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THE DINING ROOM Rocky’s Boutique Resort


AUTHENTIC THAI CUISINE AT ITS FINEST A pinch of spice, a dash of salt and a dollop of masterful artistry. Experience authentic Thai flavours at their finest at Saffron, the award-winning signature Thai restaurant at Banyan Tree Samui.

99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84310 Thailand Tel: +66 77 915 333 Email: saffron-samui@banyantree.com


Eating on Samui is Koh Samui’s hottest restaurant guide. In the following pages you will find some of the best restaurants Samui has to offer. When choosing restaurants to be included in this guide, we assess the overall experience: the food, the service and the ambience, to give you what we believe are the best dining options on the island. The guide is continually updated, and we welcome YOUR feedback on any restaurant that you visit on Samui. Get in touch! (www.eatingonsamui.com) In order to make your selection easier restaurants have been categorised by the type of food on offer, and listings comprise not only photographs of the food and restaurant but menu samples, popular dishes, location maps and directions in Thai for taxi drivers. Furthermore, each issue features more detailed reviews of selected restaurants. So read on and enjoy!

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AUTHENTIC THAI & SOUTHERN

Thai CUISINE

"Krua Bophut" is the authentic Thai restaurant located in the beautiful Fisherman Village on Bophut Beach. This royal Thai design is decorated by wood carving as a classically antique Thai house. The ambient, the serene indoor, the expanded outdoor, and on the beach, allows you to enjoy the tranquility of the beach, the twinkling star light, the whispering wave, and the drifting yachts along with the beautiful music. Convenient parking is also available. Our experienced chefs proudly present you our authentic Thai cuisine and Southern Thai menu in local style. Fresh seafood is a must with great quality from the fisherman village at reasonable price. With our good service, here you will find a superb dining experience and great memories.

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077 430 030 or 077 245 035

16/16 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand www.kruabophut.com email: kruabophut.samui@gmail.com


MOON WALK RESTAURANT & BAR

GET READY TO DANCE WITH A LIVE CONCERT EVERY NIGHT!

Join us at MOON WALK RESTAURANT & BAR A warm welcome to our buzzling street side party! Live music, exotic chilled drinks and sizzling modern cuisine. Our street front restaurant, in the middle of Chaweng Beach, has it all! Enjoy live music from our stage almost every night: Live Rock and Roll and Live Reggae on stage… from 08.30 pm. – Midnight Let’s rock in the park with Rock Island (Every: Tuesday / Thursday / Friday / Sunday) Real Reggae Music in Koh Samui with Brother Island (Every: Monday / Wednesday / Saturday)

14/7 Moo. 2, Beach Road, Chaweng Beach For reservation or more information Call : +66 (0)77 968 222 www.baansamuiresort-online.com


MAKE TIME FOR SOME TREATS

“If a nice view of the pool is what you are looking for, Tamarind Bar & Lounge is located poolside, where you can enjoy dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Tamarind Bar & Lounge offers a selection of Thai fusion food., and a refreshment list featuring house special tropical cocktails, old favorites, local & international beers and an extensive wine list. Nightly live entertainment, games & library� Website: www.impiana.com Tel: +6677 448 994 Email: info.ircn@impiana.com


Restaurant Listings

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ROYAL/TRADITIONAL THAI, & JAPANESE Jahn (Pang Ka) 18

Contemporary Thai Cuisine

Krua Bophut (Bophut) 07

Authentic Thai & Southern Thai Cuisine

NAMU (Maenam) 02 Japanese Cuisine

Poppies (Chaweng) 38

Royal Thai & International

Saffron (Lamai) 39

Traditional & Modern Thai Cuisine

The Farmer (Maenam) 40

Authentic Thai Cuisine & European Cuisine

The Height (Lamai) 41 Fine Thai Cuisine

EAST MEETS WEST 9Gems (Chaweng) 24 East meets West Cuisine

Dining on the Rocks (Choeng Mon) 34

Innovative Fusion Cuisine

SALA Restaurant (Choeng Mon) 42 East meets West Cuisine

The Page (Chaweng) 44 East meets West Cuisine

Zazen (Bophut) 45

East meets West Cuisine

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INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD BEYOND THE SEA (Laem Set) 52 Thai, Seafood & International

ITALIAN, FRENCH, & MEDITERRANEAN

Ciccio Ristorante & Pizzeria

Hard Rock Cafe (Chaweng) 53 Authentic American Cuisine

Kiree (Chaweng) 11

Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine

Ciccio Ristorante & Pizzeria

Dr Frogs (Chaweng Noi) 46 Italian Cuisine

Long Talay (Chaweng Noi) 05 Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine

Full Moon (Bophut) 47

Moon (Lamai) 54

French-Mediterranean Cuisine

Le Jaroen (Bang Rak) 22 French-Indochina Cuisine

Marzano (Chaweng) 26 Italian Cuisine

Olivio (Chaweng) 48 Italian Cuisine

Red Snapper (Chaweng) 49 French-Mediterranean Cuisine

Sea Wrap (Bophut) 23

Mediterranean, Seafood Cuisine

The Cliff (Lamai) 50 Mediterranean Cuisine

The Dining Room (Lamai) 13

Seafood & International Cuisine

Moon Dance (Chaweng) 55

Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine

Moon Walk (Chaweng) 08 Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine

OceanKiss (Chaweng) 56 Thai & International Cuisine

Ocean Pier (Lamai) 06 Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine Tamarind (Chaweng Noi) 09 Thai & International Cuisine

Trade Wind (Bophut) 16

Thai, Seafood & International

French-Mediterranean Cuisine

and more... EDITOR’S CHOICE 14 A selection of fine dining restaurants

FLAVOURS OF SAMUI 58 A selection of Executive Chefs

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TREAT YOURSELF AT LEAST ONCE Probably the most beautiful Restaurant on the Island and definitely the best food. Dine outside on the rocks by the sea or inside the open air ‘dining room’. Our exceptional Chef and his team present a wonderful cross-over of Mediterranean and delicious French and Asian Cuisine. ROCKY’S BOUTIQUE RESORT, KOH SAMUI. Reservations 077 233 020 dining@rockyresort.com www.rockyresort.com. On the ringroad just south of Lamai.


Reservations: 077 428 300-9 Please see page 47 for menu sample

Sumptuous Treats at

Full Moon

Char-grill aficionados are heading to Bophut and the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort’s Full Moon Char-grill restaurant on the west end of Fisherman’s Village - a prime spot for excellent taste, affordability and presentation. Diners are well-looked after by knowledgeable and helpful staff, while the chef and his team are well-known for their amazing dishes. The concept is simple: a variety of quality meats, along with a choice of quality sauces and side dishes all served in the chic surroundings of Full Moon restaurant, overlooking Bophut Bay.


The restaurant’s focus is on Char-grill Mediterranean cuisine and is thoroughly international.

A new menu has recently launched, featuring the finest beef from three different sources. From Australia diners can sample Black Angus tenderloin and strip loin, from the US - pure Black Angus rib eye and New York strip and Wagyu beef that comes from the Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan – one of the country’s most famous and succulent varieties. Choices were made based on three criteria: the best meat cuts, their origin and the breed of cow itself. For seafood, patrons are again spoiled for both choice and quality. There’s Phuket lobster, sea bass, squid, along with sustainablyfarmed turbot from France & Spain and Kingfish from Australia.

The restaurant also arranges special evenings, usually quarterly, with guest chef prepare a wine dinner featuring top quality products. It is a chance to see exactly what the chefs can do – and judging by the bookings they’ve received for past events, it’ll be extremely popular. With the restaurant’s focus on Char-grill Mediterranean cuisine, there’s a thoroughly international feeling. In a superb setting with a full wine list to go with the top-notch food, it is always an excellent treat to dine at Full Moon.

