Koh Samui Restaurants

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    Where and What to Eat in Lamai Beach

    Lamai is a quieter destination than Chaweng, dining wise, yet this popular resort town (the second most frequented beach in Koh Samui) hosts some excellent dining venues and a wide range of culinary delights from all around the world to sample for mostly all types of budgets.

    Most of the area's most popular restaurants are located in the centre and are minutes away from each other. In Lamai, you could go for a cheap yet delicious local dining style at a typical Thai food court or enjoy Thai style fresh seafood at a beachfront restaurant, or even sample tasty Indian cuisine – just to name a few; the choice is yours and there’s no doubt that you will find something for your taste in the bustling Lamai dining scene.

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Restaurants in Lamai Beach

26th Degree is the signature restaurant of The Kala Samui, a charming boutique resort located between Chaweng and Lamai Beaches on Koh Samui’s east coast. This chic resort blends contemporary style with some French- Cambodian colonial antiques, giving it a post-modern heritage touch. Built on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, The Kala offers some particularly outstanding views over Chaweng Bay to the north.

26th Degree Restaurant, situated one floor below the hotel’s lobby/reception, is perfectly in line with the whole resort’s stylish décor and tranquil, feel-good holiday atmosphere. One floor below the dining terrace stands the Rabbit Bar: featuring a large terrace overlooking the swimming pool, it’s the perfect place to sip a skillfully mixed cocktail before dinner. As for the food, 26th Degree Restaurant serves a classic choice of Thai and international favourites all prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 06:00 – 23:00
  • Location: at The Kala Resort between Chaweng and Lamai beaches
  • Tel: 077 422 671
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Baobab Samui

Baobab Samui is a tropical dream restaurant come true. Set right on the southern part of Lamai Beach, next to Ammatara Pura Pool Villas, Baobab is as much a beach club as a restaurant as a dedicated team is in charge of serving customers lying on the sun loungers installed on the beach. Featuring an unpretentious bamboo & thatch one-storey building, bamboo sun loungers, tables and chairs, and white cotton umbrellas and cushions, Baobab retains a chic laid-back atmosphere.

Baobab Samui has an impressive menu apt to satisfy the most demanding customers: Thai, French and western dishes, salads of the day, smoothies and shakes, café latte and espresso, there’s something for everyone here. Baobab is run by a friendly French couple – Greg and Indy – who know how to entertain their customers. Definitely a must-visit place if you’re looking for spending a day sunbathing on Lamai Beach.

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This warm, friendly establishment brings a slice of exotic Latin America to Lamai Beach. It serves up zesty tapas, Mexican and Latino specialities, seasoned with mostly imported spices and ingredients to stay true to the original flavours. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 14:30 – 23:30
  • Location: Downtown Lamai
  • Tel: 085 254 5266
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Bikini Bar BQ

Bikini Bar BQ is a cool beachfront bar and restaurant located in the central part of Lamai Beach in front Summer Inn Hotel. The bar features three distinct areas, including an indoor section, a terrace overlooking Lamai Bay, and an area right on the beach for some wining and dining on the sand. “If our seafood was any fresher, it would swim” says a large signboard on the front of the restaurant which, considering it’s just been plucked from the ocean, is probably true.

Bikini Bar BQ sums up the diversification of Koh Samui in the variety of dishes it serves: you’ll find all the classic Thai and seafood favourites, but also original dishes such as Jamaican jerk chicken (melts in your mouth says its description, 200 baht for half-chicken), beef burrito (180 baht), fish & chips (250 baht) and their speciality: Jamaican jerk spareribs (one kilo for 550 baht), to name just a few. The quality of the food, the cool location and atmosphere of the venue and the 16:00-19:00 Happy Hour all help make Bikini Bar pretty busy every night.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Lamai Beach central area
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill

Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill is a popular chain restaurant in Thailand (there’s a branch in Chaweng and one at Patong Beach, Phuket). In Lamai, Bondi is situated in the heart of all things, diagonally opposite the busy Lamai Central Plaza and its beer-bars and outdoor Thai Boxing ring. Set in a long one-storey building blending Thai (thatch roof) and contemporary style (modern furnishing and lighting), Bondi is a cool and lively joint at which punters can follow premier league football or other live sports on their flat screen TVs, or listen to energetic live music performed by a local band every Friday from 22:00 ‘til late.

