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We decided to try La Taverna del Passatore tonight. I have to say we were underwhelmed. Prices are good and portions are large, but the puttanesca I had was mediocre. I asked for it with tagliatelli and they were out of it. I also tried their sausage. They were out of mashed potatoes. The sausage was salty and a bit undercooked. My bf's "special" seafood pasta was not good at all. We both decided it was not a place to return to.

Were they on the specials board...that's where the freshest stuff will be found. It's a small operation so probably best to ask for a suggestion of what's good or order off the board.

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I posted on the other thread (about businesses opening and closing) a few weeks ago about the Pulcinella Italian Risto-Pub that has opened in the former Punch & Judy premises on Soi 17 (Soi Region

Yesterday, went to Welcome Inn on Darkside for Sunday Roast. Had the mixed meat for 260B. Outstanding value and enjoyable meal, could not fault it. Welcome Inn has A/C and had about 6 or 7 punter

You have mentioned this in other posts repeatedly???? I know a good short time hotel.

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We decided to try La Taverna del Passatore tonight. I have to say we were underwhelmed. Prices are good and portions are large, but the puttanesca I had was mediocre. I asked for it with tagliatelli and they were out of it. I also tried their sausage. They were out of mashed potatoes. The sausage was salty and a bit undercooked. My bf's "special" seafood pasta was not good at all. We both decided it was not a place to return to.

Were they on the specials board...

My bf's special seafood is what was recommended, but it wasn't good. I fail to see how ordering from the board would make the sausage be cooked properly or be less salty.
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Update on The Place Israeli Restaurant.

They have upgraded the space. It now has two areas. Outdoors AND an enclosed aircon interior. Prices have not been raised.

A warning about their eggplant dip, Baba ghanoush.

They offer it two ways, made w/ tahini and standard. Both at 90 baht including pita bread.

It turns out that standard Israeli Baba ghanoush is made with MAYONNAISE!

Apparently the only country that does that dish as standard that way.

It's a diet killer, but it does taste good.

Regarding Chicken Schnitzel, yes they do Israeli style Chicken Schnitzel (also fish) at 150 baht including a nice Middle Eastern salad and a side starch of choice of potatoes or rice. They seem to sell a lot of schnitzel there.

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Update on The Place Israeli Restaurant.

They have upgraded the space. It now has two areas. Outdoors AND an enclosed aircon interior. Prices have not been raised.

A warning about their eggplant dip, Baba ghanoush.

They offer it two ways, made w/ tahini and standard. Both at 90 baht including pita bread.

It turns out that standard Israeli Baba ghanoush is made with MAYONNAISE!

Apparently the only country that does that dish as standard that way.

It's a diet killer, but it does taste good.

Regarding Chicken Schnitzel, yes they do Israeli style Chicken Schnitzel (also fish) at 150 baht including a nice Middle Eastern salad and a side starch of choice of potatoes or rice. They seem to sell a lot of schnitzel there.

I was just there this weekend to have the hummus with spiced beef and I really do love it. It's hardly cheap at 130thb considering the portion is small and even the pita is small. I normally pay about 60thb for a much larger portion of hummus and a much larger pita bread. I really do like it though but wish it was a larger portion or a cheaper price.

I have meant to try the hummus served with mushrooms which is a tad cheaper but every time I go there I can't help but order the one with spiced beef.

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Now two Israeli Restaurants in Soi LK Metro.

I'm still looking for a place that does decent FRESHLY COOKED falafel.

I noticed falafel for sale at that small Indian/Arabic restaurant in Central Beach mall.

I asked them what the picture of the sauce was that come with it. Tomato sauce, ketchup, he said. Passed on that.

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Now two Israeli Restaurants in Soi LK Metro.

I'm still looking for a place that does decent FRESHLY COOKED falafel.

I noticed falafel for sale at that small Indian/Arabic restaurant in Central Beach mall.

I asked them what the picture of the sauce was that come with it. Tomato sauce, ketchup, he said. Passed on that.

The place I have mentioned on numerous occasions where I get my kebabs and hummus also does falafel. It has been marked on the pattaya restaurant map for long time. It's on 2nd road near Pattaya Tai. Have you tried it? Perhpas you don't consider it decent but I know they cook them fresh to order.

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Now two Israeli Restaurants in Soi LK Metro.

I'm still looking for a place that does decent FRESHLY COOKED falafel.

I noticed falafel for sale at that small Indian/Arabic restaurant in Central Beach mall.

