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From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Petchakasem Road) through Petchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang Nga see more

There is fairly regular boat service between Phuket and nearby islands including Koh Yao and Koh Phi Phi. During the high season (October-May), travelers may also see more

Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which see more

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Restaurants & Nightlife in Phuket

Most restaurants on Phuket serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both, while in the more popular beaches, such as Patong, there are restaurants specializing in various international cuisines, such as Italian and German. Beachside, seafood barbeque restaurants are also common, as dining on fresh seafood is certainly a Phuket attraction. Thanks to the diversity of visitors to Phuket and the variety of restaurants established to cater to them, tourists are hardly starved for choice when dining on Phuket. Even vegetarians are in for a treat as Phuket’s local residents celebrate a vegetarian festival each year (around September/October).

Recommended Restaurants & Nightlife

1 Baan Rim Pa

Location : Prabaramee Rd., Patong Beach Baan Rim Pa This open air, two-story teak house provides magnificent, panoramic views of beach at Patong and to the Bay of Kalim. Complementing this spectacle, are the sounds of rolling waves heard crashing on the rocks below, a gentle sea breeze, and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking. The menu features Baan Rim Pa's "Royal Thai Cuisine", dishes formerly found only in the Grand Palace of Thailand. The piano bar offers an elegant place to enjoy a cocktail, with one of the best stocked bars in Thailand. The wine cellar has been the winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence each year since 2002. Baan Rim Pa is simply the finest restaurant in the Kingdom.

Cuisines Thai
Opening Hours Daily from 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7634 0789

2 Baba Soul Food

Location : Sakdidej Rd., Mueang District Baba Soul Food Baba Soul Food serves up a delicious selection of home-cooked Thai food in a cozy, relaxed setting of intricate architectural detail and undisturbed, panoramic ocean views. The dishes are meant for sharing and sampling, enjoying a meal the Thai way with friends and family. Using only fresh, wholesome ingredients, the Baba Soul Food experience caters to everyone who shares a common love for home-style Thai food.

Cuisines Thai
Opening Hours 05:00 pm. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7637 1000

3 Full Moon Brew Work

Location : Jungceylone Shopping Center, Patong Beach Full Moon Brew Work The one & only microbrewery in the southern part of Thailand. Find the true small batch handcrafted beer with 100% all natural. Open for mini/ private party.

Cuisines Thai, International
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 08 3446 2736, 0 7636 6753

4 Joe's Downstairs

Location : Prabaramee Rd., Patong Beach Joe's Downstairs One of Phuket's most popular restaurants for lunch, sunset cocktails, dinner or late night drinks, Joe's Downstairs is located right on the water with breathtaking views of Kalim Bay. This backdrop, combined with the all white interior and terrazzo bar make Joe's is a great Phuket restaurant to meet friends for a few drinks, a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, delicious appetizers, tapas, grilled delights, and live seafood including Maine lobster. Offering sundeck seating only a few feet above the rocks, great music, wonderful ocean scenery and a comfortable relaxing atmosphere, Joe's Downstairs is Phuket's place to meet, anytime of day or night. Hotels in Patong Beach area

Cuisines International, Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7661 8245

5Kan Eang@Pier

Location : Chao Fa Rd., Chalong Bay Kan Eang @ pier Phuket's new Kan Eang@Pier is more than a restaurant. It's a destination. Kan Eang 1 has been a favorite restaurant among locals and visitors from around the world looking for the best seafood for more than 30 years. Kan Eang@Pier continues to satisfy any palate with freshly caught seafood from the bay and local Thai specialties. Kan Eang@pier's outdoor terrace stretches 200 meters along Chalong Bay. Visitors enjoy a panaramic view of the pier, the yacht harbor and nearby islands by day and the glistening water by night. It unique design blends traditional style with modern chic decor creating an incomparable ambience.

Cuisines Thai, Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 10:30 am. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7638 1212, 08 3173 1187

6Kruvit Raft

Location : Front of Maphrao Island , Mueang District Kruvit Raft Kruvit Raft Restaurant is the only floating freshly live seafood restaurant in Phuket. With the great location in the center of the island, it is very convenient for tourists and locals. Just reach the Laem Hin Pier, there will be free long – tail speed boat service provided. Only 2 minutes away, you will meet with large chilling bamboo rafting restaurant.

The highlight is the fresh-live seafood cooked by talented professional chefs. With the fresh-air comfortable atmosphere and beautiful sunset view which will make you meal unforgettable. Everyday they serve the best local fresh seafood.

