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Banyan Bar

Sairee Beach, Ko Tao, Thailand
66 822869740
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Ranked #33 of 116 Restaurants in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Bar
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Absolute wankers. Refused me service, refused to let my friend perform after promising her she could, she even went down with her guitar. Proper asswholes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The place is run by two relaxed British guys. Rented a bike here and the owner didn't want a deposit of passport, was honest and said that he wasn't bothered about cosmetic scratches, but if I broke anything or had a flat tire take it to be fixed before bringing it back (loads of cheap mechanics shops everywhere in koh... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If your on Ko Tao on a Sunday night, you need to eat dinner here. The Sunday roasts they do are amazing. Its a huge serving of a traditional English Sunday roast including a Yorkshire pudding. The place has a real buzz about it and having gone back another night for drinks, its clearly a popular place on the island.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This bar is great if you want to escape your average annoying teenage travel crowd, it has great food, live music and drinks!! It's a very chilled and a great place to go and socialise, would highly recommend!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Introduced to this place by a Canadian dive instructor living on Tao and very glad he did. Great live music and big tasty burgers. Busy place even in the low season, friendly staff and epicly named drinks. Go and pay them a visit to find out

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I can honestly say there is no other bar quite like Banyans. Take the family along for an evening that wont be forgotten anytime soon.

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Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Bartender ripped me off. Accidentally handed her a 1000 baht note and she said no it was 2 x 100 baht notes. Clearly saw the 1000 baht bill in her hand before she put it away. My fault ultimately but she totally took advantage. Also it was happy hour and she charged me full price anyway. Won't be going back... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Finding this place was one of the best things that could have happened to me while on Koh Tao. The food is very good (Make sure you experience the Sunday Roast) and the drinks are strong and cheap. The vibe is that of a dive bar but don't say that while you are there. This is the bar that every... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I had the Sunday roast here as I was staying close by and it was the best Western meal I had had on this trip! Nice one guys.

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Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The most friendly bar on the island!!! We made this one of our haunts for our stay, we were made to feel like locals! Great service, fantastic food and amazing staff...we even met a member of staff from our home town in East Yorkshire, England. Relaxed, friendly and great food (the toilets need a little work) but it was all... More

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