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“Nice place to have a few drinks in the afternoon”

Tamarina Bistro & Bar (formerly Big Buddha Cafe)
Ranked #183 of 440 Restaurants in Bophut
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Tamarina Bistro&Bar is a Thai fusion seafood spot boating one of the best sunset view on Samui island. We value the art of traditional Thai cooking in combination with locally sourced seafood and a twist of Italian influence. Come relax and unwind under our ocean front Tamarind tree, we are ready to serve you!
Dubai
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice place to have a few drinks in the afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

It's great to sit in the restaurant (undercover but outside) and watch the boats and planes and sunset from mid-afternoon until evening. The food can be a bit hit and miss but the staff and owner are helpful and it is a very pleasant place to while away some time in Samui. Views are lovely and the beach is quiet.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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English first
Kampala, Uganda
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our food at BBC and the portions were generous. They will be renovating soon so didn't have everything available on the menu. Worth stopping there though.

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Sussex UK
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great relaxed family lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

A revisit for us to the BBC, stopped off with big family group for lunch on their lovely terrace for stunning view. Kids had Pizza which was great, adults had a mixture of Thai and Western all fine and reasonably priced. Great service from very friendly and attentive owners, a very enjoyable relaxed family lunch

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous early evening meal ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We had a fab early evening meal here after visiting the Big Buddha. The owners are fab and he was a great person to have a chat to about Koh Samui and the things to do on the island. We went on a cloudy evening so missed sunset but it was nice to watch all the boats and watch the planes landing!

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Thank Helen K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Not my style.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

For me this restaurant is a very good expample for average in all kinds of view. Eating not bad, but not special. Same same with staff, cleanliness (toilets), the beach near the restaurant ...
But still better to go to this restaurant, than to the near restaurants at the small half-island of Big Buddha, that is for sure.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Thomas K
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