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Similan Thai

251 Lymington Rd | Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23, England
+44 1425 280 888
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Ranked #5 of 123 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a meal for a party of six in this packed little restaurant - service as always is excellent and good value . Best of all is the quality of the food - the spicy soup is as fragrant a dish as I have ever had - and all the curries , noodles and spicy prawns were equally good... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Very good meal. As far as I know, very authentic. Best Tom Yum Going I've had since visiting Chiang Mai. Jngle curry is described as hot, and is. Ice cream was an unexpected joy at the end of the meal.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visited this restaurant this evening with some fellow experienced Thai travellers. Food was spot on. The Tom Yum Goong soup was as good as any we have had in Thailand. Lots of woody bits that you don't eat (check the earlier idiot that complained about this). It was all good, food and service. The home made coconut ice cream was... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have been going to Similan Thai for a few years and have never had a meal which was anything less than delicious. The food is always of the highest quality and the owners are the nicest,friendliest couple you could ever meet. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone

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Leeds UK
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This restaurant had some very good reviews so we thought we'd give it a try when visiting in the area. It was very disappointing. My husband had some soup to start with - some parts were so 'woody' they were not edible. My main course was stir fried mixed vegetables and egg fried rice. The rice was fine. The vegetables... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We pop in here for lunch and was very disappointed with the quality of the food. Lunch came heaped on plates. There was too much on the plate and you couldn't help yourself or share. I have been told that the evening is much better. We did enjoy the surroundings and the orchids which where fresh ans beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Lovely food, served in authentic surroundings by friendly staff. Simply wonderful. Fresh orchids make dining here special, but the food and it's presentation are fantastic.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We live locally and have always driven past and said we must try this place. Well tonight we did. Big Thai food fans and are lucky enough to have Thai friend who is of course an excellent cook, so I like to think we know good Thai food. The food here was totally delicious and can't fault the service from... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We've been coming to the Similan now for 10 years and in that time we've never had anything but great food and friendly professional service. Tonight's meal was no different, perfect.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Thank you Somporn and Kai for yet another fantastic meal. Similan Thai is the best Thai restaurant you will find, but make sure you book as the tables are quickly taken. The reviews on Trip Adviser say it all (I even agree with the 1 terrible review for the day they were closed). If you haven't already been......why not?

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