The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit but some restaurants in Phuket have been successful despite the lack of tourists.
Even as a regular visitor to Thailand there are plenty of delicious menu items that you may not have come across before.
Traditional local cuisine is strong in flavour and colour with a mix of spicy, sour or sweet dishes. These are some of the best restaurants to sample
Check our run-down of the best shabu-shabu hotpot restaurants on the island.