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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dining on the Rocks

Dining on the Rocks
9/10 Moo 5, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 245 678
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Ranked #53 of 301 Restaurants in Bophut
4.0 of 5 stars 312 Reviews
Price range: $25 - $200
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Parker, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Make sure you reserve a spot around sunset so that you can see the view. The food was very different but really good. The service was the best and it was very romantic.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Juliane P, Head Chef - Simon Volante at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Aenylund,

Thank you for your recent comments on Trip Advisor. The team and I are happy that you enjoyed the experience and shared that experience with other readers. We have new things planned at Dining on the Rocks, so I do hope that you get the opportunity to visit us again.

Best Wishes,

Simon Volante
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Mae Nam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“A food experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The venue is beautiful. Better to go early evening to see the view. Most of the molecular food is good and some of it is a miss but I guess that's what taking chances is all about.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Juliane P, Head Chef - Simon Volante at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Dear Maenam 58,

Thank you for your recent response on Trip Advisor. We are happy to know that you decided to take a chance with us and enjoyed the molecular aspects of our cuisine.
I will be sharing your comments with the team hear at DOR and I sincerely hope that you will be able to join us again in the future.

Many Thanks,

Simon Volante
Head Chef
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The ambiance is fantastic...you are out in the open..you can hear the waves..the food is fantastic..the service is great!

Visited July 2013
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Juliane P, Head Chef - Simon Volante at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Dear F1 NYC,

Thank you very much for your recent comments on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our location, atmosphere and of course the food!
I will share your comments with the team and we sincerely hope that you will visit us again soon.

Many Thanks,

Sincerely,

Simon Volante
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Molecular cuisine can be very hit and miss. This was a hit. For a seven course meal, all bar one was excellent for me (although my wife really liked that as well)

Visited July 2013
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Juliane P, Head Chef - Simon Volante at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Hello Steve B,

Thank you for your comments regarding a recent visit to DOR. It appears you had the 7 on the Rocks tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
I will certainly pass on your comments to the rest of the team and I hope I get the chance to welcome you back to Dining on the Rocks in the near future.

Thank you again for visiting us!

Sincerely,

Head Chef - Simon Volante
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The Name is Far Better Than The Actual Product”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were staying at the magnificent Four Seasons Koh Samui and we decided to venture out to town and set our sights on a restaurant with a catchy name like DOTR
Firstly, the location was not as advertised at all; tables are very far from the sea and there's no lighting in the evening
Food was another story because it was being promoted as modern/haute cuisine but it was simply fusion dressed as contemporary; options were terribly limited
Overly priced and added value is very bad

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Juliane P, Head Chef - Simon Volante at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Dear Kareem S,

Thank you for your valued comments regarding you visit to Dining on the Rocks.
Apologies about the lighting in and around the restaurant, we are however planning to replace the current lighting devices which will help a great deal and enhance the experience.
The cuisine that is on offer is technically molecular with added influences. The tasting menus do appear limited, but we do allow for flexibility in substituting various dishes. As well as this we do have an extensive 3 course A la Carte menu priced at 2100 Baht, and additional courses can be added at an extra charge. Perhaps this was not explained to you?
This coming week will see another 5 course menu added where by I have taken a few of my own signature dishes and adapted them to fit the concept of Dining on the Rocks.

Once again thank you for visiting us here at DOR. Should you have any further concerns or queries, feel free to email me directly at exec-sous-chef@hideaway-samui.com.

Sincerely,

Head Chef
Simon Volante
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