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A sweet little Middle Eastern Restaurant located 500m north of the 7-11 in Srithanu, Koh Phangan. We offer many of the classic Middle Eastern and Israeli dishes such as hummus, shakshuka, sabih, malawach, falafel, and delicious desserts such as ma-amul, malabee, chocolate treats and quality coffee. Our cuisine is vegetarian and vegan with gluten free options.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

I've been eating here a lot over the last couple of months because so many of the restaurants in KP are closed due to COVID. It's open early and late-ish. The food is mediocre but ok Israeli type stuff, with some local dishes. Portions are...a good size. The staff are really lovely. The owner, however, is one obnoxious dude - wanders around in see-through harem pants (yuck) barks orders into his phone, sits with his feet on the table while people are eating (yucky), kinda put me off my lunch. Loads of kids running around in the evenings also.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

Hello Dear Customer. Thank you for your very clear and direct description of your experience here at Taboon. Yes, our staff are lovely.. we are so grateful for them all. And yes, our portion sizes are large. If you feel our dishes are mediocre, I...More

Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

The food is average, but cheap. The service is poor but not awful. My specific complaint is that there is no hot sauce. I asked for spicy sauce and got this tasteless green paste. Come on guys! At least some sriracha.

Date of visit: July 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2020

Ok

Reviewed July 16, 2020 via mobile

The ambience of the place in the evening was lovely and great for a chilled dinner. There was so much on the menu I wanted- as always, I ended up over-ordering and over-eating. It was all delicious!

Date of visit: July 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

So happy that you enjoyed :)

Reviewed June 20, 2020 via mobile

I don’t recommend this place. The food is not that good, and taste as it’s supposed to be. I’ve been here with my GF, cause she is vegetarian. So we guess it was a good place, but when she ordered a falafel Pita, they served...to her a Lamb sandwich. The owner completely didn’t care about what happened, and he even didn’t said sorry. How you can serve meat to someone that is Vegetarian? But I don’t think I can expect that much from him, as in is own restaurant he isn’t even dressing a t-shirt, what kind of respect you have for your customers? P.S: why you have to take off your shoes before get in the restaurant if the floor is all dirty and sandy?More

Date of visit: June 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

Hello Dear Customer, I am so sorry you recieved a lamb pita instead of a falafel pita. Especially that your girlfriend was vegan.. We are really sorry about that. I can empathise with how frustrating that would have been. We have since renewed all the...More

Reviewed March 24, 2020

The only reason I would go here is to buy a discounted jade egg. The place needs a good bleaching, too, with a serious fly problem. On both occasions I visited, the server forgot at least one part of my order...and be careful. I had...to ask for change back from a 1000 baht note on Mar 9/2020. Not a good sign. I don't know what they are doing to their servers here.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

Hello Dear Customer, Thank you for everything you have written here. It was the end of a very busy high season when you wrote that, and I would give anything to go back to that Pre-Covid Era. However, your review has inspired me to take...More

Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

I went there during busy hours after 8 pm, had to wait almost 1 hour for my food. It arrived after almost half of the guests had left. It also would have taken forever to order if I hadn't gone up to the counter. I...understand that busy times can be tough for the staff, but then maybe you need more staff or reduce the amount of chairs so that less people need to be served. The food was good though, but I guess everything tastes good if you are hungry and have to wait that long. Place would be much better with improved service.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Thank you for your comments and feedback here, it is much appreciated. It was a super busy season this past March, and we couldn't find more staff on the island.. We did our absolute best. Our staff were superheros in that time.. Thank you for...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant has friendly staff, nice food and noce coffee. Spent most of my days dining in this cafe

Date of visit: February 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Thank you!

Reviewed February 13, 2020

I thought buy high quality LSD but it was not really good so I do not recommend this hidden drug shop.

Date of visit: February 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Trip Advisor, Please remove this Review. They are referring to buying drugs. We are a family restaurant.

Reviewed February 12, 2020

Arrived at 9pm,ordered 15 min larer. We were 3 friends. First plate served 15 min later, 2 others 1.30h later. The boss was here and did not care of us at all. He was probably under LSD as he was like flying and Kissing everyone...pretended he was a buddhist. Was just a costume as he looked stupid and completely under drug.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Trip Advisor, please remove this review. They are referring to drugs again, and we are a family restaurant. Thank you.

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Popped in here for dinner based on reviews and wasn’t disappointed. Really cute place with a definite Middle Eastern vibe and atmosphere. Ordered the falafel plate - really generous portion and well cooked with plenty of flavour. Food came quickly, place was clean with free...mosaic spray and drinking water. Will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ClaraJansen, Owner at Taboon, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your experience here! Thank you for this kind review.

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