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The Funky Monkey Bar & Restaurant

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35/18 Moo 4 | Next to 7/11 and the National Park Entrance, Ko Samet, Thailand
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+66 92 336 7843
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Try this dish, it's unbelievable. The flavours are so intense, even if you go for the "not too spicy" option. Mix it up with the rice, and it will knock your socks off! Only 70 baht. Wow! Staff here are so friendly, I come here almost every day. I'll be sorry to leave the island.

1 Thank Simon R
Valkeakoski, Finland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Noodle soups are good,but we need Johns Pizza during our holidays!Athmosphere is good.Restaurant IS clean.Very friendly staff.and the Heart of the place IS friendly John!! We come allways Back to enjoy the best pizza!

Thank Sirpa S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here after seeing the free wi-fi sign. I was fresh off the ferry and couldn't find my guesthouse. Owner was friendly, English speaking and runs a good efficient business. Had a beer and a meal which was excellent. Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Terri C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We went here to get breakfast. First impression was good as the staff was friendly. We got our muesli with fruits. The watermelon had a strong taste of onions. They probably didn't have separate cutting boards.

Thank Christoffer R
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

The best food I have had on the island buy far!! The best pizzas iv tried in Thailand very good service and location very highly recommended!!

1 Thank lukelr90
Paris, France
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

I tried the red curry and it wasn't really tasty... too much water or coconut milk and not enough curry I guess. The pizzas looked good but I am not in Thailand to eat European food.

Thank VirginieBe
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Great location 2 minutes from the beach and next to the 7/11 . John the owner is English and he can speak fluent Thai , he's friendly and very helpful . The food is at a great standard, the pizza is the best I've had on samet , the English breakfast has good back bacon and good sausage which is... More 

2 Thank Martin S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

What can I say about this place ? 110% on everything the staff are great the owner John couldn't make you feel more welcome. The food is simply amazing and do a better breakfast than Jameson back home. Would highly recommend dining here been here 6 days and ate here everyday.

1 Thank debsite0191
Bangkok, Thailand
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We only ate breakfast here twice, but the portions are large and filling. The breakfast platters come with a variety of things that anyone can find something they like. The staff can speak English and Thai. We made a mistake with our order and they were very gracious in correcting. Everyone that works there is pleasant and nice. We will... More 

1 Thank Ed M
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Quick and very friendly service (especially the owner) and the quality of food was a nice surprise (Tom Yam soup that my friend had was very good!) but I wouldn't call the place nice or cosy. A bit too noisy to my taste.

Thank 109merjap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/18 Moo 4 | Next to 7/11 and the National Park Entrance, Ko Samet, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Rayong Province  >  Ko Samet
  • Phone Number: +66 92 336 7843
Located in heart of the village of Koh Samed, next to 7/11, the national park entrance, and 2 minutes walk from Had Saikaew, The funky Monkey brings you the finest Thai, international and fusion foods. We pride ourselves on high quality food, with only the freshest ingredients, the finest cuts of meat and NO MSG used in our food. We have a large vegetarian menu and we pride ourselves on customer care too. You will be greeted with a friendly smile from our staff who make make you feel at home and welcome at the Funky Monkey. If it's just drinks from the bar, why not try an ice cold beer, fresh fruit shake are one of our delicious cocktails, whilst soaking up the atmosphere and listening to the fine music. We have free wi-fi for customers and show live sporting events from around the world. Not forgetting our very competitive low prices and happy hour from 13:00-18:00 daily, what are you waiting for? Hope to see you soon, you won't be disappointed…..

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