The great restaurants in Chaweng listed below make up a dining scene that’s on par with the popularity of this northeastern Koh Samui resort town. There’s an eclectic choice of dozens of venues serving cuisines from all around the world and at prices ranging from – according to European standards – ridiculously cheap to extravagant. There’s enough choice to satisfy the choosiest customer.
This Go Guide points you to where to eat in Chaweng and what to try with a list that’s been made accordingly to this state of affairs: you’ll find here places renowned for the quality of their food, décor, atmosphere, service and prices. Some of the restaurants featured below do not gather all of these topics but they share at least a will to offer their customers a memorable experience.
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Tree Tops Sky Dining & BarA unique "treehouse" fine dining experience
Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar at Anantara Lawana in north Chaweng is one of Samui’s most accomplished restaurants. It’s a top choice to head to if you are looking for a fine dining experience. With only 8 tables in the restaurant and each table an individual “treehouse”, the experience here is unique.
It’s worth mentioning that you won’t stand much of a chance to dine here without a reservation because of its popularity and the smallness of the establishment. The earlier you reserve, the wider the choice of tables. Tree Tops’ menu is well adequate and offers choices of red meats (with a clever choice of steak knives), seafood and Thai cuisine – all up to top standards. You can also try the set menus which come with wine pairings. 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
Duomo RistoranteA top spot for Italian cuisine
Duomo Ristorante, named after Milan’s cathedral, is located 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 in downtown Milan. The venue is cosy, the atmosphere relaxed and family-friendly, and the owner ensures that all things go smoothly. The staff members have a good level of spoken English.
Duomo is a favourite among Italian expatriates in Chaweng and it has high ratings, largely because its menu (Italian and English language) is dotted with regional peculiarities. The quality of the dishes served here – whether it be pasta, pizza, or else – is high. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 12.30 pm to 11 pm
- Location: 60/33 Soi MontienHouse, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 300 504
Khaw Glong TooBoutique Thai cuisine
Khaw Glong Too is one of the most popular restaurants in Chaweng for sampling genuine Thai cuisine. At this extremely popular restaurant, you can feast on freshly-cooked traditional dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients. Real Thai cuisine uses a lot of spices but you can choose from 4 levels of spiciness to suit your own preference without diminishing the experience.
Designed in contemporary Thai style and featuring a pleasant and friendly atmosphere, Khaw Glong Too is 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
Phensiri Thai RestaurantA wide variety of Thai classics
Phensiri Thai Restaurant 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 11.45 am to 11 pm
- Location: 80/30 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Rd, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 945 151
Red SnapperMediterranean-influenced dining in Chaweng
Red Snapper is a red-themed Chaweng restaurant that has red seat covers and napkins and red bird of paradise flowers. It 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.
Essentially a Mediterranean-influenced restaurant, you can enjoy dishes such as roasted duck breast with red wine sauce and polenta, roasted snow fish fillet in chorizo oil, a whole range of healthy salads and dessert treats such as poached pear Belle Helene. You’ll find live jazz here every night except Sundays and a sophisticated atmosphere that is very unlike the more laid-back, average Samui dining choice. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5 pm to midnight
- Location: 155/4 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Koh Samui 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 300 200
Jungle ClubHilltop dining with exceptional views
Jungle Club is a hillside restaurant with access that may be hair-raising (especially the last few metres) but it’s worth it for some of the best views on the island. The northerly views from Jungle Club are of Lamai, Chaweng, Bang Rak and the airport and, at midday on a sunny day, are quite simply unbeatable. Jungle Club’s restaurant is built out of completely natural products, has bamboo sofas with colourful cushions and several different types of chair and table arrangements.
The multilevel restaurant has several dining spaces, and you can choose from a wooden deck with Thai cushions to individual thatch-and-bamboo “salas” to the actual restaurant area itself with its jazzy and spacey music and smiling staff. Its menu items carry French influences. There are baguettes, salads, steak and chips and a selection of wines form the backbone of the menu and if you fancy going Thai then there is a selection of curries and other dishes to choose from. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Saturday–Wednesday from 8 am to 10 pm (closed on Thursdays and Fridays)
- Location: 44/11, Soi Panyadee, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)81 891 8263
Stacked Burger SamuiAmerican dining in Chaweng
Stacked is the signature restaurant of OZO Chaweng Samui, a trendy resort set right on the central part of Chaweng Beach. This American restaurant is located at the entrance of the resort on Chaweng Beach Road and features an outdoor terrace overlooking the hustle and bustle of the road, and an indoor dining area decorated in a classy modern style inspired by the American Surf culture.
Stacked is a great representation of American-style fine dining. Guests can enjoy Happy Hour every day from 11 am to noon and from 5 pm to 7 pm with great discounts on local beers, spirits and selected cocktails. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 3 pm to midnight
- Location: 11/34, Chaweng Beach Rd, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 915 222