The most frequented of Koh Samui’s resort, Chaweng boasts a cosmopolitan dining scene catering to travellers of all nations and ages and serving an incredible range of cuisines from across the globe. The best Chaweng restaurants include everything from traditional Thai eateries to high-end French restaurants and numerous midrange Western venues. Next to the yummy food, many Chaweng restaurants also offer amazing ocean views. Check out our picks for the best food in Chaweng!
1. Ristorante Duomo
Named after the impressive cathedral in Milano, Duomo is an appealing Italian restaurant tucked away in the small soi (alley) diagonally opposite to Starz Cabaret. Owned and run by an Italian restaurateur, the venue serves outstanding international cuisine and mouth-watering desserts, ensuring your treat buds are well and truly satisfied.
2. Khaw Glong
Celebrategenuine Thai cuisine at contemporary local restaurant Khaw Glong, set in a small alley behind the Kasikorn Bank. Authentic Thai food means spicy food, so remember to ask the friendly and helpful staff to cook a non-spicy version of any dish from the menu. Take into account that in high season the popular restaurant gets crowded fast, so a reservation is highly advised.
3. Tree Tops
Tree Tops is a one-of-a-kind fine-dining venue standing and one of the most photogenic Chaweng Restaurants. The restaurant features only eight tables, and each of them is nestled in a separate tree house, providing an intimate and romantic setting. Serving an eclectic mix of local and international fare, Tree Tops is a place to savour an unforgettable meal with family or that special someone.
4. Gringo’s Cantina
One of the pioneers of Chaweng’s cosmopolitan dining scene, Gringo’s Cantina is the first Tex-Mex restaurant in the area and one of the most reputable venues to sample original tacos, burritos, enchiladas and the Gringo’s speciality – Santa Fe pork ribs. Yum!
5. Red Snapper
Sophisticated and elegant but still laid-back, Red Snapper features an innovative menu and a romantic setting .If you are craving for some outstanding seafood, this is the place to go. Their lobster cannelloni is to die for! The mix of amazing food, impeccable service and great atmosphere will satisfy even the most discerning of diners.
Inspired by American surf culture, Stacked serves an incredible array of cuisine bound to appease all palates. Considering themselves “burger connoisseurs”, the Stacked cooking team puts all their effort into creating outstanding dishes using only the freshest high-quality ingredients. Besides the superb cuisine, Stacked is also famous for their fabulous signature cocktails.
7. Noori India
It’s not that easy to find a decent Indian restaurant outside of India, but luckily, there is one in Chaweng. Noori India is owned and run by an Indian Chef, who creates authentic and gorgeous dishes representing classic Indian cuisine. True to its Indian heritage, the restaurant caters to vegetarians too, offering more than 20 vegetarian dishes to choose from.
Prego serves scrumptious home-style Italian cuisine and really provides a feeling of a home away from home. The must-try is the authentic wood oven fired pizza, and, of course, leave some space for the delightful tiramisu – it tastes incredible at Prego!
9. Phensiri Thai Bistro
Phensiri Thai Bistro is a modern Thai-style restaurant inviting visitors to savour high-quality local cuisine in a casual and unpretentious setting. Serving simple yet delectable fare such as pad thai, curries, tom yum and gorgeous local desserts, Phensiri Thai Bistro restaurant is a must-visit for foodies.
10. Green Bird
Tucked away in the northern end of Chaweng beach road, Green Bird is a simple local eatery offering authentic and inexpensive local food. Spring rolls, cashew chicken, green curry and renowned papaya salad are only a few of their specialities. If you are fortunate enough, you can even indulge in some sticky rice with mango – a gorgeous Thai dessert, which is usually served in the morning.