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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

We went there based on Tripadvisor reviews and had a great meal. Don’t let the name fool you: it is far from a bar. We felt more like eating in a private house. The place is small and we counted only around 7 tables. It...quickly filled up after our arrival and all tables remained occupied during our dinner. It is a very popular place and, in my opinion, for a reason. The food was excellent. We had a variety of Thai dishes, all fresh made and tasted excellent. Spaghetti for the kids was good as well. Good and friendly service. The only thing is that you need to realise is that this is a very small (scale) restaurant. Compared to many other places, you might need to wait longer for your food. But, when it arrives on the table, it is freshly cooked, hot and very tasty. I really liked the place and will definitely try to go back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

This place is absolutely amazing, the lady who runs it is amazing ! So much character . Thai green curry is absolutely delicious, great price we went back to this place multiple times on our 4 day trip to ko samet. We couldn’t stay away!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

Absolutely fabulous Best Thai food I have ever had!! And the lady who owns it is a fantastic person Recommend highly all food made from scratch! Few tables but worth the wait!!! Annie

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Got a massaman curry and a garlic and pepper pork dish, both were delicious. I was a bit hesitant as I didn't want to end up in a tourist trap but it was one of the best meals I had on the island

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

What a wonderful find, just walking down the road passing all the brightly lit canteen style restaurants and came across this delightful family run establishment. Not many tables, so does get very busy, but the Thai green curry was excellent as was their fried seafood...curry. It's the kind of place that you shouldn't give a good review for because you want to keep it for yourself. But it's been found, so have got to recommend it.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

The only place l eat evening meal whilst on Samed. Best massaman curry in Thailand. I wouldn't eat anywhere else, even if you were paying.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the main street where everything goes on in Samed, super local style, cheap food but low/standard quality. Did not feel at all the 4.5 stars given to the restaurant on Tripadvisor. Could go again for a fast bite when hungry...but dont expect much moreMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

It's great for an evening out on the island. Delicious home cooked food, lovely atmosphere. It's not a posh place and it doesn't need to be, but if you want damn good food with good service then this is the place.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

The food was very good!! Simple Thai food with an amazing taste! Friendly ealderly couple with good food. Best taste until now in Thailand

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Ate 21/2 with my family, Thai food was excellent and really good value. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

The food was great, value for money and top quality service. The thing that makes this place is the elderly lady who runs it. What a character! Divine, we loved her!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

We don't understand the overall rating of this restaurant. The food is good but the welcome is cold and the hygiene very limited. It's really a shame to be so badly received without knowing why. In this restaurant we are very far from the land...of smiles and hospitality. We will never go there again.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

Super good! Good good, good service, nice prices and very nice people! It’s a pretty place and it’s comfy chairs! I really recommend this!!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

Ok, probably you have to wait for everything. Table, menu, drinks and food. But… it’s worth every minute. Give some love to Mama of the house and you get ten times back! And the food is soooo good! We got wonderful memories from our first...visit at Banana bar 😍 The cat was friendly too despite the look 🐈‍⬛More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Another fine restaurant worthy of its high rating. Can not fault the food or the service. Fully recommend and will be returning

Date of visit: December 2022
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Banana Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5