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Oceanfront Ambience Trade Wind at Samui Palm Beach Resort

Beautifully located on the soft sands of Samui Palm Beach Resort in Bophut, Trade Wind prepares fascinating fusion dishes along with some of the most authentic Thai cuisine available on Koh Samui. Trade Wind offers guests an authentic culinary menu that is enough to catch anybody’s attention. Their signature dish being Hokkaido Scallops wrapped in filo, baked spinach rolled in ground almonds, gratin cheese prawns with a side of broccoli, asparagus, baby carrots with green pea puree, all poured over a hot lobster cream sauce mixed with tomato puree. An delicious cuisine worthy of winning THAIFEX World of Food Asia 2016’s silver and bronze medals. Cleverly prepared by Trade Wind’s own culinary artist, Chef Mit.


Other exquisite menu items include Phuket lobster with stir fried sen-yai noodles (thick flat noodles), baby corn and cauliflower, red and green capsicum, fried basil, and fresh pepper corn. Or try their premium tenderloin directly imported from Australia, poured over hot Panang curry and topped off with thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves.

With so many options to choose from, Trade Wind is difficult not to enjoy. Their brilliant yet elegant culinary cuisines are captivating with so many tastes yet to be discovered. Whether you decide to enjoy a flavorful lunch with friends or an intimate dinner with that special someone, Trade Wind with certainly not disappoint.

Trade Wind hosts three special event nights per week, that have now recently become very popular among travelers. On Monday nights enjoy a Eurasian night with live cooking for sumptuous European and Asian buffet with acrobatic show. Followed by Wednesday nights for a grand international buffet of BBQ chicken, tenderloin, pork, and seafood with a spectacular live-fire show performance. Last but not least, Saturday nights offer an all you can eat buffet with traditional Thai cuisine from all four regions of Thailand.

Restaurant Hours: 7:00am - 10:30pm (Last order @10:00pm) Reservations: 077 425 4945 Website: samuipalmbeachresorts.com Facebook: TradeWindRestaurant Special Event Room Is Now Open (Occupancy 250 MAX)

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HEAD FOR THE HEIGHTS Jahn at the Conrad Koh Samui

Before the signs went up, people couldn’t find the Conrad; it’s on a remarkably deserted road that winds up onto one of the most beautiful and secluded spots in Samui, a cliff-top overlooking the southern stretch of sea all the way to the mainland. But you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy the Conrad’s fine-dining restaurant, Jahn. Its glass walls showcase the sea outside, with perhaps one of the best views of the Five Islands a steep drop below. Once you’ve feasted your eyes on the outside world, you’ll appreciate the discreet dining room, utterly contemporary but with architectural notes that harken back to the nation’s exotic past, notably the gold-inlay teak columns that anchor Jahn – it seems to float above the sea, far below. Opening hours: 6pm – 10pm daily

Reservations: 077 915 888 or send email to conrad_koh_samui@conradhotels.com


The menu focuses on contemporary takes of traditional Thai dishes. The presentation will make you want to bring out your camera – the food beautifully, artistically arranged – and, yes, it tastes every bit as good as it looks. You’ll find a tempting array of much-loved dishes: papaya salad, tom yum goong – made teapot style here – or a dessert of coconut crème brulée, made from the island’s own fresh coconuts. For main courses try the massaman wagyu – highly tasty sous-vide meat, filled with aromatic penetrating juice – or the equally tempting seabass with its gingery tones. Almost 3,000 bottles make up the prestigious wine cellar, with both old world and new world

wines on the menu. Jahn is a great place to relax: comfy seats abound and waitstaff are friendly and discerning. After one of Jahn’s exquisite desserts try a coffee like no other: the best of Arabicas, Black Ivory Elephant Coffee, prepared at your table in a glass cafetiere that’s stepped straight out of a Steampunk novel. If you can give Jahn 6 hours’ notice, take advantage of the free limousine service (round trip to anywhere on the island) and you’ll enjoy your evening still more. No surprise at all that Jahn has won a Thailand Tatler award for exceptional cuisine and service.

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UNIQUE RURAL RESTAURANT It’d be difficult to find a more relaxed setting for dinner than The Farmer Restaurant & Bar. For a start, there’s nothing quite like it; this is the only restaurant on Samui to be situated in a rice field. As such, it’s an amazingly peaceful place to dine. You can hear the cries of cicadas out in the fields, watch buffalo grazing and while evening falls on the hills just to the south. The Farmer is part of Farmer’s Boutique Resort Koh Samui, a new resort that comprises 45 villas and pool villas. An elegant place to stay, its restaurant offers some wonderful choices when it comes to food. .

TOP TEN 2014 www.tripadvisor.com


At the restaurant you can either sit inside the open-air dining rooms or outside on the large terrace. Either way, you’ll enjoy the unusual sense of peace that comes from being in a thoroughly rural, unspoiled spot. The dishes are top-quality Thai, using recipes that are generations old and have been handed right the way down to the present owner and the chef. These are completely authentic dishes, prepared with great flair. The results are delicately-nuanced textures where every ingredient and taste is balanced. To sum up: you’re in for a treat when you eat here. Not surprisingly, The Farmer won a Best Restaurant award from Thailand Tatler.

Farmer’s Boutique Resort Koh Samui 1/26 Moo 4, Maenam, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320 Reservations: 077 447 222, 077 247 979, Fax: 077 447 255 Free transfer offered within Maenam and Bophut area. Other areas THB 500 for round trip www.thefarmerrestaurantsamui.com www.farmersboutiqueresort.com info@farmersboutiqueresort.com

The menu’s extensive and covers the full gamut of Thai food.

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A SECRET WORLD

Le Jaroen at The Scent Hotel, also known as “…A Secret World…”, located only 5 minutes from Fisherman’s Village is niched in chic colonial surroundings and elegant garden which directly overlooks the beach.

58/1 Moo 4, Bangrak Beach, Bophut Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 P. +66 77 962198 F. +66 77 962199 info@thescenthotel.com www.thescenthotel.com


AMBIENCE | BEACHFRONT | CUISINE

“The Sea Wrap restaurant is right on the ocean front and has spectacular views of Koh Phanang. The décor in the restaurant is stylish, tables on the beach allow for romantic beach dining (limited numbers), the bar and beach bean bag areas are ideal for pre and post dinner drinks.”

178 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320 P. +66 77 425 357 F. +66 77 425 343 info@peaceresort.com www.peaceresort.com


The View from the Top 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant

Easily one of the most sophisticated of Koh Samui’s venues for eating and drinking, 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant appears to be ahead of itself in time. It looks as if it’s stepped right out of an interior design magazine. The chic minimalism of the setting with to-die-for interior design gives 9GEMS both a relaxed and a spacious feel at the same time. Reservations: Tel: 077 256 125 Mobile: 093 665 9636


Thanks to its location, perched right on top of a hillside, you’ll experience some of the best views on the island. The whole of Chaweng is spread out before you, making this an ideal place to watch the sun go down while you enjoy a long drink or cocktail. When it comes to dinner, you can expect the dishes to be every bit as sophisticated as the décor itself. Enjoy contemporary takes on Thai and European cuisine. For starters, try fusion chicken tandoori salad, with the dish subtly nuanced by soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Tagliatelle comes with pesto or tomato sauce but you can also try it with Thai-style massaman curry. The bread, by the way, is home made, as is most of what you’ll find at 9GEMS with very little in the way of any outside processing at all. When it comes to main courses, enjoy a roasted aurora rack of lamb marinated in pesto and tandoori spices or if you’re a fish lover, try grilled tuna with pepper turmeric on

an asparagus bed with egg risotto. Tastes at the restaurant cross effortlessly between east and west, and have been created by the chefowner who grew up in Thailand but lived for years in Europe. With its excellent food, décor and views, recently-opened 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant is definitely worth heading for. Opening Hour: Tue-Thu open from 4pm-12am Fri-Sun open from 4pm-2am, closed on Monday Open every day in August and from mid-December to the end of April Close for holiday from the 1st to 27th of November Dress Code: Trendy or Smart Casual. Minimum Age: +12 (Screaming children will not be tolerated)

