3 BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS IN PHUKET
Phuket is renowned for its fresh seafood and it is almost a rite of passage for visitors to have at least one seafood dinner during their stay on the island. All that is well and good, but one surprising facet of the seafood scene in Phuket is the wide range of restaurants serving fish and the myriad choices of style, design and environment in which to enjoy a seafood meal.
1. Kan Eang @ Pier
Perhaps Phuket’s best-loved seafood restaurants, Kan Eang @ Pier has been going for decades and is a must-visit place for most visitors because of its seaside location, atmospheric grounds and wide-ranging menu that covers all the nautical bases. There’s also an onsite wine shop.
Located next to Chalong pier.
Opening Hours: 10:30 – 23:00
Address: 44/1 Viset Rd. Moo 5 Rawai (Chalong)
Tel: +66 (0)76 381 212
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2. Bangpae Restaurant
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 (hot-and-sour Thai seafood soup), 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.
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 20:30
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.
Tel: +66 (0)87 887 5785
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3. Thanoon Seafood Restaurant
Just off the island, right by the Sarasin Bridge connecting Phuket to the mainland you’ll find Thanoon Seafood. Thanoon, as you may already have guessed, serves fish, lobsters, crabs, and all manner of seafood and has a live tank from which you can choose your still-living meal.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 21:30
Location: Just off Phuket island at the beginning of Phang Nga Province, right by the Sarasin Bridge
Tel: +66 (0)76 452 052