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“Best Restaurant on Samui” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 9Gems Lounge & Restaurant

9Gems Lounge & Restaurant
Ranked #160 of 439 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Thai, Asian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant on Samui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Many thanks to Khun Sahit and his amazing team for an incredible dinner I had recently at 9Gems.
We were actually the only guests on the evening we went there.
At no point were the staff trying to rush us or make us feel uncomfortable.
Actually they encouraged us to take a tour of the property and continue drinking on the upper deck area overlooking views of the bay.
About the venue, truly amazing design of International standard
Food - I was blown away both by quality and presentation, as good as anywhere in the world.
I will certainly happily visit each time I go to Samui and highly recommend it as without a doubt it is the best restaurant in Samui

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael4701
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SathitMuangprom, Inhaber at 9Gems Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Michael4701

Thank you very much for you comments with kind words. It is our passion to make our guests feel like home, when they come to visit us, it is always like that. Very happy that you enjoyed the time and food at 9gems. Always looking forward to welcoming you at 9Gems.
Sathit
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Food over the Mountains - a bit overpriced though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

The restaurant is what you can expect of a very trendy, chic and nicely decorated european restaurant with a lounge, original feeling. Staff was very attentive and the ambience/cocktails, food and drinks were very good.

That has it's price when it comes to Thailand though, for a wine + a la carte dinner, dont expect to pay less than 50-75 EUR: worth the price if you are feeling generous though!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FM221081
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Very classy atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Delicious delicious delicious.. The food was Extra tasty, one of the best three places I ate at in my life.. Very clean l
BUT, the portions are hilariously tiny, it's not a dish to eat its just to taste although it's a very expensive place, if u can afford it order the plate twice so u can be half full, don't ever go when ur hungry.. I recommend u go by sun set, the view is magical. The service is really professional & friendly, and the owner cooks him self, the soup is perfect, and the duck dish I got was magnifico..
It's a must try place.
N.B it's a little hard to get there do make sure to get the right directions before hand..

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DKin60years
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South Wales
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Food
Very nice and tasty but the amount of it was a total joke, we left still starving, I can't argue about their prices as they are one of the only restaurants to show this on their website, but their is no need to be giving so little on the plate, hence value for money isn't worth it.

Ambience
Visited on a Saturday evening at 9 and we were the only 2 people in the restaurant. Very nicely done out to a high standard.

Staff
Very helpful and friendly.

Overall
Tried the Rockpool few nights later and overall experience here was much better, food to match but more of it.. At nearly half the price. Can't help but think that you are paying for the obvious high price they paid to create 9gems. I wish them good luck.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EmyrOwen
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Geneva, Switzerland
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Among all Samui restaurants, 9gems was one of the best surprise! First, 9gems isa little bit off the beaten tracks and offers a stunning view of the island. Then the staff was incredibly kind and pro.
In terms of food experience, we have been delighted from beginning until the end! The wine list was also quite impressive. Prices are high, but worth every penny. Their macarons are the best i have ever had since a while... even the famous la duree is not that good..
really looking forward to being there again!
tschüss...

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NicolasRoth
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SathitMuangprom, Owner at 9Gems Lounge & Restaurant, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Dear Sir

Thank you very much for your visit and your kind words, we are happy that you have had a good time at 9gems.

Look forward to serving you again.

Warmst regards

Sathit and 9gems team
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