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“Still on top” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mata Hari

Mata Hari
482/57 Moo 12 Thappraya Road | Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
+66 (0) 3825 9799
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Ranked #37 of 594 Restaurants in Pattaya
4.5 of 5 stars 152 Reviews
Price range: $50 - $200
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bangkok
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283 reviews 283 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
“Still on top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I always look forward to an evening at Mata Hari and it always lives up to my expectations. My last visit was no different. As usual we were greeted at the door and given the option of going to our table or having a drink in the bar. Apart from the strong smell of cigarettes, the bar is a great start to the evening: it also helps that the barman makes a great dirty martini!
While the menu has pretty much remained the same over the past few years, there is still plenty to choose from. I had the lobster and prawn cocktail which never disappoints. And then, for the first time, I ordered the Steak Mata Hari. The steak was cooked perfectly and the sauce was thick, rich and shiny. I would highly recommend it.
Food quality is high, but still the most outstanding thing is the service. The wait staff is attentive, friendly and above all, professional. I think the prices are reasonable given the overall classy atmosphere and excellent service. The wine list is also extensive and very well priced. Even the house wines are more than drinkable.
As usual my friends and I ended the evening back in the bar with coffees and one too many glasses of wine! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Mata Hari is the best overall dining experience in Pattaya – by far!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Simply splendid!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

I had forgotten just how good this place is. Very welcoming, excellent food and service all at a very acceptable price. Highly recommended.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pattaya, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This was my first trip back to Mata Hari in a long time. The quality of the service, food and drink were still excellent and the prices were acceptable. I ordered the Slow Cooked Lamb Shank expecting the meat to literally fall off the bone.....and it did!
Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Reminder of quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We had not been to Mata Hari for some months but were reminded of what we were missing. Excellent wines sensibly priced: wonderful food with (what we regard) as modest prices. Elegant service - waiters in black trousers, black waistcoats, white ruffled shirts and white bow ties. Magnificent flowers - heliconia and orchids adding to the delightful ambience. And owner graciously welcoming each guest table. A great evening.

  • Visited August 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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We have eaten in this restaurant many times the food is always excellent, prices for food are ok but wine expensive

Visited August 2012
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