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“Average”
Review of Fish at Thip's

Fish at Thip's
Ranked #195 of 363 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fish at Thip's is an authentic Thai seafood restaurant located on the beach, with stunning views of Samui. The dishes on our delicious menu are made only from fresh and local produce. Found along the Ban Tai Road on the Island paradise of Koh Phangan, it is the perfect place for a romantic meal. Treat yourself. We pride ourselves on our relaxed atmosphere and have a volley ball court on the beach.
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“Average”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Visited Thips after reading great reviews but have to say we were disappointed. It was very hot, the service was not great, they forgot one meal completely and the food was average. Cocktails were bland and weak. Shame as we all had high hopes for our night out.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Disagree with the Rave Reviews”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

With all due respect, my opinion is that this restaurant is horribly over-rated by well-heeled holiday makers from The West who are not especially familiar with Thai food. Having lived in Thailand for 4+ years, I found a number of obvious problems "at Thips". There is some positive, but just as much negative.

- service was very slow. Not enough wait staff.
- the restaurant was hot. Not enough fan coverage.
- deep fried squid seasoned in garlic and pepper was horrendously overcooked, and was nearly impossible to chew.
- cannot remember ever paying 35 baht for a bowl of plain rice before.
- the seafood quantity and size was significantly smaller than expected.
- allowing for the restaurant to have a fair markup and profit margin, seafood should still be somewhat inexpensive on Pha Ngan given it's location! Considering the size of the seafood dishes, the prices were not reasonable to me at Thips.

+ relaxed ambiance, comfortable subdued lighting, nice jazz vocals playing
+ beautiful bamboo open air building
+ friendly staff
+ high quality raw materials, spicing, etc

Don't get your hopes up as we did from the rave reviews we read before dining there.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Business-hippy
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“Such a great place”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

The food was amazing, the service was great! It was so clean and well kept. Beautiful view of the beach! Excellent deep fried sea bass!!!

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“Fantastic restaurant! Fantastic service!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Myself and my partner stumbled across this resturant, a bit hesitant at first as it was a little out of our price range (for us as we've been backpacking for six months at this point however still v.reasonable) this place has to be in our top 5 places we have eaten in world -Fantastic shrimp salad and calamari. What we liked the best though was the service and the attention to detail which I feel makes all the difference to your dining experience.

One note: don't play Justin Bieber's album

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1 Thank TRAVELLERS_GOSSIPS
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“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on his birthday for lunch. The food was amazing and the service was incredible. The view isn't too shabby either. Totally recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Heather E
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