Restaurants & Nightlife

Only a few years ago the culinary scene in Koh Tao was rather basic. Classic Thai dishes together with little western additions like American breakfast, pancakes, sandwiches and French fries have been on the daily menu.
Nowadays caterers and cooks from all nations have settled and extended the food variety. Lots of excellent r
estaurants offer culinary delights from all over the world.
You can get pizza, homemade pasta, smoked salmon, tex-mex & Indian dishes, imported steaks, sausages, meat pies, fresh bread & pastry, as well as draught beers, imported wines, fabulous cocktails, nothing is missing.
Fresh markets offer all sorts of tropical fruit and also prepare them on the spot to a shake of your choice.
With all this foreign dishes on offer you should never forget where you are. Authentic Thai food can be sampled everywhere, from simple street stalls & nightly grills to cosy Thai kitchens and breezy Seafood restaurants.
Savouring a zesty Thai curry, a BBQ fish & a fresh coconut  shake on the beach will make your holiday complete. Enjoy your meal!



Beautiful bay view restaurant & classy beach bar in an garden setting at Koh Tao Resort. Delicious Thai & Western cuisine, buffets & seafood BBQ's. Live Music. 7:30am -10pm



BALCONY CAFÉ - Mae Haad bay - southend at Dive Point
Mouth-watering, creative world fusion cuisine & Asian delights served on a relaxed beach front terrace with cushion zone. Fri: "Eat-all-you-can" Pizza Party. 9am-10pm



CAFÉ DEL SOL Steakhouse - Grill & Pizzeria - Mae Haad
Authentic French & Italian cuisine prepared by French Chef Robert. Homemade pasta & pizza, smoked salmon & first choice steaks; excellent wine selection. 8am - 11pm



CARTOON Dive Club - Beach Bar & Restaurant - Mae Haad
Very relaxed, rustic beachfront dive school, that offers Thai home cooking and prepares nightly kebabs & seafood barbecues. Great atmosphere & friendly people.



DIRTY NELLY - Irish Pub - Mae Haad Square
A classy, traditional pub setup with pool table & big screen live sports, draught Guinness, imported beers, hearty home cooking and friendly atmosphere; Irish managment.



DRAGON WRAPS - pier road Mae Haad at Dragon Bar
Wonderfully created wraps with steak, salmon, veggies, try the whole breakfast in a roll. Also burgers, sandwiches & selected Asian delicacies, like Massala. 11am - 11pm



FARANGO Pizzeria & Steakhouse - (est. 1996) - Mae Haad
Tao’s first pizzeria. Latin atmosphere, excellent Italian & Mediterranean specialities, homemade pasta, prime beef, duck & lamb; delivery service. Pier road. 11am - 10pm



GREASY SPOON - Breakfast bar & Chip Shop - Mae Haad
Full Monty English breakfasts, massive portions of proper Fish 'n' Chips, range of delicious butties, battered bangers, hash browns, you will leave stuffed. 7am - 7pm



LA MATTA Ristorante Italiano - Mae Haad & Sairee village
The Italian Chefs will surprise your tastebuds with authentic dishes and homemade products, prepared using ancient family recipes. Delivery service. 11am- 11pm



N'JOY CAFÉ - French Gelateria - aircon room - Mae Haad Square
Lovely designed place offering over 20 flavours of delicious, homemade Italian icecream by French Chef Eric. 100% Arabica coffees, crepes, pancakes. 8am - 11pm



SAFARI Bar & Grill - Mae Haad pier road
For a different dining experience, this lush jungle styled restaurant serves succulent meats, roast chicken and seafood; tropical cocktail bar; draught beer. daily 8am-late



SAFETY STOP Pub - Mae Haad - beach front
Comfy english pub with tropical beer garden. Draught beers, Wild buckets. English pub grub. Weekend BBQ's Sunday roasts. Daily Specials. Live sports. 8am - late



