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“The best, in every way!”
Review of French Kiss Thanod

French Kiss Thanod
Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Taling Ngam
Price range: US$8 - US$32
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Thai, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are situated in the beautiful extreme north of Koh Samui right on beachfront at Maenam, with fantastic views Our restaurant & bar is in an idyllic place for peace & relaxation, offering dinner. French Kiss Thanod est situe a Koh Samui, dans l'extreme sud de l'ile, et vous propose de diner. Venez decouvrir notre TERRASSE , incontestablement le plus beau spot de l'ile.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed for 2 weeks at the Centra Coconut Beach Resort on Thong Tanote beach in the very South West tip of Koh Samui. We chose this location as we wanted a completely "chill-out" holiday. By pure chance our hotel was a short 5 minute walk along the beach to the French Kiss, and once discovered it became our second home!
The range of beers and wines are great (I am already having Orval withdrawal symptoms), and every meal on the menu are cooked to perfection with the very best of fresh ingredients - thank you Tony so much, and to you too Was, for the best green chilli dip in the universe. The New Zealand aged rib-eye steak is simply the best you will ever taste anywhere in the world.
We became great friends with the owner, Christian, and the present team he has with Tony and Was is just the best. The easy-going nature between the 3 of them is infectious, and we spent many a night chilling with all 3 putting the world to rights.
The place has a magical property, which sends out waves of chill-time, and this bar/restaurant will be the single most missed thing about our holiday on Samui.
We will be back to visit of that I'm sure, until we do we wish Christian, Tony and Was the best luck in the world - big kisses to you all. Steve & Sam xxxxx

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We have just come back from an fantastic holiday in Ko Samui. We were staying in a lovely quiet resort in Taling Ngam which happened to be a short stroll away from the French Kiss Bar. Upon our first arrival there, we were delighted with the simple, yet gorgeous design as well as the fantastic view. (relaxation at its optimum). It is owner run by a lovely man who made us feel as if we were just chilling in his house; just enough attention to make you feel welcome and relaxed, yet not bothered.

The food is absolutely fantastic!!! Unpretentious and full of flavour, every mouthful if delightful. The Chef and his lovely Thai assistant have a real talent for sourcing the best ingredients and combining authentic Thai seasoning with European dishes. To name just a few of the the dishes we had: The Seafood Plate, The Burger, The Coconut Thai Green Curry, The Steak, The Chicken and Mushroom in white wine sauce (we were there a fair bit) were all equally scrumptious.

The service goes beyond the norm, they lent us their big flashlight to walk home with and the chef lent my boyfriend his own scooter to go to the shops with.

To be honest it was very hard to keep away from the place. Thank you guys, we wish you all the success you deserve, you were definitely one of the highlights of our holiday.

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1  Thank Denatracy
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

During a self guided driving tour of Samui, we found French Kiss Thanod on TripAdvisor (thank god for wifi!). The rave reviews are certainly true to form. The view from French Kiss Thanod is absolutely spectacular, and the service, atmosphere and food are to match. We shared a beef burger and a whole baked fish stuffed with star anise and thai basil both served with a side of chips and salad. My partner described the burger as the rarest meat he had tried in a burger, but the most delicious. The whole baked fish was TO DIE FOR! So fresh and flavoursome. The servings were extremely generous, and well priced for the quality of food. It is probably a little bit more expensive than other restaurants but certainly not expensive compared to a meal of this quality in Australia. After eating at some other great restaurants in Samui (Zazen, Sala Samui and the Larder), we decided this was our best meal of our trip. I highly recommend it!

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Thank Kelly F
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We found this place whilst trundling round the island on a moped. Stopped for a beer and the view and came back the following evening for a meal which did not disappoint in any way. The view is amazing and adds to the whole experience. If we return to Ko Samui we will certainly be returning to this place.

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Thank GandCtripper
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We received a warm and friendly welcome. Staff are fabulous and great fun. They certainly aim to please and the food is excellent, fresh and well presented. Set in an idealic location right on the beach front. Very reasonably priced for superb quality food. Well worth a visit or 2 or more - highly recommended!

Thank Ricky P
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