When I first arrived Koh Tao in March this year, I was a backpacker traveling in limited budget. Lanta offers a great selection of Thai food in affordable value. Owner Waew is always very friendly and gives considerate food recommendation to customers. She is also the chef who makes excellent Isaan Thai food. She can always adjust the favor or spiciness to accommodate each customer. Oh, remember to try their "Mango & Sticky Rice" for dessert!
Lanta has plenty of large dining tables for large groups. Free WiFi is available with strong signal all the time, which also makes it a excellent chill out spot to catch up on emails or work for travelers.
Drive north on the main road from Mae Haad Pier, this restaurant is located on the right side of the road after Ban's Diving Resort. Motorbikes can be parked easily in front of the restaurant.
Now that I've lived in Koh Tao over ten months. I still visit Lanta very often for a quick meal and takeaway!