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95/70 Moo 2 Lipa Noi, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
+66 77 485 775
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant. We were staying at in a resort 5 minutes walking from Big John's. The place is simple in a stunning position on Lipa Noi beach. Thai food is great, service excellent and price very reasonable. Truly suggested for families and couples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

After the first visit we came here every day! The food is super fresh and we tried everything from seafood, pizza, pasta and of course Thai food! It was delicious and we loved how you can choose from different cooking styles (charcoal grilled, cooked, with different sauces). The staff is super friendly and funny! The view is great and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Had a lovely evening where the food was incredible and in Thailand all the food is great but I would say they exceeded our expectations. Friendly staff, Great prices and the beer is cold

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Thank GTAUH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is the second time we have visited Big Johns in numerous trips to Koh SAMUI. Thai food was excellent as usual and staff were very friendly. Added bonus is you can down to the beach and swim. It is an excellent clean sandy beach and doesn't get deep quickly. We had a shared entree platter which was excellent. Curries... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Great food and reasonable price Sea view restaurant must try dishes - curry crab and rotti , pancake They close very early so make sure you are in the restaurant and order by 8:30 PM latest

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Thank Satheesh V
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Superb menu - the seafood was an absolute delight. Amazing setting, right on beach, with a view to die for. You cannot come to Koh Samui and not visit Lipa Noi Beach, and, in particular, Big Johns Restaurant at Lovely Resort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

setting is great, we found it by complete accident, there's a story why it attracted us but not for this review. The staff were great all very attentive and helpful. We went twice on our travels around the island and loved it. It's not al a carte, but it's good and well presented and considering the setting and views very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We had a beachfront table nicely lit from a nearby tree and a Candle on the table. Jim was very attentive delivering happy hour cocktails and yummie appetisers. We were happy with our main dish orders helped by recommendations from Jim. Portion size,presentation ,service and price was well balanced. Thank you we would recommend this dining experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Tables are on the beach, and waiters are nice , however food is what i was for, and food was nothing special. Not bad, but i wasn't impressed .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stayed close to here I and ate often at this great find!!.. Just a wander along Nikko beach we found the gem..we were drawn in by the happy hour cocktails but stayed for dinner and the choice was awesome..staff spoke English , prices were really reasonable and beach side tables made you want to return which we did with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95/70 Moo 2 Lipa Noi, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: +66 77 485 775
Description
Our Big John’s Restaurant is set aside the soft sands of Lipa Beach. The varied menu includes the best in Thai cuisine, as well as a delicious selections of Western cuisine all prepared with the freshest of ingredients.
A casual beachside atmosphere prevails during the day, Big John’s transforms itself from aspacious, sunny open air ,dining experience in the afternoons to a romantically sultry evening restaurant offering luxury dining close to the beach. Tables are set on the sand, candles are lit,and guests enjoy fine dining into the night.

The restaurant also offers a popular fish menu and has a good choice of fine wines, in the evening, Big Johns becomes a truly romantic location with soft lighting and tables set on an airy terrace.

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