There are days when only a large, juicy burger that sticks to your ribs will satisfy your palate (and the gaping hole in your stomach). When that happens, follow our guide – it’ll point you in the right direction so you end up savouring only the very best burgers in Phuket:
Get a taste of the recently crowned ‘Phuket’s Best Burger’ – the ‘OHLA’ at Kata Rocks. Drawing inspiration from Hispanic and French gourmet cuisine, Kata’s Executive Chef and burger maestro Laia Pons put together an award-winning treat made up of decadent ingredients, like a patty that’s 80 percent Australian beef and 20 percent minced pork belly, Spanish Iberico ham, French brie cheese, extra virgin olive oil and homemade barbecue mayonnaise. Homemade buns complete this scrumptious delight.
But it’s more than just about the food at Kata Rocks. This stylish oceanfront restaurant offers incredible views too, so arrive early in the evening to knock back a couple of beers while you take in the sunset show.
- Location: 186/22 Kok Tanode Road, Kata, Mueng, Phuket 83100
- Hours: 7:00am – 12:00am
- Budget: $$$
XANA Beach Club
For burger cannoisseurs, one award-winning burger ain’t gonna be enough. If you’re craving a second serving of a meaty treat, XANA is the place to go, and the ‘MFY Smoked Burger’ – crowned Phuket’s Best Burger in 2015 – is the dish to have.
You’ll have more than just one option – there’s also the Wagyu Burger, a carnivorous delight featuring medium rare Wagyu beef and an incredible array of toppings (like blue cheese, jalapenos, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms) or the tantalising ‘No Rules’ burger. XANA also scores a hit with its innovative cocktails – the Xana Vibe is an intriguing grapefruit and vodka drink poured into a glass with its rim rubbed in chili.
- Location: 10 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road Thalang District
- Hours: 10:30am – 12:00am
- Budget: $$$
The Avenue offers American bar food, classic Thai fare, craft beers and carefully concocted cocktails is a rustic European-style setting featuring amber lighting and wood fixtures. The interiors are spacious, so it’s just right whether you plan to have an intimate dinner with a select few of your closest friends, or a jovial gathering with a crowd.
Come for the beef burger, a scrumptious treat made from scratch in the kitchens of The Avenue. There’s plenty of other options listed on the menu to keep your tastebuds happy, ranging from crisp salads and a grilled chicken breast, to tangy pad thai or kang khiew hwan (a green curry with pork, chicken or prawns).
- Location: 11 46 Vichit Songkram Rd, Vichit Muang Phuket 83100
- Hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm (closed on Tuesdays)
- Budget: $$
OOy Street Kitchen
The setting and vibes are unfussy, casual and friendly at OOy Street Kitchen, and the venue ticks the right boxes when it comes to dishing up tasty burgers. Switch over to the dark side with OOy’s ‘Darth Vader’ burger. In this dish you get classic fillings like a pork or beef patty, tomatoes, onions, cheese and lettuce, but what sets the burger apart are its tangy barbecue sauce and pineapple slices. Mm, who can resist a good sweet-and-savoury mix?
If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, give the ‘Merica’ – a massive burger with bacon, ham, egg, cheddar cheese, pineapple and barbecue sauce tucked in between two slices of a homemade bun – a go.
- Location: 169/1 Phangnga Road | Near Royal Phuket City Hotel Around Bus Terminal 1, Phuket Town
- Hours: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
- Budget: $$
There’s no need for an extensive menu when you’ve serving up plates of juicy, mouthwatering burgers – and this is the case at Flip Side. Deciding on what you’d like to have isn’t a challenging affair; the menu contains just three pages – one for the food, one for beers and one for beverages.
Let’s talk about the stars of the show here – the burgers. The signature Flip Side Burger, with a house patty, mature cheddar cheese, homemade ketchup, deep-fried onions and gherkin sandwiched in a poppy seed topped bun, is an option that will satisfy your deepest burger cravings. Other tantalising choices on the menu include The Big Fella, which includes sinful (but oh-so-delicious) additions of bcaon and onion rings, as well as The Blues Brother – a delightful burger with blue cheese, homemade cranberry onion marmalade and rocket salad.
The setting is casual and comfortable, with fans keeping the interiors cool and breezy. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and refuel with hearty fare after a day spent frolicking along the beach.
- Location: 469/4 Wiset Road, Rawai, Phuket, 83130
- Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
- Budget: $$
Tuck into a varied range of cuisines – from Thai to Mexican or Scandinavian – at the inviting and modern Two Chefs Bar & Grill. Burger fanatics will enjoy sinking their teeth into the burgers here, presented in an array of intriguing flavours – like the Ultimate Chili Burger. All burgers are served with chunky fries and an irresistible dipping sauce.
There’s more than just delicious food to be enjoyed here. Two Chefs also scores a hit with its attentive service and great live entertainment. Definitely the place to go for a night of food and fun!
- Location: Kata Beach: 243 Koktanod, Kata Beach, Karon | Karon Beach: 256-7 Patak Road, Karon | Kata Center: 32/1 Karon Road Karon sub-district | Patong: Two Chefs Patong, 212 Rai-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd., Patong, Kathu
- Hours: 12:00pm – 1:00am
- Budget: $$$