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Bailan Beach Restaurants

Bailan Beach restaurants are cosy, friendly affairs as you expect of this local area where development has been steady rather than spectacular.

As well as standard Thai, you can also find some seafood spots, Italian and Korean food and a couple of cafes.

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Thai Food

Tamarin is the main attraction in the center of the village, normally nicely busy for its well priced Thai cooking, with a Khmer slant. Elsewhere, there are a few cheap and cheerful Thai places dotted along the main street – Coconut (Thum and Di’s) next door to Cocoon at the northern end, J & K, Tamarin’s neighbour and the Issan style, Nanny, diagonally opposite the White House turning.

For noodle soup, look no further than Pah Jae, the large house by the crossroads in the centre and by the bridge, the small restaurant with attached minimart knocks up a great cashew nut chicken (complete with long dried red chillies).


For seafood, head down the street by Harley Moon Hideaway to Daw, the large restaurant over the water at the bottom or if open, Preecha Seafood, behind the police box at the northern end.

As you would expect, prices are a little higher than the other Bailan Beach restaurants.

Other Cuisines – Bailan Beach Restaurants

Down on the beach, next door to Mercure Hideaway, the Italian owned Lisca Beach is a charming cafe, offering a nice mix of authentic Italian and Thai dishes – a terrific spot to wile away the hours. It’s open in high season only.

Offering French bistro style food alongside Thai options, the in-house diner at Cocoon has a nice atmosphere – full bar and pool table too. A few doors down, the chef at Vanara Resort has an excellent reputation built up over many years at different establishments, so well worth giving his food a try.

In a great setting down by the sea, this time in the middle of town, you can get real Korean food at Kohchang 7. The long menu with its vast array of choices also carries details on each dish – very useful for those not familiar with this delicious cuisine.

Coffee – Bailan Beach Restaurants

Finally, for coffee, Bailan Cafe in the centre of the village offers a good range of the usual choices, though its opening hours can be erratic.

Pricing Code/Per person in Baht (B) excluding drinks: B = under 100; BB = under 500; BBB = over 500.

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Per Person: B – BB

In the center of the village, with tables on the terrace behind the tamarind tree. Good, tasty Thai cooking, with a Khmer influence from this very popular diner, run by a French and Cambodian couple. Well priced, breakfast too.

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Kohchang 7

Per Person: B – BBB

Korean restaurant by the sea at the traveller resort. Full and authentic menu (the owner is Korean) including Bi Bim Bap (pork and mixed veg rice with egg), Dak Bok Keum Tang (chicken and potato stew), kimchi, stir fried rice cake. Other Thai and western choices too. Nice spot with great views back to Lonely Beach.

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Lisca Beach

Per Person: B – BBB

Italian owners so expect authentic pizza, pasta, paella and more than decent Thai food at this relaxed beachside diner. Cocktails, chilled beers and great tunes as well as glamping tents, massage and friendly hosts. Recommended.

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