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“Good food, nice view and adjacent to the dive center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Blue Restaurant

Big Blue Restaurant
Big Blue Diving Resort | 17/18 Moo 1, Ko Tao 84280 , Thailand
+66 (0)77 456 415
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Ranked #67 of 115 Restaurants in Ko Tao
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Waedenswil, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food, nice view and adjacent to the dive center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The restaurant serves decent food and has a large variety of both thai and western dishes. The waiters speak a fair amount of english and are helpful (if you ask them).

The vicinity to the Big Blue dive center is both good and bad. If you go diving with them you can have breakfast while you wait for the boat to leave. On the other hand if you want to have a quiet drink in the afternoon it might get crowded when the boats return.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Nice beach restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here. The restaurant is on the beach.

The food was average but the setting was nice (great location).

There was a fire performance too - which was nice.

The only thing was a drunken girl who stumbled onto the beach in front of us (from the bar section of this restaurant) and puked in front of us while we were having dinner. So yes, it's a bit like one of those restaurants /bars from Koh Pha Ngan.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Battambang, Cambodia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Awesome view and welltrained staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A nice and cosy place to hang out, we visited this place almost everyday while we were on koh tao, it located next to the dive center, so theres a lot of divers around. The food is average priced and very tastefull and worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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Beijing, China
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“From great to way below average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have been eating in Big Blue's restaurant hundreds of times - and I have sometimes gotten some of the best food on Koh Tao. But unfortunately I have also gotten some of the worst food. Even when ordering the same dish that the day before was excellent. So some consistency is needed.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Santiago, Chile
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Terrible breakfast”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My wife and I ate at Big Blue II and had a fantastic English Breakfast (delicious eggs, great bacon and sausage) and a BLT. We had to be at Big Blue the next day at 0630 to dive so we decided to give the restaurant there a try. How different could it be, right? Same company, a few hundred meters down the beach. First, the menu wasn't even the same. They didn't actually have a BLT, and the English breakfast wasn't. "Do you want bacon, sausage, or ham?" the bloke asked me. "English breakfast comes with bacon AND sausage" I said. "No. Bacon, sausage, or ham." Clearly he didn't understand the concept of a full English. I asked for bacon, which was a mistake. The bacon was crap (in all likelihood so was the sausage). The eggs were very bland, the beans appeared to be completely drained of any moisture, and the mushrooms were right out of a can. I couldn't even finish it. The service was quite poor as well. It took nearly half an hour to get out food, which meant we had to rush to the dive boat. Lesson learned: if you are diving on the early boat, either eat leftover pizza from the night before or have breakfast cereal (Big Blue II doesn't seem to open in time for morning divers).

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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