Rawai Seafood Market is located on the street near Rawai Pier and has a wide selection of seafood such as fish, crab, squid, prawns, and shellfish. It is popular among tourists and locals for its fresh seafood selection and lively atmosphere. Customers can choose their preferred seafood, and it will be cooked on the spot to their specifications.
The seafood market stretches for 200 meters. At first, you will see sellers of souvenirs made of pearls and shells. Walk straight ahead and you will see many tables with a variety of seafood.
This place is also called the sea gypsy market because of the village located here. Early in the morning, sea gypsies go fishing in the Andaman Sea. The catch of the day is laid out on tables at the seafood market close to the afternoon. You can come here before sunset, while there are not so many people, and stay here for dinner.
Prices can vary depending on the type and quality of seafood, but it is usually an affordable dining option. Visitors can expect a unique blend of local flavors and seafood that’s difficult to find elsewhere.
It is a unique seafood market street. Vendors sell shrimp, lobsters, lobsters, sea bass, octopus, squid, and other seafood on one side of the street. And opposite, there are restaurants where they will cook them to your taste.
You can also order seafood from restaurants. However, you will agree that first buying a kilogram of the freshest shrimp and then coming to a restaurant with a bag is much more interesting. The staff of each cafe will meet you with a menu in hand and offer one of the ways to cook your catch.
It’s a great place to try local Thai dishes that feature seafood, such as Tom Yum Soup with king prawns, fried crab with curry powder, and stir-fried squid with chili and garlic. You can choose grilled seafood, steamed with various sauces, curry, or baked in foil with Thai herbs.
The most popular choice is fried shrimp with garlic and pepper or in tamarind sauce, crabs with curry, squid with herbs and lime juice, and baked lobsters with cheese. Order steamed white sea bass with sour and spicy sauce, crab in yellow curry, or grilled or fried shrimp with vegetables. And do not forget about the freshest oysters according to Thai traditions. It will be served with chili paste, lime, garlic, and other Thai herbs. Besides Thai food, European dishes are also available in the restaurants.
The highlight of the seafood market in Phuket is the opportunity to wander around, look at the entire range and choose something you like.
To get to the market, head from the Chalong circle towards Rawai Beach, drive up to the pier, and park somewhere near it. To the left of the pier begins the famous seafood market. The seafood is so fresh that the crabs are still running around the aquarium fervently, and the shells are spitting while you choose them.