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“Delicious French Cuisine and Personal Service”
Review of Red Moon

Red Moon
Ranked #12 of 440 Restaurants in Bophut
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious French Cuisine and Personal Service”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I met up with some friends for dinner at Red Moon last night. From beginning to end, it was a wonderful experience. The owner, Gauci, is super friendly and he immediately came over to our table to introduce himself.

When we asked what were the house specialties, he took out his i-pad and showed us photos of some of his favorite and most highly recommended dishes. We are seafood lovers, so we ordered three of those. The red snapper was incredibly deliciously prepared and served on a fluffy bed of mashed potatoes along with some of the most delicious scallops i've ever found on Koh Samui. The tuna was cooked to perfection and just how we ordered it, seared and pink in the middle.

For dessert, we had a scrumptious cooked strawberry dish with a rich strawberry sauce. We used some of the sauce on the artfully made fried ice cream that was in the shape of a heart.

In addition to the attentive service, Gauci also brought some yummy mussels and fried bread to our table to get us started. Those items were complimentary and only added to the overall experience at Red Moon. If you are looking for a french restaurant and you appreciate a owner/chef who loves to treat his guests with special attention and a clear love of french cuisine, this is the place to go!

  • Visited June 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Fabulous place fabulous meal !”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Ate here as a change from Thai food last night . We went in initially because the owner was friendly but did not try to drag us in ! Food was just out of this world - free taster starter followed by beautifully cooked fillet steak and a real gem of a spaghetti sea food dish with Pernod which was not on menu but owner cooked especially ! French fries he also made to my husbands' specification( ie thick cut!) Lovely wine and desert -also some recipes to take home with us ! All this together with friendly chit chat with knowledgable and artistic owner - is paintings were amazing too.

Visited June 2014
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Bristol
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50 reviews
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“Great meal”
Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Can't understand two recent bad reviews! The effusive French owner is a real character who is passionate about his food. Decided to have one non Thai meal for a change so opted for the fillet steaks here. Presented with tasty free starter of ratatouille with warm bread. Steaks cooked to perfection and served with three good sauces. Home made French fries too. Free strawberry desert delicious. couple next to us opted for deep fried Ice cream (also free) which they told us was great. Very attentive and freindly service. owner even talked me out of having Tom Yam soup as he told me it would be too filling with the main course and desert!

As off main drag prices considerably cheaper as well!

All in all a very pleasant experience.

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very poor”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Food did not come out as displayed on the iPad which the owner showed us when we first arrived. He forgot about my meal which came 10/15 mins after the other meals. And just generally not great service, had to continuously flag down owner to take drinks order and to take food order. Then food was not as described in pictures and mine was very late. Not impressed at all, better places to go in Koh Samui! Try Barracuda and The Boudoir! They were amazing!

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“Avoid at all costs... Dont be fooled by ipad trick.”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We came here on our visits to koh sumai... as rated on koh sumai as 4 star (god knows how)
When we arrived you are welcomed with a lovely enterainment area and a bar which is slap bang in the middle of Fishermans Village.
Once you are seated with menus etc the owner will come over with "specials" on his iPad which do look tremendous but once received in front of you, it is no different to a McDonald's meal..
The beef I ordered came over hard, cold and served with burnt fries... Once complained it is taken out the back only to come back worse than received!! I did not eat anymore than a bite of beef and perhaps a couple of cold chips.. once it is bill time and the complaints roll out the owner tries to lure you in by giving complimentary ice cream which also sucked!!!!
Avoid avoid avoid!!!!

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