Stunning beaches, spectacular shows, breath-taking sceneries, tasty food, all night and all day. These are some of the things you can expect to experience in one of the most famous islands in the world, Phuket. But you can’t possible enjoy these activities on an empty stomach!
So, set your budget and dine away, be it cheap fried rice by the beach or seafood served at a fancy restaurant.
1. The Golden Kinnaree Buffet RestaurantCredit: manciocc
While this kind of restaurant might not be everybody’s cup of tea, you should try and immerse yourself in this exclusive setting and dining affair. Located as part of the Fantasea Theme Park, experiencing the excitement and bustling of guests having their meals awaiting the famous show certainly gives a buzz like no other.
Offering numerous of choices, from local, Asian, to Western cuisines besides exquisite delectable desserts, these food prepared by some of the top Muslim chefs on the island can actually make it a chore for you to leave without feeling satisfied. On top of that, the halal food is served in a private area to avoid any discomfort whatsoever.
Please make sure you request for halal food in advance before dining here!
Phuket FantaSea Public Company Limited, 99 Moo 3 Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
+66 76 385 111, +66 76 680 888
18:00 – 21:00 (Normal days), 17:30 – 22:00 (On busy days)
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2. Kusuma Halal Thai SeafoodCredit: @karlbazi
Located right smack in the middle of Patong (where it all happens), Kusuma has always been the go-to spot whenever any local is asked on where the best halal food is. Serving authentic Thai, Malaysian and other seafood dishes, having a hearty meal here would not cost a bomb. Not to mention, together with it comes the famous Thai hospitality – friendly and helpful staff as well as owners.
Personally handpick fresh seabass, mussels, crabs and even lobsters for them to prepare as you please. Also, it goes without saying that you need to try the Tom Yam… as you should do wherever you are in Thailand.
104 Rat-Uthit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
+66 (0)83 596 0885, +66 (0)81 078 8160
17:00 – 01:00 (Everyday)
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3. Casablanca Restaurant
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Whenever out of your comfort zone and looking for halal food, a good Indian or Arabic dish can never do you wrong. Casablanca offers you one of the best you can find in Phuket. Granted, it’s a bit pricey being part of the Royal Wing of the Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa. My advice is, some dining experiences are worth it, and this is surely one of it.
Like most other places, you can expect Briyani Rice, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Tandoori and the sort. However, unlike other places, the food is first class.
Casablanca at The Royal Paradise Hotel, 135/23 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
+66 (0)76 340 666
11:00 – 23:00 (Everyday)
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Halal food isn't difficult to find in Phuket, and you're bound to bump into more while you're there. Phuket has at least 50 mosques, with many surrounded by halal restaurants. The largest Muslim community on the island can be found in the Patong Beach area, which is also the most famous resort town on Phuket's west coast!
All in all, if you ever have a chance or thought to explore Phuket, please do yourself a favour and just go. There are always things to do or explore even on the fifth time (personal experience) which still makes you want it more. Perfect for romantic getaways, backpacking wanderlusters and even family vacations, be sure to explore the whole island.
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