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“Amazing food and setting”
Review of Black Ginger

Black Ginger
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Nai Yang
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Floating magically on the softly-lit lagoon, the jewel in The Slate's crown. A combination of rare Thai cuisines, Black Ginger has a fusion of flavours to entice your palette along with a unique ambience. Authentic flavours of Phuket in a modern masterpiece of ancient Thai architecture. The menu will stimulate your tongue with authentic Phuket specialities such as its fresh seafood, tender grilled cuts, battered cha-plu, and exhilarating cocktails - all in a distinctive setting of architectural wonder, inventive design and hypnotic surroundings.
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The anticipation builds as you approach the restaurant via an Indiana Jones style walkway and raft pulled manually across the lake by a rope. Flaming torches light the way across the lagoon and the doors opening into the restaurant are like entering a newly discovered tomb or temple. Once seated at the impressive glass topped table, we liked the way we were given just the cocktail menu at first, giving us a chance to choose and enjoy our pre-dinner drinks without feeling rushed. Speaking of the cocktails, OMG! the 'Salted Guava Lips' was spectacular, and the Lychee Cliché equally delicious. While choosing our food, I feel I should mention that the beef dishes were disproportionately expensive, (£40+ for a Beef Massaman curry?), and we found ourselves balancing this out with cheaper options as a consequence. Not ideal. If this restaurant could balance the prices more evenly then this negative point could be easily fixed. However the Massaman curry was amazing, with huge chunks of melt in the mouth Beef. The Chicken Red Curry was sensational, using thighs rather than breast (much more flavourful) and the sauce was just the right amount of spicy. I also liked how it was still a very runny consistency, and not artificially thickened and sweetened (I suspect to cater to Western tastes?) like some others we have had while out here. The Special fried rice came served with all the ingredients separate around the plate so you can build to your own tastes, which is especially useful for vegans/vegetarians who can leave out the egg and meat. The vegetable side dish we had was also amazing, bursting with flavours. There was a good choice of desserts too and overall this rates very highly and I cannot recommend enough. Oh, one word of warning, the impressive furniture has a tendency to create black marks on your legs if not careful!

1  Thank Bazmadoodah
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This was our third dinner at Black Ginger & it didn't disappoint. The food is wonderful but my favorite part of the meal is the entry. Makes it a really special but I won't spoil it for you!

Thank Jentalbs
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with the kids and they have a separate section for family dining. The ambience and setting of the restaurant is beautiful and worth just a visit for this alone. The food was of very good quality and we had a nice evening.
I would suggest booking this restaurant as it was full when we got there.

Thank rubyuklondon
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The arrival is really something special. From being lead through a long walkway up to a jetty, to the barge that is manually pulled along by rope to get you to the restaurant and bar.
The interior is quite stunning. The food is nothing less than excellent. And the service is top notch.
Don't miss this restaurant on your next trip to Phuket!

1  Thank LarryKL
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The surroundings and design of the place makes this restaurant a must if you are in Phuket and try to find an exotic-fantasy experience.
The place is beyond what you can dream about a tropical exotic romantic dinner.
I would recommend you to stay out the restaurant (really nice decor and design but you can see it while going to the restroom) and stay outside, surrounded by torches, under the moon reflecting on the pond and caressed by the "jungle" sounds... Take your mosquito protector and you'll have the greatest experience.
I have been in many places and I can say this is the most amazing ever.
The food? European prices for average (but nice) thai food. The service was anxious to get your dishes even if you are not finished (but this is something common in all Thailand) and a bit overexcited to close their turn in the outside area (it was 10:20 pm, we got a 9:30 reservation) laughing and even throwing stones to the pond.
Cocktails, as everywhere in The Slate, have few drops of alcohol, lots of fruit decorating and looots of ice, but the same price as in Paris.

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1  Thank GenioAzul
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