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Arun@Samui

248/10, between Maenam Soi 4 & 5, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 83440, Thailand
077921566
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Ranked #22 of 49 restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Mainz, Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We came to Arun as it was recommended to us. Since this place is really small, we would have missed it otherwise. The Arun restaurant offers some fantastic Thai dishes (prepared w/o glutamate!). The Green Papaya Salad was awesome and also the Duck as well as the Thai Seafood in the Young Coconut was delicious. Not only the food was... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

After reading other reviews on Trip Advisor, we were braced for our first meeting with Sue. She was absolutely lovely to us, and gave us lots of great tips about what to do in Mae Nam and Bo Phut. We learned more from her in 5 minutes than from our hotel during the whole stay. We were the only ones... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and myself came across this gem on a wet night in mae nam met Sue great lady/personality food and wine great.We returned on 3 more occasions and enjoyed every dish.We will return - thank u Sue. Mark/Suzi Northern Ireland

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Ko Samui, Thailand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The food is pretty ok but oh my god, the owner was short, disrespectful and made us feel very unwelcomed. She woulndt answer any questions about the meny, barely looked at us and pretty much gave the attitude of " you pay, you go". Dont recommend it att all. Thailand is full of wonderful people and restaurants with great service... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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162 reviews 162 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After reading other reviews on Trip Advisor, we were braced for our first meeting with Sue. She was absolutely lovely to us, and gave us lots of great tips about what to do in Mae Nam and Bo Phut. We learned more from her in 5 minutes than from our hotel during the whole stay. We were the only ones... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Terrible restaurant! Food is not tasty. Very salty. The staff is not friendly: ((( Price 700bat. for two dishes. :(((((

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Terrible restaurant! Food is not tasty. Very salty. The staff is not friendly: ((( :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is the best place to get a great quality local Thai food. Sue, the Thai owner, who has lived in Australia, is a very warm and friendly host with a great sense of humor, who makes you feel like you are dining in her home.

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Grytviken
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Sue is a great chef and person to give some inside knowledge of Koh Samui. I enjoy every meal and conversation.

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited Sue's place first 3-4 years ago. Sue is a kind of a strong willed mother figure. The food is great, no complaints. A bit steeply priced but I'm ready to pay if the food's great. Liked the atmosphere then too. Took the cooking class 3-4 years ago. Even then we noticed her to be quite strict on How Things... More

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