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MARZANO PIZZERIA, AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PIZZA BY THE BEACH Is there anything that says Italy more than pizza? Biting into a right out of the oven pizza is just heaven! San Marzano tomatoes originate from the small town of San Marzano Sul Sarno, near Naples, Italy. This is where they first started growing in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Though it is commonly believed that the first seed of the San Marzano tomato came to Campania in 1770, as a gift from the Viceroyalty of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, and that it was planted in the area of San Marzano Sul Sarno. Pizza dates back to 18th century when it was a garnished flat bread sold by roaming vendors to the poor in the streets. The biggest step towards its current popularity was the acceptance of tomatoes as a pizza topping by Neapolitans. The story is that pizza was endorsed by Queen Margherita in 1889

when baker Raffaele Esposito was summoned to bake for her. He then created the world famous Pizza Margherita with red San Marzano tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil to reppresent the colors of the Italian flag.Today, Marzano continues that rich tradition of perfect pizza making with an old-world tiled oven, lots of attention to the dough and the keep-it-simple approach to only the most amazing seasonal toppings – terrific handmade cheeses, the best tomatoes, the most savory meats and freshest basil. Marzano is very serious about Neapolitanstyle pizza that there’s an “ideology” on how the pizza dough should be prepared. The secret to our dough is that we know our ingredients; water, sea salt, flour, and yeast. We use a flour which is a highly refined flour that gets a lot of lightness in the


crust. If you talk to the Neapolitans, they say that the water from Naples is key. And we don’t use oil. As far as Neapolitan pizza is concerned, you want to see the blisters come out at high heat, which won’t happen with oil. Moreover, at Marzano, the finest locally bred and imported meats are chosen by our own in-house chef to help you get the most from your meat. A good grilled piece of meat is one of life’s simple pleasures, and we have taken pride in our grilling knowledge and skill so that meat lovers can taste the most tender and juicy meats. A few recommendations that are simply musttrys make up a majority of Marzano’s delicious menu. The Baci Four Cheese Pizza rolled with green apples, gorgonzola, parmesan, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar. This four cheese pizza is so tasty is might just melt in your mouth! Another absolutely stunning dish is Marzano’s Spaghetti Arrabiata. A spicy spaghetti made with fresh basil, red pepper, Marzano tomatoes, lemon juice and black pepper. A great dish if you love classic Italian cuisine with a spicy kick! At Marzano, none of that escapes our thoughts and we take the highest care and pleasure to achieve the goal posts that meat lovers have come to demand and expect from Marzano.

Reservations: 077 231 546-9 EDITOR’S CHOICE

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A pinch of spice, a dash of salt and a dollop of masterful artistry. Experience authentic Thai flavours at their finest in an atmosphere of refined elegance.

99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84310 Tel: +66 77 915 333 Email: saffron-samui@banyantree.com


Embark on a culinary adventure where your palate travels across the familiar to the exciting, from international fare to modern Asian cuisine, as you unwind amid the serenity of our private bay.

99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84310 Tel: +66 77 915 333 Email: sands-samui@banyantree.com


BEYOND THE SEA Siamese Brasserie

The word ‘Thai cuisine’ is very gruesome. It is definitely a big word. It is a massive variety of dishes representing the achievement from hundreds of year in culture and tradition, a lifetime it would take in order to be a Thai cuisine specialist. How can a single meal be able to show just a slant glimpse of it? ‘A Must Try Authentic Thai Cuisine Restaurant on Koh Samui’ is not only its definition but really is. The uncompromising tasty menus especially the local ones are truly original in recipe and flavour. Further tantalizing and well-presented our Thai Tapas menu has more than 10 Tapas to offer our guests from Scallop in Green Curry, Thai Paella or Thai Calamari.our guests from Scallop in Green Curry, Thai Paella or Thai Calamari.


After a hot, long and intense meal of Thai cuisine and if a sweet ending is what you are looking for, we highly recommend you Mellow Mango with Sticky Rice which is one of ShaSa’s signature dish. It becomes a must for Samui travelers to check in at BEYOND THE SEA with its signature dishes as the missions checking point. No disrespect to Bangkok but it seems to be impossible for any city views to beat ShaSa’s glorious panoramic sea view. Under Samui blue sky, moderndesigned BEYOND THE SEA is located on Leam Set which is known to be the

most peaceful, and the best preserved beach in Samui. BEYOND THE SEA, Siamese Brasserie opens daily from morning for breakfast continues to ShaSa sunny afternoon and besides sweets like Belgian Chocolate, BEYOND THE SEA also pampers its guests by finest coffee, special blends from the selected premium coffee beans. Reservations: 077 913 888 Menu sample: page 52

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A Roundup of The Country’s Favourite Thai Dishes At The Height World-renowned Thai cuisine is best enjoyed on its home turf and Samui is lucky to have top places to savour the nation’s delicacies. Timeless favourites and exquisite dishes are to be found at The Height, a comfortable and thoroughly contemporary restaurant situated at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. A buggy takes you down to the restaurant which is set on rocks overlooking the sea. You’ll be greeted at the door by friendly staff, who are as attentive as they’re efficient. The Height consists of an air-con dining room, but also has a wonderful al fresco terrace, both of which give you views out over the sea. Enjoy cocktails or a long drink as you browse the menu, which lists close on seventy items. The menu, by the way, has chilli symbols to indicate which dishes are hot and you can always ask staff to adjust the degree of spiciness. No worries either if you’re new to Thai food –


they’ll help you choose dishes to your liking. There’s also a page of vegetarian Thai dishes, which are equally as good as those with meat or fish. There are tasty starters, such as chicken in pandan, spring rolls, skewers of satay chicken, beef and pork, then and salads and soups. When it comes to main courses, you can feast on dishes such as a traditional massaman curry or roasted duck in a rich red sauce. And Samui being an island, there’s naturally plenty of fish, which you can enjoy in various ways, whether served whole or as part of a green curry or baked, northern-style, along with herbs and served with a delicate chilli sauce.

features a beautiful buffet and barbecue with live cooking stations. It’s highly popular and you’ll need to book your table in advance. The Height is a brilliant choice if you’d like to get to grips with authentic Thai food at its best. Spend an evening here and you’ll be won over by the vibrant dishes that the restaurant has to offer. The Height Reservations: 077 960 555 Open from: 17.00 – 22.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com Menu Sample: page 41

The Height hosts a themed night every Tuesday, simply called A Taste of Thai, and

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Poppies

Chaweng Cove Resotel

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Beach Poppies Restaurant (Poppies Resort) Chaweng Beach Road

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Poppies is firmly established as the leading Thai restaurant on the island. They also have innovative International cuisine, a beach bar and a gorgeous seaside setting. Open since 1995, dining at Poppies has become a Samui tradition.

MENU SAMPLE:

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01. Tom yum goong, talay Hot & sour prawn OR seafood broth with straw mushrooms

Contact: 077 422 419 Average cost per guest: 790 Bt House wine per bottle: 950 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & tax: 7% Tax and 10% Service Charge Popular Dish: Kantoke (No. 6) Entertainment: Saturday Thai night traditional Thai music and dance and local handcraft market Open from: Lunch 11:30 to 17:30 Dinner 17:30 to 22:30 Web: www.poppiessamui.com

02. Yam talay Fresh local seafood poached with celery, onions & lime 03. Som tam gai yang khao neow Spicy green papaya with grilled chicken & sticky rice 04. Gaeng phed pet yang Chinese roast duck in red curry with grapes and pineapple 05. Poo pad pong karee Sauteed crab in dry yellow curry with egg & celery 06. Eight choices of Kantoke - a balanced selection of small Thai dishes (three courses) served on a rattan tray - perfect for 2 sharing.

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Saffron

Saffron (Banyan Tree Samui) IT Complex building Chaweng

Beach Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road

Le Meridien Lamai

Enjoy the best of Thai cuisine and flavours at Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant as you savour signature dishes from a menu that is a combination of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist, and innovative new ones. Overlooking the glittering Lamai Bay, the ambience is one of understated, yet refined, elegance.

