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Dee-Lish Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #115 of 549 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love this restaurant.”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have been to Patong 6 times and always eat there. Good food, great service, excellent price. Also happy hour for drinks !

Visited July 2012
Thank Dee K
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Gem Of A Find In Patong”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Dee-Lish, is a restaurant on the Rat-U-Tit road (Second Road) in Patong, there are hundreds of restaurants all around, but this one is different !
It is situated on a corner, and not easy to see when driving, due to the one way traffic direction, look out on the right a hundred meters or so past a big place called "Cristin" it is set back on the right hand corner of the first side road on your right.
There is such a bewildering array of eating houses in Patong, it takes years to sort out the good from the indifferent, Alas in my 11 years of spending 8 -10 weeks in Patong, I have come nowhere near to sampling all of them, but have developed a sixth sense helping me to decide where to try, due mainly to having dined in any number of average indifferent ones in the past.
I can h9onestly say that Dee-Lish is outstanding, the fish display outside is the first thing you might notice, is rather smaller than some, this is a very good sign, everything is fresh every day. Not always so with the big displays where it is pot luck if you get a fresh fish or yesterday's, or worse !
Step inside the airy open section and you will find nothing posh or pretentious, but comfortable furniture and a pleasant airy feel due to the large number of fans well placed which makes the place feel very pleasant.
The staff are a cut above, they are attentive and pleasant, well trained by the owners who are ever present, and a generally happy fun crew who cannot do enough to help.
Now peruse the menu, don't be put off by seeing pie and mash over the page from Tom Yum ! The Thai food is outstanding, ! I always have to have a few oysters to kick off, this is the only place I would ever eat fresh raw oysters, simply because the owner, a lovely Thai lady called Nuch (NUT) also eats oysters every day ! No better recommendation of their freshness. They are served with all the trimmings Thai style, of course, big juicy, fresh as a daisy and delish !
The soups are a meal in them selves, spicy and bursting with flavour, excellent ! The prawn cakes are TO DIE FOR ! I love them served with curry sauce, you have to ask for this specially, its not on the menu, but nothing is too much trouble here ! The red and green curries are top of the range as is the Penang curry, I can't go through all the whole menu here but rest assured you will never be disappointed by the Thai fare. The seafood display has a good selection of fish and shell fish, but if you are a late diner, you must expect sometimes that they will be sold out for some things, that is the way of fresh every day.
You may well ask why there are a selection of pies and other British style items on the menu as well. The simple fact is that Nuch(NUT) has an English husband, who knows a thing or two about good honest British fare, and appreciates that sometimes some of his customers fancy a change, some don't even go for Thai food !!! and lets not forget our Australian cousins, they adore a gourmet pie ! There is plenty here for all tastes, and it as all done very well, don't forget the full English breakfast if you have a late night out, and miss breakfast at you hotel, this is the place to head for, for that hangover curing full English !
One final and most important thing, The music, most nights there will be live music at Dee-Lish, the singer is so good you can be forgiven for thinking you are listening to a CD ! He does Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and a whole host of mainstream singers with such authenticity it is uncanny, he could easily hold his own in Las Vegas ! Just him his guitar and his backing tracks !He is never too loud for diners and provides a perfect environment for a memorable dinner in a relaxed easy restaurant that does NOT cost the earth. I guarantee you will return again and again.
When you see Nuch (NUT) or Steve, just say that "FOXY SENT YOU" (that's me)

  • Visited January 2013
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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good restaurant!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I really enjoyed the thai-food here. Even if most restaurants I was at during my stay had really good thai-food, this one was one of the best. I did come back again for another thai-meal and it was as good as the first one! Great, relaxed and helpful staff with a good but simple atmosphere which was perfect for me. I'm not very fond of the typical elvis cover-artists that are at all these restaurants in Patong, but I didn't mind this one. Seems like they are everywhere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Ken B
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best service”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We loved this restaurant. They have very good service and the food is sooooo nice. They make the best Piña Coladas in all of Thailand!!! We loved it and tried a few different places but kept coming back as we new whatever we picked from the menu it was going to be amazing. All the pricing is very fair and same with the drinks. We were paying about $20 for two main meals and a couple of drinks. Love this place!!

Visited November 2012
Thank suzi5018
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Benidorm, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best in Patong Beach!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We dropped by one afternoon for lunch, and were astounded at the excellent Thai and continental food. We rarely ate anywhere else, breakfast lunch or dinner.... Nuch and Steve, the owners are great hosts, very welcoming and entertaining. Their staff are a credit to them: nothing is ever too much trouble and they tend to get everything "Right first time". There's a guitarist on most nights, a local called Tannat, who does the best Neil Diamond outside of Vegas! Honestly!

"Turn on your heartlight" Tannat.!

We'll certainly be back next year......100%

  • Visited December 2012
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