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Cafe Talay

) #26 of 85 Restaurants in Mae Nam €€ - €€€ Asian, Thai, International
121/3 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (2 reviews)
“thai food” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
121/3 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The location is stunning, the music was cool, the owner was friendly and enthusiastic. But service was slow even though it wasn't especially busy. And the food was just ok, nothing memorable between 4 of us.

Thank apandet
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I was introduced to this hidden gem by my friend C2 / Lea. The food here is fantastic and reasonably priced. The beach front location is second to none. Fast and efficient service and always with a smile. I will definately be be I. Thanks...More

Thank Denny W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very nice food and good service. Also right on the sand. I would definitely arrange return transport though as we found it hard to get back to our hotel.

Thank ReneePerth
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The view and the atmosphere is unbeatable. But unfortunately the meals are way below Koh Samui average. They should immediately change the chef and work on the taste and presentation of the meals.

Thank Asdoau
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We've eaten a lot of thai food this holiday and this was a below-average meal and experience. The food came out after an hour of waiting, it wasn't anything to shout home about. My massaman curry lacked any real taste.

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The restaurant is located directly at the beach, a very nice calm location. It comprises many tables and an open space. The food is very good, not original Thai but interesting and tasty. It's like Thai with european ideas. It is expensive but quality is...More

Thank Udo B
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great view. We would visit again. We were 10 people for lunch so we could not get our food at the same time - three people got their food when the rest of the group were ready to leave.

Thank ThereseH
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a rather small typical family run kind of restaurant. The location is really superb, some tables under a roof and every evening they are setting up some tables on the beach around some lights & torches on the beach transforming the restaurant to...More

Thank Lars M
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a long-time favourite! We have kept on returning to this beachfront restaurant and have never ever been disappointed. The steamed snapper is very good - not to mention the fish-cakes! The staff is extremely nice and does everything to make your visit a...More

Thank abiansrama
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We loved their chicken cashew dish but were a bit 'meh' about both the Tom yum and Tom Kha soups. The service was slowish since it seemed that only one guy was working both times we went. The ambience is nice and you can choose...More

Thank beebalm26
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121/3 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Mae Nam
With tables on the beach or inside the beautiful wooden restaurant with soft, gentle lighting in the evenings - Cafe Talay is perfect to visit day or night. A varied menu of well-cooked Thai and International dishes plus excellent cocktails. Friendly staff welcome you to dine and drink and enjoy the beautiful view of Koh Phangan.
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