Koh Samui Restaurants

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    Where and What to Eat in Chaweng Beach

    Chaweng is the most popular tourist spot on the island of Samui, so it's no surprise that there's a huge variety of restaurants here, especially in and around the Beach Road.

    If you fancy eating with the sand beneath your feet, head to Chaweng Beach itself for some sumptuous seaside dining, while other fine-dining restaurants are tucked away in side alleys or within some of fine hotels in this popular area.

    Everything from Thai, British, German, Japanese, French, Belgium and Swiss cuisine - and a whole lot more - is here. Discover our well-researched restaurants in Chaweng section below. 

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Restaurants in Chaweng Beach

Located hillside, lounge restaurant 9Gems is a class act. Park underneath the restaurant, then head upwards for a breath of luxury as you’ll find a LED-lit swimming pool overlooking great views of Chaweng. Here, you can dine on the extensive decking or inside with its Philip Stark designed chairs, terrazzo floors, white marble tables, and impressive ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors. It’s all very bright here like a modern art gallery with slowly changing colours and a minimalist design in a way that enhances the fabulous 360-degree vistas. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 0:00 from Tuesday to Thursday, from Friday to Sunday from 16:00 - 2:00, From 1st to 27th of November we close for holiday.
  • Location: On the hillside above the road exiting northern Chaweng. Well signposted
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Ark Bar Beach Club

Ark Bar Beach Club is a vast complex occupying 150m of Chaweng beachfront with 327 rooms (bungalows and buildings), and four bars and restaurants (including the extremely popular Ark Bar night club on the beach). The main restaurant is located next to the resort’s main swimming pool (there are two other smaller pools) and features an open-sided dining room, an outdoor circular bar, and a dozen tables right on the beach under the shade of a huge beach almond tree.

Ark Bar Beach Club menu counts no less than 26 pages presenting an outstanding choice of Thai and international dishes such as breakfast – five items (including eggs, sausages, ham, bacon, cheese, bread, vegetables, mushrooms, pancake, and more) at 199 baht; burgers (20 types served with salad and French-fries) from 210 to 340 baht; pasta and ravioli (11 types) from 260 to 340 baht; fried noodles - pad thai gai at 130 baht; and a lot more. The drink-list counts nine pages in the menu, and features about 60 cocktails!

  • Opening Hours: daily from 07:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Ark Bar Beach Club is located right on the beach at the level of the northern end of Chaweng Lake
  • Tel: 077 961 334
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Baci Italian Bar & Grill

Baci Italian Bar & Grill is a modern addition to Chaweng’s dining scene; opened in 2014, this trendy restaurant has a lot in common with Copacabana located a few doors away. Baci has a large opened front terrace opened to the constant hubbub of Chaweng Beach Road – the ultimate people watching spot – and also has an entrance at the back in Central Festival Samui. Decorated and furnished in a modern style, Baci is a fashionable venue.

Regarding food, Baci serves excellent classic Italian fares (the Chef is Venetian): antipasto, pizza, pasta, and other risotto, all of them are here and bring a genuine Mediterranean flavour to Chaweng. Desserts (tiramisu!) and coffee (caffè stretto!) are as good as they could be in Rome. Prices are slightly steep yet in line with other Chaweng venues. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: On Chaweng Beach Road opposite OZO Chaweng Samui
  • Tel: 087 266 4476
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Baitong Restaurant

Baitong is the signature restaurant of Banana Fan Sea Samui a stylish yet affordable resort located right on the beach in the central area of Chaweng on Samui East coast. Featuring a rather large covered open-sided dining room right next to the swimming pool and offering a dozen tables set on the white sand of Chaweng Beach, Baitong is a great place for a tropical dinner under the stars and toes in the sand.

