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Phuket foodies

by Amy Bensema

Phuket foodies


@ Nai Harn

Food type: International, Mediterranean, Seafood & BBQ, Thai
Fresh and contemporary dining concepts combine with a stunning seaside location to inspiring effect at The Nai Harn. 0 7638 0200

Rock Salt

@ Nai Harn

Food type: Seafood & BBQ, Mediterranean, Thai
Rock Salt is a popular beachside restaurant with an idyllic position overlooking the Andaman Sea. The location inspires lazy breakfasts, long lunches, extended sunset happy hours, and indulgent evening dining affairs. 0 7638 0200

Viet Van Phuket

@ Rawai

Food type: Vietnamese
Viet Van is a food truck concept based around a vintage 1969 Volkswagen Camper Van. Our mission is to bring the fresh flavours of Vietnam to the people of Phuket. 084 744 4330

The Boathouse Restaurant

@ Kata Beach

Food type: International
Dine against the romantic backdrop of the Andaman Sea, The Boathouse remains true to its award-winning classic Mediterranean and authentic Thai culinary traditions. 0 7633 0015-7


@ Karon

Food type: International, Indian, Italian, Thai
Portosino presents Phuket's most popular Grande Indian Brunch experience on selected Sundays, Bringing in the essence of authentic Indian dishes infused with modern flavours, prepared by their Master Indian Chef. 076 302 660

Kee Sky Lounge

@ Patong

Food type: Modern Tapas, Mediterranean, Seafood & BBQ, Thai
Rooftop bar and restaurant on 6th floor (bar/restaurant) and 7th floor (lounge/jacuzzi), with 360 degree sea & sunset views, featuring signature beverages, Mediterranean & Thai tapas. 0 7633 5800

Sears & Co Bar and Grill

@ Patong Beach

Food type: Asian, Seafood, BBQ, Steaks & Grills, Western
A stylish bar and grill, with indoor and outdoor spaces. Offers great meats and fish on the grill with great entertainment experiences at any time of the day. 0 7664 5999


@ Kamala

Food type: Thai
Sitting amongst the pine trees overlooking the spectacular Kamala Beach, Jaras is a sophisticated contemporary restaurant, combining authentic flavours and progressive presentation throughout the dining experience. 0 7662 9999


@ Kamala

Food type: Japanese
An interactive dining experience in an elegant and relaxed setting with live and theatrical cooking. The restaurant can seat up to 16 guests. Prior reservation is recommended. 076 231 234

SALA Restaurant

@ Mai Khao

Food type: International, Seafood & BBQ, Steaks & Grills, Thai
Al Fresco dining at its best, on the shores of Mai Khao Beach. Enjoy an extensive menu of fresh seafood, international flavours and Thai delicacies. 0 7633 8888


@ Kamala

Food type: Japanese
Tengoku offers veritable Japanese cuisine, inspired by the ancient techniques and presentation of Osaka's cooking masters and brought to you with a contemporary and fun twist. 076 629 999

The Approach Restaurant

@ Thai Mueang

Food type: Thai, Breakfast, Coffee, Bakeries & Desserts, Western
Serving traditional Thai favourites such as Kung Sarong or Pad Kaprow Neua with a modern twist, along with a selection of chef's western style creations such as the Aquella Juicy Burger. 0 7667 9308

Courtside Café by SiamSportsPro

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: Café, Bakery, Desserts
Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, power plugs, fast free WiFi, air conditioning, reasonable prices, private parking. 082 216 4591

My Grill Restaurant

@ Naka Yai Island

Food type: Steaks & Grills
The ultimate al fresco dining. Enjoy My Grill, an open beachside grill house, offering the freshest seafood and juiciest steaks with a southern Thai influence. 0 7637 1400

Phuket Yacht Club Waterfront Restaurant

@ Chalong

Food type: International & Thai
Located at the Phuket Yacht Club on Chalong Bay, the Phuket Yacht Club Waterfront Restaurant boasts a menu of Thai and international favourites in an al fresco setting. Featuring comfortable seating as well as high tables and bar stools, it's a great spot to relax with a signature drink and grab a bite to eat. Highly recommended are the authentic Thai dishes and the delectable lamb chops. 093 090 0221

