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“Tasty food & excellent service”

The Gallery Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 192 Restaurants in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Gourmet Thai restaurant with a view through The Photo Gallery. Beautiful, chic, cosy and personal. We open at 12pm and remain open all day until 11pm (be aware that we may close early at 10pm if the restaurant is quiet so best to book for late sittings). Authentic Thai food with true Thai flavour using only the freshest ingredients and the finest cuts of meat. We also have a small selection of vegetarian dishes and an extensive wine and designer cocktail list. We offer you a fine dining experience in a creative atmosphere providing the highest standards for a discerning clientele. Please note that we are not a budget backpacker restaurant.
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty food & excellent service”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Clearly a Koh Tao favourite. Red curry snapper and Fried butter prawns with Mango salad were great as are the cocktails. We managed to jag a table by chance but it seems it is best to book in advance

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ryan_healy79
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imagemarine, Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to share, nice review.
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Yum Thai meal”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

It was good as last November. If you don't want it too spicy that's no prob. Thai wine was delicious-from European grapes. Enjoy and very reasonable too!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Fran H
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imagemarine, Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
Thanks Fran, always good to see you here. Good tip too, we make everything fresh for each customer so tell us if you like it spicy or mild or anywhere in between.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful fish”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

A diffrent kind of thairestaurant, felt very exclussive with its diningroom of six tables and great staff. Be sure too book a table the day before or if you are lucky in the afternoon the same day.
Everything I ate was at top standard, the squid starter was very good and then I had the best fish I had in a restaurant, the snapper in coconutmilk (350 thb) was out of this world. Great value for the money.
Too top it of they also serve topnotch cocktails and had a decent winemenu.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Patrick L
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imagemarine, Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
Thanks for coming, our fish is fresher than anywhere as I work with the local fisherman and have my own luxury fishing boat. In this way we know that all fish are sustainably caught by line fishing and brought to you as fresh as possible.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just excellent”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Simply stunning Thai food especially the curries. Very friendly staff. Price is a little above average but well worth it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Anon721
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imagemarine, Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
This is short and sweet, thanks, spot on.
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Overhyped but good”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Tasty food no doubt, but it wasn't FANTASTIC which is what the reviews seem to indicate (number 1, seriously?). The "gallery" part is a lil far fetched, its basically a glass window with another room there where they've put some paintings and photos up, a mock gallery if you will. Staff were ok (but kept staring at us for some reason).

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank vin048
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imagemarine, Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
Spooky... I apologise if anyone was actually staring at you as unlikely and strange as that is. We do always try to learn from all our reviews but I'm not sure what to learn from this one. It seems that our "mock gallery" which exhibits more than a hundred huge prints (all photographs by the way, many almost 2 meters wide) of the island above and below the water somehow offended you. I'm fully aware that fine art photography is not everybody's cup of tea, some like it, some love it and others are simply not affected but it is rare that I come across someone offended by it. Through that glass window view from the restaurant The Gallery is 4 times larger than the restaurant, perhaps next time have a walk around, art is good for the soul and we are trying to offer "a complete sensory experience". Once again, I'm very sad that you didn't find it "FANTASTIC", we will try harder. Thanks for sharing.
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