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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch

Beautiful setting right on the beach. We shared a vegetable tempura and each had a main, hubby a Thai curry and I had a chicken papaya salad, which was excellent. Service good, setting beautiful, restaurant has a bit of the 'wow' factor and probably the best toilets in the area for a beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
merlin1965
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cheshire
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Same Same But Different came highly recommended so we had high expectations - our expectations were definitely met. We loved it so much we went once for dinner and once for lunch/the entire afternoon (using their beach front access and patio area). The fish curry was one of the best I have had (cho chi) and their Pad Ped Pla... More 

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cheshire
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful setting right on the beach. We shared a vegetable tempura and each had a main, hubby a Thai curry and I had a chicken papaya salad, which was excellent. Service good, setting beautiful, restaurant has a bit of the 'wow' factor and probably the best toilets in the area for a beach restaurant. Definitely worth a trip out if... More 

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Northern Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant inn Koh Lanta and had to make quite a journey to get there but it was worth it! The setting on the beach was superb and all the family had a swim before lunch. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the staff were charming! The drinks were delicious and ice-cold - perfect for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fabulously located on the beach at Kantiang Bay and they have taken the trouble to make the decor very stylish in a laidback beach-chique way. The food was just OK, but the service not very good - staff did not seem bothered and forgot one of our orders, so one person ate very late. A tiny bot more effort by... More 

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Brummie Land
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was just a short walk from our villa at the Pimalai, so convenient. The food was bland, most of the stuff on the menu was not available (clearly written that it wasn't available) I ordered a fruit slush, really bland! Service was ok.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I really liked hanging here. The food is good, the staff could be a bit more friendly. They were not that engaged. But okay. The place is lovely situated and why not go for a swim between dishes? Also the place is beautifully designed and you feel you are at a cool spot.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is just along the beach from the Pimalai and worth the walk. The service is not 5 star, but the location is on the beach, the food is fresh and tasty, typical Thai choices and the beer is cold. There is also an interesting little shop at the back. Reasonably priced, what is there not to like?

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Surrey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate here a few times and had a really good meals. Yes a little more expensive than some local restaurants, but £20 for 2 including beers is still great value. The problem is that when we went it just had very little atmosphere unlike the other bars restaurants on the beach.

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Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The set up of the restaurant in Good and the menu is Good. I eat fried rice with beef and shrimps it taste good but a little bit pricey.The negative here is the Staff they are not smiling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our dinner at Same same but different was a disappointing experience. The location is excellent, it's truely a wonderful place, on the beach, so our expectations were high. The wow feeling that you get when you arrive, because of the fairy tale style and decor, was very soon forgotten. The staff was not friendly or welcoming, and the food was... 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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