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Riverside Restaurant

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Haad Surin Soi 8 | Cherng Talay, Bang Tao Beach, Choeng Thale, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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+66 81 606 5561
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went after reading so many good reviews and they are totally spot on! Staff are friendly, there are lots of toys and ride on cars for toddlers and babies to play with, which was a nice touch. Prices are reasonable, 90 bht for large change. We had a yummy red chicken curry, young kale in oyster sauce and prawns... More 

Thank Joanna M
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was very busy when we arrived (always a good sign) but we were seated promptly. It's a very casual place run by a local family. Menu is mostly Thai with a few western dishes (pasta mostly). We had Thai dishes and the food was excellent, very fresh and full of flavour. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Flo345
lancashire, england
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49 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a family this week and were very impressed with the welcome, the food and, especially, the service. The food was top quality, tasty and authentic. The service was exceptional - nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended!

Thank oldvole
Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rich and flavourful dishes. Nice and casual, worth the ride or the walk to get there. Food is typical Thai and sets high expectations. We got there two times and regretted not to visit more. Staff is friendly and with good advice.

Thank gamera06400
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic small Thai family restaurant with authentic cuisine. Everything is cooked to order so don't be in a hurry. The service is slow but the food is worth the wait. We ordered some of the classic Stir Fried Basil with Chicken, Papaya Salad, Stir Fried Rice with Squid and some Tom Yum Gong. Price is very reasonable.

Thank 880brieb
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best local food we had during our recent holiday. Huge menu, with everything you would expect or want. Were able to accommodate starters and mains arriving when they should, which is rare. All very much enjoyed the dishes we had. When the heavens opened during dinner, they even took us the short distance back to our hotel. That's... More 

Thank Simon P
Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have travelled a considerable amount of Thailand and Phuket is not my favourite place but the riverside is a little gem, amazingly fresh authentic local food. Go early or late on but shuts at 10pm. All freshly cooked and piping hot.

Thank RickA992001
Stockholm County, Sweden
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner twice at this restaurant. Been there before at previous travel. Good thai kitchen, spicy IF you like. The seafood is very good.

Thank Johan N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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262 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Roadside authentic Thai food. Always tasty always cheap. Family all love this place. Not fine dining and near busy road.

Thank astropig
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant tonight. I really don't know what the fuss is about. It took almost an hour for our food to arrive. Half an hour for our drinks (fresh coconut) to arrive. The taste of the food was just average. We have had much better Thai food elsewhere. We have been to Thailand 4... More 

Thank celine_sernlin

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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 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haad Surin Soi 8 | Cherng Talay, Bang Tao Beach, Choeng Thale, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Thalang District  >  Choeng Thale  >  Bang Tao Beach
  • Phone Number: +66 81 606 5561

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