Regarding food, Baitong serves a great choice of Thai and western favourites including the following Chef’s recommendations: baked mussel (from New Zealand) with spinach, garlic, creamy cheese sauce, and garlic bread at 190 baht; Banana Fan Sea Caesar salad at 230 baht; sea bass filet à la caponata (pan-fried sea bass fillet served with spinach, cheese brown sauce, and French-fries) at 300 baht; and pad Thai goong sod (stir-fried rice noodles with king prawns and vegetables, served with finely sliced raw mango, bean sprout and grounded peanuts) at 250 baht. Happy Hours are available from 12:00 – 14:00, and 17:00 – 19:00.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 10:30 – midnight
  • Location: Banana Fan Sea Samui is located 80m North of Chaweng Walk
  • Tel: 077 413 483-6
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Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill

Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill is a cool and modern sports bar and restaurant located next to Xin City Samui Hotel and Soi Green Mango on Chaweng Beach Road. Set in a large three-storey building and featuring two dining rooms – one at the ground floor, the other in a mezzanine, Bondi can accommodate comfortably up to 150 diners on high round table and bar stools or on traditional tables and chairs overlooking the hustle and bustle of Chaweng’s main street. The venue’s décor is modern, lit in electric blue, and features large flat screens broadcasting major international sport events. Five nights a week, Rock Island band rocks the venue with all-time classics – Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Rolling Stones, and more.

Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill’s menu is typical of a sports bar/pub; it features an excellent variety of salads (Bondi chicken salad at 265 baht); signature burgers (try the Peri Peri burger at 280 baht, it is simply delicious); grilled meats (chicken and ribs combo for two at 450 baht); pub grub (fish and chips at 350 baht); pizzas (Gold Coast Catch pizza with prawns, mussels, calamari, basil, mozzarella, and chili at 390 baht); and a lot more. The food is excellent and prepared with top notch ingredients.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 10:30 – midnight
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach Road near Soi Green Mango
  • Tel: 077 414 357
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Copacabana Restaurant

Opened in 2014, Copacabana is amongst the new trendy restaurants to hit Samui Island with its colourful and modern design, potent cocktails, and fresh seafood. Copacabana Chaweng (there is also a branch in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village) has two entrances: one on Chaweng Beach Road (between The Islander and Soi Green Mango), and one in Central Festival Samui. Featuring a chic décor and furnishings, the restaurant has a fancy touch with its bright yellow logo and is very attractive.

Food at the Copacabana features a great choice of western and Thai favourites with a certain inclination on barbecued meat and seafood like barracuda steak at 350 baht, Aussie filet steak at 620 baht, crocodile steak at 950 baht, or lobster at 120 baht per 100gr. A seafood platter for two - two lobsters, one fish, four tiger prawns, two squids, two blue crabs plus clams and mussels - is charged 2,190 baht. With a Happy Hour from 18:00 until 21:30 (beer at 65 baht, every cocktails and glass of wine at 99 baht), Copacabana is a popular and busy place. 

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – midnight
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach Road between The Islander and Soi Green Mango
  • Tel: 083 395 8359
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Chaweng Walk

Chaweng Walk is a recent addition to Chaweng’s shopping/dining/nightlife scene; opened in 2013 on a large empty plot linking Chaweng Beach Road to the beach located between Banana Fan Sea Samui and Tradewinds by Lawana, Chaweng Walk is a daily market in the same vein as Chaweng Walking Street (their rather similar names can be slightly confusing).

One side of Chaweng Walk is open-air while the other is covered with a corrugated iron roof; the open-air area has a paved trail flanked by something like 30 stalls selling an eclectic choice of beach wear, handcrafted souvenirs, spa oils, cheap jewellery, and souvenirs while the covered area features a food court (tables and chairs) with a dozen stalls selling Thai snacks and street food from chicken satay to grilled sausages and squid to smoothies, and more. Live Thai music is performed on a small stage set towards the beach. Chaweng Walk is Thainess at its best as it offers a good way to mingle with locals in a friendly atmosphere, and to sample local delicacies at rock-bottom prices.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 16:30 – 22:00
  • Location: off Chaweng Beach Road in the central area of the beach
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Chez Andy

