Restaurants in Rawai Beach reflect the area's easygoing vibe, with alfresco dining being the norm. The southern area of Phuket has quite a few up-and-coming eateries providing excellent food at reasonable prices.

    The dining scene is less frenetic compared to Phuket's upmarket tourist areas, though there are many resorts with elegant restaurants, bars and lounges if you want a sophisticated dining experience. Despite its laidback atmosphere, Rawai Beach's food options cater to many tastes and budgets.


    East 88 Restaurant & Beach Lounge

    East 88 Restaurant & Beach Lounge at Serenity Phuket Resort offers views of Rawai Beach and the neighboring Lone Island. Its extensive food menu ranges from burgers, pasta, pizzas and steaks to Thai favorites like tom yum goong, laarb (Issan-style spicy salad), and fried rice.

    East 88 also serves excellent cocktails, like the Chilli Moon (vodka, triple sec, chilli, kaffir lime leaves, lemon and sugar) and Kiss Me (white rum, sparkling wine and strawberry puree). This beachside venue is located on Phuket’s east coast, about halfway between Chalong and Rawai.

    Location: Serenity Phuket, 14 Moo 5, Wiset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 10.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 371 900


    Flip Side Phuket

    Flip Side Phuket serves excellent western dishes and international beers, making it a popular brunch and lunch spot among expats and travelers in Rawai. Burgers are its most popular offerings, with thick buns stuffed with 100% Australian beef patties, deep-fried onions, cheese, and Flip Side’s homemade ketchup. You can also find healthy options on the menu, such as smoothie bowls, avocado toast, and salads.

    Location: 469/4 Wiset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8.30am to 10.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)90 869 5552


    Supernatural Restaurant at Friendship Beach Resort

    Supernatural Restaurant at Friendship Beach Resort and Spa is a beachfront venue serving vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as classic Thai and western fare. Just a few steps away from Rawai Beach, you can find a swimming pool and attractive thatched gazebos within the family-friendly property.

    Must-tries include the raw vegetable lasagna (made with pesto, marinara sauce and cashew nuts), steamed cabbage rolls (with shiitake mushrooms, carrots, onions and sprouts with tamarind sauce), and raw organic zucchini pasta with fresh basil pesto.

    Location: 27/1 Soi Mittrapap, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7.30am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 613 580


    Laem Ka Noi Seafood

    Laem Ka Noi Seafood is a fascinating but out-of-the-way restaurant in Rawai. It has a quaint and isolated seaside setting that makes for an enjoyable meal with views of Chalong Bay and surrounding islets. The restaurant specializes in Thai-style seafood and classic local dishes, with standouts like fried squid with garlic, omelet, and stir-fried vegetables with shrimp.

    Location: Soi Laem Ka Noi, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10.30am to 8pm

    Phone: +66 (0)87 284 2283


    Nikita's Restaurant

    Nikita's Restaurant is a beachfront venue directly on Rawai Beach, offering fantastic views of Chalong Bay. It specializes in a wide range of cuisines, including wood-fired pizza, seafood platters and classic Thai dishes. Signature cocktails like Bramble in Phuket or Melon X Lychee Gin Smash are must-tries, but you can also choose from Nikita's extensive wine list, which has 12 labels of whites and 15 labels of reds.

    Location: 44 Wiset Road, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9.30am to 10.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 288 703


    Promthep Cape Restaurant overlooks Ya Nui, Ao Sane and Nai Harn beaches. 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 itself.

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

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)83 180 8665


    Rawai View Café & Bar

    Rawai View Café & Bar is a charming venue on the southern end of Rawai Beach. It occupies a thatch-roofed and open-sided wooden house, with a terrace overlooking Chalong Bay and tropical almond trees. The menu is largely oriented towards classic Thai dishes, but you can also find a selection of western fare. Rawai View Café & Bar also hosts live folk music performances in the evenings.

    Location: 96/6 Moo 6, Soi 1, Laem Promthep, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 2pm to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)88 768 3340


    Rim Had Seafood

    Rim Had Seafood is a family-run restaurant with a down-to-earth decor and easy access to Rawai Beach. As the name suggests, it serves fresh seafood at local prices. The Phuket lobster is a standout, but you can also enjoy classic Thai dishes like somtam, shrimp pad Thai, and stir-fried chicken with cashews.

    Location: 22/9 4233 Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)65 348 3759


    Sea Gypsies Fish Market, also called Rawai Seafood Market, offers a wide range of fresh seafood in Rawai Beach. Your purchase benefits the local community and family-run businesses. You can carry your still-wriggling fish and shellfish across the road, where restaurants can prepare them to your liking. Most of the shops have signage in English, Russian and Chinese to cater to foreign tourists in Phuket.

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    Location: Wiset Road, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 9pm (hours may vary)


    Mangosteen Restaurant & Wine Cellar

    Mangosteen Restaurant & Wine Cellar is the main dining venue of the 5-star Mangosteen Resort in Rawai. The menu includes Mediterranean, Asian, and international dishes, but focuses mainly on Royal Thai cuisine. Every Monday from 7pm to 9.30pm, Mangosteen's Thai Food Lovers Night offers an extensive buffet spread of authentic local specialties. The resort restaurant also offers live music, an underground wine cellar, and a poolside lounge.

    Location: 99/4 Moo 7, Soi Mangosteen, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 289 399

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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