Connect with us

Best of

Phuket’s Best Local Seafood Restaurants

Published

 on 

If there’s one thing you have to do in Phuket, it’s sampling the local-style seafood. With fishermen bringing in local catches daily, there’s never a shortage of restaurants on the island that serve up mouthwatering seafood cooked in authentic Thai style! From beachfront restaurants to hidden venues set on the edge of mangrove swamps, here are our picks of the best seafood restaurants in Phuket with finger-licking cuisine.

Top 5 Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket

The best local restaurants in Phuket serving fresh, tasty seafood straight from the ocean.

1. Kan Eang @ Pier

Kan Eang @ Pier is one of the oldest and most loved seafood restaurants in Phuket. Situated on the shore of Chalong Bay, the restaurant features both indoor and outdoor dining areas with uninterrupted views of the marina. The menu primarily consists of classic Chinese-Thai seafood. Make sure to taste their famous deep-fried freshwater weed with shrimp, baked lobster in butter, and tom ka gai (chicken in coconut milk). A Wine Connection outlet is also available onsite, so you have the option to choose a perfect pairing with your seafood feast.

Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 – 21:00.

Address: 44/1 Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130.

Kan Eang @Pier

Photo Credit: Kan Eang @Pier

2. Laem Hin Seafood

Built mostly on an immense wooden terrace on the east coast of Phuket, Laem Hin Seafood is a fun place to enjoy fresh seafood with ocean views. The restaurant’s setting above the water is undoubtedly charming, and the food won’t disappoint. Fish, prawns, crabs, and shells are all delivered directly by local fishermen and kept alive in large tanks in the kitchen area, so you can enjoy the freshest seafood. The restaurant offers a vast range of southern Thai dishes as well. A must-try is the fresh oysters served with garlic, lime, chilli, and herbs. Other Thai seafood dishes include the stir-fried crab with black peppercorns, another delicious choice.

Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 – 21:00.

Address: 90/11 Soi Baan Laem Hin, Thepkasattri Road, 90/11 Soi Baan Laem Hin, Thepkasattri Road.

Laem Hin Seafood Phuket

Photo Credit: Laem Hin Seafood Phuket

3. Mor Mu Dong Restaurant

Mor Mu Dong is quite an unusual seafood restaurant in east Phuket. It’s a bit difficult to locate, which makes it a bit of a hidden gem. It’s simple and rustic, and you can choose to eat under the trees or in small private wooden ‘Salas’ over the mangrove. The seafood here is fantastic. In fact, the restaurant received a ‘Bib Gourmand’ rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. Some of the most popular meals are the sea bass in plum sauce, stuffed fish, and salad with squid. In addition to seafood, Mor Mu Dong serves chicken dishes and a mouthwatering pork dish with kruang nam prik or fiery chilli sauce. Overall, it is a “friendly establishment that serves good food at moderate prices.”

Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 – 21:30.

Address: 9/4 Moo 3, Soi Palai, Chao Fa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130.

Mor Mu Dong. Photo via guide.michelin.com

Mor Mu Dong. Photo Credit: guide.michelin.com

4. Bang Pae Seafood Restaurant

Bang Pae is another popular seafood restaurant in Phuket that is located on the east coast of the island, not far from the Bang Pae Waterfall. Like Mor Mu Dong, it’s a bit hidden and not so easy to find. That said, the restaurant is almost always busy on weekends. The venue is simple but exciting, with mangroves and the open sea as the backdrop. Moreover, the restaurant has received a ‘Bib Gourmand’ rating, so the food is excellent. You won’t go wrong with crowd favourites like the steamed blue crab, tom yum talay, fresh oysters with local herbs, stir-fried vegetables with chase nuts, and deep-fried tempura shrimp.

Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 – 20:30.

Address: Soi Bang Toei, Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket 83110.

Bang Pae Seafood Restaurant

Photo Credit: Bang Pae Seafood Restaurant

5. Ko Ang Seafood

If you want to try a real, local seafood restaurant experience, head to Ko Ang Seafood. Located on the east side of Phuket town, Ko Ang Seafood has been around for a long time. It might not be the fanciest seafood restaurant, but the specialities are arguably some of the best in Phuket. Thanks to the passionate chef and his team, you can taste fantastic seafood that is difficult to find elsewhere. Don’t miss out on their delicious yum kai mangda talay and gaeng som Phuket style.

Opening Hours: Open daily from 18:00 – 00:30.

Address: 226/2 Phuket Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000.

Ko Ang Seafood. Photo via phuketcityofgastronomy.com

Ko Ang Seafood. Photo Credit: phuketcityofgastronomy.com

So, which one are you most excited to try? No matter which seafood restaurant you decide to try first, your taste buds will surely tingle with delight.

Looking for more spots to sample in Phuket? Check out our article on Phuket’s 5 Best Beachfront restaurants!

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Cita Catellya is a journalist and content writer who covers a range of topics from medical and property to leisure and tourism. Her career began as a copywriter, where she worked with several brands in Indonesia to help them increase their online presence.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Weather20 mins ago

Hurricane Ian lashes South Carolina

Tourism1 hour ago

5-star squatters evicted from Layan Beach

Video2 hours ago

All you need to know about Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival

Sponsored1 day ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Protests2 hours ago

Anti-Prayut rallies expected across Bangkok

What you get for $X17 hours ago

What $100,000 buys you for a condo in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Hua Hin

Thailand19 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Activists plan protests all across Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand19 hours ago

Snitching on parking space hoggers could earn you 5,000 baht in Thailand

Weather19 hours ago

Storm Noru weakens from typhoon to depression as it moves across Thailand

World20 hours ago

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan hits students preparing for exam

Politics21 hours ago

BREAKING: Prayut reinstated as Prime Minister of Thailand

Technology21 hours ago

What role for Thailand in China’s great European EV invasion?

Cambodia21 hours ago

Cambodian delegation in UK to search for stolen treasures

Thailand21 hours ago

20 baht notes printed with errors, says Bank of Thailand

Crime22 hours ago

Loan shark bombs debtor’s house in southern Thailand

Thailand22 hours ago

Thai researchers develop flood-resistant rice strain

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending