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“Good meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Pearl

The Black Pearl
Ranked #61 of 288 Restaurants in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had decent Thai dishes for a reasonable price. Our server was very good, attentive and fast with our service. The food was good, particularly the appetizer wonton bundles.

Visited January 2013
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Warszawa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The service was good and the food excellent. The seafood is their specialty and my wife was thrilled

Visited January 2013
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Sverige
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mediocre at most”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

If you want to spend a night with Swedes then come here. Typically a touristy place w too many non-Thai options. Fresh fish was very good, other food mediocre at most.

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Thank Jenny H
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of poorest meals we had”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

No redeeming features whatsoever, I'm shocked this is rated so high but looking around I can see why. This place was designed for the western tourist, people eating pizza, burgers, pasta, thai food, etc with a low emphasis on quality. The service was absolutely awful, the head waiter or manager who seated us was useless, after waiting for some time to order I finally made eye contact stating we're ready, he nodded, walked off and no one else came for another 5-10 minutes. We finally ordered after a waitress came over and the same manager then comes over later asking if we wanted menus...

We then got 1 wrong dish, seafood black pepper instead of the seabass ordered, we didn't get the broccoli we ordered and having asked for the dishes to be spicy they came back with zero spice. The seafood black pepper was extremely bland, the squid overcooked and like chewing rubber. The seafood in tamarind was as bland as it got, a sickly sweet sauce that tasted as if it came out of a jar over poor quality seafood.

We ate, paid ASAP and left. If you like pizza and burgers when in Thailand and enjoy your tourist trap restaurants you might enjoy it. If you want good Thai food with decent service avoid this like the plague.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank LuisMig7
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Vantaa, Finland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good-looking and very well made food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant was always crowded with people. After we visited it we understood why. They prepared the food a little bit longer, it costed a little bit more but also was very good! We had fish, pasta and chicken...

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank IaEK
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