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“Real french cook in samui”
Review of Le Napoleon - CLOSED

Le Napoleon
Price range: US$1 - US$31
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We have tested this french restaurant in Lamai beach, The menu was varied and very creativ. All we have eaten was wonderful because the owner is realy a french cook; An experience to do during your stay in samui.

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1  Thank micot21
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Interesting restaurant, this. If you look at the reviews on TP, half of them praise it to the skies, the other half aren't at all impressed. And after my visit, I'm pretty sure I know why. This is , without doubt, a talented chef. However, his team aren't nearly as good. And while the chef is out front of the restaurant, chatting with his friends, his team are unfortunately quietly destroying his restaurant's reputation by putting out sub-standard fare WHICH HE IS NOT THERE TO QUALITY CONTROL. Crab ravioli, smothered in a gloopy, over-reduced, over-salty sauce. Creme brulée, God help us, with no crust - we'll just call it a bowl of custard, shall we? Can't, in all conscience, recommend this place to anyone...

My friend, if you want this restaurant to succeed, try spending a bit more time in the kitchen, making sure your team know what they're doing and a bit less time out front chatting with your friends!!

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Thank 69ingBishop
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We looked forward to a nice french evening but we're very disappointed. With high end prices (compared to local standards) we expect much more. Friendly staff helped giving 2 points.

Thank Kenneth J
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Passed by on foot and was attracted by the advertised menu, so booked a table for the next night. Very glad I did too. Some staff under training, so a little slow, however, the food was outstanding. Chose from set menu and at only 700 baht thought this was excellent. My best meal in Lamai..!!!

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2  Thank andyinad
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We have read about this restaurant at tripadvisor and been trying to fine it. VERY difficult!!! Wrong adress and wrong map!!!! This restaurant is locaded in Lamais main street ( where the sunday marked is ) dont look like a fancy french one but the FOOD, OMG!!! We wasent that hungry so we only cheared a starter and a main. On the house we got a exelent apertizer and a woundeful soup. We nodded our heads, we found it! Had the foie gras with mango, perfect! And went for the biff flambe with troffle sauce. IT was soooo tender that we almost dident need a knife!!!! The i saw some other guest have flambe banana, yes we did go for that one to :) :) So, next time we gonne be really hungry and for all food lovers, GO THERE!!!!!

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2  Thank heggej
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