Ad Hoc Beach Cafe is a cool spot to dine and drink while watching a sunset in Bophut. Down the stone pathway, the panoramic views across the bay of Bophut greet you. To your right, you'll be treated to views of the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. The place sports a wooden-floor terrace, intimate surroundings, and classy dining right by the sand.
Ad Hoc appeals to diners who like to get away from the crowds. Japanese, Thai and international fare with some fusion are thrown in for good measure. Even if you're not craving a heavy meal, sunset cocktails and cold beers at Ad Hoc are sufficient for making memories with the sun setting over the horizon.
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm (closed on Sundays)
- Location: 11/5 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 380
Alla Baia Pizzeria
Alla Baia Pizzeria is an Italian restaurant in Koh Samui that's well-known for its offerings of pizzas and a terrace overlooking the great seascapes of Bophut's bay. The distinctive exterior design that looks like a cross between a trattoria and a Thai sala makes this place hard to miss along Bophut’s beach road.
Besides the great views, your dining experience at Ad Hoc is uplifted by cool jazzy tunes as well as great Italian dishes. In addition to the Italian selections, you also have the choice of Thai-style seafood dishes such as fried shrimps and deep-fried sea bass with garlic and pepper. Their homemade tiramisu is also recommended.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 1 pm to 10.30 pm
- Location: 49/1 Moo 1, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 332 647
Café de Pier
Cafe de Pier is a classy beachside venue and popular dining spot in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. Closely associated with the Casa Lapin brand from Bangkok, Café De Pier brings the style and sophistication of the big city to the quiet little Fisherman’s Village of Samui.
The beachside café is resplendent in dark woods and boasts an open design intended to take full advantage of the great view out towards Koh Phangan. Overlooking the town’s rather decrepit pier, the restaurant serves a great selection of southern Thai-style seafood dishes, including an extensive platter as well as some unusual fusion dishes like sashimi tacos alongside excellent signature cocktails.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm
- Location: 50 Moo 1, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 430 680
Copacabana at Fisherman’s Village is a restaurant set in one of the famous traditional 2-storey fisherman’s houses that have made this village so popular. The restaurant is designed in a modern and colourful style and features 2 large terraces overlooking Bophut Bay and Koh Phangan in the background.
Copacabana is a restaurant serving dishes from all around the world, ranging from Turkish kebab to Thai crocodile steak, as well as American burgers and a great selection of traditional Thai and fresh seafood favourites. All in all, a great place to lunch or dine in cool settings with a splendid view.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 1 pm to 11 pm
- Location: 65, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)91 495 9590
Gusto Italiano is a restaurant run by a friendly Italian couple in Bophut. The restaurant serves quality genuine Italian fare in a nicely decorated renovated shophouse overlooking the sea, with romantic dining right on the beach also available.
Regarding the food, there’s a selection of crispy wood-fired pizzas and homemade al dente pasta prepared using many imported ingredients. If you fancy Italian food or just want to escape Thai food for a meal, Gusto Italiano is the place to go. They also have an excellent selection of reasonably priced house wines.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 1 pm to 11 pm
- Location: 73/3 Moo 1, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 332 514
Happy Elephant is a beachfront restaurant in Bophut’s Fisherman's Village that offers beautifully presented Thai and international dishes with a view. The restaurant is large and spacious and offers plenty of seating options – whether it be inside, on the terrace, or right on the beach overlooking the bay.
The semi alfresco dining experience at Happy Elephant is rather atmospheric, and it specialises in seafood. There's a buzz in the air as the place gets busy (it can accommodate up to 150 patrons) and a jazz band regularly livens things up even more. The restaurant is Thai-owned and managed, and they have English-speaking and friendly staff. You can find Happy Elephant about halfway down the main road, encompassing 2 adjacent properties.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm
- Location: 79, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 427 222
Karma Sutra is a restaurant in Bophut that serves Thai and western dishes in an unreservedly all-out retro hippy chic setup. 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 Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to midnight
- Location: 37 Moo 1, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)88 751 8674
Kohinoor Indian Restaurant
Kohinoor is the place to go for authentic Indian cuisine in Bophut, served in a cosy setting with mixed decor. Many find Kohinoor to be overstated while some find it rather understated. Its saffron-coloured walls are adorned with abstract paintings which in turn are counterpointed by more traditional Indian decor.
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- Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30 am to 11 pm
- Location: 74 Bophut Beach Rd, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)84 063 8285
Krua Bophut Thai Restaurant
Krua Bophut Thai Restaurant is among the most popular of the many excellent restaurants lining the seafront in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. It is one of a surprisingly few places which specialises in traditional local cuisine, served in a lovely traditional Thai-style setting.
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- Opening Hours: Daily from 1 pm to midnight
- Location: 16/16 Moo 1, Bophut Beach Road, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 430 030
Link Cuisine is a sophisticated Italian and Asian fusion restaurant in Bophut with a chic yet laid-back atmosphere. Their use of fresh high-quality ingredients and excellent service staff has made the place a fast favourite.