Most of the food is classic pub-grub-style (fish and chips at 299 baht), burgers (cheeseburger at 290 baht) as well as a great choice of western favourites (pasta, pizza, steak). Two Happy Hour periods (Sundowners from 16:00-18:00 and Latenighters from 22:00-00:00) offer buy one get one free Mojito. Bondi is amongst the favourite restaurants in Lamai due to its cool atmosphere but overall for the quality of the food it serves. 

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00
  • Location: opposite Barrio Latino in the centre of Lamai
  • Tel: 077 601 738
  • Cuisine: International
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Erik's is a Swedish restaurant, formerly known as Ciao – and it still is to regulars, which is why it keeps the old name sign out front. Justifiably popular with the many Scandinavian visitors in the area, it has daily specials and suggestions written up on blackboards, plenty of dining space, an open front giving out onto the Main Street and flat-screen TV's for sports. Generous portions and genuine Swedish cuisine make it attractive and this is the place to go when you want a break from English or Asian food. Also serves pizzas.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Main Road Lamai
  • Tel: 077 424 588
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian food
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Golden Elephant (formerly Lamai Diner)

Opened in August 2013 at the site of the former Lamai Diner, Golden Elephant is a large, cavernous warehouse-like restaurant with concrete floors, warm lighting and a bustling atmosphere, located in the centre of Lamai resort town diagonally opposite Shamrock Irish Pub. Great attention has been paid to the décor (wood carved sculptures, assorted table clothes and quality dishes) as well as the comfort of the guests (each table has its dedicated fan).

Golden Elephant serves excellent Thai cuisine including mixed grills and fresh seafood. The restaurant has a set menu for two at 1,150 baht comprised of the likes of chicken satay, spring rolls, tom yam goong (spicy shrimp soup, one of Thailand’s most popular dishes), crab curry, massaman curry, king prawns, and sweet sticky rice with mango and coconut milk - a feast! The food is delicious and reasonably priced making Golden Elephant a highly recommended place in downtown Lamai.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Lamai Main Street
  • Tel: 080 147 5136
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Kob Thai Restaurant

Kob Thai Restaurant is as reputed as it is difficult to find; located in Soi Haad Lamai 3 off Samui Ring Road some 600m from the beach, this rather large open-air venue features a few tables and eight wooden salas set on the side of a children-friendly swimming pool (maximum depth is 1.20m). It is the perfect place to chill-out and enjoy excellent traditional Thai cuisine.

Under French management, Kob Thai Restaurant’s Thai Chef prepares all the classics of Thai cuisine from outstanding seafood (their crab curry is a must-try) to spicy salads, to mouthwatering Thai desserts (mango with sticky rice), all of them at affordable prices, you can’t be disappointed here. With a relaxing atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food, Kob Thai is a highly recommended place if you come by Lamai.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 daily
  • Location: Soi Haad Lamai 3
  • Tel: +66 (0)82 534 9325
  • How to get there: Heading north on Samui Ring Road, Soi Haad Lamai 3 is 200m on the right before Lamai Temple. Kob Thai Restaurant is 200m further down on the right hand side of the Soi.
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Krua Chao Baan

Krua Chao Baan is a large beachside seafood restaurant just south of Lamai on Samui’s ring road with idyllic views out to sea. It has two sections: one rustic with roughly hewn wooden furniture and basic seats and the other slightly more elegant with rattan furniture and a little more colour to it.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Just south of Lamai on ring road
  • Tel: 077 418 589
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Lamai Central Plaza is, as its name implies, located right in the centre of Lamai resort town, opposite McDonalds. It is a 2,000sqm plaza hosting a dozen beer bars (‘bar beers’, as they are called in Thailand) with a Thai boxing ring in the centre, an extremely popular street food court, and half a dozen venues – mostly bars and restaurants – on its sides.

