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“Great atmosphere and location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rock Pool Restaurant

Rock Pool Restaurant
80/32 Moo 5 | Kanda Residences Samui, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Ranked #120 of 302 Restaurants in Bophut
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Great atmosphere and location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located at Kanda Residences which are stunning. We were expecting a meal and service to match the surrounds. Instead the service was slow, we waited 45mins for our meals which considering we were 1 of 3 couples dining, felt a little long. Even our drinks took a long time to come and they were standard drinks. I had the chicken, it was nice but a little over-cooked, the flavours made up for it though. My fiancé had the pork belly, it was not a large meal and strangely came with a fried egg? If you're hungry then definitely order an entree. Also go at sunset, we missed it and didn't get to enjoy the sea view. The rocks below are beautifully lit and the music was well-suited and relaxing. I would go back for lunch for the view and atmosphere. Hopefully the slow service was a once off.

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4 restaurant reviews
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“A view and food to die for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were very impressed by the scenery, food and service at Rock Pool. This is a real hidden gem. Very romantic and relaxing dining. We ate all fish dishes which were fresh and full of flavour. The best part of our meal were the cocktails. There was such a range of unique cocktails that we couldn't resist trying nearly all of them! A welcome change from the usually very swwet Thai cocktails, these were refreshing and beautifully balanced in flavour. To top it off we got a free transfer back to our hotel... just as well after all those cocktails! You really must dine here if you are vitiing this part of the island.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were picked up by a buggy at reception and taken down to the restaurant to be met with a beautiful setting. Everything was excellent. The lychee cocktail was beautiful and the oysters were superb. We had a wonderful night and look forward to visiting again in the future.

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“Wonderful romantic venue and fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We booked for dinner as a birthday treat for myself and my partner .We were seated in the perfect position on a table overlooking the wonderful sea view. The food was extraordinary and not only was it very tasty but it was also so beautifully presented .The cherry on the top was that we received a dessert with candles and a happy birthday song from the waitress, which was totally unexpected but a wonderful surprise. We would like to thank Scott the Food and Beverage Manager for taking the time to ensure we had a great evening. A special place to go and eat !!

  • Visited January 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Simply The Best !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This has to be one of the best meals we have ever had on Koh Samui. The location is perfect, we dropped the car at the entrance to the Kanda Residences and they took us by buggy down to the Ocean facing Rock Pool Restaurant.

The menu would not be out of place at any 5 stars Hotel, The quality of food is worthy of any Michelin Star Restaurant we have eaten at, but at a price that is a little more than sensible. ( You must try “Crackie King Prawns “ as a Starter mmmm

The ambiance and views are just breathtaking as you sit on the top of the Rocks looking out to sea.

Finally the service is what you expect, perfect in every aspect, even to when we left and Chef came out of the Kitchen to check everything was OK .

WE will certainly be a regular at this fantastic place as we have just bought a Villa close by.

Congratulations to everyone at Rock Pool you made my wife and I very happy.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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