Over the past few years, Patong has recently been put on the map as a bustling tourist destination. Although this beach resort has many new restaurants popping up almost every month, there is still that small town vibe and is apparent in their abundance of old neighbourhood restaurants that have lasted throughout the years.
Whether you’re wanting to experience local favourites or feel comforted with international cuisines, we have lined up five iconic restaurants that serve the best food in Patong, offering you and your companions a great dining experience.
Chances are, whenever you’re asking the locals about fine dining experiences in Patong, the first place they will mention is the venerated Baan Rim Pa. The establishment has been in business for over a generation and offers a ‘Royal Thai cuisine’ consisting of dishes formerly found exclusively in Thailand’s Grand Palace, perfect for those looking for an authentic Thai dining experience.
Situated on the northern end of Patong Beach at a stunning cliff-side location, enjoy your meal at this tastefully Thai-accented and spacious open-air restaurant. Take in the ocean breeze with gorgeous panoramic views of Patong Beach along with the soothing sounds of the waves crashing onto the rocks down below.
The restaurant has its own wine cellar and their staff will be more than happy to suggest exquisite wine pairings to complement your meal. Reservations are highly recommended as Baan Rim Pa is one of the most popular places in town to enjoy a special evening out.
Address: 223 Phrabarami Road, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Phone: +66 93 584 5563
For more information, visit their website at http://www.baanrimpa.com/
Near to Baan Rim Pa and owned by the same group, Joe's Downstairs offers an international cuisine drawing on local touches by using fresh seafood caught from the waters surrounding Phuket.
Their menu is eclectic, colourful and well-prepared, drawing on Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Mexican and European influences. They also offer a wide range of award-winning wines, champagnes, beers and cocktails for you to enjoy alongside your meal.
The view from their veranda is simply spectacular, offering gorgeous views of Kalim Bay with a cool ocean breeze as the sun sets. An evening at Joe’s Downstairs makes for a comfortable and relaxing ambience paired with great food by the seashore. Considered a popular dining venue, reservations are recommended so make sure you secure a table beforehand!
Address: 223/3 Phrabarami Road, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Phone: +66 63 078 5887
For more information, visit their website at http://www.baanrimpa.com/seaside-restaurant/
As reservations are not needed at Aroonsom Patong Food Park, you can simply walk around this open-aired dining area and choose from the various establishments that are clustered in this vicinity.
Famous for their Tom Yum Goong, there are an abundance of seafood options to choose from as their fish, lobster and prawn dishes are extremely popular with both the locals and tourists alike. You definitely know these stalls are providing authentic Thai flavours as it is common to see large numbers of locals walking around here. If you’re looking to get your late-night seafood fix, Aroonsom Patong Food Park is the place to be as they are open until 1 am!
Address: Rat-U-Thit Road (opposite Siam Commercial Bank), Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
A favourite amongst the LGBT+ community, The Sea Hag restaurant welcomes everyone to their tastefully decorated restaurant on Soi Wattana off Thaweesong Road.
More and more lovers of exquisitely-prepared Thai food are discovering this gem on the Patong restaurant scene, as the level of skill and commitment devoted to their served dishes will soon win over the fussiest eaters.
The warm and relaxed atmosphere of this two-storey establishment adds to their unique charm, while their delectable spread of dishes is making them a star among the Patong community.
Address: 78/5 Soi Dr. Watthana, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 341 111
The list would not be complete without the inclusion of Kaab Gluay Restaurant. This long-time mainstay of the Patong restaurant scene, located on Phrabarami Road, is considered an all-time favourite among the residents of Patong.
Make sure you arrive before 8pm as this eatery becomes packed with many locals and tourists who are looking for their evening meal. If you arrive too late, you may have to wait for a table as reservations are not accepted.
People revere this restaurant for their fresh and well-prepared dishes and the culinary team’s experience shines through in every bite of their various seafood, pork and chicken dishes that will grace your table. This restaurant is best experienced with a group of people as they are very generous with their portions with reasonable prices!
Address: 58/3 Phrabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Telephone: +66 81 787 7830
With lots of eateries to choose from, experience the journey of local and international flavours at these five neighbourhood favourites during your next trip to Patong. If you’re looking to be strategically located to the vicinity, stay at Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong as we are only a short drive away from these well-known restaurants.