Thailand Phuket Best Restaurants 2016

There are restaurants to suit every taste, serving a huge selection of western and Asian food, here you can find number of Phuket best restaurants 2016.

The variety of cuisine and dining experiences is one of the major attractions of the island.

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.

Phuket Best Restaurants list considered and weighed up each restaurant’s cuisine, setting, service, location, atmosphere and décor, here you can find a definitive list.

Here you can find a wide range of cuisine from various countries. Bon appétit!

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

Phuket Best Restaurants

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Mom Tri’s Kitchen Royale at Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach balances the three factors perfectly and invites the diner to simply appreciate and enjoy some fabulous cuisine in a divine setting.

Villa Royale straddles the headland separating Kata Yai and Kata Noi beaches on Phuket’s west coast, Kata is some eight kilometres south of Patong.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Mom Tri’s Kitchen Royale is sumptuous in its décor with terracotta floor tiling and views out over Kata Noi and the Andaman Sea to die for (don’t miss sunset here).

There is a successful marriage between natural and man-made décor in its al fresco section and a plain old-fashioned sense of delicate taste throughout.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The wine cellar here deserves a mention: with over 700 labels and a skilled and seasoned sommelier it’s no great wonder that this cellar wins consecutive ‘Wine Spectator’ Awards of Excellence year after year.

There are two executive chefs at Mom Tri’s kitchen, handling the western and Thai side of things respectively.

The menu is extensive and veers from traditional dishes to fusion creations.

The anti pasto is very well presented and is a perfect starter along with a complimentary cup of fresh gazpacho and beautifully fresh home-baked bread.

For mains, slow-cooked veal cheek in a red wine sauce with porcini mushrooms and roast vegetables is a heavy dish made lighter by the excellent French rosé while Phuket tuna ‘provençal’ with carrot puree, roast yellow pepper, and cherry tomato ketchup is somewhat lighter in texture.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The menu is extensive and veers from traditional dishes to fusion creations.

It certainly is not cheap and diners should be aware of this fact but in certain facets such as location and atmosphere it’s a very hard act to beat.

Mom Tri’s Kitchen is one of Phuket best Restaurants.

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

  • Opening Hours: 7:00 – 23:00
  • Location: in Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Kata Noi Beach
  • Address: 12 Kata Noi Road, Phuket 83100
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 333 568

Acqua

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Acqua Restaurant is certainly one of the most notable fine-dining venues in Kalim Beach, just north of Patong Beach from which it is separated by a rocky cape.

Acqua is a modern Italian restaurant that is the labour of love of Sardinian-born chef, Alessandro Frau.

With clean lines, a futuristic design and great views out over the Andaman, Acqua is definitely a leading contender for one of the most aesthetically-pleasing restaurants in Phuket.

Acqua Restaurant is one of Phuket best Restaurants.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The chef Alessandro is not only dedicated to his food, he’s also very personable, with excellent English, and is a hands-on chef, supervising each and every dish as it comes out of the kitchen.

There’s nothing short of a phenomenal wine list here – Acqua has 50 Italian labels alone – and with a list this long there’s bound to be something for everyone.

From 1,100 baht to 20,000 baht the 140-label list must have taken a lot of sourcing.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Starters, yellow fin tuna and swordfish carpaccio with pantelleria capers, cherry tomatoes, dried musciame of tuna in lemon and mature extra-virgin olive oil is in keeping with the standards of this excellent restaurant while fresh artichokes salad with bottarga (treated fish roe shavings), celery and fresh sheep milk ricotta cheese dressed with fine extra virgin olive oil is faithful to the original recipe.

For mains, grilled tuna fillet on eggplants and zucchini, fresh cherry tomatoes, capers and oregano sauce is admirable.

The sea bass fillet cooked in Vermentino wine, with fresh artichokes, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and capers is a tour de force – the fish done perfectly and the vegetables more than complementing the dish as a whole.

This, of course, all comes at a price and Acqua is not for people who count the pennies.

Phuket Best Restaurants

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
  • Address: 322/5 Prabaramee Road Kalim Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 618 127

DeDos Restaurant

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Phuket Best Restaurants

DeDos Restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences in Phuket.

This rather small venue is located on Tinlay Place near the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort Complex in Bangtao.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Run by Pablo Blattman, a Swiss-Bolivian Chef, DeDos is a gastronomic restaurant serving dishes blending French cooking techniques with Mediterranean and Asian – mostly Japanese and Thai – influences.

The Chef Pablo’s passion for cooking and blending flavors produces dishes of extremely subtle tastes with flavours that explode in the mouth, leaving his restaurant guests ecstatic.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

DeDos is the perfect place to sample fine dining ‘à la Française’ with an Asian twist.

