We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Execllent food, bland atmosphere”

Deepavali Indian Restaurant - Bangtao Place
Ranked #110 of 385 Restaurants in Thalang District
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Indian, Thai, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at Deepavali, whichever location you choose. Each restaurant is a little different but with a common theme and consistently high standards. You may be one of our many, and often returning guests living here in Phuket; or here for a vacation in this tropical paradise. Let our chefs and staff pamper your tastebuds. You will not be sorry!!
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Execllent food, bland atmosphere”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

The food is cooked by a talented Indian Chef and is very good and plentiful, and reasonably priced. That is the only reason for going.

The tabels are too close, the decor is minimalist and bland, and - together with the staff and horrid music - Deepavali makes no attempt to be Indian in any way at all, which is a great shame as the food is tasty and authentic.

So go if you want delicious Indian food and don't care about the rest of the experience

  • Visited November 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank peterpig888
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DEEPAVALI R, Manager at Deepavali Indian Restaurant - Bangtao Place, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
Dear Sir / Madame.
The 'Deepavali Restaurant' is under new Management and before you placed your add we already had plans to add attractive plants around the Restaurant, rearrange the seating area, add Indian mellow music and generally make the Restaurant area more guest friendly.

Only today we have added numerous plants around the Restaurant area and by tomorrow we will have the music ready to play in the back-ground. Then it's just the case of adding a, more visible, sign out-side the Restaurant and keeping the standard up. I invite you to return to see the changes in the near future.

Thank you for you review and for visiting our Restaurant.

Best Wishes,

Deepavali Restaurant
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Best Restaurant And Bar In Bang Tao / Laguna”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

Just to let everyone know that we had a really great Indian meal @ the Deepavali Restaurant and then had a few drinks in the Lounge bar next door.

Well recommended!!!

  • Visited November 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Paul R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great food and facilities”
Reviewed September 30, 2011

The Indian food is first class, resonable prices, good parking and the adjoining sports bar which is part of the same group make for very enjoyable nights out.

  • Visited September 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Paul W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Far and away best Indian restaurant on Phuket”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

I visited this restaurant 3 weeks ago with my wife and friends including the former British High Commissioner to Bangladesh. Being a lover of Indian food and having tried every one on Phuket this is quite simply a class apart. Decor is extremely tasteful and you also have the option to sit outside and enjoy the sport at the adjacent Lounge sports bar. However it is the food that sets this place apart. My friend who spent several years in bangladesh described it as the best Indian food he has had anywhere in Asia since moving from there a few years ago. Excellent selection of perfectly cooked dahls and breads complement great curries. I sampled prawn tikka marsala which was not actually on the menu and the very large prawns were cooked to perfection in a perfectly spiced sauce which was exactly to the heat I requested. No shortage of options for vegetarians either which is something of rarity here.

  • Visited August 2011
    • Service
    • Food
Thank junk1e
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Deepavali Indian Restaurant - Bangtao Place also viewed

Choeng Thale, Thalang District
Choeng Thale, Thalang District

Been to Deepavali Indian Restaurant - Bangtao Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing