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Phuket foodies   by Amy Bensema

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@ Nai Harn

Food type: International, Mediterranean, Seafood & BBQ, Thai
Fresh and contemporary dining concepts combine with a stunning seaside location to inspiring effect at The Nai Harn. 0 7638 0200

Rock Salt

@ Nai Harn

Food type: Seafood & BBQ, Mediterranean, Thai
Rock Salt is a popular beachside restaurant with an idyllic position overlooking the Andaman Sea. The location inspires lazy breakfasts, long lunches, extended sunset happy hours, and indulgent evening dining affairs. 0 7638 0200

The Boathouse Restaurant

@ Kata Beach

Food type: International
Dine against the romantic backdrop of the Andaman Sea, The Boathouse remains true to its award-winning classic Mediterranean and authentic Thai culinary traditions. 0 7633 0015-7


@ Karon

Food type: International, Indian, Italian, Thai
Portosino presents Phuket's most popular Grande Indian Brunch experience on selected Sundays, Bringing in the essence of authentic Indian dishes infused with modern flavours, prepared by their Master Indian Chef. 076 302 660

Kee Sky Lounge

@ Patong

Food type: Modern Tapas, Mediterranean, Seafood & BBQ, Thai
Rooftop bar and restaurant on 6th floor (bar/restaurant) and 7th floor (lounge/jacuzzi), with 360 degree sea & sunset views, featuring signature beverages, Mediterranean & Thai tapas. 0 7633 5800

Sears & Co Bar and Grill

@ Patong Beach

Food type: Asian, Seafood, BBQ, Steaks & Grills, Western
A stylish bar and grill, with indoor and outdoor spaces. Offers great meats and fish on the grill with great entertainment experiences at any time of the day. 0 7664 5999


@ Kamala

Food type: Thai
Sitting amongst the pine trees overlooking the spectacular Kamala Beach, Jaras is a sophisticated contemporary restaurant, combining authentic flavours and progressive presentation throughout the dining experience. 0 7662 9999


@ Kamala

Food type: Japanese
An interactive dining experience in an elegant and relaxed setting with live and theatrical cooking. The restaurant can seat up to 16 guests. Prior reservation is recommended. 076 231 234

SALA Restaurant

@ Mai Khao

Food type: International, Seafood & BBQ, Steaks & Grills, Thai
Al Fresco dining at its best, on the shores of Mai Khao Beach. Enjoy an extensive menu of fresh seafood, international flavours and Thai delicacies. 0 7633 8888


@ Kamala

Food type: Japanese
Tengoku offers veritable Japanese cuisine, inspired by the ancient techniques and presentation of Osaka's cooking masters and brought to you with a contemporary and fun twist. 076 629 999

The Approach Restaurant

@ Thai Mueang

Food type: Thai, Breakfast, Coffee, Bakeries & Desserts, Western
Serving traditional Thai favourites such as Kung Sarong or Pad Kaprow Neua with a modern twist, along with a selection of chef's western style creations such as the Aquella Juicy Burger. 0 7667 9308

Courtside Café by SiamSportsPro

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: Café, Bakery, Desserts
Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, power plugs, fast free WiFi, air conditioning, reasonable prices, private parking. 082 216 4591

My Grill Restaurant

@ Naka Yai Island

Food type: Steaks & Grills
The ultimate al fresco dining. Enjoy My Grill, an open beachside grill house, offering the freshest seafood and juiciest steaks with a southern Thai influence. 0 7637 1400

Home 67 Café Phuket

@ Rawai

Food type: Homemade Pastries & Desserts
A charming café in the quiet village of Baan Saiyuan, Home 67 Café Phuket features an array of freshly baked pastries and desserts as well as a very small Thai food menu. The owner, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, serves up quite possibly the best croissants on the island. Make sure to order one with butter and jam as soon as you walk in the door 080 524 3036

