Shameena Restaurant and Lounge

Shameena Restaurant and Lounge

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Hours
Sun
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$7.00 – $17.00
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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About
Shameena Restaurant is a very small place located in the middle of Naithon Beach. Benyapa is the owner and only cook. We have a small choice of 30 Thai dishes , all home made with fresh ingredients and cook one by one on demand. The waiting time can be 40 to 45 minutes during rush hours. To eat quicker, it is better to be before 7 pm or after 9 pm. Reservation is recommended during high season.
PRICE RANGE
$7.00 – $17.00
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles261 reviews
Excellent
199
Very good
44
Average
11
Poor
3
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

George G
Lisburn24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Attended with my wife, both had curries and they were excellent. The waiter even came around after asking did we want more (free) rice to soak up the sauce. Excellent food and service, would definitely recommend, and half the price of dinner in the Pullman Hotel!
Written 19 January 2020
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Terry N
Brighton and Hove18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Named after one of the delightful owner’s daughters, this restaurant is full of character and charm. The food is delicious, classic Thai, and beautifully presented by attentive and friendly staff. The view over the beach, just across the road, makes for a perfect setting - especially at sunset. It is very popular in high season so a reservation is strongly recommended. Fabulous!
Written 23 August 2020
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littlemacnyc
Hoboken53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
Amazing local family-run Thai restaurant on the beach. We ate here both of our nights in the area. We sat at the tables near the ocean and enjoyed the vibe of the locals enjoying the ambience and good food . The chef and her husband deliver a personal and friendly touch to all clientele. Eating here makes you want to live here. We recommend the pad Thai, red curry and chicken puff. This is a restaurant that will leave you with lasting fond memories.
Written 9 April 2022
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MAGE
Graz21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Can’t understand the high rating of this restaurant. It’s nothing special. Have eaten better or at least same but cheaper in other restaurants on this road. Even some street food tasted more fresh and better. Environment looks nice, staff are friendly. They try to make every food nice looking, but I would prefer that they focus more on the taste. Had seafood salad which came with fried stuff and ordinary supermarket sauce. The pad Thai tasted a bit too sweet and the prawns must haven‘t seen water for a long time. Maybe they have good cuisine but unluckily we didn’t have them. Anyway, we will spend our money elsewhere for our upcoming dinners.
Written 3 January 2020
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ThierryS1373
Hello Thanks for your comment. We are not realy willing to compete with street food prices. I am sure you understand proper restaurants have more charges related to fridges, staff, electric charges, water, rental, insurances, taxes etc that street food shop simply not have. As for proper restaurants arround, I agree with you. some have also very good cooks of course. Regarding the taste, we are trying to work with BIO products, very low sugar and no MSG. many customers care about this and we will not change. This makes the taste certainly different if you are use to others. Obviously you did not appreciate our homemade sauce. This sauce is made of lemon , chilli that we are cooking toogether, and soya and fish sauce. The prawns are delivered everyday fresh. Maybe yours where too cooked? yu can ask us any time if it happen again. Our Pad Thai is one the most appreciate dish in our restaurant, even if I agree with you it is very different to all others I have tried :-). Benyapa has definitly her own style. Some likes it, some dont of course. I am glad you appreciate the effort made on presentation and confort for our customers. Everyone at Shameena tries his best to make sure people have a good time with us. We hope to see you again
Written 6 January 2020
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BrianWH
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Excellent place to eat!! Varied menu with plenty of choices for all the family. We were a party of 4 and ate here 3-4 times - everytime the food was excellent and the service prefect. All you could ask for in a restaurant. Highly recommended. If you visit try the crispy chicken curry snacks on the Appetizer menu - great!!
Written 5 March 2020
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Camjar
Truganina1137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 none
Shameena is situated right across from the beach, around a ten-minute walk from the Pullman Resort. We ordered a chicken and cashew stir fry, a prawn dish, morning glory, rice and a few drinks with the bill coming in just over 1,000 baht. Good value considering the quality of the food which was delicious and the portion size generous. Highly recommended.
Written 5 July 2022
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RLk98
Greater London6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
For a small, family run restaurant, Shameena punches well above its weight! Look no further if you want delicious, home-cooked, authentic thai cusine at very reasonable prices. We ate at Shameena 4 out of the 7 nights stay at the Pullman Naithon Beach. It is just a short stroll down the road from the hotel. Not surprisingly, we met with fellow guests staying at the Pullman every single of these evenings! Shameena, we miss your delicious food and hello to Lucky who is the most beautiful kitten.
