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Khao Niau

Bang Niang | Bang Niang Beach Road, Khao Lak, Thailand
+66 99 306 6238
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Ranked #1 of 177 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely laid back restaurant, Jonas the owner was very helpful with explaining the menu, the food was fresh and delicious, food a little slow coming out but that suited us, maybe if your the type who loves to get in and get out the place mightn't be for you. All in all tasty food beautiful cocktails cold beer and a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After being subjected to much bastardised Thai is it was a chance surprise we walked in to this restaurant from the night market in Khao Lak we were greeted by a towering Blonde man , Jonas . Not quite the Thai rep we were expecting. Careful we chose some Spring rolls ,salads , pork chicken we were not disappointed the... More

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Somerset
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by staff at our resort and we are so pleased they did! Jonas (the owner) greeted us very warmly and spent a great deal of time explaining the menu, answering any questions we had. You can decide with any of the dishes how spicy you want them and they cater for all tastes. We... More

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

Dear Family-smith2014 We want to thank you! First of all for your brilliant review on TripAdvisor following your recent experiences at the Khao Niau Restaurant and also for your recommendation to the other readers. My team and I were over the moon with your lovely comments about the service and the authentic food from the region Isan we have served.... More

Chorley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate atKhao Nian Restaurant Last night (18thJuly)after taking taxi from Merlin Beach Resort Hotel (250bt EW set price).Thanks to all you Trip Advisers for giving it a good review.We were helped in our choice and the spicy ness of our meal by I believe the owner.We started with tampura Shrimp and fried papaya salad and followed with a dry... More

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

Dear Roy508 Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a fantastic review and rate us so highly on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to know that you had another memorable dinner with us and that you appreciated our authentic Isan food from Northern Thailand. I have passed on your kind words to my great team here and... More

Western Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing, our group of 3 adults and 4 kids seated at a big table and were immediately given games and coloring for the kids. I do agree with the gorgeous host comment in a previous review (are you blushing Jonas?) LOL but he is not just a pretty face! Everything he recommended was simply amazing, favorite was the fried vegetables... More

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

Dear anhaj It was a true pleasure to have you and your family with us. I am genuinely thrilled that you thought the experience was “excellent” and thank you for your recommendation to other travelers. It makes us very happy to know that you were impressed with the food from Northern Thailand and enjoyed the extra little touches we provide.... More

Macau, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After visiting the local market, we hailed a tuk tuk driver to take us to this top Trip Advisor recommended restaurant. He laughed, then pointed us to a large sala only 15 metres away (but I do see how people have found the restaurant a little hard to find). Our rather gorgeous swiss host & co-owner greeted us, quickly settled... More

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

Dear D_D_Dora I love your review! Thank you very much for your wonderful words and commenting on the Northern Thailand food we offer and the special service we provide. It was a true pleasure taking care of you and your family and I am very delighted to know that all of you had a memorable evening with us and have... More

Melbourne Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent, authentic (hot) Thai food - fantastic staff and service. Wonderful - went back multiple times.

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

Dear B_and_M80 Thank you very much for your lovely words - simple, accurate and perfect in summing up the Khao Niau Restaurant. We all look forward to welcoming you back, once again, in the near future. Warm regards, Jonas More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Whatever you do, take up the recommendation to have the fried papaya salad - it was absolutely divine. A superb meal with excellent service.

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

Dear NicMcc Thank you very much for your wonderful review following your recent visit at Khao Niau Restaurant. Your kind words of appreciation are a great encouragement to my team. I also like to thank you for pointing out our delicious fried papaya-salad from Northern Thailand – always one of our guests favorites. We all are looking forward to the... More

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We didn't take the address with us so we found it tricky to find, but totally worth the effort! The food is Northern Thai style and we all loved it - we had the pad thai (favourite of our 7 and 9 year old), spring rolls, chicken satay and green curry. The food was fresh, served quickly and the owner... More

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

Dear KM_Melbourne Thank you very much for your excellent feedback about the restaurant and our staff on TripAdvisor. What a pleasure to read that you and your family enjoyed your dinner with us and appreciated our real Isan cuisine from Northern Thailand. As we strive to provide you with excellent service and an outstanding product on a daily basis, your... More

Bowral, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Ate here recently for dinner and was quite impressed, though very full by the end! We ordered spring rolls and the most delicious green papaya salad then a duck curry and fish in garlic and chilli sauce. All the food was amazing though could have been spicier, even though we asked for medium thai spicy which is usually very spicy... More

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

Dear krissylou Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor and for your recent stay at Khao Niau Restaurant. What a pleasure to read that you like our real and authentic Isan- Thai food and enjoyed your evening among your beloved ones. Unfortunately, the experience regarding the friendliness of our staff did not reflect in any way the... More

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