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Catfish Bookshop & Restaurant

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113 moo. 1 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
+66 84 454 1154
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our favourite place for two years. Lovely place, a small bookshop in front and a very nice restaurant behind. Situated in Saladan pier, good view. Nice menu, many choises, Thai and western dishes available. Also many vegetarian and vegan options. Falafels with pita or tortillas and hummus was very tasty. Also thai dishes are good. And the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome good Thai Food. We visited the catfish several times. It was always good. They also offer breakfast and european kitchen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have been here several times and our favourites are the falafel plate for dinner and the sandwiches/baugettes for breakfast or lunch, The shakes, especially the mango shake, are also really good. A big plus for all cute cats and the good location by the sea in Saladan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Something different set along the pier - lovely, quaint bookshop with 8 friendly cats leading to the restaurant at the back. Nice to see different options on the menu. I am a vegetarian and it was the first time I'd seen falafel in Thailand - I can recommend that with the salad, humus and pita! My boyfriend had the chicken... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious and fresh. Very affordable and a broad menu to suit all tastes. If you need a break from the fried rice and curries, have a wrap or two at Catfish! But I bet their asian dishes are outstanding as well. Definitely visit here when in Lanta.

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Thank Anssi N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The bookshop looked lovely with cats lying all around it. The restaurant is on the pier and has a nice view. There were also cute cats in the restaurant. The staff was however not very motivated at all. They just talked with each other and did not pay proper attention to the customers. Ordered prawn cakes which did taste ok... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here two times. Great thai food and good service. Nice dining area. The bookshop and the seven well-fed cats takes this place to a five-star rating for US.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Beautiful old stilted building with a book shop and lots of cats at the front leading to a restaurant at the back overlooking the river. Beers were the coldest out of all the places we visited along the street, service excellent and we shared a lovely dish of tofu with sautéed vegetables which was delicately spiced and a large portion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

great place for lunch, i had the papaya salad & it is lovely. It is by the harbour and you can watch the boat's coming in. it also has a bookshop with gifts & lot's of cat's laying around enjoying the sun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast before catching a ferry and it was surprisingly good! I say surprisingly because I have not enjoyed breakfast in Thailand that much; all the same foods and I find the eggs questionable. Anyways, ordered BLT, fruit, pineapple shake, tea... I definitely recommend!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Thai, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 moo. 1 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta
  • Phone Number: +66 84 454 1154

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?