Travelindex announces ‘TOP25 Restaurants Awards Phuket 2022’ list

Annual list showcases some of Phuket’s best, most celebrated eateries and highlights why the island is such a popular gastronomic destination.

Travelindex, a content-driven ecosystem for the travel and tourism sectors, has announced its ‘TOP25 Restaurants Awards Phuket 2022’ list, showcasing some of the best eateries to be found on the famous resort island.

Taking the top spot on the annual list by Travel index is Samut restaurant in the Nai Han area, where Chef Chatchawan Varahajeerakul serves up fine Thai cuisine with a focus on local seafood enhanced with local ingredients and spices.

In second spot is L’Arome by the Sea in Kalim Bay where Swiss chef Yannick Hollenstein creates modern French dishes complemented by splendid sea views.

In third place is Michelin-star restaurant PRU located at Trisara resort helmed by chef Jimmy Ophorst, who prepares fine regional food inspired by Thailand’s various ecosystems.

Rounding out the top five eateries on the list are in fourth place m Nitan in the Cherngtalay area where chef Pom prepares Southern Thai classic dishes, and in fifth spot, Suay in Thalang district where chef Tammasak Noi Chootong serves modern Thai dishes infused with European techniques.

The full listing of the TOP25 Restaurants Awards Phuket 2022 can be viewed at, or as follows:

  1. Samut, Innovative Thai
  2. L’Arôme by the Sea, Modern French
  3. PRU, Modern Thai
  4. Nitan, Innovative Thai
  5. Suay, Modern Thai
  6. Black Ginger, Rustic Thai
  7. JAMPA, Innovative Thai
  8. Acqua, Italian Fine Dining
  9. Jaras, Modern Thai
  10. Ta Khai, Rustic Thai
  11. Saffron Phuket, Traditional Thai
  12. Takieng, Southern Thai
  13. Age Restaurant, International
  14. Blue Elephant, Royal Thai Cuisine
  15. Nahmyaa, Modern Thai
  16. Wagyu Steakhouse, International
  17. Mom Tri’s Kitchen, Innovative Thai
  18. Carpe Diem Beach Club, Mediterranean
  19. Seafood at Trisara, Traditional Thai
  20. TuKabKhao, Traditional Thai
  21. Baan Rim Pa, Royal Thai Cuisine
  22. Kata Rocks Clubhouse, Mediterranean
  23. Talung Thai, Modern Thai
  24. Silk, Traditional Thai
  25. One Chun, Southern Thai

Mr. Bernard Metzger, Publisher of the TOP25 Restaurants Guide and Award series, said “With the stringent criteria applied to all restaurants in Phuket, Thai restaurants and Thai chefs have made tremendous progress and represent now 80% of our award winners in Phuket. We contribute to fostering the image of Phuket as a prime regional gastronomy destination, not only for excellent international food, but also for some outstanding Thai and hyper-local food.”

Top 25 Restaurants is a division of Travelindex, a leader in content creation, destination marketing, and brand building. For its annual list and awards, Travelindex uses its Restaurant Rating Index which combines crowd wisdom (social media and review sites) with AI behavioral algorithms enhanced with guidance and expertise from on-the-ground experts. (TAT)