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“Great Local Seafood”
Review of Kin Dee Restaurant

Kin Dee Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 64 Restaurants in Mai Khao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Kin Dee is a small, local,standalone, hideaway family restaurant at Mai Khao run by 2008 Thailand's culinary champion. We serve local Phuket cuisine, Live seafood, Ancient Thai cuisine is just added on the menu. Vegetarian, kid menus,cocktails, Thai wine, Main produces from the village where Kin Dee located and Phuket area. Open from 1030 hrs-2200 hrs. 15 Minutes drive from Phuket airport.Under 5 mins. To drive from Renaissance, Sala, JW Marriott, Anantara villa, Anantara vacation club, Marriott Mai Khao. Around 20 mins to drive from Aleenta, Mai Khao dream Natai
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
“Great Local Seafood”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This restaurant was great of fresh seafood & tasty and very close to hotels in Mai Khao area. Their service was OK and price was reasonable.

Visited September 2012
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Hangzhou, China
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Uncomplicated Thai restaurant”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were staying in Anantara and wanted to dine in local Thai restaurant. Kin Dee was the closest restaurant we did identify. Based on Trip Advisor reviews we did expect pretty good food. We dined here once.

Here the pros and cons
-most food was quite good
-tom yum goong was excellent
-papaya salad with shrimp is good
-shrimp cakes are ok, but bit on dry side
-stir fry squid is good
-prices are ok
-they dropped us back to our hotel free of charge (extra service star for this)

Cons
-fried rice with beef was somehow not tasty
-it took long time to get our chance to make the order
-some foods were slow to arrive
-all customers were tourists
-restaurant is basically a walking distance from nearby hotels, but road is too dangerous for walking, i.e. you need to get a cab (extra 500 baht on top of your dinner bill).

Other: Kin Dee does have delivery service. If you spend 500 baht or above they bring food to your hotel free of charge. This is ideal for folks staying in Marriott & Anantara. Kin Dee does also arrange daily Thai cooking classes (2500 baht per person). Mai Khao is pretty quiet place, so this might be of interest to some.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simple, rustic restaurant serving good Thai food.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife and I ate at this restaurant for the first time tonight after reading the many positive reviews. We found the atmosphere simple, but pleasant, especially after the sun goes down. They serve Thai food with an emphasis on seafood. The food was a bit inconsistent, but overall, it was good. We found the signature whole fried fish with tamarind sauce to be excellent (550 baht). The crab cakes, which had been recommended by others, were disappointing though. The crab crakes were overcooked, and didn't have much taste to them. They weren't bad, but not worth the 250 baht. The fried rice with crab was okay, but a bit oily. Due to the pleasant atmosphere, prompt service and excellent fish, we enjoyed our meal. The prices are reasonable for the area (definitely cheaper than the high-end resorts nearby!), but they are still not cheap by Thai standards. Thus, most of the customers are foreigners.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic local food”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Found this restaurant after searching TA for Mai Khao restaurants to eat outside of the Marriott resorts. The restsurant is open air overlooking the river. We chose a variety of dishes for the kids to share and had the set Kin Dee selection for the two of us. Perfect! Couldn't have asked for better food and the service and atmosphere was great.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Jules H
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good resteraunt”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Food was excellent really tasty fare we had 2 duck meals 1 of the menu and 1 which they put together ,plus the noodles,we had trouble making ourselves understood by the waiter but there was help at hand .its 1 of the closest Thai resteraunts th the Marriott in mai khao just go out the doors ,past turtle village to the crossroads then turn left ,go to the supermarket on the other side of the road and walk about 150 yards .but a taxi will cost about 500 baht and he will wait till you've had your meal

  • Visited September 2012
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