12 Best Restaurants in Koh Tao - Where & What to Eat (With Reviews)

While at the beautiful island of Koh Tao, one can enjoy a food tour relishing authentic Thai cuisine and other international cuisines by visiting the popular Restaurants in Koh Tao.   Restaurants like P.Oy's, The Gallery and Chaba Tapas serve authentic Thai food where you can indulge guilt-free in the Thai delicacies like Tom Yum Goong, Som Tum, Tom Kha Kai, Gaeng Daeng, and Pad Thai.

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Family-run restaurants like P.Oy's Place and Tummy Yummy Bistro are particularly popular amongst locals and tourists owing to their warm hospitality. Being an island bustling with tourist activities, most of the restaurants cater to the needs of the foreign travellers by serving international cuisines like Mexican, Japanese, European and Indian.

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Most of the Koh Tao restaurants are open until late in the night and serve the finest collection of wine and cocktails. Hence, these restaurants also double up as nightspots for the night owls who would love to explore the nightlife of Koh Tao.

Here's a list of best restaurants in Koh Tao:

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Barracuda

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Barracuda is one of the most popular Koh Tao Restaurants amidst seafood lovers. The restaurant serves scrumptious Thai style fusion seafood dishes of Barracuda and Tuna. The speciality dish of the restaurant is the All-In Platter; however, vegetarians also have an expansive menu to choose from.

The restaurant has a chic and urban interior and the ambience is laidback; making it a perfect spot to chill out with friends over a cocktail after the sun sets down. Owing to the huge success of the original restaurant located by the Sairee Beach, Barracuda has also opened its second branch in within Bans Diving Resort, Barracuda at Darawan.

Location: 
9/9 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360

Timings:
4.00 PM - 11.00 PM on all days.

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P.Oy's Place

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P.Oy's Place is a family-run restaurant in Koh Tao headed by Chef Pornsri Piper and is popular for its serving of authentic Thai food. The Khao Soi served at the restaurant on all Tuesdays has a huge fan following among locals and tourists alike. The dish is heavenly delicious and is priced at 150 Baht. Some items from the menu that one cannot afford to miss are Tandoori Wraps, Massaman, and Leo Beer.

The restaurant also frequently holds Indian Nights when Indian dishes like rotis, chicken curries and tandoori items are served. The service of the restaurant is commendable and has gained the restaurant a loyal customer base.

Location: Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280

Timings: 11.00 AM - 9.00 PM Mon to Sat. Closed on all Sundays.

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Coconut Monkey

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Coconut Monkey is one of the most flocked Restaurants in Koh Tao and the restaurant has a refreshing European style interior. This restaurant in Koh Tao serves lip-smackingly delicious non-veg food and has a vast list of menu items like wraps, bowls, freshly made-in-house shakes & juices, desserts, almond, and coconut milk lattes for vegetarians to choose from.

The signature dishes of Coconut Monkey include the famous Buddha Bowl, Avocado Bruschetta with Poached Eggs and Vegan Banoffee Pie. While the kitchen of Coconut Monkey restaurant closes by 5.00 PM, the restaurant serves snacks to go with the drinks until a little later. The restaurant also has a bar that is open until 10.00 PM.

Location:
Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280

Timings:
8.00 AM - 5.00 PM on all days.

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Lung Pae Restaurant

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Located on a clifftop, the Lung Pae Restaurant is one of the incredible restaurants in Koh Tao with scenic views along with delectable food. The cuisines at this restaurant include seafood, Thai and Asian. The restaurant is a part of the Lung Pae Resort and the semi-open restaurant looks breathtakingly beautiful at night.

One could try their exotic list of appetizers, three-course meals, desserts, and drinks and enjoy an evening with your special one. The restaurant also has free pick up and drop services from the Ko Tao town.

Location:
Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280

Timings:
10.00 AM - 12.00 AM on all days.

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Breeze

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Breeze is one of the plushest Restaurants in Koh Tao with spellbinding views of the Gulf of Thailand and spectacular sunset views. The restaurant boasts of a curated collection of international and traditional Thai cuisine from its world-class kitchen.

The restaurant is designed to be a French colonial-style building and this beachside terrace restaurant offers a scrumptious three-course meal menu. Items on the breakfast like Smashed Avacado,   Mushrooms, American Pancakes and Starters like Chicken Liver Pate, Salt, and Pepper Calamari, Fritto Misto di Mare, and Iman Bayaldi make every visitor come back again and again.

Location:
9/94, Tambon Koh Tao, Amphoe Koh Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84360

Timings:
7.30 AM - 10.30 PM on all days.

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Asia Mood

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Asia Mood is one of the very few Japanese  Restaurants in Koh Tao that serve authentic Japanese food. The sushi served at the restaurant tastes authentic and is made from the finest and freshest grains. The restaurant is known for adding new dishes as 'Bibimbap' regularly to its handcrafted menu.

Some items from the restaurant's menu that one cannot afford to miss are the Udon noodles and Kimchi. The ambience at Asia Mood is relaxing and the staffs are helpful and friendly. A small rendition of Korean food is also served here.

Location: 43/1 ???? 3 Koh Tao Koh Phangan Chang Wat Surat Thani 84360

Timings: 10.00 AM - 10.00 PM Mon-Sun.

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Rim Lae Restaurant

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Located within the Koh Tao Cabana Resort, Rim Lae restaurant has a warm decor and a serene environment overlooking the private beach area. The hospitality of the staff is welcoming and the ambience is astounding. The restaurant serves mouth-watering appetizers like fish fingers in palatable wasabi sauce.

You can explore their innovative dishes like green tea rice and rib-eye steak. A visit to the Rim Lae Restaurant is a  great way to make your trip to Koh Tao more memorable.