Written 24 March 2023
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TwofromFNQ
Cairns Region21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
There is not a single thing wrong with this restaurant. We arrived early, the waiter was so attentive, the food was just exceptional, every dish homemade with love, and the flavours and herbs are true Thai flavours if that's what you want. The position is directly accross the road from the beautiful beach, and I have to say in our whole 8 days here, this was the best food we have had in the whole of Phuket.
Written 16 January 2023
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Kg2011
Stockport49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
We waited for 60 minutes for our starter. They said there would be a wait but this was too long. The food was ok but no better than most restaurants in the area and definitely more expensive. Explained to the owner that we thought it was a long delay and some aspects of the food were not too great, but he didn’t really want to know. He asked us what we thought however. The waiters were really nice and friendly. It was extremely hot inside the restaurant and needed more fans. Would not be returning. Shame because most reviews looked good.
Written 18 January 2022
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Thierry S
Hello Karen Thanks for your review. It always help us to know customers impressions. 60 minutes for a starter surprises me as starters are normaly done much quicker. Maybe you choses one of the main as a starter ? I would like to know what happened and I do not remember having talked to you about the food not too great . The difference in the food is that we are trying to use only fresh and organic vegetable, cooked exclusively by Benyapa (she is the cook and the only owner by the way), without sugar and without MSG. So at the end, the food has the taste of what it is with Ben s expertise on top.This is what our customers are expecting. Benyapa is cooking every dish one by one. This is the concept of this little restaurant. Can be very busy between 7 PM and 8PM. So waiting time is shorter if you come earlier or later. We would be happy to have you again and to have the time to talk about your experience. Best regards. Thierry.
Written 20 January 2022
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kennytaylor
Edinburgh1312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
Ate here 4 times or so in a 7 night stay at the Pullman nearby The first visit was just OK.. quality of the food was good but just wasn't spicy enough. When we mentioned this to the owners husband he said it was due to miscommunication and if we came back he would make sure it was sorted. Well come back we did and wow they sure delivered on that... our next meals there were amongst the best in all our 40 visits to Thailand. Praise indeed Loved chatting to all the staff as the very busy restaurant started winding down for the evening. Hopefully see you again soon
Written 1 January 2022
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Avilaprivada
Sao Bras de Alportel38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
We visited this restaurant twice in our 6 night stay in the area. The service and quality of the food was absolutely amazing. From the moment you arrive the staff are attentive and helpful and knowledgable. My husband is allergic to chilli (not easy in Asia) however nothing was an issue and everything we had was made without. The ingredients are quality driven and the service was fantastic. We loved every minute we had in the restaurant. The owners are there working alongside very very good and attentive staff. If we had been staying longer in the area i doubt we would have eaten anywhere else. Thank you so much for making our stay so memorable. Thank you for the delicious food and drink at reasonable prices and especially thanks for our treat of homemade tiramisu to try - absolutely delicious. We will be back. Or we may see you in Switzerland…☺️
Written 20 November 2022
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LesleyW0805
Adelaide33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 friends
Shameena was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. A beautiful little restaurant right opposite the beach with a lovely atmosphere. The family who run it are absolutely lovely and they make you feel very welcome. The food is so tasty and presented beautifully….you can see the love that goes into their cooking. We ate at Shameena three times and tasted quite a few dishes and everything was delicious! The Gin Fizz cocktail was a favourite. This is a must….put it at the top of your list. We can’t wait to go back 😊
Written 4 November 2022
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Robby
Sour Lake2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Authentic Thai seafood, that was wonderfully prepared very attractive, very fresh portion size which large and the prices were exceptionally reasonable. The restaurant was clean, attractive and modest. Well decorated. The service was exceptional.
Written 29 March 2024
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Gina K
Mumbai5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
The best restaurant in Naithon! The food was excellent and the portion size was also very good. In fact they advised us to order just enough. TheTom Yum soup was yumm & so was the fried rice with prawns ( I want say shrimps because they were really large sized prawns!) Excellent!
Written 16 October 2022
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JustSiea
Phuket21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We had an amazing dinner here! We started with house red wine & the best spring rolls we’ve had in our 4 months here! Then we got the chicken satay (huge portion) and the sweet and sour chicken. All the food was amazing & authentic!! You could tell the ingredients were fresh! Will be back again!
Written 30 March 2024
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