Phuket is one of  the world’s finest beach destinations, with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns. It has something for any taste and budget, with hundreds of hotels to choose from, a wide choice of dining and partying options. It also known as the heaven of food, Thai cuisine is famous for all the world. Therefore, it is not easy to choose a suitable restaurant, that is why we make the list below. The 3 best local restaurants in Phuket are a sample of local eating venues that specialise in Thai and/or Phuket cuisine. These are where locals go when feel like good, familiar food. Some of these popular eateries do not even bother with any interior décor. With this list, you can feel free to choose a best restaurant in this area. Let’s read and enjoy your meal!


1. Mor Mudong

Mor Mudong is right in among the mangroves. Many of the dishes are typical fiery-hot Phuket food but there are milder dishes on the menu. What’s fascinating about this place is its location and atmosphere. Here, you can sit and enjoy your meal with the mangroves alongside, within your reach.   If there were an island-wide competition for rustic, unusual and out-of-the-way restaurants then Mor Mu Dong seafood restaurant in east Phuket would definitely win it.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 21:30

Location: Soi Palai (way past Phuket Zoo)

Tel: +66 (0)76 282 302

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2. Bangpae

Bangpae is one of the island’s all-time favourites and is located not far from Bangpae Waterfall near Thalang. Try their Tom Yam Talay, steamed blue crab, deep-fried tempura shrimp, stir-fried vegetables with cashew nuts and fresh oysters with local herbs. This seaside restaurant has a lovely backdrop of mangroves. If you feel like dining on good-quality Thai seafood, it’s really best to go where the locals go. Bang Pae Seafood is one of the island’s all-time favourite neighborhood restaurants and is located in Bang Pae Village, not far from Bang Pae Waterfall near Thalang. Yes, it is a little bit out of the way for most tourists, but it offers diners the real deal.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 20:00

Location: About nine kilometers from the Heroines’ Monument towards Ao Por Pier and only a few hundred metres further down the road from Bangpae Waterfall and the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. The restaurant is on the right-hand side of the road. Look for the big red sign.

Tel: +66 (0)87 887 5785

Read more at: http://www.siam101.com/listing/bangpae/


3. Kota Khao Mun Kai Restaurant

Ko Ta serves mainly khao man gai (Thai chicken rice); one of Thailand’s most popular fast-food dishes. Khao man gai is rice steamed with garlic, with boiled chicken and chicken stock. It’s eaten with fresh vegetables, chicken soup and a dipping sauce. Prices start from about 35 baht, which is unbelievable for such an outstanding dish.

Opening Hours: from 10:00 to when supplies run out

Location: 16 – 18 Soi Surin Montri (near the traffic circle with the clock in the middle).

Read more at: http://www.siam101.com/listing/kota-khao-mun-kai-restaurant/

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