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Yin Yang

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Chalok Baan Khao, Ko Tao, Thailand
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great thai

We were staying in the area for the week to do some diving. This place is one of the best thai food restaurants we visited in the gulf islands. All of their curries were fantastic. We spent many meals here over the span of the week so we had an opportunity to try them all. Mango shakes definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were staying in the area for the week to do some diving. This place is one of the best thai food restaurants we visited in the gulf islands. All of their curries were fantastic. We spent many meals here over the span of the week so we had an opportunity to try them all. Mango shakes definitely hit the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

They have Thai Food but also Western food for tourists who need a taste of home. The prices are good, the tastes as well and the portions too. The personal however doesn't speak to customers at all. They were not friendly and often gave me and my brother a weird look, like they thought we were a couple and they... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wow! What a place, my simple message to everyone is " you have got to eat here! ". Everything is perfect! The service is warm and friendly, the food is prepared with the freshest ingredients and presented with the highest level of love and care! It is a clear indication that the owner Aey is a natural born Chef, having... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Based on other reviews we had seen, we decided to give this place a try. It was a bit of a distance from where we were staying, but we wanted to check out some of the beautiful beaches situated close to the restaurant, so made a day of it. It is a small unassuming place, which is nicely decorated with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Friendly staff with a high level of English, fresh ingredients, generous portions, the clientele are westerners and the spice levels aim at the clients tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The best we had in Thailand. Pad Thai was spot on and they are very amenable to different dietary requirements.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We've returned to Yin Yang twice now, just to try different dishes - it's our favorite restaurant on the island so far. The outdoor setting with the many plants and incense set under the table is a great atmosphere, especially on a rainy summer night, and the food is nicely portioned, very fresh, and spicy. The smells alone that come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We ate here a number of times while staying in the bay. Food was always fresh, ample quantity and tasty - the chicken massaman was a particular favourite. Prices not excessive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I honestly feel bad for those who found their best thai meals here. We ordered the red curry and the tom yam. The curry was oddly sweet, almost like yellow package curry (?) with broccoli, cauliflower and huge chunks of pepper as its main ingredients. The quality of the beef was below par (gritty) and some of the rice was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed on the road to Chalok bay and this was one of the restaurants which was closest to us. Having eaten here on our first night we had no hesitation in returning twice more for well-cooked and tasty Thai food. The Massaman curry here was a particular favourite. Prices were reasonable and apart from a couple of minor blips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chalok Baan Khao, Ko Tao, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Tao

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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