Cuisines Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 08 6687 0892

7Mom Tri's Kitchen

Location : Kata Noi Rd., Kata Noi Beach Mom Tri's Kitchen Indulge yourself in the romantic and sensual environment overlooking the open sea, the crystal water and white crescent of Kata Noi Beach. Fine dining on the covered Patio, open-air Garden Terraces, and Sala plus an award winning wine cellar of its own. Two exuberant menus offer inventive, inspired, international cusine and Thai favourites. Both include a fabulous selection of local fish and seafood.

Cuisines Thai, European
Opening Hours Daily from 07:00 am. - 11:30 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7633 3568

8 Natural Restaurant

Location : Bangkok Rd., Mueang District Natural Restaurant For more than 20 years Natural Restaurant has served Thai and international dishes for thousands of satisfied guests, and to reasonable prices. Natural Restaurant prepare your Thai food without MSG and have more than 200 dishes, many between 60 to 200 Baht.

Cuisines Thai, International
Opening Hours Daily from 10:30 am. - 11:30 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7622 4287, 0 7621 4037

9 Nikita’s

Location : Rawai Beach Nikita’s The absolute seafront, garden sala café-bar with fantastic island views, a shady setting and deliciously cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons and evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's. Located on peaceful Rawai Beach, Nikita's well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality to guests - who sit happily, daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water and chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai specialty meals, light snacks and western favourites - along with a quality selection of fine wines by the glass, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile - seems to be a winner with visitors and the many frequent locals who make Nikita's a second home. Hotels in Rawai Beach area

Cuisines Thai, International, Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 09:30 am. - 11:30 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7628 8703

10 Ratri Italian Bar & Grill

Location : Patak Rd., Kata Beach  Ratri Italian Bar & Grill Phuket's most sensational hillside vista overlooking the broad sweep of Kata Bay with Kata Beach, the Andaman Sea, and Little Boo Island, laid out before you in a romantically seductive tableau. Ratri Italian Bar & Grill features a menu brim full of classic Italian bistro dishes, all at extremely economical prices, and served by friendly and attentive staff, in one of Phuket's loveliest environments. It extensive selection of wines in a temperature-controlled wine cave, complements the wide array of cuisine - all at reasonable prices for both wine-by-the glass and by the bottle.

Cuisines Italian
Opening Hours Daily from 05:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7633 3538

11 Sala Bua Restaurant

Location : Taweewong Rd., Patong Beach Sala Bua Restaurant Inspiring New Menu at Patong’s Best Restaurant. Discover Sala Bua, the Award winning restaurant’s inspiring new Mediterranean cuisine menu with an Asian twist. Helmed by celebrity chef Hans Engerer, experience his signature dishes from heaven done in his inimitable trademark heartfelt style with dazzling views of the Andaman Sea. For an unforgettable experience blending first class cuisine, cozy atmosphere and impeccable service, visit Patong’s Best Restaurant Sala Bua.

Cuisines Mediterranean
Opening Hours Daily from 06:30 am. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7634 0138, 0 7634 2100 Ext. 8301

12 Sam's Steaks & Grill

Location : Patong Beach Sam's Steaks & Grill A local favourite, Sam's has acquired a reputation for excellent steak, superb service and a comprehensive wine list. Enjoy the best US and Australian steaks, cooked just the way you like. Please note dress code: Smart casual, but no sports shorts and no flip-flop beach sandals.

Cuisines Steaks
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7637 0200

13 Savoey Seafood

Location : Taweewong Rd., Patong Beach Savoey Seafood Savoey Seafood is considered as one of the landmark of Patong Beach and they have been considered by their customer as one of the leader Phuket's seafood restaurant. This acknowledgement is not only the outcome of their freshness, competitive selling price but also and raste.

Cuisines Thai, Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 06:30 am. - 12:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7634 1171, 08 7888 9952

14 The 9th Floor

Location : Rat-U-Thid Rd., Sky Inn Condotel, Patong The 9th Floor If you're looking for some of the best, award-winning Mediterranean food in Phuket, along with Alpine specialties and a superb Thai selection of dishes in an ultra-chic modern setting overlooking sunset views of Patong. The 9th Floor restaurant & bar is the hippest open air restaurant in Phuket it's the place to go and to be seen in. Urbane, tasteful and one of the top restaurants in Phuket (in more ways than one) its floor-to-ceiling sliding windows afford unprecedented views with refreshing sea breezes, along with a well-trained staff of impeccably dressed waitresses able to guide you through the 200-label + wine list and extensive menu. The 9th Floor shares your passion for great food, good company and innovative cocktails with one of the most varied wine lists in Phuket - all in an unforgettable setting.

