Firstly, it is worth clarifying that SOM Restaurant Lay Pang Beach is operated by the same people as SOM on the Beach [Bang Tao Bay]... in fact they are both in Bang Tao Bay. SOM on the Beach is nearer to Angsana Laguna Resort and has recently been closed and efforts concentrated on SOM Restaurant which is some 500 m further down the beach. They will come and pick you up from all Laguna area hotels free of charge.
All that said, it is a very traditional, basic beach hut with a fantastic outlook and ambience on a warm night. The owner / chef provides a genuine and personal warm welcome which like so many of these "local" Thai restaurants, is followed by a stream of delicious courses with very fresh ingredients and flavours.
The prices are very reasonable and we will definitely return before we finish our holiday in Phuket.