Restaurants in Koh Samui


Oriental Gallery Continental / Thai Cuisine

Located opposite Princess Village, Chaweng Beach Road
Tel / Fax: (077) 422-200
One of the finest restaurants on the island, the Oriental Gallery is a treat for the senses. You can choose to dine in the lush tropical garden or the adjoining dining area, among beautiful lacquerware, sculptures and paintings.

We have an excellent selection of authentic Thai cuisine,real Italian pasta, imported steaks, salads made from His Majesty the King's projects, gourmet seafood and imaginative vegetarian dishes. pride ourselves on our staff which offer you friendly,professional and efficient service. Reservations recommended.

Baskin Robbins / Illy Cafe
Drop In Restaurant.

Two very popular names "out of country" and two popular names here in Koh Samui.Treat yourself to the most marvelous special mid day treat with the ever delicious Baskin Robbins and Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream. How about a Fruit Mousse or a special Italian Style Tiramissu. MMMMM! Our coffee is unbeatable with a selection of over 20 different varieties. Illy Espresso and Illy Cappucino is also available here.

La Taverna Italian
Chaweng Town Plaza

(20 mt. from Chaweng Road)

Antonio ( from Roma ) and Sasa' ( from Napoli ) prepares delicious authentic style meals; like Spaghetti Scoglio (Seafood), Penne Siciliana ( with Aubergine ), Lasagna, Gnocchi, Tailgate, Parmigiana ( and The Original Neapoliyain Pizza ). Inoltre Troverai un buon Espresso ( illy caffe ), Mousse, Tiramisu' E Gelati.
Open: 13:00-24:00 Lunedi Chiuso - Closed Mondays

Free House Restaurant & Pub
Thai Located on Chaweng Beach road, next to Beachcomber Hotel.

Authentic Thai cuisine at reasonable prices. You wanna taste real "Southern Style" Thai cuisine?. Then this is the place just for that. Come and enjoy the enchanting ambience while you dine. We also offer cooking lessons and extended courses.If you are interested in learning how to prepare and cook Thai style, contact us at Free House. Impress your friends with your som tam and a Thai dinner party on your return home.

Join us any day for 'Happy Hours' between 4:00-9:00 pm and choose from a great selection of tropical cocktails for only70B. Open from 11:00am till very late!

Poppies Restaurant
South Chaweng Beach

Tel: (077) 422-419
Located directly on the beach in South Chaweng, at beautiful Poppies Seaside Cottages. Enjoy the enchanting ambience of one of Koh Samui's most delightful dining establishment. Set among Poppies famous tropical gardens, the restaurant is adjacent to the, charming natural swimming Pool and overlooks the finest white sand beach on the entire island.A mouth-watering selection of international dishes and seafood, as well as all the local Thai favourites. Top off your meal with a double chocolate desert, or any of the Chef personal creations. Guests may also choose from an impressive imported wine selection, special cocktails, a variety of local and imported beers, and after dinner cocktails.
Reservations are suggested at this popular island attraction
Open: 07:00-22:00 Price Range: B. 200-400 /two peers
Capacity: 90 Cocktails: Full Bar

Osteria Italian

39/1 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng Arcade
Tel: (077) 230-057
Open air dining on the second floor overlooking the main road. Osteria is a true Italian restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining and traditional cuisine. Our Italian chef oversees the food preparation and blends natural ingredients to produce the finest Italian food.

All' Osteria ampia e piacevole terazza le proposte cellochef spaziano dal sapore vero di una Amatriciana 0 di unaarrabbiata ai ricercati gamberi al cognac ed altri raffinati piattidi mare. Le pizze leggere e fragrant) sono irresistibili. Potetefinire con un vero espresso, gelato Italiano e deliziose tortesemifreddo.

