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Ska Bar

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186/12, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 8 1797 0559
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Different, that's for sure

A 5 minute walk along the beach from our Hotel to this quaint bar. Scattered seating under a tree on the beach. Cold drinks and relaxed atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Phill K
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A 5 minute walk along the beach from our Hotel to this quaint bar. Scattered seating under a tree on the beach. Cold drinks and relaxed atmosphere.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great little bar right on beach. Great food and atmosphere. Great place to sit and watch the world go by

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Budapest
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just perfectly located at the southern end of Kata beach, the Ska bar a nice place to have a beer or cocktail and watch the sea or the people on the beach. You can also order from the restaurant next door and they deliver the food to your table in the bar. Ska bar is "furnished" and decorated with creativity;... More 

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pukkila
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice Location,near beach. Shark with carlic was pretty good but not best in island. Service was unhappy but price was reasonable.

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Gorokan, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The location of this restaurant and bar are terrific set on the beach with a relaxing atmosphere and massive tree to hid out of the sun.The food is the cheapest we found and very authentic enjoyed every meal we had and we had a few , also cold beer great service and friendly staff , will be back.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm sitting here with a great view of kata beach. But the food I ordered is too bad. I had a baked crab with cheese for 200bath. Not a bad price of it were any good, but is really inedible due to the amount of crab shell it has. Pity, because they are in a great spot. Wouldn't recommend it... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited here last couple of years and i was a bit sad to note that the recent regime changes in Thailand have forced the ska bar to make some changes but this is still one of the best places in the world to watch the sun go down. Didn't eat at the restaurant today (although from previous experience i can... More 

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a crab sandwich and a crab cheese melt. Every mouthful had shell in it, so not wonderful. Great cocktail served in a pineapple, I had two! We weren't rushed at all, we just sat and read our books, people watched and enjoyed being so close to the beach. Staff decided to mend a table just behind us and... More 

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beers are served in koozies, which keep the nice and cold. The location is ideal, at the end of the beach, beneath /almost within a very large tree and a few steps up from sand which offers great views down the beach. Relaxed vibe in the early evening, before dinner and prompt service with beers and the check. Only draw... More 

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Hilversum
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We made a trip down the beach to this bar twice due to the recommendations on TripAdvisor. Both were at early evening and it was a great environment and food/drinks enjoyable. Downside is the crowd can get a little rowdy and swearing so not always good to go if you have kids or like to just chill out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 186/12, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Kata Beach
  • Phone Number: +66 8 1797 0559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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