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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
lovely family run restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
DarrenHalls
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The food is delicious and the service is great. We ate there several time during our stay at the near by Sri Lanta. It was our favourite place close by the the hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This was a great restaurant just off of Long Beach, very big and whilst myself and a friend visited during the 'shoulder season' the restaurant was busy. The Thai green curry was lovely and the spring rolls the best I've had in Thailand (not greasy at all)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Cook Kai is situated on the road just back from Klong Nin beach. It is a family run Thai restaurant serving all the usual Thai dishes and importantly also serves a very drinkable house white wine. The hot pan dishes especially sizzling prawns with cucumber,pineapple,baby corn and mushrooms are certainly worth a try. The staff are extremely friendly and speak... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Cook Kai requires a short walk down the Klong Nin Road from from some of the hotels, but both the food and service reward you. The tempura prawns appetizer is by far my favorite. The red curry in coconut milk, fried squid, fried barracuda in sweet and sour sauce as well as prawns with young vegetables are examples of dishes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Family came here for dinner and were very impressed with the quality and authenticity of the thai dishes on offer. I have eaten many meals all over the country and this is definitely a stand out. The squid in garlic and pepper alongside the massaman curry are delicious dishes. The restaurant itself is a nice setting to eat as it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good quality & tasty... Very friendly staff... A bit Pricy for tha area... But worth a try ... But very clean compared to others... Its a good one , try it

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

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

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