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Restaurants on Koh Tao

Restaurants on Koh Tao cater to all taste buds and spice levels. Indulge in the best local dishes, international cuisine, and fine dining.

We often get asked our recommendations for the best restaurants on Koh Tao, but it’s tough as there is so much variety! Restaurants on Koh Tao offer something for every taste and budget, and for such a small island, the variety and quality of food is fantastic. So whether you want to guzzle down as much traditional Thai food as you can, treat yourself to some western favorites, kick back with a beer and some pub grub, or gorge yourself on fine dining, Koh Tao restaurants will not disappoint.  

Restaurants on Koh Tao vary in scale and setting. Some have roadside locations perfect for people watching, some are hidden away on secluded mountainsides, and others have envious beachfront locations with unspoiled ocean views. So you can choose your restaurants on Koh Tao to suit your mood, any day of the week! 

Kung Tod Sauce Makham - Credit: Jamahkiri
Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Thai Food | Koh Tao Tourism Association
Tom Yam Pla Chawn - credit: The Terrace

Thai Restaurants

There is no shortage of delicious traditional Thai eateries on Koh Tao. Some are small, simple, and rustic, while others are modern and plush. Many Thai restaurants on Koh Tao have a reputation for a particular dish or specialty, like massaman curry, khao soi, or khoa man gai. Others are favored for dishes from a specific region like Esan. The majority, however, have lengthy menus that are sure to include all of your favorites like pad Thai, green and red curries, fried rice, and fresh fish dishes.

Thai Food | Koh Tao Tourism Association
Panang Nua - Tradition Thai Cuisine

Delicious Thai food in any direction you go.

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International Restaurants

It’s possible to cater to virtually any craving or demand for a specific meal here, so even the pickiest eaters are bound to find something to their liking. Restaurants on Koh Tao accommodate an array of international specialties, including Italian, Indian, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mexican.  So if you’ve been on the travel trail for a while and are looking for a taste of home, you’re in luck. Most restaurants are happy to organize delivery if you don’t want to eat in.

International Cuisine | Koh Tao Tourism Association
International Cuisine

International specialties and tastes from home.

Fine Dining

If you want to indulge in the best of Thai, international, and fusion cuisine during your stay, then be sure to check out some of the fine dining restaurants on Koh Tao. Whether you’re splashing out for a birthday, anniversary, or just because you want to treat yourself, fine dining eateries serve up decadent appetizers, mains, and desserts every day. Choose from elegant beachside restaurants, urban rooftops, or mountainside venues with stunning ocean views.

Fine Dining | Koh Tao Tourism Association
Fusion Cuisine

Indulge in the very best of fusion and fine dining.

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