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“Lucky find”

Buddha View Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 270 Restaurants in Ko Chang
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Unique Food. Thai Classics and European signature dishes. Homemade pasta, Pizza, Bread, Australian Tenderloin Steak, Seafood BBQ, real Coffee.
Reviewed 3 January 2018

After our previous dinner arrangements fell through we arrived without a booking on the evening of New Year’s day. As a consequence, the restaurant was pretty rammed – but they happily fitted us in. We were pleased and surprised to get the last available table.

This restaurant’s biggest selling point is the location on the water – and great ambience. It is cool without being too pretentious. The décor is well thought out (although I’m not sure how my hard core Buddhist friends would feel about Buddha statues being used to decorate a bar) with warm lighting and a welcoming vibe.

Service is informal and friendly. On the night we were there the restaurant was unusually full and staff were visibly stretched (and possibly feeling a little under-the-weather from the night before) but somehow maintained decorum. One of our dishes didn’t arrive on time, but the manager graciously gave us free food to compensate, so no-one was put out by this.

The casual-dining menu is extensive with a range of competently prepared falang and Thai dishes. The fare on offer is quite standard for Thailand (I live in Bangkok) – but unusually good for that end of Koh Chang, where bankable blandness in other tourist restaurants is often the order of the day. I had the burger, which came with fries. It certainly hit the spot after a day of sun burn and hangover. The cocktails are extremely good – and due to the long wait caused by the rushed kitchen we had quite a few of them, which was no-one at my table minded very much.

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janderycke, Owner at Buddha View Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks! We hope to see you again under normal circumstances :)

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Ive worked and lived in Thailand for some 15 years. This is up there as one of the best places for food ice been to. Amazing authentic dishes with added flavour that makes them a bit unique. You can tell they are top ingredients used. Although the service was Good, the food took sometime to come out but the owner did come over and explain his staff had been out all evening to celebrate NY so gave them benefit of the doubt. Decor and location and views are great. Well worth a try in my book.

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janderycke, Owner at Buddha View Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Super nice to have had you as our customers and we hope we can welcome you again soon :) Thanks for your kindness

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is one hyped restaurant at Koh Chang. I can't understand why? It's great environment and cosy restaurant. But the food is just ordinary tourist Thai food.

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janderycke, Owner at Buddha View Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

First of all, thanks for reviewing us.
We've been running our restaurant for over 11 years now and always try to please our costumers, with both a nice experience and quality food. So calling us 'hyped' and a 'tourist trap' doesn't fit our profile. Our current Thai Chef is with us for over 6 years and does for 99% of our costumers and for us a really good job.
You must be a real foodie and expert in Thai Traditional cuisine to have all this knowledge..
I'm sorry to hear you didn't like your experience with us and I hope you are as critical for yourself as you are to others.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great lunch, calamari rings and salad for starters; fried rice, prawns, cashew nuts, pineapple in a half pineapple along with barracuda in yellow curry for main course; fresh pineapple juice to accompany the food.

Restaurant is traditional Thai, wood on stilts over the sea, very picturesque with the sunlight sparkling off the sea and a light sea breeze too keep everyone cool.

Menu has many super dishes for western or eastern palates.

Well worth a visit to this end of the island.

Thank DadSan
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janderycke, Owner at Buddha View Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks for reviewing us.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We spent Christmas Day here eating my favourite meal so far!!

Was so lovely and relaxing being served our lovely meals whilst dangling our legs over the water. Great shops near by also!

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janderycke, Owner at Buddha View Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks for your review!

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