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

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  • 42
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  • 31
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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
QUick delicious meal

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Matt a
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant on a fantastic beach Newly renovated late 2013 Good food. Why not take your swim wear with you as you could spend a great day out as well as eat good food Need to take a Tuk Tuk ride to get here but it's more than worth it

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We spent 6 nights in Koh Lanta at Pimalai next door and called into Same Same But Different every evening for a drink before heading into the village centre for dinner. The staff did not pressurise us to have a meal and were quite happy for us to sit for an hour or so each evening. Not the cheapest, but... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at Same Same But Different at the suggestion of a lady at our hotel. We loved it! Can you get better food somewhere? Sure but it's the absolutely relaxed atmosphere that makes this place so amazing. If you are nearby then definitely stop in!

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place kind of saved us. It's the laid back beach Thai vibe you want but with amazing food, beautiful design and fabulous service. Seriously. This place is a high end joint but wonderfully laid back.

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

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

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