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Dining on the Rocks

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9/10 Moo 5, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 245 678
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 202
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    Very good
  • 49
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  • 15
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stunning location, terrible food

We visited Dining on the Rocks for our anniversary tonight. Whilst the location is beautiful, the meal was extremely disappointing. This is certainly not fine dining as it claims to be (in fact our meals were cold and either undercooked or burnt!) and I would recommend not wasting your money as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Nicola0303
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited Dining on the Rocks for our anniversary tonight. Whilst the location is beautiful, the meal was extremely disappointing. This is certainly not fine dining as it claims to be (in fact our meals were cold and either undercooked or burnt!) and I would recommend not wasting your money as there are equally lovely views elsewhere on koh Samui.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The ambience and location of this place is fantastic and definitely feels superb, however food is a disappointment and frankly not worth the kind of money they charge. There are only set menus - -5 and 3 course. The choices for vegetarians are limited and the sea food is just about good. We had the three course meal and must... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The menu is a fusion of Thai meets western cuisine and was great. An excellent setting for a romantic dinner.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited Samui in September on a purely foodie trip, so Dining on the rock is on my list as it is voted the most expensive ones on the island. I couldn't fault the scenery, the view from the dining platform is amazing, although the floorboards are girls' heels' worst enemy. I think the chef is trying out a Michelin... More 

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Scotland
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have read the mixed reviews on this restaurant and decided to see for myself what it was really like. The location is stunning, but we were disappointed with our meal. We started with cocktails. Mine was really watery and my husband had to ask for an extra shot of coffee to give his cocktail more oomph! There was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I regret not buying a ring for my girlfriend prior to having her birthday dinner here. It was the most wonderful and unforgettable experience of my life. The food was wonderful, the service was the best we had while away, and the views.... just wow. Tips: Be there for drinks at least 30 mins before sunset, otherwise you'll only get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've been there for a romantic diner with my wife. the setting is quite nice but you have to come during day light still remain otherwise you'll enjoy a nice view of the dark. the staff is nice but does not seem aware of the contents of the dishes ... do not ask questions outside the convoluted formulas to define... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you only have 1 splurge whilst you're in Koh Samui then make this it. The most unique & beautiful place I have ever eaten in. The staff gave us a lovely table with an early sitting so that we could appreciate dusk. The food is delicious, the staff are attentive without being on top of you all the time,... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our friends gave us the Dining on the Rocks as our wedding present - and we really enjoyed it. It is a pricy experience (about 300 Euro for 2 people), but a real treat for a special occasion. We had reserved the private table, but as it was raining we got a table on one of the 5 covered decks.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Whilst on our honeymoon in Ko Samui, my wife and I had the fortune in visiting this restaurant. Taking advantage of this upon my birthday, we arrived at the venue late in the afternoon, immediately welcomed by friendly staff and then uninterrupted views over the rocks and ocean expanses. Soon thereafter we enjoyed one of the most amazing culinary experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9/10 Moo 5, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
  • Phone Number: +66 77 245 678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 200
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view

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