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17/ 2 Moo 2, Mae Haad Bay, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 77 456199
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Ranked #27 of 115 Restaurants in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Nice romantic location. You will pay extra here for a view of the harbor and the trendy bean bag seats, but it is worth it if you are saving for one big meal before you go home. The service was friendly and far above other table service restaurants nearby.

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went for dinner to Whitening on our first night in Koh Tao. It was a short walk from our resort and it was just so nice to literally sit out on the beach and enjoy the evening. The tables are set out on the sand so it's a great setting. We really weren't that hungry so just ordered a simple... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Whitening was a wonderful surprise. We wanted to eat on the beach and we got exactly that. The tables and all the decor were white (just like the sand) and it took me back to Greece in atmosphere. The menu was extensive and all of our meals were of a very high standard and beautifully presented. Seafood is definitely the... More 

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Airlie Beach
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Quite quiet during the week what is more then welcome. Weekends are more busier. Very chilled out atmosphere and it's on its best during the sunset or after that. Tasty and delicious food! A really good blueberry shake too! All the staff members are very friendly. I highly recommend this place!

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Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

But it's also in the dirty pier area and quite over priced imo. You can do much better with some of the local Thai restaurants that are not so pretentious.

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Queretaro, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Lovely place, great food and service. Really good option if you are near the pier. Some western and thai dishes in a modern style environment with a nice lounge area. Recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went for dinner and had the panang curry and pasta with olive oil and mushrooms. Whilst the cocktails and sunset were great, the food was a bit of a let down and we didn't feel it was worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is without a doubt my favourite restaurant. Tucked away on the beach in Mae Haad, with the sun setting on the horizon it's perfect for sunset cocktails (the pina colada is to die for!) and at night it becomes a beautiful warm twinkling seaside beauty. The food is delicious especially the choo chee seafood and the whole baked fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stopped in just for some happy hour drinks to watch the sunset. Really enjoyed the kafir lime refresher, really talented bartender. The food around us was amazing and we sat on giant beanbags and watched the sunset over the bay.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This has to be our favourite restaurant on Koh Tao! The layout of the restaurant is lovely and very romantic with tables right on the beach. The menu is an excellent mix of thai fusion, BBQ meats and seafood, as well as gourmet dishes. The drinks menu is just as enjoyable too! I recommend the mojitos to start your evening.... More 

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Address: 17/ 2 Moo 2, Mae Haad Bay, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 77 456199
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Tao

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