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“One word... Wow”
Review of Beryl Bar

Beryl Bar
Ranked #111 of 1,420 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Not much to say except it is the best Thai food I have eaten.... If staying next door at mai Samui, it is a must to eat here at least once. It's a short stroll down the dirt road, about 3-5 minutes. The place is not much to look at but the atmosphere is great, and very cheap delicious food with friendly staff.

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Thank Jo K
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have just been staying at Mai Samui and came across this place on TA while looking for food options in the area; and what a find! This little ramshackle restaurant is located in what amounts to almost a private bay overlooking the sea with a huge headland cutting you off from the rest of the island.

When you arrive it doesn't look great but it is! The food is cooked fresh to order which can mean you wait a while but it's worth it. The curries are divine and so generous of portion while you can get a huge plate of shrimp for three quid!

I can't recommend this place strongly enough for an authentic experience with great food at amazing prices. A typical meal with beer was 500 baht and that was more food then we could handle!

The day time is a great time to come - when we tried here for lunch they even gave us a platter of exotic fruits for free.

All in all the great place and a must for visitors to Mai Samui and the Passage.

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Thank DKN2010
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you're staying at the Mai Samui hotel this place is just a short stroll down the track and very much worth the effort. The food is truly beautiful, true Thai flavours with authentic sauces and blends. Try the deep fried sea bass (with the fish sauce & diced chilli) it's probably the best fish dish you'll ever eat (yes, it's that good!)
Get there before the sun sets for a perfect back drop to your dinner. Service is great and even better when you can add a few Thai phrases to show your appreciation to your hosts. If you want to compliment the food use the term 'A Roy maa maa' which quite simply means 'very very delicious' followed by 'kobh Kuhn maa' thank you very much.
Give this place a go and be sure to leave a generous tip if you enjoy the food. The family just about survive by the few tourists that manage to pop by.

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Thank TonyJay7
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just follow the track approx 500m further on from Mai Saui, and you come across a ramshackle collection of tables and chairs on a small promontory. Very little English is spoken, so ordering is done by pointing. Dishes arrive when cooked, not necessarily together, or when you want them. However - the BEST coconut milk soup I had in 16 days in Thailand, and the biggest grilled prawns I have EVER seen! - OK, so some were a little over-cooked, but this is rustic cooking so flow with it.
At the (tiny) prices they charge, you can afford to leave a very big tip.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

I had read a few reviews about this place and was keen to try it was we were staying at Mai Samui resort up the road. After a bit of searching we found it. It is a 5min walking up the dirt road past our resort. On first glace it does look a bit dodgie and run down but we were greeted by a lovely man with fairly good english. The food we got was amazing so authentic best we had on our trip!!! I highly recommend this place even if you for a few drinks and to watch the sunset just don't forget insect spray it is our in the bush on the edge of the ocean :)

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Thank Rubyrae007
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