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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I give 5 bubbles for the location, 3 for the food, hence the average 5. This restaurant is in a more remote and quiet side of the beach and it had a beach shower that we used twice. It was very convenient to hang out by the shade of their trees in the afternoon. The food though, was quite bland.... More 

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Thank Fabio T
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Overrated, lovey view and setting however the staff were rude and the food was flavourless. Try the Drunken Sailor in the area for decent Thai and western food

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Thank Vick B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had dinner with my family (kids: 7y, 5y, 9 month, wife and my parents). This is really great food and location. Worth a visit when on the southern part of lanta. Nb: best espresso I had in Thailand :-)

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Thank Jacob F
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there on Jan 2017. The area was very romantic and beautiful. That is why it was such a disappointment that all meals (7 together) tasted fish sauce. Maybe we had too high expectations.

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1 Thank NReetta
Horten, Norway
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice spot. Right on the beach. Good service, reasonable prices. We spent an entire day, and did both breakfast and lunch here. Kids loved it.

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Thank Grosberg
Omaha, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here for dinner one night.The food was amazing, definitely in the top three for all of the meals we had in Thailand (there was a lot of good ones). The restaurant dog is the sweetest, most well behaved dog ever. He instantly added charm to the place!

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1 Thank Emilie P
Alesund, Norway
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice location on a quite and nice beach. Big and varied menu, good food. PS: Visit the souvenir shop too, then have some nice things:-)

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Thank Silje_1972
Uk
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely beach restaurant, and offers a wide range of food for all tastes. The service wasn't particularly polished, but the food ok. One of the nicest locations but not the best food in the area.

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1 Thank Matt-uk123456
Issaquah,
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great location--right in the sand on the beach. We came 2x bc we stayed next door; for whatever reason, the staff doesn't smile, there's no music, and the drinks are abysmal. The food was pretty good, if expensive, but this is just not a fun place.

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Thank RobotX
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great here, we've had lunch at this spot three times in 5 days and we loved the food every time: curries, fried fish, pad tai, papaya salad, shrimp cakes, we liked them all a lot. The service is average, they're not the friendliest people of all on the beach, but we've had not problem with this. Prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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