Koh Samui’s Lipa Noi boasts gorgeous seafront dining venues where you can enjoy delicious food with your feet touching the sand, complemented with unbeatable sunset views. Most of the restaurants in Lipa Noi are family-oriented and serve a wide selection of local and international dishes. Check out Team Ministry’s picks for the best restaurants in Lipa Noi.
1. Mango Tree Restaurant
One of the most frequented restaurants in the area, Mango Tree features a simple yet attractive decor and a choice of seating: you can swing in the suspended hammocks, relaxing with a fresh coconut or a tropical juice, or opt for a low table surrounded by mats, for an authentic local dining experience. You can also grab a seat at the dining table set in the centre of this open-sided venue. When it comes to the cuisine, the choices are equally varied, as the restaurant serves a great array of genuine Thai dishes as well as delicious Western favourites, appeasing all palates.
2. Big John’s Restaurant
Big John’s Restaurant is a stylish beachfront venue featuring a modern interior and beautiful setting with tables placed right on the water’s edge. Offering a wide selection of Thai and Western dishes along with mouth-watering seafood platters, the restaurant exudes a romantic and laid-back atmosphere, catering to couples and families and offering a relaxed dining experience.
3. Nikki Beach Restaurant
Nikki Beach Restaurant is more a beach club than a dining venue. Providing a sophisticated and chilled out ambience, you could spend an entire day here, soaking up the out-of-this-world natural beauty, savouring signature cocktails and diving into the infinity swimming pool overlooking the stunning Golf of Thailand. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, this chic and modern establishment will offer you fresh sushi as well as other international and local dishes.
4. Think and Retro Cafe
Think and Retro is an ambitious project and a seafront cafe all rolled into one. Featuring a unique retro design with all the furniture made out of old containers and recycled items, this awesome venue is a must-visit. You get to sample outstanding Thai and seafood as well as “think about the value of all wasted things” and how they can be reused in our daily lives.
5. Sea Front Restaurant
Sea Front Restaurant is a beautiful family-friendly dining establishment featuring an elegant interior and a choice of indoor or alfresco seating. Indulge in some fantastic Thai cuisine while resting your feet on the still-warm talcum sand and watch the sky awash with incredible colours come sunset.
6. The Siam Residence Restaurant
For a truly intimate and sophisticated dining experience, head to the Siam Residence Restaurant. Featuring only a few tables, the restaurant offers a romantic and secluded atmosphere with candles flickering on the tables and super friendly service fulfilling all your wishes. Serving fantastic seafood and barbecue fare, you definitely won’t leave the place with an empty stomach.
7. The Five Islands
Embrace the incredible scenery, mouth-watering seafood and local cuisine at the upscale Five Islands. Featuring a modern and trendy decor, secluded location and stellar service, the restaurant is a real gem if you looking for some fine-dining options or plan to celebrate a special occasion with your better half. The open-sided venue sits nestled under a thatched roof, and provides dramatic vistas overlooking the mysterious Five Islands.