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Top 5 Restaurants in Phuket

Where to eat in Phuket?

Phuket is known for its beautiful beaches, scuba diving, stunning accommodations, and, most notably, its delicious food! Phuket is home to numerous state-of-the-art restaurants, clubs, and bars for the locals and tourists to enjoy.

They have a range of traditional Thai foods to different international foods. This article will be highlighting the top 5 restaurants in Phuket that you have to try out when visiting Thailand.

Sea, Fire and Salt

The first restaurant on our list is Sea Fire Salt, located in the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas. They are open from noon to midnight, and they serve lunch, dinner, dessert, and numerous beverages. They serve extravagant international food with fresh local ingredients resulting in luxurious cuisine that leave their customers in awe.

Sea Fire Salt is known for cooking meats and seafood on a Himalayan salt block. They heat the block to 200 degrees and cook the meat or seafood of your choice to your desired temperature. This technique adds to the flavour profile and infuses the meat with over 80 minerals from the Himalayan salt block. It is also a healthier alternative than using regular salt or sea salt.

At Sea Fire Salt, they have appetisers, soups, mains, pasta and risotto, desserts, sides and beverages. They also have items you can order to share and the meat and seafood options cooked on the Himalayan salt blocks such as Andaman tiger prawns, seabass fillet, Phuket lobster, wagyu rib eye, or an Australian lamb cutlet.

Some of the other items on their menu include Andaman soft shell crab, lobster bisque, Norwegian seared salmon, porcini mushroom risotto, and the surf and turf tower to share.

Sea Fire Salt is a definite must-try when you are in Phuket. Not only is the restaurant beautiful, and the food is divine, but they also provide a unique experience with cooking the meats and seafood on the Himalayan salt block. It is the perfect restaurant for a romantic night out with your significant other or even if you want to splurge with your friends.

Rice Restaurant

Next, we have the Rice Restaurant in the Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort Patong. The menu was created by Mr Somrit Chitchoneepan, more commonly referred to as Chef Max, who began cooking when he was a mere 17 years old. His journey started when he came across someone who was attacked and took care of him, only to find out the man was an Italian chef who ended up offering him a job.

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The Rice Restaurant offers gourmet Western and Thai food to suit everyone’s tastes. They focus on beautiful dishes bursting with flavour to excite your taste buds. The signature dishes they offer include Tom Yum Andaman (spicy seafood in a coconut milk sauce with lemongrass and lime) and Pharma Roong Song (a stir-fried chicken prawn curry with crispy basil on top.)

They also offer a unique option for a floating breakfast. You have a luxury breakfast served to you in the comfort of the warm pool. Additionally, they make plenty of tasty cocktails and have lots of different wine options to go with each gourmet meal.

If you are searching for a luxury restaurant to eat at with show-stopping dishes, captivating cocktails, and a beautiful location, then the Rice Restaurant is the place for you. You will surely be able to feel the passion of Chef Max through the quality of the dishes. It is a great place to go for a date or book for any special occasion as they also do catering and host events.


The Boathouse Restaurant

Now we have the award-winning Boathouse Restaurant. The Boathouse Restaurant is known for its gourmet Western and Thai food, impressive wine cellar, and gorgeous views of Kata Beach. They have received the “Best of Award of Excellence” for the past 15 years and have been mentioned many times in the Tatler’s Best Restaurant Guide.

The Boathouse Restaurant has five different areas where you can dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They serve both international and Thai food, plus have various cocktails and wine options to choose from. They also have the “Chef’s Weekend Menu”, which gives you the possibility of a two or three-course meal that changes every week. Additionally, they offer 2 hours of free-flow drinks for under USD 30.00.

They have many options to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Some of the items on the Thai menu include Satay Gai (Satay Chicken serves with peanut sauce and pineapple cucumber salad), Pak Boong Fai Dang (Stir-fried morning glory in an oyster sauce with chilli and garlic), and Khao Phad Ya Nad (Pineapple and prawn fried rice with onions, bell peppers, cashews, raisins, and curry powder. On the Western menu, some items they serve are Tuna Tartare, Tasmanian Smoked Salmon, Boathouse BBQ Pork Ribs, and Prawn Piri Piri.

The Boathouse Restaurant is the perfect restaurant for any occasion. Whether you are looking for an exciting evening full of great food, drinks, and live entertainment, an intimate and romantic evening with your partner, or a relaxing evening at the bar admiring the beach, they will accommodate you and make sure that all of your expectations are met for the most optimal experience.

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Blue Elephant Phuket

The Blue Elephant Phuket is one of the most unique restaurants on the list. The restaurant was created by Chef Noor Somany Steppe, a Thai native who learned about cooking through her mother, who was very knowledgeable about food.

She met her husband, a Belgian art dealer, who helped her open up her very first restaurant. Blue Elephant Phuket is unique because they not only serve traditional Thai food, but they serve more modern Thai food and Peranakan as well.

Blue Elephant Phuket has a lunch menu, a regular menu, and a vegetarian menu called “From The Garden To The Table”. Some of the dishes they offer on the regular menu include Steamed Andaman Sea Bass Dumplings, Blue Elephant Tiger Prawn Pad Thai, and Chicken Green Curry.

A few dishes on the lunch menu are Phuketian Fish Cake, Five Spiced Duck, and Stir-Fried Melinjo Leaves With Egg. They also offer desserts on each menu, such as Khao Niew Mamuang (steamed sticky rice and coconut milk with mango and coconut ice cream), Mango Cheesecake, and Coconut Flan.

If you are interested in trying out many different kinds of Thai cuisine made uniquely, then Blue Elephant Phuket is the place for you! You can experience traditional Thai food, modern Thai food, and Peranakan food all in the same place. It is an excellent place for anyone who wants an experience you can’t find anywhere else.

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

The last restaurant on the list of where to eat in Phuket?is the award-winning Mom Tri’s Kitchen. This restaurant is located in Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, a resort in Phuket on Kata Beach. Mom Tri’s Kitchen is most known for their wine and cocktails as they have won numerous awards from Wine Spectator.

Mom Tri’s Kitchen not only has delicious cocktails, but they also serve continental, fusion, and Thai gourmet food. It is also in the ideal location as it is right on Kata Beach. This allows you to enjoy your gourmet meal while admiring the beautiful Andaman Sea and the white sandy beach.

Some dishes they serve include Tasmanian Salmon, Tempura Snapper, and Barramundi Fillet. They also offer Pork Belly And Sea Scallop, Veal Parmesan, and 3 Hour Lamb Shank. Additionally, they also have a variety of desserts such as Tempera Banana, Passion Fruit Cheesecake, and Pavlova.

If you’re looking for a gourmet restaurant with an overview of one of the gorgeous beaches in Phuket, then you need to visit Mom Tri’s Kitchen. They not only have a great selection of food, but they also have numerous cocktails and different types of wine you can try. How can you not enjoy yourself while indulging in delicious food and drinks while watching the sun go down on a beach?


Final Thoughts

These are the top 5 restaurants in Phuket! Each restaurant has unique features that make them special and different. These restaurants are great options for anyone looking for delicious food, a beautiful ambience, and a quality experience. You surely will not be disappointed if you get the opportunity to visit any of these restaurants.

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