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“I Agree: Best in Town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jungle Kitchen

Jungle Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 259 Restaurants in Ao Nang
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
“I Agree: Best in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enthusiastic TA Reviewers have made this the number one rated restaurant in Ao Nang Beach. I concur. We weren't able to get a reservation easily--all the normal ways, phone, e-mail, website, didn't work or weren't available--but walked to the place our first night in town and were able to get a 7:00 pm reservation for our last night in town. A few tables are just inside this open-air restaurant, and overlook the busy road, but the better places are further inside near or in the back garden. The two of us ordered three entrees: Jungle Curry Chicken, Stir-fried Ginger Chicken, and Stir-fried Kale. All three were excellent. We also shared large Leo's. The tab was about 500 baht, an incredible bargain, particularly given the quality of the food. I should mention that my companion is a Thai from Isaan, and like Cajuns in my part of the world, the Isaan take their food very, very seriously. She was tremendously impressed by the chow, and ate far more than she usually would (rather like a Frenchwoman who rarely drinks more than a single glass of wine if you pull the cork on three Gevrey-Chambertins). I did notice that the crowd thinned out considerably after a while, so my recommendation is that you head over to Jungle Kitchen lunchtime your first day in town, and see whether you can book a table for 8:30 or so that night. Better to eat here at a less-convenient time, than anywhere else at 7:00. The restaurant is on the main highway leading into town, on the same side of the street as the mosque, but several blocks inland from it--perhaps 1 kilometer, but no more than that; it's easy to miss, since the sign in small, but it's on the same side of the street as the mosque, and if you look for the small open-air restaurant with the thatched roof on a platform two or three feet above the sidewalk, you'll spot it on your left.

  • Visited March 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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“Amazing ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this family run restaurant. The family that run jungle kitchen are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The food was one of the best places we ate in Thailand. We ate here day after day we enjoyed the food that much. Highly recommend!

Visited April 2016
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Ao Nang, Thailand
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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food in an usual surroundings. Arguably the best restaurant in town!
Good live music in the evening and clean facilities.

  • Visited February 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried our luck for the first time on Sunday but they were closed yet adviced us to return on next day. We came there before dinner peak, at 18:00 expecting to get a place without reservation. There already was a queue ahead of us :o and i heard that closest reservations are available like two days ahead only. Anyhow we managed to get a table with a promise to leave at 19:00 as there was a booking on our table.
As we had little time we skipped any appertizers and went for two main courses only.
Food was amazing with millions of matching flavours. You soon can understand why it is so hard to get in there-but it is well worth it-our best food experience in AoNang for sure!

Visited March 2017
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful little restaurant ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jungle Kitchen is a wonderful little restaurant. It is full of character as each table is set individually under a thatched roof out in the open. This can be a problem for the staff in poor weather. We were there during a very heavy downpour, the waitresses were all wrapped up in waterproofs, it took two to deliver the food to the table, one carrying the food on a tray and another holding a tray above the food to keep it dry! Such care! We visited several times during our stay in Ao Nang sampling the food from quite an extensive menu, everything we ate was beautifully cooked. The restaurant is a family concern run by the owner and her daughters who are all very friendly, welcoming and helpful. This year her friend a French Canadian was acting as a receptionist, he was very busy welcoming arrivals but sadly having to turn many people away as they did not have a reservation. You really do need to book in the high season, sometimes a few days ahead, but it is certainly worth it!

Visited February 2017
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