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Koh Samui is a tiny island in Southern Thailand; a perfect vacation destination if you want to dive into the water, away from the mundane daily life. However, being a small island it has not at all affected the amazing list of places for where to eat in Koh Tao. There are a lot of places to pick from, both budget and fine-dining restaurants, and you will not be disappointed with the range of choices you have to satisfy your palate. So, just make sure to wear a pair of loose pants, because we’ve picked out the best places to eat in Koh Tao, especially for you!

7 Best Cafes And Restaurants In Koh Tao

There are innumerable places to eat in Koh Tao, but these 7 hot spots is where you ought to stop by for a hearty meal and some gorgeous views. Take a look!

1. Barracuda Restaurant & Bar

a delicious array of seafood

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If you’re wondering where to eat in Koh Tao, then Barracuda in Koh Tao is one of the top options to pick from. They have a delicious array of seafood, and Thai fusion delicious, as well as some lip-smacking continental dishes as well. Apart from that, their cocktail list is quite impressive. The restaurant boasts some pretty skilled chefs and the produce is sourced daily and locally from the fish markets right in Koh Tao. Don’t miss out on their delicious seafood platters, all cooked with the fresh catch of the day. There are also a lot of live music events and other programs taking place at this restaurant regularly, making it one of the most happening Koh Tao restaurants on Sairee beach.

Location: 9/9 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Average cost of meal for 2: INR 3,500

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2. The Gallery

serves some of the best Thai food

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Perhaps one of the most pleasantly designed and more popular Koh Tao restaurants, this restaurant serves some of the best Thai food on the whole island. Whether its seafood, white or red meats or even vegetarian options, there’s plenty to choose from from this quaint but cosy restaurant. Some of the best dishes to pick from are hor mok maprao on, their signature dish comprising of a chicken, fish, or shrimp curry in a coconut, or the snapper fillet slow cooked in a mouth watering red sauce. If you’re confused and not sure of what to pick, you have an option of letting the chef cook her choice of starters and mains for you, and trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

Location: 10/46 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao, Ko Phanghan, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Average cost of meal for 2: INR 2,000

3. Seafood by Pawn

perfect blend of seafood and Spanish cuisine

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Seafood by pawn in Koh Tao, provides the perfect blend of seafood and Spanish cuisine, on one plate of delicious goodness. It gives you an experience of sitting by the beach with their hut-like interiors and ambience. The restaurant is run by a small family, and perhaps the one thing better than the food is the pleasant attitude and hospitality of the waiters and the staff. This restaurant which has been running for the past 30 years has a lot of special seafood dishes, the best of them being Queenfish, Mackerel, Trevally and their small tender squid is not to be missed. Of all the places where to eat in Koh Tao, this restaurant needs to be on your list!

Location: 22/7 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, 84360, Thailand
Average cost of meal for 2: INR 3,000

4. Indie Café

serve some continental food

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Who says a restaurant in Koh Tao should only serve Thai food? Some of the best Koh Tao restaurants don’t specialise in Thai cuisine, but they serve some kick ass continental food, like this café. This is the perfect to stop by, if you’re not really hungry and are just looking for a light bite and some deliciously brewed coffee. The sandwiches and bagels here will give even some of the best cafes in the States a run for their money, and their coffees are extremely refreshing. They also serve some drool-worthy desserts like their chia pudding. All in all, this is one of our best picks for cheap eats in Koh Tao, where a meal will not put a dent in your pocket.

Location: 14/143 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Surat Thani, 84360, Thailand
Average cost of meal for 2: INR 1,200

5. 995 Roasted Duck

restaurant specialises in Chinese food

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This restaurant is so good, you may have to wait in line just to get in, but we assure you, the wait is totally worth it! This restaurant specialises in Chinese food, and their most famous dishes are made from duck, from duck soup, to an entire duck, braised and slow roasted. The serving time is pretty quick and the food will be finished even quicker than that! Delicious food at dirt cheap prices, what else could one ask for? You’d be quakers to ever miss out on this yummy eating experience!

Location: Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Average cost of meal for 2: INR 2,000

6. Lung Pae

world pan-Asian delicacies

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Lung Pae, which translates to Uncle Pae, is an outdoor-seated restaurant which provides you with an excellent postcard-like view while you relish some of the most delicious stakes you’ll ever try, accompanied by some out-of this world pan-Asian delicacies. The best time to visit is right before sunset, as you’ll get a spectacular view of the sun setting on the horizon, while you enjoy a glass of wine with your meal. The place is a little on the higher end when it comes to their prices, but the quality of food and the impeccable service definitely make the prices worth it.

Location: Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Average cost of meal for 2: INR 4,000

7. Savage

list of places for where to eat

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This pretty little café in Koh Tao is the last mention on our list, and is quite popular on the island, so you’ll probably find it busy at all times of the day. They have a large range of delicious salads on their menu, and the presentation of their dishes is totally Instagram worthy! Though holidays are usually meant for spoiling yourself with delicious unhealthy food, it wouldn’t hurt to eat from a place that’s both healthy and equally tasty. Their steamed fish, and long list of smoothies are some of the best things to try in this cute café!

Location: 9/296 Moo 1, Ban Ko Tao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Average cost of meal for 2: INR 1,500

With so many options to pick from where to eat in Koh Tao, we’re sure you would have the time of your life. So, don’t think much and plan your Thailand holiday with TravelTriangle right away!

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