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The Funky Monkey Bar & Restaurant

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35/18 Moo 4 | Next to 7/11 and the National Park Entrance, Ko Samet, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 92 336 7843
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very very nice place with good food and nice staff. Our favourite restaurant when we stayed on the Island in march 2017. Very highly recommended!! Special regards and big thanks for the excellent food and service, from the family from Lomma Sweden.

1 Thank Linda S
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at a lot of restaurants on the island and the funky monkey is definitely the best by far in my opinion. The food is amazing and the staff are extremely polite and helpful. John, the owner, is very friendly and accommodating. I'm vegetarian and he got a member of staff to adapt one or two dishes for me,... More 

Thank Brenda M
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went here due to high rating on trip advisor and hunger for pizza. However, the place seems to be run by foreigners who occupy one table surfing the internet and collecting money from Thai staff. Worse than that the pizza was disappointing. It lacked flavour but was rich on fat. I would recommend places run by locals.

Thank timkato
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had a green chicken curry not too spicey and my partner had a small sized pizza. Owner and staff very friendly and food very good at a very reasonable price. Also drinks keenly priced.

Thank dickkimble10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We fancied a change of food and went looking for pizza. Funky Monkey seemed to be only one with it obviously a major part of the menu. English owner was friendly and attentive. He'll probably like you more if you like football! Good thai food as well. The pizza had an oily base but tasted good. Overall, just what we... More 

1 Thank Warwick John F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great homemade burgers and pizzas, superb breakfasts with proper bacon and proper sausages. I ate pizza at another place close by which was very poor, but here the pizzas are very tasty. They have very friendly staff and the service was fast. Good location, only two mins from the beach. Ate there everyday and will definitely be going back next... More 

Thank Nik3310
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

After 2 weeks of rice and veg, the pizza craving kicked in. I'm actually quite fussy about pizza and only usually eat the "proper" Italian stuff. You're not likely to find that in Thailand, especially on an island, so I went for the pizza here and it was fine. Tomato sauce was good, wasn't so keen on the base or... More 

1 Thank Catherine R
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had breakfast here on our first day in Samet. Was really very good they have a decent choice to pick from. The owner is very friendly and also being English was able to point us in the right direction oh where to go/what to see. The food was great and coffee was also very good, there was lots of people... More 

1 Thank MegLorc G
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Try this dish, it's unbelievable. The flavours are so intense, even if you go for the "not too spicy" option. Mix it up with the rice, and it will knock your socks off! Only 70 baht. Wow! Staff here are so friendly, I come here almost every day. I'll be sorry to leave the island.

1 Thank Simon R
Valkeakoski, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Noodle soups are good,but we need Johns Pizza during our holidays!Athmosphere is good.Restaurant IS clean.Very friendly staff.and the Heart of the place IS friendly John!! We come allways Back to enjoy the best pizza!

Thank Sirpa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/18 Moo 4 | Next to 7/11 and the National Park Entrance, Ko Samet, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Rayong Province  >  Ko Samet
  • Phone Number: +66 92 336 7843
Located in heart of the village of Koh Samed, next to 7/11, the national park entrance, and 2 minutes walk from Had Saikaew, The funky Monkey brings you the finest Thai, international and fusion foods. We pride ourselves on high quality food, with only the freshest ingredients, the finest cuts of meat and NO MSG used in our food. We have a large vegetarian menu and we pride ourselves on customer care too. You will be greeted with a friendly smile from our staff who make make you feel at home and welcome at the Funky Monkey. If it's just drinks from the bar, why not try an ice cold beer, fresh fruit shake are one of our delicious cocktails, whilst soaking up the atmosphere and listening to the fine music. We have free wi-fi for customers and show live sporting events from around the world. Not forgetting our very competitive low prices and happy hour from 13:00-18:00 daily, what are you waiting for? Hope to see you soon, you won't be disappointed…..

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