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“the best steak” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Shack Bar And Grill

The Shack Bar And Grill
88/3 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
66 077246041
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Ranked #39 of 301 Restaurants in Bophut
4.5 of 5 stars 454 Reviews
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
“the best steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My knife just glided through the american fillet steak as if it was butter. Delicious. You need to make a reservation though as it is very popular

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silkeborg, Denmark
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“The steak specialist!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have been to The Shack before and they have never let us down. The restaurant is well run and managed and everything from ordering to paying just works perfectly. Good ambience and nice music.

And then to the food: The steaks and side dishes were all out of this world and it is worth a trip to the restaurant wherever you stay in Koh Samui. One of us had a stomach problem and only ordered a baked potato without any problems.

Remember to book a table as the place can be very crowded.

  • Visited December 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“great steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I had a really yummy steak at the shack for my friends birthday. The only downside was we had to wait over an hour for our food. Atmosphere was good best to go on a friday so you can see the walking markets as well.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Best steak ever!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and extremely attentive. The meal from starter to dessert was exceptional but the steak was the best I have ever tasted. Still thinking about it now. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Simple but effective formula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Train your staff well, build a huge and well-designed barbecue grill, source the best steak available that you can sell at reasonable prices, understand the difference between rare, blue and medium (and deliver it) and you end up with a formula that's hard to beat. This is what The Shack has done, and that explains its perennial success with locals and tourists alike.

Unless you want 5-star hotel service and prices, there's really only one place to go on the island for a steak fix, and this is it. Long may it continue.

Try and avoid the crowds between 6:30 and 8:00 and the service will be at its best, and your steak cooked to absolute perfection. And probably avoid Friday night's walking street zoo and concomitant influx of hungry tourists.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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