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Review of Jip Shop

Jip Shop
Ranked #57 of 399 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
New York, New York
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“yum yum”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

simply the best food on koh phangan. friendly host and cool transportation service (showing spiderman :D). will definately return once I'll visit the island again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
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“You have to try it!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you are in (or go to) Thong Nai ¨Pan Noi, you have to stop there. It's a cute restaurant, and soo good (I took Panang curry and it was perfect)!
People are so kind (very polite and very smiling)! You have some games that you can use to wait your dishes. For animals lovers, they also have 1 buny and 1 cat who play together... it's funny to see. You definitly have to go eat there if you go to this wonderful beach (Thong Nai Pan Noi).

  • Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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“One of the best Thai restaurants I had in Thailand”
Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

The owner of this restaurant is very passionate about her place. If you don't know what to order she will pick something for you based on what you like. The food is authentic, delicious and very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend going here if in the area.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“Good food and very friendly owners”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were in Thong Nai Pan Noi, Koh Phangan from Oct 4 - 10, 2012 and we had memorable meals In Jip Shop. The chef, Pu, is experienced and the presentation of his culinary skills is of hotel quality. He remembered our preferances after only the first meal. The next time we went, he knew what was taboo for us. The plus point is the chef speaks english and he can vary his dishes to suit personal preferances. We enjoyed every dish there - the sweet sour fish with juicy sweet pineapple, fish with tamarind sauce, chicken with cashews (lots of it), mango/pineapple salad with cashews, glass noodle chicken salad, tom yam chicken and cocktails. Their mai tai and mojito are very good. Prices are very reasonable and the place is always occupied. There was a blackout one of the nights on the island. As we had arranged with Pu to pick us up from our resort, we didn't think it was necessary to change our plans. To our surprise, the place filled up in no time.

They recently built new toilets. Only problem is the drainage system from the kitchen. It is not so efficient and this can affect the impression of the restaurant when one pass by to get to the washroom. This aside, it is a place where a solo traveller can feel at home and not out of place in the village.

A good place to go to where the chef knows your preferance and varies his dishes to suit your taste buds. You can choose between authentic Thai to watered down versions. Everything is a personal choice.

If you like cats, Lucky is a lovely cat and she adds to the atmosphere of the place.

Annie

  • Visited October 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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29 reviews
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“Awesome Chef's kitchen in Pan Noi”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is not an ordinary local restaurant that serves Thai food. They put extra emphasis on the presentation of the courses, and are definitely open minded to influence from other cuisines. You'll even find a surprising schnitzel with a local twist at Jip's. And if Phu the chef greets you upon entering the place, just follow his advice on everything you wish to try from the menu. Jip herself is also pretty cool, only the waiters are a bit pushy, especially when it comes to ordering drinks.
We went there after being told by a western guy who lives in the area that they serve the best Thai food in the Phangan. This is by far the best tom yum kung I've had in this trip to Thailand, and there were quite a few.

As for the bunny and the cats- I haven’t seen there anything different than other places in southern Thailand sanitation-wise, but they were building new toilet rooms when I was there, so they should be ready by now.

  • Visited September 2012
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