When travelling to Muslim-minority places, finding halal food can be a bit of a challenge. But in Phuket, you can put those worries to rest. With around 20% of Phuket’s locals being Muslims, you’ll find plenty of halal dining options in this southern part of Thailand.
We’ve handpicked seven affordable spots to savour remarkable halal food in Phuket. Let’s dig in!
Is It Easy to Find Halal Food in Phuket?
As Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, halal food options in the country are not as wide as in Malaysia. But this doesn’t mean you’re short of choices! Here are some tips to find halal eateries in the country:
- Look for the halal logo, which comes in several variations. One is a rhombus with the word “حلال”; below it, you’ll see the words “The Central Islamic Council of Thailand” – a government-appointed body that supervises and certifies halal products in Thailand.
- If you can’t find the logo, look for restaurants that state they serve only halal food and drinks.
- Always ask the restaurants about the ingredients they use to make sure they are free from alcohol, pork, and any other non-halal ingredients.
- Ask your hotel or tour guide for halal food recommendations.
Halal Food in Phuket: 7 Affordable Spots for Tasty Treats
Here’s a round-up of some of the popular halal eateries in Phuket. Only those with a minimum rating of 4.1 over 5 on Google reviews and relatively affordable prices made the list.
Google reviews: 4.4/5
What’s good for breakfast in Phuket? Roti Taew Nam’s roti in Phuket Town will not disappoint! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, their roti (or roti canai as we call it at home) is cooked over charcoal, giving it a toasty, smoky flavour.
Just like at mamak stalls in Malaysia, you choose how you want to have your roti. Have it plain, with a sunny-side-up egg and mildly spicy curry, or with a dash of condensed milk for a sweet treat.
Enjoy two pieces of plain roti for ฿20 (~RM2.60) with a plate of curry of your choice for ฿50 (~RM6.40). This shop accepts only cash, so remember to bring enough cash with you.
Check out this place:
- Address: 6 Thep Krasattri Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand (Google Maps)
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm daily (Come early as the line can get pretty long)
- Contact: +66 76 210 061
Google reviews: 4.4/5
Located just outside of Phuket Town, Roti Chaofa is another great place to enjoy a delicious and affordable breakfast or brunch. Their signature crispy roti is perfect with a side of their fall-off-the-bone goat curry or any curry of your choice. If you’re not in the mood for roti, you can enjoy their Thai-style chicken biryani and beef soup.
Each dish on their menu ranges from ฿30 (~RM4) to ฿80 (~RM10.20), typical prices for Thai local shops. Make sure to bring some cash with you as this establishment also only accepts cash.
If you’re craving these local delights, have a stop at Roti Chaofa:
- Address: 44 E Chaofah Rd, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand (Google Maps)
- Opening hours: 6:00 am – 1:30 pm, Tuesday – Sunday (Closed on Monday)
- Contact: +66 76 221 771
Google reviews: 4.8/5
Rated highly by diners on Google reviews, Nang Naan Halal Restaurant is a must-visit when in Phuket. This all-rounder restaurant features a wide variety of cuisines, from Thai green curry to grilled salmon with salad and feta cheese. Sandwiches, noodles, pizzas, burgers, and desserts are also available, making it a great place to eat at any time of the day.
As with other restaurants, their prices vary. Fried rice in a pineapple boat, for instance, is ฿150 (~RM20), while a plate of creamy pasta with shrimp is ฿250 (~RM32).
Give it a go and let us know what you think:
- Address: 1/115 Wiset Rd, ราไวย์ Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83130, Thailand (Google Maps)
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 am daily
- Contact: +66 93 938 7606
Google reviews: 4.5/5
Saveena Halal Food in Patong is a popular halal restaurant in Phuket, thanks to its authentic Thai cuisine. Have a taste of their comforting coconut chicken soup Tom Kha and stir-fried rice noodles Pad Thai, two of their must-tries.
Reasonably priced, you can enjoy a plate of Pad Thai for around ฿79 (~RM10) or try their best-selling biryani with crispy chicken for ฿80 (~RM10.20).
This is where to taste some of the crowd favourites (the place is on the smaller side so do come early):
- Address: 83 32 Phrabaramee Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand (Google Maps)
- Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturday – Thursday (Closed on Friday)
- Contact: +66 90 152 5461 / +66 62 332 5612
Google reviews: 4.1/5
Enjoy good food while taking in the beautiful beach view when you dine at Kalim Rim Lay Restaurant. Located near Kalim Beach, this is a haven for fresh, succulent seafood and authentic Thai cuisine.
Try their grilled prawns, squids, crabs, or scallops starting at just ฿150 (~RM20). Other recommended dishes on the menu include fried beef with cashew nuts, prawns with garlic, and seabass spicy salad.
Check out this restaurant if you’re in town:
- Address: เลขที่ 324 Phrabaramee Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand (Google Maps)
- Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm daily
- Contact: +66 81 539 8873
Google reviews: 4.1/5
A fan of hearty soups? Anwa Yentofu Halal in Phuket Town serves a wide variety of tasty noodle soups. The star of the show is their Yen Ta Fo, a pink noodle soup that gets its pink hue from red fermented tofu.
You can enjoy your pink noodle soup with chicken, beef, fish, or freshly-made fish balls. Their popular pink noodle soup with assorted fish balls is around ฿80 (~RM10.20) per serving.
If you’re in the mood for a soothing bowl of soup, Anwa Yentafo is the place to go:
- Address: 154/8 Phangnga Rd, Talat Yai, เมือง Phuket 83000, Thailand (Google Maps)
- Opening hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 am daily
- Contact: +66 85 591 7474
Kalim Beach Halal Street Food
Google reviews: 4.5/5
Finally, if you’re on the hunt for street food with a spread of choices, head to Kalim Beach. There, you’ll find dozens of Muslim-run food carts serving grilled seafood, Pad Thai, beef noodles, seafood claypots, meat skewers, dim sums, mango sticky rice, juices, and more!
The food and drinks here are some of the cheapest in Phuket. Crowd-pleaser Pad Thai costs only ฿60 (~RM8), meat skewers are ฿15 (~RM2) per stick, and shakes and soda drinks are ฿20 (~RM2.60) each.
You can sit by the beach to enjoy your meal and catch the sunset:
- Address: W76V+MV6, 4233, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand (Google Maps)
- Opening hours: 3:00 pm – 12:00 am daily
So there you have it – seven recommended spots to enjoy affordable yet delicious halal food in Phuket. To make your trip a hassle-free and memorable one, pack your essential travel protection plan, Etiqa TripCare 360 Takaful. This plan covers a wide range of travel mishaps, such as , loss of luggage, and passport theft.
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