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10 Awesome Restaurants on Koh Samui Thailand

Best Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Below is a list of my 10 favorite foreign restaurants on Koh Samui. Even though Thai food is great, it’s also good to take a little break and have some incredible tasting foreign food paying half of the cost you would back in America.

1- Scandic Swedish Restaurant (
One of my favorite restaurants on the island which is ran by Johan (aka Coach). He is a good guy who is there nearly every day to chat with his customers. The food portions are large and of high quality. Located on Chaweng Beach Road.

Recommendation: Swedish Meatballs (7usd), Texas Beef Steak, or Massaman Beef (4usd)

2- Embassy Lakeview Guesthouse ( CURRENTLY CLOSED
Located along “Chaweng Lake”, next to the massage shops. This is by far one of my favorite Italian restaurants on Koh Samui which has the best Italian style pizza. This is a small place which is part of a guesthouse, so the prices are VERY reasonable. The owner is Luigi, an Italian who personally makes all the food.

Recommendation: Diavola Pizza (6usd)

3- Juzza Pizza (
One of my favorite restaurants in Fisherman’s Village and has my favorite chicken dish on the entire island. This small place is located right on the beach.

Recommendation: Satinbocca of Chicken Breast (12usd) or Seafood Pasta

4- The Shack (
Located in Fisherman’s Village, this is known by all for being the best steakhouse on the island. You are paying American prices, but the steaks are chilled, not frozen, and made to order. The owner takes great pride in his restaurant. Not cheap, but worth it for special occasions.

Recommendation: Wagyu Steak (50usd)

5- Gringos (
Right off of Chaweng Beach Road, this is the best Mexican restaurant on Koh Samui. I only recommend one thing here, but it’s great.

Recommendation: Beef Fajitas (10usd)

6- Cat Can Doo (
Located in Bangrak directly across from the Seatran Pier. This is a great place for cheap drinks and is also my favorite rib place.

Recommendation: 1 Kilo of Pork Ribs (12usd)

7- Bikini Bar:
Located in Lamui right on the beach near the McDonalds. This is an excellent place to get a burger and relax on the beach.

Recommendation: Bacon Cheese Burger or Jerk Ribs

8- Mama’s Burger:
Located on the main road when heading to Lamai from Chaweng, you will see this small 70’s style American Burger restaurant on your right and is next to the popular Buddys Resort. Offers great American style hamburgers and fries.

Recommendation: Bacon Cheese Burger (6usd)

9- Fuji Restaurant:
This is the most popular Japanese restaurant chain in Thailand which can be found inside just about every shopping mall. On Samui you will find it in the Chaweng Tesco Lotus shopping center.

If you like Sushi, get the sushi. If you like cooked meat, get the beef or chicken sets. This is a great place to get a complete meal starting at 5 dollars.

Recommendation: Beef Set (6usd)

10- Piri Piri Flaming Chicken:
A great place to get a healthy chicken meal. This is a popular restaurant found throughout Thailand and is located on the beach road of Chaweng next to the Pizza Hut and McDonalds.

Recommendation: Half Chicken flavored to your preference (7usd).

Posted on Gods of Thailand December 23, 2013 in


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