Top 15 Koh Samui Restaurants Serving the Most Delicious Food on the Island!
Koh Samui’s vast food variety can satisfy the taste buds of a range of different people-vegans, fussy children, and of course, foodies! There are enough restaurants on the island to ensure that you don’t starve on your holiday. On the contrary, you’ll probably gain some weight trying out all the yummy food at these eateries!
This beautiful island gives you the opportunity to relish both local food and five-star cuisine. And you’re guaranteed at least a couple of sensory experiences regardless of your country of origin or food habits. The plethora of restaurants, cafés, street food vendors, beach stalls and bakeries in Samui will take you by surprise. Visit Chaweng beach, if you want premium quality food - this locality is well known for its high concentration of reputed international restaurants. If you are budget conscious, try Lamai for some affordable and quality Thai cuisine. Rest assured, you will easily find cuisines from all parts of the world on this wonderful island.
Here is a list of the top 15 restaurants delivering delicious food in Koh Samui!
1. Noori India
Noori India, as the name suggests, is an Indian restaurant located in Chaweng South. Its menu features traditional Indian dishes, seafood and some brilliant Thai-Indian fusion cuisines. This is a top notch restaurant with red carpeted dining and the walls are decorated with beautiful paintings of Rajasthan. Pocket-friendly prices, warm ambience, traditional classical music and personal attention from the proprietor and his team will provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.
The popular food items at the restaurant include Vegetable Samosas, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shami Kebab, Dal Makhani, Chicken Tawa and Lamb Rogan Josh. Average cost per person is around 230-550 Bt.
Prego is a stylish, modern restaurant located on Chaweng Beach Road. Owned by Chef Marco Boscaini, this restaurant prides itself on its original Italian cuisine- wood-fire pizzas, a wide range of homemade pastas, freshly prepared seafood delicacies and an awesome range of wines. The most popular dishes include the burrata cheese on marinated tomatoes, Australian Angus beef, wood-fire pizzas as well tasty desserts such as Tiramisu. The nicest thing about this restaurant is that you can experience the original taste of Italian cuisine at an affordable price. The restaurant has an open-air pizza oven and features a fresco-style sitting area, spacious layout with decorative lighting.
Stacked is a modern dining place located on Chaweng Beach. Upon entering the restaurant, you will instantly notice its trendy décor and interiors. Stacked is known for creating the best burgers in town and also offers its customers a wide range of gourmet seafood, fish, chops and steaks. You can combine this delicious food with any wine or cocktail from their extensive drinks menu. Also, there is some soothing live music that will make your evening even more enjoyable at the restaurant. You can avail of the special lunch discounts and also make use of the happy hours at Stacked!
4. Joe’s Tacos
Located next to the Beach Republic Hotel, Joe’s Tacos is a restaurant offering authentic Mexican food to its customers. At Joe’s, don’t expect to get a highly sophisticated ambience because the focus is on quality service and entertainment. They offer fresh seafood, delicious snacks and lip-smacking sauces. The pork toast and banana fritters are simply awesome. ‘Authentic Mexican tacos’ is the specialization of this restaurant. Their tacos can easily match Californian quality and their margaritas are amazing. The hotel owner is very friendly and this restaurant is definitely worth checking out!
5. Sala Thai
Located on Maret, this restaurant serves an exciting range of mouth-watering traditional Thai dishes at reasonable prices. It also has a limited selection of international dishes. The restaurant is housed in a beautiful, traditional Thai-style structure. There are no walls; so guests can enjoy the soft evening breeze while eating dinner. Although the seating arrangement and surroundings create the ambience of a high-class restaurant, the prices at the restaurant are extremely affordable. The popular dishes served at Sala Thai include fried rice, som tam, tom yam soup and green curry.
6. Antica Locanda
This Italian eatery is located in Bang Rak and offers pizzas and pastas crafted with genuine Italian ingredients. The popular dishes on their menu include the Quattro Staggioni Pizza and the Caprese Salad. The restaurant also serves a wide range of appetizers like Bruschetta ,Vitello Tonnato and Carpaccio. The best thing about this restaurant is that they offer huge portions, genuine service and have a very friendly staff.
7. Casa Italia
Casa Italia, located on the ring road, is a modern version of an old-fashioned Italian bar. Guests can relax and relish their coffee, food, wine and gelato in complete peace. The restaurant's interior design has been delicately crafted from a wide range of eco-friendly materials. The menu boasts of a fine range of imported cold cuts and delicious cheese platters. You can also indulge in some of their amazing salads, pasta and a fantastic breakfast menu.
Bootlegger can best be described as a gourmet burger restaurant located in Ban Rak. This place is far from a regular fast-food eatery. Bootlegger offers mouth-watering burgers made with high-quality Australian beef. These are accompanied with a wide range of awesome side dishes and sauces. This is the ultimate place for burger lovers in Samui. The casual ambience and great music at Bootlegger will keep you entertained while you enjoy your burger!
