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Put it on your bucket list while in Samui .....

A great night to enjoy some creative fusion Thai food, great cocktails and making new friends in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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It’s the most amazing experience!! Learn about food , culture and even know how to make a drink... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vanessa S
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"A must try activity" according to the Samui Times, The Thai Experience is Thailand's newest communal dining attraction on the island of Koh Samui, bringing you the best modern Thai food, delicious cocktails and a sprinkling of Thai culture in a fun...more
4169 | Near Tesco Lotus in Lamai, Maret 84310, Thailand
+66 81 546 7664
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Best thing we did in Koh Samui!!! You get to make really fun drinks and eat AMAZING food all while meeting new friends and learning about Thai culture. Richard is by far the biggest asset and what makes this dinner run smoothly and keeps the...More

4  Thank Heidi A
TheThaiExperience, Manager at The Thai Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2015

Haha thank you for your kind words! Absolutely you are right and since reading this review we have now made sure we double warn people not to fill up too much before the main course comes out! Glad you guys had fun!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This past weekend was my first time in Koh Samui and I love using TripAdvisor to get the latest reviews for a place to eat. My boyfriend and I were astonished at the positive remarks on The Thai Experience so we decided to book it...More

44  Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For new travellers to Thailand and Koh Samui, there are lots of potentially interesting cultural and culinary differences that one will encounter. This "Thai Experience" is meant to make these differences enjoyable through a "hands on" familiarity with food and drinks/cocktails' preparation! This is done...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great night to enjoy some creative fusion Thai food, great cocktails and making new friends in a unique setting. The hosts are very entertaining and lead trough a fun filled evening

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s the most amazing experience!! Learn about food , culture and even know how to make a drink! It’s a real hands on fun way to experience Thailand! I would suggest to book at the start of your Thai trip as it will give you...More

Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a quirky evening, filled with food and cocktails. Joe was an entertaining host. I’m a fussy eater however I enjoyed most of the food except for the tofu (dressed as chicken) incident. I still have the song “Ring my bell” in my head. A...More

Thank spesh_krys
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Great food ..lots of laughs ...taxi driver had problem finding it but the night was absolutely fantastic You marie your own drinks , sauces , and eat them all .,.the food was amazing and we got to meet meet so many different people as they...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Great host, great drinks and amazing food and really good value for money. A true experience which I really recommend.

Thank Mikael B
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

An absolutely amazing experience! Great drinks, great staff and absolutely fantastic Thai food! Joe the main host is super nice and funny, he and his co-hosts will take care of every little thing you need, even without asking. Joe explains lots of basic but important...More

Thank Shai B
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Such a good, cool, and different dinner experience! Joe, the host, is a funny guy, and takes everybody through the evening, telling jokes and stories. Teaching us a bit of the Thai culture, and hoe to make some Thai flavours, serving drinks and amazing food!!...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely not the first thing to consider doing in Koh Samui,as stated on tripadvisor by its users. Definitely not cheap,but i can get that it costs to them,too. Definitely a quite fun think to do.You eat well,really well,you get to know other people,they transfer you...More

Thank Panagiotis A
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Let me start from the beginning. We booked the restaurant out for our party alone. We were getting married in Koh Samui and with my {now} husband being from the UK and myself from Australia we had guests travelling from both countries so thought this...More

1  Thank MelissaF2568
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16 March 2018|
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Response from Sonlou73 | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. Lots of cocktails and silliness plus a lot of food they probably wouldn’t eat.
3 February 2018|
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Response from Alejandro D | Reviewed this property |
They picked up from the hotel so the greater the distance the higher the pick up cost by the way 4000-4500 bbt for 2 ppl
29 November 2017|
Response from Stanley A | Reviewed this property |
They will work with your dietary preferences, my girlfriend is a pescatarian and she left extremely Full.