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“A highlight in Koh Samui” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spirit House Restaurant

Spirit House Restaurant
155/60 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
+66 77 300 283
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Ranked #20 of 148 Restaurants in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Cape Town, South Africa
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“A highlight in Koh Samui”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a local travel agent and were not disappointed. The setting is very peaceful, not even a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng's main drag. The food was superb -- one of our best experiences in Thailand. We had one of the kansoke set menus for 2 and each of the dishes was a highlight. Not to be missed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Enchanting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This isna lovely traditional place to eat. You forget you are in the midst of Chaweng and actually think you are out in the country side overlooking a garden and pond with all the charm Thailand has to offer. The food is traditionally Thai and very tasty. We went for lunch.There wasn't anyone else around at that ime of day. The rain had been heavy but none of this ruined our experience. Yes this please is slightly more expensive than some of the cheap eats around but by Australian standards when going out for a meal we thought it was well priced. Would definitely return this time for dinner.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A+ Food and Service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My partner and I ate twice at Spirit House within the two weeks we were staying on Samui (liked it so much after the first time we had to go back!)

The service is great, as is the ambiance.
As soon as we arrived we were led to a low table with cushions in an area of the hut that makes you feel like you're in the middle of the thai jungle, not immediately along the bustle of Chaweng Rd. The place is like a little sanctuary where we felt we could really relax for a meal.
The complimentary drink upon arrival is amazing (still don't know what it was, but it is delicious), and the menu caters for both western and more adventurous tastes.

The price tag is similar to a cafe in Australia, and definitely more expensive than elsewhere in Thailand, but we felt it was worth it more than once.

I would recommend the Fish as a main course, and the banana dessert which comes served flaming in an alcoholic syrup.
Also recommend taking a slow walk around the gardens here after the meal, as it is quite nice.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chanthaburi, Thailand
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“Excellent food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We just dined here on Saturday night. We had a mushroom soup, dried catfish salad, fish in tamarind sauce, and a lobster. We finished off with a cocktail, Spirit House special.
It was a great evening, and the food was wonderful.
A bit steep for Thai food. The meal cost 4200 baht.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Perhaps best meal of our 3 week trip in SE Asia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Wonderful setting, great service, tasty food ... the duck curry was outstanding. It's not as cheap as the cheap places, but as soon as you walk in you get the sense that there's a reason for that.

I suggest reservations ... also we ate at a table where you sat on cushions and reclined for the meal, which just added to the pleasure of the experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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