There are hundreds of restaurants in Koh Samui to suit all tastes and palates. From traditional Thai to pizza and burgers to seafood, there is no shortage of choices for food or restaurants on the island. But how to distinguish those offering excellent food from those serving run-of-the-mill fare? If you are in a mood for some really interesting food experience, you can try out any of these top five restaurants in Koh Samui.
(Central Bophut, Fisherman's Village)
The restaurant which was originally located in Chaweng has now relocated to its present and more sedate location at Fisherman's Village. Over the years, its popularity has only increased – visitors throng here to savour the finest in Italian dining. The menu is worth reading for its entertainment value alone. The restaurant has a beautiful wooden terrace with great sea views.
(Lipa Noi Beach)
Nikki beach in Koh Samui is the most sought out destination for the jet setters and the sunbathers. The beach club here offers the ultimate daytime dining experience. You can dine in the dining area or the plush beds near the pool. The menu includes fresh Raw Bar, Spagetti Los Cabos, Sushi, Crispy Coconut Shrimp, Chicken Satay, Mediterranean Nicoise Salad, Kobe Beef Sliders, Asian Tapas Platter and many other delicious items.
(Zazen Resort, Samui Ring Road, Bophut Beach)
This upscale, sophisticated restaurant has time and again been ranked as Samui's best restaurants. You can try out the superb Thai fusion dishes, especially duck breast with Thai green pepper sauce. The service is great and this is the place diners head to for a romantic rendezvous.
(23 Moo 4, Bangrak beach)
This is Koh Samui's only two-storeyed restaurant situated in the heart of the trendy Bangrak area. Originally built more than 40 years ago, the tastefully decorated restaurant, bar and lounge offers a world-class dining experience amidst beautiful views and attentive service. Aside from the freshest seafood, you can choose from a wide selection of international and Thai favorites, as well as daily specials that promise great quality and good value for money.
(Next to Chaweng Regent Restaurant)
Considered amongst the most celebrated restaurants in Koh Samui, Red Snapper offers casual yet refined dining with great service. Located in the heart of Chaweng Beach, the restaurant boasts tasteful décor, space, privacy, entertainment, and a wide selection of Mediterranean fare with a twist. There is also live music from 9:30pm till the early morning hours. Guests can dine in the air-conditioned indoors or in the outdoor open-air terrace dining areas.