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Happy Elephant

€€ - €€€Seafood, Asian, Thai
78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Thailand
+66 77 245 347
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (75 reviews)
“shrimp” (19 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Soups, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Thailand
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1 - 10 of 922 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location was beautiful and that’s it. The food was average and expensive and the service was surprisingly bad.

Thank Noaguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across Happy Elephant whist trying to narrow down a veggie friendly restaurant along the village strip. What a gem! The staff were attentive and extremely adaptable. We shared a tofu ‘red’ curry made with coconut cream (so it appeared more yellow/pale) and a...More

Thank Mandakini P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing extraordinary, but was very good. I tried a few dishes and they were all good. The view is beautiful and the outside area is shaded so you can enjoy the views and not be in the sun.

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Had a delicious Thai meal on the beach - although there is seating available inside, we wanted to enjoy the experience more. It also entertained the children who didn't feel so cooped up in a restaurant especially when light-up toys came round for sale and...More

Thank D0nna1975
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Busy but accommodating and has a good atmosphere. Service was very good, and we weren’t left waiting to order food or drinks. Situated in a busy part of Bophuts fisherman’s village it is ideal if you want to mix in with a bit of market...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at the Happy Elephant twice during our stay in Samui on both occasions we found the quality of the food excellent and the staff and service superb. Having read some of the less positive reviews we can only assume they got a...More

Thank thedees2014
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Smiling, happy and helpful staff led us to our table on the beach. A man made sand bank, seperates the restaurant from the sea, eliminating people passing by your table, unlike some other places here. The setting is perfect with dimmed lighting, the gentle crash...More

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 22 August 2018

When entering the food, I knew I will get overpriced food compared to what you can get in Thailand. Still, you also pay for the location, view, etc....and normally, service should be great when paying those prices...but they really missed on this. We ordered Satay...More

Thank Marcus K
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

On our last night in Samui decided to eat here due to the variety on the menu and location. We have spent 10 nights in Samui and have eaten at many places in Fisherman’s Wharf all great. Last night here spoilt by absolutely rude service...More

Thank Molly0910
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and we were seated quickly on the balcony overlooking the sea, great view! Staff were friendly and efficient. We ordered a fairly standard Thai meal and some kids options. Food was very good, flavours and chilli heat balance all great. Couldn’t...More

Thank Lechef27
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: +66 77 245 347
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