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“My favourite place on Koh Samet”
Review of Banana Bar

Banana Bar
Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Ko Samet
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Malaysian, Thai
Restaurant details
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“My favourite place on Koh Samet”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

No kidding. This is what i look forward to the most on Koh Samet. I have been to the island at least 15 times. I dont eat meat and so this family run restaurant accommodates my diet. Gai ( dad) and Way (mom) run the restaurant and they are so kind and welcoming. Their twin daughters help out in between reading Thai comic books. Please visit to support their business and to taste some of the best thai food.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Sarah F
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Ware, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Mama's Home!”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Go to this restaurant! The food is great, quality is consistant and the portion size is just right!

Have the Yellow curry, Massaman curry or the fried rice and you will not be disapointed!

It's a family run restaurant with the husband doing all the cooking and the children will serve you sometimes but it has a good atmosphere. I have reviewed this restaurant before but we have been again to the island and its definitely worth a second mention!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Steve J
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Tasty curries”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Very tasty veggie green curry and veggie massaman curry. Both big bowls packed full of veg and owner/chef (seemed to be a one man show when we were there) was a nice friendly guy. Was 80 baht for a curry and 10 baht for rice. Doesn't have the ambiance of the beach front places but good tasty cheap (for koh samet) food.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Mrswonderstuff
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Tallinn, Estonia
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good and cheap”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Very-very cheap eats, good local food and local atmosphare right at the main road in the village. It is a family-owned place, and the whole family seems to be engaged, two young daughters act as waitresses. We ate there once but every time we passed by on our way to beach or back the place seemed to be full.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Triinuh
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Edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
382 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“great little family run place”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

authentic and cheap thai food - massaman is fantastic
basic surroundings in a family setting on main drag

Visited December 2012
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Thank kennytaylor
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