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Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
About
Our philosophy is all about fresh local ingredients and Thai family traditions, presented with a modern touch. Starting in 2007, Lek (Chef and owner) built up the restaurant on an idyllic beachfront, using natural materials, and converting his family fishing boats into seating. All our seafood is fresh from the sea and not farm fed, we do not use and artificial flavoring such as MSG and where we can we buy organic. Open daily from 1pm with reseservation recommended from 5pm especially in high season. We have limited number of tables for dining and we like it this way as we keep the same staff for high busy season and low season. In high season we have a large beach bar area with bean bags and
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Thai
FEATURES
Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were happy we made the visit here this time on Koh Phangan. Amazon beach atmosphere with exceptional service. We started making our way through the cocktail list. I first had the smoked not stirred and I gotta say one of the best cocktails I’ve...had in a while, wonderful balance of all components. My wife had the the rosabella which would be a perfect after dinner or happy hour cocktail with the fresh sorbet in there. We started with the appetizer that was like a shrimp taco but wrapped with leaves (can’t find the name) but true Thai flavours nicely cooked shrimp with a rustic flair. It was a great start to the meal. Too many delicious options so I chose for the mains so I went with the small seafood platter, it was plenty for me but was so good I was able to finish it all. It had a wonderful selection of mixed seafood, veggies and grilled corn. I only wish that the corn was a larger portion as it was unreal! My wife had the seared barracuda with veggies and rice. Great seasoning and cooked perfectly. Nice selection of wines. We had more cocktails. The hip old Fashion is a fun take on the classic, if I were to do it again I would add half the amount of juice/syrup they give you in a small glass flask on the side, but that’s just my taste. My wife ordered a classic margarita and it was the best margarita on the island with freshly squeezed lime juice. Decent dessert. They didn’t have our first choice available. Overall very enjoyable experience, nice to see a hands on owner on site as well Thank youMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2022 via mobile

Exellent. Great food. Fresh and tasty. Great service. Fair prices although i would be ready to double them for that food. Certainly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022

This is my 2nd time to this restaurant. First time a few years ago it was excellent, food and service. Tonight I ordered BBQ white snapper in banana leaf. Unfortunately the fish was cremated, very over cooked. Usually my best bit is the skin of...the fish but tonight I could not eat the skin because it just tasted of charcoal. The fish inside was ok. When I told one of the staff he very patronisingly peeled the skin off to reveal the white meat of the fish which missed the point I was making entirely. Anyway the French fries were excellent and the cocktail I had was good too.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

A better seafood restaurant on Koh Phagnan I am yet to find. The service is spectacular, the view of the sea through the palm trees superb. Though the food is second to non, some of the best seafood I have ever tasted around the world,...with a Thai style. I'd recommend anyone to try this place out, you won't dissappinted.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

Just perfect seafood. A lot of choice of fresh seafood at a good price. Good service too. Recommended

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2021

Dont miss this place nice food, nice place Sea food are very fresh and tasty Prices are good value for money

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 26, 2021

Simply a solid restaurant. Great Thai food and wonderful service :) They also have wonderful cocktails. I will for sure go back!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant for fish and seafood! Great ambiance and excellent service. We had many options and chose to visit Fisherman’s twice during our time on Koh Phangan, including New Year’s Eve. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2020

I've been to Fisherman's in the past and had ok experiences. When my parents-in-law visited early this year, they had read about Fisherman's and wanted to try it, so we went for my dad's birthday dinner. I had the fish and chips (as did my...mother-in-law) and my husband and father-in-law shared a seafood platter. The fish served with the fish and chips was so strong and oily, it really ruined the meal. It was not at all what you'd expect with classic fish & chips (normally a light, white fish). The chips were homemade and amazing. The men said the platter was rather bland and disappointing, with some bits being overcooked, leaving them chewy. All this aside, the service and atmosphere was excellent throughout the meal and we can all forgive less-than-perfect food once in a while, so we ate what we could, had a few drinks, enjoyed our evening and asked for the bill. When the bill was provided, the server slipped a survey onto the table and asked if we would like to complete their anonymous survey. We did, noting excellent service and atmosphere, however the fish was not particularly to our liking. We were polite about it, but honest. After paying the bill, one of the managers/owners arrived at our table, asked about our answers on the "anonymous" survey, sat down (without being asked) and proceeded to argue with me about the fish, explaining all the different types of fish they serve (I didn't ask), how each is cooked and selected for each dish they serve (we didn't ask) and how the one they choose for each dish is always the best choice for a variety of reasons (which we didn't inquire about). He then, quite aggressively demanded to know where I had eaten fish before, why I didn't like what was served, and explained (providing several reasons why) I was wrong not to like it. He went on and on and on - it was embarrassing and borderline harassment to the point my father-in-law had to step in, actually lift his hand in a gesture as if to say, "back off of her!" and insist he stop as it was ruining the entire evening. I felt insulted and, quite frankly, shocked at his attitude. The audacity of this guy left me stunned. Working in the service industry myself, I couldn't believe someone in management at such an establishment could be so rude, defensive, and simply unprofessional. Because of this last 10 minutes of the evening, I will never return to this restaurant or recommend it to anyone again. If you do go, don't fill out the anonymous survey.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 7, 2020

Thailand is sinnonnim of good and cheap shrimps, the fried ones the grilled ones, all them and abundants portions

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

I really liked the look of the place online. It seems however covid19 has taken its toll on this restaurant. Of the 6 dishes we ordered only the Thai salad was tasty. The other dishes did not taste fresh or the flavours were just plain...odd. The drink menu however was exceptional. They employed a mixologist to blend lovely cocktails. I would return simply for the drinks. I would like to try the food again post-covid19. Perhaps when the restaurant is running at capacity things would improve.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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FishermansRestaurant, Marketing at Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2020

Dear sdflkjsdlfkj Thank you for writing us a review and we are delighted you enjoyed our drink selection. We too are disappointed to read you review about our food it would be good if we knew which other dishes you had. We work hard to...More

Reviewed June 16, 2020 via mobile

Thus restaurant is really good, the service was perfect and speak really good English. Try the big seafood platter for only 1100 baths.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 12, 2020

We ate at this restaurant it was really romantic. The fish comes full so you need to be careful but wow was it good. Such a nice memory and the staff are so so nice :) Highly recommend its a super place to have meal...xx thanks again, LaurenMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

I was with my gf, and for me everything was fine, as I ordered prawns and they were quite good. But not the same for the fish. Was not good/fresh

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Nice romantic candlelit atmosphere, attentive staff and wonderful seafood & quality chips. Quite expensive (relatively,) but for a special meal, well worth it.

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5