I have read the reviews with interest ..obviously all those who raved about the food and agreed to pay mega prices are either tourists on high budgets or they are simply mentally impaired by the view and the setting and blindly accept the ridiculously and outrageous high prices charged for average food.
I have lived and worked in South East Asia for over 30 years, and I have a home in Phuket for almost 20 years. I am saying this because it does give me a bit of experience when it comes to price and quality. I have never ever had such a rip off experience in all my years living in Asia ..so this is a first to me. I am livid with anger for the obvious and blatant cheating in this place.
This restaurant has a 2 pricing system; the gold menue is for tourists/farangs, the blue coloured menu is for Thais. I was with a group of Thai people and yet they gave us all gold coloured menues.
Looking at the prices ..we knew that this is cheating on a grand scale ..nevertheless we said ..lets check it out. Bottled water BT 50! San Miguel Light - BT 150.
Now to the food: the tod man kung was good but for BT 280 ? Mixed vegetables BT 280 ..now you get the drift ? These are just basic dishes ..now imagine you are going for a complete fish, lobsters etc ..I hope your wallet has enough cash.
When we saw the local lower income group customers walking in ..we finally knew that we were really being royally ripped off.
For all those with a penchant for a nice view towards the bridge .ok ..and if you have lots of cash to spare ..by all means go ahead and be blind what you are paying for. It is exactly you people who drive up the prices.
This place should be marked as a major tourist rip off ..unfortunately no authority on Phuket can be bothered to tell these people that they are cheating customers.
For good fresh seafood ..please do head for the better known restaurants at the east coast ..
Thanoon Sarasin Seafood is a major rip off and a disgrace to Phuket !
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