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US$2 - US$7
Asian, Thai, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

My husband was eager to bring me to this restaurant which he visited many times two years ago. We were so excited to see a nice vegan menu and ordered a lot of food. The service is friendly and place is relaxing. Unfortunately, the food...didn't meet our expectations. The Massaman curry had mostly onions, the green curry was watery. The papaya salad came without lime slices. The tofu skewers order was much better, but peanut sauce was strange. The food was not good enough to trigger another, return visit. The prices are similar to the other restaurants. Conclusion: it was great to see a new addition to the vegan dining options, however, the food should be improved.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020

Very disappointed. Prices are huge for cocktails and final payment, no possibility to pay card, of course nice lady confirm you that you can pay, but later by suprise there will be magic problem with payment. Most important that you can't receive bill for food,...if you even ask for bill you won't get it !!!!! I see it's very nice don't pay taxes in Thailand. i sent report and i hope there will be better in the future. Unfortunatelly the worst vegan restaurant what i visited in my life. Idon't recommend !More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

We ordered benny’s fries (home made seasoned potato fries) and Spring Rolls. The fries were everything but crispy and fried (rather boiled in oil) and the only seasoning was the salt. The spring roll was untasteful but at least eatable.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2020

After eating here several times a year ago was really looking forward to going back but what a difference. Last year unless you were lucky you’d have to wait for a table the place was always packed but we turned up there at 7 p.m....and the place was empty and we were the only ones there until we left. The menu is now very limited and we soon realised that it was now all vegetarian might even have been all vegan but we went ahead and ordered. I had the massaman and husband had penang and they were extremely good we ordered sticky rice with it but this came out stone cold and just served on a plate which is not how sticky rice is usually served. The service was a big let down - I ordered a beer and husband wanted a wine - they had no wine glasses and if he wanted wine it would be served in a mason jar the beer came in a can with no offer of a glass (happy to drink out of a can during the day but when you are having a meal it’s different). Once the waitress bought our meals that was the last we saw of her until we wanted to pay the bill we had to go and find her. She never once came to ask if we wanted another drink or if everything was ok. The girl herself was pleasant enough it seems this is the way this place is now run. Can’t believe how a once thriving business has now been run down to this extent by the new owners in less than a year.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 13 January 2020

Delicious, but unfortunately the owners have left. The name has now been changed to "Sunrise By Benny's" with a completely new offering

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

Came straight here off the boat from Langkawi and it’s a must! The veggie penang curry, spring rolls and veggies stir fried with cashew nuts are incredible!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 23 November 2019

Owner of the original restaurant moved to mainland Thailand - Hatyai. I visited the new restaurant in Hatyai and it’s a new beautiful restaurant. Great food, great new place, i wish I could visit them every week! I’ve been following them for more than 7...years. You will not regret with the quality of food!!! Go visit them in Hatyai! 😍More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

The place has nice vibe, nice view, good english and lovely dogs - well taken cafe of. The water is free, which is a great plus. The food was good but after that many recommendations, our experience was underwhelming. - good but mild taste, very...little spices, so it was more European than Thai. I guess its typical for restaurants in Koh Lipe, but it doesnt mean that every food must be mediocre ;) here, it kind of was.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Great vegetarian food, we kept coming back even though we are not vegetarians! One of sunrise beach‘s most beautiful spots/view because of this amazing giant tree. Nice staff that cares about environment and does a lot of non-profit trash cleaning on the entire sunrise beach.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

They serve really good, strong coffee here, with a choice of almond milk and rice milk. For coctails, I recommend going to their sister restaurant, Benny's, which is located at tje southern part ofSunset Beach and has stunning views and feels very private.

Date of visit: July 2019
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8 November 2017|
Response from merecatjack | Reviewed this property |
We paid in cash and would doubt they take card but don’t know for sure. Unless a hotel think majority are cash only. There are ATMs on the island though.
Beverley M
5 August 2016|
Response from Marcus T | Reviewed this property |
I think it is open in the mornings but I think the owner is in haatyai now judging from her Facebook posts
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Sunrise Beach Restaurant by Sara &Gong is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5