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The Chef Restaurant and Bar

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49 Moo 3, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 230 294
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3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good food, setting and service!

The restaurant looks very pretty with the fairy lights and fish pond. They've definitely made an effort to try and create a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious! Everyone around the table was happy with their choices. If we were in Koh Samui a little longer we would mostly have revisited The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always come back to this restaurant, it has awesome steaks, lamb & Thai food. Service is smilie and well priced. Can get busy during the high season. Would recommend to anyone after well cooked meat. Enjoy

Thank APowney
Turku, Finland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent, smooth atmosphere was nice addition. Place was very clean. I can recommend to this restaurant for all.

Thank Mika T
United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant looks very pretty with the fairy lights and fish pond. They've definitely made an effort to try and create a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious! Everyone around the table was happy with their choices. If we were in Koh Samui a little longer we would mostly have revisited The Chef.

2 Thank Nad88
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230 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I was staying at the Samui Paradise hotel who own and manage the Chef restaurant and the reflection of high standards from the hotel was clear within the Chef with excellent service and cuisine offered making my stay in Samui that bit more special. Keep up the good work.

Thank Ric Z
Potsdam, Germany
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The quality of the food, the ambience, hygiene and service were all excellent. We were only a little disappointed by the food portion size which is why we deduced one star. This may be due to the fact that my wife took a "contemporary Thai dish" with salmon and mango which was very tasty but served in the style of... More 

Thank Martin K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Chef is located on the street side of Chaweng beach, by a small stream (which isn't clean). When we went there the service was a little slow, but the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was ok and was reasonably priced. Will struggle if you are a veggie.

Thank shaggy83
gold coast
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great little restaurant at the southern end of Chaweng Beach. At night it is lit with fairy lights and quite lovely. Eight of us dined there last week and everyone commended the great food and service. Cocktails and beers inexpensive, but don't buy wine unless you like spending a lot of money on relatively unknown labels.

Thank deeGoldCoast
Shepparton, Australia
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243 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

And the best Massaman Curry I have ever tasted in my life. Based at the very south end of Chewang Beach it is not the flashiest restaurant or location but the food and smiling staff will leave you very satisfied without breaking the bank

Thank Robert H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go into this restaurant as we were walking past it every night. I had the mussels to start with, then the lamb cutlets. The mussels were ok, the lamb was cooked lovely but the sauce was very overpowering. Unfortunately a couple of hours later I was vomiting with chronic diarrhoea. I was drinking bottled water all night... More 

Thank Sharon B
TheChefRestaurant, ผู้จัดการฝ่ายประชาสัมพันธ์ at The Chef Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Chef restaurant. We truly value the opinions of our guests, we apologize that we did not meet your expectation. Due to your comment I have rechecked our products and they are of the standard of quality we always provide. We ensure that our standard of quality is always maintained by checking... More 

Tampere, Finland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a lovely dinner at The Chef. Their massaman curry is delicious! I liked the idea of open kitchen. The staff was very polite and the experience was nice overall. Not so cheap but affordable.

1 Thank Mirella H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Moo 3, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut  >  Chaweng
  • Phone Number: +66 77 230 294

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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