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“Great meal, great place”

Kob Thai Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 190 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 3 - USD 18
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A very quiet setting , in the nature , 600 meters from the center of Lamai ( in the street of Coco Splash Water park), well isolated tables ( under wooden salas), and a small cute swimming pool. A very authentic thai food ( let's try our thai discovering menu , with 8 dishes to share for 2).Very romantic atmosphere at night.
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Very good food, dishes cooked to order. The place looks great too; great, intimate setting setting for a romantic dinner, or great for family lunch too (they have a nice little pool, kids can run in the garden etc.).

The owner is super nice and came to chat with us a few times. And his mother-in-law is the boss in the kitchen! Had a great night overall.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Delicious food.... service was also great. The owner Stephan makes sure you feel at home
Beer was served the way it should be, with a nice chilled mug!
I recommend the mixed Thai snack appetizer but everything we ate was delicious

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant base on Tripadvisor review. Over 800 great reviews. Lots of insects on the table. Among 4 dishes, only two dishes are alright. Which are papaya salad and crispy pork. Green curry is too watery and the crab meat is too mashy. Not impressive as what all the reviews mentioned.

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stephane v, Propriétaire at Kob Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello ladies
Thank you for your comment. I am sorry for your dissatisfaction, although I find your comment very unfair. The Kob Thai restaurant is an outdoor restaurant, which allows you to eat in the middle of nature, quietly. As everywhere in Thailand, there are sometimes some mosquitoes (sprays are provided free on all our tables, and all our huts / salas have fans). The night you came, there were indeed some insects. These insects, totally harmless are called Ephemeroptera. They appear less than 5 days a year, are very numerous, but live only a few hours. Which explains their name which means ephemeral. The evening you came, we offered you to change the table, because many of our tables have no insect, 2 or 3 tables only, including yours, have very rarely these Ephemeroptera for one or two hours. You refused to change the table !!! We explained to you what these insects were and that their life duration is very short, and you told us that you understood and accepted this phenomenon. All this to write an unfair comment in our backs. So it seems that it would be better in the future if you only eat in restaurants, sanitized, with air conditioning. At KOB Thai Restaurant, we are happy to stay in touch with the real nature. As for the dishes you have eaten, no customer reviews of the 1147 reviews have ever criticized our crab or our green curry. We are happy that you enjoyed your 2 other dishes ( pork garlic, papaya salad) .Do you really think that some insects and 2 dishes not impressive deserve the rating of 1 out of 5 ??. Everyone will judge who is fair or unfair. Best regards. Stéphane

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

great thai food in lamai,i was really surprise with the quality of the plate i try at Kob,massaman chicken was great and the service kind too the waiters and the french owner was very friendly all the time

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Having been told about The Kob Restaurant I decided to try it with my girlfriend.
On arriving there we naturally assumed that we would be dining in one of the nicely decorated and illuminated bamboo huts. There were only a few customers dining at this time and the majority of the huts were empty. It was meant to be a special evening for the two of us as we were nearing the end of our holiday. We were told that we could not occupy a hut as there were only two of us dining. Instead we were placed at a small table in the centre of the grounds which was illuminated by a hand torch. The reasoning behind this policy was that the huts should be available 'just in case' a party of 4 or more should want to dine. Guess what - the huts remained empty throughout our stay that evening.
So what was meant to be a romantic evening for the pair of us fizzled out to nothing more than eating a mediocre meal by torchlight.
I certainly do not recommend this restaurant if you want to dine as a couple, and I will not be going there again.

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Thank ChrisfromSussex
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Stephane B, Propriétaire at Kob Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear Chris
Thank you for your comment that I find very unfair. At Kob Thai Restaurant, we have 5 tables under huts for 1 to 4 people, and we have 4 large tables, under huts for 4 to 9 people. And we have 2 tables outside in the garden by the pool. You came , 2 people at 6.30 pm and left at 7.30 pm. For your information, on April 4th, the day you came, at 8.30 pm, our restaurant was full, and we had to refuse 2 tables of 2 people. When you arrived, all 5 tables under a hut for 1-4 people were booked, and 2 large tables were booked too. We keep the large tables free in case groups ( from 4 to 9 people) arrive without having booked, until 8.30 pm, then we give these big tables to customers regardless of their number. Moreover, I remember very well going to see you, and having explained to you that we had a lot of reservations, and you did not complain at all to me. Is it hard to understand that a couple arriving at 6.30 pm can not have a table for 8 people, while a table for 2 (outside is free)? What will think a group of 8 people who comes to us and who sees that a table for 8-9 is occupied by a couple, while a table for 2 people is unoccupied ??? It's just a matter of common sense, and 2 customers, not selfish, can understand that it's illogical enough to occupy a large table planned for 4 to 9 people, when they arrive very early, at 6.30 pm, and when most of the tables are alreday booked. Your table for 2 was outside, with a candle, in a garden, and by the pool, I do not think this is a hell. Moreover, in high season, our 2 tables outside are always busy and we have never had any complaints. As for your meal, you have eaten the following dishes: mix thai snack, large shrimp and chicken with cashew nuts. These 3 dishes are always appreciated by our customers. You judge your meal mediocre, and I let readers read other reviews about the quality of our Thai cuisine. You've been disappointed not to be sitting under a hut,it is a pitty , but it's not an objective reason to criticize everything so unfairly. Best regards. Stephane.

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