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Big Buddha Cafe (BBC)

14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 425 089
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Ranked #137 of 311 Restaurants in Bophut
Price range: $5 - $20
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai, International, Pizza & Pasta, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Beautiful sunset over Bangrak bay looking over the Big Buddha monument. BBC has been owned and operated since August 2002 by a Thai New Zealand family. The objective of the owners is to provide an affordable and quality meal in a relaxed environment with the main focus being the tremendous view. BBC is not fine dining and has a very large menu as well as often very large portions. As a mixed family, we know the problems of trying to satisfy all of the varied tastes of the family when eating out so have tried to cover it in our menu. We do get busy at times but do our best to cater to any special requests and always like to get feedback whether good or not so good. If you are in Samui in August 2012, please come along to our 10th anniversary party.
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stopped off for a drink to enjoy the sunset and we ordered a take away for 4. Am trying to be kind with my review but I can't! We ordered 2 green currys and 2 red currys and pork fried rice. We confirmed our order with the waitress( who didn't speak English very well, although better than my thai!)... More 

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bbcsamui, Owner at Big Buddha Cafe (BBC), responded to this review

Dear OTool123. I am sorry the food was not to your liking. I have talked with the waitress who took your order and also the Owner who offered to make new ones for you but you did not want new ones. You should remember the owner as she was the one that you rammed your shoulder into as you left... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Called in at about 4 for a beer and a snack. the place was empty Having read the reviews on TA and I was very hungry and thirsty i thought I had better get in quick and ordered a beer and some veg spring rolls. Well I found the service to be very prompt Veg spring rolls very nice and... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We ate here and as far as I remember the food was ok or average . Nothing to write home about . However it's an absolute must to come here for a drink and watch the sun go down . A magical experience

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We're staying in a 5 star resort on Ko Samui and fancied trying something different. The food at the resort is excellent, so our standards were already set very high. I'm pleased to report that we were not disappointed. Frankly, the thai yellow curry and Mussallam with medium heat is the best thai meal that we've ever eaten (and I'm... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to BBC because of the mostly good reviews on trip advisor. We were thoroughfully disapointed. OK, the view was great, but that was all. We ordered a simple pizza, a burger and BBQ ribs. We had to wait nearly one hour and we were the ONLY customers in the ENTIRE restaurant. The food was just terrible: obviously everything... More 

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bbcsamui, Owner at Big Buddha Cafe (BBC), responded to this review

Dear Lionel V, thank you for coming to BBC and thank you for your review. I apologise that things were not up to our normal standard. Sometimes when things are quiet, staff tend to "switch off" and do not provide the best quality or fastest service. Unfortunately it appears to be the case this time. Sorry again. Regards. Mark More 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The restaurant has a nice location with a big terrace facing the coast. The food was very good, and good value for money, although a bit above the Thailand average- The owner from New Zaeland was really fiendly and made us feel very confortable. The complete menu also included international, non-thai main courses, very convenient if travelling with children

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's great to sit in the restaurant (undercover but outside) and watch the boats and planes and sunset from mid-afternoon until evening. The food can be a bit hit and miss but the staff and owner are helpful and it is a very pleasant place to while away some time in Samui. Views are lovely and the beach is quiet.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed our food at BBC and the portions were generous. They will be renovating soon so didn't have everything available on the menu. Worth stopping there though.

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Sussex UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A revisit for us to the BBC, stopped off with big family group for lunch on their lovely terrace for stunning view. Kids had Pizza which was great, adults had a mixture of Thai and Western all fine and reasonably priced. Great service from very friendly and attentive owners, a very enjoyable relaxed family lunch

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a fab early evening meal here after visiting the Big Buddha. The owners are fab and he was a great person to have a chat to about Koh Samui and the things to do on the island. We went on a cloudy evening so missed sunset but it was nice to watch all the boats and watch the... More 

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Additional Information about Big Buddha Cafe (BBC)

Address: 14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 77 425 089
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Thai, International, Pizza & Pasta, New Zealand

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