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Mangosteen Cafe and Books

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13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
081 7935814
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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 of 5 stars
Fresh & delicious food with friendly, caring service

Try this place! We got the lemon grass shrimp salad, Greek salad and the Tom yum with steamed pork - all delicious. This independent restaurant has a green philosophy that I wish was adapted more throughout Thailand. Eco-conscious, composting, recycling, gardening - they do it here and I really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Natalie_BKK
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Bangkok, Thailand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Try this place! We got the lemon grass shrimp salad, Greek salad and the Tom yum with steamed pork - all delicious. This independent restaurant has a green philosophy that I wish was adapted more throughout Thailand. Eco-conscious, composting, recycling, gardening - they do it here and I really appreciate that. Will definitely be back! Maybe tonight for dinner :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been to Thailand many times and have come back with my parents and wife, my dad doesn't like things to spicy and I heard good things about this place so thought I would give it a go. It suited all our needs good food of all kinds both Thai and western. Good price it's not as cheap as street... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Sadly, you will only find a sign saying, "Closed". They are now at Mangosteen Garden Restaurant on the other side of the river. Please see my review of that.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food was nice, the fruit smoothies flavourful and the location was convenient for a quick lunch-this is the bistro in town, on the Main Street,not the restaurant across the river which we also visited and had nice food there too!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Eating with friends is always a joy. We all enjoyed our meal here. The menu is relatable with enough interesting items to test us out. Recommended.

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Essex
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A return visit with friends. Just as we remembered. Swift, courteous service and delicious authentic food. The fruit shakes are brilliant and the curries stunning...just be aware they serve them 'Thai spicy' unless you request a milder version!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Baked potatoes were good (was craving some non Thai food) burgers ok, Thai food good, Rolls very good. Fruit smoothies, brilliant. Good cooking, friendly place. If you are looking for an English book come and look here. PS wi-fi is good and it's free.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Have eaten here a few times. The food is very good here and the place is clean. Staff are very friendly and the menu varied and interesting. Would definately reccommend

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

This is the best place to eat in kanchanaburi bar none! And we've eaten in many of the eateries around.. Including the top rated! We had the shrimp Tom yum which was extremely tasty as it was so fresh and spicy the prawns were cooked to perfection! Just don't eat all the ingredients as they are there for 'flavour, not... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us. It was difficult to find, but when we arrived, we were impressed by the foyer and we hoped for a lovely meal. WRONG! We shared spring rolls to start, which were overcooked. I ordered the Masaman Curry and my husband the Burmese Curry. When mine arrived it was stone cold. I sent it back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Kanchanaburi Province  >  Kanchanaburi
  • Phone Number: 081 7935814

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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