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78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
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+66 77 245 347
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Melbourne, Australia
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal on the beach and the service and food were spot on, we booked a table as soon as we arrived at the walking street and our table was waiting for us. Simply beautiful seafood

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped about half an hour before closing time, we ordered the vegetable egg rolls and some seafood dishes. The egg rolls were delicious and the seafood was moslty cooked well but some pieces werent cooked as well but aside from that service was great and the staff was very friendly and attentive i would give it another shot next... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with cosy tables and pillows on the beach, situated in Bohput in the heart of the Fishermen's village. It is a really romantic place for eating seafood, especially lobsters, and enjoying the sea. Inside the restaurant you may find a big collection of cute elephants. The staff is very hospitable

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Hillsborough, California
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Happy Elephant for many years (>5 years), and always brought friends who visited Samui with us. While it was on the pricey side for local Thai food, we liked the ambiance, service and food was always a bit more refined than local mom & pop restaurants. We were disappointed by how pricey it was this... More 

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Thank tomsun
South Yorkshire
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can here with a party of 7 all had different things, everyone happy, great service nice table overlooking the sea nothing to complain about really a good everyday sort of choice

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Thank Lambsy
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large restaurant in the heart of Fishermans Village, with open air but covered seating at the rear overlooking Bophut beach, they even have tables on the beach which at night looks very appealing. Wide choice of food on the menu including fresh seafood displayed outside and cooked to order. I had BBQ Prawns in garlic an pepper sauce, cooked to... More 

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Thank Neil H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a gamble, I imagine after similar sound decisioning making as the other dinner-goers in the restaurant that night, having seen the mountain of seafood on strategic display at the front of the restaurant. So much fresh seafood, what could possibly go wrong?! We were happy we were able to snag a two-top on the deck away from some... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table on the terrace looking out over the beach and the atmosphere did not disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed athe food and the service was excellent.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst the building and view are gorgeous and the staff friendly, the food was disappointingly bland or seemingly 'dumbed down' for a non adventurous western palate. The food lacked the exciting fresh flavours of the local Thai eateries we have enjoyed. The prices were reasonable given its prime location but I'd prefer something less glitzy and more flavourful!

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Thank Lisa J
Sarnico, Italien
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for dinner, the location is beautiful where you sit right by the sea. For dinner we had thai curry which was average compared to other restaurants. Myself was going for grilled tuna in a tomato salsa. Unfortunately there is no salsa, just cutted cherry tomatoes covered full of garlic on top and in between. In my opinion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Soups, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: +66 77 245 347

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?