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Phuket foodies

by Amy Bensema

Phuket foodies

Tann Terrace Phuket

@ Karon

Food type: Italian
Tann Terrace is a beach club on Karon Beach with great Italian food, phenomenal mixed drinks and an amazing fire show 094 156 4546


@ Kamala

Food type: Latin American
A two-story tapas bar with an entertainment lounge and infinity pool in a charming bohemian rustic style with breathtaking 'sky views'. 076 231 234

Semi Di Tsubu

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: Japanese
A casual, funky “Itameshi” (Italian-Japanese) dining. Homemade noodles & pasta, raw-bar & Robatayki. 093 650 1888

Dim Sum Café Kamala

@ Kamala

Food type: Asian
Small cosy restaurant with a large selection of homemade Dim Sum, Vietnamese specialities, French desserts & coffee. Friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi & outdoor smoking area. 063 896 9716

Happy Jack Gastrobar

@ Rawai

Food type: International, American, Asian, Belgian, French
Happy Jack's prime location in southern Phuket is an amazing spot for premium international and Thai dishes. 092 965 6207

The Kata Rocks Clubhouse

@ Kata

Food type: Mediterranean &Thai
Located right on the oceanfront, featuring authentic Mediterranean and Thai delicacies amidst spectacular views over the Andaman Sea 0 7637 0777


@ Thalang

Food type: Western, Thai, All day breakfast
Surrounded by a tropical garden and bordering a 60-metre freeform pool, Firefly Pool and Restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere during the day, and magical evening ambience. 076 317 600


@ Ao Yon

Food type: International, Seafood & BBQ, Thai, Western, Coffee, Bakeries & Desserts
Suitable for all genders, where guests can relax on daybeds and watch the passing sailboats, or step in the soft sands below and head for a swim in the ocean. 086 312 2077

Simply Bao

@ Thalang

Food type: Asian, Fusion, Modern Tapas, Coffee, Bakeries & Desserts
Simply Bao is an all-new casual dining destination for Phuket food lovers. The menu features hand crafted bao, salads and sides with flavours influenced by popular Asian street foods. 082 128 2621

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

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
Experience aromatic Thai cuisine, authentic Indian flavours and international favourites with locally grown fresh ingredients. Enjoy all-day dining with special kids menu at the Tripadvisor No.1 restaurant in Karon Beach 076 302 660


@ 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 required 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

PAED SEN – แปดเส้น

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: Thai
A cozy restaurant located in Boat Avenue, PAED SEN - แปดเส้น specialises in delicious Thai noodle dishes featuring Angus beef, Thai-French beef, and Kojibuta pork. The restaurant is popular for its Northern Thai dish, Khao Soi, and also does an excellent Japanese Ramen. A few vegan Thai dishes are available on the menu as well. Keep an eye on their daily specials. 063 542 2896

Saneha Garden & SeaView Dining

@ Karon

Food type: International & Thai
Nestled inside Pacific Club Resort, Saneha Garden & SeaView Dining is an excellent restaurant with a diverse menu. With a focus on international cuisine, the restaurant serves premium steaks, burgers & wraps, Thai classics & Asian noodles, Japanese favourites, pasta & pizza, scrumptious desserts and all-day breakfast. Saneha Garden & SeaView Dining is good value for the money, and a nice place to dine in the Karon Beach neighbourhood. 076 398 350

Little Lyon Phuket

@ Nai Harn

Food type: French
A French restaurant & bistro located in Bzenter on the way to Nai Harn Beach, Little Lyon Phuket imports all of its butter, cream and cheese from a delicatessen in France and boasts a menu of classics made with high quality ingredients. Make sure to try the Appetizer Boards or dine on the Chef's Suggestion. The restaurant has daily specials, including Unlimited Raclette and Unlimited Mussels & Fries. 061 174 5894

Roost Glamping Café

@ Rawai

Food type: International & Thai
With epic jungle vibes and gorgeous views over an infinity swimming pool, Roost Glamping Café serves a delicious menu of healthy food options, vegan specialities & authentic Thai & international classics. Located on the grounds of Roost Glamping, the café is open to the public and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 8am until 9pm. 076 602 133

Healthy Room Phuket

@ Phuket Town

Food type: Clean, Keto & Low-Carb
New to the island's dining scene, Healthy Room Phuket serves healthy food options which are clean, based on the Keto Diet and low-carb. Fresh ingredients and healthy alternatives such as Riceberry deliver big flavours to massive salads and Asian-fusion dishes. Try their Seaweed Jade Noodle and Grilled Chicken Breast or the Cauliflower Rice with grilled salmon and pink salt. 063 775 5988

คุณจิ๊ดยอดผัก 2 Khunjeed Yodpak

@ Chalong

Food type: Thai
The second branch of local Phuket institution Khun Jeed Yodpak is in Chalong. The menu is different to the Phuket Old Town location, but it's super fresh and delicious. There's a lot of seafood dishes on the menu, as well as Thai classics such as fried rice and shrimp cakes. Their famous Radna is also available. Highly recommend to try the Chef's Recommendation of Deep Fried Sea Grouper with curry powder. 099 149 1939


@ Phuket Town

Food type: Viennoiserie & Pastries
Recently opened, Tera.boulanger is the talk of Phuket Old Town. The luxurious bakery serves high-end French Viennoiserie and a variety of freshly baked croissants & pastries. Recommended to try are the Bacon Twist, Triple Chocolate Croissant, and the Sausage Bolognese Croissant. Speciality menu items include Phuket Crab Curry Pie and O-Aew Danish. 083 526 4455

Cap's Foods

@ Kathu

Food type: International
A delicatessen and home delivery service based in Kathu, Cap's Foods is a breath of fresh air. Expect a range of deli products including meats, cheeses and truffles, stacked sandwiches, various pastries and desserts including Pecan Cheesecake and homemade chocolate. There's also a selection of ready-made meals including Ravioli with Ricotta and Spinach, and Hachis Parmentier. Cap's Foods delivers straight to your door in Phuket! 096 636 5212

Vibes at Rawai Beach

@ Rawai

Food type: International, Thai & Vegan
Recently opened in the centre of the Rawai Beach Road, Vibes at Rawai Beach is an excellent addition to the neighbourhood. The restaurant, bar and coffee shop serves up a varied menu including interesting pizza combinations such as the Angus Beef Shawarma, wraps and burgers, an all-day breakfast menu and vegan options with Thai and international favourites. Vibes at Rawai Beach features live music nightly and is open daily from 7am until midnight. 082 974 4825

Leikki Neighborhood Café

@ Rawai

Food type: Breakfast & Brunch
A stylish, Nordic-inspired café, Leikki Neighborhood Café features a charming minimalist design and serves up delicious breakfast & brunch specialities as well as homemade cakes & pastries. The menu includes light bites, Turkish Eggs, sourdough toasts, salads and a few Japanese fusion dishes. Recommended to try the Avocado Salad with Passion Fruit dressing and the Cauliflower Cheese Risotto. If you're looking for interesting coffee drinks, sample their signature menu's Boiled Sugar Cane Coffee. 063 978 2636

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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