The Cafe Thai Thai/European

164/9 Chaweng Beach Next to the Blue Samai
Tel: (077) 231-096
Serving Authentic Thai dishes from all areas of Thailand and Western/French style cuisine. Top class, chef owner lain from Scotland cooks unique cream wine sauce with all of his European dishes, promising the most tender Australian steaks.The Cafe Thai is located in the center of Chaweng opposite the Malibu bungalows. Background Thai music and a first class traditional Thai menu awaits you for a unique Thai dining experience. Only natural ingredients are used and special care is taken to give the customer only the freshest, cleanest and safest food.
Open for dinner: 17.00-23.00

Vecchia Napoli Italian

166/31 Centre Point, Chaweng Beach
Tel: (077) 231-229
Unlike many Italian restaurants, Vecchia Napoli is owned& managed by an experience chef What this means is you are guaranteed the finest original tasty cuisine. The Vecchia Napoli Restaurant-Pizzeria offers a veritable feast of Italian experiences. From their authentic Italian cuisine of home-madenoodles, fresh lasagne, delicious cannelloni bread and the finest of pizzas - 28cm. wide with a choice of 14 flavours - The Vecchia Napoli always has something to tempt you. There are also many fish and meat specialities on the menu and excellent steaks imported from Australia. If you are in Samni and cravingfor something rich and tempting try eating at Vecchia. Open Daily: 13:00pm-15:OOpm, 18:00pm-23.30pm Closed Sundays Price Range :B250-400/two pe rs. Capacity : 60Cocktails: Full Bar & Italian Wines.

Magic Light European/Thai/Seafood

Chaweng Beach Road Opposite Chaweng Buri Resort

Swiss owned and operated, guarantees only the most original European cuisine for your dining pleasure. Dine in our outdoor beer garden and enjoy favourites along with authenticThai Seafood dishes & home made breads. Special Daily Menu only 99 Baht every day.
Open: 16:00-23:30 Price Range: B250-350 /two pers.
Capacity: 100 Cocktails: Full Bar. German Beers & Wines.

Drop In Restaurant International
Center of Chaweng

"More Than Just a Restaurant", Drop In can be enjoyed by the entire family regardless of your mood. Lush tropical gardens with fish ponds and a playground for children maket his restaurant quite unique.

A wide variety of over 250 items to select from the menu,Drop In serves the most delicious Thai, European, Italian,vegetarian and Seafood dishes that will entice your taste buds.With your seafood meal, choose a glass of wine from over 35wine labels. Wine is excellent with seafood. Now available,micro brewery beer the first in Samui. Thalay Thai Seafood festival from Jan I st to Feb 2nd. Try the many different ways Thai seafood can be prepared Northern Style - Traditional Style - Southern Style or European Style. Wide range of seafood deliciously different.

Loft dining, VIP seating or seating at the bar is available.We have baby chairs. You make the choice!!
Open: Lunch and Dinner
Capacity: 250

Wild Orchid Thai/lnternational

Located in the middle of Chaweng Beach Road
Tel: (077) 422-201
Enjoy the real Thai taste-but not too spicy! this in a nice lush surrounding in the middle of Chaweng beach road. There you can find Thai, Seafood and International dishes.
Weekend Telegraph. London
Saturday November 9.1996
Travel. where to eat

On the main road behind the hotels, Wild Orchid-part restaurant, part antique shop - offers popular Thai dishes like shark curry, _1.90, as well as a good range of vegetarian dishes: mushroom soup with lemon grass and hot peppers at _1.60, for instance.

Geniessen Sie den echten Thai Geschmack - nicht zu scharf!Dies in einem Jungel Garten inmitten van Chaweng Strand Strasse. Hier servieren wir Thai und Inrernationale Kuche gowieMeersefruchte.

Will Wait Restaurant Thai /Chinese/Western
4/33 Moo 2 Chaweng Resort
Tel: 231-152

Noted as being one of the most popular places for breakfast on the island, Will Wait also serves a complete menu of Thai,Chinese and Western food all day. Home made fresh bread is also available. Video shows start daily at 1:00 pm, 4pm, 7pm,and 9.30 pm with all the latest films. Come by and see us.
Open: 10:30-24:00 Price Range: B 100-200/two per.
Capacity: 30 Cocktails: Beer & Wine

Spice Island Thai / BBQ

Located in the Central Samui Resort
Tel: (077) 230-500 EXT. 4950

Located on the Beach, (turn right, past the swimming pool) our Thai restaurant serves you the best of traditional Thai cuisine in a beautiful and relaxed setting near the sea.

