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Big Buddha Cafe (BBC)

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Thai, Pizza, International, Asian, New Zealand
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14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 425 089
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Hello. BCC is currently closed for renovations. We expect it re-open under...
Hello. BCC is currently closed for renovations. We expect it re-open under new management and with a new style in June / July 2015 ... and then we can get back to looking at the beautiful sunset. From Por, Mark, Anna and Jacob ... thanks to all the customers that came to BBC since we opened her in 2002. We very much appreciate the business, the wonderful times, the feedback, the comments, the advice, the learning experiences and especially the huge amount of friendship that we have received over the many years. Cheers.
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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBC Restaurant.

Only just due to open again under new Management, this restaurant will undoubtedly have to make a mark for itself again. Location is superb, but it is unlikely to attain its former reputation again in a hurry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
flyingdoc1
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only just due to open again under new Management, this restaurant will undoubtedly have to make a mark for itself again. Location is superb, but it is unlikely to attain its former reputation again in a hurry.

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manchester
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Went for cocktails but it's now boarded up and is a building site, a passer by said its being rebuilt as condos

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Thank johnsamui
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It was five minutes walk from where we stayed and we tried it with the recommendation of the hotel. Fantastic sunset, the view was amazing and we had a lovely meal in lovely surroundings. Hoping to go back when in Samui!

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Thank P5778GLchristianf
Oxted, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Good food staff very helpfull.and very attentive.Lots of places to sit.Not too expensive.people friendly

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Thank molly r r
Bangkok
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This restaurant has been closed for renovation, but is due to open again shortly. The food and menu used to be excellent under Mark's direction, but only time will tell as to how it will be under new management.

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Thank Dr Christopher H
Bangkok
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Formerly, the BBC Restaurant was a warm, hospitable place, right on the beach with allegedly some of the best sunsets on Samui. The food was excellent, with a good choice of seafood, Barracuda and shark, with special all inclusive evenings once a week. Sadly, that has now all changed! The whole operation has been scaled down, the vibrant atmosphere has... More 

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bbcsamui, Owner at Big Buddha Cafe (BBC), responded to this review

Hi, The BBC has been sold and has been closed for some time getting ready to become a small 26 room hotel with a 180 seat restaurant. The few weeks prior to closure, things were certainly scaled down as we tried to use up old stock and allow time for the staff to find new jobs (the uncertainty for all... More 

Palm Cove, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped by here an hour or so before sunset one afternoon and enjoyed a few cocktails. Once the sun set we had dinner. The choice was varied from thai dishes to hamburgers so has somethign for everyone. The sunset from here is amazing and worth the visit.

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Thank lalulabelle
Waipu, New Zealand
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Right on the beach, great views. Friendly service, didn't eat here just stopped in for a drink. Not very busy when we were there. Seemed to lack atmosphere.

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Thank Claire W
maenam
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

when you are at big Buddha and hungry, go to BBC. nice view, good food, service. take your time to relax and enjoy your meal.

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Thank papatao
Southport, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to samui for many years and always make a visit to the big Buddha and BBC cafe for sunset... Yes it's a little run down but the food is great and it really does have the best sunset.. We were sad to hear that the owner was selling up after 20 years and a 30 room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
  • Phone Number: +66 77 425 089

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai, Pizza, International, Asian, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Hello. BCC is currently closed for renovations. We expect it re-open under new management and with a new style in June / July 2015 ... and then we can get back to looking at the beautiful sunset. From Por, Mark, Anna and Jacob ... thanks to all the customers that came to BBC since we opened her in 2002. We very much appreciate the business, the wonderful times, the feedback, the comments, the advice, the learning experiences and especially the huge amount of friendship that we have received over the many years. Cheers.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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