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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 137
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    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 39
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  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced, bland food, nice setup

Expensive and bland food for tourists. You won't see any locals eating here.. as a place it is nice and worth a visit. I suggest you only go here for a drink..

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Expensive and bland food for tourists. You won't see any locals eating here.. as a place it is nice and worth a visit. I suggest you only go here for a drink..

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Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant, great food right on the beach. Price was a bit high but just marginally in comparison to the other restaurants on the beach - but i thought the quality of food was great. Lovely shake and service was good, great recommendations if you let them know what you like.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ate dinner at one of the beachfront tables and watched the sun set. Very beautiful setting. Food was slightly pricier than most restaurants but the quality and ambiance warrants it. Lots of woodwork, a wood walkway and in the evening is very nicely lit. Was a bit hard to find the restaurant but there is a sign from the main... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Beautiful beach, great food but the service was bad. Nothing to complain about the food but the service was the most badly since we arrived.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

It is a beautiful setting - bamboo chairs and wooden tables directly on the beach (thanks for no plastic furnitures), feet in the sand, view towards the sunset, lovely back ground music - absolutely amazing. It's clean - no hidden garbage around (which one find alarmingly often on Lanta). We liked the food - everything freshly prepared, delicious garden salad,... More 

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Taipei
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

At the south end of the beach. Nice place to sit with the sand beneath your feet. Delicious food, especially the massaman curry and spicy fish cakes (they really are spicy though!). Worth a visit. Interesting bar too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Would have given this 5/5 rating had it not been for slow service. Food is really tasty and menu has a lot to offer. Would definitely recommend to others wanting good tasting thai cuisine in a cool setting. There seems to be only one lady in charge of taking all the orders so service was slow on both occasions but... More 

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Saint-Alexandre, France
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place is a must. First, the setting is out of this world, right on the beach, feet in the sand. The food is honest thai food, spiced any way you like (we tend to Thai spicey). Perfect service, and more than reasonably priced. A must on Ko Lanta

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Nice rustic restaurant by the shore. Food was ok.....chicken with basil and chilli which is a staple dish in Thailand wasn't very spicy. Banana pancake dessert was awful. Cold dry pre made pancake, rolled up and ruined by covering in chocolate sauce!

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at this place which is beautifully set by the beach in well kept garden and beautiful architecture. However, our pad Thai was full of tofu, though the description in menu didn't mention this. It was also generally pretty bland with no zing. My chicken soup fared better but was sadly also not that great. I feel the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

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