9. Babu`s Indian Hot
Located near Mae Nam Beach, this restaurant offers authentic Indian food including the delicious traditional thali. Their popular dishes include Yellow Rice, Paneer Naan and Chicken Tikka Masala. The portions may seem small, but you will find that the quality of food is excellent and worth the money spent. The restaurant follows a unique practice – customers have the liberty to select the amount of spice they want in the food ordered.
10. Aroma Boutique
Aroma Boutique is known for its unique range of coffee specialties, delicious healthy salads, grilled Paninis, original Thai Cuisine and mouth-watering cakes. In addition to this, it also offers a wine selection boasting more than 35 different varieties! Their menu may be limited but it offers fresh, high-quality dishes. This is a posh café with interiors that blend elements of home décor with elegant furnishing. Their popular dishes include coffee, eggs benedict ham, ciabatta di parma, salads, sandwiches and wine.
11. The Olive Tree
Apostolos Gavros is the owner of the most famous Greek restaurant on the island “The Olive Tree”. This young chef is only 28 years old and has already experienced working in several five star hotels in Greece and all over the world. He decided to settle down in Koh Samui in the year 2013 and found that there wasn’t any restaurant offering authentic Greek cuisine to the locals and tourists.
If you look through the menu of Olive Tree, you’ll find plenty of lip-smacking Greek dishes including the traditional Greek salad, smoked mackerel salad, Soutzoukakia, giouvetsi, mousakas, stuffed peppers and several others. The surprising thing is that these beautiful dishes are priced at very nominal prices and will leave you and your wallet extremely happy!
The restaurant is located in South Chaweng and opens its doors at 9am every day.
12. The Mexican & Burger Guy
If you’re craving a delicious chicken burrito and some crisp fries in Koh Samui, head to the Mexican & Burger Guy. Located on the popular Chaweng Beach, this restaurant is owned by American natives who fell in love with burritos while living in San Francisco. And it is this love for freshly prepared burritos that inspired them to open their own restaurant in Koh Samui. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu of The Mexican & Burger Guy include the California BIG Chicken Burrito, Hawaian Burritos, Cheese Burger Wagyu , Taquitos De Beef and Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas. Every dish is made with fresh ingredients and prepared from scratch daily.
So if you’re craving some yummy American and Mexican food, you can please your taste buds by ordering the brilliant dishes from The Mexican & Burger Guy!
For an amazing experience of European, Russian and Thai cuisine in Koh Samui, place your order at Aroy-Aroy, a lovely restaurant located in Maenam. This place serves every possible meal under the sun-breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner! Plus, you can order yourself a bunch of drinks while enjoying your meal. Some of the popular salads at Aroy-Aroy include the Chicken Salad, Glassnoodle Salad and Greek Salad. For the main dishes, try Crocodile in Coconut Milk, Fried Salmon Fish, Kao Pad, Pelmeni and Pasta with Shrimps.
14. Billabong Surf Club
A cheerful and welcoming bar, Billabong Surf Club, was opened in downtown Bophut in 2002. This place is very close to the main shopping street in Bophut. The Billabong Surf Club is a favorite among locals and tourists looking to get few drinks while enjoying an outstanding view of Koh Phangon. The club is also quite popular for its English Breakfast. The Aussie & International Pub Menu at Billabong Surf Club has variety of different beers, cocktails, wine, cider and premium spirits. Here, you can watch live sport events and listen to some of the best international music on the island. Popular dishes on the delivery menu include Aussie Breakfast, Baked Beans on Toast, Bacon Sandwich, Eggs on Toast, Cheese on Toast, Billabong Special Breakfast, Chicken Strips and Cheesy Chips.
15. Opa Restaurant
The Opa Restaurant is located in a peaceful area of the beautiful Lamai Beach in Koh Samui. Surrounded by a lovely tropical garden, this restaurant is the ideal place to visit on a romantic date with your partner. The Opa Restaurant serves a range of delicious Thai, Burmese and Seafood dishes. It also has some signature Western dishes on its menu. All dishes are quite reasonably priced and made with a lot love and care. In fact, the restaurant is a family-run business and popular for its warm and friendly vibe.
Some of the most popular dishes on the restaurant’s menu include Deep Fried Crispy Prawns, King Prawns in Tamarind Sauce, Stir Fried Crab Thai Style and Mussels Italian Style (Pad Cha). So if you’re looking to get a break from the chaos and noise on the island and enjoy a hearty meal in a wonderful setting, the Opa Resturant is the ideal place to visit. You can also order some of their amazing dishes and enjoy them in the comfort of your home/hotel.
The restaurant is open from 8am to 10pm (Tuesday to Friday).