ISSUE 51: APRIL 2014 ISSN 1906-4101
W IS .E IT AT O IN U GO R NS S AM IT UI E .C OM
The View from The Top SEE PAGE 16
editor’s letter 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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BAYVIEW TERRACE Serve your precious night
The more you have the courage, the more you can touch. The more you can taste, the more you can trust. Only you come to Bayview Terrace. Miracle happens.
BEST WESTERN SAMUI BAYVIEW RESORT & SPA 104 Moo 3. Bo Phut. Koh Samui. Suratthani. Thailand. 84320 Tel: 077 448 560-5, 083 606 9000, 080 524 2220 E-mail: SamuiBayview@loxinfo.co.th www.SamuiBayviewResort.com
BOUTIQUE RESORT KOH SAMUI
TREAT YOURSELF AT LEAST ONCE
Probably the most beautiful Restaurant on the Island. 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, French and Asian Cuisine. ROCKY’S BOUTIQUE RESORT, KOH SAMUI. RESERVATIONS 077 233 020 email@example.com www.rockyresort.com Just south of Lamai Beach.
Authentic Thai Cuisine at its Finest A pinch of spice, a dash of salt and a dollop of masterful artistry _ experience authentic, rich Thai flavours at their finest at our award-winning signature restaurant, Saffron. Savour delectable cuisine prepared lovingly with traditional recipes passed down through generations. Dine on exotic and tantalisting Thai delights and allow our dedicated chefs to take you on a culinary journey like no other. For more information, call 077 915 333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84130
Be The Chef Grill it Your Way
Come and enjoy the Grill-your-own experience at Grill Bophut, located on Fisherman's Village Beach Road. A Great variety of fresh seafood and meat is well-prepared daily for your grilling style with tasty dipping sauces that will guarantee the savor of every bite. A parade of authentic Thai dishes are listed on the menu for those who are addicted to Thai food. All are prepared with freshly selected ingredients that will ensure only the best dishes for the most perfect Thai dining experience at Grill Bophut.
RESERVATION: 077-425599 or 077-245091
24/36 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand email: email@example.com www.kruabophut.com
AUTHENTIC THAI & SOUTHERN
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE Krua Bophut (Bophut) 09
Authentic Thai & Southern Thai Cuisine
Noori India (Chaweng) 42 Indian Cuisine
Otaru Sushi (Chaweng) 43 Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
Poppies (Chaweng) 44 Royal Thai & International
Saffron (Lamai) 45
Traditional & Modern Thai Cuisine
SALA THAI (Lamai) 26 Authentic Thai Cuisine
Tai (Chaweng) 46
Classic & Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
The Farmer (Maenam) 47 Authentic Thai Cuisine
The Height (Lamai) 48 Fine Thai Cuisine
EAST MEETS WEST 9Gems (Chaweng) 16
East meets West Cuisine
Drink Gallery (Chaweng) 50 East meets West Cuisine
Le Jaroen (Bang Rak) 51 East meets West Cuisine
SALA Restaurant (Choeng Mon) 52 East meets West Cuisine
The Page (Chaweng) 53 East meets West Cuisine
The Terrace (Laem Yai) 54
Beach Dining - East meets West
and more... EDITORâ€™S CHOICE 12 A selection of fine dining restaurants
FLAVOURS OF SAMUI 72 A selection of Executive Chefs
Zazen (Bophut) 55
Contemporary East meets West
INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE Beach Republic (Lamai) 56
Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine
Dr Frogs (Chaweng Noi) 57 Italian Cuisine
H Bistro (Bophut) 58
Nadimos (Bang Rak) 59
Authentic Lebanese Cuisine
The Cliff (Lamai) 60 Mediterranean Cuisine
The Dining Room (Lamai) 61 French-Mediterranean Cuisine
Bayview Terrace (Chaweng Noi) 05 International, Thai & Seafood
BEYOND THE SEA (Laem Set) 62 International, Thai & Seafood
Full Moon Char Grill (Bophut) 63 Char Grill - International & Seafood Grill Bophut (Bophut) 08 Grill & Thai Cuisine
Gringos Cantina (Chaweng) 64 Mexican Cuisine
OceanKiss (Chaweng) 65 Thai & International Cuisine
OCHOS Steakhouse (Choeng Mon) 66 Samui Premium Steakhouse
RockPool (Choeng Mon) 67
Seafood & International Cuisine
Sea Wrap (Bophut) 68 International, Thai & Seafood SIP (Maenam) 02 Beach BBQ
Spice Zone (Choeng Mon) 18 Thai, International & Seafood
Sun Moon Star (Lamai) 69
Seafood & International Cuisine
The Larder (Chaweng) 71
Contemporary British & International Cuisine
Simply Gorgeous Dining “The Page has a special charm in one of the island’s unique resorts”
Reservations: 077 422 767-8 Please see page 53 for menu sample
Combining contemporary elegance with a highly sophisticated concept and exceptional service, The Library’s award-winning restaurant, The Page, is designed to be a refreshingly modern take on Koh Samui’s upscale dining scene. With an open-air deck terrace which runs alongside a vividly red swimming pool and a grandstand view of Chaweng Beach in front, it is easy to get amazed with the wondrous charm the restaurant provides. As evening falls, one can move to the deck’s romantically lit tables and bask in the soft glow of illuminated trees indigenous to the setting. Furthermore, brilliantly placed orange lanterns and flickering candle lamps add an air of magic to an atmosphere already full of superlatives. The Page is all about unique experiences, which are found nowhere else on the island. From the delightfully original Breakfast Culture by the beach to an extensive cocktail selection at the beach bar (101 in total + 10 tapas and 10 snacks), The Page is a restaurant destination that stands out in the crowd.