Lamai Central Plaza starts to get lively after sunset when things cool down a bit, and keep partygoers and night owls awaken until late in a bustling ambience rocked by the loud music played in the bars producing a lively atmosphere. The clientele is quite hard to define as the type of people frequenting the plaza changes all evening long, from families with children between 18:00-20:00 to hard-core revelers after 23:00. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – late
  • Location: Lamai central area
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Lamai Centre

Lamai Centre is a recent addition to the popular resort town’s dining and shopping scene. As its name implies, this small plaza is located in the heart of Lamai, opposite Golden Elephant. Lamai Centre is a U-shaped modern plaza featuring the following venues: Subway – a famous international sandwich restaurant; Apollo 8 – an arty lighting, painting, clothing and jewellery store; Relaxation Place Massage; Uncle Don’s – Ice Cream Café; Mr. Khon – a tattoo and body piercing studio; Scoops – an American ice cream and coffee shop; and Deutsches Reisebüro – a German travel agency. 

The central lane of Lamai Centre features lounge-like comfortable sofas, chairs and tables offering a cool people watching people spot, and a pond with Japanese Koi fish.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Lamai Main Street
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La Palma

A large, two-floored eatery right on Lamai's main drag. Fan-cooled, La Palma's upstairs might just be the best people-watching location in Lamai. This is a typical, no-nonsense trattoria in the best Italian tradition with a wood-fired pizza oven, bare brick walls, plenty of pictures of La Bella Italia and friendly waitresses.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Lamai Main Street opposite McDonald's
  • Tel: 086 280 0500
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Léon de Samui (formerly Eden Beach Club)

An exotic yet friendly Belgian restaurant named Léon de Samui has replaced Eden Beach Club (festive energetic beach lounge and disco) since mid 2013. Located right on the beach between Lazy Days Samui Beach Resort and Hin Ta & Hin Yai famous rocks, Léon de Samui is set in a contemporary style beach shack featuring indoor and outdoor dining areas and a small swimming pool. The venue has a certain class due to its well-thought décor and stylish furnishing yet the ambience is rather relaxed and unpretentious. Léon de Samui’s menu features an excellent choice of reasonably priced Thai and French favourites; the speciality of the house remains one of the Belgian national dishes: mussels and French fries, available as a great value, ‘all you can eat’ offer.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: near Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks
  • Tel: 085 046 8684
  • Cuisine: Belgian, French, and Thai
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Open since 1995, Live India is, at first impression, the heights of unpretentious and even humble sub-continental cuisine but open the menu and you’ll get a huge shock and surprise. On it there are no less than 140 dishes to choose from. With only eight tables, this medium-sized shop-house restaurant is not exactly the Taj Mahal in size but it has had a huge reputation since its opening as being one of the finest Indian outlets around; the place to get the genuine stuff. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Lamai Main Street
  • Remarks: Free Wi-Fi
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Mango Bistro (formerly Bauhaus Bistro)

Mango Bistro has replaced the long-established Bauhaus Bistro in the centre of Lamai town. Located right next to Lamai Centre, Mango Bistro has kept most of what made its predecessor so popular: unpretentious rustic décor (red bricks pillars and walls, wooden furnishing), experienced professional service, and slightly improved the lighting. The restaurant has two areas, indoor and outdoor, and serves up fresh seafood, Thai favourites, steaks, schnitzels and mixed grills. Mango Bistro is an excellent choice for a casual, reasonably priced dinner in downtown Lamai.

  • Opening Hours: 14:30 – 23:00
  • Location: Lamai Main Street
  • Tel: 090 402 9760
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Menu2U - Café & Restaurant

Located off the road leading to Lamai centre, Menu2U - Café & Restaurant is an unpretentious venue describing its food as the 'new generation of European, Thai and fusion cuisine'. Their open-kitchen permits punters to watch the show of the kitchen team in action, and their Thai cooking classes are popular enough to attest the quality of teaching dispensed here. Using no MSG, Menu2U's food is tasty and prepared with quality ingredients.

