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“Delicious bulgogi and sweetest host in Koh Samui!”

GAON Korean BBQ Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 165 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 3 - USD 18
Description: GAON Korean BBQ Restaurant in Maenam China town, Soi 4 where the Walking Street takes place every Thursday. Authentic Korean Food and Charcoal Brazier Korean Barbecue on table. Excellent quality of beef from Australia and Home-made Kimchi & side dishes. All foods are no added MSG. We open every day from 3pm to 10:30pm except Fridays. *Reservation required*. Please refer to our restaurant facebook page for closing day.
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Description: GAON Korean BBQ Restaurant in Maenam China town, Soi 4 where the Walking Street takes place every Thursday. Authentic Korean Food and Charcoal Brazier Korean Barbecue on table. Excellent quality of beef from Australia and Home-made Kimchi & side dishes. All foods are no added MSG. We open every day from 3pm to 10:30pm except Fridays. *Reservation required*. Please refer to our restaurant facebook page for closing day.
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this place today as I need my Korean BBQ anywhere I go. From the second we entered we recieved a very warm welcome from our host. What I did not expect is her full attention the whole time we were there. Resturants dont do that anymore. All they care about is to get you seated, take your order and then take your money.

Our dining experience at GAON was really special and the host was so kind and so so attentive from beginning to end. She engaged with us in very nice conversation frequently and made sure everything is perfect the whole time. She kept a very sweet smile the whole time which kept us so happy we made the decision to try GAON.

We ordered the fried chicken dumplings which were the best i have ever had.

We also ordered bulgogi and ribeye on the bbq charcoal.

The bulgogi was clearly amazingly seasoned and the ribeye cooked rare had a very unique taste. I never ate ribeye this rare but im always willing to see how far I can go. And the meat was FANTASTIC.

Please dont expect to be able to eat the fat as well on the meat as you can ONLY do that when its cooked more than medium doness.

Been in koh samui for a week and this is the first time we recieve outstanding service.

The host represents south korea so well that I would go there on my next vacation if these are truely the standards.

two thumbs up!

This is your place if you need korean bbq.

1  Thank J708
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We came across this unique restaurant on tripadvisor and were drawn in by the reviews and it was nothing short of amazing!

The food was great and so was Hyun, the owner of the restaurant, who is truly an inspiring woman.

If you have a chance GOAN should be at the top of your restaurant list in Ko Samui.

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1  Thank Mahan R
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Gaon and I must say, the food tasted delicious. We also had a nice chat with the owner of the restaurant who was very accommodating. I will definitely be visiting again when I need my Korean fix the next time I visit Koh Samui.

Overall, highly recommended!

1  Thank Hyung K
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at this nice restaurant. We had bbq pork which was nicely prepared for us, drinks were good and prices are decent. Host was very kind and welcoming. I’ll definitely come back here!

1  Thank timobre3
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Everything was delicious, we ordered the tofu pancakes, kimchi pancakes, jap Chae, kimbap sushi, and an off menu (to be put on the menu soon) dessert hotteok with ice cream. The pancakes were crispy and not greasy at all and flavourful. The kimbap sushi also flavourfu; decent amount of pickled vegetables in the filling. Very vegan and vegetarian friendly, could make just about any dish without animal products upon request.

The dessert was delicious, hotteok is a sweet pancake filled with caramel and nuts. Don’t recommend sharing, since the sticky texture of the pancake makes it very hard to separate.

Will definitely visit this restaurant again on our holiday!

Thank Wamns
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