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“Delicious, well priced and authentic Thai food ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shambala

Shambala
30/100 Moo 4, Ko Samui, Thailand
+66 (0)77 425 577
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Ranked #63 of 867 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: European, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Great value local Thai and European food (all food prepared without MSG). Friendly staff and good service. Outdoor seating and Free WiFi.
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious, well priced and authentic Thai food ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was our 'go to' option for Thai food while staying on Koh Samui. Very rustic and laid back, but the food is delicious and the hosts very friendly. The food takes a bit of time, but is worth the wait.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent flavours & great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Probably a culinary high light of our stay in koh samui.

This family run, entirely authentic restaurant serves great food at great prices. The tempura prawns were the best I have eaten during my stay and the chicken satay, pork red curry & massaman curry were all equally as good.

Beers re served cheap & cold and service is with a smile.

I would work over hot coals for a place this good and cheap in the uk.

Nice work!!!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“tasty, friendly, cheap, good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

there's not much more to say
Shambala is a small open restaurant, the Service was very friendly and quick,
I had two great fresh fruit juices, Tom Yam Gai Soup (Chicken) and a Papaya Salad,
I paid 270 Baht (06,35€) for it and it tasted great -
it was also very healthy for my Bronchitis
Tonight I'm going to have dinner there, I can recommend it to everyone

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut, Lebanon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Authentic and tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Samui.
The waitress was really friendly and speaks English.
The food is authentic and very tasty and I would certainly go back if I could.
The prices are not high at all and are totally correct.
A must in when in Samui.

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Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious, cheap Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We ate at Shambala for dinner based on other TA reviews.
We were very impressed with the service, particularly as there was a blackout 5 mins after we arrived!!
The menu wasn't huge, but all the options looked good.

The food came very quickly (about 5 mins after ordering) and was delicious. The price was perfect. A beer, a cocktail, two curries, and two rice for 350 thb.

We will be heading back there in the next day or so.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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