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Happy Turtle

105/1 Moo 1,Bailan Bay, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
+66 89 252 9287
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (17 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
“curries” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
105/1 Moo 1,Bailan Bay, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and drinks and ended up staying late into the night sampling our way through the cocktail menu. Really beautiful peaceful setting for a lovely meal.

Thank RAMcNamara
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Mercure wich is located 300m away. The food at Happy Turtle is simply fantastic. we also had breakfast with delicious coffee. we can absolitely recommend this place.

Reviewed 17 March 2018

We came back to this area after 3 years. Happy turtle was one of the reasons we wanted to come back. It was such a joy to discover that this place is delivering a consistent high quality of the food and service. They provide great...More

Thank Yaniv H
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We stopped to have a coffee as we found this place very calm and relaxing. The espressos were very good, far better than the others we had on the island. We started to chat with the owners who were very friendly with us. They gave...More

Thank DavKir01
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The guy “European” who served us was rude and totally not personality equipped for this type of business. I have no idea why he continues with it. Think they should re name the restaurant the unhappy Turtle 🐢!More

Thank Robert A
happyturtleKohChang, Owner at Happy Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

I guess you where the spanish guys that came by and saw me making a cappucino and you wanted one ,,, but i was closed ,, we had filming team here and where about to start the film set ,, so i made cappucinos to...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Good menu, decent prices, higher than others for drinks. I think the best food in Bailan, particularly the local dishes. The place offers cooking lessons so you expect a high degree of cuisine. Service is good and tables cleaned quickly. They have a pool table...More

Thank hemingwayaway
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The owner, an expat Swede was extremely uninterested borderlining rude to us. We left with a really bad feeling of the whole experience. On a positive note - the ladies working the floor was really nice and the drink was nice and this is why...More

1  Thank Fredrik G
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Nice cozy restaurant in small village near our hotel. First no smoking restaurant we entered on Koh Chang. After some searching I decided to try Penang Curry, one of my favorite dishes in Thailand because it has so many depths in flavor. Also a bit...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

They seemed understaffed for how many people were there and so anytime we needed the waiter/owner we had to keep our eyes peeled for several minutes and stop him as he meandered around. It took well over half an hour for our appetizer (nachos) to...More

Thank Josh C
happyturtleKohChang, Owner at Happy Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

yes you are correct we are understaffed .and I try to juggle everything outside with one person .. and you walked in when the restaurant was full ,, so the food will take some time ,, and Nachos with cheese is just that like the...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

This amazing, delightfully simple little place, was full every night when we were in Bailan for 10 days in January...so get there early or reserve a table to get your place! [They're currently only open in the mornings for breakfast and coffees, and in the...More

Thank Hils5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105/1 Moo 1,Bailan Bay, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Trat Province  >  Ko Chang
  • Phone Number: +66 89 252 9287
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HAPPY TURTLE IS NOW FOR SALE ASK FOR MORE INFO Happy turtle is located in Bailan bay on Koh Chang. We offer you real Thai food (if you ask for spicy it will be..), we also have a nice mix of western food.In our bar we have nice fresh coffee, cocktail/drinks , ice cream, milkshakes, fruit shakes.We use no MSG in the cooking and everything is prepared from scratch when orderd,,, so with a buzy restaurant you might have to wait a bit for the food. we think it is well worth it
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