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Fai - the dining experience

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53/5 Moo 4 Phang Ka, | Talling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
0860603118
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food.

I have eaten here many times. The food is always fresh and tasty. True Thai cuisine at its best. Although I often stay away from 'bottom feeders' their seafoof is excellent and I have never had any problems afterwards.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Greg T
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have eaten here many times. The food is always fresh and tasty. True Thai cuisine at its best. Although I often stay away from 'bottom feeders' their seafoof is excellent and I have never had any problems afterwards.

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Hong Kong
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Fai is the in house restaurant for Elements Boutique Resort and Spa. We have stayed 3 times here and find Fai a great place to eat. The free breakfast has a wide range of options and it all tastes fresh. The lunch menu provides plenty of options including club sandwiches, pizza and salads. The smoothies are really nice also. We... More 

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Mougins, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

FAI restaurant has been a good experience. Breakfeast is excellent and I recommend it (included in the room price of the Element hotel). For lunch and dinner, the Thai food cuisine is good. You can share the Bamboo restaurant menu list in this restaurant (more thai food proposal than european).

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a great selection of food from Thai to Western. Our meals were fresh, well prepared and well presented. Great atmosphere and nice location on the south of the island. The only disappointing thing was the service. This may have been due to the language barrier so I'd suggest to them, having at least one person around that... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at FAI - the in-house restaurant at Elements Boutique & Spa resort. Fusion menu with emphasis on fresh fish and vegetable. Service was friendly without being overpowering. Good range of New World wines at reasonable prices. We enjoyed the cocktails especially good value during the happy (2) hr period !

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Serves good selection of breakfast. Can order multiple times until you are satisfied! Western choices are better than local Thai dishes though.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Located on the side road to Tesco's rear car park in Koh Samui Thailand. We went with 10 friends and had a great night. The atmosphere was open, airy and clean with helpful friendly staff who tried their best to provide good service as many meals ordered at same time. The quality of the food however is the best feature... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Service was poor with one older male waiter ignoring us most of the time. English was a barrier and I found it nearly impossible to make a booking over the phone. There was a cat walking around like it owned the restaurant even jumping on tables where the cutlery was. The food however I cannot fault. The chef is obviously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. I always have dreamed of having a beachfront candlelight dinner. Thanks Fai Restaurant for making my dream come true. The food prepared by Chef Miroslav Stycinskij were superb and yummy. The table was very nicely decorated with roses petals, white roses and candles. Absolutely perfect dinner ^_^

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Eat the best Fusion food in the south of Samui and go along on Mironas's market and cooking class. Very informal ad friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53/5 Moo 4 Phang Ka, | Talling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: 0860603118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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