10 Best Restaurants in Patong Beach

Great Places to Eat in Patong Beach

Patong Beach, the most popular resort town in Phuket, hosts an outstanding choice of dining options. From Thai to Italian to French to Arabian to German to Indian to vegetarian, this cosmopolitan town has venues able to satisfy the choosiest of customers. As in all renowned tourism destinations it can be noted that, by Thai standards, prices can be pretty high.

Our Top 10 Patong Restaurants list features specifically our recommendations of the best places to dine in the city - the places that we choose ourselves or suggest to our friends and family. Being such a popular holiday destination, there are plenty of very high-quality eateries hosted by award-winning chefs and it would be quite easy for us to fill this list with only these such places, but we have instead opted to provide a wider range of recommendations, including everything from little-known budget Thai restaurants to top-ranked haute cuisine, meaning there is something here for most tastes and budgets.

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    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 refurbishing in 2013 before to reopen 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 modern cosy lounge partially open-air at 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...

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    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...

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    Joe's Downstairs

    Joe’s Downstairs may have a humble-sounding name, but in point of fact it is one of Phuket’s most prominent restaurants. It serves modern contemporary international cuisine and dishes are all pièces de résistance with the emphasis on great quality and taste matching an outstanding dining location. The restaurant’s (‘down’) staircase lead to a perfectly located all-white restaurant settled on granite boulders overlooking the Patong Bay. It is an outstanding sundowner spot for cocktails, as well as a regular seaside watering hole for the young and affluent Phuket set. American-born Chef Aaron Hooper makes the art of good food seem effortless. Read More...

    • Location: In Kalim, just north of Patong, Joe’s is just a few minute’s drive from the centre of town.
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 4254
    • Website: https://www.facebook.com/joesdownstairs
    • Cuisine: contemporary international
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    Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed is the project of the multi-talented and hyper-creative Chef Daniel Isberg, who opened this new restaurant, lounge bar and boutique hotel in the former Brush Restaurant at Kalim Beach, at the northern part of Patong Bay in August 2014.

    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 recognised head chef. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
    • Location: At Kalim Beach, opposite the street food court
    • Tel: +66 (0)93 764 6753
    • Cuisine: contemporary international
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    Royale Nam Tok

    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
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    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
    • Cuisine: International
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    Pan Yaah in Kalim has one of the best restaurant views of Patong Bay and serves up great Thai seafood and traditional dishes. Located in Kalim about one kilometre north of Patong along the scenic beach road heading up to Kamala Beach, it has been established for many years and has recently upped its act in terms of service, cuisine and décor to the point that it’s a great little place for romantic and intimate sunset and evening dining. The restaurant is set above large granite rocks and diners can hear the surf breaking below – very impressive. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
    • Location: On the beach road between Kalim and Kamala
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 629 0450
    • Cuisine: Thai, seafood
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    Kaab Gluay is a long-established restaurant located on Phrabarami Road in the northern part of Patong Beach. Entirely renovated at the end of 2013, this casual venue is famous for the quality of its food – it serves exclusively authentic Thai cuisine – for its down to earth atmosphere, and for its affordable prices. Kaab Gluay means ‘banana trunk’ in Thai, but Kaab Gluay is a restaurant that has more to do with seafood than bananas.

    Kaab Gluay is very much a Thai culinary experience and should be appreciated as such with multiple and shared orders. Each dish is as fresh as can be and is served in generous portions. Prices are reasonable which means you can splurge a little. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 02:00
    • Location: 58/3 Phrabaramee Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 6832
    • Cuisine: Thai
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    Sea Hag Restaurant

    A legend in its own lifetime already, Sea Hag is not only the flagship gay restaurant in Patong, but it stands on its own as a culinary landmark after countless years on the scene. Owner Khun Kenya, has shown impeccable taste in décor and atmosphere and with this combination of good food and discernment it’s hard to find a better intimate dining location in his part of Patong – albeit gay or straight.

    The restaurant’s canny cuisine, rather than the tasteful atmosphere and décor, the gay vibe and the enthusiasm of its owner, is why people come to Sea Hag. The usual suspect dishes are here – steamed lemon fish with rice – an army of seafood recipes, fantastically huge tiger prawns with different dipping sauces and chicken, beef and pork sate starters and they are all done with panache and commitment. It cannot be stated too often that Sea Hag is effortlessly above its immediate competition and that there is true value for money in eating out here. Read More...

    • Address: 78/5 Permpong Soi III (Soi Wattana Clinic), Thaweewong Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 1111
    • Cuisine: Thai
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    Sizzle Restaurant

    Sizzle, at Avista Hideaway, MGallery by Sofitel in the hills above southern Patong, is in one of the loveliest locations possible, enjoying lofty views over two gorgeous beaches and a sunset vista at certain times of year that is almost instantly addictive. This rooftop steakhouse seats just 32 and as a result it enjoys an intimate atmosphere with staff members providing optimum personal service.

    Helmed by US-born Executive Chef Timothy C. Westaway, his many years of culinary experiences around the globe are showcased in Cajun and Hawaiian influences to an extraordinary degree, making Sizzle one of the most eclectic yet well-defined five-star restaurant experiences in Phuket. Read More...

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