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Fai - the dining experience

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53/5 Moo 4 Phang Ka, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
+66 86 060 3118
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Berlin, Germany
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

The restaurant is at the property of Elements Boutique Resort & Spa. The menu is okay and varies in different choices of food. Service however is extremely slow and more often than not they mixed up the orders. Waiters dont really speak English so its difficult to request something more difficult. You will sit among hotel guests. Atmosphere is very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Fai is a little cosy restaurant based in Elements Boutique Resort, easily accessible to outside visitors as well. It has a good breakfast/ brunch/ lunch menu, and a lightweight wine selection to go with that. Brunch/ lunch is probably the best option to explore ... unless you are up for the juice/ smoothie/ salad extravaganza. Now this is really what... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast, adequate range and good quality. Western dinner menu is quite pricey, we ordered the Thai food which should only served at Bamboo (the other restaurant) and it was good if not outstanding. If you are staying at Elements it's a good option but I wouldn't rush there if you're staying somewhere else.

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Thank R3202VNjamiec
Labuan Island, Malaysia
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205 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016

Breakfast for hotel guests served here. Muslim diners can request for halal food before arrival. Good service

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1 Thank june1970_11
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Hotel is excellent but food very average considering what you can expect to get by the beaches. Too expensive for the quality.

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Thank Sbarros1971
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have eaten here many times. The food is always fresh and tasty. True Thai cuisine at its best. Although I often stay away from 'bottom feeders' their seafoof is excellent and I have never had any problems afterwards.

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1 Thank Greg T
Hong Kong
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Fai is the in house restaurant for Elements Boutique Resort and Spa. We have stayed 3 times here and find Fai a great place to eat. The free breakfast has a wide range of options and it all tastes fresh. The lunch menu provides plenty of options including club sandwiches, pizza and salads. The smoothies are really nice also. We... More 

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Mougins, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2015

FAI restaurant has been a good experience. Breakfeast is excellent and I recommend it (included in the room price of the Element hotel). For lunch and dinner, the Thai food cuisine is good. You can share the Bamboo restaurant menu list in this restaurant (more thai food proposal than european).

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1 Thank Gilles B
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a great selection of food from Thai to Western. Our meals were fresh, well prepared and well presented. Great atmosphere and nice location on the south of the island. The only disappointing thing was the service. This may have been due to the language barrier so I'd suggest to them, having at least one person around that... More 

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Thank Megan C
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at FAI - the in-house restaurant at Elements Boutique & Spa resort. Fusion menu with emphasis on fresh fish and vegetable. Service was friendly without being overpowering. Good range of New World wines at reasonable prices. We enjoyed the cocktails especially good value during the happy (2) hr period !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
European, Thai, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53/5 Moo 4 Phang Ka, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Taling Ngam
  • Phone Number: +66 86 060 3118

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