Many of Phuket's best restaurants serve traditional Thai cuisine (please don't miss Baan Rim Pa Patong), but there's also great Italian at Salvatore's and innovative restaurants like The Boathouse and Tatonka that meld European and Asian culinary traditions expertly. Whatever you're in the mood for and whichever of these restaurants you choose during your dream getaway to Phuket, you can't go wrong — each is an Experts' Choice and Best of Phuket award-winner.
223 Prabaramee Road
This restaurant has some tables set back from the edge, but you'll then miss the gorgeous ocean views. The food is among the best Phuket has to offer.
182 Koktanode Road
The perfect place to wow a fussy date, the Wine & Grill is the pick of the bunch for most local foodies.
20 Thalang Road
This restored, Sino-Portuguese style building, located in the heart of Phuket Town, is easy to spot thanks to its red exterior.
On the Rock 82
47 Karon Road
Part of the Marina Phuket, this little unassuming restaurant serves excellent Thai cuisine on a scenic deck high above the south end of Karon Beach.
62/5 Soi Phuthon
There are plenty of reasons to linger over dinner at this rambling, informal, hugely popular, plant-wreathed restaurant, not least the two hundred different choices on the menu.
18 Thalang Road
Try bak kut teh, a pungent shiitake-mushroom-and-pork soup, and mee sua pad, noodles with seafood and spices, as well as the crispy noodle and egg salad.
15 Rasada Road
Trattoria-style decor and cuisine done to perfection and competently served in a tasteful and laid-back atmosphere. Separate pizzeria next door.
34 Lagoon Road
The eclectic, tapas-style selection includes creative vegetarian and seafood dishes and such delights as Peking duck pizza.
12/88 Moo 2
Throw on your breeziest island-chic outfit to dine overlooking the sea at Surin's glitziest beach club.