Indian + Thai + Pizza: Funky Fish Bar & Restaurant = SOLID
North end of Klong Dao Beach next to Lanta Sand Resort & Spa. The Funky Fish has an exceptional chef from Indonesia that cooks Indian food better than most Indians. Solid Thai and original fusion dishes as well but it won't break the bank. Red curry is fantastic = chicken/beef/duck/seafood. Tikka Masala is best I have tasted in Thailand and comes with rice or naan bread. Pizzas are super thin crust cooked in a real pizza oven. The fish dishes are specialties and supposedly the best on the island according to the German owner who stays onsite in high season. Kitchen is kept tidy and everything is done fresh upon ordering. Lots of tables and chairs on varying levels with nice lights so it's easy to find on the beach at night. Beers are about 70 baht for small Tigers, Singhas, a little more for Heineken a little less for Chang. Service is attentive and background music is always chilled. 10-night Lanta stay October 2010, we ate here every other night. Owner says it's packed in season and they go through 200 cases of beers every night.
Favorite Dish: Favorites are Tikka Masssala, Red Curry and an awesome grilled shrimp appetizer served on skewers. The menu pictures accurately represent what you will get. Next door they also own Funky Fish Massage. "Li" just started Oct 2010 for the high season. Ask for her and you won't be disappointed. She studied in Bangkok and has worked in the business for years. She has a gift for massage and will treat you right. Very different than the "beach ladies" who sell massages but are not qualified. I did a 90 minute massage every day with her before heading out for the evening.
Faim Da Loup: Oh so tasty baguettes
This a french bakery and cafe with excellent breads and expresso's. We found ourselves here everyday. The staff were still be trained when we were there, so be patient.
Favorite Dish: We were recommended banana and blackcurrant shake. It was excellent. The bread is fresh everyday.
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The Sanctuary: Not the best meal that we have ever had
We were staying here anyway and heard that the food was worth trying.
Maybe it was because the kitchen had only just opened for the season or they were in a hurry as it was the bar's opening night, but
The Massaman curry didn't taste of much and the potatoes were barely cooked. Massaman is a Muslim curry which is very popular in Southern Thailand. The Chilli con Carne was barely warm with out any heat to the flavour. After I was served it I was asked if I wanted rice.
Maybe things will improve here. Maybe it was a bad night.
Favorite Dish: The rice was hot.
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Lanta Beer House and Restaurant: Rice in the shape of a Teddy Bear
This is a small friendly place that has a mix of local and German food. We opted to have Thai food and I am so glad that we did.
The food is brilliant and very cheap. We paid 70B for Masaman chicken with rice. The rice came in the shape of a teddy bear, something that you don't see often. Cheap beer too. We paid 30B for a small Chang.
Favorite Dish: Masaman curry. I have been trying this in various places throughout Thailand. It is a Southern Thailand-Muslim dish. As you would expect it is better in the south.
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Islander Coffee: This maybe the best Expresso in Thailand
After we had our first sip of expresso, we were in coffee heaven. This has to be one of the best expresso's that we had in Thailand. Add to this fresh bread, baguettes etc. Perfect.
Very friendly and attentive service.
Favorite Dish: Salami and Cheese Baguette. Try the pineapple lassi as well.
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BOBS BAR AND BBQ: GREAT FOOD, MANY LAUGHS!
I don't know why I haven't added this spot to my tips before as I have eaten here many times and love the food. Bob and his staff get the BBQ going around 12:00PM or so and keep cooking until late in the evening. He was very busy this time around and it was a good thing that he added a new section for people to sit. The restaurant is rustic and very laid back and his cook is very good.
During the day Bob is buzzing around his bar getting ready for the afternoon/evening rush, but at night he usually has time to kick back and have a drink with his customers. We have became pretty good friends over the last few years, and I hope that things continue to go well for him in the future.
Favorite Dish: The dish that I like the best and had alsmost every day, was the BBQ half chicken with rice. The chicken is cooked just right and the sauce that is served with it is excellent.
The price for this dish is around 100BHT or so and well worth it, I get hungry just thinking about it.