SENSI PARADISE Restaurant - southend Mae Haad bay
Ideal spot for a sunset dinner with a splendid view over the western bay, excellent Thai & Western cuisine served on a traditional styled beach terrace. 7:30am -10pm



ZEST Coffeehouse & Bakery - Mae Haad - pier road
Popular street café with a wide selection of coffees & teas, excellent breakfasts & sandwiches, gorgeous home-made bread, pastry & icecream, cakes to order. 6am - 6pm



THE WHITENING - Bar & Restaurant - Mae Haad - beachfront
A romantic, yet stylish setting, offering a delicious blend of International fusion food & Thai cuisine. Soothing sounds compliment a laidback dining experience. 5pm - 2am



NOORI - INDIA - hill between Mae Haad & Sairee
Branch of the famous sister restaurant in Samui, using imported ingredients. Huge variety of vegetarian, seafood & meat dishes, breads & rice. Dinner specials. 11am-11pm



CURAZAO Bar & Grill - Chalok Baan Kao
Relaxed beachfront restaurant at Bhora Bhora resort, serving wide range of Mexican food, pizza, imported steaks and traditional Thai cuisine. open 8am - 11pm



THE FAMOUS HOUSE - road to Chalok Baan Kao next IDC center
Friendly, classy restaurant with an exquisite selection of most delicious Thai dishes. Kitchen open 6-10pm. Special from 8am-2pm: crispy fried chicken/pork with rice. A treat.



MIRAMAR - Thai-Spanish Restaurant - hilltop Chalok Baan Kao
Authentic Spanish delicacies, Tapas, Paella, Sangria and more with the most spectacular panorama over the whole bay. Free uphill shuttle service. open daily - all day



NEW HEAVEN Restaurant & Bakery - west Thian Og Bay
Fantastic seaview from the relaxing hilltop terrace, easy to reach. Delicious seafood, Thai cuisine & cocktails. Homemade bread, fresh coffee & breakfast. 8am - 11pm



TUKTA THAIFOOD - Thai Restaurant - Chalok Baan Kao junction
Huge variety of original Thai cuisine - delicious but inexpensive - served in a breezy elevated sala. Party & events catering service on request. 8am - 11pm



JAMAHKIRI Spa & Restaurant - east Thian Og Bay
Extraordinary hillside venue with splendid view and exquisite ambience. Savour from a large selection of great Thai dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Pick-up service.



GOLDEN VIEW Restaurant - road to Ao Leuk uphill at power station
Hilltop Thai restaurant with a spectacular 270° view from Samui to Angthong & Chumphon coastline. Ideal for sunset dinners. Group catering & taxi service.10am-11pm



CHOPPERS Bar & Grill- Sairee Village near 7 Eleven
Aussie/Irish Bar, wide range of draught & imported beers. Wicked Western & Thai home-cooking. All live sports & latest movies on 5 tv's, 43" & 120" screen. 8am-late



El GRINGO Funky Mexican House - Sairee & Mae Haad
The real thing. Vast variety of tasty, authentic dishes; special selection of steaks & pizza. Live sports & movies on 43" &120" screen. 9am-midnight, Happy Hours 5:30 - 8pm



El TORO Restaurants - southend Sairee Beach & Sairee Village
Food temple serving authentic Mexican dishes, crispy pizzas, Western & Asian favourites, draught beer, movies & sports on 150" screen, wireless highspeed internet. 9am-late



INTOUCH Restaurant - southend Sairee
Beachfront dining lounge in a layered Thai sala with pool table. Korean BBQ, Western & Thai food. A nice place to enjoy the evening in comfort. Kitchen open 7am - 10:30pm



PAPA'S TAPAS Bar & Restaurant - Sairee beach at Siam Scuba
Very sophisticated ambience with extraordinary cuisine. Set menues for the perfect dining experience. The only Absinthe bar in Thailand. Separate Hookah lounge. 6pm-late



PLAY HOUSE Lounge & Restaurant - opposite Sairee Plaza
Amazing colorful blend of siamese & mediterranean elements with a touch of retro. Separate areas for dining, lounging & play. Fusion cuisine, draught beer, cocktails.