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01. Khong Wang Ruam - A Selection of Freshly Prepared Thai Appetizers for Two Crisp Rice Noodle Wrapped Prawn, Grilled Tender Beef Satay, Tender Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaf, Banana Blossom-Prawn Salad - 900 Bt 02. Goong Sarong Beua Thod - Crisp Rice Noodle Wrapped Prawn, Fried Pepper Leaf, Sweet Mango Chili Sauce - 490 Bt 03. Larb Tuna - Spicy Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar, Crisp Craker, String Bean and Cucumber Salad - 490 Bt 04. Yum Hua Plee Goong - Banana Blossom Salad , Grilled Marinated Prawns, Fried Banana Flower, Coconut Dressing - 490 Bt 05. Gai Yang Khreuang Gaeng - Thai Barbecue Curried Chicken, Papaya Salad 680 Bt 06. Khao Phad Saffron - Wok Tossed Saffron Rice, Seafood, Vegetables, Crispy Dried Shrimp Classic Flavour - 650 Bt

Contact: 077 915 333 Average cost per person: from 1,200 Bt Wine by Bottle: from 2,400 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB, Diner Service & Tax: included Popular Dish: No. 1, No. 4, No. 6 Open: 18.00 - 23.00 hrs Web: www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailandkoh-samui Email: saffron-samui@banyantree.com

FOR TAXI: ร้านอยู่ในโรงแรมบันยันทรี สมุย ห่างจาก ไอที คอมเพล็กซ์ 150 เมตร เลี้ยวเข้าซอยซ้ายมือ ประมาณ 500 เมตร

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The Farmer

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Samui Lapidary

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Lomprayah Pier

Napralarn Temple Chaweng The Farmer Restaurant (Farmer’s Boutique Resort Koh Samui)

Uniquely located in rice paddies, Farmer’s Boutique Resort Koh Samui is known for its outstanding Thai dining. The recipes have been handed down through the same family for generations; the cuisine is authentic, with everything made from scratch and cooked to perfection. This is the place to come if you like Thai curries and dishes that taste sublime. The full menu also includes favorite Thai starters, mains and dessert.

CHEF’S RECOMMENDATIONS :

01. Crispy fried duck- served with herbal dipping sauce and jasmine stemmed rice 02. Mussaman Wagyu beef - southern style curry with Wagyu beef served with five colored aromatic rice. 03. Yam Som O - Pomelo salad with mince chicken and prawn 04. Whole Seabass - Grilled seabass in banana leaf served with curry sauce 05. Mussaman lamb shank- Southern style curry served with mashed potato and “arjad” sauce. 06. Chu chi pla salmon - Grilled salmon steak in curry sauce All Thai dishes are accompanied an exquisite selection of five different rices wrapped in banana leaves. Event, party, group dinner contact 077 447 222 Farmer’s Duck Voted Samui No.1 tasty duck

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ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 447 222, 077 247 979 Credit card: Visa, Master Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% VAT Popular dish: Mussaman Lamb shank (No.5) Open from : 11.00 - 23.00 Transfer : Free round trip service in Maenam and Bophut area. From other areas: 500 Baht. Vegetarian dishes are available Free Wi-Fi for customer 20% discount for all cocktails from 6 pm. - 7 pm. www.thefarmerrestaurantsamui.com www.farmersboutiqueresort.com info@farmersboutiqueresort.com

TOP TEN 2014 www.tripadvisor.com

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The Height

IT Complex building Chaweng

Beach The Height (Silavadee Pool Spa Resort) Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road

The Spa Resort Lamai

Elevate your senses of a fine Thai cuisine at “The Height” restaurant. Seclusion, romance and breathtaking views will best sum up your experience of The Height restaurant. The restaurant has both air conditioned and open air seating, offering a stunning view of the surrounding sea.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Scallop Salad-Yam-Hoy Shell 02. Papaya Salad – Somtam Thai 03. Pork Pineapple – Moo-Ob-Sab-Pa-Ros 04. Baked White Prawns – Goong Ob-Sa-Mul-Pai 05. Lamb Yellow Curry 06. Beef Massaman 07. Silavadee Pad Thai Free transfer to our restaurant in Lamai area, and more than 4 guests from anywhere on Koh Samui (advance booking required)

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 960 555 Average cost per person: 750 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,400 Bt House wine per glass: 350 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners, JCB Service & Tax: Taxes and service charges are INCLUDED in all Silavadee prices Recommended: Lamb Yellow Curry Open from: 17.00 – 22.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com

20% Discount Voucher Use your smart phone to scan the QR code

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SALA Restaurant

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Big Buddha

SALA Restaurant at SALA Samui

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Mini Golf International

Hotel The White House Chaweng Beach Road

Imperial Boat House Chaweng

SALA Restaurant is an exceptional blend of style and taste. Enjoy mouthwatering international cuisine and traditional Thai delicacies in a romantic setting, with candlelit tables by the beach, and poolside dining under the stars.

MENU SAMPLE:

INFORMATION:

01. FERN SHOOT SALAD - Local fern shoots with squid, prawn, minced pork fillet and egg with a sauce of coconut and chilli - 395 Baht

Contact: 077 245 888 Average cost per person: 1,100 Bt (3 courses) House wine per bottle: 1,450 Bt House wine per glass: 250-390 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners Service & tax: 10% service charge & 7% VAT will be applied to the above charges Popular Dish: A Lovely Apple Entertainment: Beach Dining: Monday, Friday Thai Night: Wednesday Executive Chef: Nick Hall Open from: 07:00 to 23:00 Web: www.salasamui.com

02. EARL OF SALMON - Tea cured Scottish salmon with bergamot gel, cucumber, dill mayonnaise and pickled apple, salmon roe - 395 Baht 03. OX CHEEK RED CURRY - 5 hour braised Wagyu beef cheeks with a red curry of baby corn, egg plants, Thai basil, kaffir lime and fresh coriander - 575 Baht 04. BARRAMUNDI - Roasted sea bass, saffron pumpkin Thai puree, roasted pumpkin, chicken wing lollipop, black rice, lemongrass sauce - 575 Baht 05. A LOVELY APPLE - Set caramel custard with apple gel, apple spheres, cinnamon cremeux, ginger streusel and a spiced apple ice cream - 290 Baht

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EAST MEETS WEST

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Dining on the Rocks

Dining on the Rocks (Six Senses Samui) Tong Sai Road

Tongsai Bay Cottages Imperial Boat House Chaweng

Big Buddha

Six Senses Samui’s signature restaurant, Dining on the Rocks, presents innovative food concepts, great service and of course that famous view and atmosphere. The brilliant architecture is ten terraced decks of weathered teak and bamboo.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Chicken and Egg - Chicken roulade, quail egg, fried egg espuma, egg yolk confit 02. Duo of Tuna - Tuna tartar, seared tuna, mussel escabeche, black tapioca 03. Toothfish - White bean purée, chorizo marmalade, spring onion, black olive oil

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 245 678 Average cost per person: THB 2,800 for 3 courses, food only Wine by the glass from: THB 475 Credit cards: Amex, Visa, Master, JCB, Diner Service & Tax: 7% Tax and 10% Service Charge Popular Dish: No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 Open: 18:00 - 22:30 hrs Web: www.sixsenses.com/resorts/samui/dining Email: reservations-samui@sixsenses.com

04. Watermelon Carpaccio - Micro greens, balsamic reduction, white sesame and hazelnut dressing 05. Dark Chocolate Creme Brulée Raspberry sponge cake and hazelnut ice cream