Swiss proprietor Andreas Muller spent many years working in the international hotel industry before deciding to settle in Samui in 1998 to establish the island's finest Swiss kitchen and first German beer garden. Patrons can choose between a romantic candlelit dinner in the upstairs Steak House or an easy-going buffet in the Beer and Grill Garden, which is perfect for the kids (under 10s eat free). The food is a veritable smorgasbord of Swiss, international and Thai cuisine. The steaks are amongst the finest on the island and are imported from Australia or the USA and come with a variety of side dishes and sauces.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Central Chaweng
  • Tel: 077 422 593
  • Cuisine: Swiss, international/Thai
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Coast Beach Bar & Grill

Coast is a superb beachfront venue specialising in steak and seafood, located on the grounds of the stylish Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui in Chaweng - the prime holiday destination in Koh Samui. Designed and furnished in an elegant and chic Bohemian style associating natural and vivid colours, Coast is a cosy and comfortable beach club and restaurant. Coast’s lunch menu features all the classic dishes of such a venue - from salad to burgers, to pasta - while its dinner menu is definitely in phase with contemporary trends regarding beach dining as it features a great choice of seafood delights such as US scallops, Tasmanian salmon steak, tuna and salmon ceviche (a delicious South America cold lemon soup), and more, as well as meats grilled to perfection on the barbecue.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
  • Tel: 077 230 500 Ext 595
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Cream Café Samui

Opened in December 2013, Cream Café Samui is set on the ground floor of a tall building located diagonally opposite Tops Supermarket entrance on Chaweng Beach Road. Featuring a 30-seat indoor area and a 16-seat terrace, the venue is rather small yet presents a genuine magnet for those with a sweet-tooth: with homemade cakes (macarons, tiramisu, mango cheesecake, brownie, green tea mousse, and a lot more), ice creams, hot and iced coffee and tea, Cream Café Samui is definitely not recommended for people looking to maintain their holiday figure.

This modern venue offers complimentary WiFi in neat, clean and air-conditioned settings. A great place to stop by and get refreshed after a long afternoon on the beach, Cream Café Samui also serves breakfasts and light snacks for lunch.

  • Opening Hours: 09:30 – 18:30
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach Road diagonally opposite Tops Supermarket entrance
  • Tel: 098 378 2808
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Drink Gallery

Drink Gallery is a much-talked about restaurant and café located on the front of The Library, a stylish resort set in the heart of Chaweng Beach, in close proximity with all that this popular resort town has to offer in matter of entertainment and shopping opportunities (Central Festival Samui is diagonally opposite the resort). Set in an impressive two-storey glass building and featuring a large wooden desk, the attention to details in the décor and furnishing is second to none; the venue blends in style Bohemian and futuristic styles in a very trendy way.

Serving sophisticated west-meets-east gourmet cuisine, Drink Gallery is opened from brunch to dinner and proposes the best and freshest ingredients in any of its preparations; from the 20 signature cocktails of mixologist Dhasan Prabhananda to the finely flavoured dishes of resident Chef Prasert Chanpun, this venue offers a modern approach to gastronomic cuisine. Prices are rather steep yet in perfect accordance with their high quality (about 3,000 baht for a dinner for two including drinks).

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach Road diagonally opposite Central Festival Samui
  • Tel: 077 422 767-8
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Drop In

Drop In is located inside a large open-air Thai house, with an attached Baskin Robbins Ice cream parlour. It is easily Chaweng's largest restaurant and boasts over 250 tables. That said; Drop In still retains an intimate feel helped along by lots of internal trees and water features.

Drop In's menu encompasses Thai, Italian and international cuisine. The wine list is also extensive and includes labels from France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Chile, Argentina and the USA. There's also a well-equipped play area for the kids – so the evening needn't finish too early.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:30
  • Location: Central Chaweng Beach Road
  • Tel: 077 413 221
  • Cuisine: Thai/international/Italian
  • Price Range: Affordable

Named after Milan’s cathedral, Duomo is located diagonally opposite Starz Cabaret in central Chaweng down a small soi that leads to several guesthouses. With typically Italian white tablecloths and sparkling-clean wine glasses, the restaurant wouldn’t look out of place downtown Milan. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30 closed Wednesday
  • Location: Diagonally opposite Starz Cabaret
  • Tel: 077 414 258
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Eat Sense

