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Cook Kai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Out of the 4 nights that we spent on Koh Lanta, we had dinner at Cook Kai twice! Yes, that's how tasty the food is here. 1. Their staff is courteous and the service is good. 2. We tried the Chicken Noodle Soup, Ginger Chicken and Chicken Salad. Each of these dishes was delicious. We came back the next day... More 

Thank ramangoel
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We quickly figured out there are restaurants in Ko Lanta that are trying to serve up everything - their menu ranging from naan to pizza to phad Thai - that end up doing nothing well. This spot was quick and all of our food was great. We got Tom yum noodle soup, Tom kha gai, and Chinese broccoli with oyster... More 

Thank Erika T
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our favourite restaurant in Koh Lanta. Delicious meals with fair prices. We visited this place almost everyday in our stay. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank LanaTon
Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on a recommendation mentioning high quality of the dishes served there. It is a nicely decorated and spacious restaurant. However, we found the dishes equal to the other local restaurants around which offer those at lower prices. Considering the prices at Cook Kai, it might be worthwhile walking to the beach and having the meal... More 

Thank madulak
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my family, 2 adults and 2 kids. If you don't want to walk to town and is not looking for seafood BBQ, this is a great alternative. They serve traditional Thai food.

Thank Anders S
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cook Kai is a Thai quick food place, a bit like a café. The food is very simple and easy, and prepared quickly. We discovered the main Cook Kai two years ago and liked it so been going ever since, they have now opened a new one which was directly opposite our hotel so very handy for lunchtimes, you can... More 

Thank mattb112
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Really good food with excellent service! Nice clean area with good Wi-fi. If you have children who don't like thaifood, try the clubsandwich or spaghetti . You will eat here more than one time! And it is at a good price!

Thank Kith S
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

On different occasions we've been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it never fails to please. The mango lassies are tall and cool and such a favourite with our kids, they have vowed to have at least 2 per day while we're here! One of the nicest thing about Cook Kai are the lovely family that run the place... More 

Thank Jacki W
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by the hotel we were staying at , very reasonably priced with a wide selection of food , the staff were very polite and attentive, remember all the thia food is very spicy and even when you ask for it to not be spicy it is , well to us it is but to them... More 

Thank Jules M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I had an enjoyable meal at Cook Kai of standard Thai options with good service in a relaxing environment. Prices are fair for being a resort community, and the menu is extensive. The pad kee mow I had was delicious and fresh.

Thank strummin1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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