Cuisines Mediterranean
Opening Hours Daily from 04:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7634 4311

15 Two Chefs Bistro

Location : Patak Road East, Karon Beach Two Chefs Bistro Two Chefs Catering offers the customers expertly prepared, fresh, vibrant food at your home, or in the venue of your choice. Two Chefs Catering also offers the services of their personal chefs, professional wait staff, and talented bartenders.

Cuisines Thai, International, Steak
Opening Hours Daily from 07:00 am. - 11:30 pm.
Contact Karon Branch Tel. 0 7639 6243, Kata Branch Tel. 0 7633 3239

16 Gypsy @ Rawai BBQ

Location : Wiset Rd., Rawai Gypsy @ Rawai BBQ Gypsy @ Rawai B.B.Q. is located in a Gypsy Village right in-front of the sea. The Gypsies, were once a nomadic fishing community have set up a fresh sea food market where they sell their catch of the day. You buy your live crabs, lobsters, shell fish, oysters, fresh prawns and fish from the fisherman or venders and Gypsy@Rawai BBQ will prepare them for you.The restaurant offers a beachside seafood feast coupled with a few cold drinks can easily stretch out into a relaxing afternoon. Our cooking prices are very reasonable and we also have a full menu with Thai and Western dishes. We do NOT add monosodium glutamate (MSG) when cooking. You must try this experience when you visit Phuket to complete this holiday that only Gypsy @Rawai BBQ can offer.

Cuisines Thai, Seafood, Barbecue
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 09:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 08 1978 5989

1 Bill Bentley Pub

Location : Turtle Village shopping plaza, Mai Khao beach Bill Bentley Pub We are proud to be the only Pub in the north of Phuket island in Mai Khao, providing a selection of draft beer and ciders, mutli-screen and BIG screen coverage of live sports as well as live music and entertainment. A little something for everyone! Our menu is based on traditional pub favourites, and some options for those with a taste for Thai. Hotels in Mai Khao beach area

Category Sport, Pub Games
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7631 4818

2 Duke’s Big Board Bar

Location : Thai Na Rd., Kata Beach Duke’s Big Board Bar Duke’s @ Kata is all about providing great sports coverage in a fun, comfortable and clean local bar. Our coverage includes broadcasts from ESPN Asia, Australia Network, Astro SuperSport, Golf Channel, ASN, and Star Sports shown across 5 large flat screen televisions.

Category Sports Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 12:00 pm. - 01:00 am.
Contact Tel. 08 7264 1155

3 ICON Nightclub

Location : Phuket Town ICON Nightclub There is one actual nightclub in Nai Harn, Icon, on the road to Kata. Although it seems a little out of place in this laid-back, beach bum community, it has a snazzy interior and features three DJ’s pumping tracks out of a booming system each night. This nightclub is usually packed during the weekend. At front is the friendly Iconic Bar that has a pool table, free WiFi and pub food from steak & kidney pies and Aussie pies to burgers.

Category Disco, Dance Club
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 pm. – 05:30 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7638 8669

4 Irish Times Pub

Location : Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Patong Irish Times Pub The only Irish owned and managed Irish Pub in Phuket. A real Irish Pub at the heart of Phuket's world famous nightlife. In this traditionally styled Irish pub you will find a very warm welcome from the Management and their fantastic staff.

Category Pub, Bar, Restaurant
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7636 6085

5 Kor Tor Mor

Location : Chana Charoen Rd., Kor Tor Mor Another of Phuket Town’s old favourites, Kor Tor Mor near the Seahorse Circle is an extremely popular place with the island’s young hi-so Thai crowd. On occasions on Fridays and Saturdays, this rocking joint is so busy.

Category Disco, Dance Club
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7623 2285

6 Lim’s Restaurant & Bar

Location : Phra Baramee Soi 7, Kalim Beach Lim’s Restaurant Phuket’s most appealing restaurant for the sophisticated international traveler is located far away from the busy noise of international tourism. LIM’s, tucked into a setting of tall trees and lush vegetation on the hillside above Kalim Bay, features Modern Thai Cuisine, the latest sounds from Europe’s top DJ’s, all in a setting of tropical splendor and fine art.

