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“If you like food: come here!”
Review of Frog and Catfish

Frog and Catfish
Ranked #13 of 63 Restaurants in Nong Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant is located 15 minutes from Ao Nang center in a small village named Din Daeng Noi. It is one of the most unique restaurant/ bar and bungalow operations in the South of Thailand. The chef is superb and the tropical ambience is amazing. It is a hidden gem.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Seriously, I could have died a very happy girl after tonight's meal. The food was that good that I cried happy tears and jumped in the pool fully clothed. The service was amazing, the chicken and cashew dish was the best meal I've ever had (with the fried banana and pineapple coming in very close behind), the cook (Bua) was an absolute firecracker of a lady who not only cooks like a world class chef but actually built the place herself and has the most captivating and vibrant personality I've encountered, and Gary (the manager and husband to bua) was the perfect host! If you like eating food, go here! If you like good service, go here! If you appreciate well thought out seating and restaurant ambience, go here! The best meal, service, and overall ambience/restaurant vibe I've ever encountered! ! Pleased is an understatement! :)

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Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

The food in this place was clean fresh and tasty. A real authentic taste of Thailand with real Sarah's and the legendary catfish with mango sauce was to die for.

The owner and his wife were really hospitable, to the point where our daughter fell asleep as we came into the restaurant they brought a child mattress for her to sleep on.

Would highly recommend anyone visiting krabi to check this place out its not difficult to find as long as you use the directions on the highway.

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Thank zeeshm
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We found the Frog and Catfish on Trip Advisor. It's a little way out but only 10-15 minutes by taxi from Ao Nang. It cost us 1200 Baht round trip from the Softel. The setting is idyllic, the hospitality second to none and the food delicious. Gary is English so is able to guide you around the menu and make great recommendations. His wife does the cooking and is very, very good at it! We went with our three kids (12, 10 and 5) who can be picky with thai food but they ate everything. Prices are very reasonable (about half what you'll pay in Ao Nang). We liked it some much we ate there three times in 10 days. Can't recommend highly enough. Make the trip and you won't be disappointed.

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1  Thank Mark H
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Hats off to Gary and his team for creating a slice of dining heaven hidden away in the krabi area. My partner and I visited the frog and catfish while stoping in tub kaek. The food was out of this world, the warm welcome we revied when we arrived made us feel so at home and great value too. Gary and his team even arranged a taxi back for us at a very good price. If you are in the area you MUST visit this place. Well done Gary , see you again soon!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Ok so let's get something straight, the frog and catfish is not a cafeteria, all the food is cooked to order which means if it's busy, you might be waiting a little while and you should find that reassuring. Having said that, the wait is well worth it - the food is exquisite, the staff delightful and if you can cope with an amiable scouser, Gary is a wonderful host. Put quite simple, if Thai people elect to eat here, you should too. My family and I have eaten here about 7 times in three years and we have never been disappointed, the cuisine is as authentic as it gets, if you don't like it, it probably means you don't like authentic Thai food. We love it! Also, one thing people don't seem to mention, a dip in the pool to cool down before eating is a delightful entree and actively encouraged and switch the bubbles on too.

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Thank Bagmandad
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