Koh Samui Restaurants

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Alla Baia Restaurant

Alla Baia offers typical Italian dishes including pizza and has a terrace offering some pleasant sea views. The distinctive exterior design makes this place hard to miss.

  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village)
  • Tel: 077 245 566
  • Cuisine: Italian/Thai
  • Price Range: Affordable

Café 69

Café 69 is a trendy venue located diagonally opposite Samui Go-Kart on Samui Ring Road. The colourful and modern décor is emphasised by clever lighting effects to create a welcoming vibe. Café 69 is a cosy venue run by an extremely pleasant host (and talented Chef!) – Vivien Bella – who despite the constant hustle & bustle in his establishment always find some time to have a word with his guests.

The food served at Café 69 is “a new twist of Southern Thai Indigenous Cuisine” as they call it themselves. In here you can sample standard Thai and Asian dishes – duck dumpling, deep-fried betel leaves with prawn, or white snapper with mango – enhanced by Vivien’s special touch. Try out the smoked duck curry with lychee and grape, it is simply outstanding. With reasonable prices, Zen atmosphere, comfortable seating and excellent food, Café 69 is definitely worthy of its ever-growing success.

  • Opening Hours: 13:00 - 23:00, Fri: 16:00 - 23:00, and Sat: 13:00 - 23:00
  • Location: diagonally opposite Samui Go-Kart on Samui Ring Road
  • Remarks: reservation recommended for dinner
  • Tel: 081-9781945

Carpe Diem

A white-themed restaurant part of an elegant boutique hotel of the same name, Carpe Diem regularly makes it into the better guide books as a fine-dining venue. Thai dishes served in novel ways with European influence would be the best way to describe the fare here. With a walk-in wine cellar, Carpe Diem takes its tippling a tad more seriously than its neighbours.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village), turn right at the pier
  • Tel: 077 427 195
  • Cuisine: Fusion Thai
  • Price Range: Pricey

Classico

Located right in the heart of Fisherman's village “Classico” restaurant and wine bar combines fine dining with a laid back atmosphere. Soak up the vibrant life of the village in the front bar area, or move on to the ocean view terrace for romantic ambience. With an emphasis on fresh seafood, “Classico” offers different special menus throughout the week (such as Lobster Wednesdays or Oyster Fridays). Mediterranean inspired menu and extensive wine list are very tempting too.

  • Opening Hours: 11.30 - 23.00 (11.30 - 22.30 on a low season)
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman’s Village)
  • Tel: 090 698 4546
  • Cuisine: Italian/Mediterranean/Tapas bar/Fine dining
  • Price Range: Pricey

Copacabana @Fisherman Village

Opened in 2013, Copacabana @Fisherman Village is a recent addition to the Bophut Fisherman’s Village dining scene. Set in one of the famous traditional two-storey fisherman’s houses that make this village so popular, the restaurant is designed in a modern and colourful style, and features two large terraces overlooking Bophut Bay and Koh Phangan in the background. Copacabana is a restaurant serving dishes from all around the world from Turkish kebab (380 baht) to Thai crocodile steak (420 baht), as well as American burgers and a great selection of traditional Thai and fresh seafood favourites. All in all, a great place to lunch or dine in cool settings with a splendid view.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – midnight
  • Location: in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village
  • Remarks: All prices mentioned are of August 2014

Full Moon is Anantara Bophut Resort’s signature restaurant. Set in the central area of the resort on an al fresco deck overlooking the swimming pool and Bophut Beach, this classy, contemporary styled restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic dinner in Koh Samui. Full Moon’s speciality is char grill fusion cuisine, but its à la carte international menu harbours a great choice of local flavours, including delectable seafood dishes.

The restaurant’s highlights are seared Ahi tuna loin with crushed black pepper, sundried tomatoes and wild rocket leaves; pan-fried barramundi steak on butter sautéed baby leek, fine spring onion and sugar peas; and Tajima Wagyu tenderloin char-grilled with sautéed vegetables and tender greens. Blending European, Thai and Japanese influences, Full Moon’s cuisine is indeed original. Read More...

Gourmand Samui

Gourmand Samui is a French restaurant and wine bar opened in 2013 located some 300m after Samui Go-Kart on the right-hand side of Samui Ring Road when heading towards Maenam. Gourmand has all the assets of a Parisian bistro: unpretentious warm coloured décor (with a certain Asian touch in its rattan and wicker furnishing), relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and top-notch French homemade cuisine.

