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The Islander

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££ - £££
Bar, European, Asian, Thai, British, Pub, Australian
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166/79 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 77 230 836
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great pub to watch all kinds of sport. The kitchen also never stops serving meals so food is always fresh and beer is always cold. Gets very busy at night but a great pub to watch sport at and to have snacks at whilst watching sport

Thank Dasher101
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we visited the islander on many occasions while in koh samui. staff always pleasant and very efficient. brilliant choices of sport and lots of sporting memorabilia. was a very popular place and made quite a few friends here. next time I'm in samui I know where I'm heading for some fine dining and drinking.........

1 Thank darren b
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The islander has played a great part in our visit to chaweng. Due to the heavy rain we were unable to get across to the other islands and stayed additional days. We are here several times for lunch and dinner, the food is excellent. There is a great variety to suit all appetites from British and Australian breakfasts, wraps, sandwiches,... More 

Thank Joyous_53
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first visited this restaurant for a supper, and we enjoyed the food and hospitality so much that we returned for a dinner as well. ALL the dishes we ordered were sumptuous- i would personally recommend their fried noodles in yellow chicken sauce! Also, a special thanks to our server (both the times) Thae Thae - she was amazing and... More 

Thank Ankit G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit once for a meal if Staying at Chaweng Beach I visited The Islander on December 30th, 2016. Despite the heavy rush, the staff accommodated me> I ordered a Seafood Spaghetti, which was very Sumptuous and also very good quantity - it had 3/4 shrimps, 3/4 calamaris and couple of Mussels. The restaurant is also moderately priced - the... More 

Thank aarya569
Solothurn, Switzerland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is a nice place to be, they have happy hour the whole night. After a few drinks with my girlfriend we ordered the bill. Short look on it we had 3 drinks more on the bill (we sat on number 27) as we ordered, the strange thing on that is that we always ordered both a new drink.... More 

Thank princmladen
Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks are ok. Staff is ok. Ambiente is ok. They have almost always happy hour what is quite nice But please guys ALWAYS check your bill and the change they give you. It's now the third time that we had a few drinks more on the bill than we had. Or the change was not correct. Or worst case szenario... More 

Thank nikita91rossi
IslanderKohSamui, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

This is the first time I have responded to a review of our restaurant. We accept reviews both good and bad are peoples opinions to which they are entitled, however I am responding for the first time because your review which is a serious allegation is both factually incorrect and very unfair. To clarify the facts I will remind you... More 

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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend most of our 6 days here. The food is spot on and all the staff are great. Good atmosphere and location.

Thank danielleee90
Valladolid, Spain
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a sport bar with very good staff and superb food. I always try the daily offers because it's a little bit cheap but not reducing quality. They have a very good location in samui but they are not cheap.

Thank Edu_Alo
Gold Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 2nd trip to Koh Samui and we always pop in a few times during our stay to either enjoy a beer, cocktails or good cheap eats. Great atmosphere, great staff and you'll never miss a sports game from back home.

Thank acosti2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Asian, Thai, British, Pub, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166/79 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut  >  Chaweng
  • Phone Number: +66 77 230 836
Sports Pub and Restaurant situated in the heart of Chaweng. Open 8am - 2am. Established since 1995

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