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Happy Elephant

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78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 77 245 347
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to sit and relax on the street walk. Have a drink and a game, listen to a little music. Service is excellent. Wonder inside for a great feed.

Thank Flo P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a party and very helpful staff put together large table. Good selection of food (pictures always helpful!) and not a bad wine list. Order got a bit mixed up but no biggie. Would recommend.

Thank JeffQV
Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here looking for a good restaurant in the Fisherman Village, and ended up in this tourist trap. The food is average/below the average, prices doubled and environment very anonymous. For a little starter (fish cakes) a squid, a shrimp curry and a dessert we paid 1350 baht, including a beer and a water. The position though is in... More 

Thank Emanuele M
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable area to have a drink. Entertainment in square, popular but not too busy. Cost of drinks reasonable

Thank Phil S
Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After recently visiting Koh Samui I'm left confused as to why we had such a poor experience here, the other reviews are soo good.. let's see. The two stars I've given this place are for the location and amazing sea views we received from our beach side table and the staff for their pleasant hospitality. We ordered a pasta dish... More 

Thank iamrhys
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family and got a Seaview seat. Great service, food and ambience. Very suitable for international visitors, as the food is not too spicy and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Oskar P
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The happy elephant is a well known place on samui. its big and there is plenty of advertisement. In my 16 months on samui it was the first time I ate there as i always avoid big restaurants. but giving it a try it was good. the day of visit wasn't to busy as it was not Friday the market... More 

Thank Jordi S
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a table overlooking the beach tonight. The ambiance was very nice. The service was good. The staff was very friendly and attentive. My husband loved his Long Island Iced Tea. The shrimp cakes were really good. They weren't over fried. The steak was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. The duck was dry and flavorless except... More 

Thank dalow
Dartmoor, Devon
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had read good reviews about Happy Elephant so went to give it a try. I don't know if they were just having a quiet day or what but it seemed rather over staffed. I just had one juice and a crispy fried salmon salad. The food was actually really tasty and I enjoyed the meal. I would probably return... More 

Thank dartmoor-pony
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant on our first day in Samui. In first glance it looked nice enough, the prices looked a little high for Thailand but we gave it a shot. We ordered a starter that was nice, this was the best part of the meal. My burger was mediocre at best, and the salad my wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Soups, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: +66 77 245 347

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?