Adding another touch of class to beachside dining options in Chaweng, Eat Sense serves delicious Southern Thai cuisine with a healthy eating twist – its signature dishes such as crispy soft shell crab with eggplant, kaffir lime leaves and sweet basil leaves in green curry paste and roasted duck in red curry stuffed with rambutans and lychees, accompanied with grape, kaffir lime leaves and sweet basil are highly recommended. The already romantic setting is enhanced by lots of candlelight and mostly al fresco dining.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
  • Location: North Chaweng Beach
  • Tel: 077 414 242
  • Cuisine: Southern Thai
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Green Bird is an unpretentious Thai restaurant serving up mostly Thai seafood. It’s very popular with visitors as it keeps its prices down (they’re still higher than non-tourist spots, though). Green throughout and open since 2007, one wall of this small (30sqm) restaurant is entirely covered with rave comments from satisfied customers. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Just off Chaweng Beach Road, central Chaweng
  • Remarks: Free Wi-Fi
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Gringos Cantina has been on the island longer than the surf and was Samui’s first ever Mexican restaurant, or, to be more accurate, Tex Mex restaurant. The restaurant is made up of two sections; Gringos serves the Tex Mex dishes while the aptly named ‘Outback’ section serves barbecued food. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Behind the Islander Bar in central Chaweng
  • Tel: 077 413 267
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Japanese cuisine in a great environment. A lot of attention has been paid to both the décor and food. This restaurant features a number of silk paintings that set the mood for your meal and there is also an internal fountain with polished white pebbles and a mini ‘Zen Garden’. A substantial extensive a-la-carte menu with set meals and specials adequaTely showcases the cuisine here.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30
  • Location: In Centara Grand Beach Resort
  • Tel: 077 230 500
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Price Range: Pricey
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La Fortune Restaurant

Set at the corner of a recent two-storey building located on Chaweng Beach Road diagonally opposite Chaweng Walking Street entrance, La Fortune is a modern restaurant reputed for the freshness of its seafood – lobster and crab – stored alive in two large aquariums installed on top of each others in the centre of the venue. Opened in 2012 and run by a long-expatriated French citizen - Pascal Coldefy, who was amongst the first entrepreneurs to organise cruises in the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar – La Fortune features a well-thought present-day décor set in two distinct areas: an air-conditioned indoor dining room and an al fresco covered terrace.

The quality of food is top-of-the-range at La Fortune which could easily be qualified as a fine-dining restaurant; the menu counts no less than 21 pages and hosts a great choice of French, Thai, and international favourites: spaghetti or tagliatella carbonara at 180 baht; cheese burger with bacon at 240 baht (served with French-fries); mix grill set for two (two tuna steaks, two calamari, two blue crabs, and two tiger prawns) at 990 baht; and chicken or pork with sweet & sour sauce at 140 baht, to name just a few of the dishes available. For desserts, guests can indulge themselves with a French Brittany speciality: la crêpe (thin sweet pancake from 70 to 250 baht) served with a varied choice of flavours. La Fortune also serves homemade sorbet and ice cream.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 11:00 – 22:30
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach opposite Chaweng Walking Street
  • Tel: 094 649 9943
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Secreted away on a back street near Soi Mango, La Taverna is in reality two restaurants in one. With a large air-conditioned, traditional interior dining room and a corridor-like outside space lit by an electric-blue neon arrangement, the two areas couldn’t be more different. Some less-than-generous souls would call the outside area downright dark and the fact that the wait staff all wear black doesn’t exactly help those leaning towards the myopic.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – when the last customer leaves
  • Location: Down the Soi next to Full Circle, near Soi Green Mango

New World Tapas & Grill

New World Tapas & Grill at KC Beach Club Hotel is a contemporary styled lounge bar and restaurant set right on the beach between Burisara Resort and Banana Fan Sea Samui in the central part of Chaweng. The lounge bar and the restaurant are separated by the free-form swimming; both feature an open-side building with rooftop terrace, the former offers comfortable gazebos for two and stools around the bar counter, while the latter has a dozen tables and chairs allowing guests to lunch or dine inside or outside, on a small terrace overlooking the beach.

