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“Best food and service we found on Long Beach.”
Review of Thai Cat

Thai Cat
Ranked #23 of 318 Restaurants in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This is a beach restaurant at the northern end of Long Beach where we ate last night. I was greatly disappointed by the meal and the price in a country where we have been so impressed by the quality and the cost of foodcountrywhere
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We only tried a handful of restaurants on Long Beach but we returned to TC 3 times, 2 lunches and 1 dinner. Best green curry gai we found on LB, this is our go to Thai dish when trying a new place. During our visited we tried currys, noodles, soup, western, coffees and shakes. The Thai food and coffee were great! Western was acceptable but we knew it wouldn't compare to the Thai.
By far we had some of the best service in our 2months spent in Thailand. Food came out lightning fast. Staff were friendly and present without hovering. They were quick to ask for assistance if something was lost in translation vs. just nodding and smiling. We were checked in on which is not expected but a nice touch. Condiments containers and eating areas were spotless. They have a variety of seating options: huts, tables on the sand and tables in an open air area.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Went here after reading through the Tripadvisor reviews. After having spent a couple of weeks eating awesome food in Thailand this was a real let down.

I'll start positive. The restaurant is enormous and right on the beach, so the views are good. Because of the size, the staff run a 'zone defence' service model which is very effective and so the service is speedy and quick.

The food is terrible. I saw a couple of tables around us grimace when tasting their food, so played safe with pad Thai. It was revolting; generic and gloppy. Avoid!

The best food on the island is a bit further south at Jai Dee - go there instead.

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Thank tomw_n
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Thai Cat restaurant is located at Ko Lanta's Long Beach, in the north part near the Sayang Beach Resort. Since we stayed a full week in Lanta just around the corner to this restaurant (and didn't like "our" own restaurant too much), we often made a visit there. Thai Cat offers a large variety of food, starting from breakfast meals over to Thai dishes (grilled seafood in the evenings), European and Mexican cuisine. As we learned from the staff, they have a chef either for the Thai as well as for the European/Mexican dishes.

During the week we tried a lot of different meals, all of them really were tasty. Since the other restaurants at the Long Beach were half empty (or empty at all, 3rd week November 2012), Thai Cat was well visited. The staff always was very friendly, helpful and quick. The location also is great, we liked it very much.

Long story short: When in Lanta, go there! :-)

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Thank Pascal1107
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

After walking the entire length of Phra Ae in search of a place to order food and hang out for the day, we finally stumbled upon this place. After a great first experience we ate here again twice more during our 7 night stay. We found the thai food to be excellent. The staff were extremely attentive, always making sure we were having a good time and that we were enjoying our food. We also went here for breakfast one morning. The pancake was outrageous - it can only be described as a dead set cake that just happens to have been cooked in a pan. It was the most giant pancake ever!! Anyway, loved it. Thanks for the great food and service!

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Thank reenbee
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were at this restaraunt today. So fish is great - pls taste barrakuda in special sauce. Personnel is very nice an pleasant.

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Thank EkaterinaPopova
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