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Catfish Bookshop & Restaurant

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113 moo. 1 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
66 8 4454 1154
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Burgers, burgers, burgers... And a lots of books. And did I mentioned burgers? Delicious. Tasty. And the rest of the menu is great as well. And the view...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Warsaw, Poland
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the look of this place, with the cats hanging out inside & outside - one of them sprawled across the seats of the little open air tuk Tuk outside! There's a large second hand bookstore first, with novels & cookbooks in a variety of languages. Each one individually wrapped in cellophane. Not a bargain for 2nd hand books though... More 

Thank Christine W
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When something is so simple, it's so easy to ruin....tuna salad wrap with plenty of vegetables, light tortilla wrap and that view! The staff are great, really friendly and the cats are amusing to watch too!

Thank Benjamin M
Warsaw, Poland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Burgers, burgers, burgers... And a lots of books. And did I mentioned burgers? Delicious. Tasty. And the rest of the menu is great as well. And the view...

Thank patipatam
Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our favourite restaurant on the whole island. Went three times in two days. The food, price, cats, atmosphere...perfect! Especially good for vegans/vegetarians as there are many options. Vegans just ask for no oyster sauce. Pat the maine coons for us!

1 Thank AustThomas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The homemade cheeseburger was very delicious! And for dessert i ordered mango sticky rice,, it was delicious but its too sweet for me. Overall its a great place to eat (y)

Thank Joanatampi
Douglas, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I always come here just to see the two Maine Coon cats plus the other very well fed ones! Great seeing them at feeding time. Quiet location on the river where you can watch the ferries coming in and leaving. They do decent fruit shakes here.

1 Thank mattsw1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of our favorite 2 restaurants in Saladan, over the water. It was cute to see all the cats just laying there, sleeping all day. The food was very good and inexpensive compared to similar restaurants on the waterfront. Special thansk to our waitress who smiled a lot and was very nice to us (not all restaurant staffs in the... More 

Thank Agnes G
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Me and boyfriend we traveled in Koh Lanta first time and we found this restaurant at Saladan pier. Here has a very lovely view with nice food and 9 cats and they are so cute !! also staff are very friendly we wish to go back there soon.

Thank Ratchaneewan79
Phuket, Thailand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Here at the Catfish now. The breakfast is good with great views. Awesome internet for the area. And a wonderful place to sit and relax for the day. The value is good. Just a great place to sit chill and relax away from everyone. ...

Thank blueswellceo
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I liked the food. No msg. No terrible smell. I liked the decoration. There were wonderful objects around.you don't know where to look. And cats... good looking lovely amazing cats are all around. I saw the most beautiful cat I've ever seen in my entire life in cat fish : ) ... I liked the wiew... you eat when you... More 

Thank Debbie N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 moo. 1 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta
  • Phone Number: 66 8 4454 1154

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  • Cuisine: Thai, Seafood, European, Middle Eastern


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