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Phuket foodies   by Amy Bensema

  Around Phuket

Sienna Rocks

@ Kamala

Food type: All day breakfast, International, Japanese, Mediterranean
Sitting al fresco at Sienna Rocks Café & Pool Club, you can easily imagine you’re in a hip coastal eatery somewhere along the Mediterranean Sea or cosy in Japan… 0 7633 7300

SALA Restaurant

@ Maikhao

Food type: 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 & Thai delicacies. 0 7633 8888

Tonsai Restaurant

@ Naka Island

Food type: Thai
Taste traditional Thai dishes at Tonsai. This worldly island restaurant offers buffet & à la carte options to satisfy your individual palate any time of the day in Phuket. 0 7660 2435

Kata Rocks

@ Kata

Food type: Thai, Mediterranean
Located right on the oceanfront, featuring authentic Mediterranean & Thai delicacies & spectacular views over the Andaman Sea. 0 7637 0777


@ Nai Harn

Food type: International Mediterranean Seafood & BBQ, Thai
Fresh & 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, & indulgent evening dining affairs. 0 7638 0200

Vanilla Sky Bar & Gastro Pub

@ Kamala

Food type: Bars & Pubs
Stunning sea views, creative craft cocktails & modern stylish Gastro Pub dishes. 0 7633 7300


@ Chalong & Nai Harn

Food type: Barbecue & Healthy Eats
A popular restaurant on Soi Taied with a newly opened branch in Nai Harn, Ali’s BBQ is a favourite amongst the Muay Thai fighter crowd. Grilled meats, fresh vegetables, homemade panini and pita bread and local produce combine for delicious meals. Do try the Lamb Steak Grill, Salmon Skewers and the Falafel Pita. 083 642 0142


@ Phuket Town

Food type: Thai
A hole in the wall Thai restaurant recognised by the prestigious Michelin Guide, Khunjeedyodpak is famous for its Thai rice noodle dish, Radna, served with pork or seafood. It is also a wonderful place to munch on freshly grilled pork or chicken satay. Popular with local Thais, there is often a queue outside of the restaurant, but the simple dishes served here are worth the wait. 061 246 6656


@ Phuket Town

Food type: Steaks & Seafood
Let’s Meat Bar & Grill is a steakhouse in Phuket Town that serves high quality meat cuts, including imported Australian beef, the freshest local seafood and also has an all-you-can-eat salad bar as well as a pizza menu. The steaks available are good value for money and are served with various homemade sauces and choice of potato. 083 554 5422


@ Karon

Food type: International & Thai
A beachfront bistro, Window on Karon Bistro offers international cuisine and local Thai fare. Prices are affordable, and portions are large. Highly recommended is their Gnocchi Four Cheese Sauce, Chicken Burger with avocado and their epic Phuket Lobster Thermidor. 094 604 0172


@ Kamala

Food type: Dim Sum & Vietnamese
Located in Kamala, Dim Sum Café serves up fresh, homemade dim sum and Vietnamese dishes. Dim sum is excellent here, and it is highly recommended to try the Vietnamese Nem which are fried spring rolls stuffed with chicken or pork. 063 896 9716


@ Kathu

Food type: Italian
A pizzeria, Italian restaurant and deli located in Kathu, La Casina Rossa specialises in traditional Italian dishes with authentic tastes. Enjoy flavourful pastas, massive pizzas or takeaway cheese and cold cuts from the in-house deli. 061 726 4260


@ Nai Yang

Food type: Cakes & Coffee
An adorable coffee shop at Nai Yang Beach, Chill House serves up excellent homemade cakes and delicious coffee. The cakes are some of the fanciest you’ll find in Phuket, and in addition to being delicious, are beautifully presented. Highly recommended is the New York Cheesecake. 086 947 9090


@ Bang Tao

Food type: Mediterranean
A beachfront restaurant owned and operated by a French & Thai chef, The Beach Cuisine is popular for its fresh Mediterranean dishes. Every Sunday, the restaurant offers up Wood Fired Seafood Paella and make sure to check out their Couscous Friday with lamb shank, chicken and Moroccan beef meatballs. 093 668 5182


@ Cape Panwa

Food type: International & Thai
A completely Halal restaurant in Cape Panwa, The Panwa Cafe offers up scrump-tious, authentic Thai fare, noodle dishes, sandwiches and pizza. Try one of their fusion dishes such as the creamy, crunchy Spinach Roti with cheese. 083 592 7544


@ Phuket Town

Food type: International
A cute café in Phuket Town, FIVE Loaves Burgers & Café serves up juicy home-made burgers served on housemade buns, crunchy French fries and authentic milkshakes. Quality ingredients and fresh produce make the burgers a tasty treat. Highly recommended is the Classic Cheeseburger Set. 092 920 3233


@ Patong

Food type: MexMexican & Thai
Nestled between Kamala and Patong, Salsa Mexicana serves up authentic Mexican favoUrites such as sizzling fajitas and stacked nachos, freshly made Thai food, European favoUrites and a stocked tequila bar. With a great location on the cliff, Salsa Mexicana is perfect for a romantic sunset dinner. 082 287 4287

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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