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“great location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of East 88 Beach Lounge

East 88 Beach Lounge
14 Moo 5, Viset Road | Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket, Rawai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
076 371 900
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Ranked #67 of 147 Restaurants in Rawai
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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29 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“great location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

88 beach lounge is a great location.
The one thing i did not really get was how lazy and unprofesional the staff where at a top hotel and top location. The food was good but a little on the high side, the drinks are good, the seating is great and we used the pool.
This place needs a food and bev manager to kick some butt.
We will go back

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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, Manager at East 88 Beach Lounge, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Dear Neil.
Thank you very much for your comments and critics. Since i am in charge of Food & Beverages at East 88 Beach Lounge "i will kick some b..." as suggested. (Although it is a little difficult at the moment with a broken leg)
It is always very sad to hear when guests didn't entirely enjoy their stay at East 88 Beach Lounge. We are happy to hear that the food, beverages, location and pool were up to your satisfaction but it is obviously only half as good when not properly served.
I will definitely address this issue with our staff and i am sure you will have a different experience when you come back. Our staff is usually very attentive and very guest minded which gives me the trust that this was a one time experience.
We are much looking forward to welcome you again at East 88 soonest and remain,
Yours sincerely
Pascal Frei - East 88 Beach Lounge
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice setting, food not good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Excellent setting, but we went there to eat and cannot recommend it at all. Cold tasteless soup, soggy pasta and overpriced portions, were made worse by staff who did not seem to care. Doesn't make sense with other reviewers, so maybe the chef had a bad day, but we will wait a while before trying it out again, if just for the nice view.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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PaKrap, Manager at East 88 Beach Lounge, responded to this review, May 22, 2012
Dear Sanduquin

Thank you very much for your review and your feedback. Usually we are known for our beautiful and relaxing environment and our extraordinary good kitchen. Due to that we were very surprised to read your comment. I will definitely share your comment with the entire team at East 88 and investigate what happened that very day.

Please accept our apologies for the unsatisfying meal and service served by us. We hope that you change your mind and visit us soon again so we can show you that usually we provide a much higher standard then you had to experience.

Sincerely,
Pascal Frei - East 88 Manager
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“...great to chill and dine...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Located on the east coast of Phuket at Chalong Beach, East 88 Beach Lounge is a great place to chill an dine. The stunning view and the tasty food makes a visit worth. During our stay in Phuket we loved to spend our evenings in this lovely Beachside Lounge.

The food may be a bit more expensive than in other places around Phuket but the range and quality are on a high class level. Different special food events like "Sunday Sundowner" (probably with the best burgers in town) or "Aquaterra" (BBQ with fish and meat) makes you feel like coming back again and again.

  • Visited January 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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PaKrap, Manager at East 88 Beach Lounge, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Dear Ms. Petra_85

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. It is a great pleasure to read such good comments and share them with the team. We will do our best to keep up the good service and we hope to see you again and again...

Thanks very much

Pascal Frei
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“Perfect Place to chill out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I was at East 88 Beach Lounge with my friends yesterday. It provides a very nice atmosphere, beach front with lovely view of small islands and yachts. Sitting by the pool, chill out, swimming and drinking. Me and my friends really had a good time there. This place is the only place that has my favorite drink I found so far in Phuket "Aperol Spritzer". Though it's a very common drink in Europe, but they don't have it in Phuket only at East 88 so I will come back for sure. Thanks to Pascal, a young energetic and helpful F&B Manager, for looking after us very well and Khun Gee, Event Manager, and all staffs. We will definitely come back. Best regards, Indy

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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PaKrap, Manager at East 88 Beach Lounge, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Dear Khun Jeab

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. The whole team at East 88 appreciates your comment much. We are much looking forward to see you soon again.

Thanks

Pascal Frei
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“Your own dining sala by the ocean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Occupying one side of the main hotel swimming pool and with tables at one end perched above the beach, east 88 is al fresco dining at its best.

Now just to clarify, this restaurant does seem open all the time but the kitchen does close between 11pm and 7 am each night. For hotel residents this is hardly an inconvenience as each hotel unit contains a fully equipped kitchen.

Now the food : for what are absolutely superb burgers and pizza, the prices run around $10 per entree. More sophisticated international cuisine runs $15-$20 per entree.
The Thai menu items are cooked to customer preference and are visually works of art.

Of an afternoon, often a private Thai cookery class is ordered by guests. But no matter the time, there is always someone on hand to greet and allow patrons to order a la carte.

At night, east 88 is transformed by sophisticated lighting into the proverbial "in" spot.

  • Visited January 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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PaKrap, Manager at East 88 Beach Lounge, responded to this review, January 12, 2012
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! We will definitely try to keep up the good work and improve steadily...
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