If there is a central hub of Sairee village then Choppers is it. Choppers is an Ozzie sports bar offering a large selection of bistro food. No Ozzie bar would be complete without 15 TVs and 2 projectors showing all the sports. Choppers is designed to be busy during its sports hours so grab a pint, schooner or a tower of draught beer and dig into a gourmet spiced chicken or beef burger. Missing rib eye steak or chicken parmigiana? No more! With different nightly specials, everyday happy hours added to live music and feisty atmosphere, Choppers will take you back home for the night, wherever that may be.
Set in a tropical walled garden, the restaurant offers a unique and peaceful setting despite being located on the main road in Sairee. Shalimar, the only one Indian restaurant on Koh Tao, provides authentic Indian cuisine with an extensive menu of delicious food and friendly service in pleasant surrounds.
Recommended dishes include Tandoori chicken, palak paneer and butter chicken, there are also daily and afternoon specials. An enjoyable venue for all whether it’s for a meal or a cocktail in the sheesha lounge. Take away and delivery service.
Situated right on Sairee beach, Fizz offers a relaxing, laid back ambiance if you want to just sit and listen to the music with a cool drink or try one of the tasty dishes from the menu.
A variety of Thai and western cuisine is served in the restaurant as well as a large selection of drinks at the bar.
The large deck and XL beanbags make a great place to relax and watch the world go by and a popular venue for sunset drinks. Friendly service in a relaxed and light atmosphere.
Located close to Sairee Beach on a quiet hilltop, Darawan offers a high class dining experience at superb prices. Enjoy a menu encompassing a worldwide cuisine, created using their own homegrown organic fruits and vegetables, complimented by specially selected wines.
As a recommendation begin your meal with the grilled haloumi with petite basil, watermelon salad and balsamic reduction, followed by the chicken, bacon, avocado and roast pepper risotto. All of this can be experienced in an open-air environment as you take in the sensational sunset view, cooled by a refreshing breeze.
The bustling Indie Café is located on the busy strip off Sairee Beach. With a modern coffee shop style, this café serves a variety of breakfast and lunch entrees and a surplus of drinks.
From burgers to sandwiches, there is something for everyone. For those looking for healthier alternatives to the traditional backpacker fare, the Body Builder breakfast comes stacked with lean protein from an egg white scramble, grilled chicken breast and veggies. The tangy quinoa salad with feta is bursting with flavour.
If your sweet tooth is talking, try the lemon tart or dig in to a chia pudding. Indie Café is a great mix of an urban set-up in a tropical environment.
With its modern, open atmosphere and beach front view, you won’t find a better spot to enjoy a high quality cup of artisan coffee. Sourced from Thailand, Brazil, and Ethiopia, you can enjoy your brew in multiple formats from espresso to macchiato. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, they have a variety of loose leaf teas.
They boast a delectable menu of pastries as well as some of the finest dining options on the island for lunch and dinner. Their chef often creates unique menus for special occasions such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
Rim Lae restaurant is located inside the private Koh Tao Cabana Resort, north of Sairee beach. You will be welcomed by the very friendly staff who will guide you to your table. Choose from their selection of tasty starters like fish fingers in wasabi sauce, then tuck into a main course or one of their daily specials. For something different, try the green tea rice or the rib-eye steak.
You will find it hard to leave the relaxed atmosphere, so enjoy an after dinner drink and take in the serene, private beach area watching the boats come and go. With its beautiful decor and location, Rim Lae is hard to match.
Koh Tao is home to many Western restaurants, but La Pizzeria is one not to be missed. The Italian owned restaurant located at the west end of Nay Pon Road is home to delicious pizzas and a variety of pastas.
Grab a seat outside or inside and choose from a wide selection of pizzas or build your own from the list of savoury toppings. For pastas, they have lasagna and homemade gnocchi as well as the classics, like spaghetti with meatballs.
If you are still hungry after the entrée, choose one of their daily desserts like the rich tiramisu. An indulgent experience!
Fishbowl is one of the most famous and original Koh Tao beach front bars. With its perfectly situated location, you will find the best sunset view the island has to offer. Soak in the local beauty at one of their beach tables complete with Thai cushions and try one of their delicious passion fruit mojitos or a cider from their global selection.
They host a series of local live musical talent as well as internationally recognized DJs. During the evening the bar turns into one of the hottest nightclubs in town. Their staff are fun, friendly, and know how to show their guests a good time.
Welcome to Kame, a little piece of Japan in central Sairee. Tastefully decorated with Japanese décor, Kame caters to those who want more than standard sushi rolls. The restaurant has an impressive selection of Japanese food – ranging from lighter fare such edamame, seaweed, and seasoned tofu to main courses like sashimi bowls, beef curry, and stewed pork belly. Some popular dishes the restaurant serves is the perfectly grilled saba fish and the tuna or salmon set, which comes with sashimi, nigari, and maki rolls. There is also a good selection of cold Thai and Japanese beers and sake served to accompany your meal.
