The name of this restaurant is synonymous in Thailand with delicious fresh seafood. Dining is in a covered sala area, with comfortable seating and a ... More
Savoey Seafood Restaurant
The name of this restaurant is synonymous in Thailand with delicious fresh seafood. Dining is in a covered sala area, with comfortable seating and a casual Andaman Sea ambience. Choose from fresh fish, king prawns, crab, mussels, oysters, squid, and Phuket Lobster done in a variety of ways. The restaurant opens early but the fresh live seafood does not arrive until after 6pm, so save your visit for the evening. Popular with locals with friends in tow, it also attracts many walk-ins with the flaming pavement-side cooking.
Almost everyone who ventures to Patong beach for seafood dinner would have heard of Savoey. You can almost guarantee that the food will be fresh as surely they must keep ordering for the many many people eating there.It is HUGE with indoor (air-cond)and outdoor dining. Vast array of seafood on display where you get to choose which crab, fish, prawn, lobster, clam you would like. With each sea creature you have chosen for dinner, you get to the choose style of preparation ranging from steamed, deep-fried (all styles - salt and pepper, garlic and pepper, etc.), with even more choices of different sauces, oven baked, barbecued, and the list goes on.
I appreciated and enjoyed the freshness of my food, and the speed of which my food was served.
The service was average.
My deep fried fish with salt and pepper was dry, my shrimp cake salty, my crab with black pepper and transparent noodles was slightly disappointing, and big prawns oven baked was very fresh, but if a bit burnt.
There are so many restaurants on Patong beach, and I would not go back to Savoey till I've had a chance to try the rest, which could take a life time.
Went to Savoey couple of months ago while in Phuket and was ok experience soured by them overcharging us for a dish we never had.
THe food is merely ok,but not as good as nearby seafood resturaunts on Patong beach itself.
This is a relatively expenisive place to eat in Phuket compared with nearby places we ate.
The service was pretty ordinary also and being treated like criminals once we protested the bill made sure we'll will never go back.
For the many places i have eaten while on a 2 week holiday this was definitely the worst experience by far for the price. My mother, father, partner and myself watch each other one by one as our meals were seved singley over and hour and half. Sadly, their were 2 lobster dishes and 2 squid dishes the same but still they came out separately 20 minutes apart. The service was terrible with no friendliness, seeming too busy to show a happy vibrant atmosphere. One meal needed to be sent back as it wasn't what was ordered... after finally watching the last meal being served and eaten we politely complained about the food and service with what we thought was fair? A hurried apology was given in passing followed by a plate of fruit. So the bill arrives.... hahaha!! there was a service charge of 250baht? I politely asked the manager if we were paying this for good service and he says 'yes'. I then asked him how he could charge this given our experience?? He in no way sounded polite, friendly,sincerely apologetic but agreed to remove the service charge.... Do yourself a favour, there are many great seafood restaurants at patong beach, this isn't one of them!!! The place has far too many tables for the staff to handle.
Admittedly I am not a fish lover as such and generally go for shellfish or the Thai dishes. This is an efficiently well run clean restaurant, the food is very good, although they seem to have changed the red thai curry on this trip, it was so hot and a dry curry, last year it was served with the coconut milk curry type sauce, which was hot but edible!
It is very good value for money, not too cheap but average prices and obviously a lot cheaper than what we pay in Australia for a Thai dinner.
There's no getting around it: Savoey is nothing but a tourist trap. No service to mention except maybe the wine guy, the food is bland and the place is packed and way, way overpriced. I agree with the above - Kan Eng @ Pier is much better. Do yourself a favour and stay away from Savoey - for the same price you can dine like a king elsewhere - and with waitresses and management who actually do some work instead of copping a bad attitude.
The food is ok but the service sucks big time! My family of 5 went there for dinner upon our arrival. Paid more than BHT5,500 for food and drinks, no alcohol or dessert. We wanted our fresh lobsters steamed but they grilled them instead. We accepted the food but the manager offered no apologies nor appreciation. The bill took ages to arrive. Again, no apologies as they just dumped it on our table so much so that we didn't even notice it came. When we left the premises, there was only one service staff at the main entrance who shouted "thank you". To be frank, we weren't really sure this was addressed to us as he didn't look at us at all!
Every year, for 8 years we have come to Phuket, and every time we go to the Savoey, generally just once!! Maybe we go in hope that the food and service may have improved. The food is bland. The service was scarce and at times rude. The atmosphere is busy, busy, busy and the value for money would be on a par with most restaurants. Two concillations - the "fresh" oysters are yummy with the condiments and finally, the beer is cold! I don't think we will waste our time or money next year! I would rather eat at the stalls behind the Thai Boxing down Bang-la Road!!
Among all the seafood restaurant that I tried in Patong area, this is the only restaurant that serves bad seafood.
I even had diarrhea for days after eating there.
Tomyam at other restaurant would cost only 100 baht and it cost 200 baht at savoey, we don't really mind paying a litte extra for good food, but it's really frustrating to find that the prawns in the tomyam are all mushy not crunchy, and smells bad.
As for the grilled seafood, they use prawns and crabs that had gone bad and customer won't even notice it because grilling will eventually get rid of the bad smell.
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