Phuket is well known for its seafood and is a paradise for Chefs from all over the world who decided to settle down in an exotic place. Phuket’s Restaurant industry has become more and more competitive and Phuket now counts about 2,000 restaurants so if you cannot make up your mind, read our mouthwatering Top 10 Restaurants in Phuket selection that caters to all tastes and expectations.
1. Mom Tri’s Kitchen, Kata Noi
Mom Tri’s offers all the attributes of a fabulous and romantic dinner in Phuket. Seated on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white sand beach of Kata Noi beach, this restaurant is located in a property that once belonged to a Thai royalty.
To ensure that you and your special someone has the ultimate romantic oceanfront dinner, be sure to catch the sun disappears into the Andaman Sea while sipping a wine glass from their rotating selection of 18 wines by the glass.
Wine goes with romantic and they know it. Mom Tri’s kitchen is home to over 700 labels of wine.
As for the food, we recommend you to get their delicious grilled sea food platter to share.
Price range : $$$ ( mid to high range )
2. Blue Elephant, Phuket Town
Arguably one of the best fine dining Thai cuisine in town!
This jewel of a restaurant is world-class in every sense of the word; from the top-notch food quality, to the luxuriously decorated restaurant with gold plates and cutleries, all set in a beautiful colonial house.
Indeed, dining in Blue Elephant can only be described as one made for the kings.
If you feel like you don’t have enough of their tasty meal, fret not! Blue Elephants offer cooking courses to ensure that you will be able to recreate some of their overly delicious Thai cuisines yourself.
The restaurant is truly passionate with their servings of Thai cuisine, so much that they even sell some pre-packaged Thai dishes complete with step-by-step instructions, a MUST Thai souvenir to bring back home, plus a lot of memories.
Lastly, if you have not been able to make it in Phuket, you can find another of their branch in Bangkok. Highly recommended!
Price range : $$$ (high-range)
3. Kan Eang @ Pier, Chalong
Kan Eang translates as “easy going”, the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed, ideally located at the Chalong pier, this is a good opportunity to taste some of the freshest seafood Phuket has to offer.
Being comfortably seated by the seaside, you might like us spend few hours tasting their unique Thai dishes, chatting with friends and contemplating a superb panorama of the Chalong Bay.
You must try their huge prawns, fresh oysters and giant prawns, as for a dish we recommend you the Hua Plee, a banana flower salad with prawns, or their steamed fish with garlic and soy. You will also find a lot of personal and original creations made from local and fresh ingredients. A Must Restaurant to visit in Phuket!
Price range : $$$ ( high range )
4. Raya Restaurant, Phuket Town
Raya Restaurant is your MUST try Thai restaurant in Phuket. Located in the heart of Chinatown in a re-stored Sino-Portuguese shophouse, this is definitely a charming dining Thai experience where you will feel immersed in the Thai culture. Restaurant is both visited by locals and tourists, therefore local people going there shows the authenticity of this unique Thai cuisine.
Unlike Phuket’s other top restaurants, its design is vintage, elegantly preserving the beauty of the colonial house; zig-zag stairways, mosaic floors.
Past clients include Prime Ministers, A-list movie stars, Royalty, TV personalities.
When visiting, we recommend you to order your dishes in the Thai way, meaning ordering few dishes to share between your group of friends. Do try their curry crab that tasted like no other.
Price range : $$ (mid-range)
5. Ka Jok See Restaurant in Phuket Town
This is one of the most famous restaurant that have made is reputation purely through word of mouth and fun nights sometimes ending dancing on the tables. Despite the lack of sign and almost non-existent advertisement, the restaurant’s popularity was so infectious that it was worthy to be mentioned in international magazines such as NY Times, UK Glamor
A surprisingly fun night is to be expected and it is packed every night so make sure to reserve at least a week in advance.
Not only the atmosphere is cheerful, the restaurant is set in a sino portuguese shop house with a vintage Thai/European decoration that makes it cosy and warm as it gets crowded.
Lastly and most importantly, you will have a feast dining there, expect some authentic and tasty Thai dishes.
