Clay Beach Top Restaurant Recommendations

Koh Samui has no shortage of delicious eateries to choose from. Whether youre looking for a local Thai dish or a more international meal influenced by the growing expat community, youll be spoilt for choice.


From modern restaurants to local night markets, theres something to suit everyones palate. A great way to sample some of the delicious local cuisine is to visit the street food stalls and night markets. Here you can find an abundance of treats to tantalise your taste buds. From freshly cooked pad thai to grilled fish dishes, theres something to suit every budget. The street food vendors are usually extremely friendly and willing to chat and explain each dish. If youre looking for a more formal dining experience, theres plenty to choose from.


The islands expat community has brought with it a wealth of international restaurants. From Italian to Indian, theres a variety of cuisines to choose from. Theres also a number of finedining restaurants offering topnotch dishes and service. No matter what your tastes, Koh Samui has something for everyone!

Here are Clay Beachs’ top ten restaurant recommendations:  

  1. CHADA Chef’s Table, Nathon 


If youre looking for a truly extraordinary dining experience, Chada Culinarys new restaurant in Nathon is definitely the place to be. With over 25 years of professional experience, Chef Jeremy creates stunning 8++ course dishes that are a feast for the eyes and the palate.


When you first step through the door, youll be welcomed into a luxurious and private setting. Youll be seated at one of the elegant tables and given the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ambiance before your meal.


As you sip on an aperitif, youll be treated to an amusebouche, a small taste of whats to come. The courses that follow will be a delightful journey through the culinary world. Each dish will be prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail. From the delicate flavours of the starters to the robust and complex main courses, every bite will be full of flavour and texture. As you savour each dish, youll be able to appreciate the skill and creativity that went into creating them. Chef Jeremys dishes are truly works of art, and youll be delighted by the presentation.

  1. Foxtrot Bistro, Bangrak


If you‘re looking for somewhere special to eat in Samui, look no further than Foxtrot Bistro. Located on the northeast side of Bangrak, this new restaurant has something for everyone. Enjoy crafty cocktails, eclectic food and breathtaking views of Bangrak Beach. The menu at Foxtrot Bistro is sure to please. From traditional Thai dishes to international favorites, there is something for everyone.



The menu is constantly changing so you can always try something new. The cocktails are all freshly made and are sure to tantalize your taste buds. The atmosphere at Foxtrot Bistro is relaxed and laid back. Enjoy a leisurely meal while taking in the stunning views of Bangrak Beach. The sunsets here are particularly beautiful, which makes it the perfect spot for a romantic evening out.

  1. Sweet Sisters, Na Mueang


Sweet Sisters is one of the best Thai restaurants on the Island. Located in a remote area south of the Island, Sweet Sisters is the perfect spot for a delicious and healthy meal. At Sweet Sisters, we pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients. All the items on the menu are cooked with ingredients that are grown at the restaurant itself or brought in from local farmers. They never use MSG in any of our menu items; we only use natural and organic produce.



We understand that everyone has different tastes and needs when it comes to food. Thats why they offer a wide variety of dishes on our menu. Whether youre looking for something light and healthy or something spicy and flavorful, Sweet Sisters has something for everyone.

  1. 2 Fishes, Bophut, Fisherman’s Village


2 Fishes specializes in delicious Italian cuisine. Whether youre looking for a romantic dinner for two or a fun night out with friends, 2 Fishes is the perfect spot. Their menu features classic Italian dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients.



From homemade pasta dishes to classic desserts, they have something to satisfy every palate. We also offer a wide selection of wines to complement your meal. What makes 2 Fishes even more special is its location. We are only a short drive or walk from the Clay Beach Villas, so you can enjoy a delicious meal and then take a leisurely stroll along the beach. And if youd rather stay in, we offer delivery and takeaway services. 

  1. Federico’s, Bophut


When it comes to Italian food, theres no denying that it is one of the most beloved cuisines in the world. And if youre looking for an authentic Italian experience on Koh Samui, then look no further than Federico.



