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“Wonderful Food and Amazing Views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of After Beach Bar

After Beach Bar
Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand
081 8943750
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Ranked #26 of 90 restaurants in Kata Beach
Cuisines: Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Bangalore, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food and Amazing Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Many might think the breath-taking views of After Beach Bar would be enough to draw people in, but frankly, that's only a small percentage of the whole package. Their food is AMAZING (definitely try the Mussaman curry!), and their staff is very friendly. Yes, the service takes a while, but I gather that's pretty typical as most places had similar service. It's also not very expensive. It's on a hill overlooking Hat Kata Noi, so unless you're into hiking, you should probably rent a bike to get there. We honestly kept our motorbike another day just so we could visit this place again.

You MUST visit!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Went for the amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The view is spetacular!! Better sunset ever!. Have to get there early or make reservations to sit right in the balcony. But still it's totaly worth it. Went there only for the sunset and some drinks befor the dinner, the drinks are a little expensive, but not that much more than other restaurants/hotels.
Also, need to take some mosquito repelents, since it's thailand and mosquito are part of the scene always.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great views but awful service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We usually go to the Small View Bar, which is next to the After Beach Bar, but thought we would have a change, so went here. Whilst the view is a little better, the contrast in the quality of staff and service could not have been greater. Whilst the staff at the Small View are very friendly and efficient, they couldn't seem to care less here. I assume the woman who appeared to be the front of house manager must have been a family member of the owners as that is the only way she possibly have got, or kept the job. She looked thoroughly miserable the whole time, ignored us for ages and didn't didn't give us a menu and when we eventually had to ask for 2 beers, she brought us 2 small Singha's, without asking us what we wanted, which was in fact 2 large Chang's, so we sent them back. The music they played was also pretty boring.I certainly wouldn't dream of going back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Favourite restaurant during holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

After reading tripadvisor reviews and comments, we came here an hour before sunset and found a perfect spot. The views were breathtaking, best sunset I have ever seen, it had a very relaxed atmosphere and the food/cocktails were very reasonably priced and of very good quality. Perfect for couples, it was very romantic, especially when the candles came out after sunset.
The service was superb. 10 out of 10.
We booked through our hotel for a taxi there and were a little worried (it was our first night in Phuket) on how we would get back. But when we were leaving they ushered us into a waiting taxi which was much cheaper than our hotel's apparently competitive rate! There was another couple standing with us who were going to Kata too so they put us all in the same taxi to reduce the cost further!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Pleasant discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Thanks to a buddy who recommended this place, it had a great sunset view as we feasted on the very reasonable price dishes and out of the world cocktails. The piña colada is a must try and definitely good when my girlfriend swapped her coconut juice with my cocktail and later rained praises by another friend who ordered one for herself. Overall a great restaurant with a great view and excellent food. Definitely a must come back in my next trip to Phuket. Get there by 530pm to ensure a good seating location to watch the sunset.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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