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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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
Unexpected treat

We visited this unusual place purely by chance when touring koh lanta where out driver brought us here for lunch my wife had the most tasty fish and chips you will ever taste it was wonderful. Surroundings were fantastic with the beautiful sea right in front . Not cheap by Thai standards and not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Trevor1958
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Kent
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Kent
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited this unusual place purely by chance when touring koh lanta where out driver brought us here for lunch my wife had the most tasty fish and chips you will ever taste it was wonderful. Surroundings were fantastic with the beautiful sea right in front . Not cheap by Thai standards and not a massive plate full but the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We arrived and were given a beach front table. The setting was incredibly romantic and intimate. Gentle music and the sound or waves, with a lovely view back across the town. The service was good, the food was yummy. Not the best food I had in Thailand but still good. This restaurant is more than some others we tried but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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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, Romantic, Local cuisine

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