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.
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 [...]
Naughty Nuri's Phuket Naughty Nury's Phuket, also known as Naughty Nuri's In The Forest, is the first restaurant from the iconic Indonesian chain to open its door in Phuket. Located on the busy street of Patong, the venue can easily accommodate more than 500 diners in an alfresco setting. Their signature dish is, of course, the BBQ Spare Ribs, which was created in 1995 when Brian Aldinger and his wife, nicknamed Nuri, opened their first restaurant in Ubud, Bali. The rest is history, and since then, more than 10 locations have spread in South-East Asia. The meat simply falls off the bone and the sweet [...]
OrientAsia Restaurant OrientAsia is a sophisticated Asian-inspired restaurant that serves up some of the best tastes and flavors from different corners of Asia. Located on the beachfront in Karon, the cuisines served at this restaurant include Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Indian. A range of authentic Asian dishes that combines fresh produce and the finest of ingredients promises guests an unforgettable dining experience among restaurants in Phuket. Must-try from the restaurant's impressive menu highlight a selection of Thai curries such as Gaeng Kiew Wan (green curry), Paneang Gai (red curry) and Massaman Beef, as well as flavorful soups such as Tom Khai Gai (chicken in coconut milk), Tom Yam [...]
Phuket Andaman Camp Phuket Andaman Camp is an open-air restaurant perched on the hill overlooking part of Chalong and Phuket Town. You can access the restaurant by following a small street a few meters away from the Wang Talang gems store on Chao Fa West Road, and drive up the hill for a few minutes. The car park can accommodate a dozen vehicles, but is located on a steep hill, so driving slowly and carefully is advised. A few steps from the parking lot will lead you to the main restaurant, which is separated into two dining areas: one being under a large wood canopy and the other being built on [...]
Rendez-Vous Restaurant Rendez-Vous Restaurant is an upscale bistro located on Takuapa Road, in the heart of Phuket Town and a few steps away from the city nightlife. A small terrace welcomes visitors on the first floor, which comprises two rows of tables, on each side of the room, and a fully-stocked bar near the end. There is also a second floor, perfect for a large group of friends who wish to be loud and away from the main floor. The venue's design is minimalist, with naked concrete walls carefully decorated with local art. You will appreciate the high ceiling, which gives a sense of openness to the restaurant. Food-wise, Rendez-Vous Restaurant [...]