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Cook Kai

Certificate of Excellence
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Klong Nin Road, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Bucks, UK
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136 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really liked the open air setting of the restaurant, very casual, fun and friendly service. We were a group of 12 and they managed to get all but one of our main courses out to the table together. The massaman curry, pad thai, tom yum goong and in particular the seafood dishes we ordered were delicious, with a tendency... More 

Thank Bobsiej1
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food ruined by the poor service, wait too long for a menu/the bill/plates to be cleared, even after asking.. shame

Thank jamieb91
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well thanks to the awful weather, we chose to eat at the relatively new Cook Kai as it is directly opposite our hotel (the Twin Lotus). We've been in Thailand for 2 weeks now, this was without a doubt the best food we've eaten. We had chicken satay to start, a pad Thai, and the highlight the red curry soup... More 

Thank David P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well-seasoned, well presented, courteous personnel, cozy surroundings. We had the massaman curry and penang curry, and the som tam (papaya salad), all delicious. Saw some reviews complaining about bad pizza's (???). When in Rome, eat like the Romans.

Thank Marco K
St Albans, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for an evening meal whilst in Ko Lanta. We were a little concerned on arrival that it was really quiet (never the best for a restaurant) but we quickly forgot that! The food was excellent (barracuda penang especially nice!) and the service fantastic. Really nice setting and would recommend if you're in Ko Lanta, it was one of... More 

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Nassjo, Sweden
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the center of Saladan near the see.Very clean , english speaking workers, fantasic food and a speciell childrens corner.Professionell workers.

Thank helsto2016
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Order anything and you won't be disappointed. Loved the Tom yum shrimp soup. Sticky rice with mango and coconut cream is a must!

Thank Mansi D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in Thailand for a week we both agreed this was the best Thai food we've had so far. Portions are plentiful and food is very fresh. I had the Tom Yum soup to start which had about 10 big prawns in, delicious spicy broth and lots of vegetables. This would easily be a meal in itself but being... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed excellent food and excellent service. Food was delicious and plentiful with a big variety. Fresh fish and specials were enjoyed and delicious.

Thank Joll_es49
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 

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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, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?