Concerning food, KC Beach Club serves trendy tapas (from 100 to 400 baht for five taps) as well as Thai (crispy snapper with green mango salad at 400 baht) and international (Josper grilled chicken breast with potato rösti, wild mushroom ragout and spinach at 550 baht) fusion cuisine. All desserts are at 300 baht and feature a delicious grilled pineapple and mango crumble served with a Mojito sorbet that is highly recommendable.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 11:00 – 22:30
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach 150m North of Chaweng Walk
  • Tel: 077 915 155
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Olivio boasts what is quite possibly the most romantic dining venue in Chaweng. Benefiting hugely from its Location at the northern end of the beach, the restaurant looks out across the bay to the bright lights of Chaweng in the distance. It's also very peaceful – especially if the tide is in and lapping on the sand a few feet from your table. The ambience is more than ably matched by the modern Italian cuisine - all rustled up by maestro-chef Luigi Fadda. (Read a review of Olivio Restaurant.) Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Dinner served from 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: In Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort, North Chaweng
  • Tel: 077 231 500 – call for free shuttle service
  • Cuisine: Modern Italian
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Phensiri Thai Bistro

Phensiri Thai Bistro is a trendy yet unpretentious family-run business serving a great choice of Thai cuisine classics such as pad thai gai (fried noodles with chicken), tom yum (spicy soup), massaman beef curry, and more. Located in the southern part of Chaweng, a very short distance from The New Villa, Phensiri Thai Bistro is a modestly-sized contemporary-style restaurant, featuring indoor and outdoor (under a pergola) dining sections. Reasonably priced, Phensiri also hosts Thai cooking classes.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:50 - 22:30
  • Location: South Chaweng
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 952 412
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Prego Italian Restaurant

Some of Samui's finest modern Italian cuisine is served in one of its most elegant restaurants. Chef Marco Bosciani has honed his craft in some of the best hotels in Asia and the results show in his fare. For dessert, the homemade tiramisu is essential.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
  • Location: In Amari Palm Reef - North Chaweng
  • Tel: 077 422 015-19
  • Cuisine: Modern Italian
  • Price Range: Moderate to pricey
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Red is theme colour at Red Snapper with red seat covers and napkins and red birds of paradise flowers. This Chaweng restaurant thinks big in terms of hiring international chefs and has a wide ranging and innovative menu. Its modern décor includes abstract art on the walls, a live music lounge and bar, and an outside terrace hemmed in by teakwood railway sleepers with plenty of plants to keep things green. Read More...

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Modern, well appointed and atmospheric, as well as being smack-bang downtown central Chaweng, Rice has a lot of things going for it, not least of all its eclectic and meticulously prepared dishes. A three-storey affair, tastefully lit and fitted out with good service, Rice serves up international food with an Italian leaning, such as lobster ravioli, beef carpaccio and a good choice of pastas and pizzas from the wood-fired oven. A DJ keeps things relaxed early on and ups the tempo as the night progresses. 

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Central Chaweng on Beach Road opposite Soi Green Mango
  • Tel: 077 231 934
  • Cuisine: Modern Italian/eclectic
  • Price Range: Pricey

Spice Island

Located beachside at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the elegant Spice Island has both indoor and outdoor seating, connected by a series of stylish hardwood walkways that run through the hotel's expertly manicured tropical garden. There are over 100 dishes on the comprehensive menu, encompassing all of Thailand's regional cuisines. If you've got a favourite Thai dish, you're more or less guaranteed to find it here.

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This is a unique Samui experience: Spirit House was dismantled and transported from Ayuthaya in central Thailand to Koh Samui some years back. To dine or even to pay a visit here is akin to stepping 100 years back in time as Spirit House is constructed out of brick and teakwood with wait staff dressed in period costumes. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 14:00 – 22:30
  • Location: South Chaweng
  • Tel: 077 414 101
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Stacked Restaurant

Stacked is the signature restaurant of OZO Chaweng Samui, a trendy resort set right on the central part of Chaweng Beach. This American restaurant is located at the entrance of the resort on Chaweng Beach Road and features an outdoor terrace overlooking the hustle and bustle of the road, and an indoor dining area decorated in a classy modern style inspired by the American Surf culture.