Fresh Tuna Salad with Spicy Thai Herbs is an ideal local starter as recommended by the resident chef, followed by a healthy serving of Grilled Lobster with Cashew Nuts and Dried Chili - an ultimately sublime cuisine worthy of a special trip to Chaweng. The delicious international dishes are equally arresting. Seared King Scallops with Red Pepper Coulis, a popular starter, seems to fit perfectly with the bright and breezy surroundings. The star of the show is the Tenderloin of Wagyu Beef MBS9+. With top marks on the Marbling Score, this is undoubtedly the best beef on the island and is unique in its velvety melt-in-the-mouth texture and juicy tenderness of meat. The Page also features a walk-in wine cellar displaying a wide range of excellent Old and New World choices to complete the evening. Indeed, the whole resort deserves a walk around with its sleek minimalist architecture, beautifully manicured gardens and old trees and tastefully arranged “Reader” sculptures – a signature of the location.
Menu offerings are of Thai and international fusion and are an all-day dining affair. The EDITOR’S CHOICE
Sometimes itâ€™s good not to follow the crowd.
DRINK GALLERY Eclectic by nature, artistic by character and thoroughly unique in style, The Library introduces a new restaurant concept, which whips together music, art and design in celebration of good food and the most fantastic drinks.
Reservations: 077 422 299 Please see page 50 for menu sample
The Drink Gallery seems to have stepped out of an extremely cosmopolitan city to suddenly grace the beach road in Chaweng. Vibrant and modern, it’s more of a chilled-out venue rather than being a self-conscious one. Step in and be welcomed by staff who are friendly and truly professional; they quickly appear when you need them but don’t hover. The atmosphere is most definitely laid-back. Everything is spotlessly clean and the restaurant has a neat, uncluttered feel to it. The place is designed by The Library, which is situated next door and is known for its minimalism and chic interiors. The Drink Gallery is less minimal, though most visitors will be immediately aware of its spaciousness. It must have one of the highest ceilings of any bar in Thailand – two stories high! A glass wall, meanwhile, separates all the hustle and bustle in the street. Outside there’s an enormous terrace where you can enjoy the night air.
The drinks menu is varied and strikingly original, thanks to Dhasan Prabhananda. He jokingly describes himself as a “mixultant” and says his inspiration comes mainly from the kitchen and from cooking. Many of his drinks are creative and uniquely blended. Try Jarhead – vodka mixed with mint, lime, apples and kiwi served in a mason jar, or Blushed – rum with watermelon, lime, vanilla caster sugar and fragrant Italian basil. Drink Gallery opens for brunch at 11am and operates till 1am. There’s nightly entertainment too with cool DJ spinning on Sundays through Tuesdays and a live acoustic duo on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Food, of course, is dependably good, tasty and portions are ample. Signatures include Samui Rangoon, Roasted Garlic Ravioli and Seared Australian Veal Steak among others
The View from the Top 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant
Easily one of the most sophisticated of Koh Samuiâ€™s venues for eating and drinking, 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant appears to be ahead of itself in time. It looks as if itâ€™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: 077 256 125
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 midDecember 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)
Royalty Chef, Affordable Prices
Snap up a chef who not only used to work full-time for the Thai royal family but also had her own cooking program on TV and let her work on both international and Thai dishes, and what do you get? Spice Zone is an amazing combination of taste and affordability. The restaurant, which is located right by the sea, serves up national and western treats in a cozy yet contemporary atmosphere. Chef Ajarn Amintra Dinakara Na Ayuthaya has brought to Koh Samui an array of Royal Thai dining treats and you’ll find the tastes are more delicate than is usual. There are more nuances and you can sense there’s a lot of thought that goes into her dishes, whether they’re Thai or international. Feast on aromatic Pad Thai or savor a Korean steak, along with its sauces, or opt for something much simpler, such as a pizza or pasta. Spice Zone naturally supplies the wines Located directly on beautiful Choeng Mon Beach, Muang Samui Villas & Suites proudly presents its newest restaurant, “Spice Zone”, which is nestled in a beautiful tropical garden on the beachfront. Reservations: 077 428 700
to go with your dinner and a range of desserts that go from simple fruit-based dishes to the seriously decadent. Former Private Chef of Royal Family, Ajarn Amintra Dinakara Na Ayuthaya, takes you to Spice has Ancient five different areas: a worldZone of Finest & Royalseating Thai Cuisine. choose a signature table rightdishes on the beach itself, or Enjoy her such as crispy fried stepping back, dine on the lawn overlooking Nelumbo Pollen with fresh lotus leaves and the swimming pool and rock grotto (check out spicy prawn and pork salad, yellow chicken the latter – unique on Koh Samui), or going curry filled in carved potato cups, and roasted back further, a more formal dining room. But duck in surprise red curry flavored Thai herbs, the big here has towith be the two very just to mention some of her amazing dishes. separate and decidedly romantic second-floor Explore Thailand with a new just dimension of salas which each accommodate one table. Thai Dining that features daily performances Ideal for couples? Absolutely – they both such as classic and modern Thai cultural manage to be Thai secluded whilst having great dance,out shadow views to thetheatre, sea. as well as classical Thai music concerts.