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EAST MEETS WEST

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The Page

Beach Baan Samui Resort McDonald’s

The Page (The Library) Saver Mart

Chaba Resort

Chaweng Beach Road

Holding fort on the Chaweng beachfront is The Library’s iconic restaurant, The Page. With a menu offering of rare, old-kingdom Thai and international cuisine and a host of “Original Experiences” found nowhere else, the renowned venue has already made its mark on Koh Samui’s upscale dining scene. Enjoy the sunrise with a signature “Breakfast Culture” on the beach or a light casual lunch overlooking the sea. Then chill out at the Beach Bar with its 101 unique cocktail selections and live music during daily Happy Hours from 5PM-7PM. Fine innovative cuisines are also available for dinner.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Savory Crab Crêpe Bites with Seasoned Coconut & Shrimp 02. Braised Beef Shank with Shrimp Paste & Thai Basil 03. Ox Cheek Massaman Curry 04. Stir-fried Duck Confit with Onions & Pepper 05. Coconut & Young Rice Fritters with Pandan Pudding 06. Tenderloin of Wagyu Beef MBS 9+ 07. Baked Whole Fresh Seabass with Potatoes & Buttered Veggies 08. Samrab Thai: 8-course degustation menu featuring authentic Thai dishes 09. Starlit Dinnerscapes: Romantic private dinners along a white sand beach

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EAST MEETS WEST

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 422 767-8 Average cost per person: 1,000 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,500/1,800 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB, Union Pay Service & Tax: 7% and 10% Popular Dish: 01, No.3, No.6, No.8 Open from: Breakfast Culture 07:00 – 10:30 Lunch 11:00 – 16:00 Tea by the Sea 13:00 – 15:00 Dinner 19:00 – 24:00 Beach Bar 11:00 – 24:00 Website: www.thelibrary.co.th E-mail: rsvn@thelibrary.co.th Follow us: facebook.com/librarysamui

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Zazen

Zazen Restaurant (Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa) Maenam

Bophut Beach Peace Resort

Bophut Resort

Samui Ring Road Peace Tropical Spa

Bandara Resort Chaweng

Zazen Restaurant packs a punch when it comes to fine dining. This beach front restaurant has garnished many favorable reviews and is well-known throughout the island for the excellence of its food and service. Dine on the terrace overlooking the sea and enjoy the very best of Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. The presentation is wonderfully artistic and the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. Discover also the uniquely designed underground wine cellar and one of the largest wine selections in Thailand. Whether for a romantic occasion or for a family get-together, Zazen is the perfect place to experience a memorable evening.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. “Temptation”- Homemade Foie-gras, mango confit with vinegar, the whole in terrine 02. “Eat Me” - Wagyu beef tartare, with wasabi and tomatoes compote with black seed. 03. “Best of Samui” - Grilled assorted king tiger prawns, lobster, squid, sea scallops, sea bass, black ink fettuccine and grilled vegetables 04. “Lagoon” - Fillet of monkfish in black olive crust, celery noodles and crustacean espuma 05. “Five spices” - Caramelized duck breast with spices, zucchini and prune stew with ginger,baby potatoes and garlic confit

INFORMATION:

Private Dining On The Beach: Available on request, please email for bookings & enquiries Cuisine: French-Mediterranean & Thai Wine Cellar: above 360 labels from 16 countries, with a choice of 30 wines by the glass Average cost per person: 1,200 Baht Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Amex Entertainment: Thai Dance Show every Thursday and Sunday from 8:00pm Open: Every day, 11:00am-17:30pm & 18:30pm-22:30pm Reservation: highly recommended Website: www.samuizazen.com Contact: 077 425 085 and 081 737 8771 E-mail: fb@samuizazen.com Join us on: facebook.com/samuizazen Free WiFi W ORL D LUXURY RESTAURANT AWARDS W I N N ER 2016

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Dr Frogs

Beach Dr Frogs Chaweng

View Point Samui Ring Road

Best Western Samui Bayview

Lamai

“Finding a more scenic place to enjoy a meal on Samui would be hard” Dr Frogs is situated in Chaweng Noi right next door to the View Point. It boasts the perfect location, the most attentive staff, and excellent Italian & Thai cuisine. Satisfying even the toughest critics from the Thailand Tatler magazine to include it as one of Thailand’s best restaurant in 2013 and 2014.

MENU SAMPLE:

01. Linguine Frutti di Mare Mixed local shell fish, tiger prawns and squid in a light garlic, chili and tomato source. 02. Lobster Thermidor Oven baked lobster in tarragon and cream sauce with shallots and Parmesan shavings on a bed of lettuce 03. Risotto Porcini An Italian classic, with sautéed porcini mushrooms in white wine 04. Roasted rack of New Zealand lamb With red wine sauce and truffle scented mash potatoes 05. Red Hot pizza Home made pork sausage, pepperoni, black olives, fresh and dried chilli 06. Mango Cheese Cake

INFORMATION:

Reservation: 077 448 505, 093 620 1517 House wine per bottle: 1,490 Bt House wine per glass: 280 Bt Food: Italian cuisine, also breakfast and Thai menus Executive Chef: Massimo Mariani Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex Open From: Daily 7am for breakfast until 11pm Entertainment: Live Music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7.30 pm Follow us: facebook.com/drfrogs Free WiFi Web: www.drfrogssamui.com Email: deliciousfood@drfrogssamui.com

Voted 2013, 2014 & 2015 as one of Thailand’s best restaurants

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ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN


Full Moon

Full Moon, char grill restaurant (Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort) Maenam

Beach Fisherman’s Beach Road Bophut Main Road

Pier to Phangan

Chaweng

Contemporary Koh Samuian style char-grilled, elegant al fresco deck overlooking the resort’s charming lily pond garden and shoreline pool by the sea. Table-side preparation, salt trolley and steak knives selection. Freshly caught seafood to tender melt-in-your-mouth meats.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Beef Tartar prepared at the table Minced tenderloin - Traditional condiments 02. Octopus Carpaccio Chang Mai Greens, Citrus, Caviar 03. Canadian Lobster Bisque Lobster Ravioli, Prawns, Vegetables 04. Orzo risotto: Shrimps, Calamari, Crab, Mussels, Tomato, Basil 05. New York Black Angus

INFORMATION: Contact: +66 77 428 300 Average cost per person: 1,250 THB House wine per glass: 320 THB Service & Tax: 7% Govt tax & 10% Service Charge Event: Quarterly Wine Dinner Open from: 12:00 noon – 22:30 pm Email: bophutsamui@anantara.com

06. Roasted Organic Chicken Breast * 5 & 6 - Side dish & sauce of your choice

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Olivio

Beach Olivio (Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Villas) To Airport

Choeng Mon

Chaweng

The Larder

An Italian restaurant mix with Thai cuisine. Offering traditional Italian and Thai cuisine in the ground of Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Villas. Our food is prepared by Thai chefs with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Olivio has a unique charm and everything you need to enjoy an authentic meal experience.

MENU SAMPLE: 01.Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola Potatoes dumpling in gorgonzola cheese cream sauce - 350 Bt 02.Calzone Pizza - Tomato, Mozzarella, Artichoke, Mushroom, Ham - 370 Bt 03.Fettuccine con salmone allo zafferano - Homemade Fettuccine with salmon in saffron cream sauce - 350 Bt 04.Parma Ham & Rocket - Tomato, Mozzarella, Rocket, Parma Ham, Mascarpone - 490 Bt 05.Capelli d’angelo con gamberi Homemade angel hair pasta with prawns, garlic, white wine and tomato sauce - 350 Bt 06.Crema di Zucca con Mascapone Punmpkin soup with mascaopne cream cheese - 220 Bt

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 231 500-8 Average cost per person: 950 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,200 Bt House wine per glass: 240 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB Service & Tax: All prices are subject to 7% government tax. Recommended: No.01, 02, 05 Open time Breakfast: 06.30 am – 10.30 am Lunch: 11.00 am – 03.00 pm Dinner: 05.00 pm – 11.00 pm (Italian & Thai cuisine) Website: www.baanhaadngam.com Email: booking@baanhaadngam.com Free transfer to our restaurant in Chaweng Beach – Choeng mon Beach (advance booking required)

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ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN


Red Snapper

Thai Farmer Bank

Beach Red Snapper (Chaweng Regent Beach Resort) Chaweng Beach Road Nora Chaweng Hotel The Islander

McDonald

Samui’s premier dining and entertainment venue, Red Snapper Restaurant & Bar offers Mediterranean Fusion dishes. Our attentive staff provides great, personal service and our unrivaled live entertainment takes an evening at Red Snapper beyond just dining. Open daily till midnight with live music every night except Sundays.

