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.

Featured Restaurants
Top 10 Bophut Restaurants Top 10 Bophut Restaurants

Our Top 10 Restaurants in Bophut’s list presents the best and most original eating houses available in and around Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village; places at which punters could enjoy great food, good service, beautiful settings, and a leisurely atmosphere. Read More...

Karma Sutra 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, cool sounds, and muted lights. Read More...

Kohinoor Indian Restaurant 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...

The Emerald Irish Pub The Emerald Irish 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. Read More...


Other Restaurants in Bophut

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

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


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

Fifty-Six Fusion Cuisine

This is a classy place with ultra-friendly and polite management. Serving Fusion cuisine (fancy a 'mango burger'?) and innovative culinary creations, the 24-seater restaurant also hosts modern Thai dancing on Wednesdays and candlelit dinners on Saturdays.

Opening Hours: 15:00 – 23:00
Location: Central Bophut (Fisherman's Village)
Tel: 077 425 277
Cuisine: Asian and European Fusion cuisine
Price Range: Affordable

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 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.

Opening Hours: from 12:00 – 22:30
Location: Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa
Tel: 077-428300

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

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: 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

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

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

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 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

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

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's main street
Tel: 77 427 201

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 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 Pier Restaurant

The Pier is a classy-looking, black-themed restaurant with views out over the Gulf of Thailand. As it was opened in 2006 it looks a little beaten up, but maybe that’s due to its popularity and the wooden flooring arrangement. The Pier serves Thai and international dishes with an emphasis on seafood, all served up by young, chic-looking staff members. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
Location: Next to Bophut Pier in Fisherman's Village
Tel: 077 430 680

The Shack

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.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 - 00:00
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

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


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


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


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 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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