Kin Dee Restaurant

Kin Dee Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
Kin Dee is a small, local, standalone hideaway family restaurant at Mai Khao run by 2008 Thailand's culinary champion and her sister. We serve local Phuket cuisine, live seafood, ancient Thai cuisine is just added on the menu. Vegetarian, kid menus, cocktails, Thai wine, main produce from the village where Kin Dee located and Phuket area. Open from 1030 hrs - 2200 hrs. 15 Minute drive from Phuket airport. Under 5 min to drive from Renaissance, Sala, JW Marriott, Anantara villa, Anantara vacation club, Marriott Mai Khao. Around 20 mins to drive from Aleenta, Mai Khao dream Natai.
CUISINES
Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,407 reviews
Excellent
904
Very good
351
Average
108
Poor
26
Terrible
18
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jeff C
Canada33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Excellent authentic Thai cuisine here in a clean, well decorated restaurant. A "Win" (the server) suggestion of the crab meat curry and we "win" having tried this tasty dish but that wasn't the end. The chef came out from the kitchen to see how we enjoyed the dishes. With that she described the dessert menu which we could not refuse. We selected the Mango and sticky rice dessert with coconut ice cream. This was different that other restaurants that we tried as it was made with a combination of green mango (sour) with the sticky rice and coconut ice cream (both which were sweet) along with slices of Mango. Glad we selected this as the combination was delicious. I can see how several of the reviewers returned to Kin Dee for a second time. Hopefully we too will have a chance before leaving Phuket.
Written 8 January 2020
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Glen S
Dubai220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
Best Thai food we've ever eaten is a bold claim but one I stand by and testament to this is the fact we've eaten here three out of the last five days! We originally came to Kin Dee back in 2014 and immediately fell in love with it. The restaurant then felt like it was in the back yard of a local Thai home and the meals authentically cooked as if by and for family. I recall much like this trip we ate there on repeated days, the meals were stunning and the service charming so we just kept coming back. Fast forward and seven years later we're back almost to the literal day. The restaurant has moved a few doors down and is more modern but the menu hasn't changed one bit (we were told it hadn't changed in nine years!) Nor should it as the food is incredible. I read another post stating the English menu has higher pricing to the Thai version which if true is disappointing (please fix that) but with that being said the pricing is still incredibly reasonable. We ate five or six dishes for approx 1600 baht which is like $50. They were all amazing. On our final night we decided to order the lobster and it was to die for! Still very reasonable (1 kg was 2500 baht and fed both of us!). Also highly recommend the tiger prawns and Tom yum soup (creamy). It's five minutes away from JW Marriott, Anantara and Renaissance in Mai Khao and is of our favourite restaurants anywhere in the world, so thankful to be back as part of the Phuket Sandbox program. Just hope it's not another seven years before we make it back again!
Written 29 July 2021
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AdrianmwH
Phuket55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
You are made to feel welcome the moment you arrive at this rural restaurant in the far north of Phuket. The staff are charming and helpful and the service is very good. We have visited three times so far, each time choosing different dishes, some suggested by the lovely Poy, and have not been disappointed. Lovely fresh produce, well cooked and speedily delivered at a reasonable cost. We will be back !
Written 3 August 2022
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MohitSeth
Hong Kong26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Very disappointing! We have been to KinDee in earlier visits and had an average to good experience. This time was significantly different. We reserved via our hotel for 9 people and were told that the pick up and drop facility is no longer available. When we got there the restaurant denied all knowledge of our booking and arranged a ramshackle of two tables to accommodate us in a cramped corner of the inside hall. It took forever for someone to serve us inspite of incessant follow up and requests. The worst bit was the food, which was tasteless, came in the wrong order, and made us want to leave as soon as possible. Also took sick the next day, part of which I attribute to the bad food at kin dee the previous night. Avoidable!
Written 2 January 2020
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14111978
Dear Sir, Sawasdee kha, I am terribly sorry about you experience. As you know our service has been o.k. to good since you last experiences with us. We cannot offer shuttle service which will be the best for the business. We will do that if we can but we have conflicts with local drivers and we need to stop the service within a month. The last shuttle service offered around 20 months ago. I have no excuse with all of the mistakes that we did but you know that we are very sorry. We will try hard to keep it good. When you have a bad service from the beginning that may cause so many bad things after that. We fail to give a good service on a busy night that you visit and we hope that you may kind enough to give people second chance. I know it will be long and you may not visit again.We will be wating. The best karma in Buddhist is forgiving and we hope to have that from you. Please accept my sincere apology. Best Regards, Ton
Written 4 January 2020
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Guillaume
Bangkok31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
We visited Kin Dee as we were staying at JW Marriott nearby. After following the Michelin Guide recommendations on where to eat for our meals, we realized that Kin Dee completely deserves featuring in the red guide. We visited the restaurant twice since it was so good and both visits were a gustative pleasure. We sampled a few local favorites (Crab Curry, Pork Belly Stew...) which the kitchen nailed: bold and rich flavors yet subtle enough. The execution shows the kitchen has nailed these recipes and master their cooking. Every dish we ordered was a winner. One disappointment: foreigners get given an English menu on arrival which only contains the usual Thai food dishes served at most restaurants catering to them. Thais, however, receive an expanded menu with Phuketian dishes and other delicious treats. Why not offer foreigners full access to your menu and introduce them to the wonderful food we enjoyed? Had it not been for my Thai partner, I would not have known about the dishes I ended up ordering and loving. Also, please fix your pricing. It is unacceptable that the English menu displays higher prices than the Thai menu.
