Koh Tao Restaurants

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.

Koh Tao Restaurants in Sairee Beach


Fizz Beachlounge   

Located directly on the shores of Sairee Beach on Koh Tao, Fizz Beachlounge provides a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere, ideal for unwinding while enjoying funky tunes and refreshing drinks. Whether you’re in the mood for delectable Thai and Western dishes or a diverse range of beverages, Fizz’s restaurant and bar have you covered. Their expansive deck and oversized beanbags create the perfect setting to lounge, people-watch, and savour sunset cocktails. Experience friendly service within a relaxed and inviting ambience at this beachfront gem.

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Zyco Bar & Sushi Mania Koh Tao Restaurants

Zyco Bar & Sushi Mania   

Discover Zyco Bar, a serene rooftop oasis within The Tarna Align Resort in Sairee. Open from 17:00 to 23:00, it offers a tranquil jungle atmosphere, comfy seating, and stunning ocean views for a perfect sunset experience. Enjoy signature cocktails, wines, and mixed drinks, along with a delightful Thai and Western cuisine selection. Don’t miss their specialties like Yum Pla Insee Hom Kem and Pork curry. You can even purchase their famous homemade salted mackerel. Zyco can host romantic dinners, birthdays, and more with customizable decorations. The resort also features Sushi Mania, a Japanese restaurant serving unique dishes from 11:00 to 22:00…

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Zest Coffee House     

Zest is a well-known Koh Tao restaurant and coffee shop 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 its 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.

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Sairee Cottage Restaurant, Koh Tao

Sairee Cottage Koh Tao Restaurant   

Sairee Cottage Restaurant is celebrated for its authentic Thai and Western cuisine, all while you enjoy a picturesque view of Sairee Beach from your table. Kickstart your day with fresh coffee and breakfast options like avocado toast, or a delicious panini. Delight in the flavorful Chicken Khao Soi and other Thai dishes prepared to your preferred level of spiciness. Their pizza offerings are a favourite among guests, with Thai fusion toppings like Pad Kraprao, the classic Margarita, and Salami. Witness the stunning sunset while sipping on drinks during happy hour, which runs from 18:00 to 21:00. Be sure not to miss the barbecue options, featuring chicken, beef, or seafood kebabs…

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Koh Tao Restaurants in Mae Haad Bay

Seaside Koh Tao Restaurants

Seaside Restaurant Koh Tao   

Experience the best of Southern Thai seafood at Seaside Restaurant. Situated on a cliff overlooking Sairee Beach, this family-run eatery offers fresh, high-quality seafood with stunning sunset views. Managed by passionate culinary experts, it provides panoramic vistas of Mae Haad Bay and Sairee Beach, making it perfect for romantic rooftop dinners. Open for lunch (11:00-14:30) and dinner (16:30-23:00), their staff guides you through authentic Thai flavours, promoting food sharing for diverse tastes. Coconut-infused dishes like Seafood Hor Mok and Tom Yam shine, and lunch guests can enjoy Northern Thai Arabica coffee. Don’t miss their cocktails, whisky sours, sangria, wine, and Thai beer at the bar…

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The French Market Koh Tao Restaurant

The French Market Koh Tao Restaurant   

Founded in December 2019, The French Market Koh Tao Restaurant is one of the most well-known eating establishments on the island. Located on the main road in Mae Haad, this restaurant of Koh Tao has a beautiful patio and a stylish air-conditioning room where you can choose to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. The French Market 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…

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Cafe del Sol Restaurant

Cafe del Sol   

Cafe del Sol, established in 1999 on Koh Tao, offers a fusion of French and Italian cuisine near Mae Haad pier. Chef Roberto and friends founded it as the island’s first French restaurant, aiming for customer satisfaction. They serve breakfast with options like omelettes, set German, muesli with yoghurt, and fresh juices. Lunch features specialty sandwiches, while dinner offers salads, steaks, burgers, pizzas, and homemade pasta. Desserts include crème brûlée and chocolate mousse. The restaurant uses home-grown organic vegetables, ensuring a “Farm to Table” experience. They also operate a bakery with fresh baguettes and croissants. A must-visit for first-timers and returning travellers…

