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The Pavilion

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The Datai | Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent ambience to take you away

For those well accustomed to Thai food, then this will be a let down in terms of food offerings. Find it somehow adjusted to the Malaysian palate in terms of taste. Found out that the chef is from Southern Thailand, hence the inclination. Although the ambience, the service standards will make you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

For those well accustomed to Thai food, then this will be a let down in terms of food offerings. Find it somehow adjusted to the Malaysian palate in terms of taste. Found out that the chef is from Southern Thailand, hence the inclination. Although the ambience, the service standards will make you divert your attention to the food offerings.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really good :) although pricey. Nice ambiance overall...we were in the middle of the rainforest but it did not feel that way at all.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Amazing food in a unique location with service to match. Where else can you taste good food in the canopy of the rain forest

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Expensive. Food was nice but nothing special. Wouldn't be in a rush to return. Had similar class of food at home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wonderful food and great service. Lovely setting and they have a wonderful variety of food. We loved the soft shell crab appetizer and the water chestnut dumplings for dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Unique and elegant ambiance in the rainforest. Amazing thai food. Very well priced. Monkeys in the trees outside the open restaurant! Wonderful staff. Even run cooking classes weekly. The highest accolades for the food, thank you Chef!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Unfortunately the Datai Pavillon dining experience was poor on this occasion. Food too spicy (coming from someone who can handle spicy food), the service was disorganised (we were a group of 15ish and struggled with getting orders in, etc.) and not particularly friendly. Food selection was good, just not the food itself. Also very expensive for average Malaysian hotel standards.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great service and food so good it will make you want to lick your plate clean. Surrounded by lush greenery, it is like dinning with mother nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We love Thai food and we ate at this restaurant at the Datai more than the others. The food was wonderful, the service was exceptional and in a stunning location. The restaurant is on 30m stilts in the forest canopy although you just walk into it from the hotel pool area. Budget about £50 per head.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A lovely setting with really terrific food and a great atmosphere. We loved it and would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for authentic Asian food albeit at 5* hotel prices.

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Address: The Datai | Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Kedah  >  Langkawi District  >  Langkawi
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Thai

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  • Address: The Datai | Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Kedah  >  Langkawi District  >  Langkawi

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai

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