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186/12, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 81 797 0559
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Melbourne
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77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

You have to eat here for dinner at least once if you go to Kata beach!!. Food is cheap, service is fantastic and if you go there for dinner it doesn't get any better than this. The restaurant and bar are right next to each other so you can eat, drink and be very merry with great reggae music being... More 

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Pforzheim, Germany
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great place to enjoy a couple beers after a long day at the beach. People watching here is 1A. The only negative thing that happened to me was that I had to remind the waiter to bring me my change, that he wasnt getting a 450THB tip on a 550 bill but maybe he did forget. I havent eaten here... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

There is nowhere better to finish off your day at Kata beach than at Ska Bar. Nestled into the rocks at one end of the beach, the beer is icy cold and the music and atmosphere brilliant.

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Went especially to visit this bar when we were in Thailand as it promotes itself to be a Ska/reggae bar. I am not sure when Pitbull and J Lo became Ska cause thats the music that was played. Sadly disappointed don't waste your holiday on going here if you think you are going for ska or reggae music as you... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Came for a drink with my partner. Gin and tonic-hardly any gin in and a beer. When we asked for the bill they just quoted a figure. I paid it and it didn't feel right so ran in and looked at the menu with the waiter-he had charged 200 bhat over what it cost! They apologised-but if they do that... More 

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Thank Smudddle
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This Bar would not know Ska Music from Prince Buster to Madness, Specials to Selector. Music preference is Club Music or J-lo or Pit Bull Definately NOT for Ska Fans. Only Sits about 25 people. Definitely OverRated as a Name to all Ska Fans

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Thank Tam N
Vancouver, Canada
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414 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Loved this place. It's just a tiny spot clinging to the rocks at the south end of Kata Beach. Perfect place to hang, listen to some reggae (a little blues, jazz, rock) and have some beers as the sun goes down. Definitely will make you feel you're on Island time.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Quite a nice little corner of the beach. Play some nice chill out music, serve nice cold (if pricey) beer. Seats are tiered up and under a large tree. And can see the whole beach and all the people releasing their incendiary devices, I mean Chinese lanterns. Only two spoilers. The habitual smokers who think it's perfectly acceptable to inflict... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We went there for a dinner. I took the most basic dish I could - spaghetti bolognese. In fact that was barely warm, it was not good in taste at all, nor my cocoa shake. I'm just wondering how is it possible to screw up so much that kind of meal...? Maybe this is a good place to have a... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We went for drinks only here as my Lonely Planet guide book recommended it! There seems to be a lack of places just for a drink in Kata so thought we'd give it a go. Challenging to find the entrance without swimming you have to go through a restaurant. Sitting with the rocks, looking out to sea is nice but... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186/12, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Karon  >  Kata Beach
  • Phone Number: +66 81 797 0559

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