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“Disgusting”
Review of Red Onion

Red Onion
Ranked #48 of 371 Restaurants in Karon
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Family run restaurant serving Thai Cuisine prepared in traditional style, especially fresh seafood. Some western dishes are available, too. Specialty is duck prepared in various kinds.
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just so you are aware, on the table next to us a lady finished her soup and there was a huge cockroach in the bottom of the bowl, disgusting, we left immediately it made us feel sick

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1  Thank Steven W
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Reviews were right, food is delish here! No wonder people are waiting for a table outside. Everything is fresh.We ordered the pad thai which is the best ive tried by the way, tom yum and satay. Chicken satay was tender and flavorful so is the tom yum! Really yum yum!this resto is highly recommended if you're in Karon area!

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Thank Lyka J
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Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Ok so the food is great and the value for money is even better. Ordered a drink of alcohol, entree and main for about $10 Australian!
Takes a while to be seated as it is a very busy and popular restaurant.
The staff are ok. Not the friendliest bunch I met there but still understand orders and that's all that matters.
The food was fantastic. The spring rolls are to die for.
I will return!

Thank Teaghannn
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Because the service at the Red Onion is the rudest, least accommodating, that you'll find anywhere in Thailand (or anywhere in east Asia . . . for that matter.)

The food, arguably has it's better and worse moments. It's probably a more a matter of personal preference than strictly a good or bad thing in and of itself. But having eaten there several times over the past 7 years (I agree completely with most of the negativity expressed in these reviews about the nature of the service). The arrogance of the wait staff at The Red Onion has become legendary.

I'm sitting at my hotel in Karon Beach Phuket at the moment, and have I already decided NOT to cue up at The Red Onion this evening. It's just that tonight I don't feel like reliving the Soup Kitchen experience from the old Seinfeld TV re-run. (American TV-watchers, you know exactly what I mean!)

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2  Thank zekekomjathy
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you like abuse with your mediocre food then go here. I feel sorry for the buffoons who go here because of the line up. Its time to wake up, there are plenty of great restaurants with servers who care for you. Had dinner there last night and suffered through the abuse of the manager and waiters, don't know why we didn't get up and leave. Will never return, the menu is limited, the food is fair and the prices about average but there are plenty of other choices in the area. The Red Onion may have been good at one time but I am afraid they are running on a reputation that they do not live up to anymore. In any other situation they would be out of business within a month.

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Thank ecsVancouver_B_C_
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