The Best Restaurants in Phuket Old Town

By Polyglot Petra 2/5/24

Guaranteed Local Favorites!

You know, there's a reason why Phuket has been designated a UNESCO Culinary city. Let's take a look at some of the best restaurants there, shall we? No touristy bars, no beach clubs. Just the local-run goodness. Get your pen and paper ready!

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Have you heard of a Michelin street-side restaurant? Here's one!

A Michelin BIb Gourmand establishment, this street-side restaurant is always PACKED with locals. You know what that means. It's the real deal!

Unlike normal Thai rice porridges, these ones come with soup on the side. And may I just say. The soup is the secret!

Mingalar Coffee

A Burmese breakfast joint with flavors that will blow you away!

This place is run by a local Burmese family. Drop in before 2pm every day for delicious Tea Leaf Salad and steaming hot Burmese coffee! 

Another Bib Gourmand restaurant, step in and you'll feel like coming home to a Thai grandma.

One Chan Cafe

Serving nothing but Thai authentic menus from every region of the country, each dish is cooked to perfection with true Thai flavors.

Not only the food, but the interior decor is also perfect, giving you vintage, early days of Bangkok vibes.

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