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Beach Cafe Restaurant Talay

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Maenam Beach at Mini Temple, Ko Samui, Thailand
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the few restaurants we visited more than once

We rarely went back to the same place twice on Samui yet almost all our meals were good. This was one of only two places we returned to again and again. Food was uniformly good, we tried a number of dishes each time and not a single one failed to hit the mark. The creamy, seafood curry in banana... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2014
KaptainKremmen
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Coogee, Australia
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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed in a wonderful very small resort close by and did not want to walk very far for dinner in the evenings - thanks god we found Cafe Talay! We have been there over and over again and found food, service and furniture/surroundings hitting best marks! Food My wife is a huge fan of Thai food for more than... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great cocktails, vego friendly and fantastic food and atmosphere to match. Prices are reasonable considering it's a gorgeous beach front restaurant, we will be back!

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed in Maenam for five days and kept coming back to the Café Talay. The location is perfect, you can choose to sit right on the beach or in the shade of the beautiful, traditional style restaurant. Prices are really reasonable for the quality of food on offer. They serve a range of Thai and European food including some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stumbled upon this on our first evening...and really pleased! I appreciated the laid back, relaxed service - especially after frenzied Bangkok!!! Set menu 1 was tasty and good value at 190baht... Take your time and chill out...

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Vienna, Austria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had dinner there and it was great. Also the location is great. Very scenic and romantic at night. Staff was very nice too. Can definitely recommend it.

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Coogee, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We rarely went back to the same place twice on Samui yet almost all our meals were good. This was one of only two places we returned to again and again. Food was uniformly good, we tried a number of dishes each time and not a single one failed to hit the mark. The creamy, seafood curry in banana leaf... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stumbled upon Cafe Talay on Mae Nam beach and were immediately drawn to it's beautiful lights and beach tables. The service was great. Drinks weren't too expensive as compared to most places in the are. They're all around 150 baht. My three friends each ordered the 290 baht special menu. They got shrimp "cocktail" which isn't American style but... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We were here off season. Plenty of room, a nice tabel directly at the beach. Great non-alcoholic cocktails and good food. The service was quick and friendly. We enjoyed the evening in that little restaurant

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Brilliant cocktails and fresh cooked thai food! We were in the Talay several times and enjoyed it every time.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

just finished a three course meal here (set menu) for 190 baht. could not fault it. excellent quality and well presented, lovely location overlooking the beach with relaxing ambient music in the background. took a little while for our food but that was because it's made fresh to order. I'd come back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maenam Beach at Mini Temple, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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