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My Friend Thai Restaurant

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Greenpeace Road, Khao Lak 86000, Thailand
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melbourne australia
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly no longer on the beach, now on the main highway in BangNiang, just before the Budget Car sign The same welcoming hosts and the food just like previous visits, wonderful... unlike a lot of down town restos that are right on the road, My Friend is set back a bit so minimal road noise, and peace Spicy fish fillet... More 

Thank procol
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We had two nice dinners in My friend as we accidentally got a tip of it from another tourists. We had tried to find this restaurant on the beach as I had read some good reviews of it - but never succeeded in that. The restaurant is now located in the north side of Bang niang, by the main road,... More 

Thank Heini J
Athens, Greece
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good food , friendly service, right on the beach. We had a sunset dinner right on the waterfront, any other restaurant would have charged a fortune, back in europe. nice , friendly and cosy! food was a bit spicy the first time, but then we asked for mild, the next time. Modest place, local cuisine, clean and safe!

Thank ParadiseSeaker2013
melbourne australia
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My Friend "was " an encellent beachfront resto just down from the Ramada on Bang Niang beach it was closed down along with tonson and others due to the monstrosity being built behind them the my friend now getting reviews is a resto on khao lak south beach near the merlin. we had lunch there and something was not quite... More 

1 Thank procol
Helsinki, Finland
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This modest-looking beach restaurant next to the Merlin hotel is definitely worth visiting. The menu is short, but to the point and the crew is doing their best to keep the patrons happy. Just remember to order "Thai spicy" if you love it hot.

Thank Kaaremi
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Ideally located about 200 m from the Merlin, the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, the food delicious and cheap. Loved the location just back from the beach, would have amazing sunsets on a fine night

Thank KarenBenji
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We read reviews on this place and were so keen to check it out, but apparently due to new government regulations, many of the shops and restaurants on the beach have been closed down. Not sure if My Friend has moved somewhere else, but we couldn't find it. VERY SAD!!

4 Thank Hilsta
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was the best Thai food I had on my recent visit to Thailand and my girlfriend is Thai so we did go to a lot of good restaurants. Phenomenal location and an oasis away from the tourist areas though still surprisingly close and easily accessed. Being right on the water I imagine the sunsets would be perfect, I went... More 

Thank Joshua L
central coast australia
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here with our family of four plus 2 of our friends. Great setting on the beach,food was delicious and the price was well priced. After lunch the girls got massages in the beach huts next to the restaurant while we had a few beers and the kids played with the local kids from the restaurant. Staff were so... More 

2 Thank ausiam
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We went there because of the many excellent reviews here on Tripadvisor, but left with a bit of disappointment. The food and drinks are cheaper and as nice as the next door restaurant, but the service was slow. Maybe because of the low season, only one waitress was working, and she didn't know their own menu, and forgot our order.

Thank Springreen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$5
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Greenpeace Road, Khao Lak 86000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phang Nga Province  >  Khao Lak
  • Phone Number: 0848446569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?