I asked them what the picture of the sauce was that come with it. Tomato sauce, ketchup, he said. Passed on that.

The place I have mentioned on numerous occasions where I get my kebabs and hummus also does falafel. It has been marked on the pattaya restaurant map for long time. It's on 2nd road near Pattaya Tai. Have you tried it? Perhpas you don't consider it decent but I know they cook them fresh to order.

Thanks. I haven't tried as yet. I don't recall seeing falafel on their menu though but now that I know ...

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the hummus with spiced beef and I really do love it.

This was one of the things i ordered at The Place a couple of days ago. First time trying hummus & ive never tasted anything quite like it before, delicious.

Also had the chicken snitzel with fries and roast potatos (2 free sides with a main meal) no complaints.

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But the star of the show for me was the hummus, planning another visit this week.

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the hummus with spiced beef and I really do love it.

This was one of the things i ordered at The Place a couple of days ago. First time trying hummus & ive never tasted anything quite like it before, delicious.attachicon.gifuploadfromtaptalk1368008958302.jpg

Also had the chicken snitzel with fries and roast potatos (2 free sides with a main meal) no complaints.

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But the star of the show for me was the hummus, planning another visit this week.

Looks good and with the new aircon it looks like I'll have to swing by.

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I noticed your portion looks large and also includes 2 naan. Is that what you received for the 130thb or did you order extra?

I always only receive 1 naan and my portion of hummus and meat is much smaller.

The hummus ordered was the normal size on menu Jayman. As for the naan, i asked girl for 2 naan & she said it was free with meal. I cant remember whether the bill said i was charged for an extra naan or not.

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I noticed your portion looks large and also includes 2 naan. Is that what you received for the 130thb or did you order extra?

I always only receive 1 naan and my portion of hummus and meat is much smaller.

The hummus ordered was the normal size on menu Jayman. As for the naan, i asked girl for 2 naan & she said it was free with meal. I cant remember whether the bill said i was charged for an extra naan or not.

Is that the hummus with the organ meat or is it minced meat off the bone?

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In the menu OMG it only said meat hummus. I made notes to ask which meat after reading earlier in this thread about organ meats which i didnt fancy, but once there a Thai waitress took my order & i couldn't be bothered with the likely confusion with trying to explain this, so just ordered the only meat option. Im no food connoisseur but it tasted like meat off the bone to me.

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Yeah. Another Hit & Run.

Aren't you excited?

New restaurant area and mall in North Pattaya, located across from Amorn "Chinese" restaurant directly and more roughly across from Drinking Street, so that's the beach road side of 2nd road, north of Big C.

It's a very new and modern open air type walking strip mall kind of concept. Mostly empty now but obviously, many more businesses to come, and right now two of the existing businesses are SPANKING NEW (slap slap) restaurants worthy of mention.

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JUN JUN SING

Korean BBQ and Korean restaurant

Features all you can eat "Pork Party" 5 pork options to BBQ on your table for 299 baht

All served with six banchan (kimchi and other stuff), which are the same everyday, but they are good and varied banchan.

Beef BBQ items a la carte and not cheap, as expected.

Also on offer a limited number of soup/stew options from only 150 baht up to 250 baht. ALL include all you can eat banchan.

The service is overwhelmingly welcoming. You've been warned, ha ha.

No this isn't the best Korean restaurant in town and it isn't the worst. But what it is is a very nice coherent package, with an easy to understand menu, and the featured "Pork Party" all you can eat BBQ offer. I think it is a great addition to the already very rich Korean restaurant scene in town. If only we had this quality and quantity for Chinese and Mexican food ... oh well.

Their facebook page is very informative, you can see all the menu choices so I won't bother describing, just look:

https://www.facebook...Sung.Restaurant

A location map here:

https://www.facebook...&type=3

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Some other comments. Yes it is more expensive than a Thai Moo Kata. That's because this is a REAL Korean restaurant.

You might ask which is the best Korean restaurant in town? I certainly don't know as there are so many and I haven't been to them all, and I've got to make a confession now that I am NOT Korean, but for the places I have tried to my taste the best Korean food I have had in town has been at the place talked about on this thread (YURAK Restaurant off Sukhumwit):

http://www.thaivisa....ean-restaurant/

The SECOND new restaurant in this same open air mall is a South Indian restaurant:

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Idli Dosa South Indian Restaurant

Just a bookmark here as I haven't eaten there yet. But I can say it features the most robust South Indian menu in town even compared to Saras. Also it is not only vegetarian, unlike Saras. It appears very promising and I plan in eating there when I get the chance.

