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“Just what we wanted” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Kitchen Restaurant Kata Beach & Thai Cooking Class

The Kitchen Restaurant Kata Beach & Thai Cooking Class
Ranked #15 of 148 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Kitchen Restaurant, Kata Beach is a great place to grab a bite to eat, while enjoying our one of a kind open kitchen atmosphere. We offer great service and even better food. You can order traditional Thai food, or go with a cheeseburger if you like. Come check us out, a good dinner, we in the kitchen restaurant has a wide selection of the one that suits both before, during and after dinner! We also offer free pickup in the Kata-Karon area, So give us a call if your in the area and we will come pick you up! A warm welcome to the kitchen restaurant!
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just what we wanted”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We checked out trip advisor and thought we would give the kitchen a crack.
They picked us up from our resort which was great and drove us to the restaurant.
Basically a tin shed with a kitchen and a bar it was fantastic.
We enjoyed our meals big tasty and value for money along with our delicious cocktails.
You could see the place was very much family ran and we loved the atmosphere.
Thanks for having us. Was delicious!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

The atmosphere was quirky and more fun than most other Kata eateries and the service was quick and efficient. cocktails were good and reasonably priced.
the food was ok,fresh and good portion size but as with all the other restaurants in Kata the food was bland and not traditional flavours,unlike the food on the streets. Our local Thai restaurants in Wellington serve better flavoured food

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janet K
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5 reviews
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“Disappointed.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

After reading this was the #1 Thai restaurant in kata beach we decided to try it out for dinner on our first night.
Upon arrival the atmosphere was a bit more up beat that the more traditional Thai eateries and we were served and seated quickly.
The staff gave us a lot of room before deciding it was time to check of we were ready to order - a vast contrast to the attentive Thai service we had been recieving all day.
We ordered the pineapple rice - great presentation but did not seem like Thai flavours to us, the pad Thai - was good, always is and the duck red curry - spicy for a mild (but that could be our European taste buds) + some strange additions, grapes and apple (again could be the taste buds).
The drinks menu was also lacking any fancy cocktail specials which left the four of us solely disappointed and sipping fizzy.
After the meal the service did not improve, the PLASTIC plates were not cleared and the bill not offered until asked for.
All up I can see this could be a good place but it seems like standards have started to slip.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Having read all the great reviews of this eatery, I viewed the one recent negative one somewhat sceptically thinking possibly just a disgruntled customer. Unfortunately my family and I ate there last night and all of us are ill; the children more than the adults probably because we are seasoned travellers with a cast iron constitution. We found the service lovely, and the food good value but not great, and certainly not genuine Thai. I can see why the average Aussie would be quite happy, as it is certainly like the food at home but much cheaper and in a great atmosphere. However there is possibly a problem with either food handling hygiene or food quality. It wasn't obvious while dining, but then it seldom is.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Drsusanf
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Somkid, Owner at The Kitchen Restaurant Kata Beach & Thai Cooking Class, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Thank you for come dining with The kitchen kata beach
My don't know the reason for the kitchen to be number one. But we try to give tourist and our customer enjoying and come back feeling good foods and Kata Beach. This beach that i love.
We want you understand with local restaurant and friendly service. you can find many choice in kata beach restaurant. But many place so expensive and Average.
chai
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Kata Beach, Thailand
1 review
“Great Service , Great Food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had a party of 11 (3 generations of one family) and there was not one person unhappy with their food. We ordered a variety of dishes , the prices were reasonable and the food was very fresh and authentic. The staff were friendly and after dinner the restaurant delivered us back to our hotel free of charge. It really is a hidden diamond. We will definitely be returning before we depart , a positive experience for all.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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