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“The Only Place Like It On Koh Lanta.”
Review of Funky Monkey

Funky Monkey
Ranked #7 of 19 Nightlife in Ko Lanta
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Owner description: If you're looking for a great western cuisine. From Angus steak to pizza and even homemade burgers. This would be it. Best live music you can find on the Island. Dine and let our singers serenade you from 6pm till late. World class live act. Let's us serve you with a smile.
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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“The Only Place Like It On Koh Lanta.”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Having used the Funky Monkey every High Season since its opening, I am really impressed with the way its going this year. They now employ an Internationally respected Chef. The food is of the highest quality, and reasonably priced. A Thai Chef cooks local dishes,so eveyone is catered for. The new Manager,, Michael, is one of the finest singers and entetainers I have ever heard, and nightly he performs great songsnon stage, as do many visitors

Visited December 2013
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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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“Funky Monkey Bar Rocked my World”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

The Funky Money Bar & Restaurant is an eating experience. It was such a joy to taste good western food, which can be very hit & miss here. The chef is an Irish guy who makes mouth-watering food with a taste of home! I had steak which was just delicious. We stayed on for giggles and karaoke, it was a highlight of my trip

Visited November 2013
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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“Funky Monkey Bar Ko Lanta Thailand”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

We spent a really great night at this bar which is now also a steak house. After spending some time in South East Asia rice becomes a little tiring and ordering western food can be very hit and miss but not so at the Funky Monkey. I had a perfectly cooked steak with a Jack Daniels sauce which I had never heard of but was very pleasantly surprised. My Husband had Thai and thoroughly enjoyed it. The bar manager has the most wonderful voice I have ever heard and sang some of my favorite songs while we enjoyed our meal. We then decided to stay for the Karaoke later on which was really entertaining. They also have two good pool tables which can be hard to find on Lanta. The owner is Scottish (and should come with subtitles) but was incredibly nice and even drove us home when it started raining! How is that for service!
Overall I would highly recommend a cocktail and a meal here, its not often you get serenaded while you have your meal!!

Visited December 2013
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Phuket, Thailand
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“A big let down.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed on Koh Lanta in late 2011 and were curious and eager to find some suitable nightime entertainment. The building seemed impressive, but upon arrival after being dropped off by our tuk tuk we felt we had wandered into giant cave that was totaly lacking in any atmosphere. It almost felt that we were bothering the bored staff when ordering another round of drinks. Most of the bar staff could seak little or no english and showed no interest at all in interacting with customers. It appeared that there was no one managing or showing any leadership and that is a shame in such a unique building. After requesting a tuk tuk and after a lengthy wait we left dissaponted.Being back on the island again only recently I wanted to give the bar anoher chance but found the bar was closed. This place has huge potential but seems lacking in so many ways.

Visited September 2012
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Michael E, Manager at Funky Monkey, responded to this review, November 21, 2014
Funky Monkey has change a lot since then..We got a solid professional staff now. Great food and the best Live music you can find in Lanta. Hope to visit us again next time you come to Lanta and funky monkey team would be more happy to make your stay on our bar a memorable one.. Thanks
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