Set in a narrow two-storey townhouse like building, DeDos is dressed in black white red and features three dining areas.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

 It is simply stylish and cosy, in a way to keep the lead role confined to the plate.

 DeDos menu is pretty short, hosting 43 dishes available in four categories – starters, salads, pasta, main, and dessert.

Revisited year after year, it nevertheless features a good list of immovable favourites such as ‘tartar duo’ (tuna and salmon tartars, Asian and European style – 350 baht); foie gras ravioli with porcini mushroom sauce and truffle oil – 490 baht; lobster bisque soup flambéed with Pastis and its prawn ravioli – 390 baht; DeDos tuna (pan-seared yellow-fin tuna filet in cashew nut black pepper robe served with taboulé and wasabi-crème fraiche – 790 baht); tournedos Rossini (Angus 120-day grain-fed beef tenderloin topped with pan-seared foie gras, truffle-port wine sauce, veggies and tagliatelle – 1,300 baht; and for the sweet-tooth, ‘moelleux au chocolat’ (warm chocolate cake with a melting heart and strawberry sorbet – 390 baht.

DeDos Restaurant is one of Phuket best Restaurants.
  • Opening Hours: From 18:00-23:00 – Closed on Mondays
  • Location: Tinlay Place on Lagoon Road
  • Remarks: reservation recommended – private catering availability
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 325 182

Boathouse Wine & Grill

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Boathouse is a tastefully appointed beachside boutique hotel with one of the most celebrated restaurants and wine cellars in Thailand.

Located at Kata Beach, its five-star restaurant serves gourmet French and Asian cuisine in sumptuous settings with top-of-the-range service.

Boathouse Wine & Grill is one of Phuket best Restaurants.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Boathouse has won the Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence every year since 2006, and that takes some doing.

The 800-label cellar has around 6,500 bottles featuring classical, organic, and New World wines and serves 32 wines by the glass.

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They sample an incredibly light, yet robust Heart of Stone, Marlborough sauvignon blanc with a home-smoked Tasmanian salmon, Belgium endive salad and dill and the resultant pairing is admirable, as is a duck liver medallion with apple and pear compote accompanied by a sweet Malaga MR Mountain, Telmo Rodriguez.

Phuket does not have a restaurant where dressing up is mandatory but you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t wear something special when dining here.

The beauty of dining at Boathouse is that, for foreign visitors with favourable currency rates, it is affordable luxury.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Discreet, observant and intelligent, the wait staff members are dedicated to their profession and it shows.

Boathouse Wine & Grill

  • Location: In south Kata Beach. If you are coming from Patong, pass through Kata centre and carry on past Club Med then take a right at the ultimate T-junction. The hotel is 300 metres to the right.
  • Address: Kokthanot Road, South Kata.
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 330 015-7

La Gaetana 

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Phuket Best Restaurants

La Gaetana enjoys a formidable reputation in Phuket as a small, family-run Italian restaurant with an eye for details.

With only 32 covers, the restaurant is intimate and with light background jazz, the foundation for a wonderful evening dining out is established even before you arrive.

There are 23 labels in all with only one being non-Italian (a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon house wine).

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Phuket Best Restaurants

A mixed carpaccio of salmon, tuna, beef and an especially tasty smoked duck breast is a great opener, along with rocket salad with parmesan in balsamic vinegar.

A great touch is the warm baguette slices in a wicker basket accompanied by sachets of homemade butter.

Imported baked Portobello mushroom in gorgonzola sauce is next and a rare treat it is.

Following a homemade sorbet we continue with cannelloni in a bolognaise sauce that approaches perfection.

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Phuket Best Restaurants
There is also an extensive selection of extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars in decanters on a dresser by the door to raise culinary standards even higher.

The staff members are young, polite and professional, you will be well looked after.

La Gaetana Restaurant is one of Phuket best Restaurants.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

La Gaetana Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: for lunch Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Closed Wednesday.
  • Location: 352 Phuket Road. Phuket Town.
  • Remarks: Evening reservations necessary.
  • Tel: 076 250 523 – Mobile: 081 397 1227

Breeze at Cape Yamu

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Breeze Restaurant is a scenic spot. and it is one of Phuket best Restaurants.

Located at Cape Yamu, on the east coast of Phuket, this stylish open-sided venue is caressed by light winds and straddles a beachside incline with views out over Cape Yamu and distant Phuket Town.

