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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food here! Don't miss it! We visited more than once. Love the tables right on the beach. Shop is cute as well.

Thank yowyvrtravels
Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really loved this place, the food was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the masaman curry which was the best i've had so far in Thailand. The beach is beautiful if you want to go for a short stroll before or after your meal and it is a lovely spot for beachside dining. Food is reasonably priced with good sized portions. I... More 

Thank Joanna M
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This venue has a very nice and special environment. Cozy, calm and relaxed. Food is cooked to perfection. You should pay them a visit for dinner.

Thank Alvaro O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food tastes even better when your toes in sand and sounds of ocean waves crushing to beach ecco in your ears.

Thank Taago T
New York, NY
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by for lunch. Our entrees were just "meh". Nothing wowed and my vegetable entree didn't taste like it was made with fresh ingredients. It wasn't our best meal. That being said, the view is very nice and it was great to have the sand in your toes while you eat. Also, really nice bathrooms compared to some others... More 

Thank HillyD24
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant while driving around Ko Lanta and were pleasantly suprised. Its quiet unassuming from the outside, but as you walk down the pathway it opens up to a beautiful beach front restaurant and bar. We enjoyed dinner while watching the sunset. Highly recommend this place to others visiting the area. *Be mindful of the mosquitoes.. there... More 

Thank Jane P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location on the beach, great food & lovely staff. Great for drinks lunch & dinner in a wonderful location

Thank davidjohn52
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're making the trip to the southern end of Koh Lanta, this place is a must visit. Tiki style bar right on the sand, serving good food and delicious cocktails, cold coconut lassis, delicious Thai curries. The sunset through the palm trees and over the water is sensational. Quieter than the restaurants at the other end of Kantiang Bay... More 

Thank Dashers_London
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I paid for the taxi to get here from our hotel just south of the restaurant. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere right on the beach. We were greeted by friendly wait staff who were great through out the whole meal. Prices were reasonable for the area. There was just a step up level of refinement compared... More 

Thank Lauren L
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at the Pimalai, and ended up eating a lunch and a dinner at Same Same But Different. Our villa was located on the far end of the resort property, so the walk to this restaurant ended up being shorter than going to any of the resort's restaurants. Highly recommend stopping in to SSBD, at least for... More 

Thank tmunson24

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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
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?