It’s easy to believe that when traveling in Phuket, people want to eat fresh seafood next to the sea, in a place with a great atmosphere. But if you come to Phuket for a longer stay, and you want to eat seafood everyday, then it is very possible that you will run out of money!


So here’s some advice to help you find delicious food that is up to scratch and at an affordable price.

These places are not hard to locate as they can be found in the large departments stores such as Central Festival, Jungcelon, Tesco Lotus, Index Living Mall and BiG C. As well as having plenty of stores for shopping, these are great places to find a large variety of restaurants all serving delicious foods (except Index Living Mall which only has one restaurant).

These restaurants have all types of food including Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and even European ranging from 30 to 300 baht per dish. These prices usually reflect the service that you will find in each restaurant.

If you like Japanese food, Fuji and Zen have extremely fresh and tasty food. Or if you’re really hungry and want to eat as much as you can, go to Index Living Mall, and find Oishi Buffet who provide fresh Japanese buffet, where you can have all you can eat for 3xx baht.

If you like Thai food and great tasting coffee try S&P or Black Canyon, which have a good selection of Thai food that is tailored more for foreign tastes.

However, if you want to try something a little different go to the food court in every store, where they have a huge variety of foods at very reasonable prices.

Phuket is a tropical island, and as like in any tropical paradise diarrhea or food poisoning could really be a hinder in your perfect vacation. Not that drinking water or food in Phuket is particularly unsafe, but taking just a few precautions shouldn’t be a problem.


  • Don’t drink tap water
  • Drink bottled water where possible (look for those with the ‘safety food’ sign or known in Thai as ‘or yor‘ given by the Food and Drugs Administration of Thailand).
  • Always check that the seal on the bottled drinks are intact

There are quite a number of local drinking water brands that are reliable – just be sure to check for the ‘safety food’ sign.


  • Phuket has many exotic dishes to offer, but make sure you know what the ingredients are before you start enjoying the food, as allergic ingredients such as nuts and shellfishes are particularly popular in oriental cuisines
  • Be cautious when trying new, exotic local dishes, as your digestive may not be used to some of the ingredients.
  • When possible try to choose newly cooked food over those that are left for a long time, as in the warm weather food goes bad easily.

A good tip when trying new dishes is to trust your instincts – if you feel that the food is too weird for your taste, don’t risk it!

Staying in good health is a vital part of enjoying a holiday, so make sure that you are having a good diet as well as having fun experiencing new things. Happy Holidays!

The restaurant Thamachad is a corner of Phuket that is decorated and surrounded by nature. The feeling of being in a hilltop jungle, peaceful except for the sound of bird song, paired  with the sounds of the nearby small waterfall. It was planned to have the most natural atmosphere. It’s not at all strange to find out that customers come all the time are tourists  and local people. To compliment the natural atmosphere, the staff of this restaurant take great pride in providing the highest quality of service, and will welcome you with a delicious selection of Thai food such as Tom Yum Goong,  Tom Ka Gai, Green Curry or one of many famous Thai dishes that will make your mouth water.