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“Great Thai food, cheap, quick service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Onion

Red Onion
486 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Ranked #33 of 158 Restaurants in Karon
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night
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“Great Thai food, cheap, quick service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food at red onion is great. We went early each time and we were seated immediately. The service was mostly quick (although sometimes a bit abrupt depending on who it was). Cannot fault the food at all, everything was fantastic. We thought the cocktails were very reasonably priced as well.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“NYE disappointment!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a nice evening here visiting as a group, the food is very good and excellent value. We would agree with other reviewers that the service is slow and the staff took a while to cheer up! The manger took a booking from us that evening for NYE for 15 people, even discussing with us the table set up. It was therefore a shock to arrive at the restaurant to find it closed! Very odd.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Unusual !!!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Had a strange time at this restaurant with our waiter/waitress being very very rude and not happy to have a bit of friendly banter. He seemed more interested in how hot we wanted our food .. It was HOT but good. Chatted to the rest of the staff after and they were great, including the boss. So we booked a table for NYE at 8.30pm. But when we got there on the big evening, all 15 of us... It was shut !!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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“Statement from a frequent visitor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Yes, the type of staff and their behaviour ist special to the most of us. And yes, the furniture is definitly on the functional side and not chic or very comfortable. BUT, there is a good reason why there is a waiting line at dinner time each and every day! The food is very tasty and very cheap. So best value for price. We can only rate the Thai food but we have been there about 30 times in the last four years. Try the fresh fish and compare (by price and taste) with any other restaurant in Southern Phuket! So, if you want to get a very good impression about Thai food with low prices, line up! ;-)
Or go at 6pm and after 9pm, respectively.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not worth the wait”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Back again after a year....after having a wide variety of thai food on frequent thailand trips - its not worth the wait for a table. Service is horrible - there is no service. They are so busy - just trying to get people in and out quickly. Food is definately very cheap - entrees 70 baht and up. Shakes 45 baht. Very reasonable prices. Food is good. (I prefer my curries more thicker.) Ordered a variety of dishes - spring rolls,chicken satay, masaman curry, red curry, ginger beef, coconut soup. Four of us with drinks - total was 750 baht.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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