Located directly on Sairee beach is the newly built AC Bar Beach Club. This new addition to Koh Tao’s social scene offers a combination of two great holiday activities: hanging out by a pool and enjoying a refreshing cocktail. Opening at noon, the pool bar is equipped with sunchairs and loungers where you can kick back and relax with a cold drink or snacks from the restaurant.
The most popular time to come to AC Bar is at sunset where you have the best view of the sky changing colors. Enjoy it with one of the many happy hour drink selections. After sunset, the DJ booth begins to play the latest club music for people to dance the night away.
A well established restaurant offering an extensive menu including a wide range of authentic French and Italian dishes devised by the chef who is also the owner.
With homemade pastas, pizzas, breads and more, this friendly and relaxed restaurant is a popular choice for all. There is also a good selection of wine available.
Located centrally in Mae Haad, close to the port, it’s open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between. Everyone welcome, great venue for families and groups. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Take away and delivery available.
Coffee House is a mere 20 metres from the pier and will welcome you to Koh Tao with its relaxing atmosphere cocooning you from the hustle and bustle of Mae Haad.
Coffee House makes its own organic coffee where you will find all the usual blends as you would expect. You can even buy a packet of your own to enjoy at your leisure. Supporting local business and traders, this is no major coffee chain.
Delicious sandwiches to enjoy as you relax and you can follow this up with one of their dangerously delicious cakes! Daily pie specials and even homemade crumpets made to order, Coffee House welcomes you inside.
Finding a tranquil, beautiful setting on Sairee beach can be hard but Sea Side Restaurant has managed this superbly.
A fusion of Western and Thai cuisine with a choice of genuine Spanish and Thai tapas. Start with tapas, mushrooms with cheese and garlic, chicken croquettes and the obligatory Spanish omelette. Follow with your choice of main dish, try black spaghetti seafood with fried and garlic pepper or grilled pork ribs in BBQ sauce and roasted potatoes.
Grab a beer and play on the pool table as you soak up the serene atmosphere in this semi-secluded restaurant or just sit, relax and watch the evening ocean.
Located next to the Lomprayah pier, Bro & Sis is a well built restaurant/bar which also plays live music that is perfectly suited to its beach-front location.
Offering a complete Thai menu along with breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and a huge cocktail selection you can relax on a sofa and enjoy your meal while listening to music or watching the sport on the large screen projector.
Try Kaow Kook Kapi for a different Thai taste or the creamy chicken soup along with fried broccoli and prawn.
Koh Tao is known for having an international spread of restaurants, so if you decide to try something beyond the traditional Thai dishes, La Latina restaurant should be on your list. Connected to Pura Vida Dive School in Mae Haad, this restaurant serves tapas style dishes that range from tortilla de papas tapa (egg and potato on crispy pieces of bread) to savory meatballs in a rich tomato sauce. Another popular tapas is the meat spring roll, which is a delicious empanada-style snack served with an Asian twist. There are also various sandwiches, other finger-foods, and cold beverages to enjoy.
Nestled west of Chalok Bay with 5 star food and a high class service that is hard to beat. Enveloped by a calming quietness, its gentle lighting ensures a relaxing atmosphere. Specialising in French and Italian dishes with quality Thai dishes, the menu caters for the time of day and also has daily specials. Its patisserie is all made to order, many of which come with homemade jam. From Whole Tuna out of the Oven to Filetto di Manzo (Australian Black Angus fillet with a red wine mushroom sauce), the mains make it difficult to choose. For a special drink try a carrot, chilli and pineapple juice. The food here just can’t be found elsewhere on the island.
With its stunning sea views and beautiful atmosphere, The Terrace is the perfect place to indulge in a little fine dining. Their menu includes a wonderful selection of western dishes along with a variety of traditional Thai cuisine. Try their succulent roasted duck or melt in your mouth red snapper as your main course.
Accompany your meal with a wine from their extensive cellar or book their VIP room for a proper wine tasting. Their staff are friendly and quick to take care of your needs. If you don’t feel like driving, you can book their taxi for pick up and drop off.
Set amid a large well kept garden, The Hacienda is on the main road between Mae Haad and Chalok Baan Kao and is in the grounds of the Koh Tao Leisure Park so it’s a great place to come to combine a meal with a spot of sporting fun!
On offer is a wide variety of dishes from homemade pies and tasty chilli to ‘design your own’ salads and the unique Hacienda deep pan pizzas. There is also a delicious Mexican menu to choose from and all at very reasonable prices.
You can even organize your own BBQ for a group occasion. Good, friendly service with a happy and relaxed atmosphere.