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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great food, great service

The service in Thailand can sometimes be a little disappointing, so it was very refreshing to have the restaurant go above and beyond to rectify, what turned out to be a non-issue. And the food was great. We had a Massaman curry with roti and a very interesting Isarn burger which was bloody... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
jlpieterse1
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The service in Thailand can sometimes be a little disappointing, so it was very refreshing to have the restaurant go above and beyond to rectify, what turned out to be a non-issue. And the food was great. We had a Massaman curry with roti and a very interesting Isarn burger which was bloody brilliant. Can definitely recommend. Family friendly too.

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The recently moved restaurant is now even more of a delight to eat in. You have the choice of indoor aircon or sit under shade which is well cooled by fans. Now with a nice garden view which I believe they will improve on....they really have improved what already was very good. Pleasant seating area, wonderful staff and all sorts... More 

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great food. Reasonably priced. Wide menu. Thai food and western options equally delicious. Friendly and accommodating staff. Delicious apple pie and ice cream for dessert. Games for the kids. A roof top outdoor restaurant as well as an air conditioned indoor section. Also a beautiful garden restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Just finished dinner at Mangosteen and can say it was superb! Well done on a brilliant dinner. The whole table received exactly what we ordered, in a pretty reasonable amount of time and to a tasty standard! We had some average food last night that was cold, and tonight's food was a breath of fresh air. Excellent service staff, smiles... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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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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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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Address: 13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Phone Number: 081 7935814
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Kanchanaburi Province  >  Kanchanaburi
Cuisine: International, Thai

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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