Koh Tao has a great variety of restaurants offering international cuisines and mouth watering creative fusion blends. You can tour the culinary world in just a few days. Here is a selection of Koh Tao restaurants we have chosen to review.
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.
Looking to get away from the crowds but still want a great view? Come away from the busy Sairee and venture to Zyco Bar located at The Tarna Align Resort. Open between 5-11 PM, this luxury rooftop bar with its jungle surroundings has a spacious area with sofas and tables where you can relax with a signature cocktail, wine or mixed drink. Located on the west side of the island, you can look over paradise with its endless views of the ocean during one of the many magical sunsets. If you feel hungry, Zyco serves Thai and Western food to complete your evening…
Zest is a well-known Koh Tao coffee shop and cafe that opens early in the morning and closes late in the afternoon. It has two locations – Mae Haad and Sairee – and both serve the Zest classics: hearty breakfasts, hefty sandwiches, fruit smoothies, and a variety of coffee drinks. Two very popular sandwich choices are the Spicy Chicken and the Sail Rock (salmon and cream cheese). Recently, Zest has made additions to their menu to include vegan and non-vegan Thai food as well as vegan Western dishes. The vegan lentil burger with fries and onion rings is tasty and filling! Stop by to eat at a Koh Tao classic.
Want to experience real Southern Thai style seafood with amazing panoramic sunset views? Located on a cliff at the south of famous Sairee Beach, Seaside Restaurant is a family business run by the next generation known for its fresh and high-quality seafood. With this exceptional location, you can enjoy both Mae Haad and Sairee beach views and the fantastic sunsets. A romantic private dinner can be arranged on their rooftop area, or take those Instagram worthy photos against the stunning backdrop. The restaurant are open twice daily, for lunch between 11:00 am – 2:30 pm and again for dinner between 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm…
Founded in December 2019, The French Market Koh Tao is one of the most well-known eating establishments on the island. Located on the main road in Mae Haad, the restaurant has a beautiful patio and a stylish air-conditioning room where you can choose to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. The French Market Koh Tao opens early to serve freshly baked butter and chocolate croissants, empanadas, and other artisan pastries. TFM is very well-known for French traditional and Italian culinary specialities. The half rotisserie chicken with homestyle French fries is a favourite, as well as the raclette on a roasted potato with ham and salami…
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.
Located on the southern tip of Koh Tao outside of Chalok Baan Kao, View Point Resort has a beachside restaurant called The Cape. The Cape provides guests with a peaceful ambiance while they dine and watch the moon and stars shine above the sea. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For lunch, guests can choose from the Western or Asian menu for their starters or entrees. Popular choices from the Western menu are fresh salads, pasta, or exquisitely prepared meats or seafood. The Asian menu offers some of the best-known national Thai dishes and some island favourites, like prawns in lime coconut or curried soft shell crabs with egg.
With its stunning sea views and beautiful atmosphere on Koh Tao, The Terrace restaurant at Jamahkiri Resort is the perfect place to indulge in a little fine dining. Their menu includes an incredible selection of western dishes and traditional Thai cuisine. Try their flavorful Tiger prawn in tamarind sauce or melt in your mouth Fish of the Day À La Meunière as your main course. Accompany your meal with a bottle of wine from their extensive wine cellar collection.
The Terrace & Pool Bar offers a 1,000 Baht food and drinks voucher with access to their large infinity pool between 10 am to 7 pm. If you don’t feel like driving, you can book their taxi for pick up and drop off. Be sure to make a reservation one day in advance to guarantee your spot.
Chabalay is located in the southern part of the island in Aow Leuk. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, guests have a clear view of the turquoise bay amongst a mountain backdrop. During certain times of the day, people can even spot reef sharks from the restaurant deck!
The menu is a mix of Thai and western food. What guests look forward to is the freshly caught fish. Every day, the chef buys fresh fish and prepares some of the filets grilled with her signature Thai-French inspired sauce of thyme, rosemary, paprika, and garlic. This is often best served with an organic coconut picked at the prime of sweetness.
Baan Talay is a family-owned restaurant nestled in the remote part of southeast Koh Tao. With an incredible view of Aow Leuk bay, Ang Thong National Park, and the neighboring islands, this restaurant embraces the surrounding nature for a relaxed dining experience in a scenic setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Baan Talay serves a mix of Thai and Western food, along with coffee and homemade baked goods. The perfectly spiced Panang curry with chicken or prawns and the chicken with cashew nuts are excellent choices and can be served with coconut, brown, or jasmine rice. Enjoy the food and the atmosphere at Baan Talay.
The small beach town of Chalok Baan Kao has a growing number of places to hang out, and Fisherman Koh Tao should be on your list. Found directly on the beach, Fisherman Koh Tao, decorated with a nautical theme, has the best of both worlds; an ocean view with a pool on the beach and a bar serving cold beers and mixed drinks. Fisherman Koh Tao also has a restaurant that serves a small selection of main dishes, like sandwiches, stuffed cabbage, and Thai food, to snacks like spring rolls and fried tofu with a spicy sauce. Enjoy Fisherman Koh Tao’s relaxed atmosphere and friendly vibe for a dip in the pool, an evening drink (or two), or a quiet meal.
Taatoh Seaview Resort is seamlessly blended into the hillside of Shark Bay, and is easily accessible by Koh Tao’s main road. Their restaurant offers a wide range of flavourful Thai food on a spacious terrace with a panoramic view. Open daily from 08.00 to 20:30, start your day with delightful coffee and pancake or other choices of breakfast. For lunch or dinner, don’t miss their Tom Yam, Tom Saap or deep-fried freshly caught fish. Most of their main dishes come as a big portion that also can be shared between two persons as a snack. Their Happy Hour starts at 17:00 till closed so that you can enjoy your evening with a variety of beverages, from beer to cocktails and smoothies.
Do you dream of drinking a great coffee or amazing cocktail whilst chilling by a pool or eating a great meal on a terrace overlooking the ocean? Then Koppee is the place for you. This environmentally-minded family-run restaurant offers a great selection of Western, Thai and fusion food, desserts, gelato, and beverages in a stunning location by the beach with a relaxed tropical vibe. Baked goods, yoghurts, pickles, and sweet treats are homemade with the best ingredients. Open from 9 am – 9 pm, with happy hours from 5 pm – 7 pm, the welcoming staff and pet-friendly atmosphere await your arrival. Try their organic Thai Arabica Coffee, as well as their fresh cold-pressed juices, smoothies, cocktails, draft beer, or hand-selected wines. Quench your thirst, satiate your appetite, and unwind at Koppee.