There is quite a choice of Indian food in Patong. I saw several Indian restaurants on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road (sort of a Second Road parallel to Beach Road) and the several small lanes connecting these two roads. For a first timer in Patong, it may be difficult to pick one initially. I walked those lanes and had Indian food in many of those restaurants and finally was able to pick two Indian restaurants in Patong that are better than others. Madras Cafe is one of those two. This restaurant has a South Indian name but one can not just have South Indian food here but also North Indian, Arabic, and Thai food. Madras Cafe is well located with entry from both Bangla Road and Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road sides. On Bangla Road, one can get to Madras Cafe from the lane next to 'Seduction' Disco and on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road there is a lane opposite Jungceylon Shopping Mall (first lane before Bangla Road) that will take you to the restaurant. Their phone numbers are 076-340012, 084-3055211, 080-5212259. Madras Cafe opens daily from 11.00am to midnight. Keep reading...
|Madras Cafe Indian Restaurant Patong Phuket|
Madras Cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating and its all very casual, perfect for a relaxed meal any time and particularly after dark. They have a bar too and serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Menu and Prices
Tea, coffee, soft drinks prices are between 50 and 90 THB, beers start at 80 THB, and hard drinks start at 130 THB for 30ml.
Snacks and Curries
North Indian snacks like samosa, pakoda, bhajji, etc. are around 140-160 THB. North Indian vegetarian curries cost 170 THB for yellow dal, 190 THB for mixed vegetable curry, and 250 THB for kadai paneer. Non vegetarian curries cost around 300 THB each.
Indian breads cost 30 THB for a plain tandoori roti and 50 THB for a South Indian pratha.
South Indian Food
A masala dosa here costs 190 THB and a paneer dosa 230 THB. Madras Cafe has non-vegetarian dosa variants on its menu like the chicken masala dosa (260 THB). Two pieces of steamed idli are 150 THB.
A North Indian set meal (Thali) costs 400/450 THB for veg/non-veg and South Indian set meal costs 390/450 THB.
Thai food curries start at 180 THB. Indian food is generally expensive in Patong as compared to Pattaya, but then almost everything that tourists buy is more expensive in Phuket as compared to Pattaya.
Quality of Food
|Indian Curry of Red Beans at Madras Cafe Indian Restaurant Patong|
Food is well prepared at Madras Cafe but is a little heavy on the oil and masala. While ordering one can ask for non-spicy or medium spicy food, etc. My guess is that the non-vegetarian food at Madras Cafe is better than the vegetarian food so if you love meats, Madras Cafe is your place to go in Patong.
Location Map of Madras Cafe
|Location Map of Madras Cafe Patong Phuket|
Apart from Madras Cafe, I liked another Indian restaurant in Patong - Indian Curry Club and there I heard about an upcoming 100% vegetarian Indian restaurant in Patong. Will report on that soon.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|