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Asian, Thai
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Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

Unassuming restaurant but food is fresh, healthy, and delicious. Don’t be put off thinking they are closed (that’s what the hours listings on Trip Advisor indicates). They seem very open. The ambience is cozy and casual. Those that go to healthy restaurants usually because their...partner wants to will be very happy (and so will the partner). We dined at 7 restaurants while in Pai for 5 nights and this was our favorite.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

Me encanta el curry de auyama con tempeh, el lugar es sencillo pero la comida rica y saludable a un precio promedio. I love the pumpkin soup with tempeh is really tasty , all food is really tasty with a lot of options for vegan...and vegetarian people and an affordable price.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, we had curry and pineapple fried rice, my mum had the rice and it was her favourite meal so far, so much so on our last evening in Pai we had to return so she could enjoy it one more time...before leaving beautiful Pai, we wish we had time to fit in the cookery class here because i believe it would of been amazing, cute vibes in the restaurant too nice and chilled with lovely service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

We had a spring roll filled with avocado and salad starter with a nice sesame dipping sauce. Barbara had her (almost) usual Penaeng curry which also had lots of nice vegetables on it. She loved the mixed rice as the back rice was very tasty....My prawn Kao Soi noodles was a tasty dish. We had two large beers in the end as we decided to stay and chill out a bit before we walked back to the market. There are a lot of veggie choices here and also lots of meditation/Buddhist/veggie/yoga retreats advertising on the noticeboard. The staff were perfectly pleasant and very quick and it has an easygoing ambience. The prices were also excellent with all the above costing £8.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Fantastic and cheap Thai food from a very sustainable restaurant that is straight from farm to kitchen! My girlfriend and I are both vegetarian and there was so much to choose from! We had the green papaya pad Thai and the pineapple fried rice with...tofu, both of which were amazing and so cheap in comparison to other places we have eaten in the area! Well worth a visit! You will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Loved that they have a lot of vegetarian options, and it is close to the hotel I stayed. Food is decent and the portions are big, good for sharing if you’re not that hungry.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2019 via mobile

It was our first night in Thailand so we decided that we wanted to have some authentic Thai food. I'm vegetarian, but my partner is not, so we wanted a place with significant options for both, we saw this place had good reviews and we...were not dissappointed! My boyfriend had the pineapple stirfry with chicken and LOVED it, and I had the papaya pad thai with tofu which was also great (although a smaller portion than what my boyfriend recieved). I would definitely recommend this place especially if your party has some vegetarians/vegans.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

The food is excellent. Some of the very best meals I've had in Thailand. Great variety of Thai foods on the menu. Amust go to eat restaurant in Pai.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

This is the perfect place to eat healthy fresh Thai food. It's suitable for vegetarians as lots of veggie dishes on the menu. All the food tastes amazing and is very cheap. The curries are incredible and not too spicy if that suits you. Location...is in the centre of Pai so can easily walk to it.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

The noodles were sat on top of a huge mountain of lettuce - which looks big at first but once you remove the lettuce your literally left with a tinnnnnny portion of noodles. Disappointing! We came here a few times in January, and although the...portions were quite small then, it was just enough to make a satisfying meal.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

This was the lightest and healthiest meal we had during our stay in Pai. We ordered a completely vegetarian/pescatarian meal and the food was good. The papaya Pad Thai was particularly excellent. The juices on offer are also very fresh and tasty. I would recommend...this place, particularly if you are seeking a lighter dinner (though the ‘fresh’ spring rolls are maybe a step too far - they are just little bundles of fairly bland salad). Worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2019 via mobile

Rubbish reheated food, we ordered and the food came literally 1 minute later so definitely wasn't fresh. Noodles came ice cold my smoothie/shake was warm just in a cold glass, I asked for a spicy panang curry it was cool/mild to say the least I...sent the noodles back and they just microwaved them so they came back in one big lump and all stuck together so I said I don't want them and still got charged witch isn't a big issue considering I did order them but I didn't eat any of them. They call it a health food restaurant... No so healthy just microwaving things and reheating them. Oh and fresh spring roll my backside the were horrible I've had better spring rolls back home in Manchester. Awful food!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

Decided to pay a visit as it was close when I looked on tripadvisor. I asked for an ashtray as I’m a smoker but was informed that smoking is outside even though people were smoking in the restaurant next door and the smoke was wafting...through. Not a big problem. I ordered and the food arrived in about 5 minutes which was great. I was a little disappointed with the mango shake. The glass was small and it tasted weak. There’s tea on the menu but they don’t do coffee which is not great for breakfast (in my personal opinion). Everything else was great.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this restaurant and it definitely lived up to this recommendation. The food is lovely, as are the owners Charlie and Lek. After eating here we returned to take the cooking class that Lek runs. The class was one of the...highlights of the trip for me, the class was small with only 5 people and Lek was really friendly and a great teacher. We all had the opportunity to choose three dishes to make and were able to watch and learn from the others making theirs too. Really enjoyed the afternoon!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

This restaurant was recommended to us, and we came for an evening meal. We'd already had lunch so we decided to share a meal. We ordered the Northern Thai Sausage which was mixed in with rice and spices. It was just superb, we actually wished...that we'd ordered our own individual Thai sausage, as it was very tasty. I had a pleasant glass of red wine with it and hubby enjoyed a beer. Service was efficient and our waiter was friendly. Couldn't fault the place.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Charlie & Lek Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5