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Cafe Talay

121/3 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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121/3 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Use this place a few times when in samui very relaxed place food is nice they do several set menus which are good value. Staff are friendly and helpful a little stretched when busy like Chinese New Year but I have no where else to...More

Thank paulb57
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We visit this restaurant a number of times during our stay each year in Samui The setting, right on the beach is really lovely. Simple, chilled out and consistently good food and great value!!

1  Thank Sue and Sjaak A
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Recently visited for the first time. Approached from the street and walked past the turning first time. If you've come from the main walking market street and you reach the Chinese temple, you've gone a little too far. Really lovely atmosphere. Rain was threatening so...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this place and we're not disappointed. Ambience and setting lovely for a great evening meal...serve Thai and European.

1  Thank Surfsup101
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was the first restaurant we tried in the area and boy we were pleased. We sat at the beach close to flaming bambo torches and ate the best green curry we have eaten in Thailand. I strongly recommend this place. (They also serve a...More

Thank Coa92
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here several times during our weeks stay, the food and the cocktails are amazing! Authentic thai food with an impressive flavour profile, especially the thai curry dishes. Delicious papaya salad as well. We will be coming back here

1  Thank Beatrice K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Great Thai food on the beach. Well priced. Worth a visit if you'd like authentic Thai food on the beach.

Thank sarah l
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We spend the lunch time there switching between eating and swimming. It was July and the beach was almost only for us. The food was good quality for a normal price. Plenty of options. The papaya salad was great and the Thai menu even better

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The location is stunning, the music was cool, the owner was friendly and enthusiastic. But service was slow even though it wasn't especially busy. And the food was just ok, nothing memorable between 4 of us.

Thank apandet
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I was introduced to this hidden gem by my friend C2 / Lea. The food here is fantastic and reasonably priced. The beach front location is second to none. Fast and efficient service and always with a smile. I will definately be be I. Thanks...More

Thank Denny W
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Average prices
US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121/3 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Mae Nam
With tables on the beach or inside the beautiful wooden restaurant with soft, gentle lighting in the evenings - Cafe Talay is perfect to visit day or night. A varied menu of well-cooked Thai and International dishes plus excellent cocktails. Friendly staff welcome you to dine and drink and enjoy the beautiful view of Koh Phangan.
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