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

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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
Amazing right on the beach

Amazing experience right on the beach. As it was green season we were the only people there and most of the things on the menu were not available but regardless of this they did not disappoint with the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We came here from a recommendation of Home's restaurant owner in Phuket. The restaurant design is amazing and the view is breathtaking! The food was really good, great service! Perfect stop when you come back from the National Park! Highly recommended!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a place! The attention to detail and craftsman ship that has gone into making this pace is superb. It is in the south of the island en route to the national park. Amazing views, friendly staff and the roof is made out of bamboo in the shape of gandolf's hat from Lord of the rings. The only real shame... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Amazing experience right on the beach. As it was green season we were the only people there and most of the things on the menu were not available but regardless of this they did not disappoint with the food.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Rested at the hotel Pimalai Resort and unfortunately found this restaurant 2 days before departure, even though it is quite close to the hotel. Excellent food, reasonable prices, pleasant environment by the sea. Highly recommend!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times over the past few years and its definitely the best food on Ko Lanta. If you like spicy, authentic Thai food then this is the place to go! Thank you once again Same Same for nourishing us on our holiday!

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fantastic spot to have a quick bite! the food was pretty good and the price/quality ratio is more than positive. Had to walk it off with a full happy belly!

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Same, same but different lived up to its name. Visited this restaurant several years ago at the same location when it was clean, the staff were enthusiastic and the food's taste matched its pricing. Perhaps its under new ownership, but this time the staff made us feel decidedly unwelcome, many dishes were not available, the restaurant surroundings were untidy and... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing piña colada and chicken nuggets!! I was living in Asia and vacation'ing in Thailand so was delighted to find a taste of southern fried chicken!! Also had really good curry and egg rolls! Highly recommend it! A little pricey compared to other places but you can't beat the beach view and atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

good food and good surroundings..peaceful and serene...nice for an evening visit if u are in the nearby...it wont cost much as compared to other restaurants in pimalia resort and houben.

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went to same same but different because it was highly recommended ( And it was around 200 mtrs from our hotel,pimalai) It was a big mistake. 1) When we walked in, half the staff were sleeping on mats in the gift shop. 2) there was no music. All you could hear was the ocean and the staff 3) 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, Local cuisine, Romantic

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