Tawanthong Restaurant and Shop

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 9 reviews )

71/7 Anmart Road, Nai Muang, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40000

A large market and vegetarian food restaurant, previously located opposite Khon Kaen museum and moved here in Apr 2015. Plenty of seating. Note that food selection lessens after 12pm and is generally finished by 2:30pm. Sample items might be pumpkin soup, potato soup, pineapple and tomato soup, mixed broccoli, spinach soup, and raw vegetables. Uses palm oil. Market sells natural products including nutritional supplements, dry and frozen vegetarian food, herbal teas, body care products, and books. Open Mon-Sun 6:00am-2:00pm. Shop stays open until 7pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Thai, Buffet, Take-out

9 Reviews

First Review by Davemeredith

Fresh Local Food - Edit

This place is great.

It's canteen style; you exchange your money for vouchers anything you don't spend you get back into money at the end.

Loads of dishes to choose from.

Free wifi and drinking water

Great health food store too

Pros: authentic vegan food, free wifi, free water

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Great Choices, Lacklustre Service - Edit

Marginally more expensive than other veg restaurants in the area, it's almost worth it for the experience: as well as the large array of choices, there's a table full of greens and sauces for customers to tailor their own dishes. Ice creams and ice blocks, many of which are vegan, are available from the vegetarian minimart (open till 7pm) and range from 18 to 59 THB. Tawanthong also offers complimentary cold and hot water and free wifi. The main issue with this establishment is the staff's hostile attitude towards foreigners and subsequently poor service.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-29

Pros: Large range of dishes, Help-yourself greens, Vegan icecreams, extensive minimart

Cons: Hostile service to foreigners, Comparatively small servings, Most food finished by lunchtime

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Amazing! - Edit

This is one of the best vegan Thai style restaurants that I have found so far in Thailand. The food is all Thai of course but the selection is simply fantastic. They have so much! All the classic dishes and hot snacks as well as fresh raw salads and you can even buy your organic produce there. You can also get Thai sweet desserts as well as vegan ice-cream! They also have a huge shop with natural products and also dried foods, canned foods etc. There is a large eating area or you can take the food away. I love it!
For a Thai style restaurant, you'll have a hard time finding anywhere else that will measure up to this place!
Khon Kaen doesn't have much for tourists... but it's almost worth visiting just for this place!

Updated from previous review on 2013-04-20

Pros: Huge selection, Cheap, Can shop there too

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Excellent food and grocery - Edit

Tasty food, choose from around 12 precooked dishes; they also had other prepared items. Rice and 2 options for 35 baht, or a single dish for 30.

Also vegan ice creams are available in the freezer outside the shop! (Not every flavor is vegan but a few are.)

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New Tawanthong better than ever - Edit

my wife and i recently visited the Tawanthong Restaurant in its new location. What a great experience ! Being long time fans of the restaurant in its original location it is fantastic to see the business blossoming. We ate here many times during our stay and can only say the that the food and shop products are better than ever. The buffet menu is regularly changed and the meals are inexpensive and delicious. We can't recommend the Restaurant and shop highly enough to all residents and visitors of Khon Kaen.

Pros: delicious food, inexpensive, spotlessly clean

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Under Renovation Until May 19th 2015 - Edit

I drove there to try out the restaurant but the owner (I believe) told me that they would reopen on May 19th... just posting this to save people the trouble of going there in the meantime.

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exact location - Edit

This highly recommended restaurant is located approx 50m from the T- junction Langsoon Rachagarn road/ Kasikorn Thungsang road. Huge sign: vegetarian restaurant, can't be missed. From 16.00 hrs all fresh made food is with 50% discount to take away.

Pros: lot of choice, menu changes every day, airy

Cons: roof should be insulated against heat

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Fantastic inside place! - Edit

Nice selection of herbal product plus very busy veg restaurant. Its opposite Kohn Kaen NATIONAL museaum, please note there is also a Kohn Kaen city museum.
Its just behind the shops on the road side but well sign posted.
You buy vouchers, suggest 100 baht will be more than enough for 2 people any way you can refund the ones you have not spend.

Great selection of veggie food and nice drinks, herbal store ( got my sleeping aid here ;)

Highly recommended, no tourist were spoted during my 2 visits....

Pros: Food quality, herbal products, cheap

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Great food and plenty of choice - Edit

We enjoyed our lunch here. There are many dishes to choose from and the prices are low. Get there early cos it's popular and they sell out.

Pros: Great choice , Cheap

Cons: None

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