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“Delicious Thai food!”
Review of Happy Elephant

Happy Elephant
Ranked #176 of 1,246 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai, Soups, Fusion
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Argyll, Scotland
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Delicious Thai food!”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stopped here for dinner whilst shopping at the huge Friday night street market. Excellent Phad Thai, good service, nice atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
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Moscow
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Only if you are tired of all other places”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Being a big place with an extensive menu it could have had a potential of winning you over when you want something different from the main Fisherman’s Village sameness. However there is no atmosphere that even a Smile House (being equally big place) has.

Food comes fast but its nothing special. We gave it a try twice. Knowing that glass noodles with roasted shrimp also has big chunks of cinnamon sticks in it that I almost lost my tooth to would be nice before you make your choice. Not even complaining how strange cinnamon in noodles tasted…

Oh and there widely advertise outside wifi didn’t work on both of our visits. First time there were something wrong with the password, second time they sat us somewhere out of coverage…

  • Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Delicious food, excellent staff and great location with beach views”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We spent 9 nights in Thailand and this was our favorite restaurant for our whole trip. They have a huge variety on their menu including pasta, pizza,
Seafood, duck, beef, chicken, plus more.

The restaurant has a spectacular view of the bay. There are tables inside and outside on the balcony on the beach. The service was outstanding and the staff always had a smile. We had 3 meals during our trip and each time I tried something new. The food was always delicious. It always tasted fresh and was of excellent quality. The lobster salad and the salmon were 2 of my favorites. Fisherman village is a great place for a quiet dinner on the beach on any night and if you like it busier then try Friday market night.

Visited January 2014
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Oia, Greece
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So and so”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Food was good but overpriced,we got unlucky to have our Gordon blu a little bit no so well cooked but the environment was very good(we're served at the beach)service was not so fast

Visited January 2014
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Auckland
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Just delicious Thai food for those who wish they were brave enough to eat street food but prefer a clean and hygienic environment. We kept coming back, it was so very tasty and very reasonable.

Visited April 2013
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