Photo: Chaweng Beach.

Eat and meet



Nathon


Where to eat in Nathon
Western Ko Samui

Nathon is a transit town for the vast majority of both foreign and Thai visitors, and it is with good reason that few people stick around. Should you find yourself with a few hours to kill though, a few restaurants are worth trying both in town and along the northern stretch of beach and mudflats that runs up to Laem Yai. And along with Lipa Noi and Taling Ngam to the south, Nathon enjoys... Read our full review of Where to eat in Nathon.

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Bang Po


Where to eat in Bang Po
Northern Ko Samui

Bang Po is a true food destination thanks to the many local-style seafood restaurants strung along the beach road. Around a dozen large eateries all look quite similar and have almost interchangeable names, all with sea-view tables set up under simple metal roofs beside the beach.... Read our full review of Where to eat in Bang Po.

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Mae Nam


Where to eat in Mae Nam
Northern Mae Nam

While it’s not the place for nightlife, Mae Nam’s low-key village has a strong selection of restaurants serving cuisines from all over the... Read our full review of Where to eat in Mae Nam.

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Bophut


Where to eat in Bophut
Northern Ko Samui

Bophut Beach, and in particular the Fisherman’s Village, is one of the best places on Samui to enjoy a mellow night of eating, drinking and relaxing.... Read our full review of Where to eat in Bophut.

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Bang Rak


Where to eat in Bang Rak
North Samui

While Bang Rak is far from the pinnacle of Samui's food scene, plenty of options will keep you sated. Central Bang Rak has a typical cluster of tourist fare on offer, but walk a bit further and you'll find some better selections.... Read our full review of Where to eat in Bang Rak.

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Choeng Mon


Where to eat in Choeng Mon
Northeast Ko Samui

With a couple of notable exceptions, Choeng Mon's food scene, at least at the affordable end of the spectrum, tilts towards the bleak or woefully overpriced. If you have your own wheels, we recommend heading elsewhere for meals.... Read our full review of Where to eat in Choeng Mon.

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Chaweng


Where to eat in Chaweng
Eastern Chaweng

The main drag through Chaweng is stacked with so many Thai restaurants, barbecue joints, steakhouses, fast-food outlets, food courts, cafes, pubs and nightclubs that indecisive travellers might implode. Many places offer voluminous menus full of Thai, Western and perhaps Indian or Chinese dishes that are not cheap, with none of it done particularly well. With that said, you will come across some... Read our full review of Where to eat in Chaweng.

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Lamai


Where to eat in Lamai
Eastern Ko Samui

Despite the popularity of Lamai, we were pretty underwhelmed by the food. Along the strip you'll find typical tourist fare – Italian, Indian, Thai and so on – and plenty of pubs and bars. For better options, get off the strip or head to the evening... Read our full review of Where to eat in Lamai.

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Lipa Noi, Taling Nam and the south coast


Where to eat in Lipa Noi, Taling Nam and the south coast
Western Ko Samui

Like most of the accommodation, Lipa Noi's food scene is laidback and low key. With the exception of Nikki Beach Club at the northern end of central Lipa Noi, there is nothing fancypants around here – which isn't to say there isn't some good eating... Read our full review of Where to eat in Lipa Noi, Taling Nam and the south coast.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ko Samui? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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