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Dining on the Rocks
Ranked #38 of 440 Restaurants in Bophut
Price range: $25 - $200
Cuisines: International, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Dining on the Rocks presents innovative food concepts, great service and of course that famous view and atmosphere. The brilliant architecture is ten terraced decks of weathered teak and bamboo.
Mumbai
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4 reviews
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“Perfect”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

They got the best location in Ko Samui. You see the blue ocean from where your table. The staff were nice and friendly. Very little food option for Vegetarians.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Akarparekh
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AllanOctesa, Executive Sous Chef at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Akarparekh

i'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the restaurant ambience
well, i can say that "ours" is one of the best view restaurant in Koh Samui
i will inform all the host member about the complimentary you give to us
hope to see you again in the future
thanks
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“special honeymoon meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Fabulous food and fabulous views and ipecable service! would love to eat the variations in choclate dessert all over again!! also recommend the paella!!

Visited September 2012
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Thank plofchop
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AllanOctesa, Executive Sous Chef at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear plofchop

It's an honor to serve you and your husband in your special moment in life
thank for all the complimentary about the food and the service
i will spread the news to all of the host member
and hope we can see each other again in the future
thanks
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Amazing experience, definately worth a visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

During our stay at Koh Samui, we were lucky to have arrived during the Koh Samui Fine Dining Festival (September and October), so we made it our mission to eat at as many fine dining establishments as possible!

We selected Dining on the Rocks, as it had fantastic reviews in all the brochures, and I am glad we did, as the entire experience was amazing! We booked for a 7pm sitting (silly of us, we should have booked earlier to get the full benefit of their beautiful location - perched high on the rocks overlooking the beautiful views of the ocean. We didn't realise the sun went down so early in Thailand!)

We arrived to the resort, and were taken to the restaurant in a gold cart, where they seated us outside on the deck (very romantic and beautiful). Having already seen the Fine Dining Festival menu, we had already decided on what to eat (5 courses with matching wines, and was definately enough food!) They do offer other degustation menus, which all sounded amazing - I don't think you will be dissapointed regardless of what menu you choose.

The food was just perfect. Even food I do not normally eat, I found just amazing. Their chef is wonderful, they better not lose him! Each course came out as a little surprise - we really did not know what to expect next, but with each mouthful came another little culinary delight. I really didn't think it could keep getting better, until they bought the lamb out ... WOW! And then to top it off with the most amazing dessert; this restaurant really has something special, worth holding on to! The wines were perfectally matched with the dishes (even the port with dessert, which I don't normally drink!)

The service was good, and staff were very friendly and helpful. We had two servers (one for wine and one for food), and they were always very professional. I would say our one negative aspect of the entire experience would be the wait time between courses; it was far too long in between. We arrived at 7pm, and did not leave until 11pm, quite late considering we only had 5 courses. This could have been because it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was full, but that was the one thing that we were not happy about.

The head chef came out just before our dessert to talk to us and to ask how our meal was. I thought this was a great thing for him to do; getting to meet the chef, and give feedback directly to him about the meals he creates, is always quite special.

At around 4000THB per person, it was expensive compared to other fine dining restaurants we had eaten at, but for the quality of food, I would say it was well worth it, and you would expect to pay that amount for a unique experience that is Dining on the Rocks.

Our one reccommendation, if you are planning to dine here, would be to book earlier so you can get the full benefit of the beautiful views and location (lunch time would even be good). Your wallet will be much lighter, but you will have a full belly, and will be very satisfied with the quality of food, wine and service recieved. Next time I am in Koh Samui, I will definately be back for more!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Laura P
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AllanOctesa, Executive Sous Chef at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Laura P

i'm glad that your experience in dining on the rocks was one of the best meal experience
in Koh Samui.
all the good comments and complimentary, i will inform all the host member about this good news.
i'm happy that all the service regarding food and service we gave to you was match with your expectation
as i mentioned before we tried to give our customer a memorable experience in here
we will see you again next time then,

thanks
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New York City, New York
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“Incredible Culinary Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Wow! What a magical evening!

We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation (6:30PM) to watch the sunset. It was beautiful. Then we were seated at our table. The service was absolutely outstanding. We both chose one of the tasting menus... both a 10 course menu (mine the "pure"... one of the vegetarian options & him the "experience").

The food was incredible. Definitely up to New York City standards... a true "Molecular Gastronomy" experience. Highly recommend!!

After dinner, the chef came out to talk to us about his experience and the food. What a honor!

Would absolutely suggest this for a special evening to everyone! A must-do in Koh Samui!

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Kayla B
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AllanOctesa, Executive Sous Chef at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Kayla B

I would like to say thank you again for coming to dining on the rocks
its been an honor for me as well that i can give the best service in your dining experience
i really hope that this will be the unforgettable memories in your entire holiday

when you come back to koh samui again
please do not hesitate to contact me and the team at dining on the rocks
we will be very happy to do our best in your next visit

Regards
Allan Octesa
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Melbourne, Australia
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“What an amazing Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Ok first off this is probably the most expensive meal you would eat on the island but the entire experience is about awakening the senses and wow was it incredible. The menu clearly states that the meals are not as they seem, so just be open when you order fo example chicken burrito is slices of Crispy skin chicken with little piles of vegetables and sauces and the burrito is ground up so that it adds texture when mixed with everything else. The flavours, wow! Wagu Beef was incredible and Campfire dessert was breathtaking. Layers of chocolate and grilled melting marshmallow. I need to go back right now.

Visited September 2012
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Thank dean1dj
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AllanOctesa, Executive Sous Chef at Dining on the Rocks, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear dean1dj

I would like to thank you for having dinner at dining on the rocks
and your great experience would be a very good feedback for us

i'm very happy that the concept of our modern interpretative cuisine
was become an enjoyable dinner experience for you
i will pass all this compliment to the teams and

please do not hesitate to contact us
when you plan to go back to samui
we will be very happy to assist you

Regards
Allan Octesa
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