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Rimlae
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16 Moo 1, Baan Haad Sai Ree, Ko Tao 84280 , Thailand
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16 Moo 1, Baan Haad Sai Ree, Ko Tao 84280 , Thailand
077-456-505, 077-456-504
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Redefines "idyllic"
5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
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JamesMcLaughlin

My girlfriend and I discovered Rimlae on our first night in Koh Tao but having already eaten, instead vowed to come back the next night. We weren't disappointed. We had the pick of... read more

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
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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  • Late Night
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I discovered Rimlae on our first night in Koh Tao but having already eaten, instead vowed to come back the next night. We weren't disappointed. We had the pick of the tables and sat on what was pretty much a balcony hanging out over the rocks and sand, with the waves lapping beneath. The place was decked... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I ordered the calamari which was rotten and gave me symptoms similar to food poisoning. At the first bite I knew something was wrong as it tasted 'fishy' which calamari shouldn't. I complained to the staff and asked for the manager who never showed up. The service was appalling, very slow and although the staff were friendly they didn't know... More

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cheshunt hertfordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Lovely setting at the end of Sairee beach...very romantic...plenty of very good Thai food.....service a bit slow but the food definitely makes up for this....reasonably priced.... It's a must!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Located at the far end of of Sairee beach, Rimlae restaurant (part of Koh Tao Cabana Resort) enjoys a beautiful location which makes for a romantic setting for dinner. The restaurant is setup in a rustic manner with wooden huts and a range of seating settings. We ate both Thai and western food and it was well prepared and cooked.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great seafood restaurant. The barracuda was well cooked or if you fancy cooking your own BBQ'ed fish that's also on the menu. The restaurant is away from the main parties on the beach, so a lovely and quiet/romantic setting if that's what you are after!

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Bremen, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is by far the most beautiful - breathtaking even - restaurant we saw on Koh Tao. Canopied wooden huts, warm lights, excellent views of the water, romantic atmosphere... The food was great, albeit pricier than at other restaurants we visited. We were there rather late (9:30pm) and the restaurant was almost empty. We had the feeling they were impatiently... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Well worth the walk along the beach. The prettiest most gorgeous restaurant on Sairee.Excellent Thai food made me very happy. Like eating in a softly lit luxury treehouse :)

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We walked the length of the Sairee Beach on our first day in Koh Tao and found Rim Lae at the northern end. It is quite possibly the most beautiful restaurant I've ever seen- canopied wooden huts nestled in the rock under palms and fairy lights. It's absolutely stunning. Having looked at the menu we noticed it was pricier than... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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240 reviews 240 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We were here four times during our stay at Koh Tao. This is how much we love this restaurant. The setting of this place is amazing, offering great views of the sea and beach. Enjoy the sun and sea breeze and food at the same time. Food was great, we especially loved the seafood barbecue and Pad Thai, and of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Walked in there off Sairee Beach and had a cocktail for the sunset. The cocktail was okay, so we decided on dinner. Unfortunately it was nothing special considering it was nearly 1000 THB per person. Nice setting though.

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Address: 16 Moo 1, Baan Haad Sai Ree, Ko Tao 84280 , Thailand
Phone Number: 077-456-505, 077-456-504
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Tao

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