Run by a young French couple, the restaurant serves a good choice of French specialities using imported and local ingredients: the homemade foie gras prepared with Koh Samui local rum and vanilla from Madagascar is a perfect and delectable example of what you could sample here. The menu is pretty short but contains enough succulent delicacies for those looking for a French-treat in Koh Samui. Prices are fair (count 500/700 baht per person) according to the originality and quality of the food.

  • Opening Hours: from 11:00 – 14:00 and from 16:00 – 22:00. Closed on Sundays
  • Location: 300m on the right after Samui Go-Kart on Samui Ring Road
  • Tel: 082-6224180 or 089-8721493

Gusto

Gusto Italian Restaurant is a great addition to Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village’s tremendous dining, opening in mid-2013. Run by a friendly Italian couple - Marco and Roberta – the restaurant serves quality genuine Italian fare in a nicely decorated renovated shop-house overlooking the sea with romantic dining right on the beach also available. Regarding food, simply expect the best: crispy wood fired pizzas and homemade al dente pasta prepared using many imported ingredients, if you fancy Italian food or just want to escape Thai food for a meal, Gusto is the place to go. They also serve an excellent and reasonably priced house wine.

  • Opening Hours: from 15:00 – 22:00 closed on Mondays
  • Location: in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, between Samui Boat Charter and Nirvana Restaurant
  • Tel: 087 265 6881

Classy, trendy, and much sought after, the much-awarded H Bistro is one of the best restaurants in Bophut. Situated facing the seafront, H Bistro is the flagship restaurant of Hansar Samui Resort and seats 46 diners inside and 28 on its terrace. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast 06:30 – 10:30, lunch 11:30 – 15:00, dinner 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: on the beach front at Hansar Samui Resort
  • Tel: 077 245-511

Happy Elephant

Located about halfway down the main drag, encompassing two adjacent properties, the Happy Elephant is an atmospheric, semi al fresco eatery specialising in seafood. There's a buzz in the air as the place gets busy (it can deal with 150 covers) and a jazz band livens things up even more. Owned and managed by Thais, the restaurant also offers a large choice of international dishes as well as Thai food. The service is friendly, with English-speaking staff.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village)
  • Tel: 077 245 347 or 081 891 5193
  • Cuisine: Thai seafood
  • Price Range: Slightly pricey

Juzza Pizza

Juzza Pizza is clearly doing something right to have remained so successful for so long. In an apt reflection of its advancing years, the restaurant has left its long-term home in Chaweng and moved to the more sedate surroundings of Bophut's Fisherman's Village. The setting may have changed but the food remains as fine as ever – great Italian dining. The menu is worth reading for the entertainment value alone. Lovely wooden terrace with sea views.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village), turn right at the pier
  • Tel: 077 245 662
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: Pricey

Karma Sutra in Bophut is unreservedly all-out retro hippy chic. Flanking both sides of the entrance to Fisherman’s Village by the pier, Karma Sutra has chunky Indonesian wooden furniture (thankfully with soft cushions to make things a little more comfortable), cool sounds, Buddha images and muted lights. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Opposite the pier at the entrance to Fisherman’s Village
  • Tel: 077 425 198

With a mixture of décor that can seem confusing, Kohinoor in Bophut can be overstated to some and understated to others. Its saffron-coloured walls are adorned with abstract paintings which in turn are counterpointed by more traditional Indian décor. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Fisherman's Village's main street

La Crêperie de Samui

La Crêperie de Samui offers visitors to Bophut Fishermen’s Village two traditional dishes from French Brittany: crêpe (sweet thin pancake) and galette (salted buckwheat flour thin pancake). This neat and clean modern restaurant located near the entrance of the Fisherman’s Village is a great place to taste something different if you are bored with Thai and other classic western dishes available in most restaurants of Samui. The best drink to accompany a crêpe or a galette is a bowl of cider, which is also available at this cool yet stylish venue.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 22:30
  • Location: near the entrance of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, 50m before Karma Sutra
  • Tel: 080 984 7143

One of Bophut’s culinary success stories, Le Cabanon will have you smiling from ear to ear as soon as you pick up the clever English and French menu – made from an old LP cover! The drinks list is glued to the actual record itself - another touch that indicates the fact that to say the least you’re in for an unusual meal here. Le Cabanon serves mostly French food but does have a Thai chef which bodes well for Thai food lovers. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – late
  • Location: Halfway down Fisherman's Village's main street

Nirvana Restaurant & Bar

Opened in 2012, Nirvana Restaurant & Bar is a little gem of a restaurant in Bophut Fisherman’s Village. Staying in line with the original atmosphere of the village, this small and unpretentious venue has a charming vintage look and offers three dining sections: its front side is a great people-watching spot on the constant hustle & bustle of the street after 18:00; its terrace overlooks the sea with great views to Koh Phangan; and its beach dining area is a top-notch place for a romantic dinner with feet in the sand (or in the water, according to the tide). Serving Thai and international fusion food, this affordable restaurant is a great venue to dine or to take a nightcap.