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Koh Tao Restaurants in Chalok Baan Kao Bay

The Cape Restaurant at Viewpoint Resort, Koh Tao

The Cape Restaurant at View Point Resort   

Located on the southern tip of Koh Tao outside of Chalok Baan Kao, View Point Resort houses a beachside restaurant called The Cape. The Cape provides guests a peaceful ambience 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 island favourites, like prawns in lime coconut or curried soft shell crabs with egg.

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Fisherman Koh Tao Restaurant

Fisherman Koh Tao Restaurant   

The small beach town of Chalok Baan Kao has a growing number of places to hang out, and Fisherman Koh Tao Restaurant 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 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.

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Taatoh Seaview Restaurant

Taatoh Seaview Restaurant   

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 in big portions 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.

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Koppee Espresso Bar & Restaurant   

Are you dreaming of enjoying a delightful coffee or cocktail by the pool or savouring a great meal while overlooking the ocean from a terrace? If so, then Koppee is the perfect destination for you. This environmentally-conscious restaurant on Koh Tao offers a wide variety of Western, Thai, and fusion cuisine, along with desserts, gelato, and beverages. You’ll find this lovely spot right by the beach, creating a relaxed tropical ambience. They make their baked goods, yoghurts, pickles, and sweet treats with the finest ingredients. Koppee opens from 09:00 to 21:00. The friendly staff and pet-friendly atmosphere eagerly await your visit. Be sure to try their organic Thai Arabica Coffee, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, draft beer, and hand-selected wines. Whether you’re looking to quench your thirst, satisfy your hunger, or simply unwind, Koppee is the place to be.

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Taoni Restaurant   

Conveniently located by the main road in Chalok Baan Kao, Taoni immediately captures your attention with its modern and spacious Balinese-style decor. Kickstart your day with one of their delectable and healthy homemade breakfast options, such as Avocado toast and Pain Perdu. Their extensive menu includes a variety of bagels, wraps, salads, dips, pasta dishes, and the chef’s recommended Thai and Burmese specialties, including Pad Thai and chicken curry. Quench your thirst with refreshing juices and smoothies like Happy Juice and Detox Juice, or indulge in a not-too-sweet hot chocolate made from high-quality cocoa. In the evening, unwind with a selection of beers and cocktails, such as Sexy Gin or the Secret Taoni cocktail. If you prefer to enjoy your favourite dishes elsewhere, Taoni offers takeaway and delivery options…

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Koh Tao Restaurants in The East Coast

The Terrace Restaurant at Jamahkiri

The Terrace at Jamahkiri   

Experience the perfect blend of stunning sea views and a delightful ambience at The Terrace, making it an ideal spot for a memorable fine dining. Their menu boasts an impressive array of options, including both Western dishes and traditional Thai cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to savour the flavorful Tiger prawn in tamarind sauce or the mouthwatering Fish of the Day À La Meunière as your main course. Complement your meal with a selection from their extensive wine cellar collection. The Terrace & Pool Bar extends a warm welcome to outside guests, offering a 1,000 Baht food and drinks voucher along with access to their expansive infinity pool from 10 am to 7 pm…

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Chabalay Koh Tao Restaurant

Chabalay Restaurant, Koh Tao   

Chabalay Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering guests unobstructed views of Aow Leuk against a mountainous backdrop. At certain times of the day, diners may even catch glimpses of reef sharks from the restaurant’s deck! The menu features a blend of Thai and Western cuisine, with the highlight being freshly caught fish. The chef sources fresh fish daily and grills some fillets with her signature Thai-French-inspired sauce featuring thyme, rosemary, paprika, and garlic. This delectable dish pairs perfectly with an organic coconut picked at the peak of sweetness.

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Baan Talay

Baan Talay Restaurant   

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 of Koh Tao 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.

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