Samui Southern Coast Restaurants & Dining

Where and What to Eat in South East & West Coasts

Step off the beaten tourist track and discover Koh Samui's hidden culinary gems. The south east and west coasts are still fairly untouched by tourism and this shows in both the great prices and rustic settings.

A lot of Samui's fish are caught on the southern coast so if you love seafood this is where it's at its freshest. Dine on the beautiful pristine beaches and imagine what the island was like 50 years ago.


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4K Restaurant

Renowned for some unique fusion creations including their very own fusion Pizza, dining at the branded 4K (pronounced Fork) restaurant is a fabulous and fresh experience in the Koh Samui Restaurant scene. The Chic 4K restaurant is found directly on the beachfront within the X2 Samui Resort in Hua Thanon, the quiet south east corner of this paradise island.  Try also our famous Tapas and pop along to join the cosmopolitan group who hang out with us at our Thirsty Thursday’s event. Live Jazz, stunning ambiance and a unique informal first class style of service will see 4K become your first choice venue. Read More...

Ban Huathanon Seafood

Do you want a taste of totally authentic Samui cuisine during your holiday? Then check out Huathanon Seafood on the outskirts of Samui's only Muslim fishing village. Hugely - and justifiably - popular with local Samui folk, the restaurant serves up superlative treats like Prawn & Seaweed Spring Rolls, Yum Crispy Catfish, Deep Fried Duck and Crab Yellow Curry. Most of the fish used comes straight from the restaurant's live tanks, ensuring it's fresh and full of flavour. Get there around 6.30pm if possible, so there's time to enjoy the sunset from the balcony with an ice cold Singha or two before eating. Reservations are recommended.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Route 4169, Hua Thanon Village
  • Tel: 077 418 355

Hemingway's on the Beach

Settled amidst coconut trees directly on the secluded beach of Thongkrut fisherman’s village in the south of Samui, Hemingway’s on the Beach is an extremely popular beachfront restaurant. Chef Jaa’s home-cooking style has won the heart (and the stomach) of her guests with her genuine traditional Thai cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients, and with the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Thongkrut's Fisherman's Village
  • Tel: +66 (0)61 178 5550
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Laem Set Inn

Located on the Southeast tip of Samui, not too far from Lamai, Laem Set Inn is situated in one of Samui's most remote and secluded spots. If you're touring round the island, the Inn is the perfect place to drop in for a long lunch.

The wood-thatched restaurant looks directly out to the clear blue sea beyond and the large swimming pool. The owners make a great effort to ensure that the Inn is child friendly and have separate playgrounds for toddlers and older children - there's even a ferris wheel. For adults there's the pool, kayaks, peddle boats and snorkelling equipment all available for the use of non-guests visiting for lunch.

The short menu changes on a daily basis depending on what's fresh in the market. The dishes are a delicate balance of Pacific Rim and modern Thai. On any given day you may see the likes of Grilled fillet of chicken with oriental salsa and sweet corn on the cob, Crabmeat and Pomelo salad with a vinaigrette dressing and garlic toast, Steamed Prawns with garlic and sea salt served with chilli lime dip and melted butter or Hot-sour barbecued pork salad Thai style with fresh herbs, roasted ground rice and dried chillies on the menu.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 - 15:00
  • Location: Laem Set, Route 4170
  • Tel: 077 424 393
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Nikki Beach Samui

Nikki Beach Samui humbly describes itself as the “sexiest place on Earth”. Located in Lipa Noi, on the western coast of Samui, this state-of-the-art resort and trendy beach club brought to the popular island of Samui its long experience in entertaining jet-setter crowds on the beachfront with expansive buffets, live performances, beach barbecues, film screenings and more. Featuring chic settings, festive atmosphere, top-notch catering, and deliciously potent cocktails, Nikki Beach Samui is a fashionable venue that has all the assets for a memorable day (and night) on a cool tropical beachfront.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 09:00 - late
  • Location: Lipa Noi
  • Tel: 077 914 500
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Nuch’s Green Talay Restaurant

Opened in 2004 and named after the chef and manager Nuch, this authentic Thai restaurant serves central Thailand dishes in the charming fisherman’s village of Thong Krut in the southern area of Samui Island. 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. It 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: Daily from 15:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Thong Krut
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 887 9956
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Nun Bao Restaurant

Enjoy Asian flavoured comfort food prepared by a Belgian Chef with experience in Michelin starred restaurants (but lost in travel for the 20 years). Located near Ao Phang Ka, in the most authentic part of the island - the South, Nun Bao offers the signature house-made steamed buns and a choice of freshly made lemonades. Vegan and vegetarian options. Available for events. Delivery anywhere on the island.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Ao Pangka, Taling Ngam
  • Tel: +66 (0)62 213 4184
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Sweet Sisters Café

Sweet Sister 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-tracks’ 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 Sister Café. Their Thai dishes have a fusion twist and a great flavour, enhanced by the freshness and quality of the ingredients used to prepare it.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Baan Bang Kao Road (Corner of route 4173 and route 4170)
  • Tel: +66 (0)86 470 88631
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The Island View Restaurant

The Island View Restaurant is a beachfront venue located in Taling Ngam, on the west coast of Samui Island, a stroll away from Olanda Samui Resort. This great sundowner spot is the perfect place to spend a relaxing dinner on the beach while sampling delicious local specialities. Featuring covered and outdoor areas, The Island View has been pretty well thought-out to render Thainess in style. Mostly made of bamboo-and-thatch, and surrounded by coconut trees, this simple, neat and clean restaurant has all the assets of a postcard cliché, promoting the warmth and coolness of the tropics. Concerning food, the restaurant specialises in fresh fish and seafood dishes. They also have a list of cocktails served at only 100 baht during the daily happy hour from 17:00 – 18:30.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Taling Ngam beachfront
  • Tel: +66 (0)93 575 8209
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