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“Yum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of KaiBella

KaiBella
Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #18 of 49 restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This little place serves hearty, fresh real Thai food. Large portions and friendly Canadian owner who does all the cooking. It's tucked into a little mall alley so it might be tricky to find.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Leitrim, Ireland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great presentation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Nicely presented dishes and with a great kick of spices, had level three and that was hot. Seating and areas a bit like a fast food place but once you try their food you forget all that.

Visited November 2012
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Playa Samara
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Untouched for flavor & presentation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you're ready to get off of the beach and have a nice dinner in town, shuffle on in to KaiBella for a real surprise. Living in Samara, we are fortunate to have many great restaurants, but when we are looking for an explosion of flavors, KaiBella is at the top of the list. She now has a full bar and great wines to compliment her great food!

Visited November 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fresh and Tasty!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The food takes a while to get because they are preparing everything fresh. Down to shaving the carrots that garnish the plates just before they bring it out. Bella the owner adds even more spice to and already spicy place. Enjoy!!

Visited August 2012
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Niagara Peninsula, ON
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mmmmmm!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The food here was great. It's all fresh produce made on demand so you do have to wait a bit for your food, but it was worth it!

Visited October 2012
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