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“Purr-fact setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Cat

Thai Cat
Long Beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Ranked #45 of 218 Restaurants in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is a beach restaurant at the northern end of Long Beach where we ate last night. I was greatly disappointed by the meal and the price in a country where we have been so impressed by the quality and the cost of foodcountrywhere
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“Purr-fact setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We've walked Long Beach so many times over the past few years but never visited Thai Cat before this year when we were invited to join friends for dinner. Beautiful setting under the trees looking out over the sea. I had an excellent Masaman curry (chicken). Others in our party, which included a Thai-born chef, made a variety choices - including something from the Mexican selection - which all got the thumbs up. Since then we've returned a number of times and never been disappointed. There's a good selection of fresh fish - filleted butterfish in a peppery garlic sauce was especially delicious. As fish is sold by weight we spent a little more than usual that night but generally you can eat here like a king for the equivalent of the price of a coffee and a cake back in the UK. Service must be the speediest anywhere - waiters run 'twixt table and kitchen. Love it!

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“Just a little slower pace would be perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Food and drinks excellent. Right on the beach and although should be relaxing is a bit too frenetic, waiters running and I do mean running everything back and forth. Loved the efficiency but I do think it detracted from the beauty and great food. It kinda makes you not linger too long.

Visited February 2013
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“Good food on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Enjoyable meals and very friendly staff. I loved the beach cabanas, which were a great spot to retreat to for a cold drink and a bite to eat when the sun got too hot.

Visited February 2013
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STAINES UPON THAMES UK
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“Wonderful Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I have just returned from a 10 day vacation in Koh Lanta, and we dined on numerous occasions
at the Thai Cat.
The food was always of an excellent quality and very tasty, particularly the seafood phad thai, and the red chicken curry.
We are 4 ladies,and on every visit we managed to consume a 2 litre bottle of white wine, which was obviously very amusing to some of the staff.
The food is very reasonably priced, but the alcohol bumps the price up, but I guess when you are hols-it is part of the complete experience.

  • Visited February 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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Malmo, Sweden
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“Fantastic view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A beachfront restaurant on the north end of long beach. Fabolous thai food and a fast service. I recommend the seafood. Perfect sunset view while dining if u are early.. Only drawback is that the restaurant is crowded with swedish charter tourists and that the staff have put swedish dishes on the menu to accomodate. Sometimes they stress you to free the table to soon after finishing a meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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