Sai Than Boon

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 24 reviews )
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117/1 Patak Rd, Phuket, Thailand, 83100

Jay (veg) restaurant opened 2015 offering a la carte menu with English one & photos available. Food is fully vegan, but it has some drinks with dairy. Sells a few meat replacements and sauces. Directions: going up Kade Kwan Rd to Patak Rd it's on the other side of the road and slightly to the left. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun 10:00am-8:00pm. Often has private functions on Sat - call ahead.

Categories: Lacto, Thai, Take-out

24 Reviews

First Review by Kelly Kelly

Good jay restaurant - Edit

Me and my mum cake here after going to the big Buddha cause it is just a the bottom of the hill in Kata town. It was a very clean place, a real Thai eating experience. I had the tom yum soup with pineapple ice and my mum had green curry with normal rice. I really enjoyed my rice and tom yum soup, though it was quite spicy. My mum was turned off by the tofu in the curry that the exotic veg in it. But she said the sauce was delicious. A definite must go place if you want to enjoy the authentic Thai food experience.

Pros: Clean , Food made fresh , Authentic Thai food

Cons: Not much information on menus

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amazing restaurant and cheap prices - Edit

Me and my husband come here three times per day and we love this restaurant, kitchen is clean and ordered, the owner is adorable, this place is vegan they don’t serve any egg or milk even though they call it vegetarian.
I really recommend everyone to go their !

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing :)

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Great Jay Restaurant with Menu in Kata - Edit

For a general description of what Jay restaurants in Thailand are all about, visit my review of the food booth in Central Festival Market.

Sai Than Boon is fantastic. It's real homemade vegan Thai food priced the way Thai food should be.

Yes, the restaurant itself is on a very busy road making dining noisy, and if it is your first time in a Jay restaurant, it could be intimidating...but unlike other Jay restaurants that serve pre-made food, Sai Than Boon cooks to order ensuring your food is hot (very reassuring when you are trying to avoid food poisoning!).

The portions were a good size and two of us left stuffed after ordering 4 dishes. We both ate, with drinks, for under $10.

I'm giving Sai Than Boon 5 stars based on a comparison to similar Jay style restaurants in Phuket and based on a combination of food quality, food safety, price, and being a fully vegan restaurant. The biggest letdown was location, but you can always get take away if it bothers you that much. :)

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Vegan in Kata - Edit

Yes it is on a busy road, but it also happens to be the only 'jay' eatery in town. The women who run the restaurant (whose sister store lives near Patong Beach) are lovely, and appear to worship Quan Yin/Guan Im/Guan Am (depending on whether you're Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese).

Pros: veg*n , inexpensive, lovely service

Cons: some dishes can be a little average

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Super food, horrible location - Edit

This was the only vegan place near our accommodation and luckily it was very near. Still it took a lot of time and courage to get there because it's on the busiest street around and the required road crossing is really playing with your life. The palce is a very humble looking buddhist restaurant which is fine but the location is so bad, I had to wear earplugs while there because the noise from the steet was deafening. On the upside the food itself is GREAT and super super cheap. We even took one meal as take away to eat later cause it was excellent. So was the staff. Still, I would only visit it if truly necessary because it is very unpleasant to be at.

Pros: Super food, Super cheap, Super staff

Cons: Bad location, Busy street, Very very loud

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delicious! - Edit

Lovely food and such a sweet owner!!

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Loved it - Best Place near Kata Beach - Edit

Ate there twice and wish we ate there more! Everything on the menu is vegan, anything that says "duck" or "pork" is just the dish name and you will be served "mock meat" which I didn't personally like. Portion sizes aren't very large (for the price compared to Chiang Mai for example) but they are so cheap and taste great. I'd rather pay for 2 portions then go anywhere else and pay absurd amounts and not even guarantee it's vegan. Staff is great especially when I asked to see the mock meat packaging for gluten intolerance she did not hesitate to help me out.

Sai than Boon overall is a great restaurant although it does not have the restaurant/dining experience. The place is small maybe 5-6 families, plastic table cloths, self serve water.

Definitely worth your time and money overall! I'd rather be there than at the restaurants on the strip with hanging swordfish and manta rays...

Pros: Good prices, Vegan , Friendly owner and waiter

Cons: not really a restaurant/dining experience, no wifi

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more than amazing - Edit

This place was truly amazing. I never bother to write reviews, but decided to do that because the food was truly delicious, very cheap and the owner was really nice so I also wanted to support her. Tomorrow is my last day in Phuket and I want to eat there again before I leave.

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Nice but too much oil! - Edit

Food was ok but soaked in oil. Very friendly service.

Pros: cheap

Cons: open to a very noisy busy road

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Great vegan food and very cheap - Edit

The food is vegan, delicious and cheap. You can choose a lot of different dishes (mostly thai food) from the menu. The food comes fast and the owner is so friendly. Water doesn't cost anything. Would definitly recommend it!

Pros: vegan, delicious, cheap, clean, friendly owner

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Close every Saturday - Edit

Be aware of no opening every day.

Pros: price is much lower than restaurants in patong.

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Great Price - Edit

Ate here for lunch, most menu items are between 60-80 baht so very reasonably priced. Cheapest meal I was able to find around Kata beach area. Food is of good quality, mostly Thai dishes with some mock meat. Would definitely recommend!

