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Fai - the dining experience

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53/5 Moo 4 Phang Ka, | Talling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
+66 86 060 3118
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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fai is a little cosy restaurant based in Elements Boutique Resort, easily accessible to outside visitors as well. It has a good breakfast/ brunch/ lunch menu, and a lightweight wine selection to go with that. Brunch/ lunch is probably the best option to explore ... unless you are up for the juice/ smoothie/ salad extravaganza. Now this is really what... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast, adequate range and good quality. Western dinner menu is quite pricey, we ordered the Thai food which should only served at Bamboo (the other restaurant) and it was good if not outstanding. If you are staying at Elements it's a good option but I wouldn't rush there if you're staying somewhere else.

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Labuan Island, Malaysia
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191 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Breakfast for hotel guests served here. Muslim diners can request for halal food before arrival. Good service

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Hotel is excellent but food very average considering what you can expect to get by the beaches. Too expensive for the quality.

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Thank Sbarros1971
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

I have eaten here many times. The food is always fresh and tasty. True Thai cuisine at its best. Although I often stay away from 'bottom feeders' their seafoof is excellent and I have never had any problems afterwards.

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Hong Kong
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Fai is the in house restaurant for Elements Boutique Resort and Spa. We have stayed 3 times here and find Fai a great place to eat. The free breakfast has a wide range of options and it all tastes fresh. The lunch menu provides plenty of options including club sandwiches, pizza and salads. The smoothies are really nice also. We... More 

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Mougins, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

FAI restaurant has been a good experience. Breakfeast is excellent and I recommend it (included in the room price of the Element hotel). For lunch and dinner, the Thai food cuisine is good. You can share the Bamboo restaurant menu list in this restaurant (more thai food proposal than european).

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a great selection of food from Thai to Western. Our meals were fresh, well prepared and well presented. Great atmosphere and nice location on the south of the island. The only disappointing thing was the service. This may have been due to the language barrier so I'd suggest to them, having at least one person around that... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at FAI - the in-house restaurant at Elements Boutique & Spa resort. Fusion menu with emphasis on fresh fish and vegetable. Service was friendly without being overpowering. Good range of New World wines at reasonable prices. We enjoyed the cocktails especially good value during the happy (2) hr period !

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Thank Steve C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Serves good selection of breakfast. Can order multiple times until you are satisfied! Western choices are better than local Thai dishes though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
European, Thai, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53/5 Moo 4 Phang Ka, | Talling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: +66 86 060 3118

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?