MENU SAMPLE:

INFORMATION:

01. Duck Carpaccio - with olive tapenade, foie gras and dash of truffle oil and trumpet mushrooms - 350 Bt

Contact: 077 300 500 Average cost per person: 850 Bt House wine per glass: 160 Bt House wine per bottle from: 750 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% Vat Popular Dishes: Red Snapper Fillet Entertainment: Live Music except Sunday Open from: Daily 5.00 PM - Midnight Executive Chef: Chef Lisa Lang Web: www.redsnappersamui.com Email: manager@redsnappersamui.com Follow us: facebook.com/redsnapperrestaurant Free WiFi

02. Gnocchi Tiger Prawn - with truffle cream and crispy shallots - 390 Bt 03. Fettuccini Allo Scoglio - Scallop, prawn, squid, green mussels , tomato sauce, parsley and white wine - 450 Bt 04. Red Snapper green curry sauce Served with rice and grilled vegetable - 450 Bt 05. Salmon with crispy nori - Salmon roe, cauliflower puree and miso sauce - 490 Bt 06. Red Snapper fillets - Black ravioli with saffron, crab, prawn, asparagus, white wine & cream - 590 Bt 07. Surf N Turf - Australian beef tenderloin ,Hokkaido scallop, tiger prawn carrot ginger puree - 990 Bt

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The Cliff

Beach The Cliff Samui Ring Road

Beverly Hills View Point Chaweng

IT Complex Lamai

The Cliff Bar & Grill is more than just a fabulous location. The food presents a grand tour of the Mediterranean, with an accent of Portuguese and Italian. The drink list is fantastic too, perfectly enjoyed at The Cliff Bar, itself a distinctive Samui favourite.

MENU SAMPLE:

01. Gambas al pil pil - Portuguese Piri Piri Prawns. A Portuguese specialty - 420 Bt 02. Fettucine All Gambetti all Cognac Tiger prawns served in a Cognac and cream sauce - 540 Bt 03. Australian Fillet 250g - 21 Day aged imported Grain fed Steer - 1,420 Bt 04. Zarzuela De Marisco Seafood Platter - Imported Live Atlantic Lobster, King Scallops, N.Z Mussels, Calamari, Tiger Prawns and fresh Fish Served with Spanish rice, Salad or French Fries - 3,280 Bt

INFORMATION: Contact: 077 448 508 or 064 206 2400 Average Cost Per person: 1,200 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,495 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex, Union Pay , JCB Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% Gov. tax Popular Dish: Seafood Platter (No.4) Corkage Fee: 600 baht Open From: 12:00-22:00 (kitchen) 12:00-01:00 (Bar) Web: www.TheCliffSamui.com

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014, 2015 & 2016 HAPA 2011 - 2013 Most Exquisite Dining Experience Most Trendy Casual Dining Restaurant of The Year

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“Thailand’s best restaurants” 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015

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ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN

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Be Sweet ■ Be Wild ■ Be 9Gems

Dress Code: Trendy or Smart Casual. Minimum Age: +12 (Screaming children will not be tolerated)

3P Karaoke

Entrance

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Yupa Land & House

Rajabhat University

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Entr International School

The Ville Samui

Bandon Hospital Bophut

MAIN ROAD 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant www.9GEMSsamui.com tel: 077 256 125 mobile: 093 665 9636 fax: 077 256 124 email: info@9Gemssamui.com

To Beach Road

Opening Hour: Tue-Thu open from 4pm-12am Fri-Sun open from 4pm-2am, closed on Monday Open every day in August and from mid-December to the end of April Close for holiday from the 1st to 27th of November

To Airport

Welcome to 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant, a totally luxurious venue that reaches new peaks when it comes to wining and dining. Experience the very best of fusion food and cocktails high up on a hillside overlooking Chaweng. We’re dedicated to providing our guests with brilliant times in a chic and relaxed setting.

Chaweng


BEYOND THE SEA

Beach Hua Thanon Lamai

Samui Ring Road

Samui Aquarium

Butterfly Garden Li pa No i

BEYOND THE SEA (ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui)

BEYOND THE SEA opens daily from morning for breakfast continues to ShaSa sunny afternoon and besides sweets from After You, BEYOND THE SEA also pampers its guests by Tantalising Thai Tapas, finest coffee, special blends from the best quality coffee beans. As the night falls, imported wines and champagnes which are well-selected by sommelier of ShaSa Resort & Residences.

CHEF’S RECOMMENDATION:

INFORMATION:

Herbal Tuna Herb-crusted tuna, served with roasted potato and boiled vegetable ทูน่าสมุนไพร 750 Bt

Contact: 077 913 888 Average cost per person: 700 Bt House wine per glass: 300 Bt Credit cards: All Major Cards Service & Tax: 7% Tax and 10% Service Charge Popular Dish: Herbal Tuna Open from: 07:00 am - 22:00 pm Web: www.shasahotels.com

Mee Kiew Goong Pu Egg noodle and prawn wonton soup with crab meat, Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts บะหมี่เกี๊ยวกุ้งและเนื้อปู - 350 Bt Mee Grob Goong Manggorn Crispy egg noodle with lobster in gravy sauce ราดหน้าหมี่กรอบกุ้งมังกร - 1,250 Bt Spaghetti Panaeng Nue Spaghetti with grilled sirloin steak, dressed with rich Panaeng curry sauce สปาเก็ตตี้แพนงเนื้อย่าง - 650 Bt Pineapple Mojito - 270 Bt

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INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD

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Hard Rock Cafe

Beach Sound Hotel Samui Xin City Samui

Chaweng Beach Road Spago’ Restaurant

Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui

Central Festival

Hard Rock Cafe’s design is inspired by the natural setting and textures of Koh Samui, and is filled with natural stone and wood accents and surfaces. It features indoor section for up to 200 guests, a vibrant bar, a spacious outdoor patio with seating for 100 more guests and an outdoor bar area facing the concert stage, where you can enjoy live music and entertainment each night.

MENU SAMPLE:

INFORMATION:

01. Jumbo Combo: A collection of our most popular appetizers: Signature Wings, Onion Rings, Tupelo Chicken Tenders, Spinach Artichoke Dip with Parmesan flatbread, Bruschetta or Potato Skins. Served with honey mustard, hickory barbecue, sour cream and blue cheese dressing - 769 Bt 02. Hard Rock Nachos: Tortilla chips piled high and layered with three bean mix, Monetary Jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, jalapeños and green onions. Garnished with sour cream - 549 Bt 03. Hickory Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger: 8oz Burger basted with hickory barbecue sauce and topped with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato - 769 Bt 04. Hickory-Smoked Ribs: Fall-off-the-bone tender St. Louis-style ribs, rubbed with our signature seasonings and basted with hickory barbecue sauce - 879 Bt

Contact: +66 (0) 77 901 208 / +66 (0) 77 901 209 Average Cost per Person: From 500 Bt Wine by bottle: From 1,649 Bt Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex, JCB, Diners, Union Pay Service & Tax: 10% service charge included Subject to 7% Government Tax Popular Dish: 01, 02, 03 & 04 Open From: 10:00 Am – 2:00 AM (Rock Shop) 11:30 Am – 2:00 AM (Restaurant) Entertainment: Live Music every night starting 7:30 PM until Late. Web: www.hardrock.com/cafes/koh-samui

FOR TAXI: ร้Ò¹Íยู่ถนนเลียบหาดเฉวง ใกล้กับโรงแรมซินซิตี้ INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD

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Moon

IT Complex building Chaweng

Beach Moon (Silavadee Pool Spa Resort) Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road

The Spa Resort Lamai

Fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood, Moon offers you all-day dining experiences from extensive breakfast buffet and A la Carte menu into romantic dining experiences under the moonlight. It offers varieties of International and Mediterranean cuisine for dinner. Moon is a dream dining and relaxing location and all with the same breathtaking view and elegant, exciting and romantic atmosphere.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Fresh Tuna Tartare 02. Lamb Garam masala 03. South West Tomatoes soup 04. Beef Tournedos Rossini 05. Chicken Gruyere 06. Mixed grilled Seafood 07. Seafood Bouilabaise 08. Plancha Sea bass 20% Discount Voucher

