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“Good Food, but No Atmosphere!”
Review of Samui Thai Cuisine

Samui Thai Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Great Dunmow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Thai restaurant in rural West Essex offering a tasty selection of both traditional, modern and adapted dishes to either dine-in or take-away.
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times and each time the food and service has been very good, the Jungle Curry is excellent.
The downside is the restaurant lacks any ambience even when busy! The restaurant needs 'softening' it all seems bland and sterile, some plants and gentle background music may help.
The small portion of complementary prawn crackers WERE a nice touch!!! Sadly no longer available....... unless you pay for them!!

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1  Thank Carole F
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've eaten in this restaurant twice since it opened. Both times the food was fabulous and great value. The service is very friendly and an all round nice atmosphere. I don't quite understand the poor reviews or comments - perhaps these people don't have a palate as everything I tasted was delicious.

Pad Thai noodles were superb and great value as the portion was very big, definitely one to share. Satay chicken was beautiful, as was the Beef Massaman Curry.

I would highly recommend this beautiful Thai restaurant, just what Dunmow needed.

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1  Thank Nicole W
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

There are no Thai restaurants (that I know) in Dunmow, so once opened had to give it a try! It made a nice change from an indian or fish n chips take a way! However we decided to eat in the restaurant and it was all very clean and new. It was a warm evening and no air conditioning so was quite stuffy, what with the kitchen door open! We sat by the window, so if sitting nearer bar and kitchen I can imagine it being even more so! The food was nice (king prawns a bit rubbery) and well presented and the service was great! would definately go there again but lean more towards a take a way especially in the summer!

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Thank Toni-Ray
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

I often eat Thai food and was delighted that this new restaurant opened. Inside it is very clean, airy and modern.

In any new restaurant such as this I usually start with a 'take away' to get an idea of the quality of the food. Good Thai food is not especially cheap but generally to my taste it is worth it. Here the starters are between £5-£9 , Mains £11-£15, Noodles £7-£13, Deserts £4-£5 all per person with a 10% Take away discount. Portions were quite reasonable. Based on what we had to eat then a meal for two, in restaurant, without drinks or service would be about £60 - £80

One of the dishes that I like to try first are Crab Cakes as a sort of guide. These were a sort of glutinous spongy texture with little flavour and were similar to the mass produced and 'bought in' Chinese type. (Prezzo take some beating although different style of food) Prawn Noodles were very flavoursome, not many prawns but Tofu added (not listed). Mixed Vegetable Curry had good flavour but sauce as thin as water , advertised as being topped with cashew nuts but none apparent..

Overall I was disappointed on a cost to value basis and I would be unlikely to eat here again -a pity

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6  Thank PeterDunmow
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