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“Disastrous Dinner”

Golden Thai Restaurant
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Had dinner on 26 May,2014. Not only are the prices ridiculously high for a Penang restaurant at Ferringhi but the quality and food standards are appalling. The fried fish we ate was so full of gravy that there was practically no hint of fish in the dish! And the chicken dish was absolutely tasteless! The furniture is shabby and so was the service. From what we experienced during the night at Golden Thai, one could easily locate the eateries with the kind and standard of food that they serve in most Hawker Stalls in Singapore! And these are considered very ordinary and substandard by many in Singapore.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I never gave a one star rating to anything before. I essentially upgraded it from NO Star to One thanks to the nice live native dance show. This is not, not, not Thai seafood, which I love. The crab was covered in heavy SWEET nasty curry-like sauce that totally ruined this very expensive dish. The fried fish was far from pristine and we could not finish it. The vegetable dish was filled with another SWEET cloying spice sauce that made it inedible. The beer was cold, thankfully.

The place is a mess. The door to the men's room has deteriorated so badly the bottom 30cm is missing. The smell from the urinals is overwhelming.

If you have dinner at the tables next to the beach you get an audience of 3-4 horse ride concessionaires who stand with their horses far too close and sadly watch you closely while you eat. This was very late. How many people want to get up from dinner to jump on a horse and ride off on the beach in the dark?

Sorry, but this was a disaster of a dinner. On top of that, it was far and away the most expensive meal we had on a three week trip to Hong Kong, Penang and Phuket. Buy a cup of noodles instead of going here.

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Thank Guest150
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Great location, we had a table right on the beach.
The live seafood in tanks as you walk in is impressive, but we found the prices expansive compared to others we visited.

Thank JamesF71
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This restaurant has a wonderful choice of seafood. Everything you can imagine. Seafood is pricey, so is the Golden Thai Restaurant, but the food is good and fresh. Staff is nice and the location is great, directly to the beach.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The entrance greets us with life sea creatures (variety of fish, prawns, shrimp, lobster, and you name it) in lines of aquarium. Then you task is to select what would you want for dinner and what cooking do you need. The restaurant can always recommend and that's the easier choice. The price is a bit on the high side depending very much on the weight. Our servings of garoupa, 4 large prawns, large cuttlefish and some vege and drinks cost us around RM200++. The taste is quite good.

You can choose to sit nearer to the beach or closer to the stage where there are performance of traditional dances. It's a good attraction for tourist. Even my 3 yrs old son enjoy the performances.

Will surely visit this place again.

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Thank Hussien M
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