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49 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
+66 77 230 294
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This resturant is great!!!!

We found this resturant on Valentine's day! We had been heading somewhere else but plans backfired, we didn't fancy a massive hunt for a resturant, drove past this place, it looked nice, busy but not too much so decided to give it a go! If we had read the reviews first we may not have, so I am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We found this resturant on Valentine's day! We had been heading somewhere else but plans backfired, we didn't fancy a massive hunt for a resturant, drove past this place, it looked nice, busy but not too much so decided to give it a go! If we had read the reviews first we may not have, so I am glad we... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What I liked about this restaurant: - service was warm, quick and efficient - food was tasty and generous in portion - staff was well mannered and attentive and quick to be of assistance The slight discomfort was the mosquitoes. If you are being bitten, just ask the staff for repellent so that you can continue enjoying the great food... More 

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Koh Samui, Thailand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have often driven past the Chef and always thought it looked worth a visit. Having recently spied a new bar nearby and stopped off on Friday evening, after work, for a Gin or two, we thought it would be an ideal opportunity to try the Chef. A good idea it was too. It was quite early so the place... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went for dinner one night and the food was really good, the boys feasted on the marinated ribs as an entree and then we had thai food after that. All was good, although a little bland, BUT the staff were so business like, did not smile or interact with anyone. We watched them around the place and it wasn't... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have been there twice and would say that's a nice and quite place to eat. The soups are amazing but of course for people who love Thai food. Grilled King prawns, chicken Panaeng and bananas in coco mil for dessert was yam. We enjoyed both visits and can only recommend it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stopped by here for dinner last night because the decor looks nice and the seafood bar looks fresh. We had a snapper and a blue crab, both grilled (recommended by waiter and cook) and served with a side (choices are baked potato, mash, salad or rice). The taste was very bland, especially the crab - no salt, just oily... More 

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Whyalla, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Poor food, poor service and ridiculous pricing. Then you get the bill with 10% service and 7% VAT, keep walking folks this a bad one.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This restaurant is located at a quiter end of Chaweng. The restaurant is beautiful and meticulously designed. It was not evry crowded whenever I had visited. One of my fav in Koh Samui. Crabs are fresh and tasty. Try their Mango with Sweet Rice. It is worth a try!!!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We ordered food then had to ask after 30 mins where it was. They then produced one starter. Waited then to be bought out more random dishes that were going cold only to find out they had forgotten to cook our rice dishes. Complained to the manager who was very rude .....said he couldn't care less and if we didn't... More 

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Antibes, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had drinks here the other night. They were expensive on the Thai scale, and they were not real drinks, more like fruit punch without alcohol. When complaining, they just tend to not understand, or they really dont understand. Find another place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut  >  Chaweng
  • Phone Number: +66 77 230 294

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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