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Big Buddha Cafe (BBC)

14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
+6677425089
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Ranked #57 of 143 restaurants in Bophut
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Thai, International, Pizza & Pasta, New Zealand
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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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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Dubai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Dubai
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

For me this restaurant is a very good expample for average in all kinds of view. Eating not bad, but not special. Same same with staff, cleanliness (toilets), the beach near the restaurant ... But still better to go to this restaurant, than to the near restaurants at the small half-island of Big Buddha, that is for sure.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This iconic restaurant, only metres from Koh Samui's most popular attraction, Big Buddha, correctly boasts having the "Best Sunset in Koh Samui". I would suggest getting here around 1 hour before sunset, enjoy the half price Happy Hour cocktails, watch the sunset then order your meal. Its a very romantic setting, perfect for couples, however, the sheer size of BBC... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great views, pretty good food, decent service and good prices. What more can you ask for? Got to the restaurant in time for sunset. Restaurant had just 5 or do tables occupied. We ordered a couple of drinks, took some photos and then ordered so e food...massaman and a green curry. Food took a while but arrived piping hot and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Like all places that become a tourist haunt, it has started to "westernise" their Thai dishes, so they're not so authentic anymore. Still a good place to come because they are usually not crowded and the price is reasonable, if a little higher than the norm. You get a great view of the sunset and it's a nice place to... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This restaurant has one of the best sunset views on Koh Samui and is worth visiting for that reason alone. It's open to the sea and enjoying a drink as the sun sets over the distant hills is hard to better. The food is good - a choice of Thai or traditional western dishes including fish and chips - probably... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I've been coming to this restaurant on holiday for 5 years and it remains fantastic. Excellent food and atmosphere. Hopefully it will remain for another 5!

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