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Ska Bar

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Bar, Seafood, Asian, Thai
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186/12, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 81 797 0559
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had a few lovely sunset Changs at this great bar. Table service from a friendly guy. Ate at the restaurant linked to the bar - lovely Thai food. Thoroughly recommend!

Thank Debsjh
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We first went to Kata Seafood in 1985 and loved it. It is still providing great food at lower prices than the other places at the southern end of the beach, with an unbeatable beachside dining location. Ska bar is loosely affiliated from what we could gather, though Kata Seafood staff wears Ska Bar shirts, so go figure.... We'll definitely... More 

Thank J J W
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to this bar several times to have a drink and chill out Prices are very reasonable when you think of the location Hard to find from the street so suggest you walk along to the end of the beach

Thank GBL1955
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

quirky place with lots of character. Amazing location around an old tree, right on the beach. Great place during the day and at night with a mix of reggae music and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.

Thank Deeztee
Cranbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We recently had an 8 day holiday in Kata, most afternoons we went to the Ska bar on TA's reviews, most visits were during the early afternoon and found it the perfect recluse from the hustle and bustle from our daily lives. Our favourite snack food was the deep fried prawns, crab cakes and garlic bread, washed down with a... More 

Thank 957Doug_T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

NOPE. Called the police because they scammed multiple guests out money. Yes, it's on the beach and looks cute, but their trick is to take 1000baht and give you change as if you gave them 500. Multiple patrons had this EXACT issue- we saw other people arguing with their servers about change, which tipped us off to make us sure... More 

Thank Emily H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Friends and I went for a drink. While enjoying I witnessed another couple arguing with their server over the change they received from the bill. When we went to pay I took note of the dollar amount we submitted for the check. The server did not give our change and argued we gave them less. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS we had to... More 

1 Thank Maureen M
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went to the Ska Bar today on TA recomondation and was just as described. Fairly small but perfectly located with good service & cheap drinks. If you want food then you go to Kata Seafood next door.

Thank Mac G
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot for late night drinks. We sat so very close to the rocks on the beach. The drinks are reasonably priced and you can order food from the nearby restaurants. The atmosphere is very chilled and you can relax with the cool sea breeze, the sound of the waves breaking around you and your interest piqued by the diversity... More 

1 Thank Liesel T
Wandin North, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect setting for a relaxing drink. Cheap drink prices. The restaurant has an extremely clean kitchen and very nice food.

Thank Chantelle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?