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“Highly Recommended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of China Inn Cafe

China Inn Cafe
20 Thalang Road, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 356239
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Ranked #110 of 889 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
upminster
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Looked up this restaurant via a Thailand guide book. Fortunately, although the guide book is a little dated, the China Inn is still there. We had a very good meal in excellent surroundings. Service was impeccable.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bali, Indonesia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“Surprised by the good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have walked passed this place countless time, even took a peek inside. It is a beautifully restored Chinese shop house on Thalang road.

But for some reason or other I never ate here, I thought it was just a pretty place and that the food was average. Mistake.

So I had lunch there today and I was surprised at how good and tasty the Penang curry was, really excellent and with melt in your mouth duck. Prices are a bit higher than at other places but the location is special.

The patio is a great place to seat down and take a rest, great place I will be back for sure to try more dishes!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“One of my favorite restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Thai Food is my favorite cuisine and this restaurant delivers impeccable food at a very fair price. China Inn Cafe is a lovely old shophouse, which has been carefully renovated in traditional style. There is a beautiful little garden filled with orchids. The food is of the highest quality and beautifully presented . Service is excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manila, Philippines
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food but a bit pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I had visited this place once when we got to Phuket Old Town (April 2012). We really intended to eat on this resto brought by curiosity as we read a lot of reviews about it. The food is really great, one of my favorites are the pad thai and the mango salad. Their Tom Yum is not the typical one I used to try in other resto / country. Their Tom Yum is sour & tasteful but not spicy. Even if its a bit pricey, I will still come back and order my favorite dishes. The resto's ambience is quiet nice, there's a little garden area and on the front door you'll see displays of some souvenir items they are selling (really not connected with the resto's good food).

The food is worth a try and must come-back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thalang
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35 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Absolutely Charming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I visited this place with a friend who has been here before.It is really quiant with ots of nik naks around.We ate in a lovely covered outside area,the service ,food and ambience was amazing.Its a little Gem and I will definately be visiting again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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