The dining scene in Koh Samui is every bit as appealing and plentiful as the natural beauty and luxury resorts on the Thailand island. Whether it’s a cheap snack bar, fine dining experience, or something in between, Koh Samui offers something for everyone. Check out our pick of the best five restaurants in Koh Samui.
Dinner at La Boudoir is not just a tasty meal but a remarkable experience! The moment you arrive at this gem tucked away in the tropical rainforest of Mae Nam, you are received with a warm welcome by the friendly French owners and seated in a warm, romantic setting. The authentic French cuisine here is cooked with pure passion with highlights that include:
- Tender duck with figs
- Mouthwatering steak and foie gras
- Classic French crème brulee
While La Boudoir’s limited seating provides a cozy atmosphere, you should make reservations in advance.
If you don’t mind splurging a bit, the extraordinary dining experience at Tree Tops is well worth every dime. Situated on a tall hillside, this unique venue features eight individual gazebos among the treetops where patrons can enjoy candlelight privacy while admiring beautiful views of the lush vegetation and ocean. The menu offers a variety of dishes from European, International, and local cuisine with specialties like:
- Snow fish
- Foie gras and scallop
- Mediterranean lamb
Supattra Thai Dining:
Supattra is an excellent choice if you are looking for great food and atmosphere at a moderate price. Surrounded by lush jungle, this rustic outdoor venue boasts the freshest of seafood caught and cooked in the same day. For this reason, the menu can vary according to each day’s catch. However, just to give you an idea of the sumptuous dishes served here, examples include:
- Blue crab in yellow curry sauce
- Fried calamari
- Grilled fish on banana leaf
- Prawns in tamarind sauce
With limited seating, Supattra offers a warm, personable dining experience where the owner himself takes the time to explain every dish’s ingredients and preparation details to each patron table.
Located inside Poppies Resort near enough to Chaweng Beach for a beachside setting but far enough from the crowds to enjoy a private atmosphere, this lovely restaurant offers a broad menu of authentic Thai, Western, and International cuisine. You can choose to dine outside by the beach or in the dining room that is more like a garden of lush plants, water pools, and fountains. A few select pickings from the menu are:
- Marinated chicken in peanut sauce
- Deep-friend squid
- Snapper in lime and chili sauce
- Australian beef fillets with choice of vegetables
- Roast duck breast
If you are on a budget and looking for a nice, affordable Koh Samui restaurant, Spices Café is a modest-looking restaurant with impressive selections such as:
- Tuna tartare & fish
- Massaman curry
- Tiger prawn salad
- Stir-fried chicken and prawn
- Tom Yum soup
Spices Café offers a menu combining Thai, Asian, and vegetarian dishes with fresh, quality food and friendly, professional service.