A newcomer to the Choeng Mon beach, the restaurant is part and parcel of Muang Samui Villas – look foran itsexclusive iconic tower as you The Spice Bar out offers collection of head along the Choeng Mon road. open signature mojitos like Blueberry GingerIt’s Mojito, all day, starts withMojito, breakfast before moving on Blended Cherry Coco Island Mojito, to lunches Vanilla with sunset cocktails anda andlightish Pomegranate Mojito, to name then evening dining. You’ll also find both a few of the available blends. Relaxing directly vegetarian and a children’s menu. on the beach while enjoying your fancy drinks is the Spice Bar concept. Spice Zone has a relaxed atmosphere, great food and drinks yet remains entirely Reservations: unpretentious. Even if you’re not based in 077 447 Mon, 222 it’s definitely worth a visit or Choeng three. SPICE ZONE
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Full Moon Char Grill Sumptuous food by the sea
Full Moon Char Grill is beautifully set overlooking the Anantaraâ€™s swimming pool; there are further views out to the open sea and Koh Pha-ngan beyond. Itâ€™s decidedly romantic with the restaurant entirely open to the outside with cool breezes circulating at all times.
Reservations: 077 428 300-9 Please see page 63 for menu sample
The food is mostly international and focuses on char grilling. Taste is everything, and with fish and meat choices aplenty, there’s something for everyone. Try the charcoal lamb rack or a sea-food skewer which has been finished in a tandoori oven. These are just a couple of examples amongst many. The vegetables and accompaniments that go with the mains are equally tasty, with everything both cooked and presented to perfection. The ambience is relaxed, and you can be sure of a warm welcome from the staff, who remain on call, never obtrusive, making your dinner an intimate one. The restaurant has relatively few tables, so you’ll be guaranteed plenty of space. Desserts are as excellent as all the other courses at Full Moon. Try the tiramisu, or the crème brulée or the Painter’s Palette, a home-style southern Italian gelato with tropical brush strokes – a patissier’s delight.
The restaurant has had a name for itself since its earliest days; the Anantara group see to it that it’s staffed by some of the region’s most dedicated chefs. Bernhard Koll, who is a savvy and affable maestro heads up the staff here providing extraordinarily mouth-watering dishes. Nothing has been left to chance. There’s what’s called a wine guru as well as a salt guru; both of them are highly knowledgeable when it comes to their specialties, allowing you not just to pair your dishes with the best wines, but also to find the best salt to enhance the taste of the food. Full Moon Char Grill deserves the name it’s made for itself; it provides an essential blend of wonderful food, a relaxed ambience, and a beautiful background. It’s one of those places where you’ll want to return time and time again.
Unique Countryside Dining at THE FARMER RESTAURANT & BAR The approach to The Farmer is down a long drive with a view of green-clad mountains and the surrounding countryside. It’s the only restaurant on Koh Samui that overlooks rice fields, and is a peaceful away-from-it-all setting for a meal whether shared as a couple, family or group of friends. You can choose to sit in an air-con room, or in a large pavilion with a high roof, or right out in the open enjoying the breeze coming off the fields. Whatever you choose, The Farmer is definitely a stylish place, with contemporary architecture and laid-back ambience. It’s open for both lunch and dinner. Chef Adisorn Kwanthep knows exactly how to please
discerning diners, and guarantee tasty treats that are well-presented. Vegetarian dishes are also avialable at The Farmer. There are two special sets for lunchtime promotion – Crispy fried duck and ‘Khantoke’ set. Crispy fried duck is a half duck which is beautifully presented on a square, white plate, along with a duo of herbal dipping sauces, rice, and gourd soup. This set also includes fresh tropical fruits and a bottle of water at only 290++ Bt. Many guests enjoy a ‘khantoke’ for lunch – the Thai word translates as ‘tray’ - which is a selection of delicious Thai dishes usually served
on a tray, but at The Farmer it’s a stylish rattan pannier that’s used. You’ll find two chicken satays, two spring rolls, Tom yam goong, Laab (minced Thai chicken salad with exotic herbs), a curry (either green, red, massaman or paneang) and stir-fry vegetables. Naturally, it comes with rice and at The Farmer they have a unique way of presenting it: five different colors are packaged in banana leaves. Each portion has a slightly different taste, depending on the herbs that have been used. It adds a delicate touch to the dishes you choose. This is a highly recommended set in which you and your partner can enjoy different tasty Thai food in one order at only 990++ Bt. There are many other sumptuous dishes on the menu. If you like seafood, try grilled fish in banana leaf or whole sea bass with Thai herbs. Meat lovers meanwhile will love the lamb shank, done in a Massaman curry. There are plenty of appetizers, side dishes and salads, too. Highly recommended is the slightly spicy pomelo salad. And don’t forget to leave room for one of The Farmer’s great desserts. No matter what time of day you choose to visit, The Farmer guarantees a great meal in a unique setting.
