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Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in a lovely quiet setting on the beach and only a few minutes walk if your staying at the Pimalai (turn left on the beach) However the food is just average and more pricey than the restaurants on the other side of the beach!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Always busy, beautiful beach setting. Big bustling place and really nice predominantly Thai menu. Highly recommend, they just have lots of very good competition in Kantiang so can't quite give 5*!!

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Thank PorcupineFish
Ko Lanta, Thailand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We paused there for a snack On our first island tour. No warm greeting and nobody wanted to take any order from us. We moved to the side and took our own emergency lunch by the beach!

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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

A lovely location and restaurant to hang around with friends and family on the beach. Can recommend the Pa Nang chicken curry and iced coffee. Lovely. Good service, nice bathroom, nice quiet beach, cannot fault the place.

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Thank Toby L
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I only had drinks in this place. The place looks great, its on a wonderful beach. I cant comment on the food because we didn't eat but the service was so bad...no smile, no hello, nothing! Worst service...Maybe they were in a bad mood but I would not go back because of this.

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Kelowna, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We rented a car and drove around the island. We stopped here for a snack. Nice beach and sitting area. A little pricey but worth the stop. Cute shop with some great scarfs and the same same but different t-shirt.

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Thank Bfunke65
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Nice easygoing place on one of the most beautiful beaches of Koh Lanta: Kantiang Bay. You can order nice food here and enjoy the islandvibe!

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Thank Lydia L
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Beautiful spot with nice bamboo flooring and a great view right on the beach. Service was meh and the food was the worst we have had in Asia over 3 weeks (and we were in Myanmar!)...Thai food dumbed down for tourist's kids. Have a drink for sunset and eat elsewhere.

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Thank NRiis
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is a simple on the beach place that is literally right alongside the Pimalai where we were staying. We wanted to get out of the hotel on a few nights and ended up going to same but different three times. It is a quirky thatched roof place and the food is really surprisingly good. My wife sampled various thai... More 

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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is just in front a very nice and long sand beach. A perfect spot to drink something or look for shadow since on the beach there s nothing. They offer few vegetarian option, dishes are nicely presented. It s considered to be one of the best restaurant. We did not have the chance to try so much. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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  • Address: Kantiang beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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