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“Great for romantic dinner.”

Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale
Ranked #14 of 150 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$45
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Thai, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Nanjing, China
Level 3 Contributor
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“Great for romantic dinner.”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in Kata.

First time was on a whim - we'd planned to go to the night market but it was chucking it down - so rang up on the off chance they'd have a table free, as we were told you need to book in advance. Turns out they did, so an hour later they sent a car to pick us up - really nice touch incidentally, air conditioned car to take you to & from your hotel. We arrived, had a drink in the bar, sun had set by then but still lovely to eat & drink overlooking the sea. Had such a nice meal that we booked again for a few days later!

The second time, there was a bit of an issue - we'd changed hotels, I'd emailed management to advise of this and had a confirmation email back. However, somewhere between management and restaurant staff there was a miscommunication and they sent a car to the wrong hotel, we weren't there so they cancelled our table! Eventually we got the staff at our new hotel to ring up and they sent a car - when we got there the head waiter was quite rude & sarcastic to us, obviously insinuating it was our fault we'd turned up late, when the truth was we were waiting early outside our hotel for the car to pick us up. Was quite annoyed by this, especially considering the fault clearly lay with bad communication between management & restaurant staff; would have expected the head waiter to be more understanding. However, the rest of the waiting staff - especially the bar staff - were fantastic; friendly, efficient, helpful, even offering to take photos.

Anyway, that aside, the food itself - amazing, easily the two best meals we had on our holiday. You'd expect this at the price, but I can't understand reviews I've read where people are complaining about the price. I've eaten in far worse restaurants in England and paid much more for the "privilege". Portions are extremely generous too - tip; only get a starter and a main each if you're starving as you won't finish it all!! Wine is expensive, but beer & cocktails are extremely reasonable (bottle of beer for £2 is amazing for a restaurant like this). View is great and the staff really do look after you from start to finish. In total we paid about £70 both times for starter & main each and 3 beers & 6 (delicious) cocktails. Entirely reasonable given the quality of food & setting.

We hope to return to Mom Tri's Kitchen if we visit Kata again - just hope there's no repeat of the reservation incident!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Perfect for a 'special occasion' dinner in Phuket”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Stunning views over Kata Noi beach. Make sure you are there early enough to enjoy the view. Excellent service and food. We ate form the Thai menu although there was an extensive and impressive sounding International menu also available. Expensive by Thai standards, wine especially so. A beautiful restaurant with exceptional food.

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Superb view”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

For a couple looking for a romantic dinner, this place caters to a good sunset view and of the beach. Staff are friendly especially since the day has been raining, they took special care to remind us of the rain alert. Shuttle service to our hotel nearby. Love the Siam tapas that we ordered. Nicely flavored. Lobster bisque has a bit too much brandy for my taste. Hubby enjoyed the tender Thai veal cheeks very much. Tom klong pla gao is just nice for our liking, not too spicy. but I find my crab cannelloni fairly normal. 2 soups, 1 starter and 2 mains were too much for us to finish. But dinner ended with rose presented to me made it doubly sweet.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Amazing view!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Enjoyed two great meals here. Arrive around 6pm to enjoy happy hour at the outdoor bar and take advantage of the stunning location & view. The meals were great, albeit expensive by Thai standards. It really is all about the location (which I am always happy to indulge in while on holiday.). Definitely recommended.

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“Amazing!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Loved everything about our experience. We arrived around 5.30 and enjoyed pre dinner drinks whilst taking in the view. Local whiskey was a hit with my husband. Staff were all extremely attentive and friendly. We were taken to our table which once again had breathtaking views. Food - so much to choose from - hard to decide as it all sounded fabulous. Crab cakes were a winner along with veal cheeks with an amazing mango chutney - mouth watering now. My husband had the duck and he loved it also. We didn't have time for dessert :-( - next time -
Highly recommend - oh and the price - with drinks ad dinner - roughly $80 - no complaints here.
Wish I had time to go back

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