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Cook Kai

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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 8
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  • 5
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good good great staff

What a busy day (Chinese New Year), sat down very quickly, the staff are the first I've seen on the islands that don't look confused at what to do. The hotpans we ordered were fantastic and tasty. Great atmosphere and pretty reasonably priced. All in all the staff and food were super, we will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
chrisdonnelly77
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Zadar, Croatia
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Zadar, Croatia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a busy day (Chinese New Year), sat down very quickly, the staff are the first I've seen on the islands that don't look confused at what to do. The hotpans we ordered were fantastic and tasty. Great atmosphere and pretty reasonably priced. All in all the staff and food were super, we will return!!

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Makati, Philippines
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clearly designed for a large volume of tourists. The food is not bad at all but it is not amazing either. Definitely too mild for Thai standards. Service is pretty good.

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Thank Hein O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff!! The food (red curry) was delicious and reasonably priced! Loved the lights and atmosphere! I would definitely recommend!

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Thank Karen B
Trondheim, Norway
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got here and we found tens of kids playing around and a very pleasant atmosphere which was well completed with a delicious dinner! It's a very good restaurant with good prices. One "minus" is that is bit hard to find since not on the beach so you need scooter or tuk tuk to go there.

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Thank cgiliber
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was amazing! The food was really good and not to expensive. It was good atmosphere, we would definitely eat here again! (We ate beef with red curry and beef with vegetables in oyster sauce)

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Thank Juni L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had an early dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our food! Excellent Pad Thai, great Chicken Satay. Food is well priced. The decor is very well done and gives characterto the restaurant.

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Vancouver, BC
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a stir fry fish and vegetables, so nothing fancy. Food was great. What I liked about this place was the ambiance and decor. Chandeliers were very interested. The only negatives are noise from nearby road and prices as obviously not as low for similar food as smaller restaurants and street vendors. Great place overall for a family or group... More 

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Unfortunately Cook Kai isn't what it used to be... We've been coming to Lanta for 10 years, and this time went as we've had good food there before. The ambience is still as great, the layout is great, and the staff are simply lovely! However, the food was a let down. The Thai food is not spicy, it's been 'watered... More 

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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a dinner here during our holiday. It seems a nice place and advertised a lot. We actually left almost eveything in the plate. Staff was kind, place was nice just we really did not like the food at all.

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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The food is well-presented and it's clear to see that they use high quality ingredients. The staff are all very friendly and polite and just generally put you at ease. I got a noodle soup with prawns and it was delicious, and the coconut shake I ordered was not only one of the cheaper ones I found, but it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?