most of the culinary brigade and service staff have previously worked together at a 5-star resort for years – expect to be handled with care. All comes at a price and Acqua is not for people who count the pennies. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 11pm
- Location: 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Beach, Patong, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- 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: Daily from 9am to 10.30pm
- Location: 96 Krabi Road, Talat Nuea, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 354 355
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.
Afresco 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 2 open-sided dining salas – each with a thatched roof. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30am to 11pm
- Location: 44/1 Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7 638 1212
Wok Pagoda Kitchen offers a tempting assortment of fusion dishes that you can enjoy along with sweeping views, all at reasonable prices. The restaurant also presents a great wine list. 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: Daily from 11am to 11pm
- Location: 32/78 Moo 4, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand
- 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.
People of all ages frequent Joe’s but it does have a markedly youthful feel to it. It's a great feeling to be sitting on the deck, sipping on a martini, watching the fabulous sunset. Part bar, part restaurant, by mid-evening the restaurant vibe is dominant but then the cool sounds and relaxed yet chic bar vibe takes over. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from midday to 11pm
- Location: 223/3 Phrabarami Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)63 078 5887
La Gaetana enjoys a formidable reputation in Phuket as a small, family-run Italian restaurant with an eye for details. Cheerfully classic; the main dining area of this 80-year-old building sports a red floor, dark wooden ceiling and bright mustard walls with nuances of lime green. There's an antique cupboard to store wine glasses in next to a clever bar and tasteful trinkets and oddities abound.
The secret to dining here is to take your time and let the dishes complement and fill out the evening. This is fine Italian dining and is not to be rushed. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from midday to 2pm and from 6pm and 10pm. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 10pm (closed on Wednesdays)
- Location: 352 Phuket Rd, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 250 523
Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed at the northern part of Patong Bay features arty design and is set in a 2-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. Its atmosphere is in line with its astonishing décor: at the same time classy yet laid-back, stylish yet relaxed.
On most nights, a DJ standing in a booth set near the entrance distils in-vogue soft beats which enliven the place in a very fashionable way, adding to the ambiance. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 11pm
- Location: 314 Phrabaramee Road, Kalim Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)95 721 9563
Suay is among the list of quality places to eat in downtown Phuket. 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. Portions are relatively small at Suay and sharing dishes, Thai-style is the logical way to go about dining here as dishes are extremely reasonably priced and certainly won’t break the bank.
Diners will inevitably ask themselves whether this is fusion food or not, but it really doesn’t matter what category Suay’s fare is – except to say that it is classically based yet modern in its execution. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 11pm
- Location: 50/2 Takuapa Rd, Talat Nuea, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 888 6990
Kata Rocks Clubhouse is located within a short walk of both Kata Noi and Kata Yai beaches. The restaurant is perched on a craggy headland, providing sweeping views of the ocean. They serve Mediterranean fare and Thai favourites with Spanish twists. In the kitchen, the Spanish chef serves a sophisticated menu of world delicacies. Several cuts of Australian steak are available from the grill. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm
- Location: 186/22, Kok Tanode Road, Kata Beach, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7 637 0777
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.
The food (expect large portions and far more than you can handle) is served Thai style, meaning that everyone at the table shares and this enhances the fun factor here. But come past 9pm the fun factor goes through the roof as a camper than camp cabaret kicks in, the mood escalates, shirts are thrown off and absolute party mayhem ensues. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Saturday from 6.30pm until late (closed on Sundays)
- Location: 26 Takuapa Rd, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7 621 7903
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: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: 48/1 Dibuk Rd, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 218 155
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. They also provide excellent service to each and every guest.
The kitchen 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: Monday–Saturday from 11am to 10.30pm (closed on Sundays)
- Location: 250 1 Patak Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- 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 restaurant delivers the goods in style: classy decor, refined ambience, delicious cuisine and impeccable service.
Basically, Sam’s is divided into an open-air dining area and a rather more intimate lounge, separated by a glass-walled wine cellar. Overall, Sam’s seats 50 diners, so it never becomes frenetic. Besides, the constant and agreeable piped-in music helps keep things calm.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm to 11pm
- Location: 52 Thawewong Rd, Pa Tong, Amphoe Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 370 200
Siam Supper Club is a well-known place to socialize, network and, of course, to enjoy some first-class food in Cherngtalay. 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: Daily from 6pm to 1am
- Location: 36-40 Lagoon Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7 627 0936