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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

We were really craving a less rustic dining experience so this did the trick for sure. We even marvelled at the silverware! Great food and the best cocktails we had on the island. Definitely overpriced for what it is, at least coming from Chiang Mai, but it was worth it for us! Great to go at sunset.

Thank Alyson B
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

This restaurant intrigued us with its name and was recommended by the staff of Pimalai where we stayed. We went once, and then twice more! Its on the beach, has a lovely artistic local decor with a huge feeling of space, and a few steps from Pimalai. The food is simply superb. My wife had the Prawns with Tamarind sauce... More 

Thank Hingdoi
Cascais, Portugal
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

The best Thai restaurant in Ko Lanta. Try the speacial tamarine shrimps menue or the cury fish. Fantastic food with an option to enjoy the beautiful beach.

Thank Noammica
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Ate here two nights in a row with my GF... Best meal I've had in Thailand. I had th fish cakes - not as I expected but nice all the same. She had the chicken papaya salad which was amazing and we both re ordered the following night. Mains were generous and delicious - she had a thick curry paste... More 

Thank pow2
The Netherlands
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

We've been to Koh Lanta many times and this place truly is one of the better restaurants on the Island. Especially during the evening it is very cosy. Our recommendation would be to let the staff surprise you by selecting dishes on your behalf.

Thank Wouter79
Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Good food. Very big serving for Thailand and price are reasonable for the quality and surrounding. Beautiful setting on the beach. Great cocktails. Average coffee although they have Lavazza coffee. I recommend it for lunch or dinner.

Thank Valo_voyage
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Pimalai nearby and wanted to experience some local thai eateries. This place is right on beach and food is very good yet inexpensive. Nothing more than a bathing suit is required.

Thank bd1022
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

Nice location, but food was quite average. Slightly more expensive than the food warranted. If you're going to go, do so around sunset just for the view. Staff where not particularly friendly and overall the food was very 'European Thai' (which some people might like). Not terrible, but not terribly impressive either.

Thank coincidence
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

My husband and I were staying at Pimalai, next door to Same Same. We wanted to explore the local eateries and this restaurant was on our list. Because of its location, it predominantly gets the passing trade of the Pimalai Spa & Resort guests and those hotel guests from the other end of Baan Kantiang Bay. Because of this the... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Everything is right about this restaurant, great food, best location and lots of ambience! The staff could just be that little bit more attentive, but generally it's great!

Thank chris241174

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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