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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxed evenings at Same Same But Different

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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27 reviews
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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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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 342 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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Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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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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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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Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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