Price range : $$ ( mid-range)
6. Old Siam, Nakalay Bay at the Thavorn beach village and Spa.
For those who are searching for an evening of serenity while being surrounded by Thailand’s cultural beauty, this is the place for you.
You will be greeted by statues of Thailand’s majestic mythical creatures you enter the charmingly romantic dining area.
As you seat with your special one in one of their teak dining chairs and tables, you will be enjoying some of the most authentic and delicious Thai cuisine, with dishes from the 4 corners of Thailand.
Do try their signature dish: the classic traditional Thai spicy prawn soup. This delicious dish is prepared with only the freshest herbs and ingredients, both spicy and refreshing at the same time.
Superbly romantic with an amazing view of the ocean to boot! Definitely a restaurant not to be missed if you are looking for a romantic and delicious dinner!
Price range : $$$ (mid to high range)
7. La Versace, Patong
Perched on the hills and overlooking Patong and its bay, this restaurant offers an incomparable view for the sunset time.
Their gourmet French restaurant offers some classic French dishes with a Mediterranean touch. From the beef entrecote served with truffle infused potato gratin to the duck ravioli, each dish is prepared with utmost passion and then served in style.
After such a hearty meal, take some time to chill in the restaurant’s beautiful veranda while surrounding yourself with some Venetian lions.
The restaurant is spacious while the décor is luxurious, it would be ideal for a romantic date but can also cater to bigger groups thanks to its large outside area.
Well renowned French Chefs will make you spend a gastronomically experience on top of Patong, a must Gourmet visit in Phuket!
Price range : $$$ (High range)
8. The Corner Restaurant, in Cherngtalay
The Corner is a cosy restaurant where you will be warmly welcomed by a really well trained and professional staff and owners expert in the hospitality. Even back home, you would be surprised by this kind of talented service so when you combine it to their delicious fusion German-Thai food, you will understand why this restaurant is ranked no 1 on Tripadvisor.
This is a great place to visit with the family, or for a casual lunch with friends, business partners, or even romantic dates.
Do try the German beef roll which is one of the owner’s favourite, seafood kebab or a mixed Thai tapas platters.
On top of that, this is reasonably priced, it really worths a visit so do not miss it!
Price range : $$ ( mid-range)
9. Trisara Seafood
If you have travelled all the way to Phuket with the crave to eat seafood, Trisara will be like a paradise for you. Trisara Seafood is the only 5 stars resorts with a Thai Chef, working alongside with one and two stars Michelin Chef. Just to say that if you are looking for this kind of luxury Thai seafood experience, there are no better choices!
You will find this delightful restaurant on the Northwestern coast, near by Banana beach. The calm atmosphere, luxurious surroundings, and a stunning seaside panorama will offer you all you’ve been dreaming about before travelling to Phuket.
Trisara is also well known for its high class and fantastic brunch, where you will be welcomed by a generous seafood buffet, champagne, white sand and turquoise water, best brunch in Phuket!
Price range : $$$ ( High range to Luxury )
10. Da Vinci, Kata Beach
How could we do a Top 10 Restaurants in Phuket list without including this most delicious italian restaurant?
Everyone loves italian food, and when it’s well prepared it becomes one of these feasts that you remember for long time.
Tucked away on a hill between Kata and Kata Noi beach, the stylish and comfy place offers some delicious and authentic Italian food.
Da Vinci Kata offers on its menu pastas, lasagnas, pizzas, we would recommend you their scrumptious slow-braised beef cheek, as for the dessert an authentic Italian tiramisu that you would find no where else in Phuket.
On top of it, you can whether choose if you prefer to stay inside with the aircon in cosy seatings, or in an outside covered space with an ocean view. Perfect location for a romantic or family dinner in Phuket, or simply for Italian food lovers!
Price range : $$ (mid range)
We hope you enjoyed reading our Top 10 Restaurant in Phuket selection and are looking forward to receive your feedbacks and comments.
Lastly, if you want to discover more about Thai cuisine, we invite you to join this unique Thai cooking class taking place in the old governor’s mansion, located in the heart of Phuket Town, one of the best things to do in Phuket!
Find here all the Cooking Classes and Food Tours related activities in Phuket.