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“Only 1 Rule: Eat there everday”

Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #24 of 470 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ban Tai's original seafood restaurant opened more than 8 years ago by a local fishing family who have fished in the area for generations and have exceptional knowledge of local seafood. Offering a wide selection of fresh local seafood and traditional Thai home cooking with some signature dishes creating a unique dining experience. The restaurant is located on a stunning beachfront next to Ban Tai pier with the option of seating on traditional long tail fishing boats. Finish off your meal with a delicious dessert or one of our many fresh fruit cocktails served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Don't miss out on this local treasure. A must while visiting Koh Phangan! Booking advised during busy months and always around full moon and half moon periods and for larger groups at all times. Large Groups max 8 persons Opening hours kitchen 1pm until 10pm varies in low season
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I was in Koh Phangan for 5 days and I ate there everyday. It's the best seafood you'll ever have. Everyone loved their food and the view.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

I've spent a lot of time on Koh Phangan on and off for the past three years, and am yet to find another restaurant on the island that completely matches Fisherman's on all levels; the cuisine, setting, and efficient, friendly service here are virtually second to none in my opinion (and I don't think I'm alone on this - pretty much everyone I've taken there with me have loved it too!).

If you're a larger group, you can dine in one of the purposely renovated fishing boats/tables at the front of the restaurant, and enjoy a perfectly uninterrupted view of the coastline and the setting sun (if you go at the right time, obviously!). The only place within striking distance of rivalling this place, I think, would be Peppercorn's in Haad Salad, but although you can't really compare the food (their specialties are completely different - Peppercorn's is a steak restaurant), I still don't think they can beat Fisherman's for location. Is there a better place on the island to enjoy a carafe of wine (or three) and a steaming bowl of mussels in a creamy white wine sauce (my personal fave!)? To be honest, I really doubt there is.

I definitely rate Fisherman's as one of the best dining establishments on Koh Phangan, so make sure you don't miss out if you visit the island - and book ahead if you're here during the Full Moon (or even Half Moon) dates, as every time I've tried to get in here during these times, it's been full. (Lesson now learned!) Congrats to the owners, Lek and Amanda, for setting up such a fab place.... I will definitely be back again, and again...

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Thank kfarini
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Nice seafood restaurant at the beach. Known as one of the best on the island. Fresh seafood, always huge amount on your plate, not bad coctails and unforgetable atmosphere. The place is worth to be visited.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We spent a week on koh Phangan and of all the restaurants we tried this one was easily the best. The location, service and ambiance were all 10/10. The food was really good with some outstanding dishes including fish cakes, fried fish in Thai herbs and others. Out of the ten or so dishes there was just one disappointment (mussaman was bland) but the overall experience was really excellent. Located right on a sandy beach the location is amazingly and all considered I would rate this one of the best dining experiences currently available in Thailand. highly recommended for anyone visiting Koh Phangan. Go early and enjoy sunset then stay long after dinner and enjoy cocktails on the beach...

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Thank Traveller501
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Beach front restaurant, delicious crab/seafood, excellent curries, nice staff...BOOK in advanced just in case. Great quality-cost relationship

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