With all of its glorious access to the gifts of the Andaman, it’s no wonder that Phuket’s restaurant menus are chockfull of incredibly delicious and fresh seafood dishes! That being said, it can be overwhelming to try and find the best places to enjoy these natural delicacies. That’s why E-Table has put together, in no particular order, our list of the top places to enjoy fresh seafood in Phuket! Bon appétit!
Palm Seaside Restaurant & Lounge
Whether you are looking for a late business lunch, romantic dinner for two or gathering of good friends, Palm Seaside Restaurant & Lounge on Bang Tao Bay is the perfect setting for enjoying the freshest seafood available. Steamed, barbequed, Thai style or Western, however you decide to enjoy your meal, this beautiful Phuket restaurant has a laid back atmosphere with subtle tunes, creative cocktails and incredible view of the Andaman under the palms.
Located in the front of Phuket Country Club in Kathu, Friends Café has been wowing Phuket locals and expats with its menu full of fresh local seafood at incredible prices. Popular items include fresh black crab, oysters, river prawn, and their signature dish, spicy horseshoe crab egg salad. This seafood restaurant in Phuket dons a very casual atmosphere with live music starting at 9pm and open until 2am every night!
Kru Suwit Floating Seafood Restaurant
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy their meal on the water? At Kru Suwit Floating Phuket Restaurant, also known as Kruvit Raft, you are able to dine right where your food is caught! Located between Phuket Island’s east coast and Maphrao Island, this floating restaurant is nothing fancy, but the experience is unforgettable. Enjoy your fresh Thai-style seafood on simple tables and wooden benches after a short 5-minute boat ride from the shore. This is a great place to bring out of town guests!
As one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket, [email protected] has been serving fresh seafood since 1973, when the restaurant’s owner would catch fish by day and barbecue them with his friends as the sun set in the evening. Located just off Chalong Pier, [email protected] boast an incredibly romantic atmosphere with dim lights strung throughout the trees and al fresco dining by the water. In addition to authentic Thai cuisine, you will also be pleased to find sushi, sashimi, tempura and even sandwiches on their menu!
The Beach Cuisine
Just as you would predict from its name, The Beach Seafood & Restaurant, is located on a lovely patch of sand at Patong Beach. With just 45 tables, this seafood restaurant is the perfect place in Patong to enjoy fresh cuisine as you listen to the sound of the waves. With an impressive wine and cocktail list, it is easy to pair your meal with whatever your heart desires, while the prices are nothing to hide from. Though this eatery is aimed more toward vacationers, it is also a very pleasant place for locals and expats to get their fill of the best of what the Andaman has to offer!