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“Consistently good”
Review of Tatonka

Tatonka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
2 reviews
“Consistently good”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

This is Laguna's best family restaurant and has become our second home for dining in Phuket. Chef Harold is a warm and engaging host and the Siam Chicken is worth a couple of Michelin stars. The Tapas starters are a "must have".

Visited August 2013
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91 reviews
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“Great tapas”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Really cool restaurant with super grazing menu. We chose not to have a main but just shared starters. All were great. The chef/owner is very friendly , giving this restaurant a lovely atmosphere. If you are staying on the Laguna complex they will send a car.

Visited August 2013
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Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Food.”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The food was very tasty and nicely presented. Service was very good. The outside air restaurant is a welcome change to all the air conditioned restaurants. The resident cat was most charming and friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Refreshingly a bit different to other restaurants in the Laguna area”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Been to Tatonkas maybe 10 times and have never been disapointed. Small restaurant where youcan see the chefs cooking and where you have a few different choices available. A mixture of fish and meats dishes and some vegetarian that are large or small including almost tapas like dishes. Really good steak too. Options for the kids are good too with a special menu that included a small steak dishes. Try it you won't be disapointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“3 nights in a roll....”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We visited Tatonka based on the tripadvisor reviews plus the fact that the restaurant is so close to where we are staying, and it was so good we came 3 nights in a roll in order to drive the different things on the menu! It did not disappoint!
First night, we ordered the larb gai and crab cakes for appetizers and a chicken coated with cashews and fried sticky rice. They were all fantastic!!!!
Second night, we decided to try more of the appetizers and they were all very good, however the duck cigars which is very similar to the Peking duck was missing something. That was my least favorite. We decided to share a main course of green vegetables pasta (with a hint of pesto and green curry), this was to die for!!!! The veggies were perfectly cooked and everything came together in your mouth like little bites of heaven!
Our last night, we have seen from the open kitchen, the making of the Blackened grilled meat and tuna, and decided that we had to try it, so we order the blackened pork tenderloin, taro chips with chili cheese dip and the larb gai as well as our green veggies pasta again. The blackened pork tenderloin was cooked to perfection, juicy, tender and full of flavours! The smashed yams and the Thai style salad that accompanied the dish was absolutely gorgeous and complimented the pork wonderfully! For desserts, we tried the chocolate mousse and banana satay and they were excellent, especially the caramelized bananas!!!! I tried to take pictures of the food, but unfortunately they looked so good, we gobbled everything up before I even had time to grab my camera!!!
As per some reviews mentioned that food comes slowly, well, there was a bit of wait for the main course, but with good company and good conversation, that wasn't a concern for us and if you sit by the open kitchen, you will see that the kitchen staff and chef Schwarz are cooking everything in an orderly frenzy, not to mention that the smell alone will send you to food heaven!
All in all,one of our favorite restaurants ever and the staffs are wonderful and friendly, food awesome and the restaurant decor is really pleasant and I will definitely be back again!!!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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