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“Best food we had on Koh Tao - great atmosphere too and fair prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Whitening

Whitening
Ranked #20 of 181 Restaurants in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best food we had on Koh Tao - great atmosphere too and fair prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

On the beach with views of Mae Head harbor, you can sit at a booth or table on the sand or on beanbag chairs or mats at low tables in an open air room. On a busy night in season, reservations may be necessary.
Food is upscale interpretations of Thai food with a bit of fusion to other cuisines, priced higher than typical street food, but very reasonably for its quality.
Open for lunch with the same menu, but in the afternoon the noise from the construction of the new pier is distracting. Work is stopped at night and there are often fireworks over the harbor which add to the festive atmosphere. Highly recommended. We ate there several times during out week in Koh Tao. Located just south of the pier along the beach road leading to Sensi Paradise Resort.

  • Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tasty but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Had a really nice curry but paid more than what we would usually spend on a meal. Most meals are 200 baht +. The beanbags on the beach gives a nice vibe. Though there is a pier under construction right out the front which isn't the best view.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Just a beautiful setting - you nearly forget you are in Thailand, but feel perhaps somewhere on Mediterranean. Food wasn't amazing, but was very good and fair prices. Nice to have a selection of quality non-Thai food while travelling through Thailand. Definitely recommend this to anyone.

  • Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Expected more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We went here after seeing the reviews on Trip advisor, and I must say I was a little disappointed. What I liked was it was on the beach. The service was not particularly friendly, and the hostess seemed almost bothered to seat us. The food was ok, not great, but ok. Maybe my expectations were too high from reading some of the other reviews, or we caught them on a bad night.

Visited December 2013
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“All Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

What can I say that has not been said already? Food is excellent esp the seafood lover BBQ. Good friendly service and a nice location. If friends asked me where to recommend for a nice evening meal in Koh Tao, Whitening would be the place that first springs to mind!

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