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“Delicious food, very friendly and a great atmosphere”
Review of Kwan's Cookery

Kwan's Cookery
Ranked #16 of 292 Restaurants in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food, very friendly and a great atmosphere”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We picked Kwan's place for dinner as it was across the road from our hotel, and it was so good that we went back for lunch the next day! The house special, Khao Soi (egg noodles in a creamy curry with crispy noodles on top), is incredible and comes with an exciting array of additional ingredients to put on top, such as a savoury chilli jam and sour Chinese cabbage. Their banana milkshakes are also very good! However, the best thing about Kwan's is the comfortable, friendly atmosphere that she creates. All guests are greeted with a big smile and she comes to chat to everyone. She also runs cookery classes which look like great fun! I highly recommend Kwan's as an authentic Thai eating experience.

Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food and friendly”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent, especially the whole fish cooked on barbecue. We were given the possibility to chose the fish before it was cook, the products are very fresh, well cooked and the staff is very friendly. We were offered fried banana as dessert, and the total price we paid was very cheap in comparison to other places on the island! Ratio quality vs price is very high!

  • Visited August 2014
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Krabi Province, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious!!!!!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

I stayed at Phutara lanta Resort and Rob the manager told us to go try out Kwan's if we wanted to have the real Thai friendly experience with good sized food portions and we were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by Kwan with a big friendly smile. We were so full and satisfied when we left that we came back every afternoon of our holiday. The candles, the lights and the friendly atmosphere made us feel like staying and sitting around for a long time after each meal and we hadn't had that feeling in other restaurants before.

Visited July 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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159 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Poor breakfast”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I can't say anything about the Thai dishes, but the standard of the western breakfast dishes is very poor. The muesli had a stale taste..it was obvious that it has been sitting somewhere for a long long time. Baht 180 for a cup of watery instant coffee and that sort of muesli wasn't a steal either. I was lucky that I found the delightful German bakery on my 2nd morning.

Visited August 2014
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“Best Thai food we have had.”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our diner here. Best Thai food we have tasted. We let them choose 4 different dished. Very friendly staff. Big smile.

  • Visited August 2014
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