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U 1 14 the Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1000
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Cowes, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want good fresh no fuss authentic Thai food then you must try Thai On The Island, I live here and eat at Thai on the Island at least once a week. very fresh and good value

Thank Zencra
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lady at the counter is so rude and inpatient. After we ordered, she even asked us stayed outside waiting for food as we asked for take away. To be honest, this is our first time go there, also the last time.

Thank Mia W
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner before seeing the penguin parade and the staff where super friendly, seated us straight away and very prompt with our meal. The food was very tasty.

Thank Laurie13b
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had dinner here the food was tasty and large serving size, and the staff were very nice. This is not a fancy place but a great option for Thai in Cows

Cowes, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Two mains were ordered, including a fish dish, coconut rice and two drinks. Drinks arrived promptly, then the mains. My wife commented that there only seemed to be prawns in her dish whereas there was meant to be a medley. Oh well she had started it then along comes a third dinner which was the correct one. As she had... More 

Thank Norman W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The place itself can do with a cleaning and facelift. Waiting time was average but service was sorely lacking. Flavours are nice and honest but portions could be a bit bigger for the price you pay. There are better alternatives around.

Thank Miklos H
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Good food, served very quickly. Food tasted fresh. Slightly cluttered and dodgy looking but don't let it put you off eating here. Would suggest that owners remove their children with their colouring books from the restaurant floor.

Thank MelbourneTravelbug
Yamba, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Went here after the Penguin parade. Got here at about 8 on a Sunday night. Was not an issue. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced!

Thank klw189
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here after seeing the penguin parade. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Huge servings!

Thank Louise S
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The sea view is a bonus at this lovely little simple Thai restaurant. The food is always great and it's usually packed! As a single diner I was warmly welcomed.

Thank Julie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 14 the Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?