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“Live seafood at fair prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of BAMBOO Restaurant

BAMBOO Restaurant
Ranked #194 of 265 Restaurants in Ao Nang
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Pemuteran, Indonesia
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“Live seafood at fair prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

There are 2 things that you must know about this place before you decide to dine here. It is 1 of very few places that offers live seafood this side of Ao Nang and be prepared for the wait. We were attracted by the friendly owner and the healthy dinner crowd there. The live seafood is weighed and the price made known to you before you decide to take it and how you want it to be prepared. I personally found the prices reasonable for live seafood and it's all very transparent.
The steamed grouper was fresh (live seafood, so it's to be expected), the BBQ tiger prawns were decent, but we found the crab vermicelli a tad unsatisfactory as the crustacean was too small for our liking. But that's just our preference for the Sri Lankan variety.
We did hear the patron next to us complain to the owner about how his steak was done, but he did seem pleased by the latter's service recovery.
If not for my insistence on trying a different restaurant every dinner time, I'd have gladly come back for the live grouper.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Authenticity in Ao Nang”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Wandering the streets of Ao Nang you have a variety of restaurants...we were in the mood for traditional Thai food and sea food. The menu was extensive and accompanied with full colored photos. All was cooked fresh and was very affordable. More of a local fare brought in more local people, families included. Recommended for good food, for sure.

Visited November 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“The best barbecue sea food...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

This is my first visit in this small restaurant Called Bamboothai . The food is with so great test !! I can not believe that barbecue sea food can be so testy and lobster can cocked with three test sauce !! And price is also good.. affordable . Recommend .

  • Visited October 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“The best sea food in Ao nang.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Today third meal in Bamboo restaurant with my friend , each meal so prefect cooked with great test. We enjoy our food every day. Strongly recommended if you are in Ao nang Krabi.

  • Visited October 2013
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“One of the worst restaurants I have ever been to.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Like other reviewers have said, noticed this place walking past a couple of times and it looked quite popular so decided to give it a shot one night.

Once seated and having looked at the menu, we attempted to order through our waiter who looked about 15 years old and like he might through a punch at me at the drop of a hat. Couldn't understand anything we inquired about, cheeseburger, fish, etc..

Finally managed to make our order (Garlic bread, fried squid, cheeseburger and snapper with mash) and asked for some drinks. Brings me a large singha beer but with no glass. Asked him if i could have a glass and he goes and brings back a small table glass full of ice??

After all that nonsense we started to notice the lack of food being brought to our table. A full 35 minutes past and people who hadn't even been in the restaurant when we ordered were getting onto their main meals.. Asked about our food and the woman comes back saying 5 minutes.

Finally our food arrives. Garlic bread and squid were acceptable but nothing great, but the mains, they were a whole new level of awful. My girlfriends fish was average with no flavor and just a small dish of plain out of the tube mayonnaise. And her mash.. it literally tasted like dust. By far the worst mash potato we have ever tried. How it could be that bad beats me.
Then there was the cheeseburger, I question whether the beef pattie was even meat, it tasted like cardboard and all the ingredients that accompanied it were terrible as well. Even the worst maccas burger would have been more satisfying.

So all in all a big disappointment. Felt like telling people walking past to go somewhere else.
Don't waste your money/time.

  • Visited October 2013
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