Kata Beach has a fair amount of good dining choices as well as a few excellent top-of-the-range restaurants falling into the 'it doesn't matter because we are on holiday' kind of price bracket. Divided into south and north Kata, both areas have restaurants serving international and local cuisine, typically at tourist prices.
Generally speaking, the top-class choices are located in southern Kata, with the mid-range family restaurants in northern Kata with the area in between devoted to large, open-sided family orientated establishments that cater to visitors rather than locals. Have a look at our pick of the bunch – Kata’s Top 10 restaurants and decide for yourself where you’re going for a treat tonight.
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Boathouse in south Kata is a tastefully appointed beachside boutique hotel with one of the most celebrated restaurants and wine cellars in Thailand. Located at Kata Beach, its five-star restaurant serves gourmet French and Asian cuisine in sumptuous settings with top-of-the-range service. Lately, Boathouse has been renovated and given a completely new look.
Still retaining its nautical theme, the colour scheme of its award-winning restaurant is now predominantly white. Expect French classics here complemented by excellent wines and cocktails, not to mention the outstanding sea views. Read More...
This is one of Phuket’s culinary gems. Set on an eye-catching rocky headland that divides Kata Yai and Kata Noi beaches, Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale offers fine dining in an exotic setting.
Whether eating at midday above the white-flecked turquoise waves breaking on the granite boulders below, or at nighttime on the lower deck of the restaurant almost within reach of the surf, Mom Tri’s mix of Thai fusion dishes and royal Thai cuisine coupled with an extensive wine cellar makes for an unforgettable experience. Read More...
RE KÁ TA is a trendy beach-club-cum-restaurant on Kata Beach with an emphasis on healthy living. As the base for the annual King’s Cup Regatta, it’s easy to see how the place got its clever name. Fresh, preservative-free products are the order of the day at RE KÁ TA and it prides itself on sourcing only the best ingredients.
With a modern look and a definite ambition to keep up with the latest trends, RE KÁ TA proves popular with visitors who want to spend time on the beach but who appreciate top-range amenities, bold décor and great food from 09:00 to 24:00, seven days a week. Read More...
Kata Rocks Restaurant is a chic place to dine, overlooking the sparkling Andaman coast. It is connected to one of Phuket’s premier resorts, the eponymous Kata Rocks, and everything about this property is modern and chic. With a white on white, minimalist design scheme, there are few cooler locations on Phuket than this. 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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 24 hours, daily
- Location: 186/22 Kok Tanod Road, Kata Beach, 83100 Ban Kata
- Tel: +66 (0)76 370 777
This restaurant is perched on the end of a rocky jutland in the grounds of the incredibly verdant Marina Phuket Resort right by the sea. Sounds romantic? It is. With good service and a predominantly seafood menu, as well as a broad wine list, On the Rock is an attractive alternative to, well just about anywhere in Kata or Karon.
Some dishes, such as the clay pots with seafood in them, are well worth trying out. It is advisable to reserve a table beforehand and if possible to get there for sunset - the colours must be seen to be believed. Read More...
Leonardo Da Vinci Restaurant is a chic and elegant place to enjoy exceptional high-quality Italian cuisine. Having undergone a recent renovation, the menu now has a heavy focus on fresh seafood, skilfully prepared by experienced Chef Enzo, from the Italian coastal city of Rimini.
The restaurant has a contemporary look, with both indoor and outdoor dining spaces using warm colours and stylish design to recreate the sophistication of Italy near to Kata Noi Beach. The service staff are also diligent and friendly and are as knowledgeable and passionate about the food as the chef, creating an in-depth dining experience. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:30 – 23:30
- Location: Kata Gardens, 1/34 Kata Noi Road, Kata
- Tel: +66 (0)7 660 4296
This dependable steakhouse is fairly busy and is a good people-watching spot. Unusual dishes such as swordfish and Cajun chicken are on the menu but it's mostly for the big, fat juicy steaks and varied sauce list that people come. Horn Grill has a good wine list and a rear garden area where a jazz band blows most nights. All in all, Horn Grill Steakhouse is a cut above the rest with quality riding high on the restaurant’s list of requirements. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: At the southern end of Kata Road, not far from Kata Beach Resort
- Tel: 076 285 173
Part museum, part gallery, part restaurant, visiting Kampong is certainly an unforgettable experience. If you feel like dining on Thai food in a distinctly authentic Siamese and Southeast Asian atmosphere then look no further than this impressively set up restaurant. Many a restaurant invests too much of its budget into its décor and forgets about the quality of the food, but at Kampong Kata Hill there's no such problem. The dishes served here are traditional Thai and no expenses are spared on the flavour. Read More...
Two Chefs is a well-known brand name restaurant in Phuket. With two branches in Kata, an outlet in Karon and a recently opened bistro in Kamala this restaurant group strikes a popular chord with visitors looking for quality food, good service, and fast delivery. It’s unlikely that you’ll see any Two Chefs branch quiet past 19:00 as its popularity and reputation have gone way before it. Serving international dishes from its huge menu, Two Chefs is known for its speedy delivery and tasty, filling dishes. Read More...
This open-sided Italian restaurant is a big hit with people working in the catering industry as well as visitors to the island, simply because its food is so very genuinely Italian and its portions extremely generous. Order the largest pizza here and it'll feed the whole family. Cappanina is quiet at lunch and packed every night so either try to arrive early or make a reservation. Also with a decent wine list, Cappanina is not an intimate dining location and is more for the family. Read More...