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“Best of the Mai khao beachfront local seafood joints”
Review of Nong Mai Rim Lea - CLOSED

Nong Mai Rim Lea
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon a string of local joints for lunch biking from our hotel, this place had the most patrons and we were not disappointed! We asked about the prawns and crab by weight and decided not to, but we were pleasantly surprised by the fixed price huge shrimp with the red and green curry dishes. The coconut seafood soup was chock full of seafood. The crispy morning glory also came with tonnes of seafood and was excellent. Great service. Complimentary fruit dessert. We came back for dinner and were not disappointed! We also tried another place further along, just to see, and the difference was marked, so we'll be having our final lunch at Nong Mai!

Thank LAITRIPPER
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

This restaurant is found between the Marriott and Renaissance hotels on Mai Khao beach.

There is a clutch of places to choose from, but in our opinion this was by far the best and without doubt the best Thai food we have ever tasted.

The deep fried prawns in garlic were wonderful and the whole fish fried and coated in special sauce was perfect.

This family run restaurant will even arrange for local taxis to pick you up and take you home AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE!

They are wonderful people who care deeply about the quality of the food they produce and want for the customer to have an amazing experience.

The seafood was fresh fresh fresh and the prices were excellent value.

Thank you for a wonderful lunch and all the very best for the future.

See you next year !

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Thank DCJP240776
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

If staying in the Mai Khao area this outdoor restaurant is definitely worth seeking out. Like so many others we had tried Kin dee, Jj, and resort restaurants in the area. This was a delightful find. There are a row of restaurants to choose from however we thoroughly enjoyed Nong Mai Rim Lay. Note that the current number listed on tripadvisor needs to be updated.
We had, whole fried fish with chili, tamarind prawns, morning glory, fried rice, a few beers and pineapple shakes and it came to 1500thb, three adults and we couldn't finish it all. Generous servings.
Service was very good. Some people wanted to sit closer to the waters end to enjoy the sunset and this was no trouble. Waitresses moved the tables to accommodate. Suggest to go at sunset as it is a beautiful spot.

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1  Thank Jaksal
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Visited the restaurant whilst staying nearby at the Anantara Resort.
Food was superb dining under the stars near the beach and the staff very friendly. Cost was very reasonable and family enjoyed the night out

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Thank BarryKeane301
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

We found this local restaurant on TripAdvisor and decided to try it out, having been to Kindee, JJ's as well as the resort dining options. This place is what eating out in Phuket is about if you want to have a taste of real Thai family food. Just get a taxi from the resort for 100THB or you could walk in about 10-15 minutes... You will be happy you did!!!

The food at Nong Mai Rim Lay was by far the best we've had in Phuket. This really is a local beach front restaurant which is family run. Nong Mai is the daughter, with her younger brother on the floor and Mum & Dad in the kitchen.

We over ordered and ate everything from Green Papaya Salad(best ever) Shrimp Cakes(better than Fish Cakes) Morning Glory and Spring Rolls and this was to start.

The stir fried Crab with Chilli was mouth wateringly more-ish, the finger bowl is a large plastic tub with fresh limes placed on a chair next to the table as there was no room on the table as the dishes arrived(no fuss, no frills just great food) Fried Chicken with Pepper and Garlic, Squid with Cashew Nuts, Fried Rice in Pineapple(again the best we've had) Pad Thai with Shrimps.. We were in food heaven!!! Oh.. And the biggest Grilled BBQ Prawns we've seen.

I just want to say that it wasn't just me, but our whole group of four that thought this was the best place we had eaten at during our whole two week stay in Phuket and trust me, we ate out every night in Kata Beach, Chalong Bay and now Mai Khao.

If you don't like it, I will eat my hat as long as Nong Mai's mother cooks it!!

4  Thank Patryc L
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