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  • Top 10 Restaurants in Kamala Beach

    Best Places to Eat in Kamala Beach

    Kamala Beach’s dining scene is as rich and diverse as the most famous resort towns (Patong, Kata, Karon and Bangtao) along Phuket Island’s West coast, even though this seafront village is somehow perceived differently and far less buzzing than its famous neighbours. Village is the word that defines the best Kamala as despite its development to become a popular holiday destination, Kamala could retain a great part of its original local touch.

    Our list of Top 10 Restaurants in Kamala is as eclectic as it could be: from high-end sophisticated restaurants such as Silk, Diavolo and Plum, to popular chain-restaurants like Grill Bill and Two Chefs to family friendly reasonably priced local affairs like Kokosnuss Kamala or Charoen Seafood, there is something for everyone to dine at Kamala Beach Phuket.

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    Silk Restaurant is a class-act set in the lavish grounds of Andara Resort & Villas, a five-star property overlooking Kamala Bay from Phuket’s Millionaire’s Mile (the road longing the coast in the Southern area of Kamala). In a sumptuous décor featuring natural materials – teak wood flooring, rattan armchairs – dim lighting and the choice between air-conditioned room and al fresco dining on the terrace, Silk revives an aristocratic atmosphere in a contemporary setting.

    Silk Restaurant is specialised in Thai haute cuisine and delivers the goods in style; the attention to details is outstanding, from the dishes’ presentation and flavour to the discreet yet vigilant service, Silk is indeed the perfect place for a special occasion or a romantic dinner. Read More...

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    Diavolo is the Italian restaurant of Paresa Resort Phuket, a five-star hotel perched on a seaside cliff located near the Southern end of Phuket’s Millionaire’s Mile, the famous Nakalay Road that hosts luxury villas and opulent hotels between Kamala and Kalim beaches. Diavolo’s dining room and pretty large terrace offer a 270-degree view over the Andaman Sea, making this restaurant the ultimate sundowner spot. Designed in a contemporary style around a red-and-gold colour theme, Diavolo is stylish yet unpretentious.

    Italian fine-dining is at the menu of Diavolo Restaurant, the Italian Chef - Luca Mancini – is a talented man with a long experience in genuine Italian cuisine to which he adds his personal touch. Thai cuisine is also available as Diavolo shares the kitchen with Talung Thai, the resort’s signature restaurant. Read More...

    • Location: In Paresa Resort, Nakalay Road (Millionaires’ Mile)
    • Tel: 076-302000
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    Manubai Restaurant Lounge-Bar
    Manubai Restaurant Lounge-Bar

    Manubai Restaurant Lounge-Bar is amongst the favourite dining venues in Kamala Beach. Located on Soi Rim Hat, Manubai is a stylish restaurant set in a two-storey terracotta brick building. At the first floor, the dining room is decorated in a classy colonial style, and the second floor hosts a more contemporary styled cosy lounge.

    The quality of the Thai and French cuisines served at Manubai Restaurant is second to none, and the size of the portions can be quoted as generous; all of this with excellent and prompt service, and at reasonable rates; no wonder why Manubai Restaurant Lounge-Bar is so looked-after on Kamala dining scene.

    • Opening Hours: from 17:00-23:00 closed on Sundays
    • Location: on Soi Rim Hat, 100m from the beach front in Kamala village
    • Tel: 086-2738902 or 076-279619
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    Grill Bill Restaurant & Lounge
    Grill Bill Restaurant & Lounge

    Grill Bill Restaurant & Lounge is a small venue by the size – it has only 36 seats – but large by the quality of its food and atmosphere. Grill Bill is part of a chain featuring outlets all around Asia; the Kamala branch opened in 2013 and is already very popular. Located on Soi Rim Hat in the village of Kamala, the restaurant is mostly open-air and designed in a modern style with a yellow-and-grey theme, buffed-concrete walls, and wooden furnishing.

    Grill Bill is specialised in American (barbecued meat and fish) and Italian (wood fired pizza) favourites; serving only imported beef from Australia grilled on charcoal barbecue, Grill Bill is a haven for meat-lovers. Besides its BBQ food and pizzas, the restaurant also has a good choice of international dishes – pasta, salad, chili con carne, schnitzel, burgers and more. Prices are rather fair; for instance spaghetti carbonara with one glass of red house-wine cost 430 baht, and a grilled striploin steak (250gr) with pepper sauce costs 610 baht (prices of June 2014). As mentioned on Grill Bill’s menu: there’s no Thai food available here.

    • Opening Hours: in low season from 16:30 – midnight; in high season from 10:00 – midnight
    • Location: on Soi Rim Hat, 50m from the main road going through Kamala
    • Tel: 081-0890543
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    Basilico Italian Hotel & Restaurant
    Basilico Italian Hotel & Restaurant

    Basilico is an Italian hotel and restaurant located opposite Kamala school, 40m from the beachfront in the Southern part of Kamala village. Unpretentious and friendly, Basilico is a spotless modern restaurant featuring a red themed dining room, and a green themed covered terrace on the front side.