Popular choices from the menu include their fisherman lobster and tiger prawns with homemade egg noodles in a brandy and prawn bisque sauce while cheaper options include a range of 16 pizzas. The rooftop Link Lounge, overlooking the sea, is also a popular nightspot with special live DJ parties.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 10.30 pm
- Location: 79/3 Moo 1, Bophut Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 963 493
My Friend Restaurant
My Friend is a popular spot located between Bophut and Big Buddha Beach, and which is very different to most of the more upmarket dining options in the area. Although the place lacks 'tourist pull', it does, however, serve amazing Thai seafood at incredibly low prices.
If you are looking for a bargain meal without too much style, this is a place in Bophut not to be missed. This local place with a wonderful view is family-owned and offers pure Thai hospitality. They also have bungalows for rent.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9.30 am to 10 pm
- Location: Route 4171, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 187
Nirvana Restaurant & Bar
Nirvana Restaurant & Bar is a little gem of a restaurant in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. Staying in line with the original atmosphere of the village, this small and unpretentious venue has a charming vintage look and offers 3 dining sections.
Its front side is a great people-watching spot on the constant hustle and bustle of the street after 6 pm. Its terrace overlooks the sea with great views of Koh Phangan, and its beach dining area is a top-notch place for a romantic dinner with feet in the sand (or in the water, according to the tide). Serving Thai and international fusion food, this affordable restaurant is a great venue to dine or to take a nightcap.
- Opening Hours: Daily from noon to 11 pm
- Location: 73/1 Moo 1 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 515 2153
Samui Pier Restaurant
Samui Pier Restaurant belongs to Samui Pier Beach Front Resort, a charming compact boutique resort located in Bangrak (between Bophut and Big Buddha) in the northern area of Samui Island. Built in a contemporary style with a Mediterranean twist, the resort and restaurant feature large open-air spaces with a manicured lawn, coconut trees and great views Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7.30 am to 11 pm
- Location: 30/5 Moo 4 Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Tapas Barcelona brings the famous late-dining Spanish concept to Bophut Fisherman’s Village in style. Run by a Barcelona-born chef, this unique Iberian restaurant in Samui offers an excellent alternative and an opportunity to sample and discover other savours than those of the classic Thai tamarind sauce and other usual international favourites.
Set in a bright orange two-storey building located right before Karma Sutra, Tapas Barcelona is a cosy venue, a perfect place to spend a lively evening with friends while drinking cocktails or wine, and enjoying fresh tapas with 40 types available. The restaurant’s menu also features varied Spanish, Catalan, and Mediterranean dishes such as seafood paella), Spanish omelette, and arroz a la Cubana (Cuban style rice).
- Opening Hours: Daily from 2 pm to 11 pm
- Location: 44/1 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)80 078 7166
Emerald Irish Bar
Emerald Irish Bar is an Irish-owned dining and nightlife spot in Bophut that 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, Emerald has genuine Irish pub fittings and on the walls hang historic photos of old Dublin Guinness Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 2 am
- Location: 61/2 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 332 476
The Hut Café
The Hut Café is a simple and unflashy family business in Bophut serving delicious homemade Thai specialities at affordable prices. The restaurant is located toward the eastern end of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village.
From massaman and other curries to fresh seafood to classic Thai dishes, The Hut Café serves hearty, well-prepared food in a very Thai – in the sense of being laid-back – atmosphere. The restaurant is, in fact, the owners’ family house, to which a dozen tables have been added to seat customers inside or in front, for the alfresco experience.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 1 pm to 10 pm
- Location: Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 278 1536
The Shack Steakhouse
The Shack Steakhouse is a go-to in Bophut for when you’re craving mouthwatering barbeques steaks, ribs, and burgers. It features high-quality meats and fish and serves it all up in large portions with lots of different salads, marinades, dips, and dressings. And the result, despite the inauspicious, roadside location is that it gets quite packed almost Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6 pm to 11 pm
- Location: 88/3 Moo 1 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)81 425 5710
Yin Yang is a large and stylish French restaurant set in an old shophouse overlooking Bophut Bay in Fisherman’s Village. Run by French entrepreneurs, it features classy yet unpretentious contemporary styled decor and offers wonderful sea views to the north. You also have the ‘dining with toes in the sand’ option with the staircase to the beach is at the backside of the terrace.
Regarding food, Yin Yang serves an excellent choice of Thai favourites such as shrimps with basil leaves, fried squid with garlic and pepper, and chicken with cashew nuts. Set menus for a couples’ dining experience are also available with a Menu Sawadee featuring spring rolls, chicken satay, fried red snapper with garlic and pepper served with rice. The Menu Fisherman on the other hand features tempura shrimps, tiger prawns satay, crab red curry, lobster with garlic and pepper served with rice.
- Opening Hours: Daily from noon to 10 pm
- Location: 61/1 Moo 1, Fisherman's village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)93 575 2782