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The Five Islands

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348 Moo3 | Koh Samui, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
+66 81 920 6162
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82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very popular lunch stopover for tourists but we were staying on the west side so we actually walked down the beach in the dark from our resort. Compared to a hectic lunch, dinner was incredibly peaceful and calm. Only 3 tables of diners. We were right in the beach. We order steamed fish, soft-shell and regular crab,... More 

Thank Adventravler
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here the other day. Friendly staff, good food, watched the passing thunderstorm as we finished with pineapple pancakes and very good iced coffee. Make sure you go here if you are on the west coast of Koh Samui.

1 Thank Braker B
San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

It was great to find a beachfront restaurant staffed with proper chef who not only knew his job but was able to make very thoughtful changes to the dishes we ordered. Great experience overall!

1 Thank AlexC_RO
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here...little bit pricey but was good...little bit too quiet..would be nice with some background music..staff very nice

Thank Conradmanchester
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We went here the other night for dinner and it was fantastic. I had the bbq king prawns in pepper sauce and garlic sauce and they just melted in your mouth. My fiancé had the bbq sea bass and it was so lovely. I also had the banana pancake for dessert which was made fresh and was so so fluffy.... More 

Thank travelling_tazza
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We were here with our four children and found for every taste the right dish. Very recommendable place with great beach atmosphere!

Thank Michael T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Amazing part of the beach, picturesque and amazing sunset potential although we were only there for lunch Very friendly staff, food was delicious - pomelo salad and massaman curry were some of the best, with reasonable prices Would definitely recommend

Thank SlubLizard
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I booked ahead for lunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Layla was super-helpful,including organising a cake and offering to arrange transport (the restaurant is 40-50 minutes away from Chaweng), but we found hire cars slightly cheaper and more flexible. The food was truly excellent and the service attentive while not intrusive. The restaurant was not very busy, but they had... More 

Thank Tony K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to book on the evening of the day I proposed to my girlfriend. I contacted a few places but these guys were so helpful and nice. They offered to set up a private table for us on the beach to watch the sunset at no extra charge. They were very attentive during our stay and... More 

Thank jayrelli
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We have come here 3 times and tried a different dish everytime except the Papaya Salad which we have everytime because it is so delicious and a great accompaniment to all the food. The chef is excellent and the menu more original then most Thai food. The cocktails are outstanding and so delicious. The view hard to beat. I recommend... More 

Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $99
Seafood, Asian, Thai, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 348 Moo3 | Koh Samui, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Taling Ngam
  • Phone Number: +66 81 920 6162

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?