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Big John’s Restaurant

95/70 Moo 2 Lipa Noi, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
+66 77 485 775
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (4 reviews)
“lovely resort” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Thai
££ - £££
95/70 Moo 2 Lipa Noi, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Visited during the weekday, everything was good, though the service was remarkably slow for the almost empty restaurant.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Lipa Lovely Resort and chose to eat at their Restaurant. We had a really lovely meal at a very reasonable price bearing in mind the quality and location, less than a stones throw from the beach and sea. The whole meal was...More

Thank Edsveta
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Attracted by the bright lights outside as we drove past on an evening we called here for brunch but came away feeling very underwhelmed. The setting is lovely and well maintained but the service was incredibly slow, particularly as we the only ones eating, half...More

Thank jmh69w
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A laid back cafe with excellent food. It's located on Lipa Noi beach which was the best beach we encountered in Koh Samui. West facing beach with sunset views, half moon bay, soft golden sands and almost no people. The food was surprisingly good. Great...More

1  Thank AndyRaheja
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautifully situated well South of Nathon on the road to the Naval base and Raja Ferry and Lipa Noi beach, Big John provides an excellent dining experience right on the beach. The menu choice is excellent and the standard of food and presentation is consistetly...More

Thank flyingdoc1
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We where riding bikes and came accross this cute restaurant on a beautiful beach. The service was as you would expect thailand to be friendly with a smalk language barrier but our waiter really tried his best. Our meals came out and i myst say...More

Thank Angplantzos
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.

Thank Andrea B
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...More

Thank lalliv
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

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...More

Thank kgjeff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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