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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a few meals here during my time on Ko Lipe. It’s on the main drag, but seems not to get as much business as the more expensive, Westernised places elsewhere. The food is great, very reasonably priced, and the service is speedy and...friendly. You really can’t go wrong. If you’re anything like me, you’ll end up dining here every day, knowing you’ll get a quality meal.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

Visited Tonkow twice during our stay on Ko Lipe. Evening meals were excellent! We tried many dishes and couldn’t fault them at all! Masaman chicken house special was delicious. Tom yum hot pot was delicious, great range of vegetarian dishes and other dishes can easily...be made vegetarian. Friendly staff! Make sure you come here at least once! (Oh yeah the prawns in red curry sauce were amazing)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

The massaman is top 5 sooo damn Nice and good taste, the chicken falls apart when u touche ut ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

In the 20 years I've been visiting Thailand I can honestly say that the food in this restaurant is awesome. We have visited several times and all the meals are delicious. The standout for me was the fried prawn in red curry. It is the...best meal I have ever tasted. I'm going back for more today and wish I could take the kitchen staff home with me. All credit to all the staffMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Best food in Koh Lipe! The pork gyozas, the king prawns, the kale with crispy pork. All delicious. Quick service even though the restaurant was full. Very kind hosts. Very clean restaurant

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Delicious food and kind service. Been here a few times! We usually have satay, pad thai, panang curry but there is much more to choose!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

The place was so good that we needed to go back for another dinner! Food and service amazing, prices very cheap. We saw that many people went there more then once after trying. Best food of Koh Lipe, go for Panang curry!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

The best green curry and morning glory we tasted in Koh Lipe. Very nice spice harmony and good atmosphere. Highly recommend.❤️

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Fabulous food. Busy and therefore understanding that we waited 15 mins for a table- but so worth it We ordered too much food- so beware! Tempura prawns (came as six large items) Spring roll- again- easy serving two Two steamed rice and two chicken penang...curry Food was so delicious and well worth the money- not at all expensive. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

I visited this restaurant twice on my own 2 days in a row as my husband was unwell and resting.I was made to feel welcome by the English owner and his lovely wife.I had prawn madman curry the first day , and a seafood stir...fry the second with a bottle of water.one meal and drink was 190 Byatt the second 240. great value and very tasty .It’s a small restaurant and has water puppets on the walls ( reminded me of Vietnam where I saw water puppet show). Definitely visit this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

We saw the great reviews and came. And we agree! The food was delicious, the service was friendly and excellent, the classic rock soundtrack was just right, and the prices were totally reasonable. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Both the food and the service are top notch and for sure the best we've had on Koh Lipe! Quality ingredients freshly prepared by a skilled and experienced chef Eaid, served by lovely staff. So pleased we found Tonkow just whilst strolling around the island...and without reading any reviews in advance. No idea how anyone could give this restaurant less than a five star review! We absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing your kindness and your delicious food with us Eaid, Juh and Rich!🙏❤️More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

We saw that Tonkow was highly rated on trip advisor so thought it was worth a visit and we were not disappointed. Only a small restaurant but very reasonably priced and the food is excellent. My wife had a chicken and cashew nut stir fry...dish which she loved and my chicken green curry was amazing. You need to try this place and we will be back before we leave Kho Lipe without a doubt. ps I believe the massaman curry is also very nice.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

WOW WOW what a good food, the Massaman chicken slow cooked is AMAZING the best one i have ever had. We love this place

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023

Just off the final crossroads of Walking Street is this quaint little spot, serving up some really delicious food. We enjoyed delightful prawn tempura and a panang curry. The curry was to western tastes, so we asked for some extra chilli which really hit the...spot. Good value prices too, coupled with very friendly service. They also sell traditional handricraft souvvenirs such as shadow puppets and small bags. A really lovely place.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Tonkow Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4