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GAON Korean BBQ Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 108 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$17
Description: GAON Korean BBQ Restaurant in Maenam China town, Soi 4 where the Walking Street takes place every Thursday. Authentic Korean Food and Charcoal Brazier Korean Barbecue on table. Excellent quality of beef from Australia and Home-made Kimchi & side dishes. All foods are no added MSG. Open everyday from 3pm to 11pm. Please refer to our restaurant facebook page for closing day.
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Description: GAON Korean BBQ Restaurant in Maenam China town, Soi 4 where the Walking Street takes place every Thursday. Authentic Korean Food and Charcoal Brazier Korean Barbecue on table. Excellent quality of beef from Australia and Home-made Kimchi & side dishes. All foods are no added MSG. Open everyday from 3pm to 11pm. Please refer to our restaurant facebook page for closing day.
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

After having Thai food, day in day out, we decided to try something different. So from trip advisor we decided to try this restaurant and we have no regrets.
The kimchi pancake and fried dumplings started off our meal. And it was a good start to the meal. Crisp pancake and crispy dumplings. Don't miss these starters.
For mains we had, the kimchi fried rice, the japchae, ribeye BBQ, pork belly BBQ and bulgogi. The fried rice that came with a perfect sunny side egg was absolutely delicious. As was the japchae (fried glass noodles). Ribeye BBQ was perfect. The owner herself BBQ the beef to perfection at our table side. The pork belly was the best. Only regret was that we ordered one portion. Bulgogi was perfect although the owner checked in to see if it was too salty for us. But with the white rice that they served it with- it was fine.
All in all, food was of high quality. But the service was impeccable. The owner a wonderful lady Ms Park was on hand to ensure that everything was done perfectly. And she even chipped in to ensure that the whole meal was true to her Korean roots. She also speaks English, Korean and French. So no problems with communication. We would return to eat here when in Ko Samui and would recommend this place to anyone wanting a break from pad thais and Thai curries. You won't regret it.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a restaurant to eat nice food for not so expensive prices then this is a must.

Location is good close to hotels such as W, Khwan Beach Resort etc. The road tends to be quiet at night but don't be alarmed the food is great here.

Alongside the delicious Korean food the staff are friendly to.

Thank SC55E
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

해외 여행을 자주 다니지는 못하지만
최근 만2년간 해외 체류 기간만 만3개월이 넘고
그 중에 한식을 먹은 것은 10끼가 채 되지 않습니다.
그만큼 한식당을 잘가지 않고
왠만하면 리뷰도 쓰지 않습니다

해외 한식당에서 밥을 먹을 정도의 가격이라면
대부분의 나라에서 더 좋은 옵션이 많이 있고
어쩌다 가게된 식당에 해를 끼치고 싶지도 않거든요

사실 이번에 가온에 가게된 것도
그 근처에 여러 옵션이 있길래 그냥 둘러보려고 갔다가
제 1옵션으로 고려했던 곳이 닫아서 가게 되었습니다
ㅡ 바로 옆 일식당은 영업 중이었으나 여러 이유로 제외

트립어드바이저 리뷰에서도
한식당인데 비싸다라는 글들이 많아
꺼렸었는데 사실 메뉴를 보고 깜짝 놀랬습니다

가격적으로 고급인 식당인 줄 알았는데
메뉴도 심플하고 가격도 비싸지 않았고
결과적으로는 둘이 배부르게 먹고도
비싸지 않은 가격을 내고 왔습니다

삼겹살은 두툼했고 신선했으며
쌈야채도 제공됐는데
상추도 아닌 것이 신선초나 허브인듯
향이 은은하면서도 익숙한 식감이 좋았습니다

조미료가 들어가지 않아 조금 심심한 맛이기는 하나

다른 한식당들에서 처럼
고기에 후추나 소금간을 심하게 해서
고기 질이 좋지 않은 것을 감추려들거나
찌개에 싼 조미료를 많이 써서
재료값을 낮추고 쉽게쉽게 장사하려는 것이
전혀 없이 좋은 재료와 노력으로 정면 승부하는 것이
개인적으로는 매우 좋았습니다

코사무이에 머문 7일간의 여정에서
보풋의 자이언트, 삐샤?, 카페69,
피셔맨스 빌리지의 바라츄다
차웽의 해산물의 조국(중국어로 그렇게 써있습니다)
스택트, 누리 인디아
더블유 리트릿의 키친스 테이블, 우바, 나무
식당들을 두루두루 다녀봤는데

위에 열거한 식당들에 비해서는 오히려 저렴한 편으로
깔끔한 맛을 느낄 수 있었습니다

고급 식당은 아니지만
본인이 해외에 나가면
꼭 볶음고추장이나 컵라면이 필요하다
코사무이나 태국에서 3~4일만 머물거다
라는 분들께는 굳이 추천하지 않고

합리적인 가격에
정갈하고 정성들인
집 밥같은 음식을 코사무이에서도 먹고 싶다
라는 분들께 추천합니다


It's a not a sterotype korean restaurant
Relatively less artificial ingredient than other restaurant

Worth to step in

Recommand for the ppl care about health not for the ppl expect to taste hot and spicy food.

이 글을 읽고 계실지 모르는 사장님께
첨언을 하고싶은데
돼지고기는 좀더 강한 불에 주방에서 잠깐 익힌 후에
테이블에서는 가온만 한 상태로 서빙하시면
어떨까 싶습니다

그리고 안에 보이는 식기와 테이블에 하나하나
세팅되어 있는 그릇들이나
직원들의 접객 태도에서
사장님의 정성과 노력이 보였습니다

코사무이에 다시 오게 된다면
꼭 다시 들르겠습니다

Thank LukeJang
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Gaon restaurant. We ordered beef and pork bbq with japchae noodles. From the first bite we felt like we were back in Seoul, so delicious, so Korean. The owner was a very welcoming host and even offered us a taste of kimchi pancakes, which were once again so tasty!
Many thanks for the lovely evening! We would definitely come back.

Thank irissnauwaert
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I tried this place on our last night on Koh Samui and absolutely loved it. We both have never tried Korean food before and I'm so glad we visited.

The owner is so lovely and kind.. she spent some time with us at the start of the meal going through every item on the menu so that we could make our choice.

The food was beautiful and so different to anything we've had before.. we would definitively recommend visiting here. Fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere and fantastic staff.

Daniel and Megan, Manchester x

Thank DanJHyde
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