The best restaurants in Kamala include a rich and diverse selection of establishments serving a wide variety of cuisines. While Kamala still retains a 'local village' feel, the dining scene here is as cosmopolitan as any of the more developed destinations along Phuket's west coast.

    The dining scene in Kamala has perhaps the broadest budget range of any area in Phuket. At the southern end, you have the Millionaire's Mile, containing some of the most exclusive venues on the island. Even so, head into the heart of the village and you'll find charming little local venues where you can enjoy a filling meal for just a few hundred baht.

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    Silk Restaurant & Bar

    Silk Restaurant is a classy establishment set in the lavish grounds of Andara Resort Villas, a 5-star property overlooking Kamala Bay. The sumptuous décor features natural materials – teak wood flooring, rattan armchairs – as well as dim lighting and the choice between an air-conditioned room and alfresco dining on the terrace.

    Silk Restaurant specializes in Thai haute cuisine and delivers the goods in style. The attention to details is outstanding, from the dishes’ presentation and flavor to the discreet yet vigilant service. It makes a particularly good choice for a romantic meal.

    Location: Andara Resort & Villas, 15 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Rd., Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7am to 12am

    Phone: +66 (0)76 338 777

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    Grill Bill Kamala

    Grill Bill is a small venue by the size – it has only 36 seats – but large by the quality of its food and atmosphere. Located on Soi Rim Hat in Kamala, the restaurant is mostly open-air and designed in a modern style with a yellow-and-gray theme, buffed-concrete walls, and wooden furnishing.

    Grill Bill specializes in American and Italian favorites, serving only imported beef from Australia that's grilled on a charcoal barbecue. Besides its BBQ food and pizzas, the restaurant also has a good choice of international dishes – pasta, salad, chilli, schnitzel, burgers and more.

    Location: 75/2 Rim Hat Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 5pm to 11pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +66 (0)83 689 2088

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    Diavolo

    Diavolo is the Italian restaurant of Paresa Resort Phuket, a 5-star hotel perched on a seaside cliff near the southern end of Phuket’s Millionaire’s Mile. The restaurant’s dining room and large terrace offer a 270-degree view over the Andaman Sea, making this restaurant a great sundowner spot. Designed in a contemporary style around a red-and-gold color theme, Diavolo is stylish yet unpretentious.

    Italian fine-dining is on the menu of Diavolo Restaurant. The Italian Chef – Luca Mancini – is a talented man with long experience in genuine Italian cuisine, to which he adds his personal touch. Thai cuisine is also available as Diavolo shares the kitchen with Talung Thai, the resort’s signature restaurant.

    Location: Paresa Resort Phuket, 49 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)76 302 000

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    Kokosnuss Restaurant & German Bakery

    Kokosnuss is one of the most popular dining venues in Kamala, thanks to the quality of its food and bread and, most of all, for its casual and relaxed atmosphere. This family-friendly open-sided venue is known for its daily all-you-can-eat buffet, with special dishes that include schnitzel, beef roulade, pork roast, pizza, pasta and more.

    If buffet-dining is not your thing, the regular menu features a great choice of Thai, German and international favorites at very reasonable prices.

    Location: Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

    Open: Saturday–Thursday from 8am to 11pm (closed on Fridays)

    Phone: +66 (0)81 538 5285

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    Old Siam Restaurant

    Old Siam is a fantastic restaurant for an authentic Thai dinner in a very peaceful environment. Located in Nakalay Bay on the beachfront of the long-established, opulent Thavorn Beach Village & Spa, Old Siam is one of the few restaurants in Phuket at which you can still enjoy a delicious Royal Thai cuisine with your toes in the sand.

    The restaurant – and most of the resort – is built in the classic Lanna style from 15th-century northern Thailand. Old Siam features 3 distinct dining areas: indoor, in a courtyard, and right on the beach.

    Location: Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa, 6/2 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10am to 11pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10am to 11.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 618 217

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    Sunset Grill

    Sunset Grill’s name tells you pretty much all you need to know about this excellent hillside restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. The open-sided eatery serves up high-quality grilled dishes with a stunning backdrop of the sun sinking into the Andaman Sea, all in a chic and romantic setting. Highlights from the admittedly quite short menu include freshly shucked imported oysters, grilled squid with ginger and garlic confit, and soft-shell crab salad with tangerine and sweet tamarind dressing – and that’s just for appetisers!

    Location: Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, 16/12 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 231 234

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    White Orchid

    White Orchid combines a cooking school and a beachfront restaurant at the southern end of Kamala Beach. It has a rustic look thanks to its simple wooden furnishings in a building surrounded by gardens and trees. The food is also quite simply presented – a common hallmark of local Thai restaurants – but is extremely tasty. The owner and head chef (and teacher), Angela, prepares a very fine peppered crab, among other top Thai seafood choices.

    Location: 17/52 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11.30am to 9pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 892 9757

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    Plum Prime Steakhouse

    Plum Prime Steakhouse is among the 4 restaurants of Cape Sienna Phuket, a 5-star resort located by the entrance of Nakalay Road in the southern part of Kamala. Stylish and luxurious, Plum features modern décor and outstanding views over Kamala Bay and the Andaman Sea, whether from its glass-paneled dining room or from its large deck.

    Plum is a fine-dining venue serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Top dishes include tropical mango salad with shrimps, risotto alla Pescatore, or poached snow fish in lobster juice, to name just a few.

    Location: Cape Sienna Phuket, 18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 11.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 337 300

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    Charoen Seafood

    Charoen Seafood is a family-run restaurant that's part of the Kamala Dreams Boutique Hotel, just 50 meters from Kamala Beach. This long-established restaurant is the right place to feast on freshly caught seafood prepared Thai-style by an experienced team. Featuring a spotless open-sided dining room decorated with wooden frescoes and tropical plants, the venue is charming and has a strong exotic touch.

    Charoen Seafood's menu features a good choice of Thai and western dishes, with the focus naturally on the fruits of the sea. The service is great and the atmosphere is casual.

    Location: Kamala Dreams Boutique Hotel, 75/2 Rim Hat Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 893 2652

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    Salt & Pepper Steakhouse and Pizzeria

    Salt & Pepper is a beachfront restaurant in Kamala that's noted for its great western food. You can dine with your table on the sand, with friendly staff serving Swedish specialties alongside good steaks and pizzas. The place has a pleasant beach atmosphere and is great for families, not least because of its affordable prices.

    Location: Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 385 371

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