I'm about to catch a flight to Singapore. My last lunch in Samui (for not too long) is at the Happy Elephant.
This will be my 4th meal here in a little over a week.
I've also enjoyed meals at The Address (x2) and Nikki Beach (x2).
Firstly, the location & situation of Happy Elephant, in the middle of Fisherman's village, slightly elevated above the beach with waves crashing 3 meters away, gives this venue a 5* for atmosphere for both lunch and dinner.
But lets get to the food.
Don't bother ordering off the menu: go outside and look at the fresh seafood and have a chat with the chefs. Get their opinion on what's just come out of the sea and the best way to cook it.
Personally I usually go for a whole squid plain grilled, and then I season it with their home made 'naam plik naam plaa' - one of the best condiments in the world.
Then a juicy Spanish mackerel or barracuda steak (the former being better to my taste).
Their wine list is very respectable but don't look past their house sauv Blancs for flavour and value.
Service is very friendly always with a smile.
Just an excellent Thai seafood restaurant on the beach.
See you again soon,
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