Flamingo Phuket

@ Ao Yon

Food type: Asian Fusion, Breakfast, Burgers
Located in Ao Yon, Flamingo Phuket is a trendy beachfront restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Featuring a menu of Thai and international favourites such as pasta and burgers, the restaurant is a great place to grab an adult beverage, enjoy the sea breeze while eating breakfast or enjoy a bite to eat for a sunset dinner. Recommended menu items include the chicken stew with turmeric and the spaghetti carbonara with bacon. 076 316 278

Boardwalk Bistro and Bar

@ Koh Kaew

Food type: International, Thai
Situated in Phuket Boat Lagoon, Boardwalk Bistro and Bar is a lively, friendly bar and restaurant with a fantastic menu of classic Thai dishes and international favourites. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere on the boardwalk, hence the name, and serves up really good food. The charcuterie boards here are excellent as are the Thai curries and salads with Australian beef. 081 979 0525

Barn 93 Phuket

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: Asian Fusion, Japanese, Steaks
A new addition to the Cherngtalay dining scene, Barn 93 Phuket is a steakhouse with an Asian twist. Expect premium cuts of beef, such as Zabuton, and beef brisket accompanied by sumptuous rice side dishes. Highly recommended is the Smoked Brisket Fried Rice and all the Japanese-style curries; the Tonkatsu Curry Rice is the absolute best! 094 640 5416

Hohiho Phuket

@ Rawai

Food type: International & Thai
A casual and trendy all day dining venue in Rawai, Hohiho Phuket has a massive menu of classic international dishes and authentic Thai favourites as well as a coffee bar and homemade desserts. Expect exquisite presentation and totally Instagrammable dishes when dining here. Menu recommendations include the Clam Celery Spinach Soup, Chicken Lollipop with BBQ Tamarind sauce and the Bangers & Mash. 065 896 9325

Jing Jing Chinese Restaurant

@ Phuket Town

Food type: Chinese
Located in Phuket Town, Jing Jing Chinese Restaurant is a small, cute shop that serves a variety of classic Chinese gems, including authentic Mapo Tofu, crispy and red pork dishes and Hainanese Chicken Rice. The restaurant is popular with locals, and the affordable dishes are big on flavour. 065 384 4936

VIVA Rooftop and Restaurant

@ Phuket Town

Food type: Italian
An Italian rooftop restaurant in the Samkong neighbourhood of Phuket Town, VIVA Rooftop and Restaurant serves classic favourites, massive wood-fired pizzas, tapas and more in a great al fresco setting. The skilled chef has a special menu of recommendations which include decadent dishes such as Homemade Black Ink Ravioli filled with mussels in potatoes and Beef Tongue with green sauce and carrot cream. 065 348 4843


@ Rawai

Food type: Thai, Breakfast, Brunch
A fantastic new addition to the Rawai neighbourhood, Raga is a beautiful venue with a great coffee menu and a wide selection of homemade pastries. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor settings and also features a menu of breakfast choices, Thai classics and brunch-inspired dishes to satisfy your hunger throughout the day. Raga has a gorgeous garden and makes good coffee. Definitely recommended to drop in and check Raga out! 095 456 7891

Tandoori Flames Phuket

@ Patong

Food type: Indian
A family style Indian restaurant in Patong that delivers a exceptional dining experience, Tandoori Flames Phuket is highly recommended by the island's Indian nationals. The restaurant has a great menu of barbecue delights, exceptional curries, tikka and tandoori and desi desserts. It's a warm, inviting place to stop in for a fine Indian dinner before heading out for a big night in Patong. 089 649 3430

Woodstock Rawai

@ Nai Harn

Food type: International
Located on the way to Nai Harn Beach in Soi Saiyuan, Woodstock Rawai is a new venue that's getting rave reviews. The menu consists of poke bowls, sushi burritos, smoothie bowls, small bites such as Korean Fried Chicken, and simple desserts complemented by an extensive speciailty coffee and tea menu. There's indoor seating, but you'll want to sit at a table in the charming garden. 064 567 4205

Foodies is compiled by Amy Bensema, copywriter & content creator
Amy is an American expat who has lived in Phuket since 2008. A longtime contributor to Window on Phuket, Amy seeks out unique local experiences & off the beaten path attractions which truly highlight the island’s natural charm & Phuketian flavour. She also writes feature articles on travel & Phuket’s dynamic dining scene.

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