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“Terrible Place, lousy Service”
Review of Kin Dee Restaurant

Kin Dee Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Mai Khao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 produce from the village where Kin Dee located and Phuket area. Open from 1030 hrs - 2200 hrs. 15 Minute drive from Phuket airport. Under 5 min 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.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This place is awful, the limosine guy recommended us wrongly that this place is good for food!
It was shabby, totally lack basic cleaning, even tables are dusty, full of bugs and mosq bitting you while you having your dinner!
The staffs here just never know some very basic service politeness or courtesy. I'm not talking about 5 star hotel standard but a basic manner while serving and taking orders and response to your request the like. This place is just my 1st and the last!

Thank Phillip T
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14111978, Owner at Kin Dee Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

Sawasdee Kha,

Firstly, this review really hurts. We do clean and make sure that the place is clean. We use bamboo table which is really rustic and that maybe make you feel not clean. Some guests say it's look yesterday but mainly people like the rustic feel and this is local Thai style furniture. We know the heart of restaurant is cleaning and we really do our job on that. If you can see from some review they explain how clean the place is and we proud of that. Open air restaurant is open also for mosquitoes. We always put mosquitoes coil under the table and put the bug spray on the table. We spray the whole area and nearby on 15 days basis. Thailand is a tropical country. There are mosquitoes but it's not that bad. We love our guests very much that how our family make a living by serving our guests.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

It's different, located near the bridge and built on silts facing a swampy area it has rustic charm. We had the place almost to ourselves during the evening we was there, with a local Thai family coming in as we was leaving so hard to say what the service is really like when its busy.
The food which is the main reason to be here was in my opinion hit and miss. We ordered the crab cakes, chicken wings, fried rice, mixed veggies with oyster sauce, a duck stir fry dish i can't recall the name and a chicken massaman curry. The crab cakes was floury we felt and a bit bland without the dipping sauce. The chicken wings, rice, veggies was standard Thai fare, the duck was a bit dry but the curry was tasty.
It's a good alternative to have if you are staying in the area and are bored of the resort food and the restaurants at turtle village but the rave reviews it gets is baffling really, its just your standard Thai restaurant but in a rustic setting.

Thank 5_O
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

ate in restaurant whilst staying at renaissance, the food was superb and so much cheaper than eating in hotel, it was so good we got them to deliver to hotel a few nights later again.
restaurant provides mosquito spray as its in middle of jungle on stilts, overall great experience

Thank CelticBhoy81
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This place was ok, but not better than the beach hut style restaurants you can find anywhere. Not worth the taxi ride.

Thank 08282013
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14111978, Owner at Kin Dee Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Firstly, Thank you for supporting local business. We also do free food delivery to hotels around Mai Khao area. We've been trying to cook good food and we sure to be good enough.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We have either eaten or had a delivery from this restaurant for 4 evenings out of 12 and we have 2 nights to go! I decided to review this restaurant before going home as we have received excellent food with great service on all occasions.

Kin Dee runs a delivery service to our hotel, each time the order has arrived speedily and has worked out much cheaper than eating in the hotel's restaurants. As a tip when ordering delivery, it is worth checking the price as payment is made in cash also do advise the restaurant if change is required.

When we visited the restaurant we found the atmosphere to be novel, as it was on stilts and gave the impression of eating in a tree house! The staff were attentive without being overbearing. Even thou it was a hot evening there were a number of fans available and under each table was a mosquito coil, as someone who has been bitten frequently this trip by Mosquitos, none took a nibble that night!

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Thank Elizabeth D
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