Reservations: 077 447 222, 077 247 979, 086 400 6226 Fax: 077 447 255 Please see page 47 for menu sample EDITOR’S CHOICE
Samuiâ€™s Original Premier Ocean Club
Beach Republic is more than just a restaurant. With two chemical free infinity edge pools, a well stocked bar, great music, and comfortable sofas and chairs scattered amongst the dining tables, truly it is a lifestyle choice. The large space is open to the ocean, with a huge thatched Thai roof covering half of the area and more tables and soft seating surrounding the pool. The beach front setting is simply stunning. Attentive staff cater to your every need and relaxing dining and drinking is the order of the day. The menu at Beach Republic features a wide range of Mediterranean and Thai dishes, with a section devoted to delicious tapas. Reservations: 077 458 100 Please see page 56 for menu sample
“Beach Republic has a mellow and ambient feel and has quickly become an island institution.”
Weekends at Beach Republic have become an island institution. The weekly Soulful Saturdays Pool Party is famous for its buy 2 get 1 free gourmet wood-fired pizzas with local and international DJs providing easy ambient grooves, while party goers lounge under the sun and play in the ocean-front pool. Also weekly, the Sunday Sessions Featuring The Ultimate Sunday Brunch ClubTM is hugely popular amongst both residents and tourists alike. Indeed Fah Thai recently rated it Samui’s best Sunday brunch. And at 1,400 Baht including one cocktail, local beer, or glass of wine (700 Baht for kids under 12), it’s great value for money too. The brunch offers a huge range of options, with different food zones placed carefully around the restaurant. The salad bar boasts everything from Greek numbers with olives and feta cheese
to sun-dried tomatoes and peppers. A barbecue and carving station offers succulent lamb and chicken, while in the kitchen the imported Italian pizza oven helps to create wood-fired pizzas that have to be tasted to be believed. A fine cheese and meat selection platter is another draw as is the mouth-watering dessert station. Beach Republic is also a fabulous choice during the week – the ocean club is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive. With everything from New World wines to Italian and French, you are sure to find your perfect choice. If you prefer a longer drink, then the bar can create imaginative cocktail concoctions for you. No matter when you visit, with its laid back atmosphere, extensive dining options, and stunning ocean-front setting, Beach Republic is sure to impress.
The Best Restaurant with Best Service in Lamai Authentic dishes made from fresh ingredients and served in elegant ambience; when in Lamai, the obvious choice is SALA THAI located on the beach road. Whether you love Thai cuisine or fancy Mediterranean food, at SALA THAI, menu comes with the guarantee that your dining experience will be out of this world. The open-air restaurant in a garden setting is no wonder a favorite with locals as well as visitors to this picturesque Thai town.
SALA THAI impresses diners time and again with dishes that score high on taste, presentation and variety. With two topnotch chefs, one in charge of Thai cuisine and the other handling international dishes, the restaurant manages to maintain its standard without fail during every single visit. The chefs reveal that using fresh ingredients is their secret. Despite having an exhaustive menu, it is an incredible achievement that no two dishes taste the same. Each dish is cooked to perfection, bringing out subtle tastes of its high-quality components. Being located in Lamai, a beach town in Samui, seafood at SALA THAI is just too good to be true. Stir fried Rock lobster with black pepper, Deep fried fish with Thai herbs, Stir fried soft shell crabs with crispy garlic & pepper, Massaman curry with chicken, and Green curry chicken are just a few samples to get Thai Food lovers drooling. Then, don’t forget to finish your
meal with a selection of sweets for Thai or Western style, or go for both and double the pleasure. The restaurant presents an excellent variety of Thai dishes from all corners of the island nation. Meat is very well represented by chicken, duck, pork and mixed grill. Conforming to its motto of ‘something for everyone’, SALA THAI also includes a slew of popular Chinese dishes. Its motto holds true for its wine list as well. SALA THAI is one of the most popular restaurants in Lamai, favored by families for its friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Set in a landscaped tropical garden with a pond, miniature waterfall and an imposing tree jutting out from a rock surface, the ambience is just perfect for a relaxed meal with family, friends or both. Reservations: 077 233 180 EDITOR’S CHOICE
THE DINING ROOM AT ROCKY’S BOUTIQUE RESORT ‘Probably the most beautiful Restaurant on the island’
RESERVATIONS: 077 233 020 - 4 Please see page 61 for menu sample
It has been described as the most beautiful Restaurant on the Island. Pair that with the refined skill and flair of our Chef and you have a winning combination. Leave the hussle of Chaweng and Lamai behind for a quiet evening at the Award Winning ‘Dining Room’ at Rocky’s Boutique Resort.
