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Shambala Restaurant

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23/2 Moo 4, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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+66 96 635 6232
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly welcoming cook and staff, simply family great taste Thai dishes, quiet and relax atmosphere, near Big Buddha Ko Fan entrance. You have to try their special Shambala curry which is a dry, fried with curry paste dishes with fried basil leaves and tomatoes, we go with chicken as the protein. Very tasty if you prefer the little sour side... More 

Thank Joycebbbb
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing, visited on our first night of our two week trip and was amazed, great Thai food and service with a smile! Shambala curry and panang curry worth a try! So good we came here most days for either lunch or tea! Loved it!

Thank Laura E
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great little place, glad we stopped here! Food was amazing - proper home cooking. All of the staff were friendly and very very reasonably priced!

Thank susansus123
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All four of us were blown away with proper home made recipe food totally outstanding we was told by a friend that lives on the island to try it and after reading the very good reviews I'm glad we did the staff were brilliant and so friendly and the owner come chef what a lovely lady she will explain what... More 

Thank Terrance B
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a really lovely meal here, very chilled out vibe, family friendly.. Just like more of Samui used to be! Service with a genuine Thai smile without the tourist weariness you see in the eyes of staff in many other restaurants.. Kids delighted with the sesame chicken dish. Takes a little while as everything freshly cooked but was worth waiting... More 

Thank sunnydaystocome
St. John's, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went to Shambala after seeing the reviews on trip advisor and we weren't disappointed. Staff was super friendly, cost was very affordable but most of all the food was fantastic. Highly recommend if you want a simple evening and a great local spot.

Thank Whereswahldo78
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Found this place randomly and so happy we did! Best chicken cashew nut I've had in Thailand! Everything was super tasty and staff was so friendly. Great restaurant overall!

Thank Luiza K
Seaford, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Our first visit ( they only reopened yesterday) and we both decided to have steak. Good service, good value and we look forward to revisiting for some Thai food.

1 Thank robiwatts
Fort McMurray
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. I had the duck curry and mango smoothie. The ingredients were super fresh and this restaurant does not use MSG. There were a couple of mosquitoes kicking around, but the lady had bug spray at every table for people to use. I stopped here for a quick snack and was pleasantly... More 

Thank traveltheworld461
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It is a pretty small restaurant, nice people, GREAT FOOD with reasonable price. Have been there for few times. Very thoughtful and sweet staff. We had BBQ king prawn that night (quite expensive but we are so satisfy with the prawn); massaman curry level 4 and 3 which are excellent (sip every single drop from the curry); fried chicken rice... More 

Thank Ellie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
European, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23/2 Moo 4, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
  • Phone Number: +66 96 635 6232
Great value local Thai and European food Fresh & Delicious Reasonable price, located near Big Buddha Move from Old Shambala 30/100 Moo.4 (all food prepared without MSG). Friendly staff Outdoor seating and Free WiFi.

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