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Cook Kai

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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 95
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Went to both restaurants, great Thai food at cheap prices.

We went to both restaurants on the island a total of 3 times, tried a variety of dishes and all were lovely, good quality and we were always served in good time. I had the vegetarian yellow curry, which is quite mild but delicious, was actually a refreshing change to not be slapped in the face with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kelly L
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went to both restaurants on the island a total of 3 times, tried a variety of dishes and all were lovely, good quality and we were always served in good time. I had the vegetarian yellow curry, which is quite mild but delicious, was actually a refreshing change to not be slapped in the face with hot chili for... More 

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Patiala
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The food and the ambience was perfect. All our food that we ordered came in less than 5 minutes exactly. That was just amazing........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We Had a lovely meal here . We have been to many places in Thailand islands and mainland over the years . They offer good tasty freshThai food at a fair price. I don't think you will be disappointed . Nick j wend s Forest of Dean glos. Uk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Friendly staff, great service, wonderful food. Had the yellow noodles with seafood, fried squid, fried rice with beef and bean sprouts with seafood. All very good and they also brought out complimentary morning glory in a pepper sauce with garlic, amazing! Will be going back before leaving the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Friendly and ever attentive staff, great atmosphere. The food is great, always fresh and prompt to be served. My friends and I cannot speak highly enough of this place, we will be back!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Ate here tonight. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Good choice. I just went for a simple chicken dish of black bean sauce and it was very good. I live in Thailand most of the year and can tell you this was good thai food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Quite a busy place. Lots of waiting staff, but not enough cooks.Long waiting times. The food - to sum it up- Thai European style, bland, not seasoned, mild. Big portions. I guess this is the place for somebody very hungry ( volume) and afraid of trying Thai food.

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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here 4 times so far during our stay in koh lanta, The foo has been consistently perfect every time. The staff are super friendly and speak great English. Free morning glory was a bonus each meal also :) We be returning again this week!

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We enjoyed cook Kai very much. The staff were extremely friendly, and the food was delicious. The food also had generous portion sizes which is a plus as most places have very small portions. It has a lovely ambience despite being on the road, and the prices were very reasonable. This is a restaurant that will please the masses.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited Cook Kai many times during our 10 night stay in Ko Lanta. The food is authentic, delicious and fresh, portions are enormous (we made the mistake of ordering 2 appetisers however they really are to share!), the staff are so friendly and the restaurant is spacious but really homely. The food is also great value, especially with such... 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: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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