Only a few years ago the culinary scene in Koh Tao was rather basic. Classic Thai fare with a few western treats like American breakfast, pancakes, porridge, baked beans, garlic bread & French fries have been on the daily menu.
Nowadays chefs from many nations have settled here. Excellent restaurants, with stylish, creative ambience offer culinary delights from all over the world.
You can choose from Italian, Spanish, Indian, French, Japanese, German or British cuisine. Tapas, pizza, kebab, imported steaks, homemade pasta, sausages, meat pies, vegetarian & vegan dishes, crepes, daily fresh bread & pastry, as well as imported wines, draught & craft beers, creative cocktails & healthy shakes. A gourmets paradise!
Fresh markets around, offer all sorts of tropical fruit and can prepare them on the spot to a shake of your choice.
With all this foreign choices you shouldn't ignore tasty, authentic Thai food which can be sampled at simple street stalls, local Thai kitchens & breezy seafood restaurants.
BABO SUSHI - Restaurant - Sairee village, soi behind CK Hotel
Fresh 'made to order' Sushi & great variety of japanese specialities, like beef wrap or Teriyaki chicken, also Thai food, daily specials, Happy Hours 16h-20h; kitchen open 9:30h-23h
CHABA TAPAS - Restaurant - Sairee Village - Soi Lotus
Open spaced venue serving tasty Western & Thai dishes. Must-Try Roast Chicken, "Create your own Salad", Paella & Sangria, Cous-Cous. Happy Hours 16-20h, open 12-22h
GOODTIME BEACH CAFE - South Sairee, between AC & Ban's Comfort food for any mood, from traditional Burmese to Thai classics dishes, to feel-good favorites like juicy burgers, spicy nachos, crispy salads & healthy wraps. 8h - 24h
HIPPO BURGER BISTRO - Sairee village - next Petrol Station
Choose from 16 delicious burgers with homemade sauces made with love, also icecream milkshakes, steaks, ribs, salads & more! pool table; delivery; open14-23h.
LA PIZZERIA - Italian Kitchen - Sairee Village - Nay Pon road
With his vast experience, the friendly chef will offer you some of the tastiest pizzas around, also Calzone, Lasagna, Pasta & Risotto; free delivery to main beaches. daily 11- 23h
RIM LAE - Restaurant - North Sairee end at Koh Tao Cabana Resort
The most romantic setting restaurant. Authentic Thai seafood dishes, international cuisine and seafood BBQ grill. Perfect place to hang out and chill. Free Wi-Fi. 8h - 22h
SHALIMAR - Indian Restaurant - Sairee Village
The Indian Chef & his authentic spices guarantee a tasty treat, for reasonable prices. Indian inspired tropical garden with cocktail lounge. Daily lunch specials. noon-late
THAI-RIFFIC - Cafe & Cakery - Sairee Village - Nay Pon Road
Indulge in the tastiest snacks & sweets, like Brownie Cheesecake, Banoffee Pie & Panna Cotta! The most creative cakes made to order for any occassion! 9- 21h
MAE HAAD TOWN
FAMOSO PIZZERIA - Mae Haad pier road
Fire-oven baked pizzas, homemade pasta (incl Salmon Ravioli & Lasagna), imported steaks, delicious desserts (try the Tiramisu), relaxed atmosphere, free delivery, 11 - 22h
FAR OUT CAFE - Mae Haad Plaza & viewpoint at Queen Resort
A slice of history, the first ever snack bar on the rock, established 1991. Breakfast, sandwiches, hot dogs, English pies , pizza bread, shakes & juices, icecream. 8-20h.
KOH TAO DÖNER KEBAB - Mae Haad across Lomprayah office
Specialized on real Döner Kebab with original spices & homemade sauces. Also available Durum, Falafel, Chili con carne wraps, Nürnberger roast sausages,fries; 10-20h.
PRANEE'S KITCHEN - north side Mae Haad at Ananda Villa behind Dive Supply
Family run restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine, international dishes & breakfast. Sala style dining with Thai cushioned video zone showing recent movies. 7h - 22h
SAFETY STOP PUB - Mae Haad - beach front at Seatran pier
Comfortable, spacious pub with tropical beer garden. International menu with English specialities, draught beers. Weekend BBQ's Sunday roasts. Live sports. 7h - 2h
SEAFOOD BY PAWN - Restaurant - Mae Haad opp.clock tower
Specializing on seafood for over 30 years & offering only local, wild, fresh fish, mainly Marlin, Mackarel, Trevaly, Queenfish & small, tender squid, this is a must visit. 08-21h
WHITENING Bar & Restaurant - Mae Haad - beachfront
A romantic, yet stylish setting, offering a delicious blend of world fusion food & Thai cuisine. Soothing sounds & latin rhythms. Caters for weddings & special events. 11h- 23h
ZEST Coffeehouse & Bakery - Mae Haad & Sairee Village
Popular street caf? with a wide selection of coffees & teas, excellent breakfasts & sandwiches, gorgeous home-made bread, pastry & icecream, cakes to order. 6h - 18h
CHALOK BAN KAO
I LOVE SALAD Health Food Restaurant - Chalok, soi behind 7-Eleven
'Create your own' salad bar & very creative healthy dishes, like cajun chicken or beetroot burgers, spinach lasagna, Pina Colada pancakes, mexican wraps, peanut butter bars ......