Location:
Baan Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, 84360 Ban Ko Tao, Chumphon

Timing: 12.00 PM - 11.00 PM on all days.

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Chaba Tapas

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Located on the Sairee Street of Ko Tao, Chaba Tapas Restaurant Bar is famous for Traditional Thai cuisine, and European cuisines like roasted chicken, paella, burgers, and sandwiches. The highlight of this place is the “Make Your Own Salad” menu item which lets the visitor decide on what needs to go in his salad bowl.

The restaurant also serves a free tapas dish with any ordered alcoholic drink during the happy hours. Do not miss treating yourself with the exotic Spivey seafood spaghetti and mango sticky rice. The ambience is chilled out and the service is professional and fast. 

Location: 9/133 m1, Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280

Timings: 12.00 PM - 10.00 PM on all days.

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Tummy Yummy Bistro

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Tummy Yummy Bistro is one of the best Koh Tao Restaurants to head to if you are looking for a change from the local Thai food. Yummy Tummy Bistro serves international cuisine and their kebabs and crispy chicken and lamb dishes are a delight to the senses. The standouts of the menu are the Korean Barbeque Chicken, Chicken Wraps and Paninis.

This family-run restaurant has a modest interior and the prices of the dishes are pocket-friendly. The restaurant also serves a decent number of cocktails making it a great spot to hang out with friends on an evening.

Location:
Sairee village 17/2 Moo 1, 84280 Ban Ko Tao, Chumphon, Thailand

Timings:
11.00 AM - 11.30 PM on all days.

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Vegetabowl

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One of the zestiest vegan restaurants in Koh Tao, the VegetaBowl is the only western-style vegan/vegetarian cafe in the city. The food items are healthy and the delicious plates, bowls, salads, smoothies, and homemade soft drinks are made from freshest and gluten-free ingredients.

Even the sauces, dressings and nut butter that add an amazing flavour to the dishes to carefully hand made in the restaurant's kitchen. The standout dishes of the restaurant are Goat Cheese Ball Salad, Double Chocolate Cook and the most famous Indian Bowl. The restaurant has positive feedback owing to the yummy food and courteous staff.

Location:
9/5 Island Plaza, Sairee beach, Koh Tao Koh Phangan Surat Thani 84360

Timings:
11.30 AM - 8.00 PM on all days.

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La Cantina de Koh Tao

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La Cantina is one of the best Mexican Restaurants in Koh Tao offering zesty fusion tacos that are cooked with Thai-inspired spices. The sauces used in the dishes are carefully handmade and the menu items are customizable. The signature dishes of La Cantina are grade burrito packed with meat, veggies and cheese, fajita wraps, and house-made chips, salsa, queso, and guacamole.

The restaurant gets maximum footfall on Tuesdays when the most scrumptious tacos and dizziest tequila are featured on its menu. Also, the restaurant gives discounts on tacos and frozen margaritas and even a free serving of chips and salsa on Tuesdays.

Location: 9/62 Moo 1 Sairee Koh Tao, Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani

Timings: 10.00 AM - 10.00 PM on all days.

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The Gallery

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The Gallery restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine in a chic and cosy ambience. The restaurant gives you an insight into the Thai culture as the items on the menu are served with spoons and not with chopsticks as the Thai people use spoons more than chopsticks and knives.

The fine cuts of meat and the fresh ingredients used in cooking the dishes make the dishes extremely aromatic and flavorful. The non-vegetarian main course includes chicken, pork, fish, and shrimp cooked delicately and served along with noodles/rice. The restaurant also has a lounge and a bar serving a wide array of cocktails along with other alcoholic beverages.

Location:
The Gallery, 10/46 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao, Ko Phanghan, Surat Thani 84360

Timings:
12.00 PM - 11.00 PM on all days.

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  1. What are the best vegetarian restaurants in Koh Tao?

    The famous vegetarian restaurants in Koh Tao are: 
     
    1. Barracuda: One of the most popular restaurants amongst the vegetarian food lovers of Koh Tao is the Barracuda. Serving an assortment of scrumptious Thai delicacies, this restaurant has succeeded in winning the hearts of many local and international tourists. 
     
    2. P.Oy’s Palace: This Koh Tao’s family-run restaurant serves authentic Thai delicacies and cuisines at extremely affordable pricing. The restaurant's principal attraction is the Indian nights, where you can try a large variety of Indian delicacies and cuisines. 
     
    3. Coconut Monkey: One of Koh Tao’s most flocked in a restaurant, Coconut Monkey, is known for its freshly prepared home-made juices and shakes. 

    4. Lung Pea Restaurant: Perched atop a clifftop, the Lung Pea Restaurant serves delectable food. You can try some of their lip-smacking dishes while treating your eyes with the delightful sight of the surrounding natural beauty.
  2. What are the best restaurants in Koh Tao near Sairee beach?

    Planning on a trip to the Sairee Beach? Here is a list of some of the best restaurants to approach for satiating your zest for some lip-smacking food options: 

    1. Barracuda: With a chic and urban interior, Barracuda is a perfect spot to reserve your late evening friends' time. The restaurant features an extensive food collection to customize your evening meal. 

    2. Chaba Tapas: 
    Chaba Tapas Restaurant cum Bar is famous for its traditional Thai and European styled cuisines and delicacies. 

    3.Tummy Yummy Bistro: 
    If you wandering in search of an alternative to the traditional Thai food, Tummy Yummy Bistro is the perfect pick for you. Chicken wraps, paninis, and barbecue chicken are the standout menus of this restaurant. 

    4. Vegetabowl: 
    Featuring an old western-styled vegetarian café, the Vegetabowl serves some healthy and delicious platter loaded with salads, nut butter, and smoothies. Goat cheese ball salad and Double chocolate cook are the standout options to try here. 

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