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Jin's Bar and Restaurant

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18/8 Maenam Beach | Maenam, Ko Samui, Thailand
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Lured by dozens of good reviews and nice location on the Maenam beach, I wanted to try out Jin's cooking for a long time while I stay on Samui. Now I have had a chance once and I will never come back. Why? I ordered the green curry (it's a classic Thai dish hard to spoil) and it really turned... More 

1 Thank ilyaole
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on all of our four visits to Koh Samui. The restaurant has been closed but has re-opened under the care of Jin's brother. The staff are very fiendly and the food is exceptional. Just a 100m walk along the beach from Paradise Beach Resort and other Mae Nam Resorts. As they are just starting out some... More 

1 Thank Tracy M
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Authentic Thai food in a beautiful setting. Charming venue and very tasty food. Best tomyam I have had so far in Samui. Totally enchanted by our lunch and kids loved it too. In addition there is a tree with a giant swing for kids to play while waiting

Thank iianbb
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This is our second visit to Samui in 7 years and we found this gem of a restaurant next to our hotel the first time we came (through a recommendation). We were pleased to see Jin and her family still run the restaurant (now beachfront as it used to be in a different location). Jin even remembered us which was... More 

Thank AbbeyVallance
Deal, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Very quiet place to eat, just a short walk down the beach from our hotel. The food is reasonably priced as are the drinks. It doesn't have much atmosphere but the staff are friendly. The fried rice was lovely, as is the Penang curry - worth a visit

Thank TJeinsteinwood
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2015

My husband and I are staying at the Paradise Beach Resort which is right next to Jin's (literally steps away on the beach.) We decided to check Jins's out for lunch one day simply because it was so close to our hotel and we've been back 4 times this week! Jin's cooking just blows all of the other food we've... More 

Thank Michelle W
Fishers, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We cannot speak highly enough about Jin's! This was by far our favorite place on the island and we ate here numerous times during our vacation for both lunch and dinner. Jin is so sweet and kind and is an amazing cook. We tried several different dishes during our visits and none disappointed! The price is very cheap and it... More 

Thank MicheleJeanTravels
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Hi, Just returned from a holiday in Mae nam, Koh Samui. We really enjoyed eating lunch and dinner at Jin's restaurant on many occasions throughout our stay as it was the best place around. The food was delicious and was a genuine taste of Thailand, and Jin and the family made us feel very welcome. The location on the beach... More 

Thank osullis
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Jin is a very friendly women and she is a great cook! We come back to her every time that we stay on Koh Samui. The location is directly at the beautiful Mae Nam beach - it is not too crowded and the prices for food and drinks are not expensive - comparing to the delicious quality! The menu is... More 

Thank Rebeka S
Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Excellent atmosphere and very tasty food. Thank a lot Jin and her husband. Jin's restaurant must be visited if you stay on Mae Nam.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18/8 Maenam Beach | Maenam, Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui

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