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Everyone knows that Thailand is famous all over the world for its mouth-watering cuisine. What was your first thought when we mentioned about Thai dishes? Salads, soups, curries, fried meats, seafood, and delectable desserts, etc. Every major city and tourist destination serves its own version of delicious Thai dishes.
This article is going to introduce to you the best dinner spots in the beautiful Phuket. Phuket’s dining scene is a colorful one and if you love food, especially seafood! Check out these great dinner spots around Phuket for an exciting culinary adventure.
1) Mom Tri’s Kitchen
Looking for a romantic one? Mom Tri’s Kitchen Royale at Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach offers a great location and set up, together with first-class food. Panoramic sea views combined with the sound of the waves below create a peaceful, sensually indulgent and romantic setting.
There are 2 executive chefs at Mom Tri’s kitchen, handling the western and Thai side of things respectively. The menu is extensive and veers from traditional dishes to fusion creations. The antipasto is very well presented and is a perfect starter along with a complimentary cup of fresh gazpacho and beautifully fresh home-baked bread.
This is the perfect dinner date spot with your loved one!
Location: Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 6.30am to 11pm
Phone: +66 (0)76 333 568
2) Blue Elephant Phuket
Blue Elephant is a famous one and has been a trusted name in Thai cuisine. You should visit here if you are looking for a unique ambiance. Blue Elephant Phuket is located at the site of the Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion, a historic 105-year-old landmark. Built in an elegant Sino-Portuguese style, the architecture follows the principles of feng shui, creating a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere inside the restaurant, with scenic surroundings outside.
Location: 96 Krabi Road, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
3) Black Ginger
Having dinner in Black Ginger will definitely give you a different experience. This restaurant is set on an island in the middle of a lagoon. Access to this restaurant is by boat only and will take you across the flame-lit waters to the main venue, where you can enjoy modern twists on traditional Thai dishes.
Location: The Slate Resort, 116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6:30 pm – 11 pm
Phone: +66 (0)76 327 006
4) Sizzle Rooftop Restaurant
Sizzle Rooftop Restaurant is a perfect place to satiate your desire for Fine Dining in Phuket and spectacular sunsets view. Located high up in the hills of Phuket, this place, this place is literally a culinary paradise. As the evening approaches one can enjoy the trance-like beauty of this place with its serenity and aromatic food. Experience the luxury and relish the delectable dishes curated by their talented chefs.
As its name suggests, Sizzle specializes in barbecuing prime meats and grilling fresh seafood.
Location: 39/9 Muen Ngern Road, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6 pm – 10:30 pm (Only on Sunday)
5) Bampot Kitchen & Bar
Bampot Kitchen & Bar lies at the entrance to the Laguna resort area of Bangtao Beach. This stylish restaurant comes with its open kitchen in the middle and this allows guests to enjoy watching and listening real cooking process while waiting for food or even while eating food.
This modern restaurant takes inspiration from the culinary scene across Europe to create unique dishes.
Location: 19/1 Moo 1, Lagoon Road, Thalang, Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5pm to midnight (closed on Mondays)
Phone: +66 (0)93 586 9828
6) Pad Thai Shop
We all know Pad Thai is the famous dish of Thai and we can see this dish everywhere in Thai. But guess who is the Pad Thai Master? The Pad Thai Shop has mastered the art of pad Thai, serving hundreds of plates of the stuff every day and doing so from a ramshackle shop that ordinarily travelers wouldn’t think twice about trying out.
Location: Soi 12, Karon, Phuket, 83100, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm
7) Kan Eang @Pier
Claimed as the best seaside restaurant in Phuket, you can enjoy the sea breeze and unbeatable view while sitting under huge tamarind trees here. They provide indoor areas as well if you prefer to dine indoor.
Aside from its lovely seaside atmosphere and classy design, what keeps locals and tourists coming back is the quality and range of cuisine on their menus. Of course, their core is the seafood and authentic Thai dishes from all over the country, but that is only the beginning. You can also find Japanese or western dishes from the menu.
Location: 44/1 Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10.30am to 11pm
Phone: +66 (0)7 638 1212
8) Green Tamarind Kitchen
Good Burgers are rare in Thailand but you can find them in Green Tamarind Kitchen. The chef at the Green Tamarind Kitchen is famed for his huge, very tasty burgers. Of course, there are various sides available as well as other Thai dishes, but it’s the burgers that steal the show. Big, tasty and unbeatable in Phuket, it’s a must-visit for fans of burgers.
