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Cook Kai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Berkshire
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The location shown on TripAdvisor map is wrong, this is a large restaurant that totally disappointed us the Hawaiian Pizza I ordered was the worst food I've been given in a whole month of traveling in Thailand it reminded me of a Tesco Value pizza except it cost £7.00 yes £7.00 waisted! the base was sweet & uneatable disgusting processed... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, service ok. Nothing too memorable, but worth going if you are staying near by. Fun detail was that you have to take your shoos off when entering the restaurant.

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Thank Anna K
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating in this place many times for breakfast or lunch and I've never been disappointed. Amazing food and service and lovely atmosphere. More than decent prices. One of the best restaurants in Lanta. Highly recommended.

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Thank Valentina L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large open air restaurant I think part of a small local chain ( of at least 2 places) where they all wear the corporate T shirt etc. However the food was adequately cooked and the service good which made for an enjoyable evening. Worth a visit but the food is unlikely to make a lasting impression

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Bucks, UK
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We really liked the open air setting of the restaurant, very casual, fun and friendly service. We were a group of 12 and they managed to get all but one of our main courses out to the table together. The massaman curry, pad thai, tom yum goong and in particular the seafood dishes we ordered were delicious, with a tendency... More 

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watford
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Great food ruined by the poor service, wait too long for a menu/the bill/plates to be cleared, even after asking.. shame

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Thank jamieb91
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Well thanks to the awful weather, we chose to eat at the relatively new Cook Kai as it is directly opposite our hotel (the Twin Lotus). We've been in Thailand for 2 weeks now, this was without a doubt the best food we've eaten. We had chicken satay to start, a pad Thai, and the highlight the red curry soup... More 

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Thank David P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Well-seasoned, well presented, courteous personnel, cozy surroundings. We had the massaman curry and penang curry, and the som tam (papaya salad), all delicious. Saw some reviews complaining about bad pizza's (???). When in Rome, eat like the Romans.

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Thank Marco K
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We visited for an evening meal whilst in Ko Lanta. We were a little concerned on arrival that it was really quiet (never the best for a restaurant) but we quickly forgot that! The food was excellent (barracuda penang especially nice!) and the service fantastic. Really nice setting and would recommend if you're in Ko Lanta, it was one of... More 

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Nassjo, Sweden
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

In the center of Saladan near the see.Very clean , english speaking workers, fantasic food and a speciell childrens corner.Professionell workers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?