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 960 555 Average cost per person: 750 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,400 Bt House wine per glass: 350 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners, JCB Service & Tax: Taxes and service charges are INCLUDED in all Silavadee prices Recommended: Beef Tournedos Rossini Open: Breakfast: 06.00 – 11.00 Lunch: 11.00 – 17.00 Dinner: 7.00 – 22.30 (International cuisine) Website: www.silavadeeresort.com

Use your smart phone to scan the QR code Free transfer to our restaurant in Lamai area, and more than 4 guests from anywhere on Koh Samui (advance booking required)

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INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD

FOR TAXI: ร้านอยู่ในโรงแรมศิลาวดี พูล สปา รีสอร์ท ซอยเดียวกับโรงแรมเรอเนซอง


Moon Dance

Beach Moon Dance (Baan Samui Resort) Moon Walk (Baan Samui Resort) McDonald’s

The Library

Chaba Resort

Chaweng Beach Road Saver Mart

Located right on the Beach – Come and enjoy the sea breeze! All day dining menu of fusion cuisine, fresh seafood, homemade pizza and a fresh bakery. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, the sound of the waves and our delectable delicacies. Relax, enjoy the sunset and have a drink by the poolside or on the beach! Moon Dance Restaurant now offers a Thai Cooking Class and Romantic Beach Dinner every night. While Tuesday nights offer Beach Grill & Wine Dinner and Saturday nights offer a Beach Party with live music and a fire show. Dine under the moon with your feet in the sand with delicious food and live music. Performances start from 06.30 – 09.30 pm.

MENU SAMPLE:

01 Tenderloin Steak: Served with pepper sauce and mashed potatoes - 690 Bt 02 Roasted Duck with orange sauce (Chef’s Recommendation): served with mashed potatoes - 380 Bt 03 Pizza Baan Samui: Tomato, salami, mushrooms and bell pepper - 300 Bt 04 Pad Thai Goong Tod: Fried noodle “Thai style” with fried prawns - 250 Bt 05 Pork Chops: Special Baan Samui sauce served with mash or bake potatoes - 590 Bt 06 Chu Chee Pla “Snow Fish”: Grilled snow fish with red curry sauce served with coconut fried rice - 550 Bt 07 Caesar Salad Wrap: Tokiya bread wrapped with smoked salmon or grilled chicken, red oak and green oak - 250 Bt 08 Baan Samui Cool: Fruit salad with coconut ice cream served in pineapple - 250 Bt

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 968 222 Average cost per person: 750 Bt House wine per bottle/glass: 950 /190 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners Service & Tax: Inclusive Lunch: 11.00 am. – 04.00 pm. Happy hour: 04.00 pm. – 06.00 pm. Dinner: 06.00 pm. – 11.30 pm. Tuesday: Beach Grill & Wine Dinner Saturday: Beach Party with live concert Daily: A night of private romantic dinner and Thai cooking class Popular Dish: Roasted Duck with orange sauce Website: www.baansamuiresort-online.com Email: somdate.fb@baansamui-see2sea.com Join us on: facebook.com/baansamuiresort

Free WiFi

FOR TAXI: ร้านตั้งอยู่ในโรงแรมบ้านสมุย หาดเฉวง INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD

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OceanKiss

Beach Nora Beach Resort Choeng Mon Frangipani Bay To Airport

Coral Bay Resort

OceanKiss (Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa) Chaweng

“OceanKiss” located on the beach of Anantara Lawana Resort offering outdoor dining with wonderful panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand serving a carefully designed a la carte menu of Thai specialities and Italian favourites to give you all a delightful selection to choose from. Open for lunch and dinner you can enjoy the wonders of Thai cuisine or the international appeal of Italian gastronomy while the sea laps the shore in front of your very eyes. The menu is complemented with an extensive wine list which will be carefully explained by the in house Wine Guru.

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01. Yam Poo Nim: Crispy soft shell crab salad, green mango, cashew nuts, ebiko-wasabi mayonnaise

Contact: 077 960 333 Average cost per person: 700 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,200 Bt Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & Tax: 7% tax & 10% service charge Executive Chef: Azizskandar Awang Open from: 11.30 to 23.00 Web: www.lawana-chaweng.anantara.com

02. Baby Chicken: Roasted baby chicken, sauté rosemary potato, sauce gribiche, sauté romaine lettuce 03. Salmon en Papillotte: Baked salmon fillet in baking paper, sauté market vegetables, potato, rocket salad 04. Steak au Poivre: Grain fed Australian rib eye, glazed baby carrots, asparagus, truffle mashed potato, classic peppercorn sauce Monday Nights Sizzle on The Beach with a Mediterranean BBQ

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INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD

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FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Pedro Rodriguez Executive Chef

Executive Chef Pedro Rodriquez began his culinary career in Michelin-starred restaurants in his native Spain focusing on Mediterranean Fine-Dining and Creative Contemporary Cuisine. He later worked in Qatar and before joining the team at Zazen was the Executive Chef at Islero Restaurant in Bangkok, a highly regarded contemporary Spanish restaurant. He was born and raised in Navalvillar De Pela in Extremadura, a region in the south of Spain. The cuisine of the region is noted for its traditional roots and simplicity. It is also a cuisine that reflects a generous spirit; many of the dishes are cooked in large pots to share with visitors, friends and neighbours. As a child this is where his love of food began. Spanish cuisine is at the forefront of modern culinary arts. One of the most recent trends both in Spain and internationally is actually a nod to the past; a revaluing of flavours, ingredients and traditional recipes that promise comfort, excellence and mouth-watering dishes from Spain’s greatest culinary regions. Chef Pedro’s experience and expertise will be more than evident in all the dishes at Zazen Restaurant.

Zazen Restaurant Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Tel: 077 425 085 www.samuizazen.com


eating on samui NICK HALL

Executive Chef Originating from Nottingham in the UK, Nick has been residing in Thailand for over ten years. After completing a formal culinary training program in his native country he went on to work for both country house hotels and stand alone gourmet modern British restaurants. After taking a year to explore the world Nick decided to make Thailand his home and headed to Phangan island to create his very own fine dining restaurant called Me’n’u in partnership with wife Ann. After two years at the helm of this stunning eatery he headed over to the islands first five star resort the Rasananda. Nick a proud father of two beautiful girls, Aimee and Maiya decided to make a move over to Samui island and take the helm of the kitchens at the prestigious SALA Samui resort and spa early in 2011. He is known for his high standards and attention to detail with his style of cooking described as modern using only the freshest and finest ingredients available, he always insists on everything being made by hand and from the heart. SALA Samui has a great range of options from gourmet Western with flashes of Asian to traditional Thai and modern Italian, their amazing private beach dining is just one of signature services available from Nick and his team at the resort which continues to go from strength to strength.

SALA Samui Tel: 077 245 888


FLAVOURS OF SAMUI AMPORN CHOENG-NGAM Chef Amporn, known as Chef Berm, has been appointed as the new Executive Chef at Conrad Koh Samui. He joins the culinary team of this luxury pool villa resort from one of the award-wining hotels in Chiang Mai where he oversees all culinary operations. With a strong culinary pedigree and extensive experience both in Thailand and at the international level, Chef Berm has gained many years of experiences from hotels and resorts in several countries including Thailand, Ukraine, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia where he worked for Princess Hassah bint Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia as a private chef, to oversee the team of master chefs preparing healthy and spa cuisine. Chef Berm has joined many culinary training programs during his career path in the kitchen, including a certificate in culinary education of Food Science from Aldara Hospital Saudi Arabia in 2010. He has won some recognitions and prestigious awards for his culinary excellence including his first international award, the Gold medal from the cooking competition held in Bali (2005). Working in many luxurious hotels and resorts for over 20 years, Chef Berm is now ready to create new exciting dishes and a memorable culinary experience for discerning diners at the resort’s fine dining restaurant, Jahn. With his outgoing personality and infinite creativity knowledge in Thai cuisine, as well as contemporary Thai and spa cuisines, Chef Berm is now welcoming all resort guests and other visitors on Koh Samui who wish to learn the secret of Thai cooking techniques with freshest recipe at Conrad Koh Samui’s Thai Cooking Classes. Jahn Conrad Koh Samui Tel: 077 915 888


eating on samui Sergio Martelli Italian Chef

Chef Sergio hails from Ancona in Italy and trained to be a chef at a young age in order to indulge his passion for food and cooking. He came to Koh Samui 14 years ago to join a friend and has been here ever since. He loves the lifestyle on the island and cant imagine leaving. Sergio has worked in well know restaurants in Thailand, his understanding of foreign tastes, combined with his knowledge of Thailand and its people help him run a tight kitchen producing a range of delicacies to tempt diners delights. Since opening in 2004, Sergio has been heading the kitchen team at The Cliff. He specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, creating inventive seafood concoctions as well as traditional Italian Cuisine with a hint of sophistication.