Website:

http://idli-dosa.com/about.php

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The Dosa joint mentioned previously in the post above now appears CLOSED. I did try it when it was open but I think comments about a closed restaurant would not be very useful.

In the same new open air mall, there is an exciting new restaurant being built.

It is a specialist Korean BIBIMBAP restaurant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibimbap

In 2011, it was listed at number 40 on the World's 50 most delicious foods readers' poll compiled by CNN Travel

I happen to love BIBIMBAP and for some reason getting really good BIBAMBAP isn't easy in Pattaya, even with its wealth of decent Korean restaurants. I have also never seen a specialist BIBAMBAP restaurant before.

I have no idea of its opening date but the sign is up. Soon after it does open, I will surely try it.

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Another example of the wonderful FLEXIBILITY of the Hit & Run Concept.

Here is a tip on a good SPECIFIC DISH. Rather than a recommendation for the restaurant and the rest of its menu per se, which it is not.

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Laziko Turkish Kebab Pide & Pizza

Pattaya New Plaza, 2nd Road, approx opposite soi 8.; a bit further north than Central, opposite side of 2nd road

Go for the Spinach and Cheese (stuffed) pide. 149 baht.

I love spinach baked in stuff. This dish fulfills that need.

The pide is medium sized, a meal for one moderately hungry person, stuffed into delicious fresh baked long and narrow dough, cut into pieces. It has lots of spinach and just a little neutral tasting cheese. No it is not feta cheese. I would like this dish also with feta cheese but no it isn't. In any case, this dish is mostly about the spinach and the dough, and I like that just fine. The pide is sliced into manageable pieces and topped with tasty sesame seeds. Served on pieces of wood. Charming! Pide you may know as more of an OPEN FACED type thing. This is not. It is stuffed.

This picture not from this place gives an idea:

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I noticed Laziko has relocated to the Central Festival ground floor, next to the supermarket.

Now enjoy his food in air conditioned comfort.

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J & J Cafe-

Location: In front of Metro Condominium, Jomtien Beach Rd.

Menu: Breakfast, Burgers, Chicken, Omelets, Salads, Sandwiches

Taste: Very good

Service: Very good

Value: Extremely reasonable prices; good portions

Ambiance: Outstanding

Just found this place, and was pretty impressed. 10 meters from the beach, J & J Cafe is a cool & comfortable place to have a tasty snack or meal. We sat on a sink-in-and-relax sectional sofa, ordered drinks and food and had a very relaxing and tasty lunch, sea breeze & all. Recommended are the Spinach, Ham & Cheese Poppers (129 baht); 1/3 pound Cheeseburger with onion, lettuce & tomato (99 baht); Breakfast Toasty Sandwich of bacon, egg & cheese (79 baht) and The Works Omelet with ham, cheese, sausage, onions, home fries & toast (189 baht). They also have English Muffins (30 baht), PB & J Toasties (49 baht), Chicken Nuggets with sauce (99 baht), Hot Dog & French Fries (99 baht) & a lot more. They also have a full bar, which gets pretty busy in the late afternoon.

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I happen to love BIBIMBAP and for some reason getting really good BIBAMBAP isn't easy in Pattaya, even with its wealth of decent Korean restaurants. I have also never seen a specialist BIBAMBAP restaurant before.

I have no idea of its opening date but the sign is up. Soon after it does open, I will surely try it.

Any updates on this? I had it once I was in Bangkok and it was actually surprisingly good. I've since tried to locate the same in Pattaya without luck.

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I happen to love BIBIMBAP and for some reason getting really good BIBAMBAP isn't easy in Pattaya, even with its wealth of decent Korean restaurants. I have also never seen a specialist BIBAMBAP restaurant before.

I have no idea of its opening date but the sign is up. Soon after it does open, I will surely try it.

Any updates on this? I had it once I was in Bangkok and it was actually surprisingly good. I've since tried to locate the same in Pattaya without luck.

Yes I have stopped by multiple times. It is definitely a major operation but they are very slow in opening. A chain of some sort, probably international. For some weeks now they look as if they're about to open and even have employees in uniform hanging about in the front, but not open. In early August I asked one of the staff when they will open and she said one more month. So if that's correct then in early September or possibly already open if she was wrong. What a buildup, huh? It better be good. No, I haven't had superb bibimbap in Pattaya as yet.