Category Restaurant, Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 06:30 pm. - 10:30 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7634 4834

7 Molly Malone’s Irish Pub

Location : Thaweewong Rd., Patong Beach xxxx Molly’s is the place to come for a taste of home. The kitchen serves up huge portions of all your favorite traditional pub fare such as bangers n’ mash, fish n’ chips, Irish stew, and a full array of pies, burgers and baguettes. There is also a wide range of Thai food and daily Chef’s specials so there is something for everyone. Molly Malone’s is the perfect place to bring the whole family for breakfast, lunch and dinner, let the friendly professional staff take care of you while enjoying the comfortable confines of Phuket’s top Irish Pub.

Category Irish Pub
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 02.00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7629 2771

8 Opus One Restaurant & Bar

Location : Top Fl. The Plaza Surin, Surin Beach Opus One Restaurant & Bar One of the most stunning and unique restaurants & bars in Phuket. The restaurant and large outdoor terrace on the top floor of The Plaza Surin can seat 100 people and is ideal for romantic dinners, family occasions, or just a quiet drink at the bar.

Category Restaurant, Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 01:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7638 6562

9 Roof top Bar White Box

Location : Prabaramee Rd., Patong Beach Roof top Bar White Box On top of the White Box, you can discover the hottest bar Phuket has to offer. The nightlife Phuket boasts all begins and ends in style at the White Box rooftop bar. Our guests can enjoy an astonishing uninterrupted view of Patong Bay complemented with tasty cocktails created by professional bartenders, in a top venue for nightlife in Phuket.

Category Beer Bar, Lounge Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 05:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7634 6271

10 Seduction Beach Club & Disco

Location : Bangla Road, Phuket Town Seduction Beach Club & Disco Seduction Beach Club & Disco is a first of a new generation of nightclubs in Phuket. Seduction is the first club to have brought in the world’s finest interantional DJs to Phuket, and after 3 years entertaining an international clubbers scene as well as expat community, we have done exactly what we have set out to do. With 3 separate levels and 3 different styles of music on every floor, including our first level beach bar playing R’n’B and Hip Hop, top level nightclub playing house music and the newest hottest club hits, and the only exclusive members only open air lounge “BLOW”, we cater to everyone.

Category Disco, Dance Club
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 pm. - 04:00 am.

11 Siam Supper Club

Location : Lagoon Rd., Thalang Siam Supper Club The Siam Supper Club is a chic, destination bar and grill bringing cool to a place known for it's tropical heat. Laguna, Phuket provides the beautiful backdrop for this now internationally famous establishment. A favourite among discerning residents and travellers alike, its unique decor and intimate ambiance delivers a setting for people from all corners of the world to mix and mingle.

Category Bar, Club
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 01:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7627 0936

12 Ska Bar

Location : Kata Noi Beach Ska Bar The bar has a island reggae flair to it and the atmosphere is very laid back. All the Thais working there are rastas with full on dread locks and are very chill individuals. They play a mix of R&B, Hip Hop and of course Reggae.

Category Bar, Restaurant
Opening Hours Daily from until 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 08 1797 0559

13 Skyla’s Beach House Bar

Location : North End Kamala Beach, Kamala Skyla’s Beach House Bar This bijou little bar and restaurant is certainly the nicest on the beach, and made almost entirely from wood with some really funky furnishings. Located at the northern end of the beach, it’s run by two friendly expats and a Thai. They make some very satisfying cocktails, and the prices aren’t too bad either. Perhaps Skyla’s main appeal is the ideal location, the ambience and camaraderie. They also have proper DJ’s and some brilliant parties, as well as BBQ’s just outside on the beach. The owners are keen surfers and frequently give updates about the local surf conditions, as well as being able to organise all sorts of activities and tours including surfing lessons, Tai Chi, snorkelling, and island tours. Perhaps the essential must-see bar in Kamala.

Category Beer Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 08 2519 3282, 08 7891 7850

14 Sofa Disco & Pub

Location : New Dibuk Rd. Sofa Disco Sofa Pub is located at the entrance of an up-and-coming nightlight area called Limelight Avenue along New Dibuk Road. It has live bands and some interesting dishes. Sofa Pub is a regular hangout for Phuket yuppies and a modern warm atmosphere.

Category Disco, Dance Club
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 08 3644 4772, 08 9651 1801

15 The 360 Bar and Outdoor Grill

Location : Cherngtalay, Thalang The 360 Bar and Outdoor Grill The 360 Bar and Outdoor Grill, an outdoor restaurant is located on the topmost of the hill offering panoramic view of the valley and Andaman sea. The perfect spot to watch the Phuket sunset while sipping one of our signature "love potions", 360º has been described as the best sunset bar in Phuket. A perfect venue for cocktails, dinners or private parties such as wedding, birthdays or anniversaries.

Category Beer Bar, Lounge Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 05:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7631 7600