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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 193
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  • 203
    Very good
  • 103
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  • 51
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  • 36
    Terrible
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
Chilled out

Perfect spot to watch the sunset. We didn't eat here but you are right on the beach. Staff are a little laid back and service was very relaxed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ltaylor1969
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Super location on the beach, very tasteful decor. However, but is 2-3 times as expensive and not as good as in Kantiang. Service was poor, very inattentive despite many waiters.

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Thank Johan W
Gonars, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food in a good place. We discovered this Restaurant walking from Pimalai Resort and we ate many times there. The Service is also kind.

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Thank PirataGP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have attended SSBD in total 8-10 times in 2013 and 2015 and now once in 2016. I used to be a huge fan finding this place absolutely ekstraordinary - now mostly the great surroundings has survived. We left the restaurant after some drinks and the starters because the disappointment simply grew too big. The quality is certainly not what... More 

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2 Thank Mads J
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very rustic, right on the beach, great food, easy service, loved it. Very quiet when we were there but happy with that. Different experience to much livelier why not? Bar at the other end of the beach.

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Thank TanyaS63
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stumbled upon this place after a day out. The bamboo walkway takes you down to a tree shaded beach front restaurant. Whilst you kick some sand around with your toes at the table, stare out onto the deserted idealic beach. Great service, great food, reasonable prices, what a find!

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Thank Chris I
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Same same but different was very close to our hotel in Koh Lanta and recommended in the rough guide. We have had very good experiences of eating in small places on the beach in Thailand and were looking forward to it. The setting was great. Unfortunately the rest didn't live up to expectations. The service was off hand, the food... More 

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Thank Susan F
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was nice, but the service really really bad - confused, unpolite, not present... Place is nice, ambience cool.

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1 Thank Klara F
Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect spot to watch the sunset. We didn't eat here but you are right on the beach. Staff are a little laid back and service was very relaxed.

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1 Thank ltaylor1969
massachusetts
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friendly local bar and restaurant with terrific food and drink at very reasonable prices. Not as cheap as street food, but with most dishes under 200 baht it sure won't strain the budget of folks staying in high end properties nearby. Walk there from the beach, take off your flip flops, order a cold drink and chill out !

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Thank jandsboston
Breda, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited SSBD 4 years ago and loved every minute of our stay back then. So I was curious about what we would think about it this time. But both the restaurant and the beach didn't disappoint us at all. It was just as good to be there today as it was the last time we visited. This place is... 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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children

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