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“Happy times at the Happy Elephant.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Happy Elephant

Happy Elephant
78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
+66 (0)77 245347
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Ranked #342 of 876 Restaurants in Ko Samui
3.5 of 5 stars 481 Reviews
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Thai, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Geelong, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Happy times at the Happy Elephant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

A little different to most in the village- fixtures and fittings are unique. Food is very good although the service could be improved.
The surroundings make up for any shortcomings.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Not the best Thai Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The green papaya salad was very bland, not what you would expect a Thai salad would taste. The red curry was a bit too sweet for our taste!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice views and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

After trying a few places in Bophut the group we were with felt that the Happy Elephant had some of the better food we had on the trip. Quality varied a little depending on the time of day and maybe the chef on duty? but overall very good value for money. Wine was a bit pricey if you didn't have the house wine. View from the veranda was great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“meal with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Top spot, table on veranda for six view to die for, perfect, service meals all top notch, fully recommend.

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“Very disapointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My greek salad had old feta, and it was only a little salad. The burger with bacon had not well enough baked bacon. Very high prices for not so good food. Fries were ok. Staff was not very friendly or interested.

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