Chaweng Restaurants and Dining

Where and What to Eat in Chaweng Beach

Chaweng has a huge variety of restaurants and you'll find whatever you hanker after along the Beach Road.

There are even restaurants right on the sand of Chaweng Beach if you're so inclined while others are tucked away in side alleys and still others are situated in hotels.

Everything, from Thai to British, German, Japanese, French, Belgium and Swiss and a whole lot more is here.

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Top 10 Chaweng Restaurants Top 10 Chaweng Restaurants

Our Top 10 Restaurants in Chaweng’s list has been made accordingly to this state of affairs: you will find here places renowned for the quality of their food, décor, atmosphere, service and prices. Read More...

The Jungle Club Jungle Club

The drive up to this hillside resort restaurant may be hair-raising but it’s worth it for some of the best views on the island. Jungle Club has 17 bungalows, and its restaurant has bamboo sofas with colourful cushions. Read More...

Olivio Restaurant Olivio Restaurant

One important factor of Olivio's atmosphere is that it is busy. No empty, characterless hotel outlet this… the 60-cover place fairly buzzes with resort guests and outsiders eager to try the delights here. Read More...

Red Snapper Restaurant Red Snapper Restaurant

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. Read More...


Restaurants in Chaweng Beach

9Gems Lounge Restaurant

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

Captain Kirk Restaurant

Captain Kirk in Chaweng, in spite of its size (it’s big enough for 90 covers), has a good stab at being intimate by way of its bamboo fittings, huge ceramic vases, Raj-era wall photos and unique see-through glass table tops with assorted shells and beach memorabilia beneath. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
Location: Chaweng Beach Road, diagonally opposed to The Islander next to Pizza Hut – entrance on the side
Tel: 081 270 5376

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

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


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

Green Bird

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

Gringos Cantina

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


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

La Taverna

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


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

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


Red Snapper Restaurant

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...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00 (kitchen closes at 10:30)
Location: Next to the Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
Tel: 077 422 008


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.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30
Location: Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Tel: 077230 500
Cuisine: Thai
Price Range: Pricey

Spirit House

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

The Islander

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

The Jungle Club

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

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

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

Tree Tops Restaurant

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

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

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

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


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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