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The Som Tom Restaurant - Mama Cooking

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Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Raving reviews so we decided to give it a go despite the dodgy flair. I'm guessing that the waiter was the son of the cook - a very nice guy. Drinks arrived quickly but then we realised that the cook actually prepared everything from scratch one after another... so one hour later still no food. Not that big a problem,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very flavorful thai food. The rice noodles for pad thai and pad see eu are hand made by the chef with a nice texture. The bbq fish and squid were done nicely with the freshness of the seafood evident. Unfortunately the food bring freshly made means that there is a long wait after the order before you eat. Took an... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wonderful food,inexpensive. Personal treatment from the family who own the business. A beautiful restaurant on street a short walk from hotel.Range of meals on menu is amazing and great for kids

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch the day we arrived & the food was so tasty and full of flavour that returned again & again. The mango salad is fabulous and the dressing is mouth watering good! We tried many dishes here, the curries are excellent, so too is the Tom Yom and everything else we had! The server is a wee pet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great Thai flavor. Relaxed ambiance. We had the red snapper, vegetable rice, spring rolls and some nice drinks. Very authentic food, No fries and ketchup just in case you are in favor of Angle Saxon food i🤑😎😜

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Relocated from the beach area which was cleared, Som provides a great place to eat for travellers staying at Botanica Villas as its right by the main entrance. Great food and great value. Tamarind prawns, Banana flower salad and spicy mango salad are all fantastic dishes. The staff are quick to serve and this little gem should not be missed.

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Thank ZakMck
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

I met Som and her family 12 years ago, we have remained friends & I am a regular customer. She has a simple Thai restaurant serving delicious food in big portions of the best curry in the village. She specialises in seafood and you can get whole red snapper, barracuda fillet, tuna steak or king prawns - best prices in... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Small, beach setting, great food. Cheap and friendly place to visit. Thai food with few European dishes.

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Thank Alison W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Som's is a little gem of a restaurant. Arrived with 13 people and it was no problem for Som to create great meals for everyone. Went back a few times and never failed to provide great food. A definite place to have lunch or dinner in Thong Nai Pan. One you try you WILL go back for more!!

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Thank Gareth P
Buriram, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Pee Som has a great little restaurant and my wife and I have been coming here for many years. The fish dishes are fresh, well prepared and excellent. This is the place to come in TNP if you want good fish cooked Thai style. However there are some problems. I would not recommend that you visit Som's for typical Thai... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Pha Ngan

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