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“Fantastic location, average food, poor service”

Same Same But Different
Ranked #37 of 297 Restaurants in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Granada, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
“Fantastic location, average food, poor service”
Reviewed March 19, 2010

This restaurant has a fantastic location right on the beach and set in a lovely garden decorated in Balinese style. Great atmosphere as we watched the sunset. Unfortunately the service was very slow. We had to go in search of a menu as we couldn´t attract the attention of the waiters. The food was average - fish cakes, garlic bread, beef in basil, stir fried crab with sweet potatoes, morning glory vegetable, prawn pad thai and 4 small beers came to Bhat 1140. If you are going to this restaurant by taxi, arrange for it to collect you after your meal, otherwise it is expensive to call out a taxi from the restaurant.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious ...”
Reviewed March 10, 2010

Fabulous food ...
Very relaxing and friendly atmosphere ...
Book for evenings recommended ...

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Doncaster
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Dont waste your money!”
Reviewed February 10, 2010

We had read the reviews on trip advisor before our holiday and found them to be mixed. Decided to make our own mind up.
We hadn't pre booked a table and just turned up at 7.45 in the evening. The place wasn't full, but were seating on a long table next to an Australian family whose 3 children were very figitty and whose manners appeared to heve left them!

The interior is sand floor and it is furnished quite authentic despite the music being played sounding very Greek! There was a very strong wiff of Toilets, from where we had been seated.

The waitress was very friendly and took our drinks order. We asked what the recommended dishes were and chose from this list she gave us.

The food was terrible to say the least.. We were a party of 4 and our friends had nearly finished their meal before ours was brought out.. Another round of drinks was ordered and it took a very long time to be brought, even after asking several times where the drinks were.

The cost of the the meal was very high for Thailand and was not worth the money. Would definately not recomend to others.

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Kungsbacka, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“beautiful, exotic location, good food”
Reviewed February 9, 2010

good thai food - a beautiful location right at the beach. most guest come from the pimalai resort next door - walking over the beach, armed with pocket lamps...

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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible pre fab instant food. No go...”
Reviewed February 9, 2010

Terrible pre fab instant food. No go. Noodles came uncooked like a brick straight from the 7/11.. Tom Ka Kai was a starch like powderish mixture of nothing with some tasteless chicken in it. Way overpriced by the way, for this quality of food.

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