These best Thai restaurants in Koh Samui will give you the chance to discover all the subtleties of one of the most revered cuisines in Southeast Asia. Thai cuisine in Koh Samui benefits from all the influences that the country offers, with dishes from the 4 main areas of Thailand, themselves influenced by neighbouring countries.
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SaffronFive-star dining with views in Lamai
Saffron is an outstanding restaurant set at the top of a hill, overlooking the Andaman Sea and the northeastern coast of Samui Island. The restaurant is located in the northern area of Lamai, on the grounds of the majestic Banyan Tree Samui.
With a refined atmosphere and décor, impeccable and discreet service and, above all, delicious Thai food, Saffron is the kind of venue dedicated to a memorable treat of the senses in Koh Samui. Many guests residing in other resorts book a table and come to Saffron for the view and experience – sometimes more than once during their stay.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6 pm to 11 pm
- Location: Banyan Tree Samui, 99/9 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 915 333
Kob ThaiFriendly settings and great, fairly priced Thai cuisine
Kob Thai is one of the most popular restaurants in Lamai, located in a very tranquil environment some 200 metres from Samui’s Ring Road. The restaurant opened in 2012 under French management and is set on a rather large plot featuring 8 salas and a swimming pool.
The setting, location and features come together to make the venue very family-friendly. A big highlight is the dishes on offer. Kob Thai specialises in traditional Thai dishes prepared by a talented team. Furthermore, the restaurant is unpretentious and fairly priced. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 12 pm to 10.30 pm
- Location: Haad Lamai 3, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)82 534 9325
Khaw Glong Thai RestaurantPopular in Chaweng for genuine Thai cuisine
Khaw Glong Thai Restaurant is one of the most popular venues for sampling genuine Thai cuisine in Chaweng. At this extremely popular restaurant, diners can feast on freshly-cooked traditional dishes, prepared with fresh local ingredients.
The restaurant is designed in contemporary Thai style and features a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. You can find Khaw Glong located in a small alley off Chaweng Beach Road, behind the Kasikorn Bank next to Iyara Beach Hotel & Plaza.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 1 pm to 9.30 pm
- Location: 200/12 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)89 154 4560
Tree Tops Sky Dining & BarFirst-class Thai dishes in Chaweng
Tree Tops is Anantara Lawana Resort’s signature award-winning restaurant. In addition to serving first-class dishes, this restaurant lets its guests dine in a unique environment: eight private open-sided tree-houses perched in the canopy. Each of them can seat up to eight dinners, making reservations mandatory.
The feeling of dining in such an original place is already intense, and the quality of the Thai food served at Tree Tops will take your taste buds to a new high. Thai cuisine is here revisited by the chef, who has a long experience in blending flavours from all around the world. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6 pm to 11 pm
- Location: Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, 92/1 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 960 333
Phensiri Thai BistroClassic Thai homemade dishes in South Chaweng
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 am to 10.30 pm
- Location: 80/30 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Rd, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 945 151
Nuch’s Green Talay RestaurantCentral Thai dishes in Thong Krut
Nuch’s Green Talay Restaurant is an authentic Thai restaurant that serves dishes from central Thailand in the charming fisherman’s village of Thong Krut, on Koh Samui’s south. The restaurant opened in 2004 and was named after its chef and manager. The area is remote and undeveloped, yet deserves to be visited if you would like to see the real Samui, the way it used to be before the advent of mass tourism.
The restaurant is decorated in a simple and elegant Thai style, featuring white walls and dark wooden furnishing and beams and marble flooring. Regarding food, Chef Nut and Chef-Assistant Nin are as original as they are friendly. Their signature dish is green curry, and they do their best to prepare dishes otherwise difficult to find in Samui.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 3 pm to 10 pm (closed on Mondays)
- Location: 31/4 Moo 5, Thong Krut, Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 887 9956
The Hut CaféAffordable homemade Thai specialities
The Hut Café is a simple and unflashy family business serving delicious homemade Thai specialities at affordable prices in Bophut. You’ll find it toward the eastern end of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, directly opposite The Waterfront Hotel.
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 1pm to 10pm
- Location: 3/3 Moo 1, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 278 1536
Sweet Sisters CaféA small and inviting spot in Baan Bang Kao
Sweet Sisters Café is located along Samui’s Ring Road, between Laem Sor and Laem Set in the southern part of Koh Samui. This off-the-beaten-track location should not curb your enthusiasm to stop by and sample their excellent organic food. The venue is quite small yet inviting. Simple and comfortable, it also features games for children.
Everything served – or sold on the shelves – here is natural and organic: there is no use of MSG or other chemical enhancing agents at Sweet Sisters Café. Their Thai dishes have a fusion twist and a great flavour, enhanced by the freshness and quality of the ingredients used to prepare them.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm
- Location: 4170, Na Mueang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)86 470 8631