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“Great Experience”
Review of John's Garden

John's Garden
Ranked #20 of 115 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: European, Thai
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: John's Garden is a typical restaurant offering Thai and Western food in a warm and friendly place !
Reviewed 3 August 2014

John the owner is so hospitable and runs a great restaurant. The garden is great, we had our own hut tucked away in a corner, it was like an oasis. The massaman curry is fantastic and we all loved our meals. They did forget one of the meals but once they realised they were so apologetic and quick to bring it and gave us a discount. We did drive there and it is easy to find however there isn’t a lot of parking available.

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Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Good option for a change from fisherman's village in Bophut. The owner had invested in a good ambience with good food.

Thank paule585
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The garden is amazing I must say. Unfortunately the food was a bit disappointing. Don't understand me wrong, it was not bad but it wasn't good either. The homemade ice cream was a definite treat.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

After many positive reviews on TripAdvisor 6 of us went to dinner at Joan's Garden recently. Sadly , our experience was not nearly as positive as others. We arrived around 9pm without a booking so maybe a bit late for them however, the greeting was less than welcoming somewhat tersely being told to wait at the bar and that some dishes would not be available. We happily waited at the bar but strangely were not offered at drink. It was probably a sign because when some of our group ordered cocktails when we were shown to our table we were greatly disappointed- watery and not the usual recipe for the cocktails we ordered. Most significantly, we found the food a bit ordinary, having had much better Thai food in other restaurants (had lunch the previous day at Zenzibar which serves infinitely better food with much friendlier service). The garden setting of the restaurant is lovely but for us the food didnt meet the setting. The local staff were friendly and professional, the owner/manager (John, I presume?) less so. Perhaps we him on a bad night but wouldnt rush back.

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Thank SydneyHols
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johnsgardensamui, Propriétaire at John's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

hello, i remember you coming in the restaurant this night, i received you, it was late like u say and we had a lot of customer that night. restaurant was fully booked, and the free tables was net set up yet, and yes i also said that some dishes where not available on the menu, because of the busy night and we don't use any frozen products..
the reason we left u at the bar without offering a drink is that the staff rushed to set up you table...
i am sorry that u did not enjoy our food, but glad that u still find a bit of happiness in our garden setting...
and i was not on a bad night... i tried my best for you as i do for all my guest... and with love and passion... best regards... john ( the owner)

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We've been here twice now because the food is so good. It's twice the price of some of the beach restaurants, but equally as good. The massaman curry is fantastic. The mixed fruit shake was delicious. Fried rice was also good. The fish with garlic sauce was meh, and overpriced, so I'd pass on that next time around. The setting is gorgeous - very lush, fun lighting, and intimate.

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Thank AshleyWali
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