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“Beautiful location, very tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tantra Restaurant

Tantra Restaurant
Ranked #138 of 231 Restaurants in Ko Chang
Price range: US$3 - US$15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, very tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

We ate at Tantra during our stay at Nirvana. The location of the restaurant and decor is beautiful. We mostly ate the recommended Thai dishes which were very tasty. It is more expensive than other restaurants but it is still cheap by our standards a at home. The restaurant is very tranquil, it was only our party and another on the evening. The restaurant offers a free pickup and drop off service if you dine there so that was extremely handy for our friends who dined with us who were staying at another hotel.
The service is a little slow but we were not bothered by this as this is not a quick in, quick out type of place. We just sat back and chilled in the large deck chairs and enjoyed the scenery, company and ambience.
Overall a lovely culinary experience, would definitely go back again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Joanne M
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Prague, Czech Republic
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Doesn´t meet expectations!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

Tantra Restaurant was part of Nirvana Resort where we spent our vacation and because we were highly impressed about all positive reviews, we went to try it first night.
Honestly spoken, I was little bit disappointed. Despite location is excellent - hard to imagine something more romantic than building on the pillars directly on the see with excellent seaside view with only wooden decoration and furniture, but service was really poor - waitress was friendly, but incredibly slow and food only average. I can say that food is a little bit overpriced considering the quality.
Maybe the situation is a bit difference during the peak season, but during October it wasn´t the best place where to eat on Ko Chang.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Stanislav M
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3 reviews
“Overrated restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012 via mobile

We went to this restaurant first night at Koh Chang as following TripAdvisor's review but seriously disappointed.

Service is really slow and meat was undercooked and not tasty (French & Thai = marketing of small potion). Order something is not in the menu and staff should be mentioned before order. Other customers were smoking beside of us while eating. We are really offended the basic concept of restaurant.

Something positive ?

Good location but far away from main road anywhere.

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Thank DaRiAuS999
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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16 reviews
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“Excellent ambiance, but......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

We apparently decided to visit on an 'off' night. We booked a shuttle to drive us from Kae Bei to Tantra based on reviews read here. Have to say the waterfront location and decor are quite stunning at night. So, it was worth the effort to travel here as even the photos do not do justice to this unique restaurant .

It appears our troubles stemmed from the dinning room being understaffed. A single young lady was attending to approximately 20 to 25 guests that evening. Our bottle of wine was delivered after an extended delay. Dinner arrived approximately an hour after the order was taken. We had an appetizer that escapes memory, Pad Thai Goong and Beef Panang. The wine, which is apparently self served in this establishment (minor complaint) was well finished by the time our entrees arrived. Unfortunately, we had to return the fifth entree which our party of four did not order. The waitress looked confused as to why we declined to accept it.

While I suspect the food will be to most visitors liking, my Thai wife did not at all care for her entree - eating only a bit of the shrimp and pushing the Pad Thai around on her plate. In fairness, she was so upset regarding the service I doubt she would have found anything enjoyable. The balance of our entrees were tasty, but fell well short of exceptional or "world class" as some of the other reviewers have mentioned. In fact, I know that one can find other options on the island at equal quality. The presentation is as one would expect so they seem to have that aspect of the dinning experience sorted.

In short, I am confident that I would not make the effort to return here. However, my review should be tempered by the fact that any dinning establishment can have service issues and I just picked the wrong night to visit Tantra.

  • Visited August 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“What a dream! best restaurant in Koh chang!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

set in the most beautiful setting, in the Nirvana resort (VERY recommended also!) this place is something else. a world class restaurant. the chef if gifted! this is by far the best restaurant in the island and you have to go there - it is well worth the drive!
the chef excelled in combining local ingredients and flavors with french finish. just amazing.
after a month in Thailand, sitting and enjoying a good glass of wine with AMAZING FRENCH selection of cheese, was a dream come true!

Visited July 2012
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Thank AleXfendeR
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