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“Was ok!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Elephant

Golden Elephant
124/201 Moo 3 Had, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
+66 80 147 5136
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Ranked #66 of 101 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Winfield, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Was ok!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This restaurant was ok, but smoking is allowed and people sit near you and start smoking. Staff always places people near you, even if you choose to sit far away. Did not have all the things on the menu and food was average. Beware of seafood as my daughter had 1 week of diarrhea afterwards! They do not keep too clean!

Visited December 2013
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Nürnberg
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Nice Thai Curry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I was there for dinner. It was quite early (around 530pm), hence not many people were there. I ordered a curry which was really yummy. The food came fast. Service was good. I definitely would go there again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phuket, Thailand
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food, highly recommended..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Have been planning to visit the new Thai food restaurant 'Golden Elephant' in Lamai and finally landed up with one of my foodie friend two days back. There is a lack of understanding in English with the wait staff but they are very positive and are willing to help you every way. We had a tapas platter and a mixed snacks platter for starters. Both the platters came with a very nice presentation. For main course we had BBQed prawns, minced chicken salad and garlic fried rice. The prawns looked very fresh and the preparation was also great, just done and not overcooked. The owner met us and knowing that I have been from hotel/restaurant industry, he put up some complimentary add ons in our food course which was really very nice of him.
The decor, the food and the owner's hospitality is at par excellence. The total experience is worth the amount paid. Highly recommended..Cheers & keep it up :)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good food, a little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We've bern to Golden Elephant to taste some Thai food. Pad Thai and Stir Fried Chicken was really good. Aksi we had Shrimp Tempura which was delicious. Aldı we ordered mango marinated roasted duck but the sauce was too strong and different for us and we couldn't eat it. The atmosphere at the place is really good, the decoration was fine. For all these dishes plus 2 beers we paid nearly 1500 bahts. The place is easy to find, it's on the lamai main street.

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Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice decor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I would not run in the opposite direction of this place, but I would not go out of my way to get here. The food was okay and presented nicely, but there are numerous other places serving the same food in the area. Staff were attentive and the food was hot. It might be as good as it gets for the area...

Visited October 2013
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