Uncover a Foodie’s Paradise in Phuket’s Culinary Capital Kata Beach

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Regarded as a veritable food lover’s haven Kata Beach is a one-stop dining Mecca for the masses. Frequented by beach lovers and party-goers alike this always busy holiday town in Phuket is perfect those with a flair for Thai cuisine as well as global fare. Reasonably priced and reliably delectable the restaurants culture in Kuta Beach is the envy of the holiday capital that is Phuket. Although sampling delicacies from all of the resort hub’s famed eateries is a near impossibility in one tour, what follows is a list of must-dine hotspots that no trip to the beach heartland would be complete without.

Budget diners will love the variety of Kuta’s authentic dining experiences. The Bamboo Restaurant is one such example as delicious fish burgers and Scandinavian fare reign supreme on the rustic eatery’s mouthwatering menu. Other highlights include The Anchor Bar and iconic Blue Fin Tavern where Tex-Mex and local beverages have been on offer since time immemorial while coffee lovers can head down to the decidedly cozy Caffe @t Caffe where scintillating Pad Thai, Chicken Pizza and sweet and sour fish dishes are available alongside crispy pastries, salads and Italian style coffee.

Seafood fanatics however can head down to Ban Thai where fresh seafood is served in an open-air setting while Kata Karon Seafood also offers an intriguing menu with hot pick items such as Pla Pae Sa and Sontam salad. Duke’s and the Full Moon Pizzeria are other hot favourites among seasoned diners while those with a taste for Italian cuisine can drop in at Il Tagliere Da Massimo where the pizzas are simply divine. The Kampong Kata Hill Restaurant however is perfect for culture buffs in search of a truly unique dining experience. Authentic Thai food is served at this venue which is a museum cum gallery with stunning Southeast Asian decor. The decidedly charming Kata Country House is also ideal for traditional Thai cuisine enthusiasts in addition to the Kata Green Beach Restaurant. Khan Baba is Kata Beach’s resident Indian and Arabic fusion eatery with its very own hookah pipes. Vegetarians will also enjoy the delicious items on the menu at this diner which offer alfresco and indoor dining options.

Le Grand Prix is a celebrated French restaurant in Kata Beach owned by none other than Chef Lionel Ramos while other fine dining venues in the locale include Mali Chic, Margherita Kata, Ratri Italian Bar & Grill and On the Rocks at Marina Cottage.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+