Breeze offers modern and inventive cuisine, featuring only the freshest possible ingredients and a menu that changes every few days in accordance with available local quality produce.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

There’s an intelligent 12-label wine list here plus a couple of sparkling and Champagne choices as well as organic wine.

the Mas Neuf Les Conviviales rosé goes admirably well with each dish sampled, starting with flatbread served with homemade cashew nut butter followed by starters of creamy shrimp cocktail with a hint of paprika, cucumber coriander and spring onion.

A duck rillette with sensational apricot mustard, greens and grilled bread is just as good.

For mains a redfish a la plancha in super crispy batter with well-textured green beans, shallots and mizuna aioli and duck confit are confirmation that the cuisine here rivals and excels the best Phuket has to offer.

Dessert-wise, we try a fresh pomelo sorbet with mint sago which is freshness itself, bursting with flavour and character.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Breeze Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: Every Day from 12:00 – 22:00 Except Sunday – 12:00 – 16:00 for our Long Lazy Sunday brunch, by reservation only.
  • Location: Cape Yamu, 228 Moo 7, Paklok, Thalang.
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 271 2320

 Le Versace

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Le Versace Restaurant Lounge Bar is certainly a class act: settled on the hillside of Phra Baramee Road, it is the highest open-air restaurant in Patong Beach.

It features an extremely stylish décor; and it serves a sophisticated French cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients it is one of Phuket best Restaurants. .

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The views out over the town and beach are spectacular and it’s definitely worth getting there for early evening, when the golden rays of the setting sun reflect and almost animate the golden theme running throughout this unusual three-storey restaurant.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

World-renowned for their excellence and culinary expertise and the talent here is evident in the form of cleverly-prepared dishes such as pan-seared slice of duck liver with banana chutney and tamarind honey sauce (550 baht Starter / 950 baht Main); salmon marinated with kaffir lime and yellow lemon (650 baht Starter / 950 baht Main); and lamb hind shank slow-cooked for 12 hours, served with young vegetables and potatoes gratin scented with truffle oil 1,280 baht, just to name a few.

Versace is definitely an intimate place, with only a handful of tables and a limited wait staff.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

It’s the ideal restaurant for a romantic date, although given the overall size of the place it could also be a great place for a company event or a private party.

Le Versace Restaurant Lounge Bar

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late. Closed Tuesdays
  • Location: 206/56 Prabaramee Road, Patong
  • Tel: 082 448 4887

Old Siam Restaurant

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Old Siam is the perfect restaurant for an authentic Thai dinner in a very peaceful environment.

Located in Nakalay Bay on the private beachfront of the long-established yet opulent Thavorn Beach Village & Spa (which celebrated its 26th anniversary in 2014), Old Siam is one of the few restaurants in Phuket at which guests can still enjoy a delicious Thai Royale Cuisine dinner with their toes in the sand it is one of Phuket best Restaurants.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The restaurant – and most of the resort – are built in classic Lanna Style (from the 15th century in northern Thailand) and features three distinct dining areas: indoor, in a courtyard, and right on the beach.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Old Siam menu hosts a great choice of specialities coming from all regions of Thailand; Royal Thai Cuisine is the true rendition of authentic Thai cuisine, featuring recipes which have been created and prepared for centuries in aristocratic households.

A great starter is the set of four authentic appetisers at 520 baht that can be accompanied with a plate of chicken/beef/pork satay at 380 baht

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Tom Yam Goong (spicy soup with prawns) and Tom Khao Kai (coconut soup with chicken)  are of course part of the menu, respectively at 450 and 380 baht; for the main course, a classic yet unavoidable dish is kai phad med mamuang (sautéed chicken with cashew nuts) at 440 baht. Khun Noi, maitre d’hôtel at Old Siam for an impressive 17 years, assures that seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes are prepared according to customers’ choice concerning the degree of spiciness.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Classy yet unpretentious, a dinner at Old Siam is a unique experience blending top-notch food, outstanding location, and excellent service.

Old Siam Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30
  • Location: on the beachfront of Thavorn Beach Village at Nakalay Bay
  • Tel: 076 290 334

La Gritta Italian Restaurant

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Phuket Best Restaurants

La Gritta is without doubt one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket and it is one of Phuket best Restaurants.

Located in the compound of Amari Phuket at the southern end of Patong Bay, this fine-dining venue – as well as the whole resort – went through a complete refurbishment in 2013 before reopening in 2014.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The new La Gritta Italian Restaurant features a superb contemporary design throughout its two distinct areas respectively named: La Gritta, the restaurant itself which includes both indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining areas; and La Gritta Terrace – a cosy, modern lounge partially open-air on the second floor.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The two areas have stunning views over Patong Bay and offer a unique place for a gourmet dinner under the stars, only ‘perturbed’ by the relaxing sound of the waves licking the shore and the cool sea breeze refreshing the atmosphere and offering the ultimate tropical dinner.