Somewhere else!: cheap, good and friendly
This a restaurant on Long beach were you can eat thai food and international food in a very nice atmosphere. The staff is friendly and you can always play some ping pong after or before you eat!
Favorite Dish: chicken with cashew nuts!
Mr. Wee Pizzeria: Pizza and thai food on the beach
This is a very cosy and friendly restaurant on Long Beach. The food is great and cheap and the staff is very, very friendly and at the same time very relaxed and laidback! This is a must when you stay at Long Beach and for that reason we had dinner there almost every day!
Favorite Dish: The pizza´s but also good thai food!
Hawers on Push Carts: Cheap n Good!!!
Road side carts selling takeaways.Well u can have the road side as the surrondings.You can also eat at the single table or standing.
Favorite Dish: Curry beef,Fried chicken parts ,chillied fish and vegetables in coconut milk,staple food 1 packet of steamed rice.
Opium: Nice Food
Its very cozy and nice place to be having ur dinner... the dim candle light its amazing... but remember to bring ur mosquitoes repellent... and also you have a pool table by the side of the building and its FOC...
Favorite Dish: I love the sweet and sour fish and also its Tom Yam.. (eventho not as good as the one in Patong Beach) but its ok...
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Same Same But Different: auhtentic Thai curries & Seafood
Right on the beach.Tastefully decorated with Thai wood decor.
You can eat literally barefooted burying yr feet in the fine sand.
Favorite Dish: King mackrel,Barracuda,Snappers grilled or fried are simply fresh and delicious.,Crispy prawn crackers to go with cold beer,,Beef curry is spicy and and tender.Chicken in green curry is fragrant,Pad thai(fried flat noodles) with generous helpings of fresh prawns.
I also tried the raw prawns thai style.This is not to my taste as each prawn is accompanied by a piece of bitter gourd( bitter n yuks!!!) ,accompaning sauce is too salty.The prawns are big and fresh though..so much better with japanese wasabi.So next time bring a tube of wasabi!
The Noodle Shop: Don't Miss the Noddles
Nice surrondings build on stilts extending to the sea.You can eat while admiring the view of the sea.Cool n Breezy!!!!!!All types of noodles,fried,soup with Chicken Roast pork.........In the evening BBQ sea food are best at Seafood Lanta(4 th shop left of police post as u face it)or Seaview Rest on the right of police post.
Favorite Dish: BBQ or grilled Seafood cheaper than Ao Nang,Karabi.These cannot be fresher as fishermans haul in their daily catches
Rak Talay Beach restaurant at Pimalai resort: Fantastic Seafood in a beautiful setting
This is one of the restaurants at the PImalai resort in Ko Lanta.
Please, even if your budget is not strong enough to stay at the Pimalai, make an effort and drag yourself to the restaurant or this Cafe, which is more like a beach restaurant.
You can choose your own seafood raw from a selection and they cook it for you, so it is super fresh.
The setting is incomparable really, you can have your candlelit dinner with the sound of the waves as background and I can assure it is something very special.
Fairly more expensive than your average thai but worth every penny.
Favorite Dish: Grilled tiger prawns with chili sauce.
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Sea front facing tables...
Favorite Dish: Jen had mentioned about having banana pancakes during her many trip to Thailand and its a must TRY !
We had second breakfast here one morning...banana pancake and coffee was on the menu...
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LANTA SUNNY HOUSE RESTAURANT?: GREAT FOOD, DRINK, OR MOVIE
The food here was very good and there was quite the variety. The portions were good and they were definitely filling enough to kill any hunger pains.
The restaurant is small with only three or four tables, but comfortable and there is a TV, so you can watch movies while you eat or drink.
The staff are very friendly, it is a nice peaceful place to have a meal and maybe a "little" drinking fun.
Favorite Dish: All of the meals I had here were great, but I guess the fried noodles and beef stand out the most . The price is good (85bht) and you get a huge meal to eat. Many of the meals are priced around 85-120bht and are all worth it.........I better stop before I start drooling.
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