    The menu is international with a good selection of Thai, French and above all Italian specialities: with delicious antipasto, pizzas (the pizza basilico topped with buffalo mozzarella is a must-sample dish), and homemade pasta, Italian cuisine is the real McCoy at Basilico. Prices are a bit steep for Thai standards but quality (and genuine imported ingredients) comes at a certain price.

    • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:30
    • Location: on Soi Rim Hat, 40m from the beach front in Kamala village
    • Tel: 076-385856
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    Chez Ratatouille
    Chez Ratatouille

    Chez Ratatouille is a small Thai restaurant run by a friendly French-Thai couple located on the main road going through Kamala (opposite Tesco Lotus Express). The restaurant owes its name to the fact that Khun Aow (the chef) was the only Thai person able to pronounce ‘Ratatouille’ properly in the restaurant she was working before. Featuring a neat and clean simple décor, Chez Ratatouille is a tidy venue mostly famous for the quality of its authentic Thai food.

    You’ll find here all the favourite classics in Thai cuisine from tom ka kai (chicken in coconut milk) to dim sum (Cantonese steamed buns) to fresh spring rolls to som tam koong (spicy shrimp soup, the Southern Thailand’s signature dish) and even a few western (mostly French) dishes. Rates are very reasonable and the ambience is rather relaxed and modest.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 07:30 – 23:00
    • Location: On the Kamala main Road, next to a pharmacy opposite Tesco Lotus Express.
    • Tel: 076-385190
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    Plum Restaurant
    Plum Restaurant

    Plum is one of the four restaurants of Cape Sienna Phuket, a five-star resort located towards the entrance of Nakalay Road (Phuket’s Millionaire’s Mile) in the Southern part of Kamala. Stylish and luxurious, Plum features a modern décor and outstanding views over Kamala Bay and the Andaman Sea whether from its glass-paneled dining room as from its large decking.

    Plum Restaurant is a fine-dining venue serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine; dishes such as tropical mango salad with shrimps (390 baht), Tuscanian style spelt soup with Colonnata's lard (490 baht), risotto alla pescatora (original fisherman's risotto – 450 baht) or poached snow fish in lobster juice (890 baht), to name just a few, are a great taste buds’ pleasure.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 18:00 – 23:30
    • Location: On ground
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    Two Chefs Bar & Grill
    Two Chefs Bar & Grill

    Two Chefs Bar & Grill - Kamala is the fourth outlet opened by this successful brand established in Phuket since 2000. Located in the compounds of Icon Park Condominium (at the foot of the mountain when coming from Patong Beach), Two Chefs has both air-conditioned indoor and fan-cooled outdoor areas featuring modern furnishing and décor emphasized by advanced lighting.

    Two Chefs Bar & Grill menu is international; you will find here Italian (fresh tagliolini with prawns – 395 baht), Mexican (chicken fajitas – 395 baht), Greek (pork fillet à la Tzatziki – 425 baht), French (pork fillet à la Béarnaise – 445 baht), English (fish & chips – 395 baht), Thai (chicken Massaman – 265 baht), Swedish (meatballs with mashed potatoes – 395 baht), German (cordon bleu schnitzel – 445 baht), and much much more (all prices mentioned are of June 2014); it is not fine-dining but if you are looking for a hearty meal at affordable price, Two Chefs is the place to go.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 08:00 – 22:00
    • Location: in the compounds of Icon Park Condominium which also hosts Kamala Resort & Spa
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    Kokosnuss Kamala
    Kokosnuss Kamala

    Kokosnuss means coconuts in German, and this recently opened restaurant and bakery (2013) became one of the favourite dining venue in Kamala due to the quality of its food and bread and most of all for its casual and relaxed atmosphere. This family-friendly open-sided venue is the right choice for a Pantagruelic dinner: their daily ‘all-you-can-eat buffet’ is already famous; from Monday to Sunday a special dish is highlighted – Schnitzel, beef roulade, pork roast, pizza & pasta, Bavarian bread/ham& cheese, cordon bleu, and more.

    If buffet-dining is not your thing, the regular menu features a great choice of Thai, German and international favourites at very reasonable prices. Kokosnuss Kamala is indeed a good value for money restaurant.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 08:00 – 23:00
    • Location: in the centre of Kamala Village
    • Tel: 081-5385285
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    Charoen Seafood is a family-run restaurant part of Kamala Dreams Boutique Hotel located 50m from the beach on Rim Hat Road in Kamala village. This long-established restaurant (opened for over 20 years) is the right place to feast on freshly caught seafood prepared Thai-style by an experienced team. Featuring a spotless open-sided dining room decorated with wooden frescoes and tropical plants, the venue is charming and has a strong exotic touch.

    Charoen Seafood obviously aims at sea products lovers but its menu also features a good choice of Thai and western dishes able to satisfy mostly anyone. Service is impeccable, atmosphere is casual, food is delicious, there’s no wonder why this restaurant has been successful through the years on Kamala’s dining scene. Read More...

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