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“Great people make this place!”
Review of Som Restaurant

Som Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 97 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Thai
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great people make this place!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We walked along the beautiful beach and came across this gem of a place at lunchtime. The owner, Khun Oil, greeted us warmly and settled us to a table where we could admire the spectacular view of the ocean. She is a delight - happy, smiling and gracious - and allowed my teenage daughters to play with her infant sun while her mother, Som, prepared delicious fruit shakes for us.

The food was quickly prepared by her oil's husband, Boy, and was tasty and excellent value. We had continuously cheerful service from both Oil and Som, both of whom were keen to make us happy in any way they could, and who practiced their English on us.

We really felt welcome here - so much so that we returned again the next day! This is a family operation where one can easily feel welcomed as a family member. The food is great basic Thai and we were extremely impressed with how reasonable the bills ere on both occasions.

Try it - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank simple_er
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
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English first
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180 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Small family run place-good food”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Very basic decor, bare walls, sand floor but good honest food at very cheap prices. Flavours of all dishes were excellent and even the farang dishes for my young children were well cooked. Don't come here for a romantic meal in plush surrounding but if you want a value for money meal with pleasant service then you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank johnofwin
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Tasty cheap food with good location ”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

We tried this place out as it is just down the road from another good restaurant. Delicious and tasty cheap food with a large menu. We had the spring rolls, panang curry, chicken and cashew stirfry, and fried rice. All meals took a long time to arrive but that was the only negative. Highly recommend but if it's busy be prepared to wait a while. It's by the beach and nice to relax.

Thank DRIW_10
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

I just has a chance to try this restaurant. I was tries to find a table at Bangpor Seafood but couldn't. Then we decided to tried Som restaurant. It's next to 4monkies or opposite SevenEleven. The view is as same as Bangpor but a bit smaller. Service is good. They served many kinds of nuts as a starter while waiting for foods. Do not expect for 100% local food, i think they tend to serve fusion food, favourite Thai seafood menu, pasta and steak. I ordered 3 menus. Tom Yum shrimp was superb! It's one of the best. I really enjoyed it. Pork ribs were good. Another recommended choice at Bangpor area!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Noppies
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Bowral NSW
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great location and experience ”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

If you wish to have a true dining experience this this the place, sand floors, beach, moon gazing and local food this is the place. For around $20 Aust we had two coarse meal, some beers and a memorable experience.

Thank MT033
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