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“Romantic sunset dinner”

Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale
Ranked #19 of 188 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$45
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Thai, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy fine dining in an award-winning restaurant set just above the rocks overlooking Kata Noi Beach. Panoramic sea views and the sound of the waves below create a peaceful, sensually indulgent and romantic setting. European favorites and Thai dishes are served either on the open-air terrace or Thai sala. Mom Tri’s Kitchen has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 7 years in a row and offers over 750 labels.
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

First a disclaimer: I reserve 5 ratings to truly extraordinary restaurants. This one is a solid 4 and, considering it is in Phuket, probably merits a bit more.

We booked a table for sunset and arrived 15 minutes before the sun sunk into the Indian Ocean. The location is great for that purpose and makes it ideal for a romantic dinner. You can also go with friends and family (other diners were on that plan when we were there) so the place is quite versatile.

They have a western and Thai menu and a very good wine selection; excellent considering it is Thailand. The wine is kept in a climate controlled cave so it is a good place to order wine despite the outside temperatures.

We ordered from the Thai menu (som tum with fried soft shell crab, grilled sea bass with chili paste, crabmeat curry). We started with a round Chablis and moved onto a dry-ish Gewurztraminer for the main dishes. All dishes were very, very good. The level of spice is toned down for western palates but the food is full of flavor and well balanced. In fact, although I love very spicy food, I found the level of spice great to enjoy the dishes with wine (my preference for very spicy food is to accompany with beer).

The setting is very nice and the service professional and attentive. The music was by a gentleman playing classic Spanish guitar. It was not the most accomplished player but, in the beginning, it added to the romanticism. However, after the first three pieces he started repeating which made me think he was a student of the guitar rather than a player. In any case, it was not unpleasant and the rest of the experience was such that we would definitively come back.

Thank TheERV
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VillaRoyalePhuket, Manager at Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear TheERV

Thank you for your kind regards for our restaurant. We always aim higher than an average good to accommodate our clientele. We usually have a piano player with us. The guitar player is a newer addition to our bar. We really hope that you would come back to us. If you have any questions or further thoughts on our restaurant, you could send us an email a fb@villaroyalephuket.com

Best regards,
The Management Team

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Mom Tri's Kitchen is located at the Villa Royale Resort in Phuket. The restaurant sits on a cliff overlooking Kata Noi beach, so the views are amazing. The food is equally good - whether you would like European or Thai fare, it's all wonderful. My wife and I ate here our last night in Phuket and will definitely go back if we ever are there again!

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Thank Joe K
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VillaRoyalePhuket, Manager at Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Joe K

Thank you for the compliments. We do hope to find you back here again.

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The Management Team

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Made a reservation for an anniversary celebration at Mom Tri's kitchen. Just as the reviews suggest it is a beautiful restaurant facing the ocean so the view was lovely.

We were surprised that the cocktails were very average with very little alcohol (if any) of them. The Mai tai and the tequila sunrise tasted exactly the same. We brought it to the attention of the waiter who laughed and did nothing about it. Therefore we did not order a second drink.

Service was polite but extremely un attentive. Only one level of the restaurant was opened for lunch even though there were people coming in, the wait staff made them wait at the bar rather than open a second level.

The menu is interesting with a mix of continental and Thai food but the food itself was very average. We had some Thai food and the flavours were bland and not great at all. Some others had pasta and that too was dry and not very exciting.
Considering the reviews we had read and the prices we were quite disappointed.

I was surprised that the restaurant did not do anything for the parents anniversary. Not even wish they despite having told them so when making the reservation.

The best part was the view, otherwise not somewhere I would return in a hurry.

Thank RRBB11
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VillaRoyalePhuket, Manager at Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear RRBB11

It is regrettable to hear that you did not have a good time with us during lunch. During lunch we try to match the superiority of the dinner service. The restaurants turns into a different atmosphere during the dinner period. We even have much larger menu choices for you to choose from.

Usually we don't open the lower level during lunch period because our man power are focused on dinner which is more intended for both in house and out bound guests.

I hope you would try our dinner menu and restaurant one day.

Best regards,
The Management Team

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We went to Mom Tri's having walked miles from Northern Karon Beach... it did not disappoint. The first thing to note are the views from the table... amazing!
Staff were friendly and were always around for drinks. Menu was nice, I orders some of the tapas, and a Chang! All arrived quickley and was delicious! Spent a fair while sat enjoying an amazing view with great food... such a nice place to sit, relax and take in all in. Would highly recommend!

Thank Tom W
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VillaRoyalePhuket, Manager at Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear Tom W

Thank you for your effort in joining us.

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The Management Team

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. We couldnt stop eating! The cocktailsbwere also really nice and they have a very good wine selection.
The prices are higher than usual but definitely worth it.

Thank Victor M
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VillaRoyalePhuket, Manager at Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Dear Victor M

Thank you for your compliments.

Best regards,
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