  • Opening Hours: from 09:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Off the road leading to Lamai Centre, right after the river when coming from Lamai Fresh Market
  • Tel: 080 141 2599
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Nakhara (formerly Le Napoleon)

Le Napoleon has been replaced by Nakhara – Royal Thai Gastronomy. Located a few hundred metres after the popular Lamai Fresh Market on the road leading to the resort town centre and run by a French native, the restaurant is as attractive as Le Napoleon was, and has kept a lot of the successful recipes of its predecessor. The décor is now more contemporary than the before yet still as stylish as it used to be. Regarding the menu, Nakhara is specialised in Royal Thai gastronomy but still serves the French dishes that have created the excellent reputation of Le Napoleon, including foie gras, duck breast, and Gravlax salmon dishes. The Lamai culinary scene has lost an emperor but welcomed a king: long live Nakhara Restaurant!

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Lamai Main Street
  • Tel: 09 30 15 44 63
  • Cuisine: Gastronomic Thai, French
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Outback Bar

Aussie-owned and expat-frequented, the Outback Bar is the place to meet locals, to hear their beach yarns, to eat all-day English breakfasts and to sink a few beers in cheery company. Serving up Australian steaks and cuts as well as beer, food here is not exactly haute cuisine but it's hearty, reasonably priced and consumed in friendly surroundings. Occasional live music, internet and good service, all live sports shown.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - late
  • Location: Down the road from McDonald's on Beach Road
  • Tel: 084 440 5318
  • Cuisine: Pub grub
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Sala Thai Restaurant

Sala Thai is a popular restaurant name on Samui but the Sala Thai on Lamai's Main Street is something special. Although the classic decor is attractive in itself, the main reason why people visit Sala Thai again and again is the food. The restaurant serves up delicious, well presented and reasonably priced dishes from its extensive Thai and European menu. They also have an excellent selection of fresh seafood and a large choice of wines to suit all budgets. Sala Thai is also known for its great service, with some of the most attentive and pleasant staff around, no matter how busy the restaurant gets. The Sala Thai signature steak is a must-try as is the steamed sole in lemon sauce with butter rice.

  • Opening Hours: 14:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Main Street Lamai near the Shamrock Pub
  • Tel: 077 233 180
  • Cuisine: Thai/European/seafood
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Samui Röstiland

Samui Röstiland (also spelled Roestiland) is an extremely popular Swiss/Thai restaurant located in the northern area of Lamai, in Soi Flower Paradise that leads to Silavadee Pool Resort. Open since 1993 and run by a charming Swiss couple - Veronika & Franz Seewer – Röstiland is a neat and clean bamboo & thatch venue that features wooden furnishing and a beautiful sea view. Perfectly integrated in a landscaped garden filled with superb tropical plants, Röstiland cleverly blends genuine Thai traditional style with Swiss taste for getting things right.

As for food, Röstiland serves Thai and Swiss favourites; all dishes are prepared with quality ingredients and served in generous portions. Green chicken curry in the Thai menu and cordon bleu with rösti (fried potatoes Swiss style) are two must-try dishes. Both food and drinks (they also have an excellent wine list) come at very reasonable prices. A pool table is also available for a relaxing after-dinner time.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00 closed on Sundays
  • Location: right north of Lamai off Samui Ring Road in Soi Flower Paradise
  • Remarks: free Wi-Fi access available
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Downtown Lamai you’ll find this sizeable Irish pub that has dominated the local night scene since 2005. For sports lovers Shamrock provides four separate satellite feeds on six large-screen TVs and the place is big enough to absorb them all without descending into audio mayhem. Shamrock also has pretty feisty live music five times a week (in high season) on a centrally located stage. And if you’re after a game of pool the pub has genuine slate pool tables. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Central Lamai
  • Remarks: Free Wi-Fi
  • Tel: 081 597 8572
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Thai Table Restaurant

Opened in November 2013, Thai Table Restaurant Lamai is the second branch to open after Chaweng in 1994. Located on Lamai Main Street, the restaurant is part of a new small dining plaza which also hosts The Butcher Bistro & Steakhouse and Origami Sushi Bar. Featuring a refreshing neat and clean contemporary design, the venue is open-sided and dressed in dark wood. A fish display counter set on the front-side of the restaurant presents the catch of the day ready to be prepared according to customers’ taste. Thai Table Restaurant is indeed cosmopolitan as the types of cuisine available here go from barbecue to Chinese to Thai to German to Italian to vegetarian to snacks, and more. Affordable and relax, Thai Table Restaurant is a family-friendly restaurant (they have a children menu).

