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“Here for the name and that's it”

Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui
Ranked #184 of 677 Restaurants in Bophut
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 49
Description: Known for its tranquil, palm-lined beaches, Koh Samui is home to a brand-new Hard Rock Cafe. The cafe’s design was inspired by the natural settings and textures of Thailand’s second largest island, and is filled with natural stone and wood accents and surfaces. It features indoor seating for up to 200 guests, a vibrant bar, a spacious outdoor patio with seating for 100 more guests . The Hard Rock Cafe Experience Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui serves delicious American cuisine as well as some local favorites. During your dining experience, you’ll be surrounded by our outstanding collection of music memorabilia from such artists as Elvis Presley, Madonna, The Who, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Slash, Def Leppard, Carlos Santana, Kiss, and Pearl Jam. Be sure to stop by The Rock Shop® after your meal for a piece of your own Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia to take home. Explore All Koh Samui Has to Offer Our cafe is located in the heart of Koh Samui’s vibrant Chaweng Beach area.
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Description: Known for its tranquil, palm-lined beaches, Koh Samui is home to a brand-new Hard Rock Cafe. The cafe’s design was inspired by the natural settings and textures of Thailand’s second largest island, and is filled with natural stone and wood accents and surfaces. It features indoor seating for up to 200 guests, a vibrant bar, a spacious outdoor patio with seating for 100 more guests . The Hard Rock Cafe Experience Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui serves delicious American cuisine as well as some local favorites. During your dining experience, you’ll be surrounded by our outstanding collection of music memorabilia from such artists as Elvis Presley, Madonna, The Who, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Slash, Def Leppard, Carlos Santana, Kiss, and Pearl Jam. Be sure to stop by The Rock Shop® after your meal for a piece of your own Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia to take home. Explore All Koh Samui Has to Offer Our cafe is located in the heart of Koh Samui’s vibrant Chaweng Beach area.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pro
-Huge american style food
-Nice presentation
-Good lounge to hang out

Con
-I think this one kinda lost in the mix, i didn't know they play pop music at some point too?
-Over price for what it is, would pay that for the name but not for the food itself
-Staffs are not really taking care of you as much even for an empty lounge and when there was just couple of tables
-Pretty disappointed comparing to another Hard Rock i've been so far

Thank Saliesha2013
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Matty c, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Saliesha2013,

Thank you for your visit and review of Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui.

Our music is from an automated system, But request can be made during your visit, As Hard Rock is about all music not just Rock.
Sorry you found us a bit expensive, Being located on an island increases our costs. How ever we should still be serving great food, I will share your comments with the Kitchen Manager to ensure we are following recipes.
Sorry that the staff were not attentive I will share your comments as you mentioned the cafe was not busy to this should have not happened.

Matt
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Food was decent, but very expensive. This was our most expensive meal on the islands, but far from the best one. Service was decent and food was decent as well. Our kids ate it with-out a fight, but quite pricey. Better value to be had elsewhere.

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Matty c, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

HI Bryan,

Thank you for your visit and review of Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui.

Sorry you found our prices high, We are an American franchise serving American portions, Hence our prices are higher than other restaurants, Also being located on the island increases our costs.

Hoep to see you back again

Matt
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

This experience was disappointing and should have realised when arriving and was empty. Given it's a major international chain of restaurants we assumed the quality of food would be worth the expensive menu ... not to be. We dined with 2 families with young children.
It's a simple menu (which can be good some times) and in the end opted the nacho's and seasonal vegetables. Nacho's had the tiniest amounts of salsa, guacamole, cheese and sour cream and had to ask for more twice!! It was simply a plate of corn chips. The seasonal vegetables was a medium size head of broccoli.
Others ordered other dishes and the only dish that looked good was the ribs.
Such a great expansive venue not being utilised to it's potential .. big improvements needed.
Note: service was good.
Drinks: too expensive.

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Matty c, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

HI Rachellilee,

Thank you for your visit and review of Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui,

Sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Hard Rock Cafe, I will follow up on your comments to the chef, in regards to the Nachos, We follow international recipes thus the nachos should be the same everywhere, Our daily veg should have been 3 choices but on your day of visit we had only received Broccoli, I have insured this does not happen again.

This month is our lowest season here in Koh Samui, Which is why the restaurant was not as busy as normal.
Thank you for the comments on the service i will share these with the team

Matt
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The food, drink and staff quality are second to none, and as expected from Hard Rock cafe. But this one has some issues:

1. Massively over priced for Koh Samui. Lots of places are offering the same food and drink in interesting surroundings for half of the price

2. Lacks the rock memorabilia that you come to expect... very limited amount at this one

3. They advertise live music from 8pm every night. There was no live music. A great looking empty stage though ...

Unless you have to go in, give this one a swerve

Thank Neildyke
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Matty c, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Neildyke,

Thank you for your visit and review of Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui.

Thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to staff and food, I will share these with the team.

Sorry that you found us over priced, We are slightly higher than other restaurants in the area, This is du to serving premium products and using mostly imported Items. We also serve American size portions which are larger than other restaurants.

Sorry you also found our memo lacking , we have a collection of varied artists, around our walls. These are usually changed every 5 years.

Currently we do not have any live music, We have removed all online advertising in regards to this. We are planning to have monthly live music events in the near future, Please like our facebook page to stay updated.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here & after visiting many Hard Rocks, we were impressed at the outdoor setting but it seemed as if something was missing compared to other established locations. Maybe it was the lack of a band on the huge stage, or the fact that we couldn't see the music videos for the HRC channel.

Food was great and the worldwide menu was available. I think the main reason tge place was a bit quiet was the price. Come on guys, this is Ko Samui & one of the most expensive HRC's I have been to (out of over 25). Drop your prices, get people in & the place will be rocking!

The service staff were fantastic here, full of fun, energy & enthusiasm. Definately the best point of the evening.

Thank Bob B
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Matty c, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hi Bob,

Thank you for taking your time to leave a review and thank you for your visit to Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui.

Sorry that we currently do not have any live music, I am currently working on upgrading the outside area and adding a screen while we do no have a live music program.

In regards to the prices sorry you found us a bit high, due to being an island location our prices are slightly higher than on the main land. However we have taken note on your comments and are in the process of adjusting our menu and pricing,

Thanks for the comments on the staff, i will share your comment with them.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday

Matt
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