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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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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
Great service, great food and fabulous place to relax/spend an evening...

Stop complaining about the service people... You are on vacation and not in the USA where eating is a rush so they can turn the table and you can go back home to watch TV!!! ;-) Same Same But Different is an amazing place to relax, chill out and have a few drinks, then dinner and have your feet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Geoff and Jenni G
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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435 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Surrey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here a few times and had a really good meals. Yes a little more expensive than some local restaurants, but £20 for 2 including beers is still great value. The problem is that when we went it just had very little atmosphere unlike the other bars restaurants on the beach.

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Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The set up of the restaurant in Good and the menu is Good. I eat fried rice with beef and shrimps it taste good but a little bit pricey.The negative here is the Staff they are not smiling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our dinner at Same same but different was a disappointing experience. The location is excellent, it's truely a wonderful place, on the beach, so our expectations were high. The wow feeling that you get when you arrive, because of the fairy tale style and decor, was very soon forgotten. The staff was not friendly or welcoming, and the food was... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Man - you have to try the best steamed prawns with garlic - best ever in the world ! Lovely service from the two ladies that seem to run the place - but their young barstaff are typically lazy thai. All food we had there was excellent and generous portions, well worth the visit !

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Hartford, CT
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63 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A flat out amazing place, with food to die for and a location that couldn't be better-- 40 feet from the lapping waves of one of the best beaches in Asia. We stayed in Kantiang for a week and would have been completely happy eating here every night if we had decided to. Very surprised it's not in the top... More 

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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We returned at this place after a 6 years break. The restaurant did not change a lot. It is ever very good and serve excellent food for reasonable prices. Highly recommended

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Sarasota, Florida
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484 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stop complaining about the service people... You are on vacation and not in the USA where eating is a rush so they can turn the table and you can go back home to watch TV!!! ;-) Same Same But Different is an amazing place to relax, chill out and have a few drinks, then dinner and have your feet in... More 

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Seattle, USA
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40 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were staying at Pimalai Resort and wanted to try some local food and walked the 5 minutes south on the beach to this fun "sand floor" restaurant. Service was wonderful, we had a table right in the beach, sun set viewing was awesome, the beer was cold and the food greta tasting and good value. We had a coconut... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

...but not stunning service. Still a great place. The curries are specially great! A must try on a great beach.

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Singapore
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Lovely sunset views and a great place for a sundowner. Same Same but Different is done up very nicely, the only thing that makes this place unremarkable is that the service is practically nonexistent.

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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, Romance, Local cuisine

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