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“Delightful and memorable experience at Mit Samui”

Mit Samui Restaurant
Ranked #239 of 1,323 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 1 June 2017

During our recent vacation in Ko Samui from 26 – 30 May 2017, we ate dinner twice at this Thai/Chinese seafood restaurant located in the Chinatown area, about 5-8 minutes’ walk from our hotel in Chaweng beach area. Touted as the biggest seafood outlet in Ko Samui and with a wide range of exotic seafood on display for diners to choose, this 9-year old restaurant attracted large crowds of Chinese tourists ranging from big families to groups of smartly-dressed youngsters, who came mainly for the fresh seafood on display; there was also a handful of foreigners and locals enjoying their seafood dishes. On both occasions, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. In addition to our barbequed red snapper and cuttlefish, we ordered some of the simple yet delicious fares such as fried green vegetables with chilli and salted fish, fried omelette with minced meat, chilli cuttlefish and the famous Pad Thai with prawns, tofu, crushed peanuts and lime – which were all tasty and cooked to our liking. We especially enjoyed the red snapper with its fresh and tender meat beneath its deflowered and crispy skin. Despite the large crowd of diners at the restaurant and against fierce competition from its nearest rival directly opposite the restaurant, and other eating outlets along this famous food street, service at this restaurant was friendly, courteous and relatively fast. This is due in large part to its spacious open-concept kitchen where diners can watch the dozen or so chefs in fiery action with their woks and clanging pots and pans churning out plates after plates of mouth-watering dishes. Our dining experience on both occasions can best be described as : delightful and memorable. Mit Samui is open from 11.00am to 11.00pm and is highly recommended for fresh and tasteful seafood as well as for its delicious local Thai fares.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Recommended by the staff of the resort where i stayed, passionately looking for this telltale restaurant afterwards. But alas...after have set foot there, just found out that this restaurant caters to large group of Chinese Tourists, even the staff greeted us with Chinese language (we are not Chinese)!
Food are standard like you can have at cheaper local restaurants around Samui!

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1  Thank Liandy_Vu
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

So this restaurant was recommended to us by another restaurateur in the area, so I expected it to be good, or bearable at least.

The place looks horrible, like a really bad canteen.

There are cats in the kitchen where the food is prepared, so that's a big no no.

The food was ok, but I was really sick at the end of the evening, so not sure if it was the food, but I'm very convinced it was.

I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. If you paying for food, I believe you need to get what you paying for.

Go elsewhere in Koh Samui.

Thank Joshua C
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Might not be the prettiest but it sure does awesome food! Tried so many dishes here and love them all. The fish is yummy, the noodles are delish and the service is FAST! Will be back .. again - for sure!

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Underwhelmed by this place. Nothing but a tourist trap. I have never tasted such bland "Thai" food. The Beef was uneatable in fact it was so tough i could not eat it. Our crab came out raw!.. They where astonished when we asked it to be cooked. Who eats raw seafood in Thailand? The prawn red curry had 3 prawns?? and was the most oily non Thai tasting curry I have ever had and it had egg all through it. This restruant is clearly aimed at the hordes of Chinese customers who happily smoke while eating and are very rude and do not care about their impact on other patrons.

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7  Thank fizz147
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