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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

PLUM Prime Steakhouse

@ Kamala

Food type: Thai
PLUM is fired up! A charcoal oven at the centre. Amazing steaks & creative fish & seafood dishes… Casual, yet chic, with amazing sea views. 0 7633 7300

Vanilla Sky Bar & Gastro Pub

@ Kamala

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

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

Amore Café

@ Phuket Old Town

Food type: Mexican
A colorful café in Phuket Old Town, Amore Café & Bar serves breakfast, brunch and burgers, but Mexican and Tex-Mex food is their speciality. Sink your teeth into sizzling beef fajitas, rich queso enchiladas, classic taco favourites or try their loaded super beef nachos. 093 578 4987


@ Chalong

Food type: Turkish
An authentic Turkish restaurant situated on Soi Taied, KATATURK Chalong sources quality ingredients to prepare favourites such as Turkish style chicken soup, loaded wraps, healthy breakfasts and rich, homemade hummus. Highly recommended are their signature Turkish kebabs. 095 014 0004


@ Rawai

Food type: International & Thai
A cozy café specialising in craft & eco coffee, TARA Café is a stylish addition to the Rawai neighbourhood. The café serves up homemade cakes, features a selection of coffee and tea as well as a simple food menu. Munch on Thai classics, breakfast favourites, sandwiches and pizza. 081 956 8006

Shalimar Restaurant

@ Koh Kaew

Food type: Pakistani
A simple eatery that packs a powerful punch, Shalimar Restaurant serves up Pakistani dishes at affordable prices. Enjoy Biryani dishes, rich and spicy curries, homemade naan and chapati or try a signature dish such as Bhindi Masala. 094 648 9488

Ann’s Kitchen Bar & Grill

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: International & Thai
Situated in Boat Avenue, Ann’s Kitchen Bar & Grill serves delicious International & Thai cuisine from a large menu. Try homemade breakfasts, burgers & salads and authentic Thai dishes. Check out the restaurant’s popular Curry Night every Wednesday for a variety of curries served with roti, naan or yellow rice. 084 063 0620

HogFather BBQ & More

@ Palai

Food type: Barbecue
Located on Soi Palai, HogFather BBQ & More grills up Texas-inspired barbecue delights. Tuck into smoky brisket, flavourful pulled pork and melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs. Classic sides include coleslaw, mashed potatoes and baked beans. Burgers and sandwiches round out the menu, and barbecue meats are available by the kilo. 082 582 5102

Kata Villa

@ Karon

Food type: International & Thai
Located across from Karon Beach, Kata Villa Restaurant is a delightful venue with a large menu of International & Thai favourites at unbeatable prices. Indulge in a healthy breakfast, sample an authentic Thai curry or dine on a variety of steaks, burgers, pizzas or fresh seafood dishes in an open-air environment. 076 333 030

ZEN EAT Phuket

@ Rawai

Food type: French fusion
A delightful gem in Rawai, ZEN EAT Phuket excels in serving up French fusion cuisine in a garden setting. Meticulous attention goes into the flavourful preparation of each dish and the presentation is outstanding. Recommended dishes include Chef Sylvain’s Oriental Spicy Lamb Sausage and his delicious Red Berries Pavlova. 064 357 2979

Doner Café Phuket

@ Chalong

Food type: International
A tiny café in Chalong, Doner Café Phuket serves up Turkish kebabs, homemade falafel and Mexican-style pizza. The food here is fresh and tasty, and there is a selection of coffee and healthy drinks to accompany any meal.
081 970 0559

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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