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Catfish Bookshop & Restaurant

113 moo. 1 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
66 8 4454 1154
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Ranked #105 of 188 Restaurants in Ko Lanta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Holland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love cats, and there are great ones here. The food is all fresh and a lovely setting just right on the waterfront at Saladan.

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Kilchberg, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went to the Catfish for a breakfast and had 2 eggs with bacon, toast, coffee, fruit juice and a fresh fruit platter. I was in a hurry and the staff was very kind in bringing everything very quickly to the table. I also got the fruit in a plastic box to take with me. The location is amazing, you... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Great food, lovely thai service. Cats are amazing. Going back tomorrow for sure. We had paneang, pad prik khao, pad thai and battered prawns. All very good.

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Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a fantastic Thai restaurant in a beautiful setting on the water in Saladan Koh Lanta.The front of the restaurant is a bookshop which opens up to nice resteraunt on the water.All the Thai food we ordered was excellent ,The phad Thai and the prawns some of the best we have had in Thailand.Drinks adept expensive ie. large beer... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We dropped in there for a couple of drinks and really wished we wouldn't have done that. First of all was incredibly slow, took forever before accepting our orders and then as long again to get it. We ordered two drinks and one beer, only the drinks arraived and we had to remind several times before we got the beer... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

For some reason we keep coming back to Catfish, even though the service is not the usual friendly thai. They really seem like they couldn't care less. Food is great and pretty cheap, though. Stick to the thai food, however: my little brother ordered a hamburger and there was a metal staple in his food....

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We choose this restaurant from many others in town, because in front of building is realy nice bookshop and there was many nice white cats around. It was something what catch our attention. Restauration is located behind the bookshop and there is view to sea. Service was quick and food was very good. I recommend Pad Thai and Singha beer... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The service here was dismissive and rude. Everyone who worked here acted as though we were inconveniencing them by patronizing their restaurant. If the food had been anything above average, I could have overlooked it, but as it was, it made our meals very unpleasant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Had a lunch here. The staff is unfriendly. Nice interior with a bird and cats, but food was average (had a tom yum and massaman) and slightly undercooked. There are better places to go nearby for sure.

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Bergen, Norway
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My ciabata was not a ciabata, and the bread they called ciabata was burned. My pancakes was burned on one side. Didnt see it before I turned one around. Finaly my yoghurt came in it original cup. Why dont serve it on a plate, since it is a restaurant

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