Stacked menu is largely oriented towards North American favourites and features a long-list of signature burgers from the ‘classic’ (beef burger, Stacked sauce, sesame bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle at 260 baht) to the ‘aristocrat (Wagyu beef, foie gras, chanterelles, beetroot, rocket, poppy seed bun, truffle butter at 590 baht). Their Surf & Turf, at 1,200 baht, is absolutely delicious and includes 200gr Wagyu skirt steak, ½ Maine lobster, twice-baked potato, crisp greens, grilled lemon, demi-glace, and garlic toast. Stacked is a great representation of American style fine-dining. Guests can enjoy Happy Hour everyday from 11:00 – 12:00 and from 17:00 – 19:00: 50% discount on local beers, spirits and selected cocktails.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:30
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach Road between Beachcomber Hotel and Buri Rasa Village
  • Tel: 077 915 222
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The Beach Club at Buri Rasa

The Beach Club @ Buri Rasa is a charming beachfront bar and restaurant located on the ground of the Buri Rasa Village, a classy Thai style resort located in the central part of Chaweng Beach. The L-shaped open-side restaurant is set in a garden next to the swimming pool and offers an al fresco wooden desk overlooking the beach under the shade of tropical almond and coconut trees. Designed in a classic Thai style, The Beach Club @ Buri Rasa can comfortably host up to 80 guests.

The Beach Club has two different menus for lunch and dinner. Lunch presents a choice of salads (grilled squid and chorizo salad at 280 baht), burgers (prawn burger at 350 baht), sandwiches (club sandwich at 300 baht) and Thai dishes (phad Thai at 250 baht). For dinner, a great selection of Thai and European dishes such as garlic butter king prawn (650 baht), filet of red snapper (served with fennel, comfit tomatoes, black olives, capers, citrus vinaigrette and anchovies – 680 baht), or stir-fried chicken breast with cashew nuts (280 baht), are some of the highlights. A special three-course set menu for two (2,200 baht) featuring salmon katsu or crab cake, Australian beef tenderloin or saffron risotto sea bass, a dessert plus a bottle of wine is also a great choice.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – midnight
  • Location: on Chaweng Beach between OZO Chaweng Samui and Banana Fan Sea Resort
  • Tel: 077 230 222
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The Islander doesn’t do things by halves. It can handle 200 covers, has an incredible 22 large-screen TVs, the cheapest Guinness on Samui, free Wi-Fi and free pool tables upstairs. Here, you can get all-day breakfasts (the ‘Full Monty’), pub grub, and even Mexican food on its predominantly British menu. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Opposite Pizza Hut central Chaweng
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The drive up to this hillside resort restaurant may be hair-raising (especially the last few metres) but it’s worth it for some of the best views on the island. Jungle Club has 17 bungalows, ranging from basic to four-star standard and its restaurant, built out of completely natural products, has bamboo sofas with colourful cushions and several different types of chair and table arrangements. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Take the clearly marked route up the hill just south of Chaweng on the ring road
  • Tel: + 66 (0)81 894 2327 or (0)81 891 8263
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The Larder

The Larder describes itself as a ‘gastro-pub’, the equivalent of what would be called a bistro in Paris: a mix of comfort food and classics revived and reinvigorated by a talented Chef – Martin Selby –who uses modern cooking methods with the best ingredients available. The Larder is a two-headed culinary monster as Martin’s partner - Damian Ahern – is a food & beverage aficionado who brings his long experience to make The Larder a ‘gourmet rendezvous’ in Samui.

