Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Hat Karon

Pad Thai Shop

This glorified roadside food shack makes absurdly good kôw pàt þoo (fried rice with crab), pàt see·éw (fried noodles), chicken stew and noodle soup. It also serves up some of the best pàt tai we've tasted: spicy and…
Top Choice Grill in Hat Karon

Eat Bar & Grill

Expect awesome burgers and superb steaks, perhaps the best on Phuket, at this laid-back, busy grill specialist with a wooden bar, concrete walls and limited space (book ahead). The menu includes other dishes (pasta,…
North Indian in Hat Karon

Highway Curry

For a break from Thai flavours, this low-key, orange-walled, Indian-owned restaurant with helpful staff and wooden tables by the roadside rustles up delicately spiced North Indian curries mopped up with doughy nan. …
Cafe in Hat Karon

Mr Coffee

A popular Italian-run roadside cafe tucked away near Karon's temple. Home-baked cakes and pastries, cooked breakfasts, ciabatta and focaccia sandwiches and fruit shakes in jam jars (try a Cool Now: mango, mint, pine…
Thai in Hat Karon

Elephant Café by Tan

Reliable and popular spot for both Thai and Western food, near Karon's temple. Dine on curries and spicy salads, or steaks, chops and pizza, in the enclosed, garden-like interior. Plenty of vegetarian choices too, a…
Southeast Asian in Hat Karon

Red Chopsticks

The menu at the south Karon branch of this fun contemporary chain spans Asia, with Beijing-style crispy duck joining Singapore chicken rice, Thai curries, herb-infused stir-fries, fresh daily seafood, sôm·đam (spicy…
Southeast Asian in Hat Karon

Red Chopsticks

Though not quite as atmospheric as its original sister branch in far southern Karon, this open-sided eatery at the north end of town is all contemporary decor, wood walls and bamboo leaves. The menu trots around Asi…
Thai in Hat Karon

Mama Noi's

A simple tile-floored cafe with faded Italy photos, a friendly vibe and dangling pot-plants, Mama Noi's been feeding Karon visitors for a generation. The kitchen turns out solid versions of all the Thai classics, pl…
Thai in Hat Karon

Bai Toey

This charming Thai bistro with a shaded outdoor patio and tasteful indoor seating – a reconstruction of a traditional Sino-Portuguese shophouse, decked with old-Phuket photos – is rather more characterful than most …
Thai in Hat Karon

Karon Seafood

This big spot with a large menu is touristy but popular. The crowds descend for such fruits of the sea as curry-fried crab, lemon-steamed white snapper, prawns in yellow curry powder and mixed platters of grilled se…