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“Excellent food”
Review of Nirvana

Ranked #20 of 493 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: Thai, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Set in the heart of Bophut's ' Fisherman's village ', this small and intimate venue offer a varity of both Thai and European cuisine. Enjoy a romantic evening on our suspended deck only meters from the waters edge, or watch the world pass by on our street side seating. Our small and unique menu is designed to cater for all tastes with a perfect balance of Thai and European flavours.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We ate here twice on our recent trip to Bophut. You can see the food being prepared in the open kitchen which is always a good sign for any restaurant. Host although not Thai was excellent, and employed local staff in the kitchen. There was a choice of Thai food and western meals, steak was excellent!!

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2  Thank sange31
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was by farthe. Best food and service we recieved whilst in koh saumi. Still cheap with stunning food. Definitely recommend it.

2  Thank Susi T
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

We ate here twice on our honeymoon. First time we could not fault the place so we booked in a few days later. We called to reserve a table on the decking with sea view.
We arrived on time and the owners wife was lovely. She asked her husband if the table was ready and he screwed his face up saying we did not have a reservation. Once he checked that we did we were seated. We were sat amongst a table of 8 who were thoroughly enjoying themselves. They were getting rather loud but this did not bother us.
We had our starters which were lovely. We waited nearly an hour for our main course to come then to our disbelief one of the people from the other table walked past us and down to the beach, stood in front of our table and started to urinate. We could not believe our eyes so my husband when straight to the owners wife who was just as disgusted as us.
We were taken in side as we refused to sit next to this man.
The owner came over to us to ask if we could go and show him what happened which we thought was odd as he was taking us back into that environment.
The party of 8 found it highly amusing that we would be offended by this mans behaviour and the manager took their side and asked us to leave.
We have never been so humiliated. The managers attitude was disgusting, he obviously thought it was easier to remove us as there was only 2 of us rather than 8 of them who had ate there whole meal plus lots of drinks (thinking about the bill)
Such a shame as we did enjoy it but the owner really should think about customer service and how to run a business. He was very aggressive too.

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8  Thank ToniJ1982
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Thor31, Owner at Nirvana, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Hi Toni

I am amazed that it has taken you this long to comment on this incident as it took place in December 2013. I fear that time has clouded you memory as to what transpired so allow me to cast some clarity on the episode by pointing out the facts.


You were seated on the balcony where a large party were, as you stated “quite loud and enjoying themselves”, but contrary to your statement, you were NOT ok with that fact and subsequently asked my wife on no less than three occasions to be moved, it was explained to you that the restaurant was full but you would be moved as soon as a table became available.


There was indeed an incident where one of the other patrons walked down to the beach and relieved himself apparently in view of your table, and as disgusting and rude I may find this myself you must understand that the beach does not belong to us and we have no control as to what happens there.


You were seated inside in order for us to find out exactly what had transpired and in order to defuse the situation, with the intention of seating you away from the party that had offended you.

At this point your husband began to become verbally abusive and physically threatening to both myself and my wife even though we were only trying to resolve the matter in the best manner possible without resorting to throwing anyone out.

That is why you were asked to leave and for no other reason than that.

We did receive a threatening SMS from your husband the following day which I will be more than happy to forward to you.

Have a nice day.

T. Eriksen
Owner Nirvana Restaurant

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great service, perfect setting and truly outstanding food made this a dining experience to remember. Would not hesitate to recommend this place to everyone in the vicinity of Fisherman's Village. Not to be missed!

2  Thank KopKing5
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wonderful setting, great service and price and world class food we ate on the beach and a starters and mains were both equally superb

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2  Thank Miles H
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