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Kantiang bay, Ko Lanta, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was very delicious and cheap for the area--we came back a second night. The grilled chicken and the chicken laab w sticky rice were the standouts. Awesome!

Thank RobotX
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Genuine thai food,in a rustic setting,went 3 times in a week - food cooked in front of you highly recommend if you are looking for something genuine, older couple run the place,have a bbq burning in the sidelines doing wings chicken thigh and catfish, but the real treat is the lemongrass and mint shrimp and papaya salad, also very well... More 

Thank northcoastjoe
Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Big portions, delicious food and affordable prices. A large grilled chicken piece costs just 80, big portion of rice for 20 and pretty much everything else for cheaper and better than anywhere else. ALL the food we ate there tasted good.

Thank Daniel S
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Humble it may look like, but dive in! The Esan food is worth it. This is not "diluted-for-tourists-Thai". Several lunches and dinners here and not one disappointing dish. Spicy papaya salad here had the rare balance of chili, lime, etc and crisp papaya to make it most refreshing. The stir-frys were all good. The coal-BBQ'd catfish was the winner though.... More 

Thank LauriNy
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Didn't really think I'd find it here to review it so imagine my delight when I did. No idea if this is the real name for the place but if not before, it certainly is now. Ate here several times and food was always just the best! Real honest, tasty and fresh Thai fare, couldn't wait to get back there... More 

Thank S_A_Wills09
Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at this very low key restaurant. Food is decent (grilled fish was fine but chicken was rather bland). Inexpensive for Koh Lanta.

Thank Pascal L
Burnaby, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

This small family run roadside restaurant in Kantiang Bay serves some incredible Thai food. A la Carte is busy every night with locals and tourists. The papaya salad is knock out with the prawn/lemon grass dish mixed together, fresh and delicious every time. We were happy to come back three days in row and miss it now that we are... More 

Thank Weekly73
Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

My family ate here many times during our week at Kantiang Bay. It is quick, tasty cheap, no fuss food. The cafe is open for lunch and dinner and it always had both locals and tourists eating here.

3 Thank Brissytravelgal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Great mum and dad operation. Very tasty Thai - proper spicy when requested for papaya salad, Tom Yum and pad Thai. Fully recommended this wonderful local experience!

Thank Ms-Mil
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

A simple restaurant beside the road but the food is very good and all freshly cooked while you wait.

Thank BirminghamSpicer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantiang bay, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?