Where to Dine

In recent years an international community of entrepreneur restaurateurs

have brought to Samui the cuisines of Japan, Italy, Germany, India, Switzerland,

France, Sweden and Mexico, among others. Good Western cuisine can now

be found in almost every village on the island. Need a “back home” style snack

or a fast-food fix? There are excellent bakeries, ice cream parlors, and the island’s

first  Big Macs.  Like to try cooking your own Thai food or learn more about

how it’s done? With the establishment of a modern Culinary Institute

opened in 1998 especially for visiting foreigners, as well as cooking

demonstrations at some of the island’s large hotels.

One of the things that makes Samui so appealing  is the fact that you can still

stop at a street cart for a 30 baht plate of Phat Thai or Fried Rice, while just

a round the corner a lavish buffet is being served on the beach. All the options are

here, including several Thai vegetarian restaurants. Like to try cooking your

own Thai food or learn more about how it’s done?  You can ! With the

establishment of a modern Culinary Institute opened in 1998 especially

for visiting foreigners, as well as cooking demonstrations are done at some

of the island’s large hotels.

Restaurant Hygiene

All restaurants and food vendors serve safe bottled drinking water,

and most use clean factory-made ice cubes. Vegetables are washed

in tap water but safe when cooked. You may want to avoid eating

raw ones.

Many seafood restaurants display their wares on ice for customers

to see. When choosing fish, look for bright (not cloudy) eyes, and a

bright crimson color under the gills. The fish should be firm to the

touch. Don’t hesitate to smell shellfish for freshness before choosing


A final tip: If going to a buffet, try to get to there early. In a

Tropical climate, the longer the food has been exposed,

the greater the chance for contamination.

It is now impossible to list all the restaurants on the island, but here

are some of the famous:




Baan Thai Food Garden


Original Thai cuisine, seafood, traditional garden restaurant.

Big John Seafood


Spend an unforgettable evening watching a stunning sunset while dining.

Blue Banana

Big Buddha

Restaurant and tropical flower garden.

Budsaba Restaurant


Exquisite Atmosphere and Traditional Cuisine

Catcandoo Bar & Grill


most famous Sports & Beach Bar & Grill – Soi Green Mango

Chez Andy


The best Steaks on Koh Samui

Chilli Pub & Restaurant


We cook because we love to cook, we hope you like to eat.

Colibri Food Supply


The finest imported international Food and Beverage in Samui.

Deutscher Biergarten


If you miss German sports,German food.

Drop In


Large popular restaurant, extensive menu ,wine and seafood.



Try our specialties from the stone grill, prepared on your table.

Il Mulino


Fresh bread, home-made Focaccia, Grissini, Pizza and Cappuccino.

Il Tempio


Ristorante Pizzeria Italiana, Italian chef ans management.

Jubilee At’s Terrace

Chaweng Noi

Tasty seafood, tempting Thai food, wide selection of wines.

La Taverna


The only place in Samui where you can get the original Neapolitan pizza.

Magic Light


Swiss chef introduces international and Swiss specialties.

Moon Dance


Excellent Thai food, romantic dining and live music.



An authentic taste of Italy in Chaweng, we are Italian.

Panviman Restaurant


Quality Swiss food prepared by Swiss chef.

Pizza Garden


For many years the pizza-tip on Koh Samui.

Rocky’s restaurant


Delightful International & Thai cuisine in our beachfront restaurant. Ideal for families and couples.

Salathai Restaurant


A highly recommended place by the locals, the food here is well worth a try.

Sand & Sea Restaurants


At Sand Sea Resort & Spa , Front Beach , Romantic place , Drink and food made from local people.

Spice Island


The best traditional Thai cuisine in a beautiful and relaxed setting.

Sunset Restaurant


Meeting point for friends of Harley Davidson, Triumph and other big bikes.

Swiss Inn Restaurant & Steakhouse


Wir begruessen Sie in unserem Restaurant am Meer.

The Ark Bar


B.B.Q. on the beach, real English sausages, beef and more.

The Terrace


The best of Thai food in a lush tropical garden.

Toto & Peppino


Ristorante, Pizzeria, nel centro di Chaweng.

Vecchia Napoli


Ristorante & pizzeria, Italian chef and management.

Will Wait Restaurant


Breakfast, Thai, Chinese, Western Food, Videos, own bakery.