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The Islander

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, European, Asian, Thai, British, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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166/79 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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+66 77 230 836
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 weeks in koh samui and drank in here most nights friendly staff, good prices and food in here great value. Cocktails strong and cheap and Thai food particularly good and cheap prices aswell. Sport coverage is excellent 3 matches on at once some nights. Free Wifi and boss extremely sociable, makes everyone feel like regulars

Thank 9ron9
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Islander on Koh Samui is THE place to meet your friends for a drink and a meal. The comprehensive local and international menu will ensure that they enjoy a great experience. The manager Damien, and the rest of the team, including Jt and Lee, are always available, and are helpful in explaining the menu, and are always ready to... More 

1 Thank Public loo
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a feed and to watch the English premier league. Had a double cheeseburger with fries which costed me about 400 baht which I thought was reasonable. Friendly and welcoming staff

Thank David M
Darwin, Australia
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195 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Cold beer, good service and watch the passing parade on the Chaweng main drag. No hassle bar with good food.

Thank johnindarwin
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A little disappointed with the progression of this place. Having been here so many times and seen some great staff and service, I can't help but feel the place has fallen behind the times and not kept up with the competition. Sports are available as always but the food has suffered, always a good feed here but last few visits... More 

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

Hi and Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. We work hard to always keep up the high standards that have made our restaurant as popular as is it today, to the eye the building looks dated but this is intentional as we have been open longer than any other restaurant on Chaweng Beach in Samui (21 Years)... More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in a few times whilst wandering around chawang. The staff are friendly and helpful. The drinks are good value and the atmosphere is great. Food is also good value and fresh. Definitely worth a visit and we won't hesitate to return.

Thank Barbara F
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Great location to people watch and enjoy a few drinks. The bar had a good crowd and had a bunch of drink deals.

Thank Joe0190
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We found this bar on our 1st night and went back every night. Don't be put off that it's a sports bar. The drinks were really good value and the food was excellent. They served English favourites as well as Thai dishes. The English meals looked nice, however we only eat the Thai meals. The green lipped mussels Thai style... More 

Thank Fleur2808
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is my first ever review but I feel more than deserved. I visited Samui alone over Christmas and into January, I was a little apprehensive as I was alone, I had a drink in the islander bar one day and felt so at home and welcomed by the staff. So much so that the landlord invited me to join... More 

1 Thank Karl-in-Yorkshire
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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