Thailand isn’t all about street food, and Thong Dee is Thai fine dining at its very best.
Good food needn’t be overly complicated or overly expensive-and Green Tamarind Kitchen is evidence of this.
It’s hard to believe such good Greek food can be found so far away from its homeland, but Odysseus on Kata Beach proves it can be.
Located further in from Kata Beach, Red Duck Restaurant might only be a small restaurant but it prepares its food in a big way.
Boon is one of the most underrated local Thai restaurants in Phuket. It’s not fancy, the menu is not long, and lunch at Boon only costs a few baht, but the taste is unique.
This hard to find restaurant moved several times, but their customers keep on following them.
Mee Ton Poe received a ‘Michelin Plate’ rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. A ‘Michelin Plate’ is a recognition of excellent food.
Ketho Dim Sum is a restaurant very popular with locals, mostly for their dim sums but also for their soups and rice porridge.
Ko Yoon Restaurant is a very small and discreet place serving amazing Hokkien Noodles.
Som Chit Restaurant is famous for its delicious Hokkien Noodle Soup. People from Bangkok who know about would stop for a lunch at Som Chit if they are in the vicinity of Phuket Town.
Ko Benz (or Go Benz) received a ‘Bib Gourmand’ rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. ‘Bib Gourmand’ means ‘friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.’
Hong Khao Tom Pla is a discreet and long-established restaurant in Phuket Town, named after its famous fish rice porridge speciality.
Jadjan is a local Thai restaurant hidden on the outskirt of Phuket Town, and not many travellers know that a former chef from a 5-star hotel in Bangkok runs it.
Ko Ang Seafood is a local restaurant serving excellent seafood on the east side of Phuket Town.
Mor Mu Dong received a ‘Bib Gourmand’ rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. ‘Bib Gourmand’ means ‘friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.
Nam Yoi is a very discreet restaurant in a remote street of Phuket town.
Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant is a hidden gem serving delicious southern dishes cooked by Khun Tubtim (the lady on the photos), with her family recipes, and served in a beautiful garden hidden from the main road on the way to Bangtao Beach.
Boat Bar and Restaurant is a long-established venue with a golden location, right by the beautiful beach of Kamala Beach. The beach is immense, with powdery white sand and dozens of immense coconut trees adding the perfect tropical; holiday touch to all your photos.
Nom Jeen Phuket is a beautiful and relaxing new local restaurant serving kanom jeen on the outskirt of Phuket Town. There are quite a few kanom jeen shops around the island but this one feels very relaxed and trendy in a casual young fashion, and yet, it’s not expensive!
Baan Mae Taan is an excellent local Thai restaurant in Phuket Town. It is slightly away from the old streets of historical Phuket, where the tourist crowd always go for their selfies and therefore addresses more to a local clientele, and that is a good sign!
Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin (ขนมจีนสะพานหิน) is a long time favourite restaurant in Phuket Town where mostly locals come for a late breakfast, lunch or even dinner. The restaurant is vast with plenty of space between the table, superbly clean and spotless with a friendly team.
Lock Tien food court in Phuket Town is a place every person living in Phuket long enough knows.
Best Country Beef is the place to treat yourself if you are craving a perfectly cooked steak after a day exploring the Old Phuket Town.
Night and Day of Phuket is a large new restaurant with impressive architecture and attractive design on Dibuk Road, close to the heart of the old Phuket Town.
One Chun received a ‘Bib Gourmand’ rating from the Phuket Michelin Guide. Bib Gourmand means ‘friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.’
Rawai View Cafe is a charming little restaurant and bar with a beautiful wooden terrace overlooking the bay of Rawai Beach, in the very south of Phuket island.
Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant is one of the few local restaurants peppering the roadside of Rawai beach.
Sea Oak is a lovely little restaurant serving delicious healthy food, just a few meters away from the beautiful beach of Nai Harn.
Maison Napoleon is a new modern restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner at the entrance of Laguna Phuket in Bangtao Beach.
Bampot Kitchen received a ‘Michelin Plate’ rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. ‘Michelin Plate’ is a recognition of excellent food.
‘Kin Dee’ means ‘eat well’ in Thai and this is a fitting name for this out-of-the-way breezy restaurant up by Phuket’s Sarasin Bridge.
Bounty Seafood Restaurant is part of a line of small seafood restaurants at the southern end of Karon’s beachfront road.
Ying occupies a little shophouse in Karon, but with some classy touches to it. These include smart table settings and wall decorations and the wooden sign over the entrance.
Sabaijai Café is a tiny restaurant conveniently located on Soi Patai 24, right opposite Nong Han Lake.