For the BBQ-oriented, try our BBQ with a selection of fresh seafood and imported steaks, cooked to your order. Achoice of open-air, terrace dining or air-conditioned pavilions.
Open: 18:00-22.30 daily Price: Bht. 500-800/two per
(Occasional dinner Buffets and Shows)
Capacity: 120 Cocktails: Full Bar

II Mulino Italian

Located Chaweng Next To World Gym
Tel: (077) 230-062
The perfect stop on your tour around the island. Here you can find fresh bread, home made Focaccia, Grissini, Croissant,Pizzas with 18 different flavours and 20 special sandwiches made with cold meats imported from Italy. Expresso and Cappuccino available. Free delivery on big Pizzas square 60x40for your party and dinner.
Open: 08:00am-08:30 pm

Beachcomber Brasserie French / Thai / Seafood

Beachcomber Hotel, Chaweng Beach

Romantic dining while overlooking the Bay of Chaweng.Let our Swiss Chef surprise you with his culinary creations.Specializing in French cuisine.
Open: 07:00-22:30 Price Range: B 500-600/two pers.
Capacity: 50 Cocktails: Full bar

Tote & Peppino Italian

Restaurant & Pizzeria
Located centre of Chaweng

Come on by and enjoy a great pizza. We are one of the busiest pizzerias in Koh Samui, there must be a reason for it? Friendly staff, great food, elevated view of Chaweng beach road makes ToTo a great place to enjoy. Fresh homemade pasta,illy espresso, Italian satellite T.V, sports.

The Crystal Restaurant

Located across from Fair Price Market & Bangkok Metro
Bank Exchange, close to Soi Green Mango

With so many Thai restaurants in Koh Samui to choose from, it's sometimes hard to know which will give the best food for the best value. Thai food at The Crystal restaurant is cooked for your individual taste. If you want to experiment and try food from the many different areas of Thailand, this is the place. The cooks here are also very good with international dishes and good steaks and pasta can also be enjoyed. Soft dining available. For a limited time enjoy a 10% discount off your food bill. No tax and no service charge makes dining here a good value.

Panviman European / Thai

Chaweng Beach
Tel:(077) 230-586
One of the finest restaurants on the island. Its location is away from the noisy street, right on the beach, in the heart of central Chaweng. Open air dining in our delightful restaurant with a fantastic view over the beach. Offering a very complete menu with delicious European and Thai dishes. The kitchen is managed by Khun Roger our Swiss chef He guarantees quality and surprises with his culinary creations. He is complimented by the in-house Thai cook who prepares all the tasty traditional Thai dishes. Both use only fresh natural ingredients for all their recipes. Try one of our specialities, "COQ OU VIN" or BBQ"Marinated Lamb" or the spicy "Thai Tricolore" or just pass by for a "Swiss Mountain Coffee": We are also serving the best breakfast, sandwiches and snacks on the beach. Atmosphere here is pleasant with the friendly and attentive staff, you won't be disappointed.
JUST TRY IT - ENJOY IT :
Lassen Sie Sich in Ihren Ferien von unserem Schweizer Kuchenchef verwohnen. Auch Sie werden nicht entauscht sein.Ganz sicher ein Versuch wert!
Capacity: 30
Price Range: B200-400/2 pers.

Secret Garden's Beach Pub

Ban Bangruk, Big Buddha
Tel: (077) 425-419 Fax: (077) 245-253

WANNA KNOW A SECRET? Every Sunday, you can join most of the local Ex Pat population and well informed travelers(during high season there can be a crowd of up to 200 strong)for some Blues and Rock at the Secret Garden on Bangkrok Beach (between Bophut and Big Buddha) which recently celebrated its 7th anniversary. There's a core group of musician sjamming and 3 every so often a surprise visit - Mathew Kelly of Kingfish and Grateful Dead has played here as well as Hans Vermoulen of Carabao fame. The session usually startsaround4PM and finishes 7:30 PM. You can get a ride from any of the major Beaches at around 3:30 PM every Sunday from these Pubs: Mr.Beanz in Lamai, The Oasis Pub in Chaweng,Samui Magic and Paris London Bar in Bophut and the 1/2 Way Inn at Maenam Pier in Macnam. Also have houses, Bungalows,Restaurant and Bar.

