Two of the most opposite cuisines, together in one place.
Love Thai food but your partner is more of a meat and potatoes kind of person? Naithon Beach Club Restaurant & Bar has got you covered. This German and Thai eatery serves all the Thai favourites, as well as familiar pork chops and steaks for those who prefer sauerkraut over spiciness.
Ambience & Amenities
Naithon Beach Club is located at the southern end of the developed part of Naithon Beach. The restaurant made a slight attempt at a German beer house vibe with long wooden tables, but the random collection of wall hangings doesn’t match. At the back of the restaurant, there is a shelf of souvenir knickknacks that were 50% off when we visited.
Naithon Beach Club has no air conditioning, only overhead fans that rotate around. It may have been because of the recent rain that day, but there were also a lot of big mosquitoes flying around during dinnertime. It was worse when sitting deeper inside the restaurant, so we chose to sit closer to the street. I still got some bites on my ankles during our meal, though.
The toilet is at the back of the restaurant on the right side near the knickknack shelf. There were two sitting toilets with paper provided and a separate room with urinals. The communal washing up sink that was outside of the rooms had quality soap and paper towels to dry off with.
The menu at Naithon Beach Club is separated by the two cuisines, with Thai food at the front of the menu followed by German. There is a large selection of Thai cuisine, organized into soups, curries, meat types, rice and noodles. Whatever classic Thai dish you’re craving, they will probably serve it at Naithon Beach Club. The German section is noticeably shorter but traditional favourites like sausage and schnitzel are available.
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A big reason to go to a German restaurant is for authentic German beer. Although Naithon Beach Club’s drinks menu only has three German varieties, it’s still more than anything else in the area. The beers are mostly Thai brands, like Chang and Singha, but there are also some offerings (Chatri, Bussaba and Chalawan) from a local microbrewery, Full Moon Brewworks, located in Patong. Don’t miss the dessert menu on the back.
There were no surprises with the Nuernberger Sausage (230 Baht) – it looked exactly like its menu picture. It was accompanied by a salad of lettuce and red cabbage with no dressing, and what I think was a raw banana pepper. We were able to swap to fried potatoes instead of mashed potatoes for no extra charge. The four sausages we were given had big speckles of black pepper that you could really taste. These reminded me of breakfast sausages in their size and texture. The sauerkraut was disappointing. It was pretty dry, bland and didn’t have the satisfying acidity of other sauerkraut we’ve had. The fried potatoes were a lighter option than the original mashed potatoes, but they were a bit too soft and could’ve used more crispiness on the outside.
The Pad Thai with Prawns (150 Baht) had lots of tofu cubes, bean sprouts and about five prawns. Unfortunately, it wasn’t spicy at all for some reason. The waitress never asked how spicy I wanted it and there doesn’t seem to be a spicy option on the menu. Without the spiciness, this pad thai was flavourless and boring. It tasted like something you’d get at one of those chain Thai restaurants outside of Thailand.
Both our Thai and German dishes at Naithon Beach Club were mediocre and made for a disappointing meal. Unless you’re really sick of Thai food or need to eat something non-spicy for a change, I would give this place a pass.
Price for 2 Pax: 650 Baht
Nuernberger Sausage with Fried Potatoes and Sauerkraut: 230 Baht
Pad Thai with Prawns: 150 Baht
Franzikaner: 250 Baht
Water: 20 Baht
Naithon Beach Club Restaurant and Bar
Address: 28/5 Moo 4 Sakoo, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 9pm
Alcohol Served: Yes