  • Opening Hours: From 12:00 – 00:00
  • Location: Lamai Main Street, next to The Butcher Bistro & Steakhouse
  • Tel: 089 645 6082
  • Price Range: Affordable
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The Butcher Bistro & Steakhouse

Opened in 2014, The Butcher is a stylish bistro steakhouse set in an open-sided one-storey building located right next to Let me Drink bar in the centre of Lamai. Under French management, The Butcher has something of a revisited Chicago-style American restaurant, with its dark red brick walls, wooden furnishing, and many black and white framed photos hanging all around the venue.

The menu is obviously dedicated to carnivores, and the quality of the meat – Australian and American beef, NZ lamb, and Kobe Wagyu beef – is top-notch. Fish and seafood lovers will also enjoy dining here, as The Butcher’s menu hosts plenty enough of lobster, jumbo prawn, and other barracuda steak. As in most French-run venues, the wine-list harbors a good choice of New and Old World labels such as Argentinean Tierra de Luna Malbec-Shiraz 2012 at 920 baht or Italian Chianti 2013 at 1,190 baht.

  • Opening Hours: From 16:00 – 23:30; closed on Sundays
  • Location: Lamai Main Street, right next to Let Them Drink
  • Tel: 085 254 5266
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, international
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The Patio

Well worth a visit, the Patio is Lamai's fanciest restaurant on the beach. Still reasonably priced by western standards, the food is fantastic and looks as good as it tastes. The Patio's menu is extensive with choices from European, Thai and seafood dishes. The restaurant is famous for its beautiful water features; so many, in fact, that wherever you sit in the large open space you can hear the soft sounds of water cascading. Recommended dishes are the black ink fettuccine with smoked chicken breast, asparagus and bacon in a spicy tomato sauce and the Szechuan duck with sea scallops.

  • Opening Hours: 18:30 – late
  • Location: Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort, Main Road, Lamai
  • Tel: 077 424 030
  • Cuisine: Italian/Thai
  • Price Range: Pricey for locals
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Tropicana is a genuine Italian restaurant and pizzeria located 50m south of Live India – Indian Restaurant in downtown Lamai. Run by a trio of Italian friends – Diego, Lele and Karl – Tropicana has a spotless contemporary-style wooden décor and furnishing and a trattoria-style ambience. Two large-screen TVs broadcast major sport events (with no sound) and a soft jazz musical background allows a relaxing time while dining.

From antipasto (starter) with bruschetta and Italian delicatessen, to primo (first course) with pasta and lasagna, to secondo (main course) with grilled meat and fish, to formaggi e frutta (cheese and seasonal fruits), to dolce (dessert) with tiramisu and panna cotta, you will find all the standard dishes that made Italian food famous around the world. Tropicana’s Chef uses the freshest local ingredients as well as a great deal of imported ones to deliver succulent Italian food.

  • Opening Hours: 13:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Lamai Main Street
  • Remarks: Free Wi-Fi
  • Tel: 086-9488710
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Will Wait

An offspring from Chaweng's Will Wait restaurants, Lamai's version offers pretty much the same menu. There are freshly baked goodies, Thai and western standards, a good salad choice and the same quasi-backpacker ambience enhanced by TV's showing English-language sports and DVD's of the latest and classic movies.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Main Street
  • Tel: 077 424 263
  • Cuisine: Thai and western food
  • Price Range: Budget
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Nearby Lamai

Beach Republic

An ambitious beachside location, Beach Republic incorporates lazy, poolside dining, chilled-out music, very modern design and pioneering tapas and mains menus. With a good wine list, impressive 'mocktails' and a chic, urbane feel to the place, beachside dining doesn't come much better than this. Try the Republic masaman lamb shank or the raw diced tuna steak and hang around on the huge outdoors sofas till the attractive and enjoy one of the best sea views around. Don't miss the famous Sunday Sessions Ultimate Sunday Brunch Club Buffet!

