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Charlie and Leks

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On Main Street, Pai, Thailand
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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Super speedy food and drink service, and delicious to boot! Great homey feel, nice staff, good prices. Will be back!

Thank JenCoo481516
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Usually we always try out new stuff, research sth new before every meal. We came here 3x in 3 days though 😂. The menu is quite small but tasty stuff

Thank Mea W
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was delicios. The food artived very fast and the staff were super friendly. We ate Thai dishes, but when asked for changes there were no priblems with the response.

Thank Ran s
Dublin, Ireland
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, our guesthouse recommended here. It was very good but not great. Avoid the spring rolls, too greasy. The mains were very good and the addition of brown rice was a nice add on. It's a bit grungy down the back. It is good food though and so cheap. We got a starter, two mains, two large chang beers and... More 

Thank CaitDublin_Ireland
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant based on the amazing reviews on here. What we got was a poor imitation of that. We've seen it many times in Thailand: "cooking schools" feeling the need to add ingredients into meals that blatantly DO NOT need them. We ordered the massaman and the Penang. Two of the most simple dishes. Penang is basically sauce... More 

Thank NathanViva
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommanded by our guesthouse and we loved it! Very good panang curry with mixed rice for reasonable prices. Just a negative point about the service, they're not so friendly! (Or maybe shy)

Thank virginie231
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed given all the other reviews. We are a family of five (3 adult children - all multi time visitors to Thailand). Had high expectations given other ratings. My wife's penang curry was outstanding - but the massaman beef was a really bland let down as was the chicken cashew nut. i had a turbulent stomach so settled for vegetable... More 

Thank Glen F
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu, food very freshly made, medium portion size. They have free water available to all guests which is very nice given how hot is it and also some food is spicy. Overall a good place and I'd be happy to come back.

Thank a_marekwica
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237 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and healthy homemade Thai cuisine can be found at Charlie and Lek. Very friendly service, low prices and relaxing atmosphere! Definitely worth checking out.

Thank ActionAdventure1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices, good flavors, really good portions, relaxed atmosphere. No complaints :) will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On Main Street, Pai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Mae Hong Son Province  >  Pai
  • Phone Number: 081-733-9055-081-951-3422-1155

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