There are a plethora of superb restaurants in Koh Samui, catering for all tastes and budgets. Whether you want a romantic ocean front venue or a BBQ on the beach the island offers something for everyone. Here’s a guide to the top 10 restaurants in Koh Samui to help you find your way around.
Moo 2, North Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui
For an intimate dining experience with a spectacular view, look no further than Tree Tops restaurant. This unique restaurant is positioned amongst the tree tops and is regarded as the pst romantic restaurant in Koh Samui. Each table is an individual treehouse, overlooking the breath-taking Samui coast. Chef’s specials include beef tartar smoked with rosemary, snow fish steamed with lemongrass, champagne foam and mango relish, or pan-fried foie gras. The menu is complemented with our extensive wine list which will be carefully explained by our in house Wine Guru.
167/28 M2, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui
This charming restaurant and bar is located in the heart of Koh Samui’s Chaweng beach road, the perfect place to step off the beach for a night to remember. Start your evening with salmon bruschetta, fried calamari or prawns on toast. Then test your chilli tolerance with prawn Panang curry, green Thai curry or try the ‘ho muk talay’ – seafood curry cooked in a coconut. There are also mojitos, beach cocktails and beers aplenty to wash down your food.
Soi 1, Mae Nam, Koh Samui, Thailand
A cosy little place run by a French couple, The Boudoir mixes French café style with Middle Eastern exoticism. Adorned with brightly coloured cushions and silk drapery, expect to be impressed with the decadent French cuisine. Starters include foie gras, escargot and a selection of wines and cheeses. Main courses options include rabbit with mustard and cream, lamb shank or creamy chef’s pasta with chorizo. The exotic ambiance and rich food complement each other perfectly.
157/52 Bophut Avenue Apartment, Bophut, Koh Samui
Does a chicken and mango pie sound appetising? Does the idea of a green chicken curry pie make your mouth water? Absolutely! Café 69 is ideal for people looking for something that little bit different. Expect unusual meal combinations served in an imaginative way, for example delicious chicken curry dumplings served on measuring scales!
Soi 4, Mae Nam, Koh Samui
Café Mathis has been transformed from a dreary sports bar to a chic and delicious eating experience. Visitors can choose from tempura king prawns, homemade spring rolls with plum sauce, chicken skewers with homemade sate sauce and so much more. But that’s just the appetizer menu. The selection of burgers, salads and carnivorous dishes will leave everyone spoiled for choice. You’ll need to come again to sample what you missed on your first visit.
Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui
The instant you hear the upbeat flamenco and salsa rhythms, you may just forget you’re in Thailand. Barrio Latino serves generous portions of guacamole, tacos, burritos, conchita pibil, chilli con carne and pitchers of the best margaritas in Lamai. This place is excellent for fun with friends and special occasions.
Blue Vanilla Boutique
Fisherman’s Village, Bophut, Koh Samui
Blue Vanilla Boutique is actually a unique souvenir shop located in the Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. It’s a great place to stop and grab a hot coffee, and a homemade brownie or cheesecake. The store itself sells curry pastes, traditional Thai sweets, teas, vinegars and oils – everything you need to bring Thailand home to your own kitchen.
Moo 6, Bang Po, Mae Nam, Koh Samui
You probably won’t notice this petite coffee bar overlooking Bang Po Beach unless you look hard enough. wile the afternoon away with a creamy cappuccino or Thai tea with a side of orange cheesecake or homemade banoffee pie – or even some fruity cocktails for evening drinks
Bang Rak, Bophut, Koh Samui,
Believe it or not it is possible to find an authentic Italian pizza in Koh Samui. Antica Locanda is a slice of Italy that has made its way to Thailand. The menu consists of all the traditional Italian meals you can imagine including pizzas and pastas galore, though you can also sample a green curry pizza if you’re feeling adventurous.
Kob Thai Restaurant
Moo 3, Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui
Known as one of the best Thai restaurants in Koh Samui, the cuisine at Kob Thai prepared with fresh seafood, and you can enjoy it outside in the sun, lounging by the pool. That’s right; this restaurant has its own pool. The crab curry is popular with many customers, but the prawn curry is a delicious alternative. The papaya salad, mango with sticky rice and fruit smoothies are also perfect for an outdoor eating experience.
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