Written 20 April 2021
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AnGr2013
Luxembourg City451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
We grew tired of the pricey and boring resort food quickly and figured we get twice the flavor for half the price (cab fare included) by eating here. Fairly swift service, affordable, delicious local food. The squid with garlic and pepper sauce of the Massaman Chicken, so delightful. They also have a kids menu with non Thai dishes for young eaters.
Written 24 April 2022
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berilac
Singapore110 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Disappointing. We come to Phuket every year before Covid and this is our first time back. In the past, we always ask for delivery by Kindee and everytime it is the same experience- our first meal of prawns will not be fresh and when we feedback, we are told that they will do something for the next order. This time, the same thing happened. I'm not doing this anymore especially when I have informed them that I would like to have fresh prawns when I ordered. Really disappointed with this experience.
Written 16 June 2022
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JJN29
Royal Tunbridge Wells270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Kin Dee was a recommendation from someone we met at the hotel who has been a regular in this part of Phuket for the past 16 years. What a recommendation this turned out to be; I think we went there five or six times during our 15 night stay. Prawns on Pepper Leaves, fabulous clams, and some of the best Thai curries we have ever had. There were still vast swathes of the extensive menu that remained untried, but looked really good. Prices are incredibly reasonable. Service is generally good and improves if you become a temporary regular. It's an absolute 'must go' if you are staying in Mai Khao.
Written 4 February 2022
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Peter B
Leuven301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
Excellent seafood and different crab dishes. Do try the crab meat in cocnut broth, served with noodles in a basket. Staff speaks English very well and place is popular with tourist and the locals.
Written 5 March 2022
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207zuzanah
Stockholm10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
This restaurant is great not only for food but also has a very nice seating outside, full of orchids of different kinds. We were ordering delivery lunches from there - Staying at JW Marriott, it was much cheaper than to eat at the hotel. Delivery over 500 baht is for free, they deliver to you security gate, send the menu and confirm the bill over whatsapp. Finally we wanted to see the place itself as well, and we were not disappointed. Totally worth the taxi fare from the hotel - we went there for dinner two evenings - what an amazing food. The owner greeted us as "old friends" due to our lunch orders ;).
Written 7 December 2023
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Nigel D
Edinburgh172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
This is by far the best food and Thai food for the price in Mai Khao. The place is busy with well-to-do local Thai visitors so you will need to book. As a former MasterChef contestant, I loved this place. All the food is all freshly made and lots of fresh fish too. Apart from the Marriott Ginga restaurant, all the others we tasted felt like bought in pastes and not freshly made. We ate at the Kin Dee 3 out of 8 nights it was that special. The food it is well priced. Two of us had a starter and main each, with a large beer each and one bottle of wine between two and it cost £55 or $60. From the Marriott, it costs 500 TBhat for a taxi round trip (there and back) so £12.50 or $14. The decor is nothing special but the food is great and Staff are friendly. We were here 12 years ago and the chef comes from an impressive background and she is still there. She ran the main Thai restaurant in the Marriott then left to start the Kin Dee. She then won the national all Thai cooking contest in 2008/9. Well worth a visit and the locals think so too.
Written 12 April 2023
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Emma
Sydney20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
I have been to Phuket for five trips and dined at Kin Dee Restaurant at least once each time... it offers glorious food - authentic Thai, the staff pleasant and it's great value for money. The family run restaurant has evolved over the years and is no longer chairs on a hillside, but offers many tables overseen by beautiful orchids - it's worth a visit just to be surrounded by such beauty. It can be hard to find as the restaurant is a local gem, a short drive from Mai Khao Beach and the associated resorts, but a gem worth finding. It's often busy, particularly in the evenings, so it might be worth making a booking.
Written 1 March 2023
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Nidhipon T.
Bangkok48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 family
We picked this restaurant just because it was not far from our hotel and we wanted a simple dinner. However, everything turned out great! The staff were so friendly and helpful, food were very tasty and the prices were reasonable. It was so good so that we decided to come back one more time before flying home. Taste and spicy level can be adjusted to your preference. Strongly recommended dishes are Crab meat curry served with thin rice noodle, fried shrimp in passion fruit sauce, stir-fried Hokkian noodle, stir-fried glass vermicelli with crispy dried shrimp, deep fried fish with young kaffir lime leaves, and their special dessert in syrup, pineapples ice-cream
Written 4 February 2021
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Zoomooooo
Kuala Lumpur312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
Restaurant near Anantara Mai Khao. We had a quick lunch in the restaurant and the food was great. Staff are friendly and polite. Clams, prawns, tomyam soup are a must to order in the restaurant. We requested for a non spicy steamed fish for my son and the fish was fresh and nice! Do give it a try if you are in Mai Khao.
Written 25 December 2022
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Andrew K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
What an incredible experience. Not only did our meal provide an authentic Thai flavour, the kindness, professionalism and care of the staff made our dining experience one to remember. Highly recommend this cozy, friendly and welcoming restaurant to anyone looking for real food from real people.
Written 23 December 2022
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