Koh Samui has an array of dining options for you to venture to, combining the local ingredients and traditions of authentic Thai cuisine with contemporary culinary techniques and some of the island’s most scenic locations. If you want to try fresh local seafood or you are a steak lover, or even if you are making sure you live a fresh organic life there is something for everyone on Thailand’s third biggest island, Koh Samui.
1. Sa Being Lae
Thai and Seafood
Sa Being Lae Restaurant is one of the most well known and established restaurants in Koh Samui that serves mostly Thai seafood dishes. They offer traditional fresh seafood in a classic Thai style.
Owned and run by Mr.Amnart and his wife the restaurant has been open since 1990, they have strong family connections to the local fishermen, and everything that is sold here is fresh off the boat each day, with absolutely nothing being kept to sell-on again tomorrow.
The range of fish to choose from is extensive and the southern Thai cuisine is characterized by the number and variety of curried dishes on the menu. If you have a sweet tooth the kluay buad shi (bananas in sweet coconut milk) can’t be missed. Unlike other seafood restaurants in Samui, Sa Being Lae is affordable.
2. Coco Tam’s x Peppina
Italian Cuisine in Fisherman Village
On the ground floor dining room where you can enjoy our traditional Italian cuisine, fine wines, signature cocktails, premium spirits and local/international beers.
Continue upstairs to our open-air roof terrace. Here you have one of the finest views in Samui, overlooking Bohput beach and Koh Phangan in the distance. On this floor, they serve cocktails, wine, local/international beers and bar snacks.
3. Krua Bophut
Thai restaurant on the beach
Krua Bophut is an authentic Thai restaurant located in the beautiful Fisherman’s Village on Bophut Beach and is surprisingly one of the few Samui restaurants that specialize in traditional local cuisine, served in a lovely traditional Thai-style setting. The Royal Thai design of Krua Bophut is decorated with wood carving with almost the feeling of an antique Thai house.
The restaurant is located on the beach so you are able to enjoy the authentic Thai and Southern Thai cuisine while you sit under the stars with your feet in the sand which makes Krua Bophut one of the most romantic restaurants in Koh Samui.
As with many of the Thai restaurants on Koh Samui, there is a range of seafood on offer, but they also offer meat and non-meat traditional Thai food but overall the menu is limited but very well prepared.
4. The Shack
Best Steak house in the fisherman village
Established in 2003, The Shack is the original and longest-standing Steakhouse in Koh Samui, sat right in the middle of the quaint and famous Fisherman’s Village in Bophut.
With its unique open, charcoal grill and ‘Rhythm n Blues’ theme, The Shack’s relaxed environment will give you the ultimate dining experience.
The Shack only imports the highest grade of Australian and Japanese beef from Award-Winning Farms offering various cuts of Steak, ‘Cut to size’, prepared and grilled to your liking by our expert grillardins.
5. Dining on the rocks
Fine dining under the stars
Located at the Six Senses Resort, Dining on the Rocks has a reputation for serving some of the best food on Koh Samui. The fusion cuisine encompasses both regional and international dishes and you can be sure that there is an emphasis on sustainable and organic produce, of which some comes from their own garden.
The ideal time to visit Dining on the Rocks is just before sunset, where you will be able to really appreciate the scenery of the restaurant’s atmosphere. This restaurant takes pride in its stunning 270-degree view of Samrong Bay and features an intricate work of platforms and terraces, all linked together by luxurious walkways.
You will find familiar Asian favourites on the menu that have been tweaked and given a new twist to give food lovers an original yet exciting taste. The wine list is exhaustive and their cocktails are very well prepared. Dining on the Rocks is a fascinating restaurant where guests can experience a new way of dining under the stars
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