  • Opening Hours: from 16:00 – 22:00
  • Location: in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, between Gusto and The Navigator
  • Tel: 087 515 2153

Samui Spice

A trendy, brightly coloured restaurant, Samui Spice has those magical sea views to complement its menu of Asian and Thai dishes. There's a fair wine selection and the place is wheelchair friendly. Atmospheric and attractive.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village)
  • Tel: 077 246 008-9
  • Cuisine: Thai & international
  • Price Range: Affordable

Smile House Restaurant and Bravo Pizza

The association of Smile House Restaurant and Bravo Pizza may seem curious at first sight – Smile House is a rather large establishment occupying a beachfront location at the western end of the Fisherman’s Village while Bravo Pizza is just a small block of concrete featuring only a counter (for take-away) and a wood fire pizza oven set directly opposite Smile House – yet both venues see only benefits in working together.

Smile House Restaurant which serves classic Thai and western favourites in agreeable settings with great views to Koh Phangan appreciates the addition of excellent pizzas to its menu; and Bravo Pizza on its side, appreciates that its customers could use the restaurant’s dining room and terrace to enjoy its pizzas; Smile House and Bravo are an excellent demonstration of a ‘win-win’ situation for both businesses.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: on the main street of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, right before Coco Tam’s when heading west
  • Tel: 087 893 9161

One of longest-established restaurants in Fisherman's Village, Starfish and Coffee (named after a Prince song, in case you were wondering) is also one of its most atmospheric. Split into separate dining and bar areas, the décor – with heavy, opulent deep red Arabian-Indian hues – combines with ambient chill music to create a Buddha-Bar-On-Sea vibe. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 13:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Fisherman's Village's main street
  • Tel: 77 427 201

Tapas Barcelona

Tapas Barcelona brings the famous late-dining Spanish concept to Bophut Fisherman’s Village in style. Run by Barcelona-born (in Sabadell) Chef Òscar Torra Llonch, this unique Iberian restaurant in Samui offers an excellent alternative and an opportunity to sample and discover other savours than those of the classic Thai tamarind sauce and other usual international favourites. Set in a bright orange two-storey building located right before Karma Sutra, Tapas Barcelona is a cosy venue, perfect place to spend a lively evening with friends while drinking cocktails or wine, and enjoying fresh tapas (40 types available) prepared by the chef. The restaurant’s menu also features varied Spanish, Catalan, and Mediterranean dishes such as paella de marisco (seafood paella), tortilla de patato (Spanish omelet), and arroz a la Cubana (Cuban style rice).

  • Opening Hours: 14:00 – 23:00
  • Location: in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, before to reach the sea
  • Tel: 080 078 7166

The Address

The Address is a newcomer on the Bophut Fisherman’s Village dining scene; opened in 2013 and under French management this stylish venue set in one of the traditional shop-houses overlooking the sea, The Address features three dining sections: downstairs, right on the beach; at street level indoor and outdoor dining on a terrace; and upstairs on a balcony. Dressed in white and contemporarily designed, The Address has a certain class, yet its pricing remains reasonable. As with the menu, the venue specialises in fresh seafood; a seafood set for two (two lobsters, one whole fish, six tiger prawns, one squid, and two crabs with side-dish) is charged just over 1,500 baht.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, between Copacabana and The Emerald Pub

Irish-owned The Emerald offers draft Guinness and Kilkenny as well as local beers. Fan cooled, the pub has live sports on three screens and occasional live music. Décor wise, The Emerald has genuine Irish pub fittings and on the walls hang historic photos of old Dublin Guinness barges and whiskey ads while some of the bricks are stripped, lending the place a suitable rough-and-ready feel. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Fisherman's Village's main street

The Mexican

Here's where to score your fajitas, burritos, jumbo Mexican hamburgers and the likes. Complete with bar, tiled floors and a corner oven, The Mexican is nothing too fancy with food to match. Still, it offers a nice break from all that rice and French fries.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village)
  • Tel: 077 245 067
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: Affordable

