Where Are The Best Seafood Restaurants In Phuket?

With all of its glorious access to the gifts of the Andaman, it’s no wonder that Phuket’s restaurant menus are chock full of incredibly delicious and fresh seafood dishes! That being said, it can be overwhelming to try and find the best places to enjoy the freshest seafood. So to answer your question, if I want to enjoy some delicious fresh seafood, which are the best seafood restaurants in Phuket to try out? Well we hope this will help as these are our 5 favourte seafood restaurants. Bon appétit!

  1. Palm Seaside Restaurant & Lounge
  2. Friends (note this is currently closed)
  3. Kruvit Raft Restaurant
  4. KanEang@pier
  5. Laem Hin Seafood
  6. Laem Sai Seafood

1. 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.

2. Friends

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!NOTE: Temporarily closed but will reopen soon.

3. Kruvit Raft – 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!

4. KanEang@pier

As one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket, KanEang@pier 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, KanEang@pier 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!

5. Laem Sai Seafood

Off the beaten path in an untouched corner of Phuket, Laem Sai Seafood is a traditional, local seafood restaurant serving fresh specialties plucked straight from the sea. The simple, no frills restaurant is a favorite amongst locals and known for its delicious and extremely cheap seafood. Rumored to have the best Oyster Omelet in Phuket, Laem Sai Seafood is located on Phuket’s East Coast not far from Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa. 

6. Laem Hin Seafood

One of the best known local seafood restaurants in Phuket, Laem Hin Seafood is located on the island’s eastern coast. Take a seat on the rustic wooden terrace and tuck into the freshest seafood and a variety of authentically spicy Southern Thai dishes. All of the fish, crabs, prawns and shells used in the dishes at Laem Hin Seafood are caught by local fishermen daily, and kept alive in large tanks in the kitchen area. A signature dish worth trying is the fish grilled in salt crust with Laem Hin’s signature seafood sauce.