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“Basic Thai restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Imchai Thaifood

Imchai Thaifood
173/17 Moo 4, T. Maret | Lamai, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
+66 81 266 5526
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Ranked #14 of 100 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 90 Reviews
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Basic Thai restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

On the ring road near Buddy hotel,this is a small shack type restaurant.The food was tasty and simple.Good price too.More a place to grab a quick snack rather than dinner.

Visited July 2013
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Imchai restaurant will ready soon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

New building. This place will open in august again. Maybe price will more.. but not to big not like every where. Important is a food and owners! We are love them!

Visited June 2013
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Imchai is a really small place on the roadside of the ring road a few minutes outside of the city center of Lamai. It is nothing more than a few benches beneath a wooden roof and an open kitchen adjacent to the seats. But this is authentic Thai atmosphere and the dishes are wonderful. Really tasty, really cheap and made fresh before your eyes! We went there four times in a week because we felt so at home.

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic local restaurant with really fresh food. Great for veggies.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The restaurantis easy to miss, as it is a little set back from the road compared to the neighbouring outlets. The restaurant is truly authentic, with the kitchen at the roadside ( behind a counter ) and seating to the side and rear. Do not expect silverware and ironed napkins.

We took out 2 year old son along, and while there are no child seats, there are plenty of cushions to sit little ones on.

We were the first people in, and were greeted and served promptly. My wife is vegetarian, and when ordering and requesting no meat, the owner/ waitress/ chef :-) offered tofu instead.

The food was amazing, although dishes came separately. We noticed the chef running out every so often, and she was popping to the local market stalls and buying the ingredients to make the dinners. You can't get fresher than that !

By the time we left, the restaurant was full, with the chef running in and out continuously. The food is amazing. I have never had vegetables in a Thai like it. The mains are approx 60 baht each, and all in including beers it was less than 500 bht.


A great local restaurant, well deserving of their trip advisor reports.

  • Visited April 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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London, United Kingdom
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“The best Thai dish of the holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you are looking for authentic Thai food, fresh and full of flavour then this is the place to go. Exellent value for money and origianl setting (in a bamboo seating on the edge of the road)
I had the seafood chili paste - outstanding. Beer is cheap and the service is quick. Cooked fresh in sight.

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