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Have you had any in Pattaya? The one I had in Bangkok was in a completely non suspect (Korean) coffee shop in one of the malls. We just wanted a snack and it was the first time I came across this dish. Since then I saw it at several of these kind of shops in Bangkok. I didn't get the name though, but I don't' recall ever seeing any of these shops in Pattaya.

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Yes I have had a number in town. Most all standard Korean restaurants have bibimbap on the menu! There are a number of standard Korean restaurants in Pattaya, particularly on 3rd road. Just none have rated as excellent for me yet compared to the best I used to get in Korean areas of the U.S.

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Yes I have had a number in town. Most all standard Korean restaurants have bibimbap on the menu! There are a number of standard Korean restaurants in Pattaya, particularly on 3rd road. Just none have rated as excellent for me yet compared to the best I used to get in Korean areas of the U.S.

So... where's the best Pibimbap in town??

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Yes I have had a number in town. Most all standard Korean restaurants have bibimbap on the menu! There are a number of standard Korean restaurants in Pattaya, particularly on 3rd road. Just none have rated as excellent for me yet compared to the best I used to get in Korean areas of the U.S.

So... where's the best Pibimbap in town??

I've not located one yet that I would grant that label. I'm hoping the new place named Bibimbap will deliver.

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I happen to love BIBIMBAP and for some reason getting really good BIBAMBAP isn't easy in Pattaya, even with its wealth of decent Korean restaurants. I have also never seen a specialist BIBAMBAP restaurant before.

I have no idea of its opening date but the sign is up. Soon after it does open, I will surely try it.

Any updates on this? I had it once I was in Bangkok and it was actually surprisingly good. I've since tried to locate the same in Pattaya without luck.

Yes I have stopped by multiple times. It is definitely a major operation but they are very slow in opening. A chain of some sort, probably international. For some weeks now they look as if they're about to open and even have employees in uniform hanging about in the front, but not open. In early August I asked one of the staff when they will open and she said one more month. So if that's correct then in early September or possibly already open if she was wrong. What a buildup, huh? It better be good. No, I haven't had superb bibimbap in Pattaya as yet.

They still weren't open two days ago.

The staff is still showing up every night ... not to open.

When I arrived they were in the middle of a birthday party for a staff member.

At this rate they'll be having a retirement party before they serve any bibimbap! facepalm.gif

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And the first four answers are already comments laugh.png

Something I found : restaurant Split in Soi Chayapruek. According to the owner the only "Yugo" in Thailand. The owner is from Yougoslavia, lived then 20 years in Germany where he was running several restaurants and came to Thailand a couple of years ago.

We had the grill platter. Not bad, maybe a tad too salty. Djuvec rice, cevapcici, all you would expect, including the yulicka after. The platter is 490 Baht, feeds two people and a three year old. attachicon.gifuploadfromtaptalk1356740850761.jpg

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cevapcici.... Thanks for reminding me my youth in Austria! i nearly forgot this word. Will try to find it in BKK!

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I happen to love BIBIMBAP and for some reason getting really good BIBAMBAP isn't easy in Pattaya, even with its wealth of decent Korean restaurants. I have also never seen a specialist BIBAMBAP restaurant before.

I have no idea of its opening date but the sign is up. Soon after it does open, I will surely try it.

Any updates on this? I had it once I was in Bangkok and it was actually surprisingly good. I've since tried to locate the same in Pattaya without luck.

Yes I have stopped by multiple times. It is definitely a major operation but they are very slow in opening. A chain of some sort, probably international. For some weeks now they look as if they're about to open and even have employees in uniform hanging about in the front, but not open. In early August I asked one of the staff when they will open and she said one more month. So if that's correct then in early September or possibly already open if she was wrong. What a buildup, huh? It better be good. No, I haven't had superb bibimbap in Pattaya as yet.

They still weren't open two days ago.

The staff is still showing up every night ... not to open.

When I arrived they were in the middle of a birthday party for a staff member.

At this rate they'll be having a retirement party before they serve any bibimbap! facepalm.gif

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There is newish restaurant called Good Rich Kitchen near the end of Chayapruk 1. Coming up from the beach, its on the right and is the last before arriving at Suk. Specialties are Vietnamese and Honk Kong dishes.

Tried the Pho Bo a few times and it was always excellent. She, who must not be obeyed, but never ignored either, said it was on par with Vietnam ---- praise indeed --- she ate it for breakfast and dinner in Vietnam, so is somewhat of an expert.

They also have lots of Duck dishes --- but not being a duck lover, my view would not be worthwhile.

Pho Bo was 45 baht for small bowl and 55 for large ---- pretty reasonable IMHO

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