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“Big disappointment if you're a lover of Thai food!”
Review of Cinnamon Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

Cinnamon Restaurant & Lounge
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were excited to find out from Tripadvisor that there was a good restaurant near Centara West Sands, where we were staying. We were getting really tired of the hotel food there and was glad to hear about a restaurant serving Thai food that was within walking distance.

The walk out there was fun - It was a 10 minute walk with our 3 children and we saw chickens, oxen, exotic roadkill (snake, lizard, etc.) It was an educational experience for our 1.5 year old twin and our 4 year old girl. We were pleasantly surprised at the decor of the restaurant - it looked like we had walked into someone's house. There were comfortable sofas, chairs, armchairs, as well as tables. We ordered our favorite dishes and were eagerly awaiting the food.

The food was so disappointing that I am compelled to write this review the moment I returned to our villa. Everything we ordered was bland and uninteresting. The items were ordered were Tom Yam Goong with Coconut Cream, Linda's chicken wings, Morning glory with oyster sauce, Pad Thai, Mango Salad and Yum Woon Sen (Spicy Seafood Noodle Salad). Literally every dish we tasted made us cringe. There was nothing of the Thai flavors that we love. Nothing was spicy, or sweet or salty - it was just bland. The Tom Yum was passable, but that was about it. We left more than half of the food uneaten and my kids simply refused to take more than 3 bites. It's hard to go wrong with Mango Salad, but they managed to make even that bland.

Perhaps if you have truly western taste buds and consider Black Pepper spicy, than you might enjoy the "thai" food here. But if you are truly a Thai food lover and like your food flavorful, then please give this place a pass. They even charged 5% service charge to add insult to injury!!

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1  Thank ArtemisX
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The food was very good thai food at average prices in a fresh restaurant. A good option to the hotel restaurants in the area.

2  Thank Anders F
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We were staying at the Centara resort and there is nothing really on the main road other than a few local shops, so this place was a nice surprise. The setting is perfect, very clean with books, magazines and games to keep the kids amused. Food was very tasty and nicely presented, we will be going back.

4  Thank DubaiCurly
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

This restaurant is a gem, the food was delightful a little more expensive than your normal roadside or beach dining, 900 baht for 3 main meals and 3 beers ( not too bad really). The bathrooms are impecable. Service was excellant and locals ate there, usually a good sign, we were staying at the Centara West Sands Resort & Villas it is an easy 10 minute walk if that. Highly reccommend Cinnamon Restaurant..

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3  Thank KylieToole
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

November, 15,16,17,18,19 2012

We are staying at Centara resort not far away from Cinnamon .We go take a dinner at the cinnamon restaurant everynight . They have a excelent deep fried fist , and my girlfriend was crazy about specie fried squid , the chef make it special for her , she love it very much ! and we drink smothies in the afternoon , specialy the coconut smothies , fresh from the own garden I love it so much and the durian smothies also , the best in Phuket . and they have a good , nice easy listening music( relaxe ), EROS RAMAZZOTTI . We will back again next year , Great, Thom & Kamolluk

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3  Thank Thom H
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