Black Diamond Thai

Moo 3 Lamai main road, Lamai
Tel: (077) 424-392
One of the best kept secrets in Lamai. Black Diamond serves authentic Thai food at very reasonable prices. Before or after dinner relax by having a cocktail or play a game or two of pool, listen to great sounds or watch video. Staff here is attentive and frinendly.
Open: 8:00-21:30 Price Range: B 100-200/two pers
Capacity: 20 Cocktails: Full Bar

Salathai Restaurant Thai / International

Lamai Main Beach Road, across from Full Moon Bar
Tel: (077) 233-180
Authentic Thai Food, Seafood, Steak, Pasta and Pizza served at Salathai Restaurant right in the heart of Lamai. Our Seafood is always fresh. A highly recommended place by the locals, the food here is well worth a try. Atmosphere here is pleasant with the friendly and attentive staff you won't be disappointed.
Open: 16:00-23.30 Price Range. B 200-100 two pers.
Capacity: 100 Cocktails: Full Bar

Talay Tai Restaurant Thai / lnternational

5km South Of Lamai, Samai Maria Resort
Tel: (077) 233-394-6

The elegant Talay Tai beachside restaurant offers anun compromising selection of tantilizing, authentic Thai cuisine, Pacific Rim influenced international fare and some of the best breakfasts and sandwiches on Samui. Relax, kick back and let our friendly staff pamper you while you select from our' New World' wine list or choose from our comprehensive cocktail menu. The atmosphere and decor is totally unique with eclectic, mellow music and a cosy chill out space forstargazing whilst being lulled by a gentle seabreeze. Come in the day time and get massaged swim, work out in the gym or peruse our magazine rack for the latest magazines and newspapers.Drop in for 'Sunday Brunch', with special brunch menu,hangover remedies and loads of other cool stuff Come to Talay Tai and discover the spirit of Sarnui. (Check main Samui map).
Open: 07:00am-tiR late Bar: Full cocktail bar & wine list
Capacity : 60

Papa's Restaurant

Located on Lamai Beach, close to Bauhaus

Every successful enterprise has a unique story. Papa's restaurant owned and operated by Roland Muller known by all his friends as "Papa" started his first successful Papa's in Pattaya in 1982. The idea simple- find the best steaks possible and serve the best dinner at the best possible price in a friendly atmosphere. Steaks are produced by a man papa has known for over 15 years who started on a bicycle and is now the largest producer of steaks in Asia. We make our own pasta. Also open for breakfast everyday at 8:00 AM. French Chef and Patissier.
Come in and try our Fondue or Pasta. We've been told our Thai food is very good as well.

The Spa Restaurant Vegetarian / Thai / Seafood

Main Road next to Weekender Villa
(Between Lamai and Chaweng Beach)
Tel: (077) 230-855
Oh, wow, is this good, I've never tasted anything as delicious, comments on the food from our beach restaurant.Known for their Curries, Soups, Fine Vegetarian and Thai dishes plus brown rice. Dip your toes in the sand while you eat Toi's marvelous cooking. Many healthy activities like "Clean-Me-Out" fasting programs, the "Herbal Steam Center", plus traditional Thai Massage Chiropractic, Healing clay facials and a Aloe Vera body wrap. Bungalows also available at budget prices.
Open: 7:00-21:00 Price Range: B 200 - 300/two pers.
Capacity: 40 Cocktails: Beer/ Wine

Waterfall Restorante Italiano Italian

Lamai Beach, main road
Tel: (077) 424-118
For your wonderful holiday, please come and see us at Waterfall Italian Restaurant. You will find Spaghetti,Penne,Tagliatelle, Cannelloni, Ravioli, Gnocchi and Second Plate. The Plate of the day is offered in according to the last fishing day. Italian coffee, ice-cream and liquor. Pizza made by an Italian chef, Focaccia and Croissant. If you areinterested in renting a motorcycle or jeep come see us.

