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“Too much like a market!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Laem Panwa Seafood BBQ

Laem Panwa Seafood BBQ
Kantary Bay Hotel, Cape Panwa | Cape Panwa, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
(66) 0-7639-1123-5
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Ranked #383 of 912 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Cuisines: Thai
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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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“Too much like a market!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Good basic seafood, in the middle of the Cantari Bay market, at market prices, with friendly staff, let down by a poor atmosphere.

The Laem Panwa publicity material boasts that it offers great seafood at market prices, a claim that is absolutely true. My wife and I shared a hefty dish of shrimp tempura, a pair of blue crabs and a dish of vegetables, all well-cooked, which came in at under £20. The wine was off the Cantari Bay/Cape Panwa Hotel approved wine list, so the scope was somewhat limited but the price was, again, excellent, so we emerged well fed and watered for £35 which, on the surface is a good deal. But the trouble is that good, cheap, high quality seafood restaurants are plentiful in the Cantari/Panwa area, six within walking distance of the Laem Panwa; and what let it down was a massive air conditioning unit slap in the middle of the restaurant/bar and a rather depressing ambience that not even the charming staff could lift. Like a fish market, the whole affair was a bit ramshackle and rough and ready.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton
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“Laem Panwa Cape Panwa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Serving Fresh BBQ Seafood, and cooked to order, staff very nice, and helpful not too expensive ate here once, and we had prawn skewers on a bed of rice, really nice, and well presented, would have come back again, but we intentionally tried a different restaurant every night where possible

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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