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“Understated and amazing”

Think & Retro Cafe' Lipa Noi Samui
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Lipa Noi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$17
Cuisines: Cafe, Seafood, Asian, Thai, European
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Good for: Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Think & Retro cafe Lipa Noi combined with Accommodation and Beach Container Restaurant based on long clear and quiet beach located in southwest coast of Island called "Lipa Noi Beach". All day serve Thai and Western and also Homemade PIZZA. We also available for group party and special occasion need, THINK to remarkable and spoiled yourself all day at THINK & Retro Cafe Lipa Noi.
1 review
“Understated and amazing”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to go for a dinner date out of the villa we are staying after hearing good reviews from tripadvisor. To mine and my boyfriends knowledge we haven't tasted such great Thai food in an accommodating, friendly, retro and resourceful (built on steel containers!) atmosphere in Koh Samui so far until now. We had 3 starters to share, the pork in Thai herbs won us over and so did the Tom Yum Seafood served in a coconut. Throughout our meal, we kept smiling to each other with how great the food and service was as soon as we arrived and just as so when we left. Definitely going back again, as I do think it's worth going during sunset. Order passionfruit soda and the Tom yum - they need to be tasted!

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Puchit, Owner at Think & Retro Cafe' Lipa Noi Samui, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Kennis Y,

It was very nice to have a chance to welcome both of you at our place and also knew that your are satisfy and enjoyed during spent time with us...We also thank you very much for such a very good review posted it help us to share your experience about THINK & retro cafe for all travelers

Thank you again and look forward to welcome you back in shortly...

THINK & retro cafe Team...
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Blagoveshchensk, Russia
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“Nice place to eat and relax”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We spent a month on Koh Samui and too bad that we discovered this place several days before we had to leave. Well, first of all the interior or should I say exterior is very unique. It's right on the beach which is great. The food and drinks were great (we tried thai and european). The staff is very friendly. The place is managed by a really nice Thai family. I would definetly recommend this place to families with children, couples or even solo eaters. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your dinner.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Polina23
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Puchit, Owner at Think & Retro Cafe' Lipa Noi Samui, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Polina23,

Thank you for positive review and help us to spread the word to all...We also thank you for several times to visit us and also nice to hear that your family are enjoyable for overall about us...We look forward to host all of you again for the next visit...

THINK & Retro cafe Lipa Noi Team !!!!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wow what a find!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

What a great place. Food is great but the location is brilliant. Beautiful beach and there was no one else there. The warmest sea I have ever come across.

I would recommend finding this place.

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Thank Greg C
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Puchit, Owner at Think & Retro Cafe' Lipa Noi Samui, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Greg C,

Thank you for a really nice comment and support us during visited samui...We look forward to welcome you back again for future visit...

with regards,

THINK & Retro cafe Team
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
“Authentic relaxed beachside dining.”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We were staying at a resort further down the beach, and walked past this restaurant on a morning beach walk. The buildings made of shipping containers caught our eye, so we came back with 2 friends for dinner. It was very stormy that night, and we were the only guests. However, we had the best meal of our trip. The food was fresh, spicy and delicious. The lovely young waitstaff were very attentive, and the prices were awesomely cheap!
We had been visiting Lipa Noi Beach to attend a wedding of friends. We all wanted to have a final dinner before leaving Koh Samui, so, on the strength of this wonderful dining experience,we booked dinner for 16 the following evening.
The owners collected us from our various hotels, and had set up tables right on the beach when we arrived. There were gorgeous paper lanterns hanging from the trees above.
It was an idyllic evening. Great company, fabulously tasty food,delicious cocktails, and the warm welcome of the owners and staff of this restaurant made for a splendid night. They also delivered us back to our hotels afterwards.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank George775
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Puchit, Owner at Think & Retro Cafe' Lipa Noi Samui, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear George775,

Thank you very much for kind support and also give us a chance to host all your group at THINK...We are happy to hear that all of you are happy with our taste, service, concept and also atmosphere...We also highly thank you very much for a very good review and it a petty much help us to spread the word to all travelers to know us...Look forward to welcome you back again for a next chance of visit in samui..

Warm greeting from THINK & Retro Cafe team ...
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Hillegom, The Netherlands
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“great place!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This Retro Cafe is really relaxed. We stayed at Koh Samui for only 4 days and we came back at this place 3 times! Food is good, staff is friendly and helpfull and the place at the beach is great!!
We were here with our two children and they also enjoyed everything at this place.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Inge B
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Puchit, Owner at Think & Retro Cafe' Lipa Noi Samui, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Inge B,

It was nice to have a chance to host your family with us during short stay in samui. We thank you very much for a good review and let the another travelers know us on this stage. we hope to welcome your family back in future visit..

Enjoy a around THAILAND trip...

Warm Greeting from THINK & Retro Cafe Lipa Noi...
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