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Sugar and Spice - Casa del Sol Kata Beach
Price range: $1 - $11
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We're at the end of Soi Casa del Sol (a large hotel) in Kata Beach, across from Club Med, behind Buffalo Steakhouse, about 50 meters from the main road. A traditional Thai restaurant located in the heart of Kata Beach. Surprisingly, it's difficult to find 'real' Thai food in Kata any longer, much of it is over priced and watered down. The concept of Sugar and Spice is good Thai food, the way we Thai people eat it, sold at a price that is affordable. We serve all your favorites, and special orders are welcome. We also have some Western food for those feeling a little homesick and wanting comfort food after a few days of eating Thai.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner last night. Wasn't expecting anything outstanding as aesthetically it wasn't much. However, staff were lovely and friendly and it was quite busy which is always a good sign. We both ordered appetisers to share. We got spring rolls and cajun wedges. I have to say both delicious. We both ordered a Panang curry then, one with beef and the other with seafood. Both mouth watering. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Also ended up to be as cheap as its rivals and also had complimentary wifi. Will be returning soon

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Ohn_Phuke, Owner at Sugar and Spice - Casa del Sol Kata Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for your nice review, and we're very happy you came to visit us and very happy you enjoyed our simple meals.

Best wishes,

Ohn
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Shanghai, China
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163 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great casual dining”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

The restaurant was able to cater for our 40+ group of travellers from China. They pre-prepared the food and helped keep things organized with the students. The food portions were a good size and the price was great, much more reasonable than some of the other places in Kata Beach. There are a number of dishes, both Thai and western for those with a desire to eat food from their homes, but their Thai cooking was excellent.
The restaurant is a little hard to find, but once you know where it is it is worth the bother. Staff speak quite good english.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Gary M
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Ohn_Phuke, Owner at Sugar and Spice - Casa del Sol Kata Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Hi, and thanks for your review. It was very enjoyable working with your group and it was fun to see if we could actually do it! See you next time you're in Phuket!

Best wishes,

John
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Dubai
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate there once for dinner and we were delighted with the place, the food and the service all at an affordable price in Kata beach.
We would definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank gpan1980
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Ohn_Phuke, Owner at Sugar and Spice - Casa del Sol Kata Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for your kind review, so happy you enjoyed yourselves. See you next time!

Best wishes,

Ohn
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the local feel and authentic Thai food”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Sugar & Spice has a locals-favorite feel to it, with great food and good prices. It's an open-air restaurant just off the beaten path, and is a great place for authentic Thai food. We ate there twice in our short stay in Kata Beach. The staff was great about substitutions or special diet requests. The staff is pretty stand-offish; they don't check up on you often or bring you your check without prompting, but they are quick to respond when asked. It is a small restaurant with limited seating, and they don't take reservations, so plan to arrive by about 7 pm to avoid a wait. It is cash-only, so be prepared.

If you enjoy living the local life while touring other countries, this is a great place to start.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Janelle O
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Ohn_Phuke, Owner at Sugar and Spice - Casa del Sol Kata Beach, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank you for your very nice review and we're glad you came by two times.

Yes, some people are irritated by the Thai way of not bothering guests during meals, where the guests have to ask for the check or if they would like more food, etc. We in Thailand feel it's the polite way of doing things, and I try and train my staff to keep looking around the room and then responding quickly when our guests need something.

We think it's better than the "supersize me" approach of Western restaurants, and I'm glad you agree! :-)

Best wishes,

Ohn
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shanghai
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Authentic, unpretentious, tasty Thai food”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went here because of the reviews and in particular the honesty of the replies the owner gave reviewers. We ended up going twice and weren't at all disappointed. The food is good quality Thai, washed down with cold Singha beer and we had a lovely chat to the charming owner. A meal for two with 5 or six beers cost around 1100 Baht. HAving eaten at Mom Tri's and The Boathouse also on this trip, we enjoyed Sugar & Spice more - very different experience but overall thought the food was tastier and left with bigger smiles.

Visited March 2014
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Ohn_Phuke, Owner at Sugar and Spice - Casa del Sol Kata Beach, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank you for your very nice review! Wow, comparing Sugar and Spice to Mom Tri's, well, that's a bit over the top but we like it! Maybe Mom Tri will come down and sample my food. Tee hee. :-)

Wonderful to have you back any time you're in town!

Best wishes,

Ohn
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