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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jasmine Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Jasmine Restaurant and Bar
105/91 moo 1 Tambol Bophut, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
0876899417
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Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Italian, International, Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Scottish Borders
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14 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This place doesn't claim to do fine dining, however, what it does do, it does fantastically well.
This goes down in one of my top ten meals ever, nothing pretentious about this place, just good quality food cooked by someone who cares about what they are presenting.
We chose this restaurant after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor, currently is number 2 in the whole of Koh Samui and deservedly so.
We arrived for dinner and were presented with the menu and to be honest at this point I thought we had made a mistake, the menu showed the full breakfast, snacks, pizzas etc like so many other places, however what came next blew that notion away.
My wife and I both had the spicy duck salad, whilst this was only shown as a main course, Anna ( I think that is her name ) offered to serve it as a starter. It was packed full of flavour and although not too hot was served with the obligatory dish of additional chillies to spice it up to your liking.
The star of the evening was definitely my main course, I chose the Australian 300g rib eye steak and asked for it served blue, after reassuring Anna I only wanted it seared for 30 seconds either side, she chose to do it herself rather than let the chef do it for fear of him over cooking it, that is after Jack double checked that is how I wanted it cooked.
I have been fortunate to eat in some good restaurants, a lot which seem unable to cook a steak "blue", not here at the Jasmine, what arrived was cooked to absolute perfection on a proper char grill. The steak was only one part of this plate, it was served with garlic potatoes, mixed vegetables and I can safely say the potatoes are the best potatoe dish I have ever eaten and the broccoli, carrots and French beans were cooked perfectly and the most sublime jus.
My wife chose the grilled ducks breast ( I know 2 duck dishes, I don't understand either!) which had been cooked just right.
The desert was a simple coconut ice cream which rounded off one of those meals that will always remain in your memory.
Fantastic.

  • 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious Thai food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We tried Jasmine after reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor and were certainly not disappointed. The food was amazing- we had Thai food although the menu had a diverse range from steaks to pizzas- will be coming back during our holiday to try the other items on the menu. The green chicken curry was amazing as was the Tom yam salad- big hit and the prices were great too so you don't mind trying out a few dishes. Will be recommending to friends when they visit. Big thanks to Jack for the lift and for going out of his way to ensure we got home safely!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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jasminerestaurant, Owner at Jasmine Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
thank you guys for your review we at jasmine are happy you both liked the food and for the life that was no problem its an irish thing thanks again jack
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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great thai and european food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

During our 14 days stay at Koh Samui, Bophut beach we rentet a motobike at Jasmine restaurant. Its owner Jack and his staff were great! We ate at the restaurant several times and the food where always freshly prepared and very tasteful. Its really a great way to discover the island on a bike. If you would like to do the same we can definitely recomend Jasmine restaurant and bike rental for a good ecperience!

  • Visited May 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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jasminerestaurant, Owner at Jasmine Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
thank you guys from denmark we at jasmine are happy you enjoyed the experance we always say the way 2 see the island is ln motor bike the food we work at all the time 2 make it better for our customers sorrys i missed you guys before you left but i had2 go 2 hospital hope 2 see you guys again thanks from jasmine and staff
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“duff familly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This restaurant is our favourite place to visit when in koh samui. Jack is the perfect host, creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere. It is a treat to have such a diverse range of food and drinks. The italian is of such a high standard, its just delicious. It is a restaurant suited to all and perfect for kids.

I have such fond memories of our visits i will continue to return again and again

Thanks to all the friendly and amazing staff who make the experience memorable.

  • Visited February 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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jasminerestaurant, Owner at Jasmine Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
we are so happy you guys from australia had a gd time in our restaurant i think you guys tried everything on the menu and its a big menu we call the bible thanks again from jasmine and staff
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Surat Thani, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant on Koh Samui! Fresh and Delicious food served with a smile!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Jasmine Restaurant and Bar in Bophut is simply the best dining experience you can have in Samui! Jack Doyle, a wonderfully warm, witty and welcoming Irishman, along with the lovely Anna, have created a masterpiece for your relaxing and culinary pleasure. The menu includes everything from delicious traditional thai offerings, imported steaks and lamb, free range chicken and duck, fresh market vegetables, to homemade pastas and pizzas from ingredients brought in from Italy! Jack's wine list is very impressive and a treat with the brilliant food choices. The price points are very attractive and the portions are plentiful. Their regular guests include several head chefs at 5 star restaurants nearby, enough said. Stop by and enjoy the Jasmine Restaurant and Bar, you'll walk away completely satisfied, with a big smile and a good idea of what you want to order the very next night!

  • Visited May 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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jasminerestaurant, Owner at Jasmine Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
thanks for your review and if my customers can take the time we also can take the time 2 say thanks jack
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