SUTHEP Restaurant - north Sairee
Beautiful beachfront location with cushion area, great snacks, salads, burgers and renowned Western and Thai main courses. Next to the Dry Bar! 8am-10 pm



THIPWIMARN Restaurant - north Sairee main road
Magnificient open air restaurant at a hill top boutique resort. Enjoy authentic thai cuisine with a spectacular view. Call for free shuttle service. Kitchen open daily 7am - 10pm



WHITE ELEPHANT Bar & Grill - Sairee village
Dine in style in an atmospheric venue. Only the finest steaks & seafood are grilled in front of you on the open air BBQ; tasty selection of Northern Thai dishes. 9am - 10pm



AC - Party Pub - Sairee Beach
Koh Tao's original party place, huge dance floor at the beach front, happy hours till midnight, pool table, giant screen, fire works,  parties on Tue-Thu-Sun; daily 8pm - late



IN TOUCH - Beach Bar - Sairee Beach
Spacious beach venue with cocktail bar and multiple relax areas. A fusion of art and music. Wed & Sat high energy party nights with int'l DJ's and progressive sounds.



THE DECK - Beach Bar -  north Sairee
Beachfront bar with theme nights from the infamous Open Water to Dive Master challenge. Regular bar with regular music - from 60's to modern classics. 5 pm-late



Dry Bar - Cocktail Tree Bar & Sunset Lounge - Sairee Beach
Chill at sunsets & get in the mood for the bigger parties at this unique bar placed inside a tree. Relaxed & groovy sounds, Fridays beach party, open daily 4pm-1am



DRAGON BAR - Cocktail Bar  - Mae Haad - pier road
Creative cocktails in a contemporary-retro styled bar, reminiscent of a 60's Bruce Lee flick. Seperate pool room. Modern sounds, Jazz Beats, Electronica to Hip Hop. 6pm-2am



MAYA BAR - Sairee Beach - southend
Comfortable, relaxed open air cocktail lounge in a ethnic, rustic, creative styling, chilled tunes at sunset, guest dj's welcome, massive parties Monday & Friday. early - late



PURE - Beach Lounge - south Sairee Beach
It all starts here. Wooden triple deck bar framed by huge boulders, great for sunsets, warm-ups & more. Special theme parties with hilarious concepts.  sunset - 1am



BUDDHA ON THE BEACH - Beach Bar - Chalok Baan Kao
Relaxed backpacker atmosphere with live music & open mic twice a week. Hip Hop, Disco & Indie nights. "Toss the Boss" on all shots. open 6pm - till late



CASPER SPORTS PUB  - Mae Haad Square
Spacious upstairs bar with wide balcony & comfy cushion zone. Live sports, weekly pool & backgammon competitions. Happy Hours 5 - 8 pm, open 5 pm - late 



TATTOO BAR & GRILL - Western, Thai, Indian - Mae Haad
Beautiful beach front beergarden with pool table, BBQs & sunset view. Colossal burgers, homemade meat pies & sausages. Fantastic music selection. Open day & night.



THE WHITENING - Bar & Restaurant - Mae Haad - beachfront
Stylish open-air club, established 5 years, playing the freshest house music. Exotic cocktails & wicked buckets. Full on party every Friday with Intl' Dj's. 9 pm - late



LOTUS BAR - Beach Bar - Sairee Beach - northend
Atmospheric beach bar with happy, funky vibes, fire shows & refreshing cocktails. Theme parties every Monday with 2 for 1 buckets. 50B Happy hours from 4 -7pm.


  LA MATTA LOUNGE - Mae Haad - pier road
Classy upstairs lounge bar with pool table, big screen tv, couch area, serving the full range of downstairs pizzeria menu, daily delicacies buffet  6-8pm,  bar open 6 - 12am
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