Five minutes drive past Lamai, with its entrance on the ring road, drive in and enter the world of Rocky’s Boutique Resort, you wont be disappointed. Dine on a a wonderful cross over of Asian, French and Mediterranean flavours, using state of the art techniques and equipment such as ‘Sous Vide’ and ‘Thermo Mix’. Ingredients such as Foie Gras, Wagu Beef, Snow Fish, Hokkaido scallops grace the menu. An excellent wine list awaits the discerning guest. Dine inside the open air ‘Dining Room’ or outside ‘on the rocks’ beneath a Chiang Mai red umbrella. Staff are friendly and attentive, the atmosphere manages to be both elegant and relaxed. Request a ‘Sala Dinner’ and dine in your own private space, choose from the excellent a la carte menu or treat yourself to a five course tasting menu. There are many restaurants to choose from on Koh Samui, take a little recommendation and treat yourself at least once to the dining Room. EDITOR’S CHOICE
No fuss | No fancy terms | No pretension The newest restaurant to join the leagues in Chaweng, The Larder takes things back to basics serving up rustic casual dining â€“ bringing together the finest produce in the most approachable and frankly, delicious manner.
Reservations: 077 601 259 www.thelardersamui.com Open: Midday to11pm, Monday to Saturday Please see page 71 for menu sample
With good, honest food created by reinventing British and International classics coupled with an ethos of relaxed dining, The Larder encourages patrons to sit back and soak in the lackadaisical surroundings. This restaurantcome-bar is a refreshing change of pace for Samui, serving up food from the earth and from the sea.....from farm to table…. or from boat to table, you will not find a restaurant on the island with a more straight-forward and approachable menu. For those looking for a small bite, why not try the Ducky Fuzz - duck breast and liver pate with red wine gel, honey roast beetroot & olive bread crisp or the Herder Rumour with warm goats’ milk cheese with salted caramel walnuts, grilled pear & gem salad or tuck in to the Scotch Egg with a runny yolk, homemade chutney and asparagus for dipping. For a more substantial fare delve into the Flame On, a delicious Wagyu steak with wild rocket, stilton cheese & quince paste or the Beef Eater, a sandwich made from
homemade salted beef with English mustard, cheddar cheese served with hand cut chips. Take a dip in the ocean with The Larder’s Proper Fish & Chips - beer battered snow fish, and served with garden pea purée, homemade chips & a creamy tartare sauce. Although the food is the shining star, the drinks do not fall meekly into the shadows. With all the usual wine and bubbles suspects, The Larder takes it further with cocktails elevated to a whole new level, conjuring up magic in every glass. Be it with their house-smoked bacon bourbon, Pomelo Fizz or their Inside Out Bloody Mary – each drink has been carefully created to complement the extensive and delicious menu. Located at the top of the Chaweng Beach Road (opposite Anantara Lawana) The Larder is open Monday to Saturday, from midday for delicious lunchtime fare through until 11pm, for those looking for dinner or a late night cocktail.
SIP SIP is W Retreat Koh Samuiâ€™s destination sunset bar with a stylish, easygoing open-air setting and spectacular water views. The ambience is relaxed and sophisticated with low-back resin chairs, beautiful rich tropical hardwoods offset by oversized lamps and lit stools. W Retreat Koh Samui 4/1 Moo 1, Tambol Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330 Thailand T. 66 77 915 999 E. email@example.com www.wretreatkohsamui.com Hours : 11:00am â€“ 11:00pm
Sunset Wowtini - Watch the sunset over Maenam and order one martini cocktail so you can get another one for free! A moment you can’t miss! Sunday - Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and Saturday from 3:30 – 6:30 pm Beach Grill at SIP - Get more than just a BBQ at SIP, W’s beach bar where you laze around on our beachfront and feast delicious BBQ dishes cooked fresh from our new Beach Grill. Come check out daily our chalkboard menus offering featuring a variety of hand formed burgers, chili-glazed chicken wings, Macaroni salad with grilled prawn and, Greek yogurt, New York and Chicago style hot dogs and our Jamaican style jerked chicken sandwich. Daily, 11am – 5:00pm
Beach Bar-B-Q Reloaded - Experience the next level of beach Bar-B-Q at SIP Bar, where you lounge in lazy beach bean bags and sun beds, groove to house tunes and sip on white or red sangria, buckets of beer, drunken fruit and buy-one-get-one-free martinis. While enjoying our beverage specials, be sure to check out our new Beach Grill menus featuring BBQ favorites, such as Carolina styled pulled pork sandwich, New York-style hot dogs, Jamaican style jerk chicken and a variety of hand formed burgers. Guests arriving by boat receive a special 25% discount on food while your captain eats free. Every Saturday, 12:30 – 4:00 pm. (regular menus will be available after 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.) EDITOR’S CHOICE
IN THE PIPELINE Café Zazen - Belgian Brasserie We are delighted to announce the opening of Zazen’s new landmark. These last few months, the Zazen team has been working on providing Samui with the most unique and trendiest dining venue in the new Central department store. With a huge selection of beer – Belgium’s finest nectar – both on tap and served by the bottle, paired with revisited Belgian classical dishes, Café Zazen welcomes Samui’s connoisseurs for dining or just enjoying a fine beer at the bar. With innovative food concepts and theme nights with live music and DJ’s they’re offering what Belgium has always done so well: a fun and cosy atmosphere.