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Beach Republic The Residences - North of Lamai Beach off the Ring Road – look for the signs
  • Tel: 077 458 100
  • Cuisine: Modern international cuisine
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Dr Frogs

In spite of the almost comical name, Dr Frogs takes its cuisine very seriously and has won several awards. Modern Italian food is served at this cliff-side, sea-view location. Dishes like spaghetti tom yam seafood, pan-fried Atlantic salmon with a honey soya reduction, and choices of traditional Thai and Italian choices have proven popular with local expats and discerning visitors. With an olive-green décor and sweeping marine vistas, Dr Frogs is a trendy place to be and complements its agreeable atmosphere with DJ's and live music. Free WiFi.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Route 4169 Ring Road between Chaweng Noi and Lamai
  • Tel: 077 413 797
  • Cuisine: Modern Italian with a Thai menu
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Reputedly the most beautiful restaurant on Samui, Rocky's subtle lighting arrangements are due to silk hanging lanterns that provide a uniform touch throughout the restaurant. Located just south of the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks, the 60-seater restaurant is open sided and flanks a free-form swimming pool and overlooks a rocky beach in a stunning setting. Rocky's Thai chef has had extensive international experience and the result is a fine choice of Thai and worldwide cuisine. There's plenty of entertainment in the form of a Filipino singer and Thai traditional shows.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 24:00 kitchen closes at 22:30
  • Location: Just south of Hin Ta Hin Yai Rocks – look for the sign
  • Tel: 077 418 367
  • Cuisine: Fine dining
  • Price Range: Luxurious
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Saffron Restaurant

Saffron is the signature Thai restaurant of Banyan Tree Samui, an opulent 5-star resort located on its own private cove in the northern part of Lamai. The service is in line with the venue’s ranking: upon arrival at the resort, guests embark on an electric buggy that takes them through the magnificent property to the restaurant. Situated at the top of the resort, Saffron Restaurant offers a stunning view to the Gulf of Thailand and to the small bay in which the hotel is nestled. Featuring a stylish décor blending Thai, Chinese and modern styles, Saffron is indeed a class-act.

Coming at 18:00 is recommended so to enjoy a drink before meal on the restaurant outdoor terrace, fully taking in the outstanding vista of the sea’s and sky’s changing colours while the sun set on the other side of the island. Saffron is the right place to degust top-of-the-range authentic Thai cuisine (prawns with Tamarind sauce with a choice of four different of rice - saffron white rice, coconut white rice, lemon grass white rice and brown rice) as well as dishes harmonizing Asian and European flavours (Flappy Sea Bass).

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: at Banyan Tree Samui
  • Tel: 077 915 333
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
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The Cliff Bar & Grill

The Cliff Bar & Grill's hillside location between Chaweng and Lamai affords it some of the best sea views on the island including some stunning views to Silver Bay to the south. Split into separate restaurant and bar areas and featuring an open-air terrace, this award-winning restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine under the supervision of the experienced Italian Chef Sergio Martelli who has worked in some top restaurants around the world before settling in Koh Samui. Dishes like gambas al pil pil (Portuguese piri piri prawns at 860 baht), cozze al vino bianco (NZ mussels in creamy white wine sauce at 820 baht) and Thai salsa chicken breast at 480 baht come in large hearty portions and are a perfect match for one of the many reasonably priced New World Wines on offer. Late afternoon, The Cliff is a perfect place to chill-out around a plate of tapas and a cocktail while listening to the laid back tunes and Latino tunes at the bar.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Route 4169 between Chaweng Noi and Lamai
  • Remarks: prices are of August 2014
  • Tel: 077 414 266
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Waantacha Restaurant & Bar

Waantacha restaurant is located on a street that leads to Lamai Beach and serves tasty and healthy traditional Thai cuisine at affordable rates. Waantacha puts a lot of positive emotions into each portion and has a friendly atmosphere and is therefore a great place to make new friends. At first glance, it may not look outstanding but you’ll find that you can find good service and delicious food here.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Soi Lamai Beach 1
  • Tel: +66 (0)84 717 0444
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