Taste Yamu Phuket restaurant

Review: Taste Yamu brings creativity and flair with panoramic views to eastern Phuket’s dining scene

In the picturesque enclave of Phuket’s Cape Yamu is Taste Yamu, a dining destination that is as much a testament to culinary passion as it is a top spot for dining out.

Primarily catering to affluent holidaymakers staying in the neighbouring luxury villas and guests from the nearby COMO Point Yamu hotel, it’s the creativity and flair in every dish that draw crowds to this serene spot on the east of the island.

Veteran restaurateurs Martin Ostlind and Jade Lama, who have been a staple in Phuket’s culinary scene since 2007, are the driving force behind Taste Yamu.

The pair have crafted an experience that elevates dining to an art form, combining the comfort of signature dishes with the excitement of more inventive menu options.

An expansive, open-sided venue that melds beautifully with a garden deck and shimmering infinity pool, the restaurant offers panoramic views of Cape Yamu – an ideal spot for dinner under the starlit Thai sky, with glowing lightbulbs to boot.

But the heart of Taste Yamu’s charm is in its dynamic menu. It evolves weekly, highlighting an array of signature dishes and fresh creations that use the best local and imported ingredients.

Shared plates include golden, crispy fried Camembert wedges. The rich melted cheese is perfectly balanced with a tart cranberry sauce, while a sprinkling of crispy fried basil adds a delightful crunch and freshness.

Follow this with their exceptional pasta, stuffed generously with ricotta and spinach that melts in your mouth, a testament to the kitchen’s ability to balance textures and flavours seamlessly.

Those with a sweet tooth will delight in the outstanding apple pie, a perfect symphony of tender apple pieces with a caramelized crust. The vanilla ice cream melds with the warm pie, creating a mouthful of flavours that will leave you wanting more.

But Taste Yamu is more than just a feast for your palate – it’s an experience. The service is impeccable, with attentive staff who elevate the dining experience with a warm smile and true hospitality.

Although it’s a little off the beaten track, Taste Yamu is well worth the trip. Its picture-perfect location, meticulously crafted menu, and warm, inviting atmosphere come together to create a dining experience that stands head and shoulders above the rest.