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“The best place to eat in Koh Phangan”

Rambutan Koh Phangan
Ranked #245 of 396 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Cuisines: Thai
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2 reviews
“The best place to eat in Koh Phangan”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Hello all!
Me and a friend spend 3 days in Koh Phangan during the half moon party in the end of October. We slept in the cosy bangolos near this restaurant.
And from the moment we've discover it. We ate there at least twice a day.
Even though the menu is not that full. The selection is great!
The food tastes good, clean and comes with a smile.
It's a small place that runs by a very polite man, name 'kom'. He made the whole place a very warm and inviting place. Always remember our name, talking a few words in English. And always approach quietly with a manner.
When we told him that we've returned because of him, he smiled at us as we were Buddha himself. And made us delicious pancakes.
And in the end. He gave us postcards with a blessing from him on the back.
Definitely would go back to the Rambutan restaurant when I'll get the chance.

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Aalborg, Denmark
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great value!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I went to Koh Phangan with my girlfriend for 4 nights for the full moon party, and eating at Rambutan from the first morning made the experience of Koh Phangan much greater, and we had to do a 10 minute walk from our resort to get there.
The staff is very friendly, handling everything with a smile, asking if you enjoyed the food, thanking you for returning and a "see you tomorrow" when we left. The food is of good quality, the strong side of course being thai, they still serve a decent pasta if that interests you. The breakfast porridge is great if you miss mom's cooking from home. Portions are of good sizes, the same if not bigger, compared to other restaurants in the area depending on what you order. The time from you order till you get your food depends on how busy it is, but the place being so small it is never a long time.
The prices are the best part! It is cheap and great value for money! Especially in such a tourist area where the prices normally go way up.

  • Visited October 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Loved it”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

The food was great the staff were over nice and helpful we ate here all the week we stayed on the island. Have tried others but none came close to this. Very clean. If I came back to the island it would be my first choice

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Authentic cheap Thai food.”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely family run small Thai food restaurant. Cheap and great quality. I went every night during my stay and the staff were fantastic each and every time. Great Thai food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great local food, great value”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This tiny spot, opposite Franck's, is run by 3 Thai sisters. They serve basic but tasty food that is so well priced. They also do pancakes for dessert- tasty if a bit thick- try the banana and Nutella. The pad Thai with shrimp is always a winner.

Visited April 2013
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