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“Absolutely amazing Thai cuisine in a beautiful setting”
Review of Frog and Catfish

Frog and Catfish
Ranked #21 of 66 Restaurants in Nong Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 October 30, 2013

We had a bit of a hard time getting a tuk tuk to take us there as not everyone knew where it was. About 20 minutes from Ao Nang the restaurant had a beautiful setting in a quiet peaceful and serene garden with little ponds and bungalows. We were greeted by the owner who was such a friendly man, as were all the staff, and gave us his recommendations from the menu. It was lovely to see how passionate he was about food and give us a great description of everything on the menu. Every single dish we ordered was unbelievable, all the flavours worked so well together and it really made our trip to Krabi that much more memorable.

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1  Thank kace26
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Emailed Gary (owner), pretty rapid response! Details and arranged a fixed price taxi return in the restaurant bill. Gary quickly dissected his menu and recommend food for our likes.
The crab cakes fried around lemongrass skewers were sublime. The fresh fish showed two faces and thoughts to flavour were incredible, one face with heavy detailed Thai spices and sweet veg and herbs, the plain side solid white perfection of fish meat. Presentation was great, my partner had the Duck, which she enjoyed... Sad to say just a little too generous on the sizes for us. We decided we have to do again. The meal topped in quality and taste anything so far, having said that.. The Sheraton food is amazing. Our host Gary was very engaging and welcoming. Full marks to the kitchen. Value 10/10. Quality 10/10. Transport 10/10. Wonderful... And we are fussy sods. Thanks Gary, hope this helps. Jen and Paul.

Thank PaulCGoode
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Wow it was superb before but now it is just a gastronomic delight and as a destination expert for Krabi I have dined in many restaurants in the surrounding areas. This is the one I keep returning too. The Pu Att Hor Samun Prai ( Crab Crunchy Vegetables herbs wrapped and served with dip )was just divine. It just got more superb my next course was Pla Kapong Cha Nampla ( Fried White Snapper with Spicy Mango Sauce ) amazing.This is a very special restaurant with attention to detail in very beautiful gardens with intimate salas for private dining.It is also not expensive and very reasonable prices. They have done some renovating of the kitchen area this is now complete. They do also do a very nice wine to complement your meal.The owner Gary will also arrange a private return taxi from all areas at a reasonable cost much cheaper than arranging one yourself or hiring off the street or through your hotels. Just contact Gary through the telephone number on his website.I look forward to returning and highly recommend the Frog and Catfish for fantastic authentic thai cuisine.I just wish we had a place as good in Phuket.

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Thank jenson
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I had read alot about this place so my expectations were very high. Unfortunately, I didn't think it was the best place I had been to. Food a bit overpriced and quite frankly can buy the same at any other restaurant in Ao Nang. I was disappointed there was no wine on the menu. They were renovating at the time so the ambience was a bit noisy and the staff not so attentive. A bit far to get to and hard to find if you don't know where you are going. The map is not very clear.

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Thank S T
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

E mailed Gary with a prompt response with my room number when i arrived in Ao Nang with arranged taxi pick up & return to the hotel at a cost of 800 baht which is added to your bill at the end of the evening . Prompt pick up at time arranged for the 15 - 20 min drive from our hotel and was greeted at the entrance by Gary . What an amazing place , the pictures on here dont do it justice , it had just gone dark with the sound of the water flowing from various ponds throughout the restaurant and the croaking of frogs gave it an excellent and romantic setting . We were shown to out table right by one of the ponds which was just awesome , Gary then explained the menu in great detail giving us advice on the lovely menu . The food soon arrived and looked amazing , which was soon devoured and tasted as good as it looked . After the meal we sat at the bar and had a great conversation with Gary ( Bua was busy in the kitchen ) it was if we had known him years . We enjoyed the evening that much we arranged to come back a few nights later and the same service was resumed , we were shown the accomodation available at The Frog & Catfish , which we both loved and decided that we will be returning next year to stay for a few nights to celebrate our birthdays as we think this would be a super place to spend it .

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Thank oldhallphil
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