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Happy Elephant

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78/1 Bophut Beach Road, Ko Samui, Thailand
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+66 77 245 347
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here a number of times on our recent visit to Bophut. They have excellent quality local produce and local dishes and the service is extremely good. Nice location but we did not sit on the beach because in previous visits we had sand fly bites. However this is not a restaurant problem as I am sure all restaurants with... More 

Thank charlesandrhona
Oskemen, Kazakhstan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well-known restaurant on the beach with sea-view tables. Good selection of food of thai and international quisine, seafood. Indoor and outdoor sitting. Tables also on the beach during good weather. Service is quick and professional, food is delicious.

Thank Yevgeniy_Sv
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and efficient service, the menu gave a good selection of local and international food - very tasty and reasonable. Seating available inside, also beach terrace, both very nice. Overall, visited twice, both times no complaints.

Thank Jill K
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst on a short trip upto the fishermans village. The happy elephant attracted us from the outside and we decided to eat there. Great table over looking the sea. Service was attentive and quick. Little bit more expensive than the local restaurants near to where we are staying, but we enjoyed it non the less.

Thank Nick p
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While it's a bit pricy in comparison to other places, the food was great and service was nothing less than that. We had a 550g lobster and 350g prawns with side dishes for 2,500 baht.

Thank Fouad429
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like? This restaurant has tables on the beach as well as on a covered platform overlooking the sand and the sea. Despite its constant bustle, it is tranquil. The food is good: all the dishes arrived together, and were all hot. Impressive variety of curries, meats, vegetables and salads. My husband highly rated his chicken with cashews... More 

Thank Nikki s
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there for beers, but don't touch the cocktails or the food... they tasted bad and were overpriced.The Happy Elephant Restaurant has a beautiful location, super friendly staff, but the food was so bad we could not finish our dishes. Bill for four people was over 3300 THB. We had 4 about 200 THB starters Bruschetta, Tomato Soup, Onion Soup,... More 

Thank Sam-likes-to-travel
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to this restaurant after having eaten here on previous holidays. The menu is extremely extensive but all of our party decided to eat a Thai meal. We did not have starters and the main courses came within 5 minutes of ordering. The portion sizes are smaller here, but the food was tasty. The restaurant is large and a... More 

Thank ChrisandCatheri... R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is bad and when you want to get the fresh fish they try to over price , not recommended but mainly because the food is just Bad ..

1 Thank Mohammed A
Karachi, Pakistan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The restaurant is located by the beach. It offers a great view. The thai food is good compared to other items. It is an expensive restaurant.

Thank Armaghan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Soups, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?