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Khao Niau

Bang Niang | Bang Niang Beach Road, Khao Lak, Thailand
+66 99 306 6238
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Ranked #5 of 186 Restaurants in Khao Lak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are located at Phetkasem Road in Bang Niang, near the main market: Turning at the main intersection onto the road towards the beach, we are the first restaurant to your left, just after the 7/11 supermarket. Open daily.
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Ko Samui, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Had Isan Hotpot where you cook yourself on the tablet. A lot of fun and great taste. Staff were so helpful and welcoming. Definitely one of the best restaurants I have enjoyed in Thaland

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Delicious and inexpensive for a great esarn meal in the Bang Niang Beach. Great other reviews have indicated, If you are in holiday in the area, this place should be a staple any time you desire an thai original meal.

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear 823peter1966 I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having taken your time to share such a fantastic feedback with us. I am delighted to learn that you like our authentic Isan food and appreciated the quality-price ratio of our restaurant. Thank you again for your recommendation on the other TripAdvisor readers and we certainly look... More

Marlow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food, great service. Serving Thai food, we enjoyed really tasty satay, spring rolls and noodles. Very clean and close to the night market.

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear whatsinmyname Sincere thank you for taking your time to compose this review on TripAdvisor. It am thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your visit at the Khao Niau Restaurant. As we strive to provide you with excellent service and an outstanding product on a daily basis, your feedback is very meaningful to us. The entire team is looking forward... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I am really surprised by the more recent reviews of this restaurant. It was recommended to us by our holiday rep and we ended up eating here twice during our week holiday in Khao Lak. The restaurant was traditional in style and the atmosphere was friendly. The service was nothing special but perfectly fine. The food was quite simply delicious.... More

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear Ginge85 We highly appreciate for having taken your time to post such an excellent review about your recent visits at Khao Niau Restaurant. It is a true pleasure to read that you enjoyed our traditional Thai restaurant with all the details and that you do rate our food as “the best food in Thailand”. It is our utmost reward... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went here 2 months ago and found the food fantastic and staff very welcoming and informative. Recently returned and found the exact opposite. Disappointed in the vegetable mussaman curry which consisted of copious amounts of watery sauce and very little vegetables, and a very small serve of rice.not returning this time.

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear Paul G I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I am never proud if we have failed to meet our guest’s expectation but I am always grateful for the feedback, which always helps us to learn and improve. I take your feedback on board and will look into these... More

Two Rocks, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We booked this restaurant on our last night and enjoyed the friendly, helpful service. As we are both in our seventies the Manager seated us away from the Market side so there was less noise and advised us on what dishes to try. The food was tasty and not too spicy and it is definitely a place worth visiting.

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear Ann O Thank you so much for your marvelous comment and for sharing your impressions with the other TripAdvisor readers. We are very delighted to leran that you have enjoyed all aspects of the Khao Niau Restaurant; from the food and the atmosphere to the service. We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not sure what all the rave reviews are about. Had the hot pot and a few other dishes that I can't remember. The food is different and probably traditional to the northern region but big lumps of lemon grass and other herbs make the hot pot hard to eat. Tasty and different but no better quality than most of the... More

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear Msroberts28 First of all I would like to thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. Your comments are very important to us and an essential part in achieving a higher standard and perfect service. I was disappointed to read about your Hot Pot experience - the feedback we receive is generally positive. Please rest assured that I... More

Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is a really nice place. A restaurant with authentic Isaan kitchen and really delicious thai food (the menu is available in English and German with explanations about the food and lots of informations about the Isaan kitchen). The service is very nice and they take the time to explain everything. They can recommend dishes if you are not sure... More

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear Paula-Praxmarer You are most welcome! I also would like to thank you for your kind comments about the Khao Niau Restaurant and for giving us such a good rating on TripAdvisor. It is rewarding to learn that you had a memorable evening with us and you appreciated the service of my team. We do our utmost to ensure our... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really very good experience. Perfect food, friendly atmosphere and nice people around. Must say "Yes". Should try it!

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear Michaela V Thank you so much for your "fabulous" review! On behalf of all the team of the Khao Niau Restaurant I can not thank you enough for your kind words. We believe that our authentic food and personal service is what truly sets us apart from our competitors and reading your great comments just enforces our belief. We... More

South Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After reading lots of reviews and this restaurant having the no 1 rating for trip advisor in KhaoLak, we were disappointed, particularly with the service. It was a long wait for the order to be taken, the drinks were forgotten and a long wait for the food to arrive. The food was the saviour of the night. Fresh, tasty and... More

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Muai-Khampeera, Manager at Khao Niau, responded to this review

Dear CraigHW I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your visit and for having taken your time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate your valuable comments as they help us to improve our guest experience. I am pleased to note that you enjoyed our authentic food from North-East of Thailand but I am hugely... More

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