Five Olives Restaurant

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: Italian
A classy dining venue located at the entrance to Shambala Villa, Five Olives Restaurant focuses on handmade pizza, in Napoletana or Naples style, and serves up a variety of authentic Italian dishes from the highest quality ingredients. Recommended dishes include the Burrata Wild Rocket Pizza and the Seafood Stew. Don't miss their special oyster promotions! 082 629 4944

At Twentytwo House & Café

@ Patong

Food type: International, Vegan & Vegetarian
A popular café located in Patong, At Twentytwo House & Café serves up healthy fare such as smoothie bowls, poke bowls, all day breakfast, fresh juice and coffee. If you're looking for healthy options in Patong, do drop into the Instagram-worthy café for a bite to eat 084 246 6464

O Bao

@ Phuket Old Town

Food type: Asian Fusion
Newly opened in Phuket Old Town, O Bao is a small restaurant that specialises in homemade steamed buns and refreshing homemade lemonade. O Bao boasts a pleasant dining setting with a few tables and lots of greenery, and is a great place to stop for lunch before exploring the tourist attractions of Old Town 094 734 3578

Claws & Co Phuket

@ Mai Khao

Food type: Seafood
The talk of the Mai Khao neighborhood, Claws & Co Phuket is a seafood shack serving up the freshest seafood available. Put on your bib and dig into loaded platters and buckets with the use of hammers and claw crackers. A great family restaurant, Claws & Co Phuket is worth trying after a day lazing on Mai Khao Beach 076 336 123

Little Persian

@ Rawai

Food type: Iranian
A small restaurant in Rawai big on flavor, Little Persian serves up authentic, tasty Iranian cuisine. The menu features a variety of tasty kebabs, various lamb shank dishes and plenty of hummus and falafel. Steaks, wraps and burgers are also available. Recommended dish for those who love fresh flavours is the Chicken Kebab Wrap. 082 060 3350

Kiko Japanese Restaurant

@ Patong

Food type: Japanese
Fresh ingredients imported from Japan are the menu highlight of Kiko Japanese Restaurant's authentic fare. Located in Patong and one of the first Japanese restaurants in Phuket, it serves up heaping sushi plates and sashimi platters, traditional Bento boxes, Soba, Teppanyaki favourites and tempura. The food at Kiko Japanese Restaurant is fantastic. Make a point to drop in 076 380 050

La Salada Rawai

@ Rawai

Food type: Spanish & Tapas
Newly opened in Rawai not far from Nai Harn Beach, La Salada serves up traditional summer Spanish dishes and tapas. All of the food is fresh, flavourful, 100% homemade and enhanced by a variety of refreshing Sangria drinks. Also, interesting to note, the dishes at La Salada Rawai all use garlic. 084 899 0696

Baloo's Bar & Grill

@ Patong

Food type: International &Thai
Located in Patong, Baloo's Bar & Grill is a favourite amongst expats due to its massive burgers, Doner Kebab Sundays and authentic Thai food. An inviting restaurant with a friendly owner, stop into Baloo's Bar & Grill and order the Truffle Burger, or if you're feeling adventurous, the extremely spicy Ghost Pepper Burger. 064 020 9879

Go Fresh Thailand

@ Thalang

Food type: International
Go Fresh Thailand is a unique healthy eats restaurant that serves brunch, breakfast and burgers from urban farming and sustainable production methods. The food here is fresh and tasty with menu items such as Blueberry Chia Pudding, Lamb Kefta, Crispy Chicken Burger and Poke Bowl with marinated tuna. If you're craving something fresh and healthy, Go Fresh Thailand has you covered 081 281 9293

Foodies is compiled by Amy Bensema, copywriter & content creator
Amy is an American expat who has lived in Phuket since 2008. A longtime contributor to Window on Phuket, Amy seeks out unique local experiences & off the beaten path attractions which truly highlight the island’s natural charm &Phuketian flavour. She also writes feature articles on travel & Phuket’s dynamic dining scene.

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