I regularly eat at this restaurant as it is one of the best traditional Thai seafood places on the Chaweng strip (which is completely devoid itself of traditional Thai food).
The service is hit or miss and mostly miss: the staff seem busy doing something except serving you. I think this is mostly lack of service know how of the staff rather than intent to be rude.
And there are mosquitos (you are in SE Asia of all places) so bring repellent. This isn't the restaurant's fault. Of course, they could spray DDT everywhere to get rid of them but do you want to eat in such a place?
The food itself is quite good and prepared well -- take one look at the open kitchen in the back and you'll see an army of chefs grilling, steaming, frying, etc. This is always a good sign of freshness.
To get the best food:
- don't get the spiny lobster: I don't think they're native and they won't know how to prepare it.
- do get the slipper lobster as they are local
- get blue crab only if its blue: not red which means its pre cooked which happens occasionally
- do get the clams
- do get the fish
Let them suggest a way to prepare it, a Thai way, and you can't go wrong.
This is not a cheap restaurant: about THB 1500 per person, but get the right food and its worth it.
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