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The Friendly Frog

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Fisherman's Village (on right just after big 'Fisherman's Village' sign overhead, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I suppose you get what you pay for and this certainly was cheap. We are fine with plastic tables and chairs but not keen on plastic plates and bowls. Spring rolls to start followed by steamed rice ,curry seafood which was very tasty and pork with cashew nuts that was tasteless and didn't contain any cashew nuts , washed down... More 

Thank jimbouk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful and friendly staff and amazing quality and value Thai food. We went there most nights with our two year old. Don't be put off by the plastic chairs. It's lovely. We enjoyed the thick curry, chicken fried rice, pad Thai, satay, Thai money bags, beef in oyster sauce... we tried loads and it was all good. One night we... More 

Thank Jayne G
Doha, Qatar
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happiest staff in Samui. ! Great food here, if you don't know... ask.. they are always willing to help & Mama will alter her spice addition as accordingly. We go for the traditional Thai spices & have never had a bad meal here in years...! Penang curry is great, Tom Yum Goong soup also very good - & costs a... More 

Thank dazk55
west midlands
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This restaurant years ago used to be so good , unfortunately now the food is very bland . We usually visit 3-4 times during our months stay but this time once was too much . When ever we walked passed it was almost empty while other years you would have to wait for a table.

Thank traveller62_10
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went here looking for a more authentic local place, quiet pleased with what we found. While the papaya salad was a bit watery, the general food quality was good, tasty and reasonably priced. Meal for two with a shared starter and a couple of drinks worked out about 650 baht. Not to be confused with Frog and Geko, which is... More 

Thank Alanstours
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Typical little Thai restaurant, not your typical posh tourist ripoff!!...amazing food and soooo cheap, will definitely go back!!...

Thank Kamilan2002
Venlo, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It must he the best place on Samui. The food is so perfect. One of the few really authentic restaurants, it is very relaxing and good food for your money. 100% we go back again

Thank piercing
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great service, fast and really friendly staff. They provide free WiFi which is good however I've gone here 3 times and tried three different dishes with the same result, not enough in the servings. The Pad Thai was oily, had a lot of egg and very little chicken. Crispy Pork with Chinese Broccoli had 4 pieces of pork the size... More 

Thank Panthalis
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Was looking for somewhere for lunch and fancied the look of friendly frog. Had fried red snapper with celery and rice and have just finished eating it. Delicious flavours, super fresh veg and just savouring a nice cold Chang beer. Nice family run Thai restaurant on the edge of fisherman's village.. Recommended!

Thank HeronAddiction
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The taste was bland. I ordered fried chicken with cillis. Disapointed no taste att all had to get more chilli on for it to taste anything. I could have made better my self...

Thank Jimmyg_no

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fisherman's Village (on right just after big 'Fisherman's Village' sign overhead, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
Local lady cooking at the front of her house - delicious food and shakes

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