The Seaside Steak House

The Seaside Steak House is a trendy meat-lovers restaurant set in a beautifully renovated shop-house on the beachside of the popular Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. Blending American Indians and Thai styles in a two-storey wooden building, The Seaside Steak House certainly has some character. As with most restaurants located in this street, The Seaside has three dining sections – on the beach, at street level, and upstairs – and offers stunning view to the sea and to the island of Phangan seven kilometres away. The restaurant’s menu is definitely Tex-Mex (quesadilla, fajita, burgers, and meat barbecued) although it also includes a few Thai dishes and fresh seafood. Set menus for two are also available; for instance the Menu Tex BBQ (tenderloin, spare ribs, and lanyard chicken) just over 1,000 baht.  

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
  • Location: in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, diagonally opposite Kohinoor Indian Restaurant
  • Tel: 077 310 742

Take a simple idea: fresh from the barbeque steaks, ribs and burgers. Use only the highest quality meats and fish and serve it all up in large portions with lots of different salads, marinades, dips and dressings and the result, despite the inauspicious, roadside location: a packed restaurant every night. The best way to describe the atmosphere in this self confessed simple Californian burger bar, is just to imagine a summer barbeque with family and friends on a hot Sunday afternoon. Add lots of beer and a healthy dose of American hospitality and you're pretty much there. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 15:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village)
  • Cuisine: Fusion Thai
  • Price Range: Affordable

Villa Bianca

Fisherman's Village's chicest Italian restaurant, Villa Bianca enjoys a solid reputation as a dependable Italian eatery. The bar area is a perfect place to chat with the affable owners Guido and Malcolm. The restaurant has one of the best selections of champagnes and sparkling wines on offer anywhere on Samui and is also one of the few places on the island to serve tank-fresh lobsters, which find their way into a variety of dishes. The lobster tagliatelle is especially highly recommended.

  • Opening Hours: 13:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village)
  • Tel: 077 245 041
  • Cuisine: Classic Italian
  • Price Range: Pricey

Yin Yang

Yin Yang is another newcomer on the bustling Bophut’s seafront dining scene. Run by French entrepreneurs, this large stylish venue is set in an old shop-house overlooking Bophut Bay in the Fisherman’s Village. Featuring a classy yet unpretentious contemporary styled décor, Yin Yang is in line with its closest competitors with which it shares the sea view to the north, and the ‘dining with toes in the sand’ option (the staircase to the beach is at the backside of the terrace). Regarding food, Yin Yang serves an excellent choice of Thai favourites such as shrimps with basil leaves, fried squid with garlic and pepper, or chicken with cashew nuts, all around the 300 baht mark. Set menus for two are also available: Menu Sawadee (spring rolls, chicken satay, fried red snapper with garlic & pepper served with rice) and Menu Fisherman (tempura shrimps, tiger prawns satay, crab red curry, lobster with garlic & pepper served with rice).

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
  • Location: in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, between Spa Sakura and The Emerald Pub
  • Tel: 077 430 259

Nearby Bophut & Fisherman's Village

Ad Hoc

Next door to Bakubung, Ad Hoc sports a wooden-floor terrace, intimate surroundings and classy dining right by the sand. Another great sunset-viewing eatery, Ad Hoc appeals to diners who like to get away from the crowds. Japanese, Thai and international fare with some fusion thrown in for good measure.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 22:30
  • Location: On the Bophut-Bang Rak Road
  • Tel: 077 425 380
  • Cuisine: International fine dining
  • Price Range: Pricey

Bakubung

One of the best sunset-watching venues around Bophut, Bakubung is a café/restaurant/bar in a garden, seaside setting. The absolutely perfect chill-out spot, Bakubung is certainly a place to appreciate the evening breezes in stylish comfort.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
  • Location: On the Bophut-Bang Rak Road
  • Tel: 084 636 9090
  • Cuisine: Beachside café/dining
  • Price Range: Pricey

Brio

Set back from the Bophut-Chaweng main road and surrounded by offices, Brio is a little difficult to find but worth looking for if you're hungry for quality Italian-style food, steaks and soups. Air conditioned, with a good wine list and run by two gorgeous Thai girls who speak fluent German (it's true) the atmosphere is pleasantly quiet and relaxed.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: About 800 metres from the Bophut traffic lights on the left, heading to Chaweng
  • Tel: 077 427 591, 081 062 6668
  • Cuisine: Wine bar and restaurant
  • Price Range: Pricey

