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Kamala, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
818929757
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The saving grace of Kamala for so many reasons ! Great, authentic Thai food, great service, great ambiance and prices

We were staying at the Hyatt Regency Resort at Kamala Beach and are so thankful that White Orchid was situated right next door to us and one the same road as many of the 5 star resorts. White Orchid serves outstanding authentic Thai food vs. "resort food" and at Thai prices vs. resort prices. I'm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
VallisMom
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Hyatt Regency Resort at Kamala Beach and are so thankful that White Orchid was situated right next door to us and one the same road as many of the 5 star resorts. White Orchid serves outstanding authentic Thai food vs. "resort food" and at Thai prices vs. resort prices. I'm going to share the pictures... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Beautiful location. Romantic. But food and service not even good. We waited for attention and waited too long for the food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The White Orchid the other reviewers are raving about is apparently not the one I went to. The location next to the Hyatt matched but pretty much nothing else matched the effusive praise you'll find in the other reviews. Disappointing flood. Lackadaisical service. Disorganized kitchen. Dusty and uncomfortable. Avoid.

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Sacramento, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a romantic candelight dinner on the beach and watched the hotels send off floating lanterns. The food was good and well priced, but we had a hard time finding this place. Taxi wanted to charge us 100 baht extra because it is not in Kamala town. We thought we could walk from the beach town, but that was... More 

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Shanghai, China
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29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Well, decided to head to this place just literally down the road where we stayed. I chose this place because of its proximity and the quiet beach front setting. Arrived at 7:30 pm and as recommended by one reviewer, we brought our own wine as we did not expect a place like this to have a wine list. They chilled... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My girlfriend and I took a cooking class at White Orchid and it was a great experience! The cooking class is a very nice introduction to traditional Thai dishes and it is very well organized with fresh and colorful ingredients ready to use. The owner Angela is very nice and a good English speaker. She introduced the 4 dishes which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Thai food is everywhere but what makes this place really different is the people. You can really feel the food is prepared with love and the seafood are fresh! We called A. Angela one day in advance to order fresh lobster and yes, we had two lobster prepared two ways, one with pepper sauce and one with coconut sauce that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I don't always come to Phuket, but when i do, this is the place for me. It's away from the crowds, I get to sit ON the beach and enjoy the tropical sea breeze. To top it all, Angela always has the freshest seafood available! The spring rolls are excellent, as with the lobster in coconut sauce, and of course... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were lucky enough to enjoy a lovely meal at the white orchid in Kamala. The food was excellent and the service was the best we've experienced in Thailand, but that was definitely only the second best time we had there. We booked a Thai cooking class two days later, this was great, we loved it and we thoroughly recommend... More 

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Iseo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I am italian and I come from the land of food but I love experience different cousines and I especially love japanese, thai and indian food. I spent my last Xmas holidays in Phuket with my wife and thanks to trip advisor I found this place. Delicious, amazing real thai food. I have been travelling throug thailand for pleasure and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kamala, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Kathu  >  Kamala
  • Phone Number: 818929757

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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