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“really good and cheap food”
Review of Hen Chef

Hen Chef
Ranked #110 of 234 Restaurants in Rawai
Cuisines: Thai, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“really good and cheap food”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We were looking for a cheap thai restaurant on walking distance to our hotel (Vijitt Resort) in rawai, but nothing really interesting came on the tripadvisor iphone app, except Hen Chef that for some reason was listed as for $$$$ (expensive), but after reading the comments it seemed the contrary so we gave it a try.
Finding it was not so easy, since on tripadvisor there were no phones or map location, but fortunately we spotted it on one of our tours to Phuket, and it was really close to our hotel (500m or so), its actually located in the road within the serenity and Vijitt hotels.
Walking there is not the most beautiful (or safe) walk, since you have to walk along the busy road (no sidewalk), and upon finding the restaurant itself it doesn't look very inviting either..

But the reality is that.. it was one of the best restaurants (quality-price) that we tried in phuket... simple as that. The food was excellent and well presented.. we had 3 beverages, 2 salads and 3 main courses (2 people), all for 500 baht (around 15USD), and we were so full that we couldn't go for dessert.. :(

If you are looking for a nice restaurant with decoration, views, etc.. this is definitely not your place.. but if you only really care about the food quality and price.. this is THE place to go, specially if you are in any of the nearby hotels!

PS: note that at night there were quite some mosquitoes around..

  • Visited January 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We stayed in Serenity resort, which is walking distance to this restaurant. The food was that good that after our first visit we never went anywhere else and we stayed in Phuket for 17 nights!!

Good, honest food freshly made to order. Basic surroundings but the best food we tasted on our stay. We tried to have something different off the menu every time we went. Excellent value for money too. Two starters, two main courses and three soft drinks was approximately €12.00 which is brilliant value. The cheap price does not compromise the quality of the food here.

Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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Brighton, UK
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by appearances!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

We c ame here from the reviews, plus it was close to our hotel (Serenity on viset rd). Really cheap and tasty. There was no one else there but glad we went. I had the carbonara, which was nice...usually am very fussy about it but was very delicious. OH had green curry, very happy with it. With 3 drinks it came to 365 baht, which was our cheapest meal here. The viset road one is next to a Harley Davison bar. Pls visit these nice ppl, it was a shame to see it so empty, we're going back tonight!

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Phuket, Thailand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good thaifood ...and more.”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

very nice spot & great food.not only thaifood also european food available.defenetly a place worth to try....i love it.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank 389kurt
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Auckland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great thai and european food for cheap price.”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Food is amazing. The best tom yam gung i had ever. Great pasta dish and the duck liver was really proper served. Lovely place. Very reasonable price. Will try their pizza another night:-P

  • Visited June 2013
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