  • Opening Hours: From 10:00 – midnight
  • Location: in Amari Phuket Resort at the southern end of Patong Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 292 697

Home Kitchen

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed is the new project of Chef Daniel Isberg at the northern part of Patong Bay.

Home Kitchen’s arty design comes from the sparkling creative brain of another talented Phuket character – Australian industrial artist John Underwood – who is famous for recycling and transforming old stuff into splendid pieces of art.

Set in a two-storey building with the second floor shaped as an upside-down boat’s hull opened to the sea.

The venue is highly original and fashionable; a perfect place for a stylish sundowner before a fine dinner prepared by internationally recognised head chef.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

By now famous – weekly ‘Chef Dinner’ (four courses at 950 baht – starts at 19:00 every Tuesday, all year round – reservation mandatory),

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Phuket Best Restaurants

The Chef prepared a menu for Home Kitchen that should be able to satisfy all Epicureans visiting Phuket: from foie gras (terrine) tacos with pear and mint chutney, rocket and balsamic/vanilla reduction at 455 baht, to king scallop carpaccio with spicy ginger/coriander dressing, cucumber sorbet and seaweed salad at 375 baht, to lemon & vanilla risotto with pan seared tiger prawns at 495 baht to anchovy & rosemary marinated lamb tenderloin with sun choke cream, sautéed farmers vegetables, café de Paris butter and potato/truffle wedges at 750 baht, the choice and quality of the dishes is simply outstanding.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00 – late (kitchen opens 18:00 – 23:00)
  • Location: at Kalim Beach, opposite the street food court
  • Remarks: Reservation recommended (mandatory for ‘Chef Dinner’)
  • Tel: +66 (0)93 764 6753

Sam’s Steaks & Grill

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Sam’s Steak & Grill is one of the most reliable restaurants for those looking for unpretentious yet quality dining in Patong.

Located in Patong’s Holiday Inn, this opulent restaurant delivers the goods in style: classy décor, refined ambience, delicious cuisine and impeccable service; you can’t go wrong at Sam’s Steak & Grill.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Basically, Sam’s is divided into an open-air dining area and a rather more intimate lounge, separated by a glass-walled wine cellar.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Prices at Sam’s aren’t exactly cheap but for the quality on offer on the whole they’re quite balanced:

Example a 450 gr. fillet Wellington for two along with pate de foie gras is in the region of 1,500 baht while beef fillet Stroganoff in mushroom sauce on egg noodles topped with sour cream is 660 baht.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Overall, Sam’s seats 50 diners, so it never becomes frenetic.

Besides, the constant and agreeable piped-in music helps keep things calm.

Sam’s Steaks & Grill

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00 last orders 22:30
  • Location: at Holiday Inn Phuket
  • Address: 52 Thaweewong Road, Patong
  • Tel: 076 340 608

Trisara Seafood Restaurant

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Phuket Best Restaurants

A hint: ‘Trisara’ is Sanskrit for ‘third garden in heaven’.

‘Seafood’ is the latest culinary creation of Trisara – the only five-star resort on the island with a Thai chef.

Chef Kla is an extremely well-travelled man, having been sent on culinary missions to Sydney, New York, Singapore and Spain – working alongside and learning from one- and two-star Michelin chefs.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

Set on the beachfront area of the resort, Seafood features three separate areas: a stylish indoor dining room, a few tables under the shade of a pergola, and a terrace right next to the beach.

Classy yet unpretentious, Trisara Seafood is the right place for sampling freshly caught products from the Andaman Sea in style.

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They enjoy light, battered fish and chips along with a sea bass dish featuring squid, sugar snap peas, watercress and red quinoa. All this, along with a heavenly dessert selection and 2010 Whispering Angel rosé from Provence, is enough to make one believe that terrestrial paradise is achievable – it’s just a matter of knowing where to look.

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Phuket Best Restaurants

There’s a balance to be struck here: Seafood is certainly not inaccessible to non-hotel guests yet it remains a place for a very special day out, for that out-of-the-ordinary meal we all should treat ourselves to once in a while.

Seafood Restaurant at Trisara

  • Opening Hours: 12:30 –15:00, 19:00 – 22:30 Closed Sundays
  • Location: Trisara Resort, northwestern Phuket
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 310 100


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Sources: lagritta.com, trisara.com, phuket.com, Hotels.com,
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