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Tamarina Bistro & Bar (formerly Big Buddha Cafe)

14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 62 243 0008
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (4 reviews)
“thai food” (14 reviews)
“curries” (4 reviews)
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Thai, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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11 - 20 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Food what great (a bit over priced) but this part was covered and covered well. However, the view in one word is heaven! Being able to look at the sea, plains coming and going, sun and all while laying down on a poof. who is...More

Thank Eldar R
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

located right next to the entrance of the big Buddha temple, it is not possible to miss this place. the restaurant is massive, open and breezy. we went for dinner but I can imagine the views being pretty amazing in the day and at sunset....More

Thank Sylvia K
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

the restaurant located at the entrance of Big bhudda temple. The decorations of here is nice for travelers for relax. you can see The big bhudda at the right hand side and the pier at the left hand side. the foods is thai foods and...More

Thank Gamemita G
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We drove past this place and decided to stay for lunch. It was empty but we were well taken care of. Had fried rice with chili powder and regular fried rice and it was really good. Would love to come back for sunset! The view...More

Thank Josefin F
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We just run in to the place. Food was perfect view perfect... Its 5 minutes walk over the damm from big buddha. We had beefsalad veggie curry green an and penang spareribs spicey frice and penne aribiata nicely a dente very good place if u...More

Thank seafood71
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I and my husband visited here a couple time because we love the sunset from this restaurant. They have cozy atmosphere and easy relaxing couch. The staffs are very kind and they show great hospitality when mosquitos obsessed our dinner. Foods are also good and...More

1  Thank matsuom2015
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to have lunch here. Very nice setting. Very modern an a great view over the ocean and the surrounding islands. The Club Sandwich was actually great although a bit large. Not the cheapest place around we the food and setting make up for...More

1  Thank Danny v
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were heading to another restaurant and stumbled on this restaurant! Food was lovely the cleanest restaurant we have been in! Will be back !

1  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We ate here last night and should of read the reviews before we came. The view for sunset was amazing and the drinks, iced fruit drinks and cocktails were good; everything else was terrible, Service is the worst I have come across and the wait...More

Thank MaisyB
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I recently went here for a coffee because the view was amazing. I haven't eaten here but I would highly recommend coming for a drink. About 100 bhat for a coffee.

Thank Alex J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14/22 Moo 5 Ban Plai Leam, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
  • Phone Number: +66 62 243 0008
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Tamarina Bistro&Bar is a Thai fusion seafood spot boating one of the best sunset view on Samui island. We value the art of traditional Thai cooking in combination with locally sourced seafood and a twist of Italian influence. Come relax and unwind under our ocean front Tamarind tree, we are ready to serve you!
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