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Billabong Surf Club

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79/2 Moo 1, Fishermans Village, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66877430144
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice place to drink beer

offers live music and people here are mostly western. had a good time here, direct on the ocean with nice views

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Felix992013
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Unfortunately my afl team got smashed but that didn't stop us from having a great afternoon which turned quickly into a fun night of singing along to the live music. The owners came and sat with us for a while and we had a great time. The million dollar view is free and the drinks are well priced. The Friday... More 

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Rubellared
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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We last visited Billabong 3 years ago and we were eager to check it out again on our latest visit. The bar looked much the same, various Aussie memorabilia and a beautiful view out to the ocean too. The cocktails in here are some of the best on the strip to my taste but I must agree with some of... More 

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi There I am really sorry your time with us was not up to your expectations. Obviously our other reviews and in house comments about our staff have been questionable even though they have rated us highly. I tend to notice that it is the expat clientele that seems to have an aversion to the mix of different staff. Our... More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was our second visit to Koh Samui and the Billabong is still the best place for live music in Fisherman's Village. Graham and Kath make you feel really welcome and the staff do a great job. The beer is always ice cold - just what you need on a balmy evening. The staff went out of their way to... More 

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Rachel Thank you for a great review and you are absolutely correct. We have some of the best musicians on the island and we are proud to have them on our card. As for the our staff they have always had the customers needs as a priority and I will pass on your thoughts to them. Cold beer is... More 

Ko Samui, Thailand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Always a pleasure visiting the Billabong. The owner - Graham - is always on hand to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. If eating or drinking, this place never disappoints. The burgers and the fish n chips are both excellent. The beers are always ice cold. And the resident musician - Mark James - really makes this place... More 

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Ian When we receive a great review from a tourists who visits us once or twice it is like gold to us. However to receive a review from a regular of this caliber it is a another diamond in the crown, hopefully it shows we are still carrying the ball in the game. Put simply thank you for a... More 

Chaweng, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I am so sad that this once iconic Australian bar has been degraded by the latest manager into a nondescript no-identity lacklustre affair with no Australian character at all apart from a Billabong Surf Club sign on the refrigerator and some scattered Australian flags. On my visit last night the staff ( all of whom are new and of unknown... More 

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Geoffrey I was disappointed to read your review. We do have a Vietnamese channel as this is the only channel that provides us with Football ( English Premier League and European Football I personally was there till 11Pm plus last night and when I left there were two customer well known to me who were staying at the Billabong... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

offers live music and people here are mostly western. had a good time here, direct on the ocean with nice views

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Felix I thank you very much for visiting us and I am glad you enjoyed our facilities. Remember if you are still on the Island music will come your way on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday along with good food and Cold Drinks Many Thanks once again Warm Regards Graham Atkinson More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is our second time here on our trip we have only been here four days and we are definitely coming back, we are true blue aussies in our 20s and this place is a little taste of home maybe even better, down under burger is delicious time and time again cocktails are amazing and fried chicken mouth watering... Service... More 

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Tay and Liam I remember you well and I am so happy I talked you both into coming in. You are both a credit to your generation and will always be welcomed back at your home away from home. See you soon and Thank You for an Awesome Review. I love the heading " The Burgers are better at... More 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Saw the gorgeous view from the street and saw ribs on the menu. Got a lovely seat overlooking the beach. Would have been perfect for just a beer, but we wanted some ribs as we saw them on the menu and was well priced. They had no ribs and not a lot else on the menu really. Had to rethink... More 

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi There I am really sorry you missed out on the ribs. Unfortunately our supplier on the island has been very short on stock. My conclusion is that supplies have exhausted due to the coming Chinese New Year festivities. I am glad to read that your chosen meal was up to expectations. Many thanks for your honest appraisal. Our food... More 

wolverhampton
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202 reviews 202 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great little Aussie bar, nice atmosphere for early evening cocktails Long Island ice tea is good, girlfriend had frozen margeretta a bit expensive but you deffiently taste the alcohol, seems a bit clinical and neat but the views are superb.

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi There and thank you for a great review. Presentation is important to us and I guess sometimes it is a bit clinical. Please avail yourself of our "Happy Hours and Music Tuesday, Thursday and Friday walking street nights. See you again soon. Warm Regards Graham Atkinson More 

Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went here a few times and it was okay, including walking street night, can't put my finger it but just doesn't have that atmosphere other bars in area do.....or is it just me? Anyways 100 thb for singha in happy hour.....which in fairness is most of the day

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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Mike I was also a little confused by your post. Friday night is one of our best nights especially the musical entertainment we provide. The atmosphere on a Friday is always special and we have had many comments in the past citing this very day. Please try us again and perhaps you may change your mind. Kind Regards Graham More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79/2 Moo 1, Fishermans Village, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
  • Phone Number: +66877430144

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

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