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“Poor service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Gypsy @ Rawai BBQ

Gypsy @ Rawai BBQ
117/3 Wiset Road, Rawai, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
0819785989
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Ranked #33 of 147 Restaurants in Rawai
Cuisines: Seafood, Barbecue, Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We serve fresh seafood. Our chefs are expert in fresh seafood, Thai food and western dishes. Our atmosphere is casual and we face the Andaman Sea so the view is great. We can accommodate up to 80 sit-down guest at any one time. We use fresh and high quality ingredients and we do not use MSG (Monosodium glutamate) in the preparation in our cooking.
Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We have been In couples of places on the same "market street".
This one had the better sauce to go with your Shrimps but definitely the worst service, apart from the indi owner that welcoming you in Russian (no wonder why seeing the customers) the service is terrible, long wait (saw people leaving without have been served), mixed up orders.
If you want to try the buy by your own and let them cook it style, just walk 3 restaurant backward and choose the one packed with thai people, it does not have the very nice sauce but you will be served faster and you will get what you have bought for sure.

Visited January 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Owner Indi is worth the visit - very entertaining but cannot rave about the food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

After hearing other people raving about seafood dinner at Gypsy we decided to go there with another couple. We bought 2 large lobsters from fish vendors, prawns etc and then took then into Gypsy to cook. After a very very long wait we get 1 lobster (very very small) to our table - we looked at it in amazement (it could not have shrunk in the cooking - surely not) and called the waiter over who repeatedly tried to tell us it was our lobster. When we said in fact we gave them 2 large lobsters to cook and prawns etc he disappeared, then came back saying - oh sorry but because they are short staffed in kitchen some orders have been mixed up and orders lost etc etc. About a half hour later 2very large lobsters come out and given to table next to us (Russians) who had been waiting much longer . Without hesitation they quickly got stuck into the meal and polished it all - in fact they were given our meal. To cut a long story short when they got their account they refused to pay and just walked out yelling that given that they waited over 2 hours and in the end someone else,s order they would not pay
In all this Indi then came to our table and in his entertaining way apologized for mix up, delay etc etc and offered the 2 lobster (small). Ok don't want to be I'll mannered so we accepted lobster and then the prawns etc. Food cooked very mediocre - certainly not anything special The place was chaotic and seemed like no one quite knew what they were doing
However were were thoroughly entertained by Indi and his stories
Expensive for what it is and I am sure other surrounding restaurants would do the same thing
Would not go back in a hurry

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“BEST seafood I've had in ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

LOVE this place! I'm from the US, living in Chiang Rai but visiting Phuket on holiday. By far, this place has been an absolute treat. Not only is the food something to rage about but the overall dining experience was excellent. You will be greeted by the owner, Indi, who is an absolute riot. This guy will brighten your day, make you leave with a smile on your face and a belly full of great food. Gypsy @ Rawai BBQ is a must-do-see-taste! PS - Prawns were delish!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“great food & very kind service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Yesterday we went to the gypsy restaurant because of tripadvisor. And we weren't disappointed! We ordered a fishfilet, some shrimps and squids, a lobster and a hole fish, everything with different sauces. staff is very cheerful and everyone can speak eglish (not usual in thailand). food was delicious and nice atmosphere. we will come back

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“Serendipity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stumbled upon this restaurant tired and cranky. We were drawn by the large crowds and the line up to get in. Grabbed a table and spoke with the owner Indi about menu highlights. We were not disappointed with the suggestions. Lobster and prawns the best we ever had! The food was amazing but Indi's gregarious personality ensured it was the best night we've ever had. If your in Rawai make it a point to visit and enjoy the atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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