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“The images didn't live up to the reality!”

Buco Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #647 of 1,342 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 4, 2014

This restaurant was advertised in our hotel. It looked beautiful, classy and the food sounded fabulous all overlooking the sea. Our hotel arranged a courtesy bus to take us and when we got there it didn't take us long to realise that actually the images we had seen was based on photographs taken 10 years ago. Disappointed with the venue we ordered our food. Open kitchens in restaurants are usually hi spec, commercial, stainless steel showpieces. This looked old, tired and not particularly the type of kitchen you want diners to see. There were more staff than diners and although very nice, again they looked scruffy. Obviously standards are very low and seems as though no maintenance or effort has been put into this restaurant to keep customers coming back.

When the food arrived, it was ok not great but ok. One of has a steak sandwich and when it arrived it was cheap white bread, small sandwich with a few frozen chips on the side. We had salmon steak with potatoes and grilled vegetables. When it arrived, the potatoes were chips and the grilled vegetables was salad - not what we asked for. We ate and left very disappointed! Oh and the beautiful sea view? Well as it was dark, nothing was lit up and we couldn't see anything :/

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Food is prepared fresh by the chiefs in an open kitchen. The Daiquiri's were perfect and there where fantastic flavours for options. Fantastic evening place to enjoy good food, great sea view to begin a great evening in Koh Samui

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Thank Wayne S
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We went to the restaurant a number of times on our trip. Sitting on the beach with good lighting. The range of food was great and all the food was well cooked and presented. There were three types of seating available. Right by the ocean, under canopies on the beach and off the beach overlooking it and the ocean. The value is similar or cheaper than other restaurants on this strip of beach, but we thought the service was the best value for money.

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Thank drjanecoc
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wow!!! The sea food was amazing, I ordered salmon salad and sticky rice mango for dessert and both were really good. They even brought the lounge chairs near the ocean for me. It was a bit pricy for prices in Chaweng but definitely worth it.

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Thank brunoisrael
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

What a nice place to have a meal. The view is great and the food is good. If you are worried about spicy food, then they will make it without. Will worth the visit.

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