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Happy Elephant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, Asian, Thai
78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
+66 77 245 347
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (76 reviews)
“red snapper” (19 reviews)
“fresh fish” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Soups, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
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1 - 10 of 856 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant has been there for ever.....extensive Thai and international menu....lovely ambiance and quality of food..

Thank Serge S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice place to come for a feed. The place looks and feels a bit upmarket from your regular Thai restaurants and the price reflects it too. Food is great and delicious as well.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never written a bad review or any review on here yet, this place is absolute trash. Worse place I’ve aten ( well I actually didn’t get to eat!) they brought me out the tuna and scallop appetizer and it was terrible.. could not...More

Thank Tabitha G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great dinner for a party of 8 at the Happy Elephant. Great location on the beach. Food excellent and service good. Only thing to beware of is avoid the tables at the back of the restrooms, some unpleasant smells!!

Thank mikkaz99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very highly recommended place for Thai food. Excellent location and good seating too. Thai red curry was a must try. Pork holy basil was very tasty too. One of the best places is Samui.

Thank TusharNagalia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here several times, both because of the excellent food and the great service. Strongly recommended!

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Two of three orders were good. One quite poor. Waiter busy talking to adjoining table when taking order so got drink order wrong then put up a fight when asked politely to correct it. Food subsequently delivered with a sharp attitude. Not likely to return.

Thank jimtumbleweed
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

we had lunch here since it has been known famous thai restaurant. Food was okay but it was not like fantastic. Portion was way too small and price was quiet high compared to market price but view with nice beach was very nice.

Thank haemin k
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

It's an OK place to be. Well known throughout the island due to advertising everywhere. Give it a try, not much though missed if you don't go. Still nice.

Thank Ba0zi
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Tourist Trap! Poor food - overpriced... Amateurish service... Trashy cutlery... Do not go to this Restaurant!

Thank Ezechiel80
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: +66 77 245 347
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