Koh Phangan Restaurants and Dining
Where and What to Eat in Koh Phangan
If there is one common denominator that runs throughout the island of Koh Phangan it’s that each of its beaches has colourful and atmospheric restaurants. Beachside dining, whether it is local, Italian, Mexican, or even Halal, is undeniably enhanced by cool breezes, sand between the toes and stars twinkling above.
The Thai love of food is contagious and coupled with smiling hospitality dining out in Phangan is a memorable highpoint of many visitors’ holiday experience, although you should always keep in mind that this is Thailand, not London if you’re fussy about perfect service. Fine dining is most certainly not the order of the day on the island although there are a couple of worthy contenders. Fresh seafood, healthy vegetable dishes and out-and-out fast food are the way most eateries go here, some succeeding and others – well maybe they should stick to Thai cuisine. Speaking of which, Thongsala’s daily food market is hard to beat for genuine Thai food and a great cultural experience while simple chicken & rice food outlets abound.Read More
Restaurants in Other Areas
Fisherman's Restaurant offers fresh local seafood prepared by Chef Lek (Lek is from a local fishing family and was born in Ban Tai). Lek's style fish ‘n’ chips, Thai-western fusion fish cakes, homemade fish pie, BBQ ribs in a sticky sweet chili sauce are among the most popular dishes. Fisherman's Restaurant prepares all dishes to order and does not use artificial flavourings. There's an excellent choice of cocktails and a great range of wines along with several desserts of the day. The restaurant was built by Lek and his father with an original long-tail boat for seating.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 22:00
- Location: Approx four kilometres from Thong Sala (Haad Rin direction) in Ban Tai village at the small pier opposite Dr Traeng Dental Home
- Tel: +66 (0)84 4547240
L’Alcove is a jazzy French bistro serving typical homemade specialities such as duck confit, delicatessen and cheese. The restaurant has a warm tropical décor, featuring bamboo walls covered with black and white photos, a thatch ceiling, wooden furnishings and vivid orange cushions. Unobtrusive jazz music is regularly played live to enhance the atmosphere, which is already pretty festive and friendly. You can also pick a table on the beach for a romantic dinner. L’Alcove is a stunning sundowner spot, so try to get there at opening time.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 00:00
- Location: Right on Hin Klong Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)94 579 3769
Lake Hut, Restaurant, Bar and Water Activities is located on the beautiful Laem Son Lake, in Sri Thanu on Koh Phangan’s west coast. They serve a wide range of Thai and Western dishes to suit everyone’s tastes. Lake Hut also has a free rope swing, as well as other water activities for hire, such as kayaks, aqua-skippers, rubber rings and WaterZorbs. There’s enough entertainment here to keep you occupied all day long.
- Opening Hours: from 12:00 - 24:00 or later in high season
- Location: Laem Son Lake in Sri Thanu
- Cuisine: Thai and International
Located on the coastal roadside near Wok Tum Bay, just north of Thong Sala, Petty’s Place is a simple Thai restaurant made of wood, bamboo and thatch. The seating areas are typically Thai as they are slightly elevated and furnished with foldout triangle cushion and low tables. It’s more on the quality of the food that Petty’s Place makes a lasting impression. Petty prepares absolutely delicious Thai dishes with love including fresh seafood, coming straight from the nearby sea and into her frying-pan.
- Opening Hours: 15:00 – 22:00
- Location: On the coastal road near Wok Tum Bay, some two kilometres north of Thong
- Tel: +66 (0)98 726 6305