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“Location/Service Opulent - Food Good.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black Ginger

Black Ginger
Nai Yang Beach and National Park | Indigo Pearl, Phuket Town, Phuket 83110, Thailand
66 (0) 76 327 006
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Ranked #33 of 959 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
South Australia, Australia
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“Location/Service Opulent - Food Good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a special place. From the moment you walk up and step onto the hand-pulled boat and are greeted by a pretty glamourous hostess, through to the bespoke cutlery and crockery, you know you're in a pretty great place.

For us though, like others, felt that the food let the glamour of the restaurant down. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, it's just that if they cook traditional Thai, then I'm going to compare it to the beachside restaurants that are about a tenth the cost for a curry.

I feel as though Black Ginger and Indigo Pearl need to be more adventurous with their food - take a look at Jimmy Liks or Ms G's in Sydney for an idea of really exciting Thai. This way it won't be easily compared to the cheap delicious curries on the beach.

The Brunch at Indigo Pearl is genuinely exciting, so I know Indigo Pearl can pull it off, they just need to do it with this restaurant.

Even if you don't need to go - head to the toilets for a squiz. Beautiful moorish tiles and design.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was amazing. The location was so superb and an amazing experience. We were taken to the restaurant via a raft and getting to the restaurant it was amazing.
The day we went there was a buffet and it was an amazing experience to try different types of dishes.
The service was amazing and we were well looked after. Anyone going to phuket I would highly recommend the black ginger restaurant at indigo pearl.

Visited April 2014
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Hua Hin
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“High class food, service and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We where in this restaurant the second time within one year. To find it by walking in a very big park is a adventure. But you can go by caddy-car at the hotel indigo-pearl. It is one of the best places to have an exceptionally romantic evening. Whatever the reasons for an invitation in this place are: This is a marvelous decision. The food is Thai on a high level. The traditional dressed stuff as well. For a special purpose: Don't miss.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth a visit just for the lake crossing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The setting of the Indigo Pearl's Black Ginger restuarant is unbeatable, especially at night. It is set in the middle of a man made lake within the grounds of the Indigo Pearl Resort. When you arrive you are ferried across on a pontoon by rope and the way is lit with flaming torches, it really is specactular. The 'industrial chic' theme used by the Indigo Pearl is continued in the Black Ginger restaurant to great effect. The staff are unobtrusive but super efficient. The menu is extensive and the food is as good as expected.

Visited January 2014
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Riga, Latvia
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“Romantic setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Very nice setting on platform in middle of pond. We took Set1 and Set2 for half boarders. Food was good, but not surprisingly good. Special disappointment was Tom Yum, which didn't contain straw mushrooms.

Visited February 2014
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