Pros: Very inexpensive , Tasty

Cons: A bit too much mock meat in some dishes

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excelent - Edit

dont be afraid of the distance from the center or by how "local" this place might look like.
The owner is vegan her entire life (some religues cause) and it can be trusted.
the food is excelent!!!
i was introduced to some excellent meat substitute (soy) and i loved them.
tried the green curry and the som tam (beware, ask for mild spicy).

Cons: ask for less spicy on papaya sald

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Go. Now. Right now! - Edit

This was the best green curry I've had in my entire life. I would come back to Thailand just to eat here. It's on a busy road a little out of the way but if you don't try this place you're crazy in the coconut. Six stars out of five.

Pros: Totally vegan , Cheap, So many options you can come back over and over

Cons: Busy road

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cheap and cheerful - Edit

I dragged my mother here whilst on holiday, sick of piecing together meals from the tourist restaurants by the beach and it did not disappoint.

The food was delicious and freshly cooked and super cheap. We left a generous tip as well felt it was worth a lot more than we were charged.

Pros: extensive menu, freshly prepared food

Cons: difficult to find

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Awesome crispy tofu! - Edit

We had a delicious pad Thai and crispy tofu balls. Very good value for money!

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best Vegan restaurant around Phuket! definitely will go there again!! - Edit

The lady who works there is really nice. Speak good English

Pros: pair price

Cons: .

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excellent food - Edit

This place is really sweet and the owners are lovely. The prices are half of what you pay anywhere else in Kata, clocking in around 50-80 thb per main!
Do yourself a favour and check it out.
(Probably a good idea to call ahead/get your hotel to call ahead to check it is open as the first time we went there for dinner it had closed early.)

Pros: pure vegetarian food, mock meats, cheap prices

Cons: on a busy road so not quiet (not their fault just

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excellent little restaurant - Edit

Food was great, super cheap and very clean

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Delicious vegetarian food from friendly family run restaurant - Edit

The biggest smiles and friendliest service was offered to me when I visited this delight. They have a good selection of mock meat dishes, local Thai dishes and all good value for money. I appreciated the recommendations made by the lady serving me, and later her daughter appeared to speak with me in English.

Pros: Very good variety of dishes on the menu, Tasty home cooked Thai food, Good value for money

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mükemmel! - Edit

Yemekler harika,sunum harika,mekan harika.Biz veganlar için bulunmaz bir yer.

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Fantastic vegan food - Edit

This is a gem of a place for vegan travellers (the restaurant is 100% vegan). The menu (there is an English one, as well as one with photos) is extensive and every meal we tried was delicious. They have traditional Thai meals, as well as pasta dishes and dishes ideal for sharing, like tempura. No meal was more than 70 Baht, and many were as low as 50 Baht. This is truly great value for money. The restaurant is on a busy road so it is quite noisy, but the service is friendly, and there is free drinking water available.

Pros: Excellent food, Great value for money, Friendly service

Cons: On a busy road, so quite noisy

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Loved it! - Edit

The food here is delicious, options change every day, prices are great, and the staff are all very friendly.

If you choose rice + 2 items from the bar, it should be 50-60 baht, depending on what you get. Options vary, change by the day, and I didn't try anything that I didn't like.

My only negative is that you can tell the food was cooked a while ago and isn't kept hot. The later you go, the cooler the food is. Could be improved.

However, GREAT food.

Closed Saturdays.

Pros: No meat, Friendly

Cons: Food isn't kept hot

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Yummy vegan food - Edit

Sai Than Boon Vegetarian Restaurant
No sign in English > one banner that says Youta Vegetarian which I think is an ad for vegetarian mock meat products because I have seen the same banner at other veggie places.

(117/1?) 74 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket 83100 / within a kilometer North of Makro / opposite Ma La Tim Sum Restaurant / Beside Narin Food Halah Restaurant

093-678-6360 or 095-418-3973 or 087-279-6375

Clean, spacious, open walls, fans.

Friendly and good service the first time we were there. Second time we dealt with waiting about 40 minutes for our food. There was only one other table of 2 in the whole restaurant and about 3 take-aways while we were there. They served dish after dish to the other table. 8 in all. They had mounds of food they had not eaten but the dishes kept coming. Of course they could have given us at least a dish or two in between the other table’s dishes. The other table was paying their bill as our first dish arrived. Welcome to Thai style cooking > focus on only one table at a time while the rest wait.
Great variety of Thai veggie food. Mock meats used. Dozens of dishes to choose from.

White rice only.

Lots of photos with Thai names in main menu so just go for what looks good.

In the small menu English names but not as many main dishes.

Highest priced meal is 100b > most are in the 60b to 80b range

Juice 30b good

Tofu and veggie soup I pointed to. 60b – good size bowl, very fresh veggies, nice light flavor. Very tasty.

Corn fritters 40B Tasty but oily

Fried veggie and yellow noodles 50b Very good flavor.

Veggie Tempura 70b average tasting

Vegetarian Pork with Kale 70b I do not remember what bacon tastes like – 45 years since I have eaten any – but the taste of the mock bacon was very good. I couldn’t get down the kale part of the dish because of the strong spiciness. My companion really enjoyed it.

If they were online with trip advisor and facebook so even more people would know about them, they would probably be full. Great selection and very inexpensive!

See photos for pictures of some of the menu.

6am to 8am
( call ahead as sometimes the restaurant is used for special Buddhist events and not open the general public.)

Pros: Good food, Bargain pricing , Variety

Cons: Need to get service timing worked out, On main road > traffic noise

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