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Cook Kai

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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Very nice restaurant food very good, service excellent. Price of food average price same as many places in Thailand. They have a trip adviser award up on the wall for 2012. We actually went to Cook - Kai in klong nin beach, There are two restaurants on the island with the same name The decore of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
frankansue
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice restaurant food very good, service excellent. Price of food average price same as many places in Thailand. They have a trip adviser award up on the wall for 2012. We actually went to Cook - Kai in klong nin beach, There are two restaurants on the island with the same name The decore of the restaurant is bamboo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited Cook Kai on two occasions this year, having visited last year as well. They have extended the restaurant and it is about twice the size that it used to be, but fortunately it has not affected the service, which is good and efficient. The main thing is that the food is very tasty, the menu is extensive and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We ate at Cook Kai several times during our short stay on Koh Lanta. The food is very good and the spring rolls some of the best we've had. We had a regrettable last experience with the Pad Thai though that was very sweet, reddish in color and very greasy, quite unlike the Pad Thai we'd eaten in other places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really open and ambient atmosphere, with great space and a great Thai look. The food was astounding and my Thai Partner loved everything we ordered. a total recommend for those visiting the island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Once we ate there, we stayed. So delicious, lovely personnel, correct prices and with large smile. A must once you come to Kohlanta.

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Marathon, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

In my dinning experience I found the food ok, my meal was very oily with large almost whole cloves of garlic. The wait staff is great and should be commended for their smiles and efficiency but the food is just ok.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ko lanta isn’t the biggest island, so finding decent places to eat is a must, and Cook-kai is on that list. A lovely family run business on the south west coast of Lanta, serving all the traditional and some international dishes with great staff to accommodate. Lovely handmade furniture and a history which is worth a read, should be a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food's pretty good here and the portions are pretty sizable too. Only con is that it's a bit expensive. But it's open in the low season and rather late by thai standards (until 10pm).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Been there for dinner and it was very good. Atmosphere is good. Service was good. Cold beer. We eat fried prow and fried squid for starter and 2 Thai soups. Perfect Tom Yang soup. 2 beer and 1 iced tea. 800b. U$24. Medium high price for Lanta. Food was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

No doubt this place was one of our favourite on our 3 week long stay on the island. Delicious thai food with good sized portions. This place comes highly recomended!

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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, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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