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“Gorgeous beach dining at reasonable prices”
Review of Taste Bar & Grill

Taste Bar & Grill
Ranked #6 of 184 Restaurants in Choeng Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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 Mon Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Closed Tuesdays
Reviewed December 9, 2010

We ate at Taste twice on our last visit.

Once with a group of foodie friends/ chefs on this sites recommendation. The manager Jade from Nepal was lovely, but the staff made a few mistakes. They were friendly and well meaning,it was just communication (although there were some Thai nationals in our party who tried to explain to them whe we saw they were struggling). My duck Salad was really good and so was the whole fish others had, but the (wonton) raviloli - the bisque - yuk! Other dishes were tiny especilly when they cost more than other places on the beach (but not as $$$$ as Pla (wherenthe service is said to be shocking on this site so we didnt go) or Taste where you pay for the fanciest of seating).
So I had the whole fish on my next vist and they changed the sauce it came with from butter to a Thai style and it was lovely. Also the (limited 99) baht cocktails for the 3 hour happy hour were good value. See my review in Audys a few hundred metros way.

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Thank Liana B
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Mandarava, Manager at Taste Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to post this review.We are so glad that you came to Taste twice and we hope to welcome you again. The staff at Taste do there best to understand but sometimes esp with new trainees there will be mistakes. I will share this review with the staff as we aim to be better in all areas lacking. Hope to see you again soon

Taste Staff

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Reviewed November 25, 2010

Went at taste while on vacation in Phuket, and we were positively surprised from this restaurant, great fusion food , moderate prices.
A must while in Surin Beach

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Reviewed November 18, 2010

My husband and I stumbled upon Taste on our first night at Surin Beach...what a happy find! We sat right next to the beach beneath palm trees, watched a beautiful sunset, had delicious drinks, and a delicious meal. The food is fresh, well flavored, and well prepared. The service is excellent - we were well cared for. And, the prices, while not food stand level, are not outrageous - you'll pay just a little less than what you'd pay for a dinner for two in a major U.S. city (depending on what you order, of course). Overall, this was a lovely restaurant and we hope to return.

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Thank Condolla
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

We were staying in Kamala and had heard about Taste. Rained all day and nearly didnt make it. Glad we did, got there late afternoon, jumped out of the taxi and said to the nice young American chap are you open for cocktails and food? Sure are he said, it's happy hour and you can eat any time you like! Perfect start! Great cocktails to start (99 THB each), then two courses each, fantastic food, best of our whole Thai trip. Particularly liked the BBQ duck salad starter. This would have to be one of the best eateries in Phuket. 4 cocktails, one beer, one bottle of wine, four dishes and a coffee about $150 Aussie all up, but you can bring this down by $60 if you exclude the wine. Good luck Taste, you made our night.

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Thank Simla10
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

This place had really good food and stands out as the best restaurant in the dozen or so on the strip. It was quiet when we went, but Taste was by far the busiest.
Food was very good quality, nice decor and great service.
2 x courses for 2 people, 2 x cocktails and 2 x beers came to £40 GBP odd. 2000 Baht or so.
Good value for safe, clean, tasty food at a great location.
Must try!!
Btw, hot means HOT!! Chilli and garlic prawns was a taste overload, not for the fainthearted.

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Thank N16K
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Mandarava, Manager at Taste Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2010

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. The staff and I are so pleased you enjoyed your dinner at Taste.

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