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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Alesund, Norway
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice location on a quite and nice beach. Big and varied menu, good food. PS: Visit the souvenir shop too, then have some nice things:-)

Thank Silje_1972
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely beach restaurant, and offers a wide range of food for all tastes. The service wasn't particularly polished, but the food ok. One of the nicest locations but not the best food in the area.

Thank Matt-uk123456
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great location--right in the sand on the beach. We came 2x bc we stayed next door; for whatever reason, the staff doesn't smile, there's no music, and the drinks are abysmal. The food was pretty good, if expensive, but this is just not a fun place.

Thank RobotX
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great here, we've had lunch at this spot three times in 5 days and we loved the food every time: curries, fried fish, pad tai, papaya salad, shrimp cakes, we liked them all a lot. The service is average, they're not the friendliest people of all on the beach, but we've had not problem with this. Prices... More 

1 Thank Andreea D
Winsford, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can not comment on the food as we only had a drink here. Service was not at all friendly and thought the prices were higher than other places not on the beach. Drink (Bannans Lassi) was good though.

Thank trevorf28
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place on the recommendation of a manager from another restaurant on the island. We were told that for the best papaya salad on the island, we should go here. We were not disappointed. The place is great! We sat at a table on the sand of the beach. Watched the sunset, and had the papaya salad and... More 

1 Thank RuDrver
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three times and enjoyed it every time . Lovely to stroll along the beach to this restaurant .

Thank scotcatGlasgow
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe all the good reviews this place got. Just sat down there one hour ago to have a small bite, a glass of whine and a beautiful look at the sunset. First I didn't t get the table I wanted, then it was brought to my attention a huge snake (looked like a python, but I wouldn't know), that... More 

Thank Øyvind L
Reading, UK
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner there - great location and good starter but fish from the barbecue was not as good as we had hoped and they got the order wrong for my prawns, giving us the wrong sauce, and too much of it which overpowered the prawns.

Thank HelenSQ
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396 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Same Same But Different is different. It has the best location at the far end of Kantiang Bay & the perfect setting to watch the sunset plus it is a lot quieter than the other end of the bay. It took us 13 minutes to walk from the Why Not bar & it was well worth it. The setting is... More 

1 Thank Barry W

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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