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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

Very friendly staff and very good food. Both Western and Thai food served to a top level, very impressed. Great people!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Everything is just not god. Food is bland, service is slow, prices are to high. They try but the owner (only white guy “working”) gives odd vibe.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Nicely located on the beach, at the not so busy end. Service staff were very attentive, and granted the food looked good (although we weren't there to eat, so didn't taste it) HOWEVER, 1) happy drinks were really watered down, 2) there is no atmosphere...- if you're going to run a bar/restaurant, at least play some background music to liven up the place and give some vibe, and most importantly, 3) don't keep a dog around that is known to be unfriendly especially with kids! This last point was the most disappointing - they have a dog lying in the middle of the bar, which you can't help but step around, and the 'manager' (a Farang/foreigner) told us off for getting too close, warning it can be aggressive and has a particular dislike of small humans. Dude, piece of advise - you run a hospitality joint, find another home for the dog! My recommendation, give this place a skip and go the Majestic bar a bit further down the beach instead.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

You have to eat here! The service staff are a 10, the owners are visible/attentive and clearly treat their employees well. The pad Thai, burgers, bbq, shakes, 100 baht desserts, and mojitos are well worth a try. Thank you so much for making our meals...a great experience. Everything was amazing from the tables on the beach to the attentive servers.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Absolutely amazing service staff couldn’t be more helpful my husband had the ribs which were amazing I had the fajitas which they flamed on the beach pretty special place and I would definitely recommend it

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

This beautiful bar restaurant is right at the opposite end of the beach from where we stay, but we always go there when in the area. The reason for this is that the situation is absolutely stunning and the same can be said for the...food. We had a Pomelo and prawn salad which was good but the star of the show was undoubtedly the Northern Thai noodle soup. Full of chicken, slightly creamy and delicious broth with crispy noodles on top – delicious! The staff are very friendly and great fun. There are several restaurants to choose from nearby but I highly recommend this one.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2020 via mobile

After renting a motorbike we decided to explore the island.We arrived on this beach and decided to have lunch in front of this wonderful landscape. This restaurant is placed on a huge and long sandy beach Very good food (typical and international) Nice and very...gentle staff Run by international owners Recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

Went with a party of 7. No one was disappointed. My husband shared a full rack of ribs with a garlic loaf of bread to start. Took half the ribs away. Service and food outstanding!!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Visited Koala once during our holiday. Very nice restaurant located right on the beach. Very good food, and we really liked the atmosphere. Nice and smiley staf. Would like to go there again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

Very friendly bar with Aussie manager and Geordie chef! Frozen margaritas were great as was the food! Great place to see the sunset!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

We started off with chatting with a very charmin Brit server, who gave us some excellent menu suggestions- all of which turned out wonderfully. The chef has mastered cooking calamari- not chewy at all. This restaurant does a great job providing unique, tasty, fruit based...dishes and salads with the best wine on the beach.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

Chicken kebab meat was very good quality. Fajitas very good too, loved the flames. English & Aussie guys waitering who were top class. Only reason it falls short of 5 stars is the food could do with a tiny bit more flavour that the produce...deserves but I can understand it’s probably better to play it safe with the tourists. My partner has given a 5 star review so 4.5 for the both of us is about right. I’ll definitely be back to try the ribs and maybe the steak. £25+ for 2 and I had a glass of red completely destroys the £80 spent in Sam’s Grill in Phuket.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020

They have Thai food but also very good western food if you want it for a change. HArd to find places to eat a good burger, but here is one. Friendly staff, very good Margeritas. The food is priced a bit higher than other places,...but is also better. Especially the western food, but it's worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Spent the late afternoon and evening at this awesome spot. Excellent service, cold beers and tasty food. Really worth going to for a chilled meal or drink

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

They have both western and Thai chefs. The owner is an amazing guy and the service is impeccable. The food is incredible and the sea side atmosphere is beautiful. Go. Just go!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Koala bar restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5