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“Excellent service and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grill House

Grill House
59/128 Moo 5, Choengmon beach | 59/128 หมู่ 5 หาดเชิงมน, Choeng Mon, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 426 625
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Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Choeng Mon
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We had food on our third night in Koh Samui at this restaurant and it was excellent, especially the stir fried crocodile in black pepper sauce. Due to the food being so good we returned the following night after a long day in Bophut and actually rode a scooter in the thunderstorm / rain to get there.

Upon arrival we were remembered immediately and were offered the option to dry our clothes, infact the waiter came to our table and took my shirt to dry and iron it, the best service I have seen. We then ordered a couple of starters and mains. Again the food was served promptly with great presentation on the plate and tasted excellent.

Joe, the manager was very accommodating and we had a great conversation. We shared stories and told him about our honeymoon and our home, Ireland, and he laughed about how the Irish like a drink! He is a great host. The other people at the restaurant seemed to enjoy the food and the good service too as I could only see smiles and laughter. All the waiters were very hospitable.

If you want to go to a nice restaurant with very friendly staff, good food reasonably priced and authentic Thai hospitality, this is the perfect restaurant for you.

  • Visited September 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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Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great lunch specials although limited menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were staying nearby and looking for a quick, cheap meal. Lunch time special was any thai meal on the specials menu for 90 BHT or any European meal for 170 BHT. We had the pinapple rice and pad thai with satay chicken for the entree. Pad Thai and Satay Chicken were normal, but the pinapple rice was a huge serving and tasted outstanding. Quick service, great prices although only limited options if you are after the 90 BHT special but a great lunch stop

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Average food and poor experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We ventured away from our hotel for a dinner out and ended up at the grill house after looking at menus along the road for a bit. All the food can generously be described as average, but considering the price and the service/atmosphere, the grill house should probably be avoided.

Ordered the meat for two (ribs/wings/steak) since it sounded good because of the lack of meat we had consumed on our trip in Asia and since it seemed to be the restaurant's specialty. All of the meat was overdone and not well flavored, save the chicken wings that were actually pretty good. The sides of potatoes/salad/corn were barely edible. The potatoes because you got 2 1/2 of them. The sides were billed as free, so we weren't really expecting much.

All of the food was average to slightly worse, which truly would have been acceptable if it weren't for the price and service. We ordered a Bloody Mary which was awful. There was no hint of vodka and tasted like an actual tomato was juiced and water was added, served with a cucumber. We informed the waiter of our displeasure and it was taken away, and then ultimately showed up on the bill with no explanation. Like most restaurants in Thailand, ordering your first round of drinks and food is easy and comes with good service, dealing with subsequent drink orders and trying to just get your bill and leave is quite tough. After struggling to get someone's attention for 5-10 minutes, finally got our bill that was overcharged.

The total bill was $48, which would be approaching the price in the US where things would be sent back based on quality or at the very least a restaurant you'd never go back to. We had a meal at our hotel the night before for almost 300 baht more, but had an extra drink and had to pay a vat and service charge. Also enjoyed the food much more. Considering there is no atmosphere, poor service and the food is average at best, for the price I'd recommend you stay away and either stay at your hotel or pay more for better food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Spacious restaurant with great fish and BBQ cooking area at the front. Friendly staff. Menu is standard with Thai/Western options. Food is delicious and beautifully presented.

Visited June 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Excellent value, excellent food and really friendly service. Four of us ate at the restaurant in Chaweng and Choeng Mon and could not fault it. The staff were very friendly and attentive and considerate to our friend who is coeliac. Would recommend to anyone to eat there.

  • Visited May 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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