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“Where Thai and Italian flavors meet - Mama Mia!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Romantic bamboo

Romantic bamboo
4169 (Near Silver Beach Resort), Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui, Thailand
+66 83 384 5413
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Ranked #2 of 112 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Cuisines: Italian, Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Sunnyvale, California
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“Where Thai and Italian flavors meet - Mama Mia!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Wow!!! What an amazing meal! For starters, Michele is a charming and gracious host who makes you feel right at home. He and his wife are the owners - and boy can she cook!!! We asked him t choose the best Thai dishes for us and also ordered a homemade ravioli. Everything was absolutely delicious, fresh and perfectly prepared! Even the ice cream was awesome. And the price was extremely reasonable.... If you are anywhere near Lamai or Chaweng make the trip over to Romantic Bamboo!! Oh and a note on the reservations - they only have about 6 tables so they fill up at night so call to make a reservation. Since we were with our baby we had a late lunch/early dinner and had the place nearly to ourselves and it was a beautiful time of day! Take a walk to Silver beach after dinner...

  • Visited January 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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“Great host and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

After reading all the good reviews on tripadvisor about Romantic Bamboo, we wanted to try it out. We made a reservation and were welcomed very well. The setting is indeed very romantic. We ordered some pasta's and thai food. The pasta's and thai food were fabulous!!! We will certainly return here if we are in Samui again.

Visited January 2014
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“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

A group of my friends and I visited this restaurant based on our last night in Koh Samui based on reviews on here. The experience lived up to expectations. We had both Thai and Italian dishes and everything was absolutely delicious. The owner is from Italy and learnt to cook from his mum making for great authentic and simple Italian dishes. The service was amazing and the owner very charismatic. The food is all fresh sourced from the market that day!

In addition to this it is a beautiful setting with a great ambience...definitely a trip highlight!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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“I wish we knew their opening time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We attempted to visit this restaurant on Friday, 27th December 2013 based on a recommendation from the owners of a nearby restaurant. Since we stayed at the Renaissance, we walked approximately 1.5km to the restaurant. Upon entry we were unfortunately turned back by one of the waiters saying they were not open for another hour. Interestingly, there were a number of guests already seated inside which we could only assume were there for afternoon (or pre-dinner) drinks. The manner in which were turned down seemed a little abrupt (perhaps the waiter was busy) and no invitation was given to us to come in for a seat, else we would have asked.

The most disappointing thing was that my pregnant wife and I were looking forward to this last dinner before heading back overseas. I will give a rating of 2 as the set up looked quite nice and unique, but unfortunately no marks for service or food.

The restaurant did not accept bookings during peak periods in case of no-shows. And an oversight on my part was to assume restaurants (as was the case with the other ones we visited) usually opened all the time between lunch and dinner.

Did I mention my pregnant wife had to walk a second 1.5km back?

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great Thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Thai food is really good and we eat Thai food often so can compare, much nicer than other places we tried around Samui.

Visited December 2013
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