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Mama Pooh's Kitchen

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Haad Chao Pao, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Terrible service, very dirty all around, pricey compared to real local places and food very average. They have done however an outstanding marketing job in making farangs believe that this is not a place for farangs. Any other place we've tried in Phangan is better

Thank fabri b
Addlestone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place may have my favourite massaman curry in Thailand and I have eaten a flubber load of them, just needed to put that out there. Like seriously good massaman. Think ima go get one right now. mmmmm massaman. It's even fun to say.... masssaaaamaaaaaaannnnnnnn... sounds like a character in a Disney movie. massaaaaammmaaannnnnn.....mmmmuuuffffaaasssssaaaaaaaawhat?

Thank Alfred-c-pool
Paco de Arcos, Portugal
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place seemed cool so we decided to seat. We ordered and wait for one hour. Nothing happened. We complain and they said they had forgot. So we wait more 15m. Nothing happened. We went to the reception/balcony and our order was yet not sent to kitchen. So we went away. Apologise?? No, they just don't care. Meanwhile in all... More 

Thank Mindtrap007
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth eating here. We love small thai places but this one dosnt have clean and fresh food. Plus the place stinks.

Thank adamandroni
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant... a different concept but it looked very nice at first sight... after 5 minutes there... garbage everywhere... smell badly... after 1 hour only 2 were served (we were 4)... we asked 4 times for the rest of the order and no one knew anything... then we gave up and went to other restaurant next to... More 

Thank gon_aloc612
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the location -- very island-esque, and there's a river where you can see huge Water Monitor Lizards running and swimming around. Expected the food to be awesome -- had the crab, which was good, but over priced. The chicken with cashews was nothing special, and the shrimp with fried rice is a definite miss, and way overpriced. And... More 

Thank Virginia P
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place needs to do a clean up as you literally feel like you're in a dump. the food is alright, nothing special.. but you feel gross looking around as everything is so dirty and gross.

Thank potion18
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a few meals here and found it to be pretty tasty but the seating was terrible. It sounds like such a spoilt thing to mention but I'm quite tall and found it very difficult to get a good angle to eat comfortably. The coconut shakes are out of this world and the service is great, but he best... More 

Thank floos
Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here during a 2 week island holiday. The service was basic but fine (you take the caps off your own beer) and the food is quite cheap. The place itself could be described as rustic, everything is built from wood. The food was good but the place stinks - I mean really stinks - I wouldn't go back.

Thank KilliGonzalez
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading so many good reviews I thought the food would be something amazing. It was OK but didn't blow me away, curry was tasty and had good flavours. Also tried the veggie burger which was personally the blandest thing iv had, the bun was the best part. If you are going here definately stick to the Thai options. All... More 

Thank Louisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haad Chao Pao, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Pha Ngan
Road side restaurant just outside Haad Chao Pao

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