Bang Por is a paradise-like beach retreat featuring a fair number of tourist facilities, but still maintaining the original charm of Koh Samui. Laid-back and quiet, the village is dotted with a handful of eateries sitting right on the beach or tucked away in the village.
Often cited as some of the best restaurants in Koh Samui and even across Thailand, restaurants in Bang Por mostly serve seafood, so if you fancy fresh fish, jumbo prawns, clams and lobster, Bang Por is the place for you! Check out our picks for the best restaurants in Bang Por.
1. Krua Bang Po
Krua Bang Po is a local shack-style eatery featuring plastic chairs and bamboo tables placed on the water’s edge. Despite such its simple setting, the restaurant gathers crowds of visitors due to its stellar reputation. Serving succulent seafood, mouth-watering meats and scrumptious Thai food, you’ll definitely leave Krua Bang Po with a full stomach!
2. Bang Po Beach Restaurant
Located within the Bang Po Beach Resort, Bang Po Beach Restaurant is a tiny restaurant serving authentic local cuisine in a relaxed and secluded setting with a lush tropical garden serving as the backdrop. If you are travelling through Bang Po to Chaweng or Nathon, this simple beach restaurant makes for a great pit-stop. You can sip some fresh juice or opt for a coconut and have a few snacks before continuing on to explore the island.
3. Som Restaurant
You can walk into Som Restaurant straight from the beach – and why wouldn’t you? The venue is a great spot to cool off under the thatched roof and sample some genuine Thai cuisine. Also specialising in seafood, Som Restaurant is a great place to catch some stunning sea views and savour inexpensive grilled fish in a simple setting.
4. Celli’s Pizzeria Italiana
Enjoy a refreshing break from a Thai and seafood diet and head to Celli’s Pizzeria Italiana, a casual beachfront restaurant serving authentic thin crust pizzas with the toppings of your choice. The super-friendly staff and relaxed ambience along with the delicious food might just make you one of their regulars.
5. Bang Por Seafood
The unpretentious Bang Por Seafood is easy to miss, but it’s really worth a visit. Nestled right on the beach, the restaurant serves scrumptious seafood and delectable Thai fare. Treat your taste buds to some gorgeous grilled fish or opt for the octopus served in coconut milk while admiring a breathtaking sunset and listening to the sounds of the ocean.