“ It takes a cool Chef to run Samui’s hottest restaurant...”
Belgian Chef Jean-Francois Brouck showcases his skills by creating an attractive menu featuring Belgian classics, light selections for lunch with tartines, innovative sandwiches and salads and as well as a dessert selection including Belgian waffles or Dame Blanche. A sharing concept has been introduced, which allows people to sample Belgian gastronomy in an unpretentious and friendly way, just as they would in a tapas bar. The long bar is the centre of attraction as the beer selection is one of the largest in Samui. With at least six beers on tap and many more by the bottle, Café Zazen introduces brews never served on the island before. Each beer is perfectly stocked before being served like a grand cru. A comprehensive wine selection
and classic cocktails are available as well. Café Zazen is beautifully designed and aims to provide Chaweng with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Live entertainment and the welcoming bar staff also ensure that the Belgian spirit is alive and flourishing on this tropical island.
Opening soon... Stay tuned on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/cafezazen EDITOR’S CHOICE
ROMANCE, WEDDINGS, FINE DINING & MUCH MORE at Le Salon de Ti Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Simply put: you won’t find anything else remotely like it anywhere else on the island. The upper floor of one of Samui’s most sophisticated restaurants has been converted into a beautiful open-air space overlooking the Bay of Bophut. Le Salon de Ti not only serves delicious high teas, but also doubles as a reception area for Zazen’s many weddings and events. Beautifully decorated with large chandeliers, Louis XVI style furniture, framed old prints and high draperies that perfectly blend with the
“More than just your cup of tea…”
contemporary tropical architecture, the salon looks out over lush green gardens to the sea just beyond. There are only 5 tea bars like this in all the world; step in to an amazingly homely atmosphere and enjoy the selection of Dilmah teas from Sri Lanka – there are 23 to choose from, served in the finest china. The high tea comes with a very generous selection of cakes and pastries, all lovingly prepared for you in the kitchens and bakery. Specifically designed to be both intimate and homely, Le Salon de Ti is an increasingly popular venue for wedding receptions. Zazen offers four different packages, with both Western and Buddhist ceremonies.
After the ceremony on the beautiful beach just a few metres away, guests repair to the salon, where the reception is held. It becomes their own private space and their every wish, from the music to the drinks to the food, is catered for. Whether you come here for a simple tea or a wedding with a hundred guests, you’ll be extraordinarily pampered. Cozy yet sophisticated, you’ll feel more than at home at Le Salon de Ti. Please feel free to contact our wedding planners for more information on 077 425 085 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
An Epicurean Experience Featuring French Mediterranean Cuisine Hansar Samui is a stunning new 74 room beachfront property located on the tropical stretch of golden sands and turquoise waters of Koh Samui’s up market Bophut Bay. With every room offering a full seafront view, the resort offers a front seat to the idyllic island life. A leisurely stroll down the quaint cobblestone ‘walking street’ adjacent to the resort, is the vibrant Fisherman’s Village, with its antique wooden shop fronts, chic cafes and atmospheric seaside bars.
Beachfront Venues Stephen has created an epicurean experience in his sparkling state of the art kitchens, for resort guests where they can appreciate the authentic taste of French Mediterranean Cuisine, in addition to a Thai menu at the trendy beachfront H Bistro Restaurant. Sunset cocktails and canapés are best enjoyed at the stunning elevated Chill Lounge - overlooking the golden sands and turquoise waters of Bophut Bay where guests can lounge on oversized opium beds while day turns to dusk, or in the romantic light of the moon and candles. The chic and trendy Chill Lounge showcases a carefully
hand picked International wine list and innovative cocktail menu. Alternatively guests can enjoy snacks and refreshments poolside or beachside, and relax and the beach bar which is hugely popular during happy hour. Reservations can be made through the resort’s reservations office direct on: Telephone: +66 77 245 511 Fax: +66 77 245 995 Email: email@example.com Website: www.hansarsamui.com Please see page 58 for menu sample EDITOR’S CHOICE
Reservations: 077 915 333 Please see page 46 for menu sample
Saffron Authentic Thai Cuisine At Its Finest Award-winning signature restaurant â€œSaffronâ€? at Banyan Tree Samui
Overlooking the sapphire waters of scenic Lamai Bay, “Saffron” is located at “Banyan Tree Samui”, nestled in a series of cascading terraces on a private hill cove in the south-eastern coast of Koh Samui, just 19km away from Samui International Airport. Reflecting traditional Thai-style architecture, the restaurant are elevated structures offering magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand.
Enjoy the best of Thai cuisine and flavors at our signature restaurant as you savor signature dishes from a menu that is a combination of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist, and innovative new ones. the ambience is one of understated, yet refined, elegance.
Beach Chaweng Buri Resort Noori India 1
Banana Fan Sea Chaweng Beach Road
Noori India 2
Noori India, one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Samui, offers all the favourite Indian and Mughalai dishes as well as a few you may not have tried before! The menu features Indian cuisine, seafood and some interesting Thai-Indian fusion dishes. The ambience, traditional classical music and personal attention from host D.D. and his team will serve to enhance your appetite. The high number of repeat customers is testament to the quality of food and service. Contact for wedding catering, birthday party, and group buffet.
