Top 10 best restaurants in Phuket

Best of all, you don’t have to empty your bank account to enjoy the most sumptuous dishes. Discover these excellent restaurants in Phuket for an unforgettable culinary adventure. Phuket’s culinary landscape is picturesque, and if you love food, you’re sure to love this island.

The island’s varied cuisine and exceptional culinary experiences are one of its main attractions. There are plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes, with an abundant selection of both Western and Asian dishes. You can have breakfast at your hotel, lunch at a local noodle stand and dinner with fine wines in a sophisticated, air-conditioned restaurant.

While Thai cuisine is known worldwide for its wonderful flavors and fresh ingredients, Phuket is particularly famous for its seafood. Even better, you don’t have to empty your budget to enjoy the most sumptuous dishes. If you’re wondering where to eat in Phuket, check out these great Phuket restaurants for an unforgettable culinary adventure.

1. Mom Tri’s Kitchen

Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach offers magnificent views and a first-class kitchen. It has terracotta floor tiles and a breathtaking view of Kata Noi and the Andaman Sea. Step down to the dining room, where you’ll find eclectic alcoves, antiques and beautiful artwork.

Mom Tri's Kitchen Phuket

Popular menu choices include veal cheek simmered in a red wine sauce with porcini mushrooms and roasted vegetables in a heavy dish made lighter by excellent French rosé. Villa Royale straddles the promontory separating the beaches of Kata Yai and Kata Noi on Phuket’s west coast.

  • Address: Villa Royale de Mom Tri, 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi, Muang, Phuket
  • Opening hours: 6.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Telephone: +66 (0)76 333 568

2. Black Ginger Phuket

Black Ginger Phuket at The Slate Resort is located on an island in the middle of a lagoon. The restaurant is only accessible by boat and will take you across the illuminated waters to the main venue, where you can enjoy traditional Thai dishes given a modern makeover.

Black Ginger Phuket

As for Thai dishes, you can order specialties such as Som Tam (green papaya salad), Tom Yum or southern-style yellow fish curry. What’s unique about this restaurant is that they also serve traditional Thai specialties not often found in fine dining establishments, such as cha-plu leaves in batter with chili sauce, as well as crab and pork spring rolls that you roll yourself right at the table. .

  • Address: The Slate Resort, 116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Opening hours: 6:30 pm to 11 pm
  • Phone number: +66 (0)76 327 006

3. Sugar & Spice

Sugar and Spice stands as a beloved and well-established eatery in Kata Beach renowned for its delectable Thai cuisine offered at an affordable price. Beyond their culinary delights, the restaurant presents an enticing opportunity to partake in a cozy cooking class on Saturdays. With its vibrant ambiance, the establishment exudes brightness and color, welcoming diners through its fully open shop front onto the lively street, albeit without air conditioning.

Sugar and Spice Phuket

The menu at Sugar and Spice is extensive with a diverse array of dishes, ranging from authentic Thai delicacies to international fare, and even includes Russian offerings (listed in Russian).

  • Address: 98/70 Kata Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket
  • Opening hours: 10 a.m to 11 p.m
  • Phone Number: +66 (0)81 970 6503

4. Mor Mu Dong

Mor Mu Dong has consistently ranked among our top favorites in Phuket. Tucked away amidst the mangroves in the southern part of the island, this hidden gem offers a unique dining experience where guests sit on the floor in charming huts with thatched roofs, extending over the water.

Mor Mu Dong Phuket

For those seeking an authentic taste of Thailand and its delectable cuisine, Mor Mu Dong delivers an unforgettable and genuine experience. Their seafood dishes, in particular, are a highlight, with the beloved ‘Gaeng Som Pla’ standing out as a must-try. This tantalizingly pungent and sour fish curry packs a fiery punch that is not for the faint of heart, but the bold flavors make it an incredibly rewarding culinary adventure – if you’re up for the spicy challenge!

  • Address: 32/9 Soi Mu Dong, Chao Fah East, Chalong (past the zoo), Phuket
  • Opening hours: 10 am to 9.30 pm
  • Telephone: +66 (0)88 766 1634

5. La Gritta Italian Restaurant

La Gritta is located within Amari Phuket, at the southern end of Patong Bay. This gastronomic venue features a superb contemporary design in its 2 distinct spaces – the restaurant offers both indoor (air-conditioned) and outdoor dining areas, while La Gritta Terrace is a partially open-air, modern lounge on the second floor.

