We trawled through the streets of Chaweng in search of the best food haunts, and bring you the best 10 restaurants to satisfy your foodie cravings.
Phensiri Thai Bistro
Looking for authentic Thai food in a cosy setting, with warm service offered by cheerful staff?
It may sound almost too good to be true, but Phensiri Thai Bistro is an eatery that ticks all the right boxes. Happy diners, well satiated with the local fare served at the restaurant, have also commended the level of attention and care from the owners and staff.
If this is your first times sampling Thai cuisine, you won’t go wrong with ordering well-loved classics such as Thai fish cakes, smoked duck curry, prawn curry, papaya salad, crispy chicken and morning glory.
Phensiri Thai Bistro is located at 80/30 Moo3 rd, Chaweng Beach, Samui, p. Malee Kitchen+66 77 945 151.
Open 12pm-10pm daily.
There are many great Thai restaurants on Chaweng Beach Road, but Malee Kitchen is on another level. This authentic Thai establishment serves the best that the cuisine has to offer. Located near the beach, seafood is naturally the specialty of Malee KItchen. Every single prawn dish is enjoyable, such as the prawn spring rolls, prawn chu chee, fried prawn and more. Not only that, Malee Kitchen’s non-seafood and vegetarian dishes are grand, too. Must-tries include: vegetarian golden bags, duck curry, pad thai, mango salad. Spice levels can be adjusted according to your preference, and the hospitable staff will gladly recommend alternate dishes if you have specific allergies.
Malee Kitchen is located at 17/58 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, p. +66 99 232 9236.
Open 12pm-10pm daily
Baan Ya Jai
This restaurant is so popular amongst tourists, there will always be a line of people queueing to have dinner here. Since then, the restaurant has applied a walk-in only approach for potential customers. This is a great way to know how good the food at Baan Ya Jai is. There are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to choose from; spring rolls, massaman curry, red curry chicken, papaya salad, stir fried morning glory and more. Whatever appetisers and mains you had, be sure to have their famous coconut ice-cream to finish off a great meal at this cosey little restaurant.
Baan Ya Jai is located at 161/10 Moo 2, Choengmon Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui, p. +66 99 479 0707
Open 1pm-10pm Monday to Thursday and the weekend. Closed on Fridays
Stacked welcomes diners with a relaxed, unfussy atmosphere. The menu offers something for everyone, from stick to your ribs dishes like the Country Fried Rack of Lamb and Braised Beef Cheek, to lighter mains the Black Cod in Parchment. If you’re craving for burgers, you’ve ended up at the perfect venue – go for Stacked’s signature, a wagyu beef burger featuring foie gras, truffle aioli, demi-glace and rocket on a lemon parsley bun.
Stacked is located at Ozo Hotel, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Samui, p. +66 77 915 200.
Open 12pm-12am daily.
The Hungry Wolf
A good venue for those who just want to messily devour a hefty burger, meatlovers and vegetarians alike. The Hungry Wolf offers a good range of burgers on their menu, like the wagyu burgers, the omniburgers and the vegan omniburgers. The toppings are complete; tomatoes, onions, pickles, cheese, peppers, they stack ‘em all in! Get some side dishes and drinks, and that’s lunch set up for you. If you don’t feel like eating a burger, this joint also serves other western food like pizza (especially try the margherita), pastas, burritos and wraps. Kids’ menu is also diverse. If you are vegan, no problem! The Hungry Wolf also has extensive vegan options!
The Hungry Wolf is located at 17/46 Moo 3, Koh Samui, p. +66 94 408 2243 .
Open 1:15pm-10pm daily.
Offering unobstructed views out to the coasts of Chaweng and a laidback atmosphere, Jungle Club makes a great venue for a relaxed evening of sundowners. Stay on for dinner so you can sample the restaurant’s variety of tasty Thai and international fare. The restaurant’s hilltop location makes it a tricky venue to locate, so if you’re unsure ring up the staff to get a pickup when you arrive at the foot of the hill.
Jungle Club is located at Chaweng Noi, 55 Moo 3, Bophut, Samui, p. +66 81 894 23 27.
Open 10am-9pm daily.
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Craving for a different kind of spicy? Perhaps a meal of flavourful Indian dishes will satisfy your palate. Stop by at Noori India, a popular dining venue set in the heart of Chaweng dishing out classics like curries, tandoori chicken, naan and a variety of aloo dishes. Prompt and friendly service rounds out your dining experience.
Noori India is located at 17/1 Moo. 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Samui, p. +66 77 300 757.
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Soak up the sea breezes and ocean views when you dine at this beachfront venue. The restaurant is hot with large groups and families but also caters to couples with its intimate “Candlelight Dinner” – a dining experience featuring a set up along the coasts, decorations like heart-shaped lanterns and a five-course meal complete with sparkling wine. The extensive menu lists a selection of Thai and international fare, along with a Thai buffet option on Monday nights.
Baitong Restaurant is located at 201 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Samui p. +66 77 413 483.
Open 7am-11pm (all day dining).
Prego Italian Restaurant
Craving Italian food while in paradise? Prego is where you should be heading to for lunch and/or dinner. Start your meal with a creamy burrata that comes with a range of bread slices, pesto and roasted garlic. Choose a main (or more) from a selection of pizzas, pastas and risotto, coupled with a nice bottle of wine. Finish off your meal with homemade dessert, especially the light and airy tiramisu, with creamy homemade ricotta cheese. Have any allergies or dietary restrictions? You can ask to adapt the menu items, so you can enjoy them too; from vegan cheese, lactose-free or gluten free options, Prego can do it all.
Prego is located opposite Amari Koh Samui on Chaweng Beach Road, Samui, p. +66 (0) 99 028 9378 and +66 7730 0317
Open 12pm-12am daily.
Diners have given Duomo the thumbs up for its mouthwatering fare and top-notch service. You may expect nothing less than authentic Italian food when you decide to dine here. Adding to the charm of the eatery is the attentive and thoughtful service provided by the friendly owners.
Foodies who have dined at Duomo have raved about the pizza, beef carpaccio and bruschetta here. We gave you a heads up, so do make sure to try these dishes when you dine at this restaurant!
Duomo is located at 60/33 Soi Montien House, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Samui, p. +66 77 300 504. Operation hours: 12:30pm-11pm daily.
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