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Cook Kai

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$$ - $$$
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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Antarctica
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Food's pretty good here and the portions are pretty sizable too. Only con is that it's a bit expensive. But it's open in the low season and rather late by thai standards (until 10pm).

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Thank wanderingdaysareover
Guangzhou, China
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Been there for dinner and it was very good. Atmosphere is good. Service was good. Cold beer. We eat fried prow and fried squid for starter and 2 Thai soups. Perfect Tom Yang soup. 2 beer and 1 iced tea. 800b. U$24. Medium high price for Lanta. Food was worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

No doubt this place was one of our favourite on our 3 week long stay on the island. Delicious thai food with good sized portions. This place comes highly recomended!

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Thank Nore101
wales
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

The food is delicious and the service is great. We ate there several time during our stay at the near by Sri Lanta. It was our favourite place close by the the hotel.

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Thank tourist77
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

This was a great restaurant just off of Long Beach, very big and whilst myself and a friend visited during the 'shoulder season' the restaurant was busy. The Thai green curry was lovely and the spring rolls the best I've had in Thailand (not greasy at all)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

Cook Kai is situated on the road just back from Klong Nin beach. It is a family run Thai restaurant serving all the usual Thai dishes and importantly also serves a very drinkable house white wine. The hot pan dishes especially sizzling prawns with cucumber,pineapple,baby corn and mushrooms are certainly worth a try. The staff are extremely friendly and speak... More 

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Thank John J
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Cook Kai requires a short walk down the Klong Nin Road from from some of the hotels, but both the food and service reward you. The tempura prawns appetizer is by far my favorite. The red curry in coconut milk, fried squid, fried barracuda in sweet and sour sauce as well as prawns with young vegetables are examples of dishes... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Family came here for dinner and were very impressed with the quality and authenticity of the thai dishes on offer. I have eaten many meals all over the country and this is definitely a stand out. The squid in garlic and pepper alongside the massaman curry are delicious dishes. The restaurant itself is a nice setting to eat as it... More 

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Thank Seth B B
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Good quality & tasty... Very friendly staff... A bit Pricy for tha area... But worth a try ... But very clean compared to others... Its a good one , try it

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Binghamton, New York
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We came for dinner one day, then again for breakfast and dinner the next day. It was that good. The food is very reasonably priced and everything we ate was delicious. We have lived in Thailand for 3 years and always seek out the best Thai food. The tofu in garlic sauce was great, as well as the Gang Pa,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?