Ko Pian Hokkien Noodles - ร้านโกเพียรหมี่ฮกเกี้ยน

One of my all time favourite Noodle places is Ko Pian's in Krabi Road just opposite the Mae Ya Nang Shrine. Although there is no parking street-side, there is a large open space just nearby which can be used for parking and also to walk through to Jui Dtui Chinese Temple as well as the fresh food market. As of writing there is no charge for parking there.

I always choose 'Mee Haeng' dry noodles, and more often than not order 'piset' which gets you an extra amount of noodles to ensure being full! The restaurant fills up with local office staff at lunch time so better to get there before or after the rush. They close at about 5pm, or earlier if they run out of ingredients!

Okay, excuse me while I eat my noodles, see you next post!

Too Gap Kao - ตู้กับข้าว

Another favourite, not for setting, or for view, but for it's extensive menu!

Situated in Phuket Old Town in PhangNga Road just opposite the On On Hotel, Too Gap Kao has become a very popular dining spot with trendy Thais inc TV stars and musicians, which is usually a good sign that the food will be good!

The interior is colonial style with marble tables and several old photos of Phuket. I'm not a great lover of air conditioning and tend to like garden or beach side restaurants so the food was really the deciding factor for me.

I'm always happier ordering seafood or fish in a restaurant that really has a good turnover of customers so as to be sure of fresh ingredients and this place was busy! There are lots of Thai favourites as well as local Phuket dishes to choose from, big portions and (at least for what we ordered) none of those tiny servings covered with squiggles of sauce that look great but leave you starving. The staff are friendly and despite the number of people service is relatively quick.

As far as I know they are open everyday from 11am to late and I would recommend booking a table before you go, so call them on 076 6088888.  

Raya Restaurant - ร้านอาหารระย้า

I have been meaning to try this restaurant for years, finally got there!

The location is what makes this place, 
right in the heart of Phuket Old Town just behind the Dragon Monument, 
what better than to have lunch in an old mansion!

Friendly staff, good food and off-street parking at the back of the restaurant.

What did I have fun lunch? 
Well just for a light lunch, Pad Thai seemed the thing to choose!

Raya Royal Thai Restaurant 
48 Dibuk Road Phuket City, 
Phuket 83100 
Telephone: 076 218155 

Open from 11am to 11pm every day. 

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โทรศัพท์ 076-218155

เวลา เปิดบริการ: 1100 - 2300 น. ทุกวัน