Modern British & European cuisine with international influences is the style of cuisine served at The Larder. Set in an unpretentious contemporary style wooden décor, the atmosphere here is warm and welcoming; the main focus is the palatable satisfaction of the diners, and according to the Chef’s talent, there’s no way that anyone could be unsatisfied with The Ladder’s cuisine. Please note that reservations are recommended as the restaurant is fully booked most of the time.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: opposite Anantara Lawana Resort at the top of the Chaweng Beach Rd.
  • Tel: 077-601259
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The Muda House

Muda House serves Royal Thai Cuisine and has nightly shows. For an all-round entertaining evening out dining in a 100-year-old house with all the trappings, Muda delivers in style.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:30
  • Location: Chaweng Lake Side
  • Tel: 077 484 985
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: Pricey

Located in Anantara Lawana in north Chaweng, Tree Tops is one of Samui’s most accomplished restaurants and is definitely the place to head to if you are a fine-dining enthusiast. With only eight tables in the restaurant and each table an individual ‘tree house’ the experience here is unique. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – kitchen closes at 23:00
  • Location: In Anantara Lawana Resort, north Chaweng
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Tropical Murphy's

The ultimate in good, ultra-fresh pub food with a buzzing atmosphere, live music and a gamut of beers from here to Dublin. Tropical Murphy's can make simple fish and chips into a gourmand's delight, an Irish breakfast into an unforgettable treat and what with live bands performing every night, quizzes and pool competitions, all appreciated by a crowd of happy punters, it's a fairly unique place to be.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Chaweng opposite McDonald's
  • Tel: 077 413 614
  • Cuisine: Gaelic and British cuisine
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Vecchia Napoli

This restaurant serves exceptionally well-made Italian classics and has been popular for years on the island – it was set up in 1994. The antipasto includes mussels in white wine sauce, thin sliced raw beef fillet with parmesan, olive oil and lemon and Norwegian smoked salmon. Like the best Italian cuisine, it's all kept simple, fresh and delicious. The homemade pasta, such as ravioli filled with ricotta cheese and spinach in tomato sauce and black squid noodles with calamari, olive oil, cherry tomato and garlic melts in the mouth.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
  • Location: Soi Starbucks, Central Chaweng
  • Tel: 077 231 229
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Will Wait

A long established and ever-popular bakery-cum-restaurant with two branches in Chaweng. An extensive menu covers all your dining needs from breakfast through to post-club snacking. The freshly baked bread and Thai food is high quality and reasonably priced and there's also a decent range of a la carte specialities on the menu. Also shows movies nightly.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Two branches in Chaweng
  • Tel: Central Chaweng 077 321 152, Southern Chaweng 077 230 590
  • Cuisine: International
  • Price Range: Budget
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Xin City Sports Bar & Grill is the signature restaurant of Xin City Samui Hotel, a modern accommodation entirely redesigned and renovated in 2014, located a stroll-away from all that Chaweng has to offer in matter of nightlife entertainment (Soi Green Mango is right behind the hotel). The restaurant’s large dining room features a stylish modern design and furnishing, and is wide opened on the hurly-burly of Chaweng Beach Road, therefore offering an excellent people watching spot.

Xin City Sports Bar & Grill is far more than a classic Thai and western food restaurant; it is as well an extremely popular shisha bar, nightclub with live music, and the perfect place to watch major international sport events on one of the large screens hanging around the venue; just the right place to start a long night of fun in the most frequented resort town in Koh Samui. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 07:30 – 01:00
  • Location: On Chaweng Beach Road, right next to the entrance of Soi Green Mango
  • Remarks: Free Wi-Fi available
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One of the most spectacular dining options in the south of Thailand, the Brazilian-themed Zico's is an on-fire mixture of entertainment, glam cocktails and skewer after skewer of freshly prepared meat served from sword-like serving knives by strolling waiters. To the side lies a salad bar to balance the all-you-can-eat fixed price meats. Entertainment takes place on a central stage and consists of bottom-wiggling sexy samba dancing girls in outfits that leave little to the imagination, live percussion and sax players. The lower, air-conditioned restaurant seats 60, while an upper, chic cocktail bar has room for 45. Décor follows the colours of Brazil's flag and the atmosphere is tangibly Latin – this, right in the heart of Chaweng. Try the Sunday brunch from 11:00 – 15:00. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Restaurant 18:30 – 22:30, Bar 17:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Opposite Centara Grand Beach Resort
  • Tel: 077 231 560-3
  • Cuisine: Churrascaria/rodizio
  • Price Range: Pricey
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