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Smile Khaolak Restaurant

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5/15 Moo 7,Phetkasem Road,Khukkak | 5/15 Moo 7, Phetkasem Road, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
+66833912600
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5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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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
Excellent food

What a great find in Khao Lak. The owner is French and a real character. Went there twice for dinner and both times had awesome food. The staff are great, the food is exceptional and we had a bottle of French Rose in Thailand! Make sure you book a couple of days before you want to go. They are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nell10
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Western Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great find in Khao Lak. The owner is French and a real character. Went there twice for dinner and both times had awesome food. The staff are great, the food is exceptional and we had a bottle of French Rose in Thailand! Make sure you book a couple of days before you want to go. They are only... More 

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Thank Nell10
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this place two times with my friend on our two weeks holiday in Khao Lak. Remember to book a table couples of days before you want to go there, because this place is very full all the time. Both times we ate homemade springrolls filled with vegetables, chicken and mozzarella. Those were great! But the main course...... More 

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Thank Anna-Maaria S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2 weeks in Khao Lak and managed to eat at Smile Thai 3 times. Don't be fooled by the unpretentious exterior. The food here is sophisticated, imaginative, beautifully presented, and simply delicious. The egg rolls with cheese and the Smile salad were an unbeatable combo. We also ordered the marlin with ginger sauce. Everything that passed by our... More 

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Thank SFGirl60713
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the chicken it was lovely had to book two nights in advance because it was so busy service was great would definitely recommend .

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Thank Cashcow2016
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table, which is a must at this restaurant as it is so busy, and we weren't disappointed. I had fish and my husband had a chicken dish, and they were both cooked perfectly and were very tasty indeed. You must book a table and go, you will be glad you did. We have booked a table to... More 

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1 Thank shay45
Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

nice food but very busy so book a table in advance,we sat outside as the inside was far to hot,owners and staff was all friendly , cost wise about 25/30£ for a starter and main for 2 drinks put it up to around 40£ not the cheapest in the area

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1 Thank jasonlfc
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had blue marlin with ginger sauce, my table fellow had blue marlin with different sauce. The sauce was fantastic - such concentrated taste! My friend said the same about her sauce. The main part of the dish - the blue marlin, however, was disappointing. It was simply too much cooked, so that it was rubbery in its consistency. Same... More 

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1 Thank Nicholas J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

suprisingly, when you walk in you dont expect much, but the service team provide nice atmosphere, patience and good service. The food was really good and as or better then expected. well done

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1 Thank Eyal T
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ironically named - not many smiles from the staff here. Mainly tourists eat here which is great to help disadvantaged young people get a hand up in their lives. Food was great but took a long time to arrive.

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Thank Narna M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Book with restraunt or unlikely to get a seat, I'm not sure why it is so popular, food to spicy, hot inside, and some French geezer in barefoot pretending to show some Galicia humour, okay food but nothing special

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5/15 Moo 7,Phetkasem Road,Khukkak | 5/15 Moo 7, Phetkasem Road, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phang Nga Province  >  Khao Lak
  • Phone Number: +66833912600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:45 pm - 9:30 pm

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