Comforting dishes in a laid-back cafe-style setting. 

Hidden inside Phuket Town's K Park community mall, Hungry Monkey at first appears just like any other cafe with a modern fit-out. Yet, head inside and you'll discover a proper eatery with a menu of hearty home-style Japanese meals. 

Though the seating area is sizable, it manages to maintain a welcoming feel, with industrial-style interiors like rustic polished concrete flooring, high-ceilings, splashes of deep blue and large black-framed windows, creating bright and airy space. If you're not in the market for food, the space is cozy enough to simply enjoy an espresso from the counter bar.  

Here, the menu is short and all dishes are MSG-free. Get a comforting plate of Japanese-style curry topped with golden-battered shrimp (B210), or for a little taste of everything, go for a set meal—the salmon set offers deep-fried fish in wafu sauce with four sides, including salad, soup, tofu and rice (B290). Be sure to check out their daily deals, which see different meals discounted each day of the week (closed on Mondays).

K Park Phuket, 100 Krabi Rd., Phuket. 098-465-7856