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“Incredible Food and Fantastic Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Steaks and Grill

Sam's Steaks and Grill
52 Thaweewong Rd | Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
+66 76 370 200
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Ranked #2 of 369 Restaurants in Patong
Price range: $21 - $53
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Patong Beach is full of great new places to eat and yet, with so many choices, we sometimes yearn for a bit of history; a reputation. With over 20 years of legendary dining, this is where Sam's comes in. Back in the 90's, a bright young chef from Patong named Samrit (Thai translation: "successful"), went on a journey to discover the perfect steak. His travels took him to New York where he learned how to choose the best cuts by look and feel alone, how to season, to marinate and how to grill to perfection. In the New York kitchen where he trained, Samrit became affectionately known as Siam Sam; a grill master admired for his passion for great meats. Sam returned to his home town Patong Beach in 1995 and established Sam's Steaks & Grill. The rest is history... Enjoy prime cut steaks and seafood, grilled to perfection, and the magical theatre of our tableside flambe menu. Every meal finishes with Sam's sensational Mint Chocolate Volcano! What happened to Sam? Well, he achieved his dream and disappeared into the ocean sunset, but come see us; we still proudly carry on his mastery of the grill! Sam's Steaks & Grill; a dining legacy Undeniably the number one Steakhouse in Patong, the readers of TripAdvisor have recently recognized us as the best fine dining experience in Phuket, and amongst the very best restaurants in Thailand! A classic steakhouse with elegant service, great wine selection and only the very best imported beef combining to make the perfect evening, every time! We prefer that men will wear long trousers and collared shirt, short or long sleeved, with shoes and that ladies are also suitably attired for dinner. However, we understand that we are in a hot, 'holiday' environment and we are happy to receive guests with more casual attire however, guests will not be allowed to dine if dressed in beach-wear or sports colors. Thank you for kind consideration of our other diners.
Phuket, Thailand
2 reviews
“Incredible Food and Fantastic Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were staying at Holiday Inn and of course we had to try Sam's Steakhouse. So glad we did. From the time we arrived we were well taken care of. The food was amazing. Best dining experience I've ever had. We started with salmon 3 ways and the shrimp and crab cocktail. Then of course we had the steak. One of the best steak I've had. Dessert we had the crepe suzette where the waitress prepared it in front of us and this was so delicious. Also a nice surprise when the after dinner mint came......this is well worth the money. Great and friendly service, delicious food from start to finish and ambience was really pleasant. This place is not to be missed!

  • Visited March 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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layberry, Manager at Sam's Steaks and Grill, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear "Gina U"

Thank you, in addition to your wonderful review of Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, for taking the time to share your feedback on Sam's. I am really pleased that you found the food so good and the service friendly and professional, and I will be sure to share your comments with the manager, Panom, and his team .

Morgan Layberry
Executive Assistant Manager
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
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“excellent fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

freshly prepared meals, well selected side dishes, interesting plate arrangements, friendly and attentive service in a pleasant atmosphere

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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layberry, Manager at Sam's Steaks and Grill, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear "Erwin H"

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and we hope to see you back again soon at Sam's!

Morgan Layberry
Executive Assistant Manager
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
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Singapore, Singapore
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“This is how heaven must taste like :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were staying three nights in Patong and we wanted to try Sam's Steakhouse as the reviews sounded amazing. On Saturday evening they were fully booked, but they accepted our reservation for Sunday.

The Ceasar Salad was our starter and the lady made it freshly next to our table. A very nice way to do so and the taste was really good.

For main course we took the steak - of course! It was so tender and just perfect. In between the courses, they even provided us with very tasty small appertisers... Will not tell you which ones, so that it will stay a surprise.

The desserts were okay. I tried the selection of banana/chocolate bites and this one was the nicest. The complimentary final dish was magical and completed the great dinner.

A must try if you want to avoid the big crowds in Patong.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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layberry, Manager at Sam's Steaks and Grill, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear "Rob_NL_SG"

Thank you for your great feedback and I am really pleased that you were able to get a reservation before you left Patong and have had such an enjoyable experience. I will be sure to share your kind comments with the manager, Panom, and his team and we hope to see you back again soon at Sam's!

Morgan Layberry
executive Assistant Manager
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
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“fantastic experience and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We searched the net for the top reviewers restaurant in patong and this came up... we went there last night and it was amazing!
Its a sensible priced menu considering the quality of food and service you receive... you would pay double in London!

100% will come back before we go home... definitely worth having dinner here. It is a beautiful setting with very helpful staff and no rush on eating your meal. We got a cute little sorbet before our main and a really cool dry ice pot at the end with a cool mint choc ice cream thing! Very nice finishing touch!

  • Visited March 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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layberry, Manager at Sam's Steaks and Grill, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear "chloeuu"

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Your kind comments with regards the atmosphere of the restaurant, the quality of the food and, in particular, the friendliness of the staff are very much appreciated. I will be sure to share your review with the manager, Panom, and his team and we hope to see you back again soon at Sam's!

Morgan Layberry
Executive Assistant Manager
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
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“Brilliant value, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Fine dining experience, with value for money. Friendly service with that extra flair and little extras.

Visited February 2013
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layberry, Manager at Sam's Steaks and Grill, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear "Smoothmoves"

Thank you for your kind feedback on Sam's, we are really pleased that you have had a great time and we hope to see you back again soon!

Morgan Layberry
Executive Assistant Manager
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
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