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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 #119 of 287 Restaurants in Bophut
Price range: $5 - $20
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Big Buddha Cafe (BBC)

Address: 14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
Phone Number: +6677425089
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Thai, International, Pizza & Pasta, New Zealand

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