Location: 31/56 Soi Khokmakham, Rawai, Phuket, 83130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
9) Joe’s Downstairs
Enjoying a nice location on the granite cape that separates Patong from Kalim beach, this is definitely one of the best spots for you to enjoy a sunset with a drink in Phuket.
Joe’s Downstairs is a perfect romantic dinner spot and by mid-evening the restaurant vibe is dominant but then the cool sounds and relaxed yet chic bar vibe takes over. Remember to reach early if you do not want to miss the beautiful sunset view!
Location: 223/3 Phrabarami Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Opening Hours: midday to 11pm
Phone: +66 (0)63 078 5887
10) Thong Dee The Kathu Brasserie
Thong Dee Brasserie was claimed as one of the most successful restaurants in Phuket and this is where you can enjoy a high quality of Thai cuisine. It is quite hard to find as it is located on a quiet street, a 10-minute drive from Patong. This is a perfect place for special occasions as Thong Dee is a classy restaurant with modern and Thai-inspired decor.
Thong Dee Brasserie serves a mix of European and Thai cuisine, well prepared and in a pleasant atmosphere. If you are visiting on Sunday, you can try their special menu, the famous Sunday Roasts.
Location: 110/25 Soi Bangthong, Kathu, Phuket, 83120, Thailand
Opening Hours: 4pm to 10pm
11) Suay Restaurant
This garden-feel restaurant is very atmospheric. This is where you can experience warm and friendly Thai hospitality in a cozy style setting from intimate dining to private functions. Suay Restaurant also offers a range of innovative and Asian cuisine featuring their chef’s international twist on traditional Thai dishes.
You must be thinking about this fancy place and dished must cost you a lot of money. Nah, this restaurant keeps things uncomplicated and cheap, but that doesn’t mean it’s not without a lot of allure and appeal.
Location: 50/2 Takuapa Rd, Talat Nuea, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5pm to 11pm
Phone: +66 (0)87 888 6990
12) Ka Jok See Restaurant
Ka Jok See Phuket is a surprising restaurant and also one of the most successful restaurants on the island. Without any advertising at all, the restaurant has been featured in countless top magazines and newspapers around the globe. Ka Jok See was built in a small Sino-Portuguese house but a surprising amount of guests can fit comfortably in a small dining area. As you can see from the pictures above, you will feel the change of mood in this restaurant and you can’t help feeling yourself move into a party mood.
Get your wine and ready to dance!
Location: 26 Takuapa Rd, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6:30pm until late (closed on Sundays)
Phone: +66 (0)7 621 7903
13) Raya Restaurant
Raya Restaurant is famous for being one of the premier restaurants in Phuket Town for preserving and serving original Phuket style Thai dishes. It is also a unique restaurant that occupies a renovated Sino-Thai mansion dating back to the 20th century. Many movie stars, prime ministers, and royalty frequent Raya Restaurant when they are in Phuket.
There are a variety of different Thai dishes on the menu. Everyone agrees that the creamy crab meat curry with rice noodles (Kanom Jeen) is their best specialty. Phuket prawns pack a spicy punch while the braised pork is sinfully sweet and juicy.
Location: 48/1 Dibuk Rd, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Phone: +66 (0)76 218 155
14) Tu Kab Khao
If you are looking for a local specialties restaurant, you should never miss out Tu Kab Khao. This Thai restaurant in Phuket town serves great southern Thai food and you should try their selection of dishes typical from Phuket. It’s quite easy to spot the restaurant by its unique colonial building that decorates with the idea of Sino – Portuguese style.
Location: 8 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town (the restaurant with a giant lobster hanging on the side)
Opening Hours: 11 am – 12 midnight
Phone: 076 608 888
15) One Chun Restaurant
One Chun Restaurant is one of the best restaurants on the island which is not only famous among the tourists, as well as the locals. It serves a southern Thai cuisine without compromise, One Chun first succeeded with locals who are not easy to impress when it comes to their food.
This is definitely a restaurant that you will wish to visit again. It is not only serving fantastic food but also the price is at a very reasonable rate. Even the mango sticky rice costs the same as a street hawker.
Location: 48/1 Thepkrasattri Rd., Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Phone: +66 76 355 909
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