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“It was ok...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hippo Bar & Grill

Hippo Bar & Grill
Sairee Village, Ko Tao 84380, Thailand
+66 085226 2648
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Ranked #42 of 110 restaurants in Ko Tao
Cuisines: Asian, Steakhouse, Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Hippo is a friendly bar and grill, popular with local ex-pats and tourists. Open for 2 years now it's own by Thai and UK partners. we specialise in steaks and burgers but have many dishes from salads to Thai curries. good music, pool table and outdoor dining. great milkshakes and mojitos too.
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4 restaurant reviews
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“It was ok...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We heard lots of good reviews and the restaurant/bar is in a very prominent location. However the promise of a good quality steak was on the cards was sadly a little disappointing and only ok'ish. Also, disappointingly our main courses were served together with our starters! Would have expected better. Maybe we just got an off night...

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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tough steak, noisy location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Went here following advice on trip advisor, looked good from outside but a little noisy being on the main road. Steak was a little cheaper than some of the top picks on trip advisor, ordered Australian rib eye which was tough and chewy. Can't beat British steak. Nice fajitas though! Chicken satay and garlic bread to start were nice but no better than the local Thai places.

Visited January 2014
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Beijing, China
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41 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good quality beef (imported)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A bit prizy for Thailand and you may be able to get a local steak in same quality - but in the Hippo you are almost guaranteed a good steak. Also the burger is with good meet

Visited January 2014
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Essen
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good and friendly staff and fresh quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

You need time - a little bit more than expect, just use this time for relaxing until your meal is brought by the friendly service and enjoy it now. Hey - you are here on vacation - right?

The price is ok for thai meals but burger are a little bit overpriced; maybe as everywhere on this Island... just accept it or go to another pace - or take thai dishes ;-)

Service s polite and interested in the guest - so come in and find out :-)

  • Visited December 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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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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47 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Good burgers and great fries!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Tried this one night after a craving some western food and the burgers were very good. The beef was juicy and the burger patty was homemade and huge, with REAL cheese. The fries stole the show though…fresh, homemade, thick cut chips with sea salt. YUM! Also came with good coleslaw. Really good if you're craving a burger & fries on Koh Tao.

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