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113 moo. 1 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
66 8 4454 1154
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars

Burgers, burgers, burgers... And a lots of books. And did I mentioned burgers? Delicious. Tasty. And the rest of the menu is great as well. And the view...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat in Saladan. Excellent food, fast service, kind personnel. The menu is wide and perfect for vegetarians, children, and regular Thai food or western cousine. Example, falafel, sausage with mashed potatoes, hamburger. And all you could wish for as great cooked thai food. Price is also good, close to perfection :-) You must visit... More 

Thank Robert J
Ko Lanta, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great vegetarian choices with a good variety of Thai food .Great service with perfect timing. The only minus is that the kitchen close at 8:00. The atmosphere was very pleasant while entering trough the library. Cats are real too!

Thank Jean-Yves D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The best restaurant on the Island. Perfect menu. I had the Thai Curries, excellent each time. Visited here twice already, I will return before I leave.

Thank perfect_spy
Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Loved the look of this place, with the cats hanging out inside & outside - one of them sprawled across the seats of the little open air tuk Tuk outside! There's a large second hand bookstore first, with novels & cookbooks in a variety of languages. Each one individually wrapped in cellophane. Not a bargain for 2nd hand books though... More 

Thank Christine W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

When something is so simple, it's so easy to ruin....tuna salad wrap with plenty of vegetables, light tortilla wrap and that view! The staff are great, really friendly and the cats are amusing to watch too!

Thank Benjamin M
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Burgers, burgers, burgers... And a lots of books. And did I mentioned burgers? Delicious. Tasty. And the rest of the menu is great as well. And the view...

1 Thank patipatam
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant on the whole island. Went three times in two days. The food, price, cats, atmosphere...perfect! Especially good for vegans/vegetarians as there are many options. Vegans just ask for no oyster sauce. Pat the maine coons for us!

2 Thank AustThomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The homemade cheeseburger was very delicious! And for dessert i ordered mango sticky rice,, it was delicious but its too sweet for me. Overall its a great place to eat (y)

1 Thank Joanatampi
Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I always come here just to see the two Maine Coon cats plus the other very well fed ones! Great seeing them at feeding time. Quiet location on the river where you can watch the ferries coming in and leaving. They do decent fruit shakes here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of our favorite 2 restaurants in Saladan, over the water. It was cute to see all the cats just laying there, sleeping all day. The food was very good and inexpensive compared to similar restaurants on the waterfront. Special thansk to our waitress who smiled a lot and was very nice to us (not all restaurant staffs in the... More 

Thank Agnes G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 moo. 1 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta
  • Phone Number: 66 8 4454 1154

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Seafood, European, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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