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The Chef Restaurant and Bar

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49 Moo 3, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 77 230 294
13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So me and my partner were mooching around looking for somewhere to eat, at the side of the road lit up in subtle lights was this little gem. We were quite early, but were made really welcome, the cocktail was lovely, but more to the point, the food was to die for! I haven't eaten anything as tasty or delicious... More 

Thank Seren F
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this restaurant just looking for somewhere that looked nice- and stumbled on to a hidden gem. It's at the very end of the Chaweng beach road heading south, but well worth the trip. The starters were creative and awesome- shrimps in cornflakes anyone? Or the imaginatively titled 'No Name'? Well presented and extremely tasty. We both had curries-... More 

Thank ThudNBlunder
Launceston, Australia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had one of our last meals in Thailand at The Chef and over all we were not disappointed. The quality of the food was excellent and a little different than your standard restaurant in Chaweng, for example my 11 year old daughter ordered spaghetti bolognaise which turned out to be pulled beef in a bolognaise sauce over pasta, yum!!... More 

1 Thank Blaze67
Roskilde, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This restaurant is great! The food is delicious and the staff is so nice. This restaurant is placed close to the water, and away from the noisy street in Chaweng. I was there with my family 3 times in one week. I have noting bad to say about this.

Thank trineagerlin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place by chance as it is at the quieter end of Chewang Beach. Fantastic seafood, fresh tiger and king prawns, blue crab, red and white snapper etc. Unbelievable value as difficult to spend 1000B for the two of us EXCEPT that alcohol is strangely expensive so beware! Great service with a smile too. Highly recommended.

Thank kevin m
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went here using TA advice and it being walking distance from our hotel. We were not disappointed as it was great food, good service in a nice setting and very good value. I mentioned I'd do a TA review and was rewarded with a delicious free pudding of sweet sticky rice and mango, yummy!

1 Thank Mark K
Viborg, Denmark
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

"The Chef" serves quality food and offers decent service. One of our spareribs were cold. We told the waiter, and after some time waiting, a new was served, with new fries salad etc. The "old" ribs were also heated more and served as well. If you arrive in a group of more than six, free appetizers are served Not the... More 

Thank sandal75
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We had chicken satay, pork salad with mint and lime juice, coconut chicken soup, green powder curry with roasted pork. Friends took rice in the ananas and grilled pork ribs and grilled shrimps. The food is very good. The staff is very smily and helpful the place is clean. I recommend this place for a peaceful dinner.

Thank MondoDiGozde
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We visited Koh Samui during July, 2016 and stayed in a lovely hotel on Chaweng Beach. We ate most of our meals at our hotel and then ventured out one evening to try something different. We were drawn to The Chef because of the great location, quiet and clean, as well because of the friendly gentleman out front who invited... More 

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SamuiP, Manager at The Chef Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your kind sharing your good experience at The Chef Restaurant and Bar. We glad that you enjoy our dishes, services and restaurant's ambient. Please visit us again if you come around the corner. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderfull location. Testy of Thai food. We are very anjoin with chill music and friently staff. That why we come back.

Thank Surasak W
SamuiP, Manager at The Chef Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review and we glad that you enjoy with our food and ambiance, please visit us again if you come around this area. The Chef Restaurant Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Thai, Vegan Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Moo 3, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut  >  Chaweng
  • Phone Number: +66 77 230 294
Best Thai food in Koh Samui

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