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“Gourmet local Thai food”
Review of Kin Dee Restaurant

Kin Dee Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Mai Khao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Wichita Falls, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Gourmet local Thai food”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

There were 4 of us who shared the "dinner for 4 persons". Each dish was so good we wanted more, although the portions are more than generous. We had dishes we've never heard of but really enjoyed, such as the banana flower and the pepper leaf. Can't go wrong with any dish here.

Visited December 2012
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“Thai food as it was ment to be”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Try their famose chopped chicken basil or the massaman curry with chicken. It is really top dishes:) Very pleasent staff and top service. Nice surroundings - a real peal:)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good value”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Hard to choose - although the waitress said our choices were good. We ordered a few dishes between us and, because the portions were so huge, we were concerned that they had ordered a double portion of everything - they assured us they hadn't!

Visited January 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We enjoyed the whole experience dining at Kin Dee. The setting is rustic but picturesque and we only had a couple mosquito bites that is quite remarkable for dining at dusk in a Mangrove swamp.

The service was very good and friendly. The quality of the food was excellent and reasonably priced when compared to similar establishments in Phuket. I have no experience with other areas of Thailand so can not compare prices compared to the rest of the nation.

Our favorites were the Tom Yum soup and the whole fish - their specialty.

We are here for another week and Kin Dee will likely be the first place that we will visit for a second dinner.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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116 reviews
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“Tourist Trap”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not worth trying, food quality is not good at all. But in that area, it's certainly much cheaper than eating at one of the hotels.

Visited January 2013
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14111978, Owner at Kin Dee Restaurant, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Fisrtly, Thank you very much for supporting local business, you've distribute your money to locals and families in our village. I really use the review to improve the business as we really care customers oipnion. As this review is really short, mentioning the quality of the food not good at all and the topic was tourist trap. Kin Dee is a small family run restaurant. The only way to keep us servive in this isolated areas is the food. We try our best to survive and to keep our customers to come back. We do sure that the quality of the food is good enogh to please people. If you study from reviews which written by customers you will see over 82 percents give us excellent. Anyway I feel sorry for you that you seems unhappy.
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