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“Good food needs time!”
Review of Rice Paddy

Rice Paddy
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Ko Yao Noi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$28
Cuisines: Thai, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: International classic dishes & genuine thai food Steaks, Pasta, Salads, Hummus & Falafel, Italian Ice cream. Large choice of vegetarian dishes. Rediscovered ancient Thai recipes, all Thai dishes authentic taste and kick! In Season (November-April) open 13:00 t to 22:00 Off Season (May-October) 16:00 to 22:00 Above are kitchen hours, bar closes later.
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The setting and atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and the owner very friendly and helpful - he wants to make sure that everything is fine and that you feel comfortable and have a nice evening! Eventhough there was a power cut on the whole island (for around 40 min) they did their best and provided us with candles and also cooked in the kitchen with gas oven and candle lights. The food tasted delicious and it was very very nice decorated! I am surprised to read that a lot of people complain about the long waiting time for their order...good food needs time! If you want fast food you should go to kfc, mc donald's etc - but a fresh prepared meal and good quality needs time, and you can taste the difference! Also i think people should keep in mind its vacation and most of us unfortunately unlearnt to enjoy a nice lunch/dinner and forgot what its all about: pleasure!
So if you want to spend a nice and special evening with good food its totally worth to go there, i am sure you will not regret it!

By the way: if you should not be satisfied with the grade of spiciness of your food (or anything else) i am sure you are more than welcome to tell the owner (but he will ask you anyways if everything is alright) and he'll do the best to satisfy you.

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2  Thank Caos1337
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Beef and Chicke dishes delicious. Prices much morereasonable than hotel. Great ambience and service and nice cold beers

Thank Stuart F
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Such a cute spot. Great ambiance. Fabulous food. Order the falafel! A little bit pricier than some of the other restaurants on this island. But such a nice place to come in relax, it's well worth it.

2  Thank morgand1122
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

To write a proper review I would need more character space then is allowed on this site!

The Rice Paddy Restaurant owned by a wonderful and extremely cuisine smart man named Frank is a place where you will have one of the best meals of your LIFE! I have traveled the world and live in San Francisco where there are some extremely wonderful places to eat. Be that as it may, Frank has mixed decor, appropriate music, and ambiance to set the stage for what is a 5 star meal. Frank and his chefs know food and spice paring. His menu is holistic with offerings for the biggest meat eater to the yoga driven vegetarian/vegan. All his ingredients are organic, and most are fresh from the island making them extremely fresh. The menu is so stellar that it is very difficult to make a selection as everything is so wonderful. However, don't let that be a problem for you; just ask Frank to make a recommendation, step out of your box (comfort zone), and be prepared for your mouth to have a sensational orgasam.

Please take the time to visit the Rice Paddy enjoy some fantastic food and some excellent wine.

Tell Frank Marquis from San Francisco sent you.

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Thank Marquis S
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Eating at the Rice Paddy is a must do while on Koh Yao Noi. Be sure to go on your first day visiting as you'll definitely want to go back. The Rice Paddy offers exceptional food in a very relaxed and unpretentious environment. We had also dined at La Sala and Je T'aime which were also delicious. The Rice Paddy was memorable. (Vegetarian and Vegan friendly)

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Thank DenverTraveler8
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