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Banyan Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
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+66 82 286 9740
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar gives you what you want even when you don't know what it is you need. Good people, strong drinks, and a penchant for bad decisions (but the fun kind)

Thank martinfrost85
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to banyan because I was done with being a women in a man's body. Turns out the pool table at the back makes a good surgery table. Will one of the owners took my manhood and made it into a lady garden. I can now be the girl I want to be thanks to banyan.

2 Thank Gus R
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

These guys are amazing to hire scooters from. They don't take your passport. But instead trust your goodwill! Strange, but awesome. I was referred here by a friend. I gave them my name, the cash and it was 'off you go'. They told me they don't care about scratches but if I had a crash to let them know so... More 

Thank Jade S
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had a roast dinner here today and I have to say it was like it had been cooked by my gran from back home! Didn't expect a roast this good on the island. 5*

Thank Sam E
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a good place for local westerns to go get as smashed as humanly possible. It's a pretty fun time most of the nights! If you live on koh tao or want to meet locals, this is a good place to start. Everyone that works here is awesome

Thank Ty T
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this chilled bar, great bartenders and really good food! Had all of the tacos and they were so good, and so was the burger with awesome fries, not undercooked where you find everywhere else. Met some amazing people there

Thank ashleighjade w
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Good food. Good vibe. The bar is one of my favourite places in the world. John and Hannah make a good team. And rock this place. If you have some time in koh tao. Come to banyan. You'll love it

Thank Gus R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Best bar on the island - hands down. Tasty pub food, rowdy clientele, strong banter and honest service. If a better bar exists in the country, I have yet to find it.

Thank Ian B
England, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Many of the bars in Koh Tao are very much the same same but being British I saw the humour in their signage when passing by and wanted to visit , a bit rough around the edges but good atmosphere and a great place to relax talk some BS and share some stories.

Thank maninasuitcase1905
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Had many great times in Banyan! Some loose party nights during the evening times with live music and BBQs, also fantastic meals for dinner and awesome Sunday Roast...

Thank Mark W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Koh Tao
  • Phone Number: +66 82 286 9740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?