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“Good food, wonderful staff”
Review of Ad Hoc Beach Cafe

Ad Hoc Beach Cafe
Ranked #87 of 444 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
New London, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, wonderful staff”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from lovely meal at Ad Hoc. View is beautiful and staff are utterly charming and helpful. They prepared a special dish for my toddler with no fuss. My sea bass was cooked to perfection as were my french fries. Cocktails were great and loved the chocolate fondant for dessert. Great staff, wonderful views, interesting menu and will definitely recommend for those who like good, unpretentious fare.

Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good find....”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had several meals at Ad Hoc, all of them very good. The Lamb burgers for lunch were excellent and we had to return for a second time for dinner a couple of days later to please our adult children! Even though the burgers weren't officially on the dinner menu, the staff made a special plan...really appreciated! A lovely setting and service was good.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Sarah M
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Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Taste sensation with a view!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We love Adhoc, the food, the setting and the ambience are always superb. The staff are always friendly and attentive. The location is great if you want a quiet meal away from the hustle of Fishermen's village and Chaweng. And it is a short walk from Fishermen's village.
We always return to this restaurant when we visit Ko Samui. Tim & Yuri are fantastic hosts and love to share their knowledge of Italian wines and food.
In 2012 we held a pre-wedding dinner for 28 people at their restaurant with a 3 course menu and drink selection. It was excellent, the food and the staff were consistent throughout.
Our favourite dishes are: Beef Carpaccio, Pumpkin with boccocini mozerella, beef short rib, sea bass with brown rice, lamb shoulder, and for dessert the chocolate fondant and tiramisu.
We always go back and cannot wait till the next time.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank AminaGavin
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“Love this place”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We love this place. It was truly our favorite dining experience from our trip to Koh Samui. So much so, that we went back a second time for lunch.

Yuri has created a beautiful experience and atmosphere in her restaurant.
The restaurant is one of casual comfort with most seating available in the open air. Details like the candle lit lanterns, open french doors and three super friendly cats add to an already picturesque café.

The view of the sea and the light here at sunset should not be missed. The colors are absolutely brilliant.

We loved the food here. Everything tasted perfect. We also very much appreciated the great, warm service, and our chats with the charming Yuri.

Ad Hoc is a must if you are visiting Koh Samui.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Jason E
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I were traveling around Koh Samui on our moped when we came across the entrance to a small bar. Thirsty, and in need of a comfy seat and refreshment, we walked through the gate. WOW! what a view! We arrived at around four PM for a quick beer and glass of water. We stayed for tapas, wine, beer and the sunset two and a half hours later.

This restaurant is tranquility. You could literally feel yourself melt into your seat as you watched the sun slowly set across the sea.

We returned two days later. (Closed on Monday) for a meal. Excellent. The menu is un-cluttered and the food is fantastic.

I've noticed a review stating the the service was slow? Really! You're in paradise! If you want McDonalds go to Chaweng.

The chap who ran the restaurant was exceptional. Spoke excellent English and was very attentive. The level of attention far exceeded that which is normally received in a Michelin starred restaurant in London. (Trust me).

When he noticed my wife and I squinting at fishermen on the horizon at low tide, a pair of binoculars appeared at my side and he was gone!

If you're in Koh Samui, go here! You will not be disappointed.

I think I forgot to mention, You can also walk straight onto the fine sandy beach and soak your flip flop toes.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank sherriwill
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