Are you looking for the best restaurants in Mai Khao Beach Phuket? We have curated a list of the top five eateries in the area to help you out. To matter your budget or craving, we’re sure to have something to suit.
1. Mai Khao Beachfront
The northern end of Mai Khao Beach is home to a handful of bamboo-thatched local restaurants serving no-frills Thai-style seafood dishes. They make for a great night out with a chill Singha beer and seafood platter. Not far from Sarasin Bridge, two of the standouts in the strip are Pla Pao and Jakkajan Seafood. Prices for certain meals (aka barbecue seafood) are based on weight, so make sure to check before ordering. No set times, but from approximately 11:00 – 22:00 daily.
2. Gin Dee Restaurant
This charming family-run eatery near Sarasin Bridge is an open-air restaurant with enchanting views of the adjacent mangrove forest. If you’re seeking a restaurant far off the tourist trail and serving authentic Thai food – this is the place for you! Nature lovers will love the setting and foodies will adore the authentic local dishes, such as the spicy shrimp soup (tom yum goong) and calamari with garlic pepper sauce. Open daily from 10:30 to 22:00.
3. Pesto Restaurant
Enjoying an enviable beachside location, Pesto Restaurant (within the grounds of the Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach) features show-stopping views over the beach and the Andaman Sea. Of all the casual seaside restaurants in Mai Khao Beach Phuket, this one is known for having the most idyllic setting possible. Pesto is home to hearty portions of delicious Italian fare, including pizzas, mains, pastas, desserts, wines and more. Open daily from 11:30 to 23:00.
4. Bill Bentley Pub
If you’re looking for somewhere cosy and inviting to kick-back with a few brews and a bite to eat, Bill Bentley Pub at Turtle Village should be your 1st choice. Serving draught beer on tap, bottled beers, cocktails and wines, they can satisfy any drink request and serve it alongside a great range of pub grub like soups, stews, burgers, sandwiches, nachos, pad thai and chicken wings. Open daily from 12:00 to 24:00.