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“great food even better Host” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kin Dee Restaurant

Kin Dee Restaurant
71/6 Mu 5 Hin Look Diew Village | Mai Khao Thalang Phuket, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 82 814 8482
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Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Mai Khao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Kin Dee is a small, local,standalone, hideaway family restaurant at Mai Khao run by 2008 Thailand's culinary champion. We serve local Phuket cuisine, Live seafood, Ancient Thai cuisine is just added on the menu. Vegetarian, kid menus,cocktails, Thai wine, Main produces from the village where Kin Dee located and Phuket area. Open from 1030 hrs-2200 hrs. 15 Minutes drive from Phuket airport.Under 5 mins. To drive from Renaissance, Sala, JW Marriott, Anantara villa, Anantara vacation club, and Marriott Mai Khao.
Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great food even better Host”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Found great reviews online about this restaurant so we visited the restaurant for some great local Thai food, and that is what we got, set in a lush setting amongst the trees the menu was packed with lots of options, the cocktails were good.
I really enjoyed the soft shell crab entrée, for the main course we ordered the signature dish whole fish deep fried with 4 sauces, it was fantastic. The Olive rice was even better.
Would highly recommend a visit to Kin Dee if you're staying in the Mai Khao area.

Visited September 2013
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“A rare find in Mai Khao”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A little bit hard to find, but it has a nice restaurant setting. friendly waiters and enough space for kids to roam around.

We tried the chicken wing...yummy! and the seafood fried rice which is good for local fare.

But its a bit pricey consider that it a bit out of the way but definitely cheaper than the hotels!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“rustic Thai romance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a small laid back rustic restaurant built above the mangroves. Lovely view of the river and forest during the day whilst at night lanterns add a sense of romance. It is a laid back sort of place with excellent food & friendly helpful staff who seem to care about the food they are serving. A must for any dinner: the restaurant's special whole fried fish. Mosquito coils under the tables add an additional sense of being in the bush; and whilst insects were not a problem on the two occasions I visited, recommend that you take your own bug spray.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Friendly, relaxed and great value for real Thai local food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We ate at kin dee restaurant twice on our visit to Phuket and was pleasantly suprised. Very friendly staff, great prices, great food all very close to our hotel. If you want authentic Thai food without the resort prices then this is the place for you. It has a casual open air atmosphere, and we also meet the friendliest cat.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very authentic Phuket/Thai food from gifted local chef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Amazing authentic Thai food just minutes from the JW Marriott Phuket. Very small family run off the main road down a dirt road - a very local non-fancy open-air dining. Chef/owner Pinnapa Ton was my instructor 5 years ago at the Ginja Thai cooking class in the JW. The hotel valet will arrange a taxi return for 500bht.

The Phuket curry is very authentic an very spicy/hot - as in Thai-hot. That's the way I like it. I won the award for "Spiciest Chef" in her cooking class after all. Recommend the crab cakes, signature whole fried fish (deboned) and the Phuket curry

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