Per una vostra piacevole e gustosa vacanza da WaterfallRistorante Italiano Troverete,Spaghetti, Penne,Tagliatelle,Lasagne, Cannelloni, Ravioli, Gnocchi E Secondi Piatti.

Piatto Del Giorno, Quello che Offre il Mare. Gelati, Liquori,Pizza E Focacce Al trancio, Croissant (tutto di produzioneItaliana; Per gli Interessati, Moto e Macchine A noleggio.Cuoco Italiano.
Aperto Ore: 10:00am

Jean's Home Restaurant European / Thai

Bang Po Beach, 44M.6 Bang Po
Tel: (077) 236-164
Away from the crowds and the dirt of Chaweng and Lamai,Jean's Home Restaurant is to be found in the traditional Fishing Village of Bang Po. Situated on the north end of the island on the 4169 Main Ring Road only ten minutes from the shopping centre of Nathon. A modest, small, friendly place whichs pecializes in Thai/European food at very reasonable prices. On the beach and looking out at the beautiful island of Koh Phangan, perhaps this is also the place you would like to return on a booked fishing and snorkeling tour. *Good Food - *Great Prices - *Friendly Service - *Private Fishing and Snorkeling Tours. A must on your drive around this island! (See map of North Coast for exact location).
Open: 07:00nm-22:00 pm

Thong Krut Fishing Lodge Thai
Thong Krut Beach

Found on the coconut lined beach in the beautiful,traditional fishing village of Thong Krut this restaurant and bar offers a unique view of the Thai mainland and the picture squeislands of Koh Tan and Koh Matsum. You can sit inside the restaurant, outside in the gardens or the Thai-style that ched sale. We offer a selection of drinks and authentic Thai food using only fresh ingredients. With great local seafood, delicious coconut soups and curries and ice cold beer this is the perfect place to stop on your tour around this magical island. (On the same road and only five minutes from the Samui Snake Farm.See the map on the centre pages for exact location.)

Vastervik Garden
Next to Le Meridien Hotel, Ban Taling Ngam Looking for the unique Beach side dining - Romantic, private dining experience.

Gongo Place and Palace Thai / Vegetarian
Bang Po Beach

"Music and Food for your body, mind and soul" Gongo and his wife Nong invite you to stop by and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of their unique vegetarian restaurant. You can find it 10 minutes north of Nathon on the main 4169 road. A range of healthy vegetarian food is served here in a calm and friendly atmosphere, complimented by the beauty of the natural surroundings. Every Saturday night a special menu is prepared and you can come and listen to live acoustic music good health and happiness are always on the menu here. So for lovers of great healthy food and peaceful surroundings stop at Gongo's Palace! (See map of North Coast for exact location).


Rim Talay

Located in Santiburi Dusit Resort,
12/12 Moo I Tambol Mae Nam
Perfect for a lazy lunch or cocktail on the beach. Savor leisurely lunch or cocktail beside the palm fringed, golden sands of Maenam Bay. Open: 10:00am-19:00 pm

Sala Thai Thai

Located in Santiburi Dusit Resort,
12/12 Moo I Tambol Mae Nam

A traditional Thai restaurant where you can savor the exquisite taste of Royal Thai cuisine in elegant surrounding overlooking our lake sized pool. Open: 7:00 pm-23:00 pm

Taksin Lounge

Located in SantibuA Dusit Resort,
12/12 Moo I Tambol Mae Nam

The perfect venue to relax after dinner drink while enjoying live music from our resident Filipino band six nights a week.
Open 10.00am-Midnight

Captain Choice Restaurant Thai / lnternational

Superblyl ocated on the beach front
The Imperial Boat House Hotel, Choengmon Beach

Lunch- Thai and International cuisine with a full a la carte menu. Dinner full a la carte menu, set menu, sensational seafoods cooked to your liking.
Open: 10.00am-22.00pm

Boat House Restaurant

The Imperial Boat House Hotel, Choengmon Beach

Open from 7.30am to 10.30am for a full American breakfast
served buffet style.
Dinner 18.00hrs to 20.00hrs exotic Thai cuisine.

