The Best Restaurants in Koh Chang, Thailand

Photo of Billy Poon
9 February 2017

Koh Chang, which literally means “the Elephant Island”, is Thailand’s third largest island and a part of the larger archipelago and it has become a hot spot for tourism in the past few years. The island is known for its well preserved ecosystem and exciting water sports, however, it also has a fascinating food scene. We pick the 10 best restaurants in Koh Chang.

Ciao Koh Chang

Restaurant, Italian, European, $$$
Pan fried prawns
Pan fried prawns | © Dennis Wong/Flickr
Italian delicacies on a tropical island “Ciao” to Ko Chang’s most popular Italian Restaurant. Ciao Koh Chang received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and is a hot spot for international cuisine. The interior of the restaurant is not a typical Italian restaurant. It is decorated with humble accessories and minimal design putting the focus back on the creative and imaginative cuisine, which fuses Italian and Thai flavours. Price: Mid range Opening hours: Mon-Sat 2pm-10pm Watch out for: Pizza crudo, Salad caprase 15/6 Moo 4, Koh Chang 23170

Q Eatery Koh Chang

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Thai, $$$
Thai cuisine on the Lonely Beach Talking about atmosphere, Q Eatery must be among one of the best in Koh Chang. This tropical cocktail bar offers an impressive playlist of live music and a carefully designed interior, providing a warm, homey feeling with a pinch of Thai influence. This cocktail bar and restaurant serves creative western cuisine. Situated on the Lonely Beach, it is a great place to enjoy Thai cuisine and the restaurant prides itself on having a perfectly Thai atmosphere to enjoy local food. Price: Fine dining Opening hours: 3pm-4am Daily Watch out for: Pan-fried prawns, curry 4/35 Moo 1, Lonely Beach, Koh Chang

Barrio Bonito

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Oasis Koh Chang
Oasis Koh Chang | © jgaerlan/Flickr
Best Mexican food in town As the name suggests, Barrio Bonito is a Latin influenced restaurant focusing on serving the best and the most authentic Mexican food. Their food is applauded by locals and they have won the certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. The restaurant is run by a French and Mexican couple who bring a winning combination of genuine Mexican flavour and Latin hospitality. Burritos and Tortillas are their signature. Price: Budget Opening hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-11pm Watch out for: Burritos, Tortillas Mam Kai Bae Beach 10/17 Moo 4, Ko Chang, Koh Chang

Oasis Koh Chang

Restaurant, Thai
Fine dining in a tree house Oasis Koh Chang is situated in the relaxing resort of Koh Chang Bungalows. The laid-back atmosphere is increased by the treehouse dining rooms, located up on a small hill, which gives a great, panoramic view of the sea. From western cuisine to Thai snacks, the restaurant is well prepared for all kinds of taste buds. It is a perfect place for those looking for a relaxing afternoon, enjoying a glass of premium wine with the sunset over the Gulf of Thailand. Price: Mid range Opening hours: 8am-9:30pm Daily Watch out for: Tom Yum Goong 4/28 Moo 1 Lonely Beach, Koh Chang South, Trat 23170

Thai Danish Restaurant by Jensen

Restaurant, Thai, Northern European
Green Curry
Green Curry | © Or Hiltch/Flickr
Nordic dishes with a Thai twist Have you ever imagined having Nordic cuisine on the tropical island of Koh Chang? Thai Danish Restaurant by Jensen showcases how it is done. Situated in the Koh Chang Huts, the restaurant may not have the fanciest interior design, but the Danish influenced Thai food is worth the trip. The restaurant serves steak and other western delicacies, as well as salad and cold dishes using local ingredients. An interesting combination in a laid-back setting. Price: Mid range Opening hours: 8am-late Daily Watch out for: Steak, Cold plates 1/1 Moo 3 White Sand Beach, Koh Chang 23170

Happy Turtle

Restaurant, Thai
The healthiest and freshest food in town Situated on the Bailan Beach, Happy Turtle is a relaxing and laid back restaurant which brings you fresh and healthy delicacies. They have even refurbished the building to create a rooftop balcony to give you a better dining experience. The food is made from local farm produce delivered to the kitchen every morning and no MSG is used in their dishes. What’s more exciting is that they offer Thai food cooking classes, for those who are interested, so make sure you reserve an afternoon for it. Price: Mid range Opening hours: 8am-12am Daily Watch out for: Green curry, Fresh fruit shakes 105/1 Moo, Bailan bay,Koh Chang, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170

Morgans Restaurant

Restaurant, British
Larb Moo
Larb Moo | © Simon Law/Flickr
English restaurant with live sports If you are looking for a proper English dinner, then Morgans Restaurant is a place you want to be. The owners hail from the UK, and the restaurant is well decorated to provide a warm and Thai atmosphere. There is a wide selection of western and Thai cuisine. This is a great place to hang out as they provide free pool table and live sports broadcast. For those who are looking for a comfortable meeting place, Morgans Restaurant is for you. Price: Mid range Opening hours: 10am-10pm Daily Watch out for: Cottage pie, Full English Breakfast High Street, Kai Bae, Ko Chang, Thailand

Siam Beach Resort Restaurant

Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Thai
Fine dining on the sand Situated in the picturesque and tropical Lonely Beach, the Siam Beach Resort Restaurant takes you on a journey of authentic Thai cuisine. You can choose to dine in the lavishly decorated indoor space, or outdoors on the sand. The most popular dishes are Tom Yum Goong and Larb Moo, which is a Northeastern Thai traditional cuisine prepared using fresh salad and spicy minced pork. For those looking for an elegant evening, this resort definitely offers one of the best atmospheres in town. Price: Fine dining Opening hours: 7am-11pm Daily Watch out for: Tom Yum Goong, Larb Moo 100/1 Moo 4, Lonely Beach,Koh Chang, Trat 23170

Marco & Jo

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Italian cuisine with Thai influences Owned by two young Italian chefs with international cooking experience, Marco & Jo is a spacious and cheerful Italian restaurant in a quiet area in Koh Chang. The interior of the restaurant uses simplistic design, with walls decorated using marble stones. The food served offers a taste of authentic Italian flavour, and the restaurant also features dishes with Thai influences, such as the Duck filled Ravioli and Tagliatelle Prawns and Asparagus. Price: Mid range Opening hours: 5pm-10:30pm Daily Watch out for: Duck filled with Ravioli, Tagliatelle Prawns and Asparagus 88/8 Moo 4 Tambol Koh Chang Amphur Koh Chang

The White Elephant

Bar, Restaurant, European, British, Pub Grub, Thai, Vegetarian, $$$
Scandinavian cuisine with biggest selection of beer in town The White Elephant is one of the most popular and liveliest entertainment hubs in the tropical island of Koh Chang. Located on the White Sand Beach, this elegant bar and restaurant offers the island’s biggest and greatest beer selection with a menu of Scandinavian and western food. However, if you’re looking for a big feast, you can try the international all-you-can-eat buffet. Price: Mid range Opening hours: 9am-1:30am Daily Watch out for: Norwegian Salmon fillet with white onion sauce, English Pies 9/22/6-8, Moo 4, White Sands Beach, Koh Chang, 23170 Trat

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