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Papa Restaurant

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Saladan, Ko Lanta, Thailand
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and sat right by the water. It was a great setting and very beautiful. Service was prompt and we ordered two different Thai dishes off the lunch specials menu. Each one was great, packed with flavor and yummy! It was also extremely reasonable at 80 bhat per dish which seemed like a steal considering the... More 

Thank nutmeg8629
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So good and tasty chicken! and chrimps also, we totally recommend rhis place. Athmosphere is so cozy and romantic, quiet and peaceful, nice decoration! And our waiter, (boy about 12-14 year!), was unbelievable! What a charmer <3 We'll come back :)

Thank Elisa K
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

On the waterfront, came here based on recommendation from staff at our resort, and were not disappointed. Thai food (both tom yum soup, and massaman curry) was tasty, authentic, and very good value. Despite what some others have said in these reviews, there was plenty of meat, and it wasn't at all expensive. Service was friendly, and servers had good... More 

Thank cgr
Vicenza, Italy
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The service was very fast and clear, an exception here in Thailand. We chose the fish of the day with baked potato amd garlic bread aside. Everything was perfect and tasty and not so expensive as in other places of the island. It deserved a visit if you like fish.

Thank Silvia P
Seville, Spain
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We have been now traveling in Thailand for the last two weeks from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, then Phuket, Phi Phi and Koh Lanta so we have a great idea about Thai food and its prices. We normally order Tom Kum Yung sea food and here it was full of taugh squid chunks and very small portion, it was tasteless.... More 

Thank Pizkiya
Kiev, Ukraine
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The visual part is more than ok. Seafront with a view. Clean and well-designed space, looks more attractive then other neighboring places. The presentation of food is still very good. But how did they managed to make everything dull and tasteless. Imagine tom kha with crab with no taste of coco milk and crab as well, your plate is full... More 

Thank Sergio_UA
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great food in a lovely setting to watch the sunset over the water in this restaurant on stilts.friendly helpful staff

Thank Neisha Noo B
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Was recommended to go here by another guest at Layana Resort. We had the Gruber steak with a special sauce that Papa (he's Swedish) said was a secret recipe. He's the owner, along with his wife Mama and the chef. The fish was served with vegetables and a side dish of a baked potato with sour cream flavoured with garlic... More 

Thank ArtySin
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

also with a great view and delicious thai food. Papa himself will guide you and will be happy to explain you all the dishes.

Thank Adrian P
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

This was a great find, as you walk along the waterfront all the restaurants look the same, we chose papa due to the number of shoes outside (which indicated lots of customers, so we figured it must be popular). And it was a great decision, its a lot bigger than it looks and has plenty of seating areas overlooking the... More 

Thank Lee M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saladan, Ko Lanta, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta

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