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“Where's the Thai complexity of flavor?”

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 12 January 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance to this place. You're literally out on the pier and I can't think of a better location on this side of the island. Food is good but lacking the complexity in flavors and spices.

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

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We had lunch today at Buddha View Restaurant.
We sat near the front, dangling out legs through a hole in the floor towards the water.
As we have 3 kids i was a little concerned about my kids falling in the water, they do not listen and rarely sit still.
The food was good and the experience was enjoyable.
There were several items that we ordered that were forgotten but these were rectified as soon as we mentioned it.
This is a lovely restaurant, food is good quality and location is memorable.
We will be back.

Thank neald328
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janderycke, Owner at Buddha View Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks for visiting us, we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Cool restaurant with good food and views - both across the bay and through the floor to the sea bed.

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

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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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