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“Thank god!”

Mangrove Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Railay Beach
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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117 reviews
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“Thank god!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We were really depressed by the food on Railay at our resort and at the beginning of walking street. My advice is simple: avoid the 2 same same restaurant facing the beach at the beginning of walking street and continue your walk to reach central Railay. There you'll find Mangrove, great thai food for a decent budget. It saved our 3 days stay there...

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“Exceptional and inexpensive Thai food served in a bamboo hut.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Railay is, like most of Southern Thailand, a bit cheaper than the rest of the country. This is also the case here. The restaurant has a simple decor and a laid back atmosphere, surrounded by jungle. They serve primarily Thai Food (which is less "westernized" than a lot of other places),and some international dishes (We did not eat any of these, but from what I saw o the next table you should stay away). The prices of Thai food usually range from 60-90 baht, so you can eat till you drop without making even a small dent in your bank account. Waiters are friendly and attentive and speak more than adequate enough English for the guest to make special requests or additions. We went here two times during our stay in Railay, and both times were great experiences. This is still the best Thai food during the first two weeks of our three week stay in the country.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Dont let appearances fool you- this place is the real deal.
We had Chicken & Cashews - Penang Curry & rice
This is up there with the best I tasted in thailand - and Ive been coming here for 30 years
Delicious !!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“The best food in a three week holiday to Thailand”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

if you are going to spend any time on Railay, you MUST visit this restaurant. It doesn't look much, but the food is the best Thai food we had during our entire trip around Thailand.

The meals are very cheap and you get quite big portions. I would recommend their fish cakes as a starter, for sure!


You must visit this place if you are on Railay!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“Mangrove never disappoints”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Best,affordable,tasty Thai food on Railey..a must visit if you are budget conscious . A big selection on the menu, quick service and excellent fruit shakes!

  • Visited July 2014
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