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“Good but not as good as next door.”

Moon Smile & Platoo
Ranked #6 of 623 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Hampshire, UK
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good but not as good as next door.”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We came here one evening but it was full so we went to he restaurant next door (onn onn corner). The following night we arrived earlier and managed to get a table. The food was good and the prices were the same as next door, however I felt that Onn Onn Corner was just a little better. I say this for a few reasons - the menu there included colour pictures of the dishes, the food came out piping hot and we were not hurried out once we had finished eating. This restaurant is a victim of its own success and as there is always a queue of people at the front waiting, it gives the impression that you need to hurry and leave so they can use the table.

Visited July 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great authentic thai good.”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Ordered a few signature dishes all is great but Phat Thai is not so great. Overall great dining experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Truly yummy food and friendly people”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had the seafood sizzle and crab meat red Thai curry. It was all truly delicious, and with a choice of how spicy you like it. Also very reasonably priced which is an added bonus.

Visited July 2013
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Phuket, Thailand
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Simply the best Thai food EVER!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I live in Thailand and I of course eat a lot of delicious Thai food but Moon Smile and Platoo in Hua Hin is amazing.

The restaurant is tiny only seating about 24 people at a time on three long tables that poke out onto the sidewalk. It seems you can never just walk in and get a table as it is always packed but the wait was only about 10 minutes on the two occasions I went there. Having to wait is obviously a good sign especially when many of the other Thai restaurants close by are empty or half full at best.

The food is created by 4 women crammed into a 3m x 4m kitchen which is surprisingly immaculate given the amount of food they serve.

The service is very friendly, efficient and quick. As for the food..it is just faultless. The chicken with Thai peppers and mountains of fried garlic is heaven, We had 8 different dishes with beer and the three of us could not finish the food. Only 1000 baht ($30).

If you visit Hua Hin and want really good Thai food go and find this place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One of my favourite places to eat in Hua Hin”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Have eaten in a lot of places in Hua Hin and this is without doubt one of my absolute favourites. You can sum it up in one sentence: No frills, great food & fantastic value.

It's basically a street-side restaurant, you get a plastic chair, small table but the food is sublime. Anyone giving this restaurant less than 90% is either a food-snob and doesn't know what he's talking about or the owner of a competing restaurant.

One thing i love about this place is that you can see the kitchen (it's only 10m2) and it is SPOTLESS. I always like to take a peek inside the kitchen of a restaurant, even if it is not 'open' to the public and this is cleaner than most. The main dishes range from 100 Baht to around 350 Baht, a bargain! You might have to wait a while for a table though, it's usually packed.

Don't expect fancy stuff, just plain good Thai dishes. Try the Garlic-pepper chicken or the Red chicken curry. Hmmmmm....Going back tonight!

  • Visited July 2013
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