We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Nice spot, ok food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kon-Tiki New Nordic Beach Restaurant & Bar

Kon-Tiki New Nordic Beach Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #50 of 151 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Price range: US$3 - US$30
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, Asian, Pub, Thai
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Kontiki New Nordic Beach Bar and Restaurant is the largest beach bar and restaurant on Lamai Beach. Happy Hour Everyday! Kontiki is always a buzz with weekly events such as our popular Lamai Fire Beach Parties Fridays and Mondays. There is something for everybody at Kontiki!
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice spot, ok food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Great spot on the beach at night, food was nice but very slow service . They did not get the kids food till last and we were all finished by the time their meals were served.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Michael P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

437 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    126
    175
    71
    32
    33
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Watch those Bucket Drinks!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Have been to Lamai a number of times and always spend a few hours at the Swing Bar. Food is tasty and eating on the beach is wonderful. Spent one afternoon here planning to eat on the beach but never made it. Too much alcohol in the little red bucket!!! Fun was had by all. Will return. The place does need a lick of paint and an upgrade but it is a Lamai icon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Mog11y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We've been to the Swing Bar almost every day on our trip to koh samui! Great cocktails, yummy food, brilliant service and an amazing view!

Helpful?
Thank Ellie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“seems to be difficult to barbecue fish...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We went for late dinner and ordered SomTum, barbecued Tuna and a Red Snapper. Som Tum with crab came with raw crab in pieces (including Shells) - no Chance to break them up.
The Tuna was dry and Butter garlic Sauce would have fittet better for Popcorn.
The Snapper came more than half an hour late - in a way that the waitress herself said I should test if it is done... half raw fish...
At least they managed to heat it up after another ten minutes - a pitty that the spicy Sauce came on top of the Fish - they forgott to remove the scales...
Definitely NOT recommendable.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Taomeister
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pretentious, stripped of authenticity and Thai charm”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

After reading all the devious we decided to visit Swing Bar on our recent hols to Samui.

The location is great right on a beach, but the loud music killed any sound of the sea. The place is a bit like lunapark where owner threw everything and anything at you creating what I can only call a confusion. The menu consist of dozens of pages, but it's layout doesn't make sense. The food was bland and below average - we ordered Thai classics, but it was lacking the flavour.

The staff is nice, but nowhere close to the traditional Thai hospitability. When we decided to move from the table to the lounger we were asked to pay the bill in case we run away!

Overall this place may be a good choice for a night party, but I would stay away if you wanted to come for a dinner.

They almost try to hard to attract everyone and forgot why people are coming to Thailand. Sometimes less is more.....

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Agnieszka G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Kon-Tiki New Nordic Beach Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Lamai Beach, Maret
 
Lamai Beach, Maret
Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province
 

Been to Kon-Tiki New Nordic Beach Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing