Best Seafood Restaurants In Phuket - Captain Mark's Top 8

Best Seafood Restaurants In Phuket - Captain Mark's Top 8

As a seafood lover and a captain of a few boats, I can’t resist the fresh catch of the day on an island like Phuket. It’s a crime not to indulge in some fresh seafood while you’re here! From the spicy Tom Yum Goong to the delicious Authentic Thai Salt-Grilled Fish (Pla Pao), and local specialties such as the crab curry, stir-fried crabs in yellow curry paste, grilled tiger prawns with seafood sauce, and deep-fried calamari with garlic and pepper, the seafood scene in Phuket is a must-try. So, let’s dive in because I’m getting hungry after all those dishes I mentioned and explore some of my favorite seafood restaurants on the island!

Time To Discover My Favourite Top 8 Best Seafood Restaurants In Phuket

If you’re a seafood lover and vacationing in Phuket, you’re in luck. Here are my top picks for the 10 best seafood restaurants in Phuket. Featuring the freshest seafood with authentic Thai recipes. So don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy some of the most delicious and flavourful seafood dishes that Phuket has to offer!

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1. Bang Pae Seafood Restaurant

CONTACT: +66 87 887 5785

Bang Pae Seafood, located on the east coast of Phuket, is a fantastic local restaurant that may not be easily spotted. However, it is bustling with customers on weekends, including a mix of Thai locals, expatriates, and some tourists who were referred by their local friends. In Phuket, it is becoming increasingly challenging to suggest good restaurants that meet both our criteria of serving excellent food and having a welcoming atmosphere. Bang Pae Seafood is undoubtedly an exceptional find that leaves a lasting impression, making it a topic of conversation even after returning home.

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2. Bang Rong Seafood

OPENING HOURS: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
CONTACT: +66 89 872 4394

The Community Floating Restaurant is an unparalleled dining adventure in Phuket, where patrons can relish delectable seafood dishes while afloat on the water. The restaurant comprises several interconnected wooden platforms linked by bridges, making for a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience. The menu boasts an extensive array of locally caught seafood, such as prawns, fish, crab, and lobster, each prepared to order. With its warm and inviting ambiance, the Community Floating Restaurant provides an authentic taste of traditional Thai cuisine and is an essential stop for every food enthusiast and traveler exploring Phuket.

3. Laem Hin Seafood

CONTACT: +66 76 373 349

Laem Hin Seafood is among the most renowned local seafood eateries in Phuket. Constructed primarily on an extensive wooden terrace on the island’s east coast, Laem Hin is enormous and can get rather crowded during weekday dinners, even more so on weekends. Although the location above the water is enchanting, it is not considered a romantic restaurant as it can be a bit too bustling for that ambiance. Furthermore, during low tide, the surrounding landscape is mainly muddy, with crabs and mudskippers, a type of walking fish, making an appearance.

4. Kruvit Seafood Raft

CONTACT:  +66 86 687 0892

Kruvit Raft Restaurant is one of the most sought-after floating restaurants, situated near Coconut Island, which the locals refer to as Koh Maphrao. To get there, take a left turn at the Coconut Village sign while heading towards Phuket Town on the Airport Road (approximately a five-minute drive before reaching the bus station). After driving down a small road for about five minutes, you’ll arrive at a car park and the Laem Hin Pier, where you can catch a free four-minute long-tail boat ride to the restaurant. The restaurant, constructed on a floating wooden raft, features tanks and nets brimming with fish, lobster, crabs, and mussels. This relaxed, open-air establishment is an excellent option for those searching for a distinctive dining experience.

5. Krua Pru Jeh Son Seafood

CONTACT: +66 62 979 1626

The restaurant’s exceptional service and amiable staff are well-regarded, always eager to assist patrons. According to guests, prices are reasonable, making for a great value dining experience. If you’re looking to combine the pleasure of a delectable meal with a sense of beauty, Krua Pru Jeh Son Seafood is the place to be. Its warm ambiance creates a pleasant atmosphere that you won’t want to miss. At Krua Pru Jeh Son Seafood, the menu of Thai cuisine overseen by a renowned chef is nothing short of splendid. This restaurant takes pride in its delectable sea bass, prawns, and papaya salads, all of which pair nicely with their delicious beer offerings.

6. Laem Sai Seafood

OPENING HOURS: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
CONTACT: +66 80 519 7879

Nestled away on Phuket’s east coast is Laem Sai Seafood, a local eatery that is somewhat difficult to find. The restaurant features a large wooden terrace that extends out over the sea, although during low tide, it rests on the muddy shoreline. From this vantage point, diners can marvel at the sight of Coconut Island (Koh Maphrao) directly in front of them, with the mainland visible in the distance. It’s an incredibly calming and serene view, perfect for a leisurely lunch, particularly when rain clouds pass overhead, as they did during my visit.

7. Ko Ang Seafood

OPENING HOURS: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
CONTACT: +66 76 221 460

Located on the eastern side of Phuket Town, Ko Ang Seafood is a local gem renowned for its exceptional seafood offerings. Though it initially started as a modest shop with a simple zinc roof, Ko Ang has been in operation for quite some time, and seafood aficionados always manage to find their way to this culinary haven. Perhaps our frequent recommendations have helped, but Ko Ang Seafood has since been transformed into a beautifully decorated restaurant, with added Chinese decor that maintains its local charm while looking significantly more appealing. Additionally, they now offer an air-conditioned room for those who aren’t accustomed to the intense heat of high-season.

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8. Khun Pha Seafood

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: +66 95 926 2622

Khun Pha Seafood Phuket is a popular seafood restaurant located near Rawai Beach. This establishment prides itself on offering an array of fresh and cleanly prepared dishes, expertly crafted by experienced chefs. Guests have the option of selecting live seafood directly from the restaurant’s menu or can head to the local seafood market to purchase live or fresh fish, prawns, lobsters, shellfish, clams, and more. The restaurant provides cooking services for an additional fee, and patrons will be pleased to know that the prices are quite reasonable.

So there you have it – a list of fantastic seafood restaurants in Phuket. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or simply looking to try something new, these restaurants are sure to impress with their fresh seafood selection and diverse range of dishes. Don’t forget to ask for milder options if you’re not a fan of spicy food. And if you’re craving for some authentic Thai cuisine, then be sure to check out my top 10 Thai restaurants in Phuket. With so many amazing options, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your taste buds. Whether you’re in the mood for spicy curries or flavorful stir-fries. So get ready to indulge in some mouth-watering dishes and experience the best of what Thailand has to offer.

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