Bophut and the adjoining Fisherman’s Village are the most sophisticated and sought-after retreats in Koh Samui. The luxury villas and five-stars resorts are perfectly matched by exquisite restaurants, meaning there’s no shortage of fine dining options in Bophut. Check out our quick guide to the best restaurants in Bophut!
1. Barracuda@the Wharf
Barracuda @the Wharf is a long-established fine-dining venue featuring a stylish decor and offering a romantic setting for an intimate dinner. Serving eclectic French and Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant usually draws in a full house, so making a reservation is highly advised.
2. Cafe 69
Lit up by eye catching neon lights, Cafe 69 is a casual dining venue with a simple interior but incredibly delicious contemporary Asian cuisine. Serving a wide selection of Thai, Japanese and Chinese dishes, you just have to try their spring rolls, genuine tom yam soup and delectable green curry – all three are simply divine.
3. Red Moon
Red Moon stands out with its red interior and bold sign set in front of the entrance. Inside the open-plan venue, you will find a spacious dining area dotted with high red tables and matching colour bar stools, inviting visitors to indulge in tropical cocktails and savour gorgeous French food and scrumptious Mediterranean dishes.
4. The Hut Cafe
The Hut Cafe is a simple Thai-style eatery serving inexpensive local food in an unpretentious setting. Treat your taste buds to an amazing curry, some grilled seafood and a traditional papaya salad. When planning a meal at The Hut Cafe, take into account that due to its small size the venue gets full fast, so a reservation is recommended.
5. Gusto Italiano
Gusto Italiano offers refreshing respite from the island’s ubiquitous Thai and seafood and provides an ample selection of gorgeous Italian food. Set right on the water’s edge, treat yourself to a romantic dining experience with your feet in the sand and a light breeze on your face, sipping a glass of wine and indulging in some amazing Italian pasta.
6. Zazen Restaurant
Celebrate outstanding local cuisine in the luxurious Zazen Restaurant. The award-winning fine dining venue serves contemporary Thai cuisine with added culinary flair, attracting visitors from all over the globe to indulge in the romantic atmosphere, savour scrumptious food and complete their fine-dining experience with a signature cocktail.
Boasting an absolutely beachfront location, Nirvana invites you to immerse yourself in the sophisticated and relaxed ambience and indulge in stunning ocean views. The venue serves delicious European and Asian fare along with the freshest seafood imaginable. Choose from the catch of the day displayed in front of the venue.
8. Alla Baia Restaurant
Set along the main road and boasting a distinctive exterior, Alla Baia Restaurant is hard to miss. This beautiful family-friendly Italian restaurant serves a wide range of authentic pizza, homemade pasta and incredible desserts. The venue also provides unbeatable views from the open terrace overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand.
If it’s not already on your bucket list, you should definitely add the Shades beachfront restaurant into your must-visit list in Bophut. A quaint facade, romantic atmosphere and superb contemporary Thai cuisine make this popular venue stand out among its neighbours, providing you with an unforgettable dining experience in Koh Samui.
10. Happy Elephant
Happy Elephant refers to two properties adjacent to each other, providing a large dining area with a choice of alfresco and indoor seating. Dotted with bronze, ceramic, wooden and golden statues of elephants, the restaurant has nothing in common with other midrange establishments of its kind. Happy Elephant serves gorgeous seafood and Asian fusion and turns into an atmospheric nighttime venue with live music and awesome vibes when the sun goes down.
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