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 best!”
Review of The Asylum

The Asylum
Ranked #105 of 293 Restaurants in Ko Lanta
Price range: US$2 - US$6
Cuisines: Mexican, Thai, Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Description: Located on Klong Dao Beach, on the island of Koh Lanta; The Asylum offers a relaxed Beach Side environment. Good Food, and Chilled Music, Massage and morning Yoga... Relax and Rejuvenate. Free Wifi and Book Exchange.
Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The Asylum Koh Lanta is a wonderful place to chill by the beach side for a completely relaxing experience with amazing food and wonderful hosts. Michael and May make this place particularly awesome with their vibrant, caring, interesting, fun and relaxing personalities! The food tastes incredible and is made with love and care. Ive eaten many things here and loved them all! however my favourite is May's Muesli Pancakes with home made Muesli and freshly brewed coffee! A perfect way to start the day sitting by the ocean. Can't wait to come back!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Honor S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food and lovely service!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dropped in here for lunch one day and the owner Michael invited us for fresh seafood dinner that night on the BBQ. He picked up the fish that afternoon from the markets and safe to say it is one of the best meals we've had on our stay. Absolutely delicious! As was the lunch we had (both of us had a curry, also fantastic!).

May and Michael are wonderful hosts, very friendly and a great source of information on activities on the island.

Would definitely recommend a visit!

1 Thank Karine85
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Hot chicken chilly. Yum!”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The owner recommended the home-made chicken in chilly spices. We took it in both a salad and a sandwich, with an added chedder cheese. The chicken was fantastic - hot and spicy and goes great with the cheese (well worth the extra cash).
Good value and nice people.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank linis_trip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ko Lanta, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I keep coming back!!!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

These guys know a thing or 2 about food, coffee and service. I have been coming to Lanta for 10yrs, and have been going to Asylum ( aka coffee asylum) for nearly as many. This couple know how to run a business. May the Thai owner is very sweet and accommodating, loves to play games and knows a thing or 2 in the kitchen. Sunset is my favourite time of the day to spend at Asylum. The cocktails are delish, music ambient, relaxing atmosphere. The home made Muesli is incredible, the BBQ's amazing value.
Now on Klong Dao beach.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank roberttree
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic BBQ and company ”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

We dropped in to here for a drink while walking along the beach and Michael asked us along to a barbecue later the same evening. Market day (Monday - but there are several) means fresh food and it definitely hit the spot. A large portion of prawns, chicken, squid and a fantastic piece of meaty mackerel... Served with corn on the cob and grilled aubergines. Several beers later and we found ourselves sitting at the bar talking to Michael and his wife, Mae, who were very hospitable hosts. Looking forward to our next visit there.

1 Thank Sam E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Asylum also viewed

Ko Lanta, Krabi Province
Ko Lanta, Krabi Province

Been to The Asylum? 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