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Santosa Wellness Center

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    ( 12 reviews )
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16/4 -5 Patak Km.2 Rd, Tambol Karon, Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand,

Wellness center offering accommodation, yoga, juice bar, and a restaurant that serves raw and vegan food. The only non-vegan items is honey. Offers pickup service within Kata and Karon area. Open Mon-Sun 6:30am-8:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Raw, Thai, Western, Juice bar, Take-out

Reviews (12)

First Review by leab

Buffet is amazing!! - Edit

Watch closely for the Wellness center sign on the highway as the driveway is on a curve on a hill.

076-330-600

Beautiful place set on the side of a hill. You look down the mountain to the ocean far below.

Friendly efficient service > with one exception. I asked for water, on the bill was the ridiculous charge of 120b for the one small bottle of water!

The waitress said that is correct. We looked at the menu. It showed a glass of water for 15b and a bottle of water that was 60b (already crazy expensive) then an “Italian” water for 120b.

Why did you bring me a 120b bottle of water with no checking in with me? She said they were all out of the other water. I told her I did not feel comfortable with paying 120b for water and asked that the price be dropped. She said that she would not.

What a disappointing end to what was a very enjoyable experience up to that point. I felt mistreated and don’t know if I will ever return, in spite of the good food.

On to the food > Started with a dish called “Path” 250b – Exquisite taste!!! By far the best vegetarian dish I have eaten on Phuket Inland so far. Often I will find a really tasty dish that makes my mouth sing for the first few bites but then the novelty wears off. Not this dish, every single bite was a very pleasurable experience. It is made with pappardelle, garlic, king oyster mushrooms, and luohangue. Wow! Thanks to whoever came up with this dish!

Spring Panini 170b (Not cooked on a traditional Panini grill, just a sandwich on a bun really) Multi-grain bun was light and tasty. Veggie ham, veggie mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Very good but not near the level of excellence of our first dish.

“Mindfulness” 220b – raw zucchini spaghetti, basil pesto, tiny traces of hemp protein, and almonds. It was okay.

In spite of the water incident returned to try their buffet. What a spread!!
Yellow Curry > superb!
Ratatouille > yummy!
Pumpkin Soup > sweet but very good
Stuffed Tomatoes > okay
Potato, Dill, and Olive Salad > delicious!
Bean Salad > very good
Papaya Salad > yummy
Carrot Salad > good
Cucumber Salad > okay
Dragon Fruit Salad > okay
Kimchi Salad > I am not big on fermented foods but this was very good
Mango Salad > Wow!
Wrap made with white flour > no thanks
Pizza made with white flour crust > tasted good but where is the whole grain flour??
Potato Gnocchi > superb flavor but made with white flour
Fettuccini made with white flour > okay

Pros: Location, Fresh tasty foods

Cons: Expensive, Using white flour instead of whole multigrain


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unexpectedly good - Edit

Having had no big expectations, my husband and I decided to give it a try and headed to this restaurant, that is located up on the hills. Unfortunately it took much more time and efforts to get there (Google maps was suggesting one more comfortable way but we took other route and went up the hill, eventually passing through some private property). A little advice for those, who is interested in visiting this restaurant - demand a pick up. it's available.
If you are in the town for a weekend, make sure you don't miss out on vegan buffet, which turns out to be quite delicious and it's according to my partner, who is not even vegetarian. A variety of salads, a soup, mock meat, lasagne and veggies were offered. If one desired so one could order at no extra costs additional dishes, on our night: risotto with mushrooms and pasta with tomato and eggplants. I indulged in a dessert and ordered a raw vegan raspberry cake, that we both found very tasty.
They offer a lot of juices and smoothies and have even a wine list (presumably not vegan).
The general atmosphere was chic and the view over the town was very special.
Staff was friendly and forthcoming.
Very worthwhile and highly recommended!



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Wonderful food! - Edit

This place is excellent! A great find in Phuket on Kata Hill overlooking the ocean. They have a good range of food that is international and includes some interesting dishes. Everything is vegan apart from one dessert that contains honey and they told me they are starting to use coconut flower sugar instead so they'll soon be 100% vegan. They sell nice wine too! Fantastic!!

Pros: Unique options, Great tasting dishes, Dine with a view


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Good place for dinner - Edit

Very good place. Tasty food. A bit expensive prices. There are raw and vegan food. Coffee made with cow's milk and soy to your choice. I recommend ravioli with pumpkin, zucchini lasagna and raw chocolate.


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Among the best non-Thai restaurants in Thailand - Edit

Santosa's restaurant is a foodie's paradise with a lovely view over Kata.

Serving an inventive mix of gourmet Italian cuisine and international raw food standards, plus a variety of soups, salads, drinks and desserts, Santosa has something to please just about everyone. Everything appears to be vegan except for the chocolate fudge, which contains honey.

Our favorites were the pumpkin ravioli, the salads and desserts. The drinks are great, too, if a little steeply priced for the portions.

Aside from the drinks and desserts, Santosa has surprisingly reasonable prices considering the quality. But take note: they charge 3% extra for credit cards and 15 baht for two glasses of tap water.

The Saturday dinner buffet (6:30 pm onward) is good value if you're hungry.

Enjoy!

Updated from previous review on Saturday February 07, 2015

Pros: Delicious vegan food, good mix of raw and cooked items, generally moderate prices


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BEST VEGAN IN THAILAND - Edit

this is by far the best vegan food I've had in all over thailand. I come for every meal. exceptional food at a fair price. all vegans must come here. this food rivals vegan food back in New York City it's that good.


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BEST VEGAN FOOD IN PHUKET!! - Edit

Easily the best entirely vegan menu & restaurant in Phuket if not all of Thailand!

Have struggled to find many on-purpose vegan eats in Thailand but this place is easy to find - just look for the big "Vegetarian and Vegan food" sign on the big hill on your way to the Big Buddha from Kata beach.

The people are amazing; super friendly and extremely accommodating. They even gave us a bunch of samples and entrées totally free of charge!

The food is possibly some of the best vegan food I have ever had! A perfect blend of comfort foods, pastas as well as well thought out raw and super healthy options. The juices are incredibly real! The mock meat options are also amazing and don't taste glutinous or overly soy based but still taste epic!

Can't say enough kind words about this restaurant. Will definitely not disappoint and a must go for all types of vegans, vegetarians and juice lovers.

Not to mention the view is incredible; overlooking all the town near Kata beach. You can even see the Big Buddha from the deck.

Thank you Santosa! We will be back many times :)

James.

Pros: Amazing view!, Amazing food!, Amazing staff!

Cons: Trying to explain to a taxi where it is.


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A very great place - Edit

We found the restaurant by chance. The place is really beautiful with an awesome view. There are a lot of choice for the juices and the smoothies. There are two pages of vegan meal and one of raw vegan. You can take a big salad too.
The peuple are blithe.
But if you want to go you need your own means of transport. The price was great for the quality.


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