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pra ae | ko lanta yai, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
11:59 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 11:59 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Headed to this place after reading great feedback on Trip Advisor. I have to say that the food were not authentique Thai, good food for people who don't look for tasty flavor. I would not recommend this place. We've ordered Tom Yam soup and found potatoes inside, who ever put potatoes in a traditional Tom yam soup ??? Really disappointed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to May's this week....we rushed back here first thing after returning from another island! Lol. It did not disappoint! Just as good if not better the second time. The Yellow curry and Massaman curries were insanely yummy! We are considering coming back again tomorrow.

Thank OmJames2012
Ibiza Town, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here 3 times in the 5 days we had on Koh Lanta as it was our "local" so we got a good feel for the place. The staff are friendly, the food is great for the most part and we tried various different dishes. The service was quick too, no need to wait long eventhough it appears to... More 

Thank NathanViva
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, extensive menu and amazing value. Try one of their Tom Yum soups or curries. The banana milkshake is also incredible.

Thank Jacob C
Hamilton Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find this place as it is right on the main road. Staff are friendly but restaurant is a little dim and dark if the front seats are taken. We attempted to order BBQ chicken but none was ready until dinner time. So switched to fish with baked potato and spare ribs. The food was all just left overs... More 

Thank Sarah L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here two nights running during our stay as the food was so good. The chicken satay and peanut dip was the best in our two week travels across Thailand, tender and delicious. I loved the way the food was presented, clean and modern, decorated with flowers and good portions, not too big. The papaya salad... More 

Thank K_Ngo82
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

May's kitchen is a busy place. Even though we were there in the middle of November, most tables were taken. The kitchen is open, so you can see how they prepare the food. We had a fried rice with pineapple and a yellow curry with chicken along with two fruit shakes. The food was good and tasty, but the shakes... More 

Thank CBDenmark
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place. Made the som tam as we sat next to the kitchen. The seafood Penang and yellow curries were both unbelievable. Best food of our trip!

Thank Shawn S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful little restaurant serving a selection of Thai, Western and some speciality BBQ food. I eat here a couple of times and the food was excellent on both occasions. One night I had Thai food, the other I tried the BBQ chicken, both times the food was fantastic. Great taste and good value. The place is very... More 

Thank eggy-hawkeye
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my co traveller dined at Mays on our first night in Koh Lanta. I ordered a chicken cashew nut and my friend a curry. You can see the food being cooked and it came so fast! But it was probably one of the best cashew dishes I've had and I've had MANY. Would recommend to anyone who loves... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Asian, Thai
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: pra ae | ko lanta yai, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?