LUCAS MARCEL PIERRE JACQUES Executive Sous Chef

The Cliff Bar and Grill is happy to welcome and introduce Executive Sous Chef Lucas Marcel Pierre Jacques to our ever growing team. Originally from Paris, France, Lucas spent two years studying at French Culinary Academy CFA Utec Avon and CFA Utec Emerainville, receiving his certificate in C.A.P Cuisine. After finishing his studies he worked at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris. Chef Lucas perfected his skills working at Michelin Star Restaurant “Le Pouilly�, working with Chef Nicolas Gaudart. Specializing in French Gastronomic food and Western Cuisine with an Asian twist. The Cliff Bar & Grill Tel : 077 448 508 or 064 206 2400


FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Somchai Chomchuen Chef Chai’s roots stretch beyond the shores of Samui to the northern capital of Chiang Mai where his passion for Thai cuisine was born in the comforts of his family kitchen. As a youth, he delighted in helping his mother in the preparation of the family’s meals and became inspired by the sights and smells which surrounded him. This curiosity for all things culinary was nurtured during his formative years until he took on apprenticeship roles at local Thai eateries in Pattaya and Bangkok following his education. As a means to expose himself to service operations, he assumed a position at Vertigo, Banyan Tree Bangkok’s al fresco rooftop restaurant and bar, where he remained for five years under the guidance of Banyan Tree’s Director of Cuisine. As Banyan Tree Samui was set to launch in 2010, his desire to return to the kitchen was fulfilled when he joined the pre-opening team at Saffron. Under the tutelage of Banyan Tree’s Corporate Chef, he refined his skills to swiftly rise to become Thai Sous Chef at the resort’s signature restaurant where he serves delectable dishes from all regions of Thailand. As the recipient of Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant award on three occasions, his team has been further inspired to continue embracing the fresh and fragrant ingredients of the country, and to craft menu options that are uniquely their own. From humble beginnings to resounding success, Chef Chai exemplifies the spirit of Banyan Tree in his passion for learning, mentorship of his team and his endless desire to deliver memorable culinary experiences for guests from all corners of the globe. Saffron Banyan Tree Samui Lamai Tel: 077 915 333 Web: www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-koh-samui


eating on samui Sathit Muangprom “The thing I most wanted to do was be an architect,” says chef Sathit Muangprom. “I always wanted to create something special, something that would stand out.” He then discovered he also loved cooking. However, he didn’t choose one dream over another. He combined both and the result is 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant. Both the architecture and design of the restaurant are all his creation and are impressive in their own right. And what you eat here is equally as good, making this a dining experience to remember. Sathit has had plenty of cooking experience. He originally learned in Thailand, where he began providing dinners for his brothers and sisters, but then went to Europe. After spending two decades in Switzerland, where he learned European cuisine, plus traveling all over the world, it’s not surprising his tastes are very eclectic. “My favorite dishes,” he says, “are fusion tandoori chicken salad and Home-made potato gnocchi. I also love Thai-style sea-bass with chili and basil. I make lots of Italian dishes as well as French patisserie. I’m not one for ready-made food from a shop – I prefer to make everything by myself.” Sathit is a great believer in multi-culturalism and aims for his food to be like the restaurant he’s built and designed – a combination of both Thai and European. With both quality design and food, he’s succeeded in combining very different creative dreams. 9Gems Lounge Restaurant Tel: 077 256 125 Mobile: 093 665 9636 www.9gemssamui.com


FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Chef Jumpol Hiran Jumpol Hiran learned English at the same time as cooking; twenty years ago he started working in hotel kitchens with a view to making mouthwatering dishes. Watching international chefs taught him the tools of the trade, and the language they used was invariably English. He rose through the culinary ranks and worked in various hotels in the Phuket area, such as Banyan Tree, where he was chef de partie and then Avista Kata Beach and Sunsuri Naihan Beach, where he was executive chef. He’s a master of both Thai and international cuisine and is adept at whipping up tasty dishes of many varying kinds. More usually known as Chef Bee, he’s now on Samui where he’s executive chef at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, where he’s in charge of all the restaurant facilities. He uses best quality products for mouth-watering recipes which are then beautifully presented. With a huge range of experience chef Bee is happy to cook for his many guests, who come from just about everywhere in the world. He also caters for weddings, romantic dinners and puts on an inordinately good breakfast for those staying at Silavadee. The Height Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Tel: 077 960 555


MOON Fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood,

International and Mediterranean cuisine for dinner.

SUN MOON STAR at SILAVADEE POOL SPA RESORT 208/66 Moo 4, Maret, Koh Samui Suratthani 84310, Thailand Tel. 077 960 555 Fax 077 960 055

Website: www.silavadeeresort.com Facebook: Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Instagram: @silavadeeresort


Sumptuous Treats at Full

Moon

Set in the centre of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, Full Moon restaurant overlooks the resort pool and turquoise waters of Bophut Bay. This contemporary venue specialises in Char-grill cuisine and international flavours abound. Tender steaks cooked to perfection, mouthwatering fish straight from the ocean – this classy restaurant has it all. The perfect spot for romance, the al fresco deck is ideal for sunsets by the sea with a great choice of food. Exclusive tableside preparation brings another element to the dining journey. Diners can benefit from the tasting notes by a Wine Guru or have their dish enhanced on the recommendation of a Salt Guru. From the most succulent meats to locally caught seafood, each dish is a taste sensation. The award-winning restaurant features specialities such as Octopus Carpaccio, Canadian Lobster Bisque and New York Black Angus. A fully equipped wine cellar with choices from New and Old World makes it easy to pair your dish with a wonderful wine to delight the palate. Full Moon restaurant has gained well-deserved accolades for both the dining and ambient atmosphere provided at this established venue. Whether for lunch or dinner, customers are sure to be satisfied with the wide range of delightful dishes, quality and the excellent level of service assured by the Anantara resort.

OPENING HOURS: 12:00 Noon – 10:30 pm RSVN: 077 428 300


again r e v o l l n love a e stau r ant i l l a F n R at Zaze AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT RECOMMENDED BY MANY 5-STAR RESORTS ON THE ISLAND

Truly one of the most romantic & serene beachside dining restaurants on the island, magnificently lit with over a hundred candles every night.

Every Thursday and Sunday night, an amazing Thai dance show with live music and traditional costumes from the Kingdom of Siam awaits you. Reservations are highly recommended: 077 425 085 - 081 737 8771 fb@samuizazen.com www.samuizazen.com

WORLD LUXURY RESTAURANT AWARDS WIN N ER 2016


At Marzano we adhere to continuing the Neapolitan style tradition of perfect pizza making with an old-world tiled oven, lots of attention to the dough and the keep-it-simple approach to only the most amazing seasonal toppings – terrific handmade cheeses, San Marzano tomatoes, the most savory meats and freshest basil.

Malibu Resort & Beach Club ( Chaweng Beach) Tel: +66 (077) 332 855 WWW.MALIBUKOHSAMUI.COM

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