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“Great price, great seafood”
Review of Mengrai Seafood

Mengrai Seafood
Ranked #550 of 806 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Cuisines: Thai
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great price, great seafood”
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

With so many places to eat in Patong it can be lucky dip on the restaurant you do pick. I was desperate to find this place after the review in Lonely Planet, and even more so after the reviews on here. I didn't find this my first night, but then helpfully a user below posted directions and bingo.

This place a real gritty street eatery down a sweaty alleyway and may not be for those who want an elegant surrounding. However the seafood was great, I had a variety of prawn dishes and all were big and juicy and succulent. I wasn't completely blown away, but it was very much enjoyed and was fantastic value, most dishes being 150B.

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the soup I had wasn't as good as I have had somewhere else, and I ordered rice which never came. Aside from that I would visit again and explore more of the delicious menu.

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English first
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“hidden treasure”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Well this place is just amazingly sneaky ,located in a sweaty looking alley way, off the main party street along Patong beach, Phuket, its very hard to find but when you do find it you want to eat there and no where else for the rest of your trip. Very reasonably priced, fresh dishes, especially the seafood which is packed in ice at the front of the kitchen , you choose what you want, they weigh it ,you organise a price, its cooked and wah-la its ready to eat in all its deliciousness. I ate there twice in one day, once sitting and then take away, which was fun because i ordered the steamed fish in chill garlic and the fish came wrapped in a foil bag ,freshly steamed with a bag of the sauce on the side. A great cultural and different way of eating but throughly enjoyable.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mouth-watering seafood goodness”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Difficult to find but oh so worth it. My group of 4 girlfriends searched for hours for this restaurant, then ended up eating there for lunch and dinner on the same day! If you go down the main party strip of patong, take a left after Smiley bar, before a Family Mart. It's in an alley way with lots of little dodgy looking seafood shops but it is delicious. Our favourite was the prawns which came in a butter garlic sauce and the crab!!

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Thank Livnunn
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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not in Phuket City but Patong and currently closed for renovation”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I keep the rating up in order not to spoil the positive ratings to date. We went there for a quick dinner.

INFO - this place is in Patong and not in Phuket Town! The food places in Eric all undergo renovation and are closed for several months according to the locals there.

Visited October 2013
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“Delicious”
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

This restaurant not to big, but when your try they cook you will surprised. The waitress until the cooker and the owner All is so friendly. For the area for me looks clean but not perfectly but it most good than the other.try it and taste the cook.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Phukung
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