Best restaurants in Hat Kata

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    Kata Rocks Clubhouse

    The divine setting alone is enough reason to seek out this poolside restaurant at design hotel Kata Rocks, where the sparkling Andaman wraps around a rocky headland. But the updated Thai-Mediterranean cooking is excellent too, from pizzas, pastas, grilled meats and health-focused salads (quinoa, chickpeas and goat's cheese) to classic Phuketian mŏo hong (pepper-and-garlic-braised pork).

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    Istanbul Restaurant

    This delightful family-run place is the most popular foreign restaurant in Kata and for good reason. The food is simply splendid, ranging from big Western- or Turkish-style breakfasts to completely authentic and supertasty mains such as hünkar beğendi (beef stew on a bed of eggplant puree), kebabs and Turkish pide. Then there are the superb soups, salads and delectable desserts.

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    Sabai Corner

    There's no better Phuket view than the one you'll glimpse from Sabai Corner's wide deck: all the way to Karon in one direction and an endless horizon of blue ocean rippling around the island in the other. The food isn't bad either, from fried rice, grilled fish and searing Thai curries, to salads, pastas and popular wood-fired pizza.

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    Red Duck

    Dishes at this hidden-away eatery with a tiny terrace are more expensive than at Kata's other Thai restaurants, but they're delicious, MSG-free and prepared with the freshest of ingredients. The seafood curries and soups are especially fine. Many of the Thai classics can be done in vegan versions, such as beautifully spiced veggie-packed massaman or vegetable larb. The service is excellent.

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    Boathouse

    It's all very glam at the luxurious, beachside Boathouse, one of Phuket's most respected restaurants. The Thai/Mediterranean food (garlic-grilled tiger prawns, lamb-shank massaman, Australian-beef-tenderloin carpaccio) is fabulous, the wine list famously expansive, the service attentive and the sea views sublime. Special sharing platters are prepared at your table, and there are daily-changing set menus (930B to 1750B).

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    Kampong Kata Hill

    Spread across two peaceful, intimate pavilions, this atmospheric restaurant overflows with traditional teak wood, weathered Thai antiques, softly tinkling music and wafting incense. Sure, it's geared towards tourists, but it's characterful, has keen staff, offers broad Kata views and serves some excellent local dishes and seafood, including lobster specials. Access is via a long, concrete stairway; there's no lift.

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    Kata BBQ

    Hot-pink tablecloths, white plastic chairs and a smiling team keep the scene down-to-earth at beachside Kata BBQ, one of several affordable Thai seafood spots tucked into southern Hat Kata Yai. Tasty, simple stir-fried veg noodles, crab with yellow curry, ginger-fried prawns and massaman curries are delivered to a soundtrack of tumbling waves.

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    Two Chefs

    Two Chefs continues to take over Kata, Karon and Kamala, but this original branch (just inland from the south end of Hat Kata Yai) remains the favourite. It's your classic unfussy bar and grill, with live music and plenty of comfort food. The menu meanders through Italy to Thailand, via delicious steaks, some Tex-Mex and lots of seafood.

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    Kwong Shop Seafood

    Who doesn’t love a time-worn fish shack? Using enticing displays of fresh seafood and snaps of blissed-out diners as bait, this old-school Thai joint has been reeling in hungry customers for over 25 years. It's cheap and cheerful, and its walls make a visual feast of coins and notes.

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    Coffee House Cafe

    The Starbucks-like logo hints at the caffeine focus of this reliable, jolly and modern hang-out on Kata's main strip. Beyond artfully prepared coffees (60B to 110B), matcha green tea and free wi-fi, it also has pastries, cakes, stuffed croissants, sandwiches and all-day breakfasts.

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    Capannina

    An established, contemporary, Italian-run spot with a smart setting and a pizza oven out the front. There are homemade pastas and ravioli with fresh sauces, good pizzas, calzones and bruschetta, and weekly specials on the board.