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China Inn Cafe

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20 Thalang Road, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 356 239
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Plymouth, UK
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an accidental find at Thalong Road, Old Phuket Town, it has very unimpressive front being an old house at one time, but as you go to the back court yard and fine ding area with fans made 60+ years ago and romantic seating and very good food, it is place to go and sit and relax and not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great menu, lousy service. Waited over half an hour to get to place an order, stuffed chicken wings arrived over half an hour later. Things from a deep fryer should be hot when served. These were tepid, though still tasty. Must have been sitting around in the kitchen for a while. Getting the check was another marathon, finally arrived as... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I love this part of Phuket Town. After a stroll along Thalang Rd, we came across this Cafe/restaurant. What a gorgeous building this is. The service is average however the Thai food is sensational and the prices so reasonable. Well worth stopping in for coffee & cake, snack or meal.

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Thank SheldaM
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe for lunch. They have nice outdoor shaded seating at the back. We chose to eat here for the special set meals, which were delicious. Great value for 150thb. Flavour some and tasty thai currys, would recommend.

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Thank berryandshaun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited China Inn for lunch. The ambience is truly charming, the garden is lovely. However, the service is slow and the waiters are not really welcoming. Food is OK. Definitely worth visiting for coffee or juice!

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Thank Ekaterina S
Oulu, Finland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant because it had a good review in a Finnish travel guide. It was nice to eat in the little garden after spending hours in heavy traffic. We ordered typical Thai foods, but unfortunately quality was not great. Tom Yum was average, and shrimps wrapped in noodles was... Pad Thai was nice, and fried rice also.

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Singapore, Singapore
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were walking along Thalang during lunch time when we stumbled upon this quaint cafe in old house. We decided to give it a try and we were pleasantly surprised that the good was very good. We ordered fried rice, prawn cake and pomelo salad and they were delicious especially the pomelo salad. The house is very much like those... More 

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were first taken to China Inn by friends who raved about it. We were suitably impressed, especially a couple of dishes that came recommended. The court-yard setting is rather splendid. Our second visit, however, was an embarrassment. This time I had my parents with me who had flown over from the UK for my birthday. We had high expectations... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful courtyard restaurant. Amazing atmosphere, excellent food and service. Plus owner was so charming and welcoming. Conde Nast Traveller was right - not to be missed! John and Mary, London.

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Sydney, Australia
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

How lovely is this oasis away from the heat. It was lovely sitting in the back garden area. Service was good and the portions of meals quite generous, mind you they charge nearly double compared to other restaurants along the strip. Treat yourself and chill in the wonderful well thought out garden courtyard.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Chinese, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Thalang Road, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Phuket Town
  • Phone Number: +66 76 356 239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?