Phuket Outdated City Information- 15 finest locations to eat and drink


Phuket is a lush, forested and mountainous island situated within the Andaman Sea and well-known for its sandy seashores and lip-smacking meals. Being geographically separate from the remainder of Thailand and on the traditional commerce route between China and India, Phuket has plenty of cultures defining its delicacies right this moment, together with influences from central Thailand, China, Europe, Malay and India. Phuket Outdated City most likely has one of the best focus of eating places on the island the place you may uncover plenty of actually prime quality, numerous and inexpensive eating places. On this Phuket Outdated City information, I’ve outlined my favorite locations to eat and drink right here.

PS In case you are in Phuket for a brief time period and wish a neighborhood information to assist navigate , extremely suggest checking a few of GetYourGuide’s excursions



Phuket Outdated City market

The meals that you will see that within the Outdated City of Phuket is an actual mix- from candy or spicy, starting from stuffed pancakes, rice-based glutinous snacks, fish curries to numerous pork dishes, soupy noodles in pork broth, fried fish, prawns squid and oysters papaya salad, beef and sticky rice. The street meals stalls are one of the best place to pattern low cost and freshly ready meals, though there are various, many eating places to select from too. Aside from the emphasis on seafood, pork and beef as meals staples, Phuket can also be a vegetarian’s delight. Go to in the course of the Phuket Vegetarian pageant to style pleasant meals utilizing candy and bitter fried tofu, mushrooms and rice noodles utilizing a wide range of recent veg like child corn, beans, carrots and snow peas.


1. Ko Yoon Phuket Noodle

Mee Pad Hokkien or Stir-fried Hokkien Mee or Hokkien Noodles is among the traditional dishes that Chinese language immigrants introduced from the southern space of Fujian province to Phuket & the Khao Lak space. The Phuket model of this dish consists of thick yellow (egg) noodles fried with seafood, pork and greens.

Ko Yoon Phuket Noodle has the must-try Hokkien mee on the town. I actually love the style and particularly the soup with filled with dried shrimp flavour. The restaurant is small and intimate with a number of tables so come early in the course of the lunch hour to seize a seat. The place has an intimate retro vibe filled with eclectic gadgets collected by the proprietor through the years. it feels very a lot eating in somebody’s front room.


2. Khun Jeed Yod Pak Restaurant

One other should go to restaurant that celebrates the fusion of Thai-Chinese language meals tradition that’s distinctive to Phuket is the Khun Jeed Yod Pak Restaurant. For the final 30 years they’ve specialised in serving a dish referred to as Radna, a savoury noodles that comes with pork, beef, hen or seafood however comes enveloped on this superb gravy. It tastes even higher with toppings, which embody a wide range of eggs, meats and fish, in addition to dumplings. Appetisers, together with pork and hen satay, are additionally out there. Their scrumptious Thai Coconut milk custard is a should for those who love sweets.

Traditional Roti at Aroon Po Chana with a fried egg on high

3.Aroon Po Chana

Your meals tour of Phuket Outdated City has to incorporate their iconic ‘roti’ joints. Run by Indian Muslim households for the final 60 years that originated from Southern India, their model of roti is extra savoury and nearer to the unique Indian ‘parotha’ reasonably than the thinner, crispier vacationer staple which is drenched in nutella or layered with bananas.

My go to roti joint is Aroon Po Chana on Thalang Street. It’s a breakfast solely joint so come early and ask for his or her roti which is historically served with a alternative of hen and beef curries in small bowls. My solely situation , if I can complain, is their dimension of the bowls. You will want a few further servings and roti earlier than you may depart completely satisfied. Nonetheless, it so low cost to eat right here. You’ll eat properly in Phuket Outdated City and can by no means spend a lot cash. Tip: Order a cha-chuk – a peculiar cross between tea and occasional. Like Hong Kong tea, this robust brew is made with condensed milk and sugar, but it surely’s frothy from having been poured repeatedly between two decanters.

4.Mingalar Espresso Store

This hidden little teashop , tucked away behind the market is one other breakfast solely joint that serves the native Burmese working group who kind a sizeable minority right here.  Right here, you may savour Burmese model hen curry, crispy samosas accompanied by naan freshly ready of their wood-fired tandoor which may be washed down with some candy tea.

