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John's Garden

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26 22 Soi Wat Napralarn | Maenam Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 77 247 694
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat in our own Thai wooden pavilion enjoying the magic atmosphere of the place with good food and excellent service.

Thank Fratas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely and romantic dinner at John's. Food was good, cocktails were great, and setting was really pretty.

Thank Amy B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good meal - but cost more than twice as much as all nearby places. Food good Price too high, cost 3000 for a family of 4 compared to 1500 on the adjacent and equally good places

Thank j0olsd
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

John's Garden offers delicious Thai food in a tranquil garden setting. Our meal was great value, with a very hospitable Burmese host.

Thank ciaragal
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful dinning area, styled as a tropical garden with many exotic plants, many private booths and a small waterfall. Variety of food is enough to fulfill everybody's choice. Quality and taste is very good and staff is trying to make you happy, but portions are not big and price is a bit higher than anywhere around. Worth to visit!

Thank Vladislav K
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Ate here a couple of times during our trip. Food was always excellent. They do offer some British / European dishes as well but I would thoroughly recommend their curry.

Thank notspiderman
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We found this restaurant by chance as where we were going was closed, this was recommended to us by our taxi driver and was a very pleasant surprise. The Thai food was tasty and authentic and the staff were friendly and helpful. One of the best meals we had on Ko Samui.

Thank Eventure
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

What a gorgeous little dinner spot! I dined here with my partner and family on our last night in Mae Nam and it was the perfect send-off. We were seated in one of the covered tables -- complete with Thai cushions and complimentary mosquito repellent -- to the edge of the restaurant, which made it feel like we were having... More 

Thank Emma K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

The garden is a lovely eating environment, helped by the free mosquito repellant. Food is really good, though the portions aren't particularly generous for the price. We enjoyed eating there but could have had literally twice as much food for half the price in other places nearby.

Thank chriscar68
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Good points: Friendly service and professional Provided bug spray (big mozzies) Nice setting and environment Bad points: Portions were tiny! We honestly thought they were appetisers.... The Tom yum soup was the size of a mug and was tasteless. The massuman curry which is supposed to be their signature dish was so average! We have travelled for years and eaten... More 

Thank Emma & G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
European, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 22 Soi Wat Napralarn | Maenam Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Mae Nam
  • Phone Number: +66 77 247 694

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?