The best restaurants in Kata Beach include a wide selection dining choices, featuring a few excellent top-of-the-range restaurants falling into the 'it doesn't matter because we are on holiday' kind of price bracket. The area has a lot of 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 and 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.
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...
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
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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 32/78 Moo 4, Kata
- Tel: +66 (0)7 660 8899
- Cuisine: Thai, International
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
- Cuisine: Italian
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...
Red Duck Restaurant Phuket is a cosy boutique restaurant on the outskirts of Kata. With around just eight inside tables, the air-conditioned restaurant offers an intimate experience for all diners, whether visiting with a significant other, family or friends. Reservations are strongly advised.
The western-style décor and furnishings lend a comfortable air of familiarity to Red Duck Restaurant, while the menu lets you tuck into the delicious tastes of typical Thai food. It is especially great for people with various dietary restrictions, who may be tired of being limited to a handful of dishes elsewhere. The chef is able to prepare vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free versions of classic Thai dishes. No MSG is added to meals and fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used in the kitchen; there are no frozen ingredients or ready meals. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 23:00
- Location: 88/3 Khoktanod Road, Kata
- Tel: +66 (0)84 850 2929
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/redduckrestaurant/
- Cuisine: Thai
Bella Vista Italian Restaurant in Phuket offers delicious cuisine, great views, and a tranquil ambience from its rocky perch overlooking Kata Beach. Situated within Phuket’s Villa Elisabeth Oceanfront Hotel, Bella Vista is run by a mixed Thai and Swiss management team. The large menu lists an assortment of Asian and European, with all meals prepared using fresh and high-quality organic ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can also pop in if you just want a light bite and a drink. Do note, however, that you will need to climb some steep steps to access the restaurant. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
- Address: 2/29 Patak Road, Kata Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)7 628 4086
- Cuisine: European, Thai
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...
Heaven Restaurant & Bar Phuket is a delightful bar and restaurant with views of the breathtaking Andaman Sea from the rooftop deck and main dining area.
The Heaven Restaurant & Bar Phuket allows you to enjoy a host of local seafood delicacies made in the traditional, local way at reasonable prices. Tuck into the extensive menu and delicious offerings while you stare out over the three bays of Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach - the perfect place to view the sunset in the distance on an evening in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 04:00
- Location: Near Karon Viewpoint, Kata
- Tel: +66 (0)93 140 0113
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/heavenonphuket