The best eats in Koh Samui

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Koh Samui is one of the busiest tourist paradises in Thailand, and all those hungry mouths need a hefty number of restaurants and eateries to keep them satisfied. Luckily, there are more than enough restaurants on this lovely island to feed the hungry hordes – actually, there are so many restaurants that it’s not that easy to make a choice. As with all travel destinations on the planet, there are good restaurants and bad restaurants alike in Koh Samui, so carefully considering your dining options is quite important. If you love good food, then you should check out the following list of the best eats in Koh Samui, which are guaranteed to give your taste buds something to write home about.

Bangpo Seafood, Maenam

Seeing as you are on an island in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, tasting the seafood is a must if you like seafood in general. Bangpo Seafood restaurant is one of the best places in Koh Samui that a foodie could wish for, despite the fact that it is nowhere near as fancy or stylishly decorated as other restaurants on the isle. However, what Bangpo Seafod can offer you is authentic Thai cuisine, made with only the freshest of ingredients, and cooked to perfection.

Zazen, Bophut, Bophut Beach

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Zazen is one of the most praised and awarded restaurants on Koh Samui, and a favorite with both visiting and local foodies. The food is simply sublime, and the service is to match. Many of the dishes are based on seafood, but there are many options for those who prefer red meat or fowl, and even for vegetarians. The setting is also stunning, and if you want a romantic night out there is no better place for a cadlelit dinner date.

Rice, Moo

Although the name of the restaurant is Rice, there are few rice dishes on the menu, and the cuisine is not Asian – it is Italian, and as authentic as you can get. There is a huge selection of pasta, seafood dishes and other Italian specialties, but the undeniable highlight of the menu is the pizza, baked on a wood fire. The fact that the restaurant is also extremely chic (coupled with the amazing pizza), places Rice among the best eats in Koh Samui.

Akwa Guest House, Chaweng

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If you need a hearty breakfast to set you up for a long day of lounging on the beach or exploring the island, then you should stop at Akwa Guest House, which serves food all day long but is especially good at whipping up breakfasts. The best thing about the menu is that breakfast is not only available in the morning, but throughout the day, so if you were up partying late the previous night you won’t miss your morning meal.

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