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John's Garden

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26/22 Moo 4, Soi Wat Napralarn | Maenam Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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+66 77 247 694
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Had it today and i am writing the review straight away so trust me guys its worth a visit,John i hope to see Chicken Qorma on your menu next time i visit;) Thanks for the tasty food and lovely service.

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Thank RabiaMirza
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

A group of friends and I arrived at John's Garden one evening - without realising we had to book in advance. Whoever met us at the door was extremely rude and turned us away! Instead of trying to make a plan or hurry some lingering patrons on, he lost 8 customers

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Thank Cit M
johnsgardensamui, Propriétaire at John's Garden, responded to this review

hello, why so many anger and lies for nothing, the night you came over it was me who meet you at the entry, you did not stay at the door but came in abd walked to the bar, at this point i nicely came to you explaining that the restaurant was fully booked and i also showed you a group... More 

Vicenza, Italy
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Saree Samui, and walked up to John's from down the street - looked cool from the outside... Great service, peaceful and wonderful atmosphere, and best Pad Thai I've ever had. John and his staff are awesome - thanks for making our vacation special!

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Thank Ian C
johnsgardensamui, Propriétaire at John's Garden, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking time to review my restaurant. walking up in the morning and seeing your review made my day and keeps us going to do better every day. I am glad that you enjoyed my restaurant, and very happy to see that you loved our pad thai. it was really our pleasure to serve you and making... More 

cape Town
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant to have friendly service, delicious food and the most exquisite setting. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a peaceful night out. I'm honestly surprised to see some of the negative comments about the restaurant owner. We met him in person and he was exceptionally friendly and courteous, even when dealing with customers who we... More 

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Thank Talikinns
johnsgardensamui, Propriétaire at John's Garden, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking some time to leave us a review on trip advisor. reading your review, really made my day and gives us power to keep going and try do always better. I am glad that you enjoyed my restaurant and thank you for supporting my cause of dealing with weird poeple some times, but we will always... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Loved the owner (he was so nice with our kids), loved the place (such great atmosphere, nice furniture, lovely divided into small "islands" where you could sit in quiet), loved the food!

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Thank Anna R
johnsgardensamui, Propriétaire at John's Garden, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking some time to review my restaurant. It was our pleasure to have you with your children as guest in my restaurant. I am glad that you loved , the atmosphere, furniture, and most important the food. thanks for coming and hope to meet you again here in samui in the future with your children. with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We ate here last night. The food was good, ambience and service were good. However, as a group of 4 we ordered 3 drinks each with dinner and were charged for 6 per person. Upon querying our bill we were met with aggression and intimadation from the owner John. Only recommend this place if you are prepared to be over... More 

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johnsgardensamui, Propriétaire at John's Garden, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your nice review, i am glad that you enjoyed the good food and the ambience and the service. seems like you are feeling better today, because yesterday that was not the case, after drinking 19 long island ice tea and 4 sex in the garden cocktails with 3 of your friends. the real story is that at... More 

London
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I have been regularly over the years; the Service and standard of food are as good as anything I've experienced in Koh Samui. With clever use of lighting and tables cleverly situated around the garden, it can have an amazing atmosphere

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Thank John R
Munich, Germany
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Amazing tropical Garden-location and great great food!!! We love! John from (french( Switzerland knows his Business - that's for sure! Thanks for a fantastic evening! Probably you won't find a better place around and you should not try....

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Thank Trav-ALA2012
Fethiye, Turkey
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116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. Service was a bit slow as it was very busy the night we were there. But the food was fresh and very delicious. The layout of the restaurant means that there are some very private eating areas. Great toilets and some fantastic furniture. Will definitely go back......best beef in the area.

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Thank emerald11
johnsgardensamui, Propriétaire at John's Garden, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking time to leave a review. i am glad that you enjoyed your evening in our restaurant, i will apologise for the slow service that can happen in my restaurant as all the food is made fresh on the minutes without any frozen product. thank you for understanding and tre good point of the slow service... More 

Phuket, Thailand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We've just finished dining at John's and fell in love with the beautiful garden. We choose this restaurant after reading reviews on trip advisor. We enjoyed our meal however, felt that it did not live up to the hype of other reviewers. Come here if you want a romantic evening with stunning surroundings.

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Thank James L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
European, Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26/22 Moo 4, Soi Wat Napralarn | Maenam Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Mae Nam
  • Phone Number: +66 77 247 694
Description
John's Garden is a typical restaurant offering Thai and Western food in a warm and friendly place !

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