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Kata Beach

Eat and meet


One of the reasons Kata proves so popular with flash packers, families and couples is that when the sun goes down, it's a great place to chill out, sample some Thai food by the ocean and not have to contend with a sea of drunken people staggering around the place. (If it's that you want, head to Patong).

  • The After Beach Bar
    4 stars

    All about the views

    South of Kata beach, on the headland

    There's a trio of bars atop the southern end of Kata Beach and this is the best appointed of the three. ... read more

  • Esan Restauarnt
    4 stars

    Good local food

    Northern end of Patak Rd

    When you can't take anymore overpriced Thai food, head to Patak Rd and, more specifically to the Esan Restaurant. ... read more

  • Capannina Inn
    4 stars

    Best pizza in Phuket?

    30/9 Moo 2, Kata Road, Kata Beach
    T: (076) 28 4318

    Ask anyone in Phuket where the best pizza is and they'll send you here — and they're probably right. ... read more

  • Kata BBQ
    4 stars

    Great Thai food

    186/6 Kata Beach
    T: (076) 330 989

    For a truly mouthwatering selection of Thai soups, curries, salads and rice dishes, head to this desirable beach restaurant. ... read more

  • Lek's Bar
    3.5 stars

    Drink loads and get a free CD!

    Taina Road

    Lek's is waiting for you along the northern side of Taina Road and makes for a good place to eat or drink, or both. ... read more

  • Siam Thai Food
    3.5 stars

    Good Thai standards

    Taina Road

    Set midway along the northern side of Taina Road, Siam Thai Food offers a solid range of good Thai standards. ... read more

  • Ska Bar
    3.5 stars

    Very popular

    Ska Bar, Kata Yai Beach

    One of the most popular bars in Kata, Ska Bar, is right on the beach at the far southern end of Kata Yai. ... read more

  • Tawan Bar Food and Drink
    3.5 stars

    Standard cheapish Thai food

    89/5 Taina Road, Kata Centre
    T: (089) 544 8007

    This popular Thai restaurant sits in the back of a small soi past Duke's Sports Bar. It's small but offers standard Thai dishes at very fair prices. ... read more

  • Bluefin Tavern
    3.5 stars

    Expat favourite

    Taina Road, Kata Centre
    T: (076) 330 856

    One of the longest standing restaurants in Kata Centre, the small Bluefin is a favourite among local expats and tourists. ... read more

  • Nakhon Sawan Chicken Rice
    3 stars

    Breakfast stop

    Patak Road

    While the sign has a picture of a chicken, this simple and good breakfast spot does do pork as well. ... read more

  • Sports bars
    3 stars

    A couple to choose from

    Taina Road, Kata

    Two fine options for catching a sporting event are Anchor Bar and Duke's on Taina Road in Kata Centre. ... read more

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