Thailand is famed for its food, and nowhere is the food more divine than in Phuket. Phuket restaurants cover all the food bases. The star of the show is of course the local food. Whether you’re a fan of spicy curries or fried chicken, you’ll find countless dishes that will open your eyes to new taste sensations.
There are so many Phuket restaurants that it’s difficult to recommend one. You need only take a walk down the street and you’ll find restaurants, street vendors and all manner of places to eat. You simply pick one and see what it has to offer. The Thais are expert cooks revered for their street food.
Of course, Thai food isn’t all there is to try out while you’re in Phuket. There are restaurants in Phuket serving everything from Indian food to Mexican food.
Another popular type of restaurant in Phuket, particularly in Patong, are Indian restaurants. The trouble is that these restaurants are very expensive and the food is generally not worth writing home about. If you want to try out an Indian restaurant in Phuket, try Phuket Town, but forget about Patong.
If you’re a fan of Scandinavian food then you’re in luck. Phuket has its fair share of Scandinavian visitors. As a result, there are a number of Scandinavian restaurants in Phuket, notably in Kata-Karon. These restaurants are usually pretty cheap and the food is reasonable. Also worth checking out, if you fancy a bit of a splurge, are the restaurants at some of the high-end resorts, such as in Mai Khao. Though you’ll end up paying for it, there is some great food to be had in these high-quality Phuket restaurants.
Being an island, there is, of course, an abundance of seafood in Phuket. Trust the local to best know how to prepare seafood. There are too many seafood restaurants in Phuket to list, but there are some great spots to dine at dotted all over the island. While Phuket may not exactly be a gourmet food destination, the quality of many of the restaurants on the island is astounding. The best food by far can be found in the local restaurants. Dining out in Phuket is an experience in itself and one that you’ll never forget.