Secluded and attractive, Rawai stretches from the south-east to the southernmost tip of Phuket Island, offering a laid-back getaway from the hustle-and-bustle of the more crowded beach retreats. In keeping with the overall ambience of the area, restaurants in Rawai stand out with their peaceful atmosphere and great selection of cuisines to savour. Check out Team Ministry’s picks for the yummiest restaurants in Rawai!

1. Green Tamarind Kitchen

Green Tamarind Kitchen is a tiny, unpretentious restaurant serving American and European favourites. Try their burgers, which are incredibly juicy and fresh. Even if you’re following a healthy diet, you should definitely give the burgers a go, as all the ingredients used at Green Tamarind Kitchen are super fresh and of the highest quality. So go ahead and treat your taste buds to an amazing meal – you are on holiday after all!

Green Tamarind Kitchen Rawai Phuket Thailand

2. The Mangosteen Restaurant

Channeling the architectural masterpieces created by Antoni Gaudi, the Mangosteen Restaurant is decorated in modern style and offers an unusual setting to relish some scrumptious Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. Another highlight of the venue are its unbeatable 360-degree views overlooking the island and beyond.

Mangosteen Restaurant Rawai Phuket Thailand

3. Kook Restaurant

Kook is a simple yet cosy dining venue offering refreshing respite from the local cuisine. Serving gorgeous Italian food – the must-try is their authentic Italian pizza – there are also some Asian specialities available on the menu.

Kook Restaurant Rawai Phuket Thailand

4. The Savoury

Exquisite and elegant, The Savoury is a breezy five-star sea-view restaurant offering a beautiful setting and romantic ambience. Serving a vast selection of international and Asian dishes, the venue specialises in fresh seafood. Adherent to the principle of “from farm to spoon”, the restaurant provides only the best quality food cooked with the freshest ingredients cultivated on their private farm.

The Savoury Restaurant Rawai Phuket Thailand

5. A Spoonful of Sugar

Those with a sweet tooth will fall head over heels for this lovely cafe designed in a retro style and offering a fun and friendly atmosphere. Swoon over the delicious homemade cakes and pastries while surfing the internet with their super-fast (and free!) WiFi. A Spoonful of Sugar also serves lunch, fantastic coffee and even protein shakes for those wanting to stay in shape in Phuket.

Spoonfull of Sugar Rawai Phuket Thailand

6. Rawai View Cafe and Bar

Rawai View Cafe and Bar is nestled under an eye-catching thatched roof and features stunning views of the southern end of Rawai Bay. The restaurant serves elaborate Thai and Western cuisine. The restaurant has already garnered a reputation as a must-visit dining venue with an all-star clientele including managers of other renowned restaurants flocking to the restaurant to relax and indulge in the delectable food.

Rawai View Cafe Bar Phuket Thailand

7. The Islander

The Islander is an unpretentious roadside eatery with a simple white decor and a laid-back atmosphere.The venue is famous for its delicious burgers and other Western favourites beautifully presented and served in huge portions. Remember to bring your appetite!

The Islander Restaurant Rawai Phuket Thailand

8. Salaloy Seafood

Salaloy Seafood is a popular restaurant occupying two sides of Rawai’s beach road. The tables sit right on the sand overlooking the ocean, while kitchen is located on the other side of the road. The restaurant offers yummy Thai cuisine at very affordable prices, especially considering the amazing beachfront setting (though there are tables available at the actual restaurant as well). The crabs and muscles served with traditional Thai sauces are to die for.

Sala Loi Seafood Restaurant Rawai Phuket Thailand

9. Rossovivo Ristorante Italiano E Pizzeria

For some authentic Italian cuisine, head to Rossovivo Ristorante Italiano E Pizzerie located on the main Wiset Road. Featuring a modern and bright interior, this cosy open-sided restaurant provides a choice of outdoor and indoor seating. Don’t miss out on their homemade pasta and pizza and leave some room for the authentic pannacotta – my absolute favourite at the restaurant.

Rossovivo Ristorante Italiano Rawai Phuket Thailand

10. Nikita’s Beach Restaurant

Nikita’s Beach Restaurant is super popular with tourists and expats alike thanks to its beachfront location and delectable food. The fantastic sunset cocktails and idyllic atmosphere don’t exactly hurt either. Try their mouth-watering seafood or go local with their Thai dishes. Nikita’s offers an unforgettable dining experience with your feet resting on the sand and the sounds of the ocean playing in the background.

Nikita's Beach Restaurant Rawai Phuket Thailand

Phew, all this talk about scrumptious seafood and delectable Thai cuisine has left us completely famished! Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants in Rawai which to choose from. Bon appétit!

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