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“Awful experience & poor quality food”
Review of White Orchid

White Orchid
Ranked #2 of 2 Food & Drink in Kamala
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 20 March 2017

i went to white orchid a few years back and really had a memorable dinner by the beach..the food was delicious and so when we decide to go to phuket again, we made it a point to drop by here for a meal. But what an awful decision it turned out, the experience left a bad taste to our otherwise nice holiday. when we came, we were greeted by this obnoxious lady with a yong boy. we ordered drinks a fish meal, a papaya salad and another side dish. when the drinks came, we found ants on one of the glasses. and next came the papaya salad and omelette. the omelette was bland and the papaya salad was disappointing to say the least. no prawns and peanuts and the presentation was really bad..then came the last straw ...that obnoxious lady , who we think was more focus on her child than the customers simply served us a purple coloured rice when we wanted white rice. when i requested to change it, she simply said they dnt have any white rice & the rice she served is organic & healthier for us..( so she's turning out to be our nutritionist???? so i decide to cancel everything and quickly got out of this horrid place...but i think the other lady was nicer and wasn't speaking in a rude tone...
but overall, i think the place has lost its charm ..not like it was a few years ago...much better places to eat and definitely much better service.

1  Thank Mader F
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Having first visited this restaurant by the beach about 4 years ago we returned last night to see if it was still as good as we remembered. We were not disappointed! The food is authentic Thai and the setting is rustic and impressive. Angela is an excellent host and goes out of her way to ensure your experience will be unforgettable. The first time we came to Phuket we visited 3 times, one of which was to do the cooking class she offers which is also excellent and highly recommended. There are many cookery schools in Thailand but few that are as genuine and authentic as the White Orchid.

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Thank Martin2kn4
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Angela offers the classes whenever you wish to do them. You eat what you cook so take a hungry friend! I learnt how to cook 4 dishes with authentic Thai ingredients. A very personalised experience!

Thank Barb C
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the appearance - Angela is still struggling after the tsunami in 2004 - an authentic Thai cooking class. Angela even picked us up from our resort in her truck & returned us after the class.

A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours with family & friends brushing up on your cooking skills.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant (not the cooking class) many times. The good is excellent especially the curries and the homemade (very authentic) Thai fish cakes - delicious. However, none of the good items are on the menu - you have to ask as most of the menu shows western food and not what this place should be promoting. Also, the restaurant looks very run down and when you first turn up it almost looks closed but I strongly recommend you look past the decor and give it a go! The service is also slow but we didn't mind the wait as the food is worth it. Short tuktuk or taxi from Kamala 200 baht.

1  Thank Anna B
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