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“good food and friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fai - the dining experience

Fai - the dining experience
53/5 Moo 4 Phang Ka, | Talling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
0860603118
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Ranked #347 of 890 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“good food and friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

very nice food is served here. The service is great as well. Not expensive. There is always a daily special available on the menu. We had the red snapper, which was prepared to perfection. Complete red snapper with all the bones removed, grilled, with a sauce of your choice.
The price is reasonable. Wine menu not too expensive.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed at the Elements resort and therfore ate here a lot. The food is stunning and the specials are worth a look. it may be a trek if you are not staying in the resort but it is worth the trip. Best green Curry I have ever tasted.

We even had cooking lessons from Miroslav the head chef/ him and his staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“very nice night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

We had a very nice night out, visiting Fai restaurant.
The restaurant is part of the Elements hotel, which is located in the quiet part of Samui. Its a way to drive, but its worth it. The menu is Thai and French/European. The headchef is european, who knows his job.
We had the scallops as a starter, followed by Duck in orange sauce and a creme brulee as desert. This together wiht a good bottle of Thai Red wine (not expensive and surprisinly good).
The service is friendly, but the english of some of the staff can be improved.
The setting is nice. We had an outside table, close to the swimming pool. The lights around the restaurant gives it a romantic feel.
Total price for everything was less then 3000 THB for the 2 of us, which is good value for money. No hidden extras. All included in the mentioned prices on the menu.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Good Food - shame about the view ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Can't fault the food or the service, which was as good as all the other reviewers have pointed out. We too had scallops and the rib-eye with cheese sauce, and it was excellent.

Having said that, I do not think we would be going back, through no fault of the restaurant:
- it is a trek unless you are staying between the South and West of the island
- It looks more like a canteen, and mostly frequented by people staying at Elements
- If you are inside the restaurant, there is absolutely no view

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“good food for reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Good food, good service and more than reasonable prices.
We had a wonderfull stay in the Conrad hotel, but the restaurant was a bit too expensive for our budget (our stay was a present from our parents).
This is a very good place nearby the hotel to have very good food. Recommendable

Visited December 2011
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