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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Hamburg, Germany
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Baan Laanta Resort and as their food did not meet our expecations tried different places to eat. I liked the relaxed atmosphere sitting directly at the beach indulging ourselves in delicious food and having a cocktail. We found ourselves coming back the very next day.

Thank Weltenbummlerin76
Baldock, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at this place just as it was opening. It has some tables and chairs to sit and Relax at and enjoy the view. We ordered three coffees which were nice but small and priced at 100 baht each. I suppose you are paying for the beach here as it is beautiful and feels like your own private one.

Thank Stewart M
Barcelona, Spain
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely good food, in a perfect place at the very end of the Pimalai resort beach. Inexpensive, with local ingredients only. Food is served beautifully, Tables and chairs are literally on the sand, very nice for a dinner under the moonlight.

Thank lisa d
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for a full week at Pimalai which is next door to SSBD. We ended up having 3 dinners and a quick lunch at Same Same. We were a bit reluctant at first after reading some of the reviewers about the unfriendly staff and the mediocre food. However, our experience turned out to be totally the opposite. If you... More 

Thank Arch-Designer
Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited here today at lunch time for a couple of drinks. Lovely location but the staff were useless! We had to ask to order drinks and pay afterwards. They didn't once come to the table, they all just sat around behind the bar not acknowleding any of their customers. No smiles or courtesy what so ever! I would not recommend!

Thank Georgina P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Just a short distance past Pimalai Resort you will find this charming little restaurant. You can get there on the main road or if you prefer, you can walk along the beach if you fancy working up your appetite, although not advised during high tide as you'll have to traverse some slippery rocks then. The food is great and very... More 

Thank sbarty
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

perfect place to view the sunset in Koh Lanta. The food and drinks are however not very special. Very romantic setting, so we stood out a bit as a family.

Thank John Martin N
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a friend as part of our travels around Thailand. Arrived in Lanta at the end of the season when a lot of the island is closing down... The bonus of this was having this whole restaurant to ourselves! Incredible food which is not cheap but is amazing quality. Good selection of fresh fish and enormous fresh caught... More 

Thank Freya J
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

As we stayed in hotel next door we went one evening to try this restaurant. It s a bamboo style restaurant with sand on the floor. We took a Yam woonsen kai and shrimps fritters for appetizer. For main dish a chicken paneng and prawns pepper and garlic sauce with steam rice. For dessert banana doughnut . All was perfect... More 

Thank jglassey .
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

the whole menu is good, very typical thai, very properly done, at prices westerners will love. friendly service, cheap drinks and beer, and a 3 minute walk from our hotel. shorts and a t-shirt after a day lounging on the beach makes it even better !

Thank jandsboston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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