INFORMATION: 2012 WINNER
01. Samosa - Pastries stuffed with potatoes & cashew nuts, chicken or lamb - 60-180 Bt 02. Tandoori Snapper - Whole red/white snapper marinated with herbs and spices and cooked in the Tandoor (clay oven) - 350 Bt 03. Chicken Tikka Masala - Boneless Tandoori chicken pieces cooked in red curry sauce - 210 Bt 04. Lamb Madras - Lamb cooked in South Indian herbs and sauce - 300 Bt 05. Goan Seafood Curry - Prawn, Fish and Squid cooked in spices from Goa & North India - 200 Bt 06. Sheek Kebab - Minced lamb marinated in spices and cooked in the Tandoor - 300 Bt 07. Vegetable Curry / Masala - Your choice of fresh vegetables cooked in curry sauce - 100 Bt *Special kids menu available
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
Contact: 086 740 7873, 077 413 108, 077 413 315 Average cost per person: 230-550 Bt (2 courses) House wine per glass: 130-150 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master (3% charge) Service & Tax: Included Open from: 11am to 11.30pm Web: www.nooriindiasamui.com *LEARN YOUR INDIAN COOKING*
FOR TAXI: ร้านนูริ สาขา 1 อยู่ตรงข้ามโรงแรมเฉวงบุรี รีสอร์ท หาดเฉวง ร้านนูริ สาขา 2 อยู่หน้าโรงแรมเฉวง โคฟ รีโซเทล
Beach Siam Commercial Bank Otaru Sushi Chaweng Beach Road
Muang Samui Hotel Muang Samui Seafood
In a contemporary Japanese atmosphere, we do best with traditional sushi and sashimi, including some incredible melt-in-your-mouth Otoro.
Sashimi Set A: Otoro-Hamachi-SalmonAkami-Hotate-Hokkigai-Tako - 1,450 Bt
Contact: 077 601 222 Average cost per person: from 600 Bt House wine by glass: 195 Bt House wine by bottle: from 980 Bt Credit cards: Visa & Mastercard Service & tax: 10% service charge & 7% tax Open from: 11:30 to 22:30 Web: www.sushisamui.com
Sashimi Set B: Hamachi-Salmon-AkamiHotate-Hokkigai-Tako-Kani-Saba - 1,100 Bt Sashimi Set C: Salmon-Akami-HokkigaiTako-Kani-Saba - 750 Bt Nigiri Sushi A: Otoro-Hamachi-SalmonAkami-Hotate-Uni-Ikura-Unagi - 1,240 Bt Nigiri Sushi B: Hamachi-Salmon-AkamiHotate-Hokkigai-Saba-Ikura-Unagi - 780 Bt Nigiri Sushi C: Salmon-Akami-Saba-EbiTamago-Hokkigai-Tako-Kani - 480 Bt Rainbow Maki: Assorted Sushi Rolled with Salmon, Tuna and Avocado - 320 Bt Caterpillar Maki: Rolled Sushi Assorted with Japanese Roasted Eel, Topped with Sliced Avocado - 320 Bt
FOR TAXI: ร้าน โอตารุ ซูชิ ถนนเลียบหาดเฉวง ติดธนาคารไทยพาณิชย์ ก่อนถึงโรงแรมเมืองสมุย
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
Chaweng Cove Resotel
Noori India 2
Beach Poppies Restaurant (Poppies Resort) Chaweng Beach Road
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.
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. Three choices of Kantoke - a balanced selection of small Thai dishes (three courses) served on a rattan tray - perfect for 2 sharing.
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
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Saffron (Banyan Tree Samui) IT Complex building Chaweng
Beach Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road
The Spa Resort 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.
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 07. Ped Yang Makham - Roasted Duck Breast, Palm Sugar-Sesame Glaze - 780 Bt
Contact: 077 915 333 Average cost per person: from 1,200 Bt House wine by bottle: from 1,950 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB, Diner Service & tax: included Popular Dish: No. 1, No. 4, No. 6, No. 7 Open from: Dinner 18.00 - 23.00 hrs Web: www.banyantree.com/en/samui E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR TAXI: ร้านอยู่ในโรงแรมบันยันทรี สมุย ห่างจาก ไอที คอมเพล็กซ์ 150 เมตร เลี้ยวเข้าซอยซ้ายมือ ประมาณ 200 เมตร
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
Tai by RED SNAPPER
Beach Tops Supermarket Tai by RED SNAPPER
(Central Festival Samui -1st floor)
Baan Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Road Noori India1
The Library Saver Mart
Tai, which literally means red snapper in Japanese, a fusion restaurant that combines the sophistication of European food with distinct Japanese flavors. At Tai by RED SNAPPER, you can enjoy classic and contemporary Japanese cuisines that are meticulously prepared by one of the country’s finest chefs - Chef Noboru. Tai by RED SNAPPER takes pride in using only the finest and freshest ingredients for its delicious dishes. A wide array of beverages will elevate the dining experience to a whole new level. Those with a sweet tooth can satisfy their sweet cravings with Tai by RED SNAPPER’s mouthwatering desserts. Tai by RED SNAPPER is the perfect place to have a lunch among friends, a light snack by yourself, or a hearty dinner with the whole family.
