Phuket - Eating
The Thai kitchen in itself has become one of the country’s biggest exports and naturally nothing can compare to the genuine thing! Why not sample a bowl of Tom Yam Goong (spicy prawn soup), or perhaps the Gaeng Phed Yang (roast duck in red curry) is more to your liking? Many restaurants in the resort towns such as Patong, will have a mix of Thai and ‘western’ food. Chinese dishes are readily available at the many restaurants in the resorts and there are a fair number of Indian and Arabic places catering to those particular types of cuisine.
Night Food Market
For simple, freshly cooked Thai food, a good place to go is the Night Food Market on Rat-U-Thit. It’s out in the open and offers plenty of choice. Look at each menu to see what appeals to you! The ‘sales’ team on the street will all tempt you into their restaurant, but perhaps it’s best to look at each one and go back to the one you like. Fish is the main ingredient at the market.
Aloha Villa is a hotel and restaurant on the Rat-U-Thit road. It is a very clean and well-run establishment serving Thai, Western, and Chinese food.
Molly Malones is a typical re-created Irish Pub. Comfy sofas and Guinness make this a favourite for those westerners wanting a break from rice and noodles or for anyone looking for traditional English/Irish food.
Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
This is a full restaurant version of the street market in the centre of Patong. You choose your baskets of fish and these will include prawns, squid, rock lobster and mussels to be cooked.
Kan-Eang Seafood Restaurant
This restaurant specializes in seafood and is located nearer Phuket Town at Chalang Bay. Not only is the food great but the panoramic view over the harbour is amazing.
Bliss Beach Club
Bliss Beach Club invites you to a calm, and laid back environment in north Phuket. They describe their menu as "a Pandora's Box of surprises" with clear flavours, local ingredients and homemade pasta.
Visiting Phuket you will most likely stop at the famous Buddhist temple on the island, Wat Chalong. While you are there, cross the street and enjoy your lunch at Rimtang@Chalong. They serve lovely Thai food in the middle of a tropical garden.
Escape Bar serves a mix of European and Thai food and offer you gorgeous panoramic views over Chalong Bay. They also have a great selection of different beverages.
Even in Thailand you can get a craving for pizza. If you do, then this is the place to go to. Along with pizza, they serve chicken wings, sandwiches and German cuisine.
Laem Thong Restaurant
Laem Thong Restaurant invites you to experience a fusion of Chinese and Thai food. The seafood here is also delicious and served in a lively atmosphere.
The Royal Kitchen
The restaurant at The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa offers a variety of flavours from all over the world. Choose between Thai, Chinese, Indian and Arabian cuisine.
Silk Restaurant & Bar
With views over the Kamala Bay you can sit at Silk Restaurant & Bar and enjoy traditional Thai food in a tranquil environment. The chef’s focus is the flavours and textures of local Thai food.
At the Rockfish Restaurant the food is prepared with influences from Australia and the Mediterranean with a modern Asian twist. The menu is original and highly suitable to the hot climate in Thailand.
It is hard to decide whether the delicious food or the amazing view is the best at Plum Restaurant. Either way, you will have a great Mediterranean dining experience here.
DaVinci Deli is a lovely little Italian place located in Southern Phuket. Come here for a Panini sandwich, homemade pasta or just delicious Italian coffee.