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“Best seafood!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baan Kalim

Baan Kalim
Ranked #222 of 774 Restaurants in Kathu
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best seafood!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We hired a taxi for the day to show us around Patong, and after a decent amount of shopping our driver said he'd take us to go get some dinner... And he took us here! It was te best choice of restaurant he could have made! The food was absolutely amazing! The fresh seafood at the front of the restaurant shows just how good everything will taste! Super fresh seafood along with cooking it to perfection made our meals stunning! I ordered the lobster pasta which was great and fantastically presented, and my Husband ordered the large baked seafood platter.... It was huge and everything tasted superb! It's a bit more pricey than the other smaller local restaurants but we didn't mind considering the amount of food on the plates, the quality of the food, the amazingly attentive waiters and waitresses, and the amazing voices of the live band! For a mojito, 3 diet cokes, an appetiser plate, fries,lobster spaghetti, and the enormous bakes seafood platter (containing a whole lobster, heaps Of prawns, pipi's & mussels, a crab, baby octopus, calamari, corn on the cobs, and dipping sauces!!) and a chocolate sundae to share, it cost us approx 5,500 thb with the 10% service tax included (approx $170 aud) and worth every penny!! Absolutely amazing restaurant! Will definitely be back!!

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Salisbury East, South Australia
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114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Phuket Seafood restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

Having stayed several times at a Hotel near to the restaurant we had to try it out, The restaurant is easily found as it is on a busy corner of Patong beach and there is a display of fresh fish and prawns plus a tank of live crayfish out the front of the restaurant, The service of this restaurant is excellent with the waiters having twoway radios for contact with the kitchen to ensure your dinner is delivered to your table hot. The crayfish and tiger prawn dishes are sold by weight and are available in sizes 300grm to 500grm etc and priced accordingly, the drinks are cold as with the fruit juices. The views from the eating area which is inside or outside under fixed cover are excellent and with the sun setting in the background, it makes for a good experience. There are some small steps out the front of the restaurant and this would cause an issue with wheel chair bound guests however the staff are very helpful to all guests to the restaurant, I have bought cooked crayfish from this restaurant before but for takeaway which they will do (butter garlic crayfish and prawns) . The chicken satay served and a starter was very tasty and the sauces with the dishes were fitting and with great taste. I would though mention that this is an expensive restaurant as 3 people ran up a bill of 6500 BHT (around $200 Aus) compared to other restaurants in Patong it is a little on the more expensive side.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Andrew M
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Canberra, Australia
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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“Nearly perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

The views are world class!! The food is fabulous!! The atomsphere is great!! The female staff are delightful and courteous!!
However the male staff are brash and arrogant!! From when I tried to select how I would have my lobster prepared to trying to get service from a male waiter I was shocked!! The young male staff were terrible!! Such a pity I won't return(((

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1 Thank Steve803
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Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
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“Tasty Thai and Seafood with sea views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Had dinner here twice and both times the food was excellent. The Chicken & cashew nut was the best I've had in Thailand and the vegetables were fresh. The location is superb, right on the beach at the quiet end of Patong. It is a perfect place to dine while watching the sunset over the water.

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1 Thank CareerTravelRun
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great location, fantastic food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

Unreal food!

Great view of Patong Beach and service to match. 2nd best restaurant we found.

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Thank Jordan H
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