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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

2 min walk along beach from Pimalai. Wide range of Thai dishes. All our food was excellent, good value and fantastic to sit right on the beach.

Thank Simon W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice dinner here, everything was fantastic. Lovely ambiance by the beautiful beach. We had fish curry, cocktails are great too. They have a nice shop with handmade unique products. There's always customers coming on private taxi from other areas and it's very close to five star Pimalai resort, make sure you book first. Would love to... More 

Thank Lynda I
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love it here we visit every time we come to Koh Lanta and it never fails to please us. Good Thai curries in an amazing, quirky setting. It is well worth a visit.

Thank rizzy80
Bucks, UK
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Same Same is one of 4 or 5 restaurants to be found on Kantiang beach, along from the Pimalai resort. Indeed, both times we went it seemed to be full of Pimalai guests (that included us). The menu comprises the usual Thai dishes and the food is tasty, the beer cold and plentiful, the service quick and the prices cheap... More 

Thank Bobsiej1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was correct, nothing exceptional neither. The service was also correct. The spices were perfectly dosed (not too spicy but more spicy than some establishments that want to be adapt their meals too much for tourists).

Thank Jerome321
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely quirky restaurant right on the beach front - just past the Pimialia hotel. The menu choice and food is brilliant. We went here two nights in the row as there was so much on the menu we wanted to try - it was all amazing!

Thank Tiffany L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked it, they have a nice range of food and drinks, right in the beach and it is very cool when it comes to the setup! The food was totally fine. The only minus are a bit higher prices!

Thank AndRea B
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best papaya salad I have ever had. Also all other foods and drinks good. Place cool with lovely sea view. Worthwhile visiting also from other beaches as Ba-Kantiag Bay was very beautiful.

Thank Pipsa1971
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it here ;) great spot on the beach with great food! South of the island is far better than the frantic north.

Thank alessia_wood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place and quite popular as it was busy when we arrived! The atmosphere was inviting and the place had a lovely out doir setup but also covered because it rained and we didn't get wet! There is also a very cut shop there to selling a few lovely things. AMAZING FOOD. It was so tasty and the... More 

Thank Gerald P

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Restaurant Details

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

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