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Thai on the Island

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U 1 14 the Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1000
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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cowes has a lot of good places to eat. On impulse I decided to try Thai on the Island. Order was taken quickly and service to outside table overlooking the beach was quick and efficient. The Duck Curry, which I ordered with rice, was superb. Enhanced by lychee - yum! Hose white wine was fine.

Thank jgfMelbourne
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food but terrible service, wouldn't go back there due to how bad the service was, but we did have a nice view while we ate

Thank Michael A
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a moderately busy night with the family. Guy at the counter seemed nice but was going through the motions. Lady taking orders (owner) seemed even more uninterested and was quite abrupt to anyone she took orders from. Food was average and to be honest have had a lot better for a lot less. Sorely lacking any real variety... More 

Thank mfo1901
Melbourne, Australia
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260 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great find with friendly staff. Food tastes good. Although not a large restaurant there are tables both indoors and outside. Look forward to going back.

Thank taqueeney
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thunderstorm and flash floods couldn't keep this place from filling up. Packed to the rafters and 45 min wait for tables. NOT a bad thing. We were walk-ins after all. Shows how popular this little restaurant is. With 5yo and 1yo in tow, we decided to do take-away instead. Now understand why this has the reputation for best Thai on... More 

Thank Erin H
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a big lover of Thai food and the food here is amazing!! And possibly the best I have ever had- including eating in Thailand! We have a house in Phillip Island and I always look forward to coming- even just for the Thai food from Thai on the island! Do yourself a favor and try it- and if... More 

Thank Ayshilin V
Cowes, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

if you want good fresh no fuss authentic Thai food then you must try Thai On The Island, I live here and eat at Thai on the Island at least once a week. very fresh and good value

Thank Zencra
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The lady at the counter is so rude and inpatient. After we ordered, she even asked us stayed outside waiting for food as we asked for take away. To be honest, this is our first time go there, also the last time.

Thank Mia W
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner before seeing the penguin parade and the staff where super friendly, seated us straight away and very prompt with our meal. The food was very tasty.

Thank Laurie13b
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had dinner here the food was tasty and large serving size, and the staff were very nice. This is not a fancy place but a great option for Thai in Cows


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 14 the Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1000

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