More than a Meal at Phuket Fish Market Restaurant

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There is only one thing that I love more than having a delicious meal, and that is having a delicious meal while belting out awesome songs in a karaoke room! I finally found this at Phuket Fish Market Restaurant right near where I live in Phuket!

A month or so ago, I was out with a good friend and after some wine (okay maybe a bottle) I had mentioned that I felt like singing at a karaoke. I quickly backed out (karaoke nights can become crazy long nights for me), but it stayed in my friends mind apparently, because she decided for her birthday recently that dinner and karaoke was a must. It seemed more like my birthday!

Phuket Fish Market is fairly new and at first sight seems to be a tour bus mecca. Tour busses are something that the expats and locals alike strive to avoid here in Phuket at all costs. These huge mechanical monstrosities that cart a large group of what seems like 1000 tourists from canned destination to canned restaurant to next destination usually mean chaos and extreme noisiness. It is not very pleasant.

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Walking into the restaurant, we were immediately greeted by kind and helpful staff, most of whom seemed to speak English fairly well (and a heck of a lot better than I speak Thai). There was a massive room/entry way with an aquarium with baby black fin sharks, a wine room, all of the tanks of fresh fish and seafood, and a sushi bar.

Strangely there was not one tour bus participant to be seen. It was odd because there must have been 10 busses in front, so my friend asked where all the people from the numerous busses were. Apparently there is a whole other wing of the restaurant where the tour bus tourists are served. It was a smart move on their part, they are able to please all types of customers: tour busses, lone tourists, locals, and expats.

After you walk through another bar with pool tables you come to the outdoor area. This is where the karaoke rooms are, little bungalows with tables beautiful set and a large screen tv just waiting for badly written pop songs to appear on the screen. There are so many songs in English, Thai, Korean, and Chinese, we had a difficult time looking through them all.

Beer anyone?
Beer anyone?

Just past the karaoke huts, there are tables lining the beautiful pathway along the bay. Every three tables or so, there is a stand with a server that attends to your care so well, that all your needs are met practically before you can think them. We have always brought a bottle of whiskey and then pay for mixers (a very common practice here in Thailand) because there is no corkage fee for whisky, wine and other alcohols it costs about 200 baht (about $6 U.S.). Be careful though because your drink never seems to be empty.

One of the Karaoke bungalows.
One of the Karaoke bungalows.
The pathway along the bay.
The pathway along the bay.

Now onto the best part! The food! The dishes are primarily Thai seafood (there are a few european options). Everything has always been fresh and delicious. I actually remembered to take pictures of what we ordered the last time we had an evening at the Phuket Fish Market. I am getting better!

Look at the size of this menu! There is no shortage of options here.
Look at the size of this menu! There is no shortage of options here.

(Be warned! You may want to eat before looking at these pictures!)

A Deep Fried Fish with Garlic, so simple, so fresh, so savory! I definitely recommend this dish!
A Deep Fried Fish with Garlic, so simple, so fresh, so savory! I definitely recommend this dish!
Fried Morning Glory and Deep Fried Squid (Z's new favorite).
Fried Morning Glory and Deep Fried Squid (Z’s new favorite).
A Sushi assortment for an appetizer (yep-we were hungry) and it only cost 250 baht (about $7 U.S.)!
A Sushi assortment for an appetizer (yep-we were hungry) and it only cost 250 baht (about $7 U.S.)!
Spicy clam salad and garlic bread (Z couldn't wait for me to take the picture before digging into the bread).
Spicy clam salad and garlic bread (Z couldn’t wait for me to take the picture before digging into the bread).
A close up of the spicy clam salad. The clams were huge and so spicy and tasty.
A close up of the spicy clam salad. The clams were huge and so spicy and tasty.

The first time that we went to this fantastic restaurant, Z was at home with a babysitter, so we ate an enormous meal and then rented a karaoke room for a couple hours (only 250 baht an hour or about $7 U.S). It was a great time!

Since then we have been back a couple of times and just had dinner while enjoying the sunset off the bay. It is not difficult to spend an entire evening at the Phuket Fish Market Restaurant at all. If you are in the area or coming to visit, make sure to try it out!

Such an awesome view of the sunset.
Such an awesome place to watch the sunset.

**Disclaimer-Phuket Fish Market Restaurant did not ask me to review them, and I did not receive any free food, though if they would like to give me a free meal I would definitely accept it! If you have any questions about the legal aspects of our reviews, please check out our Disclosures page.**

Information You May Need:

Prices: Moderate to High (If you want lobster it’s always high no matter where you are in the world, right?)

Stroller/Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Good for Kids: Great for all ages!

Location:

Image Courtesy of  Phuket Fish Market Restaurant Website
Image Courtesy of Phuket Fish Market Restaurant Website

 


Now it’s your turn! Do you love to sing karaoke? What’s your favorite song to sing (mine is ‘What’s Up’ By 4 No Blondes)? Do you have any questions for me about this restaurant? Leave a comment and join in the fun!

 

  12 comments for “More than a Meal at Phuket Fish Market Restaurant

  1. feedyourunicorn
    March 21, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Z is going to have such a developed palate when she’s a grown up.

    • andthreetogo
      March 21, 2015 at 8:49 am

      I hope so 🙂

  2. joylovestravel
    March 21, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Sounds like great fun and the food looks amazing!! Great too that the bus tourists are elsewhere…..

    • andthreetogo
      March 21, 2015 at 8:50 am

      It is! 🙂

  3. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    March 21, 2015 at 8:05 am

    The food looked fantastic and nutritious! MMM-good! No karaoke. No dancing. But watching is fun!

    • andthreetogo
      March 21, 2015 at 8:51 am

      One of the best parts of karaoke is watching everyone really get into singing their favorite song. 🙂

  4. Sha
    March 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Wow, karaoke with a view? That super awesome, the only ones who can complain about your horrible singing but really can’t will only be the fishes… haha….place and food looks good too!

    • andthreetogo
      March 21, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Haha! I love it! Luckily the karaoke bungalows are pretty sound proof (or at least I hope so lol).

  5. Wendy Kate
    March 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I love karaoke too! I sing everything from Led Zep to Blondie… When I’ve had a drink or 2 I think I can sing but in reality…oh dear 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      March 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Blonde and led Zeppelin are the best! Good choices! I bet you sound wonderful. 🙂

  6. thebritishberliner
    March 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Oooooo! I love Thai seafood. We went to a fancy Asian buffet place just yesterday for my son’s 13th birthday as he wanted sushi. He and his friends declared it the best birthday present ever!
    p.s. I love karaoke. My best karaoke songs are “Don’t You Want Me” from Human League, “Toxic” from Britney Spears, and “The World is Not Enough” from Garbage!

    • andthreetogo
      March 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Those are such great songs!
      Happy birthday to your son! 13! That’s fantastic! Sushi does sound like an awesome birthday present!

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