We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Banyan Bar

$
Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
66 822869740
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Banyan Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 89 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice little spot for a drink OR to rent a scooter!

Friendly staff that made some good drinks - they are attached to a few other business (IE juice/breakfast spot) and all were lovely. We rented some scooters from these guys and they made the process quick, cheap and easy. Recommend for sure!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dexter L
,
Austin, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff that made some good drinks - they are attached to a few other business (IE juice/breakfast spot) and all were lovely. We rented some scooters from these guys and they made the process quick, cheap and easy. Recommend for sure!

Helpful?
Thank Dexter L
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Very quiet at this time of year on our visits however I found the drinks nice and the food to be outstanding as a true brit after being away from home for a while. A Sunday roast was needed.... Huge portion and tasted amazing check the photo out!!

Helpful?
Thank Natalie B
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

banyan, not for the faint hearted or those who cant take a joke. the crowd here are awesome, mainly made up of the local dive community. great place to get a burger or chips and gravy or something that reminds you of home, like a sunday roast special with all the trimmings. drinks are cheap and strong and you know... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bronte D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Easily the most chill place in Koh Tao. Awesome drinks, great staff and a relaxed non touristy vibe. Dogs here are chill as well.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jonathan Y
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I would totally blow the bar owner at the bar he was that hot... oh wait I did. The food was delightful too! Poutine and Caesars but they called them cheesy chips and bloody marys, strange. Rented a sweet bike too. I'd get wrecked there daily.

Helpful?
Thank shanshan416
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Come for great music, local vibe, cheap drinks. Leave to save your life. Ouch... hangover. Fun was had.

Helpful?
Thank TheDiceGirl
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The drinks are cheap here. There are a lot of local people here (not Thai though), all the scuba community. It's a great place to meet people and mingle if you like that. The setup promotes that with the picnic benches and tables. Otherwise, not much to do here. Drink or 2 and you're off to the next spot.

Helpful?
Thank Rinaaba
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
238 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

The staff and owners are nice but I don't like the setup of the place. It is really hot there because the buildings block the breeze. There are ton of mosquitoes but I'm prone to get bitten. Something they could do to make it better is offer a true vegetarian meal. A lot of travelers are vegetarian and it is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex Y
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A diving instructor brought me here and it was great. The burgers are delicious, and together with a cold beer, ufff you are in for a treat. The music was great (old school hip hop with dancier beat) and just the chill / groovy vibe around the place is amazing. Great place to come hang out, chill, eat or party.

Helpful?
Thank Luis O
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

No frills bar with good cocktails with a decent amount of spirits in them! They were happy to swap the type of alcohol in a cocktail for my Wife for the same price. Surprisingly great food! Ate here twice during our visit to the island. Meatball sub and burgers were both great. Best cheesy chips with gravy outside of Wales!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jamesmarstersfan

Travelers who viewed Banyan Bar also viewed

Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province
Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province
 
Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province
Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province
 

Been to Banyan Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Koh Tao
  • Phone Number: 66 822869740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Banyan Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?