Lobby Bar

The Imperial Boat House Hotel, Choengmon Beach

Fun pub, with a real pub menu, with live bands to entertain you. Open From 12.00hrs to 24.00hrs seven days a week.

Big John Seafood Thai / European

Tong Yang Beach
Tel:(077) 423-025
Looking for a special place to dine away from the crowd sand dusty streets. Big John Seafood has for many years been known by locals and people who have lived on the island for any length of time as one of the best places to go for fresh seafood and romantic ambience. Located at Tong Yang Beach on the way to Nathon and close to the old car ferry, is reputed as having the islands best sunsets. Big John Seafood has a complete Thai and European menu but its more the way they cook their dishes that makes going here different than anywhere else. The menus are even designed to help you along in making your dining decision easier. Maybe you'd like to try Northern Thai Style, or something totally different than anything else you've tried before. This is the place to do it.Here at Big John Seafood you can dine outside under the stars or inside where our Live Music Bar will soothe you with delicate sounds. We also cater to large groups. If you come once, you'll come back again, guaranteed!! Hope to see you soon.

Baanlamom Restaurant Thai / Seafood

On the corner turningto Samai Butterfly Farm, Samai Orchid Resort and Laem Set Inn
Tel:(077) 233-146 (Large group bookings easily catered for)

"You won't believe your eyes - order food and then watch it being cooked!"
Welcome to Baanlamom, located on the 4170 main road in the south-east of the island. This new and spacious restaurant can sit 60 people comfortably in an open and cooling environment. All the Thai dishes and *Each seafood is cooked in a truly traditional southern style. 'Tom Yam Goong'(prawn), Tom Yam seafood and a selection of coconutsoups are the house specialities. If you wish you can watch your choice of dishes being prepared and cooked in the open plan,refreshingly clean kitchen. Please come and experience southern style food and a Samui style welcome at Baanlamom.
Open: l l am-10:OOpm daily (See map on centre pages for exact location)

One Korean B.B.Q Restaurant

Located close to Chawengon 2ndfloorofBaan Thai Restaurant
Tel: (077) 231-123 Ext. One Restaurant (01) 8262679
Have you ever tried authentic Korean cuisine? Whether you answer yes or no to that question you will definitely want to try this one of a kind restaurant. Mr.Park a friendly and gratious man takes much pride in the dining experience. He offers his customers and explains "every detail of food preparation has been well thought out in order to offer only natural ingredients and authentic Korean cuisine. Our beef is specially ordered from a rancher and distributor in Bangkok to give you the best BBQ dishes you have ever tried. Even our special BBQ pots have been brought in from Korea, our odorless and chemical free charcoal shipped from Chiang Mai Come by and try our Kim-Chi and our grilled beef You'll definitely come back again. Air conditioned party rooma vailable for special anniversaries, birthdays or business meetings. Group tours welcome. A unique experience in dining.

Ristorante La Luna Thai/ltalian

Located inside Axolotl Village
Tel / Fax: (077) 420-017
E-mail: axalotl@loxinfo.co.th

Large and beautiful beachfront restaurants offers Vegetarian, Thai and Italian dishes. Located inside Axolotl Village between Maenam and Nathon is an ideal place for stopover after shopping to Nathon, it is also a good opportunity for snorkeling over the wonderful coral reef. Sunset can be seen.
For more information contact: Axolotl Village Ban Tai Maenam.

Krua Savoley Restaurant

Located in Nathon around the corner from Seaview, before the Fish Market
Tel: (077) 420-380

"NATHON'S BEST ON THE BEACH" One of Nathon's best restaurants and a great place to stop either before you go into the big beach areas of Chaweng or Lamai or a place to break while your shopping. Very complete menu of Thai and European food with great picture menu's of all their dishes. Loft dining available. Come by and enjoy these renity and fun of watching the boats as they come into Nathon Pier. Group Tours welcome. Enjoy your sunset dinner here.