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“Great place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banyan Bar

Banyan Bar
Sairee Beach, Ko Tao, Thailand
66 822869740
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Ranked #33 of 115 Restaurants in Ko Tao
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Newport, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great place!”
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great live music and burgers”
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
“Wholesome family environment”
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.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Bartender ripped me off”
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 and don't recommend. Full of pseudo local Brits with attitudes. You are not special and should treat your customers better.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“If you want to feel at home on vacation, go to Banyan bar”
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 Westerner that works on Koh Tao drinks at. you will inevitably see familiar faces and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. Jennie made me feel like an old friend within the first 15 min of meeting her. She was full of suggestions and advice for enjoying my time on the island and for that I am very grateful. Did I mention the Sunday Roast? If you are in Koh Tao on Sunday, go get a plate. You will be very happy that you did.

Visited May 2014
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