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Hill Tribe Restaurant

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13/22 Moo 6 Phetchkasem Rd. | Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
+66 93 648 3860
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Hill Tribe Restaurant was opened in 2008. Its chef and owner comes from...
Hill Tribe Restaurant was opened in 2008. Its chef and owner comes from the area of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand and therefore Hill Tribe Restaurant does not only offer excellent and genuine Thai food but it also introduces its guests to a traditional and unique North Thai dining experience.
Families with children are welcome - we have special dishes for kids in our menu.

Reservations for Khan Tok (north Thai dinner) recommended.
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  • 329
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Worth a visit

Visited twice on recent trip. Both times ordered different dishes with the same outcome. Great food. The Northern Thai influence also makes for a pleasant change adding variety to your menu choice. Red wine is cheap and served at room temperature so that's a bonus. Starters are pretty big so beware... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TotallyYorkshire
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice on recent trip. Both times ordered different dishes with the same outcome. Great food. The Northern Thai influence also makes for a pleasant change adding variety to your menu choice. Red wine is cheap and served at room temperature so that's a bonus. Starters are pretty big so beware unless you got great appetite it might be idea... More 

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1 Thank TotallyYorkshire
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your nice review and all the compliments. We are happy that you enjoyed the dishes, particularly the ones from north Thailand. We try to offer a big variety of food so that everyone can find something tasty. Our starters and soups are big as in Thailand they are not meant to serve only one person... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

High expectation made us feel a bit dissapointed. We tried several dishes, dee-fried chicken, salad, etc. Every items are good, but not outstanding. Should make somthing special.

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Thank Christian A
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, what precisely were your high expectations, if I may ask? It is a bit irritating to read that the food was really good, every single dish - as you write - but still you feel disappointed and give our restaurant a low ranking? What is the point of writing such confusing reviews? Tripadvisor is a serious platform and... More 

Kent
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have got say that (and we have been in khao lak for a while) that this must have been the hottest evening ever! Had it have been a little cooler then we would have enjoyed the experience more - having said that we will be back to this place - what amazing food! This is also the 1st restaurant... More 

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1 Thank Sallyhatesflying
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello from hot and humid Hill Tribe! What a great review - thank you so much for all your compliments and recommendation. We really appreciate it. Hopefully next time it will be a bit cooler so that you can fully concentrate on and enjoy your dinner :) We are happy that all the dishes you chose were to your liking... More 

London
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the rave reviews we were expecting to be in for a treat. Either we hit a bad night or did not choose very well but found the food to be the least exciting of our trip to Khao Lak and would not return again.

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Thank rebeccalillyuk
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dinner in our restaurant. We do apologize. As you did not specify what the problem was, which dishes were not to your liking and why the food did not meet your expectations, we cannot really do anything else except for being sorry :( More 

Stow Maries, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service. Very popular with the locals which is a good sign. Cocktails also very good.

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Thank julbadger
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Julbadger and thank you for your review. And yes, Hill Tribe offers genuine Thai food, without any "European touch" and this is one of the reasons why also local people like to dine in our restaurant! We are happy to have satisfied your expectations and hope to see you in oue restaurant soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice meal here with my family, food was very good and the service was attentive and friendly. Be warned medium spicy in flaming hot!!!! Really nice venue and place to eat especially with a family.

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3 Thank DuncanSwad
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Spicy and hot greetings from Hill Tribe! Thanks for your lovely review and recommendation. We are happy that you liked the ambiance, the food and the service and - as it seems - also the kids found something on our kids´ menu. Sorry if we overdid with the chlli. We promise we will be carefull in the future :) More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the stuff is very friendly and helpful in every way. To get there you have to take a taxi or scooter but the restaurant is directly located on the main street so you cannot miss it. They also call you a taxi for your way back home if you need one. You have many differents... More 

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1 Thank fbaumgar
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are really pleased to hear all the nice compliments. Thanks for your review and recommendation. When you found the choice of dishes and the food amazing we definitely hope to welcome you for dinner again very soon. We look forward to it. More 

Turku
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hill Tribes Restaurant is absolutely worth a visit when in the Khao Lak area. Its situated in the Bang Niang village on the high way, some 300m from the traffic lights towards Khao Lak. Enjoyable evening with friends around a table full of delicacies, from both Northern parts of Thailand and South. Luckily they had mosquito repellent at the... More 

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1 Thank FinnFlying
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Flying Finn and thanks a million for your great review and recommendation. Kop kun krap! The chef is always proud and happy when our guests enjoy the food, the ambiance and the service so good to hear that you spent a nice and memorable evening at Hill Tribes. Sorry about nasty mosquitoes :) We hope to see you again... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after a visit to the local market and having read the TripAdvisor reviews. The service was fab and staff very attentive however the food did not live upto expectations and was more expensice than other places nearby. I had a pork curry which had been made with belly pork which was very undercooked and rubbery. The curry sauce... More 

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Thank EmilyD1989
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear EmilyD, as we all know there is no disputing about tastes so if your fish or curry sauce was>nothing specialextra special More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most enjoyable Thai meal we had whilst in Khao Lak. Extensive menu to cover all tastes. Food tastes as good as it looks, and then some :-)

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1 Thank Netta G
Mali50, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hill Tribe Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Netta G, we are happy to have offered the most enjoyable dining experience to you. Thank you for your great review and recommendation. We hope to see you at Hill Tribes soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13/22 Moo 6 Phetchkasem Rd. | Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phang Nga Province  >  Khao Lak
  • Phone Number: +66 93 648 3860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Hill Tribe Restaurant was opened in 2008. Its chef and owner comes from the area of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand and therefore Hill Tribe Restaurant does not only offer excellent and genuine Thai food but it also introduces its guests to a traditional and unique North Thai dining experience.
Families with children are welcome - we have special dishes for kids in our menu.

Reservations for Khan Tok (north Thai dinner) recommended.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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