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Big Buddha Cafe (BBC)

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Pizza, International, Thai, Pasta, New Zealand
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14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 425 089
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Hello. BCC is currently closed for renovations. We expect it re-open under...
Hello. BCC is currently closed for renovations. We expect it re-open under new management and with a new style in June / July 2015 ... and then we can get back to looking at the beautiful sunset. From Por, Mark, Anna and Jacob ... thanks to all the customers that came to BBC since we opened her in 2002. We very much appreciate the business, the wonderful times, the feedback, the comments, the advice, the learning experiences and especially the huge amount of friendship that we have received over the many years. Cheers.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful place to watch the sunset

We stopped by here an hour or so before sunset one afternoon and enjoyed a few cocktails. Once the sun set we had dinner. The choice was varied from thai dishes to hamburgers so has somethign for everyone. The sunset from here is amazing and worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Maroubra, Australia
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Bangkok
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Formerly, the BBC Restaurant was a warm, hospitable place, right on the beach with allegedly some of the best sunsets on Samui. The food was excellent, with a good choice of seafood, Barracuda and shark, with special all inclusive evenings once a week. Sadly, that has now all changed! The whole operation has been scaled down, the vibrant atmosphere has... More 

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

Hi, The BBC has been sold and has been closed for some time getting ready to become a small 26 room hotel with a 180 seat restaurant. The few weeks prior to closure, things were certainly scaled down as we tried to use up old stock and allow time for the staff to find new jobs (the uncertainty for all... More 

Maroubra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped by here an hour or so before sunset one afternoon and enjoyed a few cocktails. Once the sun set we had dinner. The choice was varied from thai dishes to hamburgers so has somethign for everyone. The sunset from here is amazing and worth the visit.

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Waipu, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Right on the beach, great views. Friendly service, didn't eat here just stopped in for a drink. Not very busy when we were there. Seemed to lack atmosphere.

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maenam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

when you are at big Buddha and hungry, go to BBC. nice view, good food, service. take your time to relax and enjoy your meal.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have been coming to samui for many years and always make a visit to the big Buddha and BBC cafe for sunset... Yes it's a little run down but the food is great and it really does have the best sunset.. We were sad to hear that the owner was selling up after 20 years and a 30 room... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
  • Phone Number: +66 77 425 089

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza, International, Thai, Pasta, New Zealand

Description

Hello. BCC is currently closed for renovations. We expect it re-open under new management and with a new style in June / July 2015 ... and then we can get back to looking at the beautiful sunset. From Por, Mark, Anna and Jacob ... thanks to all the customers that came to BBC since we opened her in 2002. We very much appreciate the business, the wonderful times, the feedback, the comments, the advice, the learning experiences and especially the huge amount of friendship that we have received over the many years. Cheers.
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

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