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“Very small and basic food”
Review of Riddim Shack, Bar and Grill - CLOSED

Riddim Shack, Bar and Grill
Price range: $0 - $6
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican, Thai, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: Riddim Shack is a reggae bar, rasta-rant and chill out. Cooking a selection of Caribbean food, serving cold beer, cocktails.We open at 12 noon and close when we're done, sometimes still partying at dawn!!! Riddim Shack was born 1 December 2011, it was a dream that started many years ago.See you soon
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very small and basic food”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The food here is very basic and there was a local drunk who was very off putting and intrusive to our space. We were told he is in there a lot.There is only one thing on the menu jerk chicken. When we asked for drinks the only thing we could get was rum punch or beer. Don't know how this is ranked number one for food in koh Chang there are plenty other restaurants in koh Chang that are far far better. The owner was nice and gave us some tips for things to do.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank 989emma
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RastaDaveRiddim, Owner at Riddim Shack, Bar and Grill, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear 989emma,
I can only apologise for you visit to Riddim Shack.
It is low season now and as the food we cook has to be fresh, it is bought and cooked to order. The 'drunk' man you spoke of has now been asked not to return as he was changing the atmosphere here.
I hope should you return to Koh Chang you will try us again.
Thank you for your feedback it's things like this that will help us in the future.
David
Owner of Riddim Shack
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English first
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice place to be”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Davids riddim shack is the best bar on the island, no doubt about that. He's always very nice and friendly and playing his reggae riddims. After we discovered him at kai bae walking street we went back every night for a couple of beers and cocktails.
Thanks David for everything
L&T

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank EricThCartman
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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“Top, top, top!!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

One of the best chickens of whole Koh Chang. And à very, very Nice owner, David! You must visit this bar!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Chantaldv1
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place, great host, great food!!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were recommended going to the Riddim shack from someone we met on the ferry. I am so glad we tracked the place down.
David is a fabulous host and made us welcome immediately. He cooked us some Jerk chicken and we were so impressed we went back the following day. The rum punch is a bit lethal, but that's a good thing ;-)
It was so nice to meet someone on the island that is English and was able to point us in the right direction regarding elephant trekking (which he even booked for us) and other pointers about being in Thailand.
Make sure you visit!!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Dorianrose
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best spot in Koh Chang”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Food cooked fresh in front of you on a BBQ. Probably the best food I had during my month in Thailand. Music and overall vibe is fantastic, you will end up spending the whole night here. David and Wi are great hosts, genuinely so glad we stumbled upon this place. Do not miss it!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank rikesh123
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