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Laguna Phuket Entrance 35, Phuket, Thailand
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tourist trap

Quite expensive, but hardly fair food. Classic tourist restaurant with huge menu, live fish, higher pricing and quite low quality of cooking. Nothing really bad to say, but never to return again. Only if it's your first time in Thai, you have no idea where to go, no access to internet to check... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Pakaev
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Quite expensive, but hardly fair food. Classic tourist restaurant with huge menu, live fish, higher pricing and quite low quality of cooking. Nothing really bad to say, but never to return again. Only if it's your first time in Thai, you have no idea where to go, no access to internet to check around, you want menu on your language,... More 

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singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had lunch at this place. There is outdoor and indoor seating (air conditioned). The food is quite pricey compared to similar places and the taste and quality were quite mediocre. I had a green curry fried rice with chicken which had the texture of chicken jerky. I think the chicken had been in the freezer for too long. The local... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited this in April they picked us up and took us Back to our villa after our lovely dinner. Thought this was a really nice touch. Menu was varied and reasonable,as were the drinks and cocktails.Staff very friendly and attentive. All in all a great experience.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local taxi driver, and we are glad he did. The restaurant is very big and overlooks a lagoon full of Lilly pads. The menu is extensive ant prices are more expensive than other restaurants close by. My wife is vegetarian and had stir fried broccoli with boiled rice, no Jasmin rice. I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We are here four years ago, and like it so much, we came back this trip. Excellent food, great setting and service and reasonably priced. We stuck to the Thai dishes, however there is an American/European/international menu for those less inclined to experience the local delicacies. Staff was great with my son as well which helped make the meal even... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Love it being next to the lake. Great staff. Delicious food. First time trying ostrich. Really good. I went twice and enjoyed both times!

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Forster, NSW, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good Thai food, nice cocktails in a truly beautiful setting. We sat at a table on the deck over a large lagoon covered in lotus plants, pretty sunset in the background.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This isn't the best or most authentic thai dining experience, but I have never had a bad meal here. I have taken children at lunchtime and dined alone with my partner in the evening and always enjoyed. Its a very large restaurant and I can imagine when busy it could be a bit too much. We did find ourselves sat... More 

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Beijing, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have been there for Dinner. And it was good Food. Service ok and the restaurant is huge so usually no problem to drop by without reservation. The Restaurant focus on Tourist from the Laguna area. Stuff was ok but not that friendly as normal in Thailand. Would I recommend the Restaurant? I don't know. The feeling in the Restaurant... More 

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West London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Chaba own pretty much everything on the strip leading to the Laguna hotels The Chaba supermarket is great. But this restaurant was worse than average. Food was overly greasy, no flavour, and then on top of the higher than local prices they then added tax on top of the listed prices. Cheeky. And not worth the money. Other local places... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Laguna Phuket Entrance 35, Phuket, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Thalang District

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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