Dining On the Rocks

For some, this is the last word in fine dining on Samui and for others the restaurant is merely overpriced and pretentious. Either way you look at it, Dining On the Rocks is impressive and a pretty unforgettable sensual experience. Low lights, sea breezes, gourmet food, an excellent wine list (over 1,000 labels) and probably the best guitarist on the island along with tip-top service all add up to an impressive evening out. Take a credit card along.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – when the last guest leaves
  • Location: In Six Senses Hideaway, Samrong Bay Style: 'Modern interpretive cuisine' (in other words, fusion)
  • Tel: 077 245 678
  • Price Range: Luxurious

My Friend Restaurant

Located between Bophut and Big Buddah Beach, My Friend is a popular spot and very different to most of the more up-market dining options in the area. Although the place lacks 'tourist pull' it does however serve the most amazing Thai seafood at incredibly low prices. If you are looking for a bargain meal without too much Style, it's not to be missed.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Between Bophut and Big Buddha
  • Tel: 077 425 187
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: Budget

Ocean 11

Ocean 11 is the culinary baby of Bernd Schilling, an experienced German Chef who worked all around the world in various 5-star hotels and cooked for celebrities and royalties including the late Princess Diana before to settle at Bangrak, in the northern area of Koh Samui in 2008.

Ocean 11 is set in very well maintained 60 year-old-old beachfront villa that can hosts up to 25 dinners in both its indoor and outdoor dining areas. Featuring a contemporary design, the restaurant is stylish yet unpretentious, and offers great views to Bophut and Maenam Bay as well as Koh Phangan; facing west, it is also a superb sundowner spot. The type of cuisine served at Ocean 11 comes from the long-experience of the Chef who blends savours and influences from Europe and Asia in a unique style; dishes such as pan-roasted sea bass (with red pesto, creamed bacon sauce, potato tart and parmesan at 600 baht) or asparagus tagliatelle (egg pasta ribbons, green asparagus and spiced tomato sauce at 450 baht) shows the talents of the Chef in mastering cooking techniques.

  • Opening Hours: 14:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Bangrak Beach
  • Remarks: Reservation recommended
  • Tel: 077 245 134

Restaurant 56 (formerly Fifty-Six Fusion Cuisine)

Fifty-Six Fusion Cuisine originally located in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village has moved to bigger premises on Samui Ring Road, 100m from the intersection leading the Fisherman’s Village and Samui Big Buddha when heading towards Maenam. The new ‘56 Restaurant’ is a buzzing place; besides its excellent fusion food, the restaurant features live music on Mondays (from 21:00 onwards), traditional Thai dancing on Tuesdays, ‘all you can eat’ buffet on Saturdays (199 baht, from 19:00 onwards), and Thai cooking classes every day from 11:00 – 13:30.

56 Restaurant has a cosy modern design featuring well-thought out lighting, comfortable sofas, cushions, booths separated with red curtains, to make it short, it is definitely a trendy place. The restaurant’s menu is available English, Russian, French, German, and of course Thai; it presents reasonably priced fusion cuisine dishes blending Asian and western influences such as pan-fried white snapper with Israel homemade hummu, avocado, green apple, and rocket salad or spicy Cajun chicken with roasted bell peppers, cashew nuts, and potatoes with sour cream.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Samui Ring Road, on the right after Fisherman’s Village intersection when heading towards Maenam
  • Tel: 087 893 9161

Samui Pier Restaurant belongs to Samui Pier Beach Front Resort, a charming compact boutique resort located in Bangrak (between Bophut and Big Buddha) in the northern area of Samui Island. Built in a contemporary style with a Mediterranean twist, the resort and restaurant features large open-air spaces with a manicured lawn, coconut trees and great views to Koh Phangan; facing west, it is also a great place to enjoy the sunset while having a drink with friends. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:30 – 23:00
  • Location: at Samui Pier Beach Front Resort in Bangrak
  • Tel: 077 417 337

This award-winning restaurant presents traditional Thai regional dishes with fine-dining touches, sprinkled throughout with culinary flair and brio. The extent of the care put into each dish may be reflected in the high cost of dining here but the chef spares no effort in his quest for perfection, even growing his own herbs. Part of the Zazen Resort, it's a beachside stroll away from Bophut Centre. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa
  • Tel: 077 425 085
  • Cuisine: Fine dining
  • Price Range: Luxurious
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