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Thai cuisine is some of the best food in the world, and you've no shortage of great options to enjoy it on the island of Ko Samui.

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  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Ninja Crepes

Restaurants

Laem Din Market

Flea & Street Markets

Takho Bangpo Seafood

Restaurants

BARRACUDA @ The Wharf

Restaurants

H Bistro at Hansar Samui

Restaurants

Phensiri Thai Restaurant

Restaurants

Farmer's Restaurant and Bar

Restaurants

Sweet Sisters Cafe

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Kob Thai Restaurant

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Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar

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parttimetravel's City Tips

  • Many restaurants will adjust spice levels to Western tastes. If you want a kick, make sure to ask for your dish "Thai spicy."
  • When looking for street food, choose stalls that are busy with locals or have lines and high turnover. Avoid dishes that seem to have been sitting out for a long time.
  • Mix it up: Try both local street foods and some of the ambient restaurants for the best all-around experience.
  • Ninja Crepes
    Restaurants (Thai)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    This is my single favorite place to eat in Koh Samui. Why? It's classic Thai home cooking served street-style with no frills, on plastic or paper plates. You can't go wrong, and it's one of the best low-price meals you'll probably ever eat.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The open kitchen means you can often see your food being freshly cooked — I recommend you check it out!
    • It can get busy here, but wait times are never very long. Things move quickly.
    • Take-away is another good option if you want to drop in and take some fantastic Thai food with you to the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Unfortunately it has closed! 02/08/2018
    • The best food at Koh Samui. 27/03/2018
    • Ninja Crepes
    Address:
    Road 4171
    1 Kilometee from entrance of Fisherman Village on the way to Big Buddha
    Chaweng, Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 89 666 8368
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$7
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Laem Din Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    parttimetravel Says:

    During the day, Laem Din Market is a colorful display of the fresh produce that supplies local restaurants. By night, it's an incredible night market with some of the island's best local eats and street food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The night market runs from 6pm to 2am.
    • Don't miss the curries!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Chaweng
    • Authentic Thai food at great price 22/01/2019
    • Local market, for the locals 07/09/2018
    • Laem Din Market
    Address:
    Soi Reggae
    near Petch Bucha Thai Boxing Stadium
    Chaweng, Bophut
    Thailand
  • Takho Bangpo Seafood
    Restaurants (Seafood, Asian, Thai)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    When on an island, it's often best to go with what's fresh and from Koh Samui... and that is seafood. This local spot on the beach is a go-to for fresh seafood, served Samui style.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Some of the staff speaks English — be sure to ask what's in season.
    • Be sure to eat something with the other local specialty item besides seafood: coconut.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #321 of 1,215 restaurants in Ko Samui
    • Good and cheap. 05/06/2019
    • Nice location, average food 23/05/2019
    • Takho Bangpo Seafood
    Address:
    56/4 Moo 6
    Maenam subdistrict
    84330
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 420 010
  • BARRACUDA @ The Wharf
    Restaurants (Mediterranean)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Fine island dining at a reasonable cost. The German chef here expertly blends European and Asian flavors to create a memorable meal.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The house wine is particularly good here.
    • Fresh tuna menu items are consistently good.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Holiday 09/03/2018
    • RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 15/01/2018
    • BARRACUDA @ The Wharf
    Address:
    62/9 Moo. 1
    Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 430 003
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • H Bistro at Hansar Samui
    Restaurants (Seafood, European, Thai, Asian)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    H Bistro is for the trendier at heart, and the food is truly great. The outdoor patio offers wonderful sunset views, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The cuisine is mostly French/Mediterranean, but the Thai dishes are excellent as well.
    • Located at the Hansur Samui Resort.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 559 restaurants in Bophut
    • Romantic and Delicious 03/04/2019
    • Not what we hoped for ! 29/03/2019
    • H Bistro at Hansar Samui
    Address:
    101/28 Moo1, Bophut, Koh Samui
    Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 245 511
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Phensiri Thai Restaurant
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    A budget spot that still has a wonderful ambiance, this is a particularly comfortable place to taste classic Thai cuisine in a modern setting. It's a family-run bistro serving great food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The restaurant offers Thai cooking classes.
    • A great place to try the classics: som tam, tom yum, and any and all curries.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 208 restaurants in Chaweng
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent experience!! 25/06/2019
    • Opened Early and Ordered For Us! 17/06/2019
    • Phensiri Thai Restaurant
    Address:
    80/30, Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Rd.
    Chaweng, Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 945 151
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$19
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:50 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Farmer's Restaurant and Bar
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Uniquely set among fields and rice paddies, Farmer Restaurant serves up local dishes often made with produce grown on site.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are five types of rice grown here to choose from to go with your meal!
    • Duck is often a highlight on the menu.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 135 restaurants in Mae Nam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food-amazing place 18/06/2019
    • A very different peaceful experience 19/02/2019
    • Farmer's Restaurant and Bar
    Address:
    1/26 Moo 4, Tambon Mae Nam
    Mae Nam
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 447 222
    Other:
  • Sweet Sisters Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe, Asian, Thai, International, Fusion, Healthy)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    This spot serves up some of the best fresh food on the island, with vegan, vegetarian, and many healthy options. It's clean eating with an emphasis on Southern Thai cuisine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the daily specials to get the freshest meal.
    • Dairy-free and gluten-free options are available on request.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 15 restaurants in Na Mueang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Probably my favourite food in all of Samui 28/05/2019
    • Coffee 03/04/2019
    • Sweet Sisters Cafe
    Address:
    Baan Bang Kao Road (Corner of route 4173 and route 4170)
    84310
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 86 470 8631
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Kob Thai Restaurant
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Traditional Thai dishes served on a relaxing property: You can eat under a thatch canopy beside a pool here! Relax and enjoy the excellently prepared local flavors! Great value.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you're in the mood, try one of the tasting menus.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 149 restaurants in Lamai Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disappointing all around 16/06/2019
    • Nice but 14/06/2019
    • Kob Thai Restaurant
    Address:
    101/18 Moo 3
    Lamai Beach, Maret 84310
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 82 534 9325
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar
    Restaurants (European, International, Contemporary, Fusion)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Yet another unique dining location! Guests at Tree Tops literally eat among the canopies, in cute, individual tree houses. It's one of the finer dining options on Ko Samui and well worth a splurge.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is an in-house sommelier for you wine enthusiasts.
    • Reservations are a good idea here.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 208 restaurants in Chaweng
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Honeymoon 25/06/2019
    • A must visit! 20/06/2019
    • Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar
    Address:
    92 / 1 Moo 2
    Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
    Chaweng, Bophut 84320
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 960 333
    Price range:
    US$36 - US$244
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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