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China Inn Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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20 Thalang Road, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 356 239
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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking along Thalang during lunch time when we stumbled upon this quaint cafe in old house. We decided to give it a try and we were pleasantly surprised that the good was very good. We ordered fried rice, prawn cake and pomelo salad and they were delicious especially the pomelo salad. The house is very much like those... More 

Thank 1john316
Langkawi, Malaysia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were first taken to China Inn by friends who raved about it. We were suitably impressed, especially a couple of dishes that came recommended. The court-yard setting is rather splendid. Our second visit, however, was an embarrassment. This time I had my parents with me who had flown over from the UK for my birthday. We had high expectations... More 

Thank followtheboat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful courtyard restaurant. Amazing atmosphere, excellent food and service. Plus owner was so charming and welcoming. Conde Nast Traveller was right - not to be missed! John and Mary, London.

Thank John T
Sydney, Australia
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

How lovely is this oasis away from the heat. It was lovely sitting in the back garden area. Service was good and the portions of meals quite generous, mind you they charge nearly double compared to other restaurants along the strip. Treat yourself and chill in the wonderful well thought out garden courtyard.

Thank Rosli
Bangkok, Thailand
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Gorgeous building with superb ambiance inside the restaurant. Lots of teak wood and old worldly artifacts make this a wonderful place to eat. But to really appreciate how wonderful this place is sit at the back of the property in the beautiful garden - absolutely awesome. Food is excellent although slightly more expensive than average - but for us this... More 

Thank Andy G
Beirut, Lebanon
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

China Inn offers the best and most authentic Thai food in Phuket. Their duck massaman is delicious and my favorite starter is Pomelo salad. The owner khun Noi is a very friendly lady who takes personal care of all her clients. Once you step into this place you feel you're going into the "secret garden". You literally dine under the... More 

Thank SihamSemaan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Thalang Road has become full of cafés and more and less cheap food places, but this is another story. Special high quality thai food, shrimps and fish not from farms, local vegetables and fruits. You may wait more than in fast food places, but it worth it! Wonderful fresh fruit juices! Nice garden. Moreover this place is so rich of... More 

Thank Marco F
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Simple menu, but with real taste. Try the massaman curry, it is the best ever. I tried many others after this one, but nothing beat the massaman curry from China Inn. Tasty, yummy, melt in your mouth, what else do you need?

Thank Mthld
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The restaurant is set in a beautifully restored Sino -Portuguese house. You can eat in the front area or go to the back veranda and garden area. The atmosphere is relaxed and you feel you have gone back in time. We always have the red curry duck and the green mango salad. The pad thai is beautiful and the aubergine... More 

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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Came across this lovely little gem of a place in old Phuket town...the staff in there are ever so friendly. You can either eat or drink in front of cafe, inside cafe or out in the garden. They serve traditional Thai food all from red, green Thai curry to Thai sticky rice...all at very very good prices too...my son had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Thalang Road, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Phuket Town
  • Phone Number: +66 76 356 239

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