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“nice location, bad food!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Smile Restaurant

Smile Restaurant
96/18 Moo 3, Kamala-Patong Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
+66076385515
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Ranked #30 of 95 Restaurants in Kamala
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Best, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“nice location, bad food!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

the king prawns in front looked delicious, but getting them served they were tasteless and dry. A pity, because restaurant ' smile' on the Kamala beach looked very promising. We also ordered two prawns each and got three instead. Of course we were charged for the weight.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good beach front restaurant in Kamala”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Smile is one of the furthest restaurants as you walk north along the beach front. We had a very pleasant meal here and the BBQ prawns were very good. You can choose the seafood you want which was laid out on ice and looked very fresh. Good selection of dishes overall including Thai and European. The service was welcoming and reasonably quick. The only downside was that most of the other diners were smoking but can't blame the restaurant for this and they did move us to a table upwind!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Decent beach food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Had the same dish, cashew chicken, several times, and each time it was different - in taste, ingredients, and portion size. Different cooks? Generally OK beach food, competitive prices.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“be certain to visit smiles all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

from the moment you are greeted with a smile from the friendly staff until you leave with a smile because of the service ,food ,drink and the location of dining right on the shoreline of beautiful Kamala Beach .This little restaurant punches way above it's weight with authentic Thai food and fresh seafood cooked on a bbq or to how you wish it to be eaten , a must go to place if you are in the vicinity of Kamala . The friendliness of the staff is unparralled especially Cherry and Deng whose smiles will light up your day

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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