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AU$8 - AU$31
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European, Asian, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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First came here in 2005 and came every year until COVID. Back to Phuket for first time since 2020 and had to visit Tatonka. Food still brilliant and varied and the staff are still so friendly. Still love it…

Date of visit: April 2024
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Have not been to Tatonka since Covid. Previously was a favourite for our family every Christmas 2005 - 2019. So wonderful to be back. Recognised by staff with the extraordinary and brilliant menu unchanged and as fantastic as ever!!!!! Everyone staying in Laguna should head...here for a truly wonderful meal. The duck cigars are just fabulous and jack fish divine.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been years since we last visited but was definitely as I remembered it a strange fusion which somehow just works. We had the duck pancakes and bruschetta to start both delicious. Followed by the duck bocatini for me which was duck in a red...curry sauce with pasta fabulous and my husband had the Louisiana pizza which he thoroughly enjoyed too all rounded off with ice cream with liquor poured over delicious! Lovely evening and great serviceMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

A wonderful evening, I could have eaten here every night of the holiday. Exquisite food. The starters are a highlight but don’t over indulge before the incredible main courses. Great twist on food style and a credit to the owner and her late husband.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024 via mobile

In spite of the tragic death of the owner Tatonka has maintained its reputation and excellent quality food. Service as always was good we'll be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

We are so terribly sad to hear the devastating news that Harold from Tatonka passed away a month ago in a tragic accident. Having frequented Tatonka for many years we were devastated to hear this news on arrival at the restaurant. We were so sad...not to see him wave from behind the kitchen counter and give us a warm embrace as he always did, so upsetting. We felt we must write this review though and report back that his wonderful team are continuing his great work and delivering execution of dishes as he did with care and precision, which he would be so proud of and I’m sure he’s looking down smiling. If you are in Phuket and looking for a fantastic dining venue then please give the restaurant a try, and if you are a regular then please don’t hesitate to return as Yen his loving wife needs all the back up she can get right now, and the wonderful team want to keep the restaurant operating as it was before in his memory. Fabulous food, great atmosphere, superb service and attention to detail that’s what you get at Tatonka and we are pleased to say it’s still delivering all of these things and more. RIP Harold and let your memory live on with your legacy, you will not be forgotten.❤️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

Tatonka is our favorite restaurant. The food is such a treat, and I will recommend you to take the tapas menu and leave it to the kitchen to choose. That we have done numerous times and never been disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

We had a lovely meal here. Good service and great food. Little pricey but seemed about right for the Laguna area.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

OMG. WOW. We have been to all the local restaurants. This place stands out. We were lucky enough to get a table and we were not disappointed. The sushimi to start was incredible. The mains equally as good. The service was good and staff were...friendly. It’s good to see a packed restaurant (especially here in Laguna) and when you have been you can see why. This would be my number 1 recommendation. Will be coming back for sureMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

What a find. We stumbled across this place having read the reviews online. The place is set back nicely and has a really pleasant feel about it. The ambience was really nice and we were greeted warmly. We decided to have a couple of cocktails...to kick the evening off and then we jumped into ordering from the incredible menu options. We had Duck Cigars, Pomelo Prawns, Calamari Cups, Crab Cakes and some Saigon Beef, and then on the mains we shared a portion of Cajun Pork. The food was excellent- tasty, well presented and well portioned. Only downside was i had no room for desert- which means a return trip is a certainty. Fabulous!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Such ann incredible experience. We found the restaurant searching online. It’s situated just off the bustling boat avenue near Bangtao beach. The menu, cocktails and food was outstanding, the venue and location were perfect and the staff were very attentive. I’m really not surprised this...place has been around for 20+ years. An absolute must if you are in the bangtao area.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Amazing the best ever . 6 stars . Must try I highly recommend. All dishes are very delicious. Steak and tapas are fantastic

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023 via mobile

We had the tapas at the restaurant. The standard of the food was not only very good but also refreshing as the unique menu makes a good change from the typical fare available. Design of the restaurant is also cute. The place kinda reminds me...of Trader’s Vic style. The service was also competent. All in a satisfying dining experience until a fly landed in my wine. I was already partway through my wine but it was still a relatively good amount left considering it was not a generous portion to begin with. I promptly informed the staff/manager and this was the response of the restaurant: “Oh sometimes this happens because of the lights. And also maybe the rainy season.” That was it. Brushed off just like that. No offer to take it off the bill or a discount or at least a partial replacement of the wine. No concept of service recovery. Surprisingly unprofessional for a restaurant of this caliber in the heart of an upscale tourist area.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Unusual restaurant which is mainly outside below a “roof” of vines. Not air conditioned but kept cool by many fans. Interesting menu with a lot of different tapas options as well as mains. Loved the food. The cocktails we had were poor but there is...a descent selection of wines many by the glass. Well worth another visit.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

My wife and I had a fabulous dinner. The menu features tapas - which we thought was a great idea. We chose four different dishes and enjoyed each.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Tatonka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5