Nai Harn is a special place where one can experience fine dining or simply join the locals for a real taste of Thai and fresh Andaman seafood, thanks to the international community who make Nai Harn Village their home.

    This cosmopolitan situation has gifted an opportunity for many talented chefs and bakers from around the world to start up various venues in this charming and friendly beach village. Such places have gained a loyal following though Nai Harn does see a constant coming and going of newcomers. Even so, Nai Harn is certainly a culinary hotspot.

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    Amalfi Ristorante Pizzeria Phuket

    Amalfi Ristorante Pizzeria Phuket specializes in wood-fired pizzas and pasta, but also offers excellent Thai food in Nai Harn. Located on Sai Yuan Road, it has a very welcoming vibe that attracts families looking to enjoy authentic Italian dishes. Must-tries include the spinach ravioli, seafood soup, and calzone pizza. Amalfi Ristorante Pizzeria Phuket also offers homemade panna cotta and tiramisu, which you can also ask to be made vegan.

    Location: 90/14 Moo 1, Sai Yuan Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 3pm to 11.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)87 892 3774

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    Banana Corner

    Banana Corner is a garden-style restaurant serving authentic Thai food and offers local favorites such as tom ka gai (coconut soup with chicken), spicy glass noodles with seafood, and grilled tiger prawns. Prices are affordable, with ample parking space close to the restaurant.

    Location: 43/47 Moo 1, Saiyuan Road, Rawai, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 12pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)92 649 7845

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    The Breakfast Hut

    The Breakfast Hut in Rawai (unsurprisingly) serves all-day breakfasts at affordable prices. This open-sided cafe is a popular hangout spot for expats living in Nai Harn. Standouts include the cappuccino, banana pancakes, toasted ham and cheese sandwich, and Nutella crepe. You can also find American and English breakfast sets, which are served in very generous portions.

    Location: 31/33 Moo 1, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8am to 4pm

    Phone: +66 (0)89 173 0878

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    Coconut Café

    Coconut Café is a local Thai-style restaurant in Nai Harn, right by the entrance of the Royal Phuket Yacht Club Resort. It has a very simple setup, with wooden tables and chairs occupying the open-air space. Its extensive menu includes fried fish with garlic and pepper, fried pork noodles and shrimp pad Thai, as well as pizzas, spaghetti and sandwiches.

    Location: Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to 10pm

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    German Bakery Rawai

    German Bakery on Sai Yuan Road is an open-air venue that's known for its freshly baked German bread and pastries. The cafe is busiest in the morning when you can enjoy American or continental breakfast sets. Must-tries include the pancakes, omelet, and bratwurst, paired with brewed coffee or fruit juice. Vollkorn (whole grain) bread, croissants, and frozen quiches are available for takeouts.

    Location: Moo 1, Soi Saiyuan, Nai Harn, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7.30am to 5.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 884 4033

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    Home Steak at Saiyuan

    Home Steak at Saiyuan is a family-friendly restaurant on Soi Saiyuan, around 3.3 km northeast of Nai Harn Beach. The dining room has wooden furnishing, quirky artwork, and plenty of potted plants, giving it a rather tropical vibe. As the name suggests, you can enjoy excellent steaks, along with western favorites like mixed broils, chicken wieners, and fish and chips.

    Location: Soi Saiyuan, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 3pm to 11pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +66 (0)81 891 3264

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    Le Celtique Rawai

    Le Celtique Rawai specializes in traditional French, Italian and Thai dishes. Run by a convivial French-Thai couple, it's popular among expats and locals looking to enjoy authentic crepes and galettes (40 varieties available). Le Celtique Rawai's 15-label wine list offers enough choices to complement your meal, with selections from France and South America.

    Location: 80/90 Soi Huay Nam Toe, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 4pm to 10pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)98 735 8199

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    Promthep Cape Restaurant overlooks both Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches, as well as Ao Sane Beach in Phuket. It serves decently-priced seafood like fresh lobster, fish, squid and prawns. While it's relatively close to the famous viewpoint, the restaurant is fairly quiet throughout the day. Visit in the early evening for beautiful sunset views – minus the crowds of Promthep Cape.

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    Location: Laem Promthep, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)83 180 8665

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    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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