Phuket Restaurants and Dining
Where To Eat In Phuket
If you love food, you will love Phuket. There are restaurants to suit every taste, serving a huge selection of western and Asian food. The variety of cuisine and dining experiences is one of the major attractions of the island. You can eat breakfast at your hotel, lunch at a local noodle stall, and have dinner with fine wines in a sophisticated air-conditioned restaurant.
While Thai food is world-renowned for its wonderful flavours and fresh ingredients, Phuket is especially famous for its seafood and, you don't have to empty your bank account to enjoy the most sumptuous of dishes.
Ka Jok See (Broken Glass) – Phuket Town
Ka Jok See is one of the most successful restaurants on the island. Without any advertising at all, the restaurant has been featured in countless top magazines and newspapers around the globe such as UK Glamour, Conde Nast Traveler and the New York Times.
Royale Nam Tok – Kathu
Dining at Royale Nam Tok in Kathu is one of Phuket’s most singular experiences. This is because during the day the restaurant is the owners’ house. It flips into its role as a fine-dining experience at precisely 17:00 every day except Sundays. The cuisine here is predominantly Hi-So French with tinges of Asian fusion.
Phuket floating Seafood Restaurant – East coast of Phuket
Phuket’s floating seafood restaurants (‘krachang’ in Thai) are a novel way to dine out and can be found along the east coast of Phuket. The trip involves a fun, brief long-tail boat ride from Laem Hin Pier to the restaurants. It’s a great day out all year round, come rain or shine!
This unique dining concept is there only because about 20 years ago a group of friends from Phuket Town were looking for a more relaxing place to dine and relax. Someone suggested a brilliant idea would be for them to go to a floating fish farm off Laem Hin and ask the fishermen’s family to cook something basic and simple using the seafood they reared. Meanwhile, so the idea went, the group could just hang out, read books or fish away on the farm’s deck (the farms always have a reuan pae or houseboat, where they actually live, connected to it).
Tamachart Restaurant “Natural” – Phuket Town
Tamachart Restaurant in Phuket City has got to be the most unusual, out-of-the-ordinary eatery this side of Bangkok. The word ‘Tamachart’ translates into English as ‘Natural’ and many people in Phuket use the English word when discussing this oddly fitted out Thai-Chinese eating place.