One of the best things holidaying on an island is food, and the restaurants in Phuket are perfect to satisfy fully all your food cravings. It goes without saying that the place is a paradise for seafood lovers, also delighting the lovers of authentic Thai, European food. Vegetarians don’t need to worry as the options are aplenty for them too. Here’s a guide to Phuket’s Best restaurants that we absolutely love!
Kin Kub Ei: Eat with Auntie
Craving for some homemade food? Just go to “Kin Kub Ei” in Phuket! Miss Tubtim opened this restaurant to preserve her Auntie Sim’s recipes. This small home-cooking restaurant in her garden home serves only some selected dishes that Khub Tubtim thought would best reflect her Auntie’s culinary collections.
All dishes served are an original Auntie Sim’s recipe which is an interesting mixture of homestyle southern Thai fare and Hakka Chinese cuisines. Being relatively far from Phuket Town and small, the restaurant still manages to bring lots of customers because of the elegant yet effective work ethic behind the food and the restaurant.
Location: 81/9 Moo 7, Si Sunthon Road, Thalang, Phuket, 83110, Thailand
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:30 ( Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
Price range: 300 THB – 700 THB
Located on the beautiful street of Dibuk, the restaurant is built in an old renovated house. The traditional decoration, furniture and tilling go well with the atmosphere and you will feel like you are visiting someone’s house. And don’t forget to explore the second floor which is as beautiful as the first floor.
The food at The Charm is absolutely delicious – they use traditional methods to preserve the original flavors. With an amazing atmosphere and great food, The Charm will surely charm you.
Location: 93 Di Buk Road, Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00 ( Closed on Wednesdays)
Price range: 350 THB – 650 THB
O Cha Rot
Serving beef noodles for 30 years, O Cha Rot is a hidden gem in Phuket town. O Cha Rot is a typical Chinese style shop with aluminum tables and chairs.
So, what’s so special about the beef noodles here that make this restaurant so popular? Most people say that it is the bouncy, homemade beef meatballs which is full of flavors that bring magic to the dishes offered at O Cha Rot.
Location: 72/1 Yaowarat Road, Mueng Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
Opening hours: 07:00 – 15:30
Price range: 60 THB – 100 THB
La Sala is a really beautiful restaurant at Anantara Phuket Villa. Having breakfast at the terrace beside a tranquil lagoon with the best quality food can be the best way to start your day. Not only breakfast, but La Sala also offers an extensive menu of the best Thai classic cuisines for lunch and dinner. They even have the best selection of juices and coffees. And their service is extraordinary!
Location: 888 Moo 3, Thalang, Phuket, 83110, Thailand
Opening hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Price range: 1000 THB – 1700 THB
Bang Pae Seafood
Hidden on the east coast of Phuket, Bang Pae is an exceptional seafood restaurant. Bang Pae is situated just beside a mangrove tree with the open sea in the background – making this small restaurant quite attractive and peaceful.
And the food at this restaurant is quite amazing with herbs being used from the owner’s own garden and fishes being delivered by local fishermen every day. The great quality of food and the charm of Bang Pae makes this hard to spot restaurant so popular.
Location: 66 Mueng Mai, Pa Khlok Road, Thalang, Phuket, 83110, Thailand
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:30
Price range: 370 THB – 600 THB
Overlooking the lagoon and the hillsides beyond, Ruen Thai at the Dusit Thani Hotel serves delicious Thai cuisines in a mesmerizing Thai teak house set in a wonderful garden with traditional Thai music being played in the background.
All the cuisines at Ruen Thai use their own produced spices and herbs. Although the prices are too high at Ruen Thai, the setting and the quality of food make the extra bucks worth it.
Location: 390 Moo 1, Si Sunthon Road, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand
Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:30
Price range: 600 THB – 3000 THB
Meesapam Khun Yai Chian
Meesapam Khun Yai Chian is a Hokkien restaurant that is decades old. Although Grandma Chian, the person who found this restaurant, isn’t there anymore, the restaurant run now by the grandchildren made sure to preserve her recipes and exhibits her cooking utensils. This is a great restaurant to get some fresh, delicious seafood at a cheap price.
Location: 65/24 Moo 1, Thep Krasatti Road, Mueng Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
Price range: 100 THB – 350 THB
Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:30
From a small eatery to a casual open-air restaurant – Naam Yoi has definitely come a long way. Over the years Naam Yoi has gained a lot of popularity among people in Phuket for being a family restaurant. They are known to collect their ingredients by themselves and even the head chef is the auntie of the family. This place ensures really great food and friendly experience.
Location: 63/250 Ruam Phattana Road, Mueng Phuket, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
Price range: 50 THB – 500 THB
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00
One Chun, a family-friendly restaurant, is famous for both its authentic Thai cuisines and its trendy vintage décor. Its long menu hosts all the popular Thai dishes from Tom Yum to roasted ducks with curry – you can get lost while trying all these delicacies.
They even have an alfresco area in the backyard – making it a great place to grab a drink with friends. Warm and friendly service adds to the experience.
Location: 48/1 Thepkasattri Road, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Price range: 350 THB – 700 THB