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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Beryl Bar

Beryl Bar
Ranked #233 of 1,246 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Renfrew, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband and I are just back from a stay at the Mai Samui resort. Having read reviews for Beryl Bar we thought we would give it a try....and ended up eating there several nights. On each of the occasions we were the only customers however this did not put us off. The bar its self is very basic but clean and quirky. We were made to feel extremely welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The food was absolutely delicious and very fresh. It was also very reasonably priced! What more can you ask for! This place is highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“5 stars”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The food here is so authentic, fresh and full of flavour and well worth a visit. Once you have eaten here you will want to go back night after night!!

This is just down the road from Mai Samui resort - out the main entrance turn left and head down the dirty road for about 5 minutes and you will eventually come to the end of the road (and the giant Father Christmas!) This is very basic with beer as only option for alcoholic beverage and soft drinks. Every night we went they were busy but when you taste the food you understand why - try the prawns or the steam fish with chilli and lime. Phat Thai is sublime actually everything that we had was so good and even now it is making my mouth water and the best is that for 1000 baht or about £18 you can eat like a king

Make the effort and walk down the road you will not be disappointed

  • Visited June 2014
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derbyshire, england
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fantastic Beryl Bar - you must go!!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

As most people have commented, don't go here for luxury or if you want to dress in your finery.
However, if you want to taste some of the best Thai food you ever will, experience first class hospitality and see some of the most breathtaking sunsets ever then you must go to Beryl Bar!

Piak will make you feel incredibly welcome and the food portions are enormous but mouthwateringingly good.

If you are staying at Mai Samui, (from blocks A and B), take a left outside of the hotel and follow the signs to PJ's but instead of turning left when you reach the sign for PJ's just keep walking straight on down the dirt road until you see the large Santa Claus and then you are there.

Prices incredibly cheap too - what more could you ask for??

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank China-ann
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Stavanger, Norway
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Beryl Bar is just a 5 minute walk down the dusty road that the Mai Samui Resort sits on. Greeted by a paper mache Santa Claus and reggae music we were slightly skeptical. Piak (the owner) was just as friendly as the other reviews have implied and came right out and greeted us and chatted... Plastic chairs and table cloths and kind of a hodgepodge of lights, flags and decor, Beryl Bar can definitely be described as casual dining. It overlooks a bay and the sea which affords a fabulous view of the sunset. We sat down, ordered drinks and started exploring the menu, immediately identifying about 12 things we wanted to to try.... the service was quick and friendly and the food was absolutely divine. Tempura Shrimp, coated and cooked to perfection in a coconutty, crisp batter, Penang curry which put all other Thai food I have eaten to shame with its herbaciousness and depth and last but not least, Pad Thai which was basically a flavor explosion of acidity, sweetness, salt and spice. We loved it so much we went back twice during out stay at Mai Samui resort... do yourself a favor and seek it out... you will not regret it!

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best food and drink in area,”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

If your staying in Mai samui, go here... Everyday, the good is amazing, the seafood is amazing and it is really cheap, open all hours just really relaxed! Turn left out of Mai samui and walk to the end of the road past PJs... Don't go to PJs and just give up

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Jamierocker
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