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The Som Tum Restaurant - Mama Cooking

Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“snapper” (2 reviews)
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really lovely food - recommend the massaman curry and the spring rolls. They give you complementary watermelon after. The wait is at least 45 mins though so don't go expecting instant food. It's worth the wait and really good value.

Thank Cheshireraven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice home cooked food. Good range of choices. Friendly service but watch the bill as sometimes it isn't quite right. But given the very reasonable prices the bill issues didn't stop us visiting.

Thank MFS67
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were on our Honeymoon and Som Tum came highly recommended by another guest at the hotel.. Som Tum was by far the most impressive of all the restaurants we visited, and we must have eaten there over 15 times in our stay in the...More

Thank BayardGreen
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Me and the wife went for lunch yesterday, shared the Pad Thai, Red curry and rice was so yummy and authentic . Really nice family that runs the restaurant. Thanks guys :)

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Best Thai food we've had here. If you like spicy Thai food go for the fried red curry...amazing. Grilled Res snapper also amazing - fresh and perfectly cooked. 'Fried pork no rip' were amazing park ribs that I could have eaten all evening. Yes, you...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Best Thai food you will find here. And really cheap... should test the curry.... enjoy also cooking classes by mama. The place doesn't look really attractive but you can go and have the best Thai food in the area.

1  Thank Gdl J
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Well, what a disaster this was. Hungry one evening we walked down the street and followed our usual plan of looking for a busy place and eating there, as popularity often correlates with quality. The waiter took our order, then at the end said 'There...More

Thank BringBackBuck8
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very tasty Thai food. Fresh. You have to wait very long. The mama and her husband prepare food like at home for the family. You have to wait. Not recommended for the people in a hurry.

Thank Georg K
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I asked for pizza which wasn't on the menu and the guy said no problem. 20 minutes later someone shows up on a bike with a pizza box. The waiter 'inconspicuously' ditches the box for a serving plate and then served our meal. The pizza...More

Thank KissAndTelAviv
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I went here because of all the good reviews. Have to say that I was not impressed at all. Service wasn't great. It took 10 minutes till I received the menu. The restaurant was almost empty; only two other tables were occupied. Ordered a pineapple...More

Thank Nina H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Pha Ngan
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