Bophut Restaurants & Dining

Where and What to Eat in Bophut & Fisherman's Village

Step back in time in Bophut's Fisherman's Village and dine in Style as you gaze out on nostalgic wooden houses and quaint local shops reminding one of days gone by in Samui. You'll find Thai, French, Italian, Indian, Mexican and seafood outlets here. There are also several pubs and a couple of bakeries offering standard European-Style snacks and typical British and Australian pub food.

The Beach Road is rich in restaurants, from the most elegant to the most basic. Here, visitors can dine in old Chinese shop-houses now converted to use as restaurants and cafes. Broadly speaking the restaurants on the sea view side of the road can be counted on to be more expensive than the land-facing side.

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All Restaurants in Bophut

2 Fishes Samui

Located in the heart of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, 2 Fishes Samui is an unpretentious yet stylish Italian restaurant. You can sample here the freshest local seafood prepared with love by the talented Chef Leandra Panza. With over 25 years of experience in quoted Italian restaurants in London, Sidney, Melbourne, and Singapore, Leandro Panza offers one of the best gastronomic escapade in Bophut. Serving dishes such as ‘grilled king prawns with hot garlic oil, chili and lemon’ and ‘Steamed Red snapper fillet with sautéed kale and hot garlic dressing, olive oil parsley and aged red wine vinegar’, you’ll retrieve at 2 Fishes Samui all the savours that made Italian cuisine so famous all around the world.

  • Opening Hours: 17:30 - late (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: Bophut's Fisherman's Village
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 901 009
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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
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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


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
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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

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: +66 (0)81 978 1945
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Café De Pier Samui

Associated with the Casa Lapin brand from Bangkok (and also known as Casa Lapin x Samui), Café De Pier brings the style and sophistication of the big city to the quiet little Fisherman’s Village of Samui with a classy beachside venue. Resplendent in dark woods, with an open design intended to take full advantage of the great view out towards Koh Phangan, across the town’s decrepit pier, the restaurant serves a great selection of southern Thai-style seafood dishes, including an extensive platter (950 – 2,200 baht), as well as some unusual fusion dishes like sashimi tacos (320 baht) and excellent signature cocktails (280 baht each).

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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
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Chez François

Rated as one of the best restaurants in Bophut, Chez François is a non-descript building which looks like nothing more than an ordinary house. The front is a solid wooden door, which alludes to the exclusivity within. Being such a small but popular establishment, booking ahead is absolutely essential and walk-in custom won’t be able to Read More...

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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
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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
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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
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Full Moon Restaurant

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 Read More...

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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: +66 (0)82 622 4180, +66 (0)89 872 1493
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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
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H Bistro

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: +66 (0)7 724 5511
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Happy Days Samui

Happy Days Samui is a remarkably faithful recreation of a ‘50s-era milk and burger bar just past the entrance to Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. Something of a saw thumb in a road mostly lined with Thai restaurants and rustic-looking international dining options, the bright, open-sided establishment with classic rock ‘n’ roll tunes playing from within serves


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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
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Il Salotto

An Italian bistro and beach bar, Il Salotto offers a great range of affordable Italian dishes prepared by Chef Luigi Fadda, including homemade lasagne, pasta and pizzas. They are served with an impressive range of new- and old-world wines and with a great view across the sea towards Koh Phangan in an airy, open piazza-like deck at the back of the restaurant. Notable dishes include the Spinach with bacon and a signature cream cheese sauce (180 baht) for starter the signature Fusilli del Salotto with capers, black olives, garlic, chilli, anchovies and bread crumbs (210 baht). A small selection of Thai dishes are also available.

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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: +66 (0)7 724 5662
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Karma Sutra

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: +66 (0)7 742 5198
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Kohinoor Indian Restaurant

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
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Krua Bophut Thai Restaurant

Krua Bophut Thai Restaurant is among the most popular of the many excellent restaurants lining the seafront in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. It is one of surprisingly few places which specialises in traditional local cuisine, served in a lovely traditional Thai-style setting.

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  • Opening Hours: 13:00 – 24:00
  • Location: 16/16 Moo 1, Bophut Beach Road, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 743 0030, +66 (0)7 724 5035
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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
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Le Cabanon

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 Read More...

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

Located on Samui Ring Road, just before the intersection leading to Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village when heading north, Le Cochon Qui Fume ("the smoking pork") is a French restaurant serving homemade delicatessen such as pâté and ham, as well as a good choice of other traditional French specialities like roasted meats and yummy desserts. The atmosphere and décor of the venue are those of a typical French bistro.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 00:30
  • Location: on Samui Ring Road, 80m before the junction to Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 332 414
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Link Cuisine

Taking over from the well-established and popular Classico Restaurant, Link Cuisine is sophisticated Italian and Asian fusion restaurant with a chic yet laid-back atmosphere. Their use of fresh high-quality ingredients and excellent service staff has made the place a fast favourite. Popular choices from the menu include the Fisherman lobster & tiger prawns with homemade egg noodles in a brandy and prawn bisque sauce (795 baht) while cheaper options include a range of 16 pizzas starting at 295 baht. The rooftop Link Lounge, overlooking the sea, is also a popular night spot with special live DJ parties.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30
  • Location: 79/3 Moo 1, Bophut Beach Road, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
  • Tel: +66 (0)84 748 1507
  • Cuisine: Italian, Asian
  • Website:
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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
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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
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Ocean 11 Restaurant & Lounge

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

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

Despite its rather remarkable name, Orgasmic Restaurant actually quite a peaceful, family-friendly beach restaurant roughly halfway between Fisherman’s Village and Bangrak. It is the food – a fascinating fusion of western and eastern styles – which is said to bring about the titular extreme joy. The signature Orgasmic Salmon (oven-baked in macadamia herb crust with goat’s cheese, dill, quinoa, spring vegetables and Vera Cruz sauce) is particularly exciting. The restaurant itself is also a bit of a fusion, combining the easy-going beach location and bamboo furnishings with a certain degree of elegance and style, with a traditional Thai feel to it. Prices are in the region of 250 baht per dish, with the really high-end ones at around 1,000 baht each.

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Red Moon Restaurant

The French owner of Red Moon Restaurant is understandably confident in the quality of his cuisine, particularly given his extensive background in fine dining kitchens. The restaurant itself mirrors the fusion between European and Thai which the menu boasts, with a look which combines rustic with classy. The popular choices of food include beef fillets with mashed potato and truffle oil, red tuna tartar and fried ice cream. Prices are reasonable, with simple Thai dishes starting at 180 baht each, and the cocktails are excellent.

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 01:00
  • Location: 5 Moo 1, near Blue Glue, Bophut Beach Road, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
  • Tel: +66 (0)82 808 1680
  • Cuisine: French, Thai
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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
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Samui Pier Restaurant

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 Read More...

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

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 main street
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 742 7201
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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
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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
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The Emerald Irish Bar

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 Read More...

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

Located toward the eastern end of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, directly opposite The Waterfront Hotel, The Hut Café is a simple and unflashy family business serving delicious home-made Thai specialities at affordable prices. From massaman and other curries to fresh seafood to classic Thai dishes, The Hut Café serves hearty, well-prepared food in a very Thai – in the sense of being laid-back – atmosphere. The restaurant is, in fact, the owners’ family house, to which a dozen tables have been added to seat customers inside or in front, for the al fresco experience.

  • Location: Eastern end of Bophut Road, across from Waterfront Hotel
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 278 1536
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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
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The Shack Bar & Grill

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 Read More...

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

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 Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 742 5085
  • Cuisine: Fine dining
  • Price Range: Luxurious
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