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“Good food”

Charlie Chaplin Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #584 of 1,244 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Longdon, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We was passing and saw the special board and thought it looked nice
We ordered a gin and tonic and a large beer
Staff were very pleasant and friendly
We ordered food that took a little time to come so we thought it must be cooked freshly. We had 3 starters and 2 main courses and drinks and the bill only came to 800 TBH
Couldn't fault anything portions were generous hot and very tasty good Thia food
Very impressed

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  • Danish first
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English first
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Lovely Food”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Stumbled across Charlie Chaplins by chance and decided to try it. Enjoyed our meals so much that we returned twice more. A good selection of Thai and Western food all served hot. Wine reasonably priced as well in a nice ambience. Nice helpful staff too.

  • Visited February 2013
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not as good as I was expecting”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We decided to eat here after seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor but was a little disappointed in our meals.

After a week of eating asian food we decided we needed a european style food fix. I ordered a schnitzel and my partner ordered steak. Both were quite tough and my schnitzel appeared to have been deep fried in oil.

We had no complaints about the service - it was excellent and there was a good variety of food on the menu with prices being very reasonable. The toilets were nice and clean and you can see into the kitchen which also looked fine.

Given the number of good reviews for this restaurant, I suspect that my bad choice of menu item has led to my 'average' food review. If I went back I'd be tempted to give it another go and try some Thai food to see what it was like.

Visited September 2012
Thank Bossette
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Ariel, Palestinian Territories
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Couldn't get less for my money”
Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

We've been a party of 4, first of all the menus were promissing, yet confusing, and even though we have read some negative reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to judge for our own. Deep fried stuff looked like they haven't change the oil since the day they opened the joint. Rest of the dishes were ok, exept for their size - main dishes looked like appetizers. We've waited about 30 min. for main course to be served, the quality and taste were intermidiate and that’s an understatement. If you value your time and money, seek food elsewhere, there are plenty of restaurants in the same street that you can enjoy.

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Thank warlockd
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Five years ago this place was a tin shed so they must be doing something right to have grown into the best restaurant in the Choeng Mon strip. Their new building was spotlessly clean and looked inviting.
We visited Charlie's several times during our month stay on Koh Samui and this place consistently served the best food. As a previous traveller noted the portions are not huge for a big eater but enough for most. I would often order the Fried Egg Rice with Garlic and Butter to accompany my main course and was Full to Bursting at the end of the meal. Sometimes my wife would order a noodle dish that was not on the menu and it would be cooked exactly how she wanted with no fuss.
The waiting staff were a delight and made every attempt to take our order in English.
If you want a clean restaurant serving excellent food day-in, day-out . . . it's Charlie Chaplin!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank guggah
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