Gung--meaning rock lobster--is an apt name for this delightful seafood cafe, situated next to The Boathouse on beautiful Kata Beach. Live music comes ... More
Gung--meaning rock lobster--is an apt name for this delightful seafood cafe, situated next to The Boathouse on beautiful Kata Beach. Live music comes in the form of jazz, which provides a true interpretation of the restaurant's relaxed informal atmosphere. Not surprisingly, lobster is a speciality, with plenty of Rock Lobster (THB90 per kilo) and Phuket Lobster (THB250 per kilo) on hand. If lobster is not to your liking, then try the Beef Carpaccio (THB120) or the Deep Fried Shrimp Crepe at THB120. Both are wonderfully fresh and tasty.
I don't know if the restaurant survived the Tsunami, so check ahead first...
My husband I were surprised on Valentine's Day 2004 when we went to The Boathouse and there were no tables available for 2 hours! The hostess suggested we try Gung Cafe, which is owned by The Boathouse, because tables were available right away. It is right next door. When we saw that the tables were right on the edge of the beach, we immediately decided to eat there.
The ambience was incredible - with huge white lanterns in the trees and a comfortable, casual atmosphere.
The food and drinks were fabulous, with the best fried bananas we ever had.
The service was prompt, attentive, and friendly - as Thailand usually is!
Overall, it was great - no complaints whatsoever and definitely not a compromise from The Boathouse.