Beginning at simply 50 baht, this place is unbelievable when it comes to worth and quality-the solely situation like Aroon is what number of instances you’ll want to order their curry and naan.


Kopitam , crammed with nostalgic photographs from the island’s previous is a beautiful place to dine, serving traditional Peranakan dishes-Massaman curry is a winner however their finest dish is their Hokkien Mee.


6. Boonrat Dim Sum

One other traditional breakfast establishment in Phuket Outdated City is Boonrat Dim Sum which has been serving dim sums to locals since 1917.  The dim sums listed below are based mostly on unique recipes from Guangzhou. You get an unbelievable unfold of dim sums right here with every kind of unbelievable fillings- from steamed pork to crab and shrimp dumplings to seaweed-wrapped minced pork-spoilt for alternative. They serve from 6-10am so come right here very early if you wish to get a seat.

Wonderful vegan/veggie buffet at Jia Chai

7. Jia Chai Vegetarian Restaurant

There’s an unbelievable alternative of vegan/vegetarian eating places in Phuket Outdated City however this was by far my favorite. They provide a buffet the place you may select 3-4 gadgets from simply 50 baht- finest worth meal in Phuket. They provide a extremely scrumptious veg massaman curry ( with seitan)  Ka Prao Hed-mushrooms stir fried with holy basil and likewise uncommon dishes like Gaeng Kee Lek-a curry created from the kee lek leaves.

Making an attempt to cover my pleasure….

8. Vegetarian restaurant: Nong J

Scrumptious meals and unbelievable worth, with all dishes across the 50 baht mark. From their fried ‘hen’ to duck in curry paste, inexperienced curry, papaya som tam salad and dumplings -everything you’ll eat right here is scrumptious. One other actually good choice for vegans and vegetarians visiting Phuket.

9. Ding Li Ji Fan

This can be a fabulous joint if you wish to attempt dishes like Khao Man Gai, the Thai variation of Hainanese hen rice and likewise dishes like Bak Kut Teh soup which accurately interprets as Pork Rib Tea is a flavourful broth infused with herbs similar to Dong Quai, cinnamon & star anis. 

10. Little Open Cafe- Thai and European Meals

Quick, tasty and actually inexpensive with conventional dishes like Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup and Pad Prik Pao ( hen stir fried in holy basil ) ranging from 50 baht and situated within the coronary heart of the market, this was our go to joint if we have been searching for a fast and inexpensive lunch or dinner.

Bonus tip: Go to the Sunday Strolling Road Market

Final however not least, on Sunday, pay a go to to the bustling Sunday Strolling Road Market ( Lard Yai Market ) alongside Phuket City’s Thalang Street is a should. It takes place between 4 and 10pm and also you’ll discover some implausible native streetfood distributors , uncover native handicrafts plus discover a vibrant array of road musicians of all ages ( and high quality ) performing.


Shelter Espresso Home

11. The Shelter Espresso Phuket

This was my favorite espresso store to work from- implausible espresso, scrumptious nourishing fruit bowls & a really cozy, relaxed vibe. WiFi is nice and there are a number of plug factors. There’s a beautiful hidden again backyard you may chill with a guide for those who want a break from the display

12. Sri the shophouse

This Korean & Japanese minimal cafe model in a quiet lane within the coronary heart of the outdated city is a superb place for espresso, good place to work from plus they serve scrumptious muffins.


Outdated City of Phuket doesn’t have a nightlife scene like in different elements of the island. There are nonetheless a number of very nice bars price trying out in case you are staying within the space.

13. Rockin Angels Blues Cafe & Band

That is very nice place for reside music and reasonably priced native beers.

14. Anfield Cafe

This was our favorite bar for reside music ( not for every other sentimental causes !)

15. Good Vibes P-City

This was most likely the bar we favored most in Phuket Outdated City- very chilled out electronica, lo-fi beats , pretty environment according to their title and nice cocktails too.



This text was supported by Fan Membership Thailand however as at all times, the opinions and photographs within the article are all my very own. This publish was produced in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Traverse Occasions.


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