Restaurants & Coffee Shops in Phuket
Phuket is a foodies’ paradise and was recognized in December 2015 as a City of Gastronomy by the UNESCO, one of the 26 cities dubbed so around the world. With a strong influence from China, mainland Thailand and the southern Muslim flavors, the food you will find in Phuket is considered diverse and a perfect balance of sweetness, sourness and the well-known Thai spiciness.
Below is a list of restaurants we strongly suggest you visit during your stay in Phuket. You can also search them by locations by using the menu at the top of this page.
Chalong Bay Distillery & Bar Set among a whimsical rustic garden, tucked away from the busy tourist attractions of southern Phuket in Chalong, Chalong Bay Distillery & Bar is serving up unique, creative dishes and pairing them with inventive cocktails using their internationally acclaimed and award-winning rum, distilled and bottled on site. Guests can relax in the open-air, thatched roofed restaurant while sitting amongst the sugarcane stalks and taking in the view of the copper still imported from France. Evening is a particularly magical time to enjoy a meal under the stars with dim, playful lighting illuminating the garden. The menu, consisting of a variation between Mediterranean and Asian starters, salads [...]
Colombo Bar & Restaurant Colombo Bar & Restaurant is located on Wiset Road, the main street that goes through Rawai toward the pier, approximately 100 meters before the Siam Commercial Bank and the Laguna Nightclub. It has opened its doors in October 2013 after converting a local massage shop to the restaurant it is today, focusing on easy-to-eat Thai and Western dishes with a great taste and easy to share with a group of friends. With the whole menu prepared with care by K. Nit, the owner of the venue, the modest restaurant serves tasty food at a very reasonable price, the cheapest item on the Thai menu costing a mere THB 60.- [...]
Crust Restaurant If you are looking for traditional Italian cuisine and delicious pizzas in the area of Phuket Hospital, then look no further and head down to Crust! The venue has been providing fantastic lunches and dinners to hungry Phuketians for over five years now and has an excellent reputation. You can easily spot the restaurant if you look for a series of building with Sino-Portuguese architecture, on the left-hand side right after passing in front of Index Living Mall in Phuket Town. There is a few parking spots available right in front of the venue, and some more located within Soi Bangyai, which connects with the back of Phuket Hospital building. The [...]
Da Puccio Restaurant is a traditional Italian restaurant located in Soi Khokmakham, in Rawai, right at the entrance of the temple's gate. It has been operating for several years now and has become a favorite of all the locals and expatriates living in the area, to the point where it became the number one pizzeria in Phuket on TripAdvisor. The restaurant welcomes guests for lunch and dinner on its large terrace, which can easily accommodate 30+ people, and also have an inside area with air-conditioning should the weather be too hot. The atmosphere is rather neutral but clean, and clearly the focus here is on the food, not the paintings, which is fine because the [...]
Da Sandro Restaurant This traditional Italian trattoria is located in the northern part of Kathu, nearby the entrance of the Red Mountain Golf Course. It serves all the classic Italian fares, with the exception of pizzas. Nevertheless, a quick look inside will reassure you with the presence of dozens of locals, coming to eat a delicious dinner every day, except Wednesday on their day off. At Da Sandro Restaurant, everything is made fresh, from the selection of pastas and the accompanying sauces to the stunning ice creams served at desserts. The restaurant also features premium steaks, proteins and seafood, which are often showcased on their blackboard as they rotate daily, to guarantee [...]
El Gaucho Steakhouse Located on the second floor of Karon Beach Square, overlooking the Andaman Sea, El Gaucho restaurant offers a wide selection of prime steaks grilled to perfection in an industrial urban décor. Already reknowned for its Brazilian Churrasco, El Gaucho's new menu of lava-grilled Australian steaks and seafood is complemented by an extensive new selection of wines and creative cocktails. The new steak menu features a range of prime cuts of imported beef; Tenderloin with Foie Gras and Tomahawk Steak are among the guests' favorites. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine with every steak order. Dine al fresco on the terrace overlooking the Andaman Sea, or in our air-conditioned interior [...]
Fish Bar & Restaurant Fish Bar & Restaurant is one of the newest addition in Rawai Beach, a few meters away from Rawai Pier. It is an open-air restaurant that focuses on serving delicious seafood caught straight from the Andaman Sea, alongside traditional Thai food. The venue offers a relaxed atmosphere, being a stone's throw away from the sea, and a set of furniture that will remind you of the rustic Mediterranean restaurants you would see in Greece; a choice of white and blue elements are scattered throughout, to reinforce their specialties from the sea and to provide visitors with a sense of well-being. The menu concentrates on fresh [...]
Ketho Dim Sum Ketho Dim Sum is a famous breakfast restaurant, located on Wichit Songkhram Road in Kathu. From Central Phuket, simply turn right once you arrive at the first intersection in Kathu and continue on that road for approximately 300 meters; the restaurant will be on your right-hand side. While the restaurant itself is nothing fancy, you will find it difficult to find a place to sit, regardless if you choose to arrive extremely early or rather late. Katho Dim Sum is a locals' favorite, and it is not so hard to understand why; not only are the products served fresh and delicious, but they also provide their [...]