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The Chef

49 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Ko Samui, Thailand
+66 77 230 294
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Ranked #79 of 104 Restaurants in Chaweng
Cuisines: Thai
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41% Recommend
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Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

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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north devon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

This a tourist restaurant .food is below average with the smallest amounts of any expensive ingredient . 17 % added to every bill not your norm as often included. There are far superior places to eat. . Just take note this is a tourist restaurant .

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have to be honest, upon first look I was not expecting much. We dined at about 6pm on a monday evening. There were four of us in the restaurant for time we were there. Our waitress did seem a little disinterested, and confused our order for a Schnapps for some sort of fortified wine... Nonetheless, the food was fabulous.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice place with good atmosphere but average food really below expectations.nice waitress but slow-slow motion from kitchen.little portion which keep on remaining so even when you ask for BIG PORTION.the little restaurants on the road just next to this can serve more and tasty food than this stilish place.obviously if you are client you can avoid waiting in the line... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Went there the other night the service was very good and food also but I was pushed into having their special of the night which was king prawn curry .. To be fair it was nice but later that night I was bringing it back :( did make me think if they were pushing it to get rid . We... More

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