Federico is one of the best Italian restaurants on the island, offering an array of delicious dishes cooked with love. From classic pizzas to homemade ravioli and tortellini, youll find a variety of dishes to satisfy your Italian cravings. Their menu also includes gnocchi, fettuccine, and lasagne that will make your mouth water.

  1. The Shack, Bo Phut, Fisherman’s Village


If youre looking for the best steak house in town, then The Shack is the place to go. With years of experience in serving the highest quality cuts of Australian Tenderloin, Ribeye, Striploin and even Tomahawks, youll be sure to find the perfect meal for you.



The Shack offers a wide variety of different steak cuts, from the classic Tenderloin and Ribeye to the fullflavored Striploin, as well as the unique Tomahawks. The steak is always cooked to perfection, and served with a choice of sides and sauces, so you can create your own steak feast. The Shack also offers some of the best seafood in town. Freshly imported and locally caught seafood is prepared and cooked to order, and served with a selection of sides and sauces.



From classic prawns and lobster to more exotic varieties such as scallops and calamari, youll be spoilt for choice.

  1. Cocotams Pepina, Bophut, Fisherman’s Village


If you‘re looking for a romantic dinner spot with a breathtaking view, look no further than Pepina in Fisherman‘s Village. Located on the waterfront in Bophut, this restaurant is part of Cocotams, and it offers traditional Italian cuisine and an array of fine wines, cocktails, and local and international beers.


As you‘re enjoying your dinner, you can take in the stunning views of Bophut beach and Koh Phangan in the distance. Plus, every night, the restaurant puts on a fire show that you can enjoy while you eat. No matter what night you go,


Pepina is sure to make your meal special. The restaurant has a wellstocked bar and an extensive menu of Italian favorites. Plus, their knowledgeable staff is more than happy to help you pick out the perfect glass of wine to go with your dinner.

  1. Basilicom


If youre looking for an amazing Middle Eastern experience, look no further than Basilicom! This Israeli restaurant serves up some of the best cuisines in the area, sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether youre in the mood for a light snack or a hearty meal, Basilicom has something for everyone. Their signature dish is falafel, a deepfried patty made from ground chickpeas, spices, and herbs, served with traditional toppings like hummus, tahini, and salad.


For something a little different, try their quinoa salads, which are filled with a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs. If youre looking to quench your thirst, Basilicom has you covered. Their selection of fresh juices and smoothies is perfect for cooling down on a hot day. For a special treat, try their freshly squeezed orange juice, which is sure to brighten up your day.


  1. Haveli


The menu at Haveli Restaurant is full of delicious Indian dishes, from tandoori chicken to traditional curries. They also have a wide selection of vegetarian options, as well as naan breads, kabobs, and other delicious accompaniments. The menu is also reasonably priced, making it a great choice for a family meal.



In addition to the delicious food, Haveli Restaurant also has friendly service. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive, and they are always willing to accommodate special requests. They also offer a variety of catering options, making it easy to plan a special event. Haveli Restaurant is the ideal destination for a family meal. With its relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly service, it is sure to be a memorable experience. So, if youre looking for a special place to take your family for a meal, make sure to check out Haveli Restaurant!

10. Market Street Food


If you‘re looking for an exciting night out on the town, look no further than Nathon, Fisherman‘s Village and the Maenam Walking Street.


These bustling night markets offer a unique experience that is sure to please. At Nathon, you can explore a variety of street food stalls that offer an array of delicious treats. From crispy insects on skewers to roti slathered in condensed milk, there‘s something for everyone. You can also find fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade crafts, and other local products.


Fisherman‘s Village is another great spot for night market fun. Here you can find a wide selection of seafood dishes, including fish, shellfish, and squid. You can also find traditional Thai desserts, such as mango sticky rice and coconut custard. While you‘re there, be sure to check out the live music and entertainment, as well. Finally, the Maenam Walking Street is the perfect place to spend an evening.


Here you can find a variety of street food stalls offering everything from Koreanstyle tacos to succulent grilled meats. In addition, you can also find clothing, jewelry, and arts and crafts.

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