La Gritta Italian Restaurant

Both areas overlook Patong Bay, offering a unique view for gourmet dining under the stars, you can only listen to the relaxing sound of the waves against the shore.

  • Address: Amari Phuket Resort, 2 Muen-Ngern Road, Kathu Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Opening hours: 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Phone Number: +66 (0)76 340 112

6. Acqua

Acqua is a modern Italian restaurant located about a kilometer north of Patong on Beach Road. With clean lines, futuristic design and views of the Andaman, it’s one of the best restaurants in Phuket.

Acqua Restaurant Phuket

For starters, try their yellowfin tuna and swordfish carpaccio with Pantelleria capers, cherry tomatoes and dried tuna musicme with lemon and matured extra virgin olive oil. For the main course, grilled tuna fillet on eggplant and zucchini, fresh cherry tomatoes, capers and oregano sauce is a must. Most of the restaurant’s staff have worked together in a 5-star resort for years – expect top-notch service throughout the evening.

  • Address: 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Beach, Patong, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Opening hours: 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Phone number: +66 (0)76 618 127

7. Blue Elephant Phuket

Blue Elephant, an well-established catering brand, has restaurants in 12 different countries around the world. The restaurant is known for its royal Thai cuisine – a refined, exotic combination of flavors once reserved for the royal palace, which has recently become popular thanks to the global spread of Thai cuisine.


Blue Elephant’s Phuket restaurant occupies a splendid mansion set in extensive grounds near the old quarter of Phuket town.

  • Address: 96 Krabi Road, Talat Nuea, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.
  • Telephone: +66 (0)76 354 355

8. Kan Eang @ Pier

Kan Eang@Pier is a long-established restaurant specializing in seafood and local specialties. Located on Chalong Bay, it boasts comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces overlooking the marina. For a large restaurant that welcomes so many customers every day, the atmosphere remains fairly casual and relaxed.

Kan Eang @Pier

Enjoy the sea breeze and breathtaking views as you sit under huge tamarind trees. For those who prefer to dine indoors, there are 3 tastefully decorated, air-conditioned pavilions, with 2 open pavilions – each with a thatched roof.

  • Address: 44/1 Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
  • Opening hours: 10.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Telephone: +66 (0)7 638 1212

9. One Chun Cafe and Restaurant

One Chun has gained immense popularity among the locals, which speaks volumes about the quality of its food. This delightful restaurant offers a wide selection of Thai and Phuket dishes, all at reasonable prices, and in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Situated in the historical Phuket Town, right next to the bustling weekend street market, it presents a perfect opportunity to culminate your day of exploration with some authentic and delicious Phuket cuisine. However, do keep in mind that One Chun only accepts cash payments.

One Chun Cafe Restaurant Phuket

  • Address: 48/1 Thepkrasattri Rd., Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket
  • Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Telephone: +66 (0)76 355 909

10. Tu Kab Khao

Tu Kab Khao, located in Phuket town, has earned a reputation as a beloved Thai restaurant renowned for its exceptional southern Thai cuisine. Notably, this establishment has been recognized with a prestigious Michelin Plate rating from the esteemed Michelin Guide for Phuket, which is a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to delivering excellent food.

Tu Kab Khao Phuket - Restaurants in Phuket

The name “Tu Kab Khao” itself carries historical significance as it refers to a small closet that was once a common fixture in traditional Thai households. These closets were used to safeguard food from ants and flies, ensuring its freshness for the next meal. To keep the pesky ants at bay, the feet of the closet were placed in a bowl of water.

  • Address: 8 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town
  • Opening hours: 11 a.m to
  • Telephone: +66 (0)76 608 888

Discover the finest restaurants in Phuket, Thailand. Every restaurant boasts distinctive features that set them apart and make them truly exceptional. For those seeking delectable cuisine, captivating ambiance, and an unforgettable experience, these eateries are unparalleled choices. Whether you’re coming off an exhilarating day of scuba diving in Phuket or simply looking to indulge, a visit to any of these restaurants guarantees satisfaction and delight. 
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