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“Simply brilliant”
Review of Whitening

Whitening
Ranked #23 of 208 Restaurants in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

The best "up scale" joint in koh tao. Atmosphere is excellent and the food is even better. Thai gourmet cuisine for sure. No doubt about it. Excellent view too might I add. Absolutely nothing to fault!

Thank Hassan H
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

What a place, so romantic, lovely vibe with simply the best cocktails listening to a cafe del mar tunes whilst watching the sun go down! What more could you want? cocktails are amazingly priced for the quality. 100 bhat during happy hour 4-7pm but only 150 baht after that! We tried mojitos, caparinias and the best strawberry daiquiri's I have ever had on the planet!

Loved it so much, went there twice on our 3 night stay on the island!

Food is good/ok, we went Thai but they also sell European. Coming from the UK we have European all the time, so like to keep it local. Had a very spicy Tom Yum, chicken satays and spring rolls and salt and pepper squid. All nice enough, but quite average but made special by the ambiance which is very romantic!

Had a almond ice cream sunday to finish which was ice cream with some whipped cream and a tiny bit of chocolate sauce but not an almond in site, which was quite amusing but was having such a nice time it did not really matter!

Reading some reviews they say service was a problem, well all I can say is we had excellent prompt service, whenever our drinks were finished, someone would appear to take our next order, so this is well and truly now been addressed!

Would recommend a seat on the low tables, sitting on a bean bag, so comfortable! Great value compared to UK prices! A must visit place if on the island! No where beats it!

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Thank Louiza D
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Beautiful restaurant right on the pier. It's a bit of a splurge compared to the other restaurants on the island, but totally worth it. We went at sunset, beautiful! Great wine, comfy beanbag seats on an open deck over looking the harbor as ships dock for the evening. I ordered the seafood meal, wow! Huge portion of tiger prawns and squid. So delicious. Service was great. We had a server we made convo with who was from Myanmar,very friendly and helpful. Walk on the sand back to our bungalow.

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Thank Shannon W
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice during our 2 month stay on koh Tao.

The first time was a table down the front by the sand. Lovely on sunset but they only have a small candle on the table and no other lights and we literally used our iPhone torch to see what we were eating.

The 2nd we sat up near the lights we could see our food but had no atmosphere.

The food is beautiful and it was the only place on koh Tao I could find a cosmopolitan cocktail.

However, the wait staff really let this place down and don't do the chefs food justice. Service slow. Drinks orders didn't arrive and the staff looked very scrappy with baggy jeans and tshirts. Ok for a street food vendor but not in keeping with the atmosphere of the restaurant.

The food was yummy though but fairly pricey for koh Tao.

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Thank makeup_ladyMelbourne
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a lovely little set up on the beach. Acceptable wine, good cocktails and their salads and pastas are fantastic. The service however lacks and the staff are quite rude. Up the service and this place would be great!

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Thank Jen778
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