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“Great food, great service”
Review of Taste Bar & Grill

Taste Bar & Grill
Ranked #5 of 165 Restaurants in Choeng Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Taste Restaurant in Surin Beach has been closed as a part of the Thai governments initiative to clear public land of commercial business. We have moved to our new location 5 minutes away adjacent to Tesco and McDss in Bangtao/Choeng Thale. Open everyday lunch and dinner. Welcome.
Rossendale
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed February 24, 2010

We ate at taste on our 1st night!!! The food was excellent and the service was very professional...On the 2nd night we ate in Paton which was awful...3rd and final night we decided to go to PLA. After waiting around for 25 mins without even taking our drinks orders we decided to head back to Taste. Within 2 mins we had a drink infront of us and again had a fantastic meal...

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“Excellent location, food & romantic atmosphere”
Reviewed February 18, 2010

The food was great, the wait staff friendly and efficient, the maitre'd was always checking on everyone to make sure they were ok & had what they needed. We both ordered appetizer, main and dessert and all 3 dishes were excellent quality. They have an "indoor" seating area (open to the road) as well as the more popular tables & chairs actually on the beach itself - it's novel having dinner with your toes in the sand! Would definitely recommend here for dinner, if we had been staying longer we would have gone back for sure!

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Dependable for great food and excellent service”
Reviewed January 2, 2010

We've lost count as to how many times we have dined at Taste. It is a standard recommendation we make to all our friends and visitors to the Surin & Bangtao area.

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London
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“Top-notch European food at reasonable European prices”
Reviewed December 7, 2009

We went to Taste last week based on the limited reviews here on Tripadvisor, and while we had a great experience, it grated to be spending so much on a restaurant when, just round the corner, simple well-cooked Thai food could be enjoyed on the beach at a fraction of the price.

The layout of the restaurant is certainly a class apart compared to other restaurants on the beach - linen tablecloths and napkins, clean soft sand underfoot, and professional service levels were all a breath of fresh air from the simple restaurants we'd been eating at since our arrival in Thailand 10 days earlier.

The food was well-cooked and the menu was certainly different from the standard Thai fare. This is a restaurant which takes a mix of locally-sourced ingredients (lobster, snapper, shrimp) and fuses them with a Western inventiveness, or inversely takes "western" basics (Wagyu beef etc.) and gives them a Thai twist. My snapper with a lobster & shrimp sauce was fresh, well-cooked and rich; and the French fries (a moment of weakness after 10 days of rice) were as good as you'll find in the UK.

For what the restaurant tries to be, it does a very good job. If you are looking to spend European prices, drink fine(ish) wine and take a break from Phad Thai or steamed seafood, then this restaurant comes highly recommended. But, personally, I realised, having paid the bill, that I could have had as good an experience eating at a Thai-run place down the road at a third of the price - after all, why come all the way to Thailand for sophisticated fare? It's hardly the point, is it?!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“International menu by the beach, trendy and casual at the same time...”
Reviewed November 24, 2009

Taste on Surin beach offers a very cool outdoor dinner setting with live candles by the beach. They also have some couches to lounge and have drinks with your friends and listen to the ocean. Sometimes they play down-tempo music outdoors. The restaurant is a little different in that it doesn't offer the traditional thai food, but rather a very international menu. The seafood is amazing, a must-try.

They have an inside section which has an open-area facing the ocean, and some couches as well. They offer free wi-fi as well. The whole dining experience feels a bit more up-scale compared to the neighboring restaurants, with proper dinner settings, white table cloth, a good wine list etc. For the experience, the prices are very reasonable. Highly recommended!

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