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“Not quite charming”

Charming restaurant
Ranked #48 of 182 Restaurants in Chaweng
Price range: $2 - $44
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Charming restaurant initially Opened 17 years ago we are situated on the ring road near to The Fairhouse beach resort and opposit the entrance to The Vanabelle luxury resort.set back from the road The Charming offers a peaceful location,friendly service and above all else excellent food.We ask you to come and sample "The Charming Experience" for yourself,and we hope that you will join our friends who visit us again and again
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not quite charming”
Reviewed March 29, 2012 via mobile

The best part of dinner was the coconut shake, tough it was a tad too sweet.

For starters, we had a shrimp glass noddles salad and a lobster soup. The shrimp was over boiled and not too clean. The salad was soaked with lemmon juice as dressing. The soup was completely tasteless, and the bits of lobster were over cooked.

Our mains included BBQ prawn, stir fried noodles with vegetables and beef, and a red curry beef. The BBQ prawns had too much raw garlic on it. The noodles were dry and boring. And the curry was reasonable, but not too rich in flavor.

All in all, don't hesitate to skip.

Thank Timetogetserious
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“This is the place to go to eat in Samui.”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We have been regular visitors to Samui for five years and this is the best!! Delicious food, amazing value and lovely family running it.

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6 Thank matrices
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los angeles, california
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“They have moved across the street”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

This restaurant has moved from the beachfront location, about 500 meters north on the ring road, across the street. The new location is spacious, and the food is still quite good. Recommended.

  • Visited February 2011
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3 Thank mark0007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best seafood in the world!”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Impiana Resort in Koh Samui and Charming restaurant is just a short stroll along the beach.

We ate here 5 times in 5 days. The best seafood ever!!

We picked our fresh seafood from a boat filled with ice, sat on beach chairs with our feet in the water watching the sun go down, eating all the seafood you can think of. Crab, lobster, calamari, prawns (giant!) etc.

We asked them to choose how our food was cooked, and they suggested to have crab in the black pepper sauce. OMG! Best taste we have ever tried! We have tried cooking it many times since coming home, but can't match it! We would go back to Koh Samui just to eat here!

  • Visited February 2011
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2 Thank elle_261
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming all round”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

Due to the fantastic reviews on trip advisor we made sure we paid this little treasure a visit as we remembered it when it was originally based on Chaweng Noi beach before it moved. We were not disappointed.
1. Food is excellent.
Like a few other reviews I recommend the massaman curry !
2. Service is perfect and very attentive and helpful.
3. Prices are very reasonable.

Hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.

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3 Thank jayneyd
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