01. Okinawa Mozukusu - Okinawa Mozuku Seaweed with Ponzu Vinegar 02. Kimuchi Tofu - Cold Serve Tofu with Kimuchi 03. Cheese Sticks - Deep Fried MozzarellaCheese Sticks 04. Soft Shell Crab Karaage - Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab with Tartar Sauce 05. Ebi Fry - Deep Fried Crumbed Prawn 06. Agedashi Tofu Salad - Deep Fried Tofu with Green Salad 07. Wagyu Beef Ochazuke - Wagyu Beef with Rice, Ochazuke Soup on Top 08. Teriyaki Lamb Chop - Teriyaki Lamb Chop with Mushroom and Mash Potato 09. Wakame Soba Soup - Hot Soba Noodle Soup with Wakame Seaweed
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
INFORMATION: Contact: 077 963 889 Executive Chef: Noboru Fukushi Average Cost Per Guest: 500 baht Credit Cards: Visa, Master, AmexCredit Service & Tax: included Open from: 10 am. - 11 pm. Email: email@example.com Event/Party/Group Dinner: firstname.lastname@example.org Vegetarian dishes are available Free Wi-Fi for customers
FOR TAXI: ร้านตั้งอยู่ใน Central Festival Samui ชั้น 1 ทางเข้าฝั่งขวามือตรงข้าม Tops SuperMarket (ถนนเลียบหาดเฉวง)
Beach Fahtaweeporn Outlet Nathon
The Farmer Restaurant & Bar
Napralarn Temple Chaweng
The only restaurant on the island that’s set in rice fields, The Farmer Restaurant & Bar serves highly tasty Thai dishes. Open for lunch and dinner, dine in a relaxed, contemporary setting and take advantage of free round trips if you’re located between Nathon and Bophut.
CHEF’S RECOMMENDATIONS :
01. Crispy fried duck - serve with herbal sauce, mashed potatoes and salad 02. Kobe Wagyu beef - tenderloin chargrilled Kobe beef served with grilled vegetables 03. Mussaman Kobe Wagyu beef - Southern style curry with Kobe beff served with fivecoloured herbal rice 04. Mussaman Lamb shank - Southern style curry with lamb shank served with mashed potatoes and ar-jad sauce, and five-coloured herbal rice 05. Panaeng Kobe Wagyu beef / lamb Red - creamy curry served with five-coloured herbal rice 06. Whole lobster (choice of sauce: Paneang sauce, Mussaman sauce, Green curry sauce) - served with five-coloured herbal rice
Contact: 077 447 222, 077 247 979 086 400 6226 Fax: 077 447 255 Average cost per person: 1,100 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,150 Bt House wine per glass: 230 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% VAT Popular dish: Mussaman Lamb shank (No.4) Open from : Noon till Late Transfer : Lunch Maenam - Nathon 200 Bt Chaweng - Choeng Mon 300 Bt Dinner Maenam - Nathon FREE TRANSFER Chaweng - Choeng Mon 300 Bt Vegetarian dishes are available Free Wi-Fi for customer Farmer’s Duck Voted Samui No.1 tasty duck
LUNCH PROMOTION (12:00-15:00):
• Khantoke set (for 2 person) - two chicken satays, two spring rolls, Tom yam Goong, Laab (spicy Thai salad), a curry, stir-fry vegetables and five coloured steamed rice - 990++ Bt • Farmer’s Duck - Crispy fried duck served with herbal sauce, rice, gourd soup and fresh tropical fruit - 290++ Bt
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FOR TAXI: ร้านอาหารเดอะ ฟาร์เมอร์ เรสเทอรองแอนด์ บาร์ ตั้งอยู่ใน ต.แม่น�้ำ อยู่เยื้องกับร้านสมุยลาพิดารี่ ตรงข้าม ฟ้าทวีพร เอ๊าท์เลท ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
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. Mixed Thai Appetizer 03. Papaya Salad – Somtom Thai 04. Pork Pineapple – Moo-Ob-Sab-Pa-Ros 05. Baked White Prawns – Goong Ob-Sa-Mul-Pai 06. Crab Yellow Curry 07. Lamb Yellow Curry 08. Chicken Yellow Curry 09. Beef Massaman
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: Kao Soy Gai Open from: 17.00 – 22.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com
FOR TAXI: ร้านอยู่ในโรงแรมศิลาวดี พูล สปา รีสอร์ท ซอยเดียวกับโรงแรมเรอเนซอง
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
Beach Baan Samui Resort McDonald’s
Drink Gallery (The Library) Saver Mart
Chaweng Beach Road
Semi-minimalist and totally chic, Drink Gallery is Chaweng’s new kid on the block: a laid-back venue offering both unique and traditional cocktails, smoothies and long drinks. Feast on tasty West-Meets-East cuisine with a homey feel and fantastic presentation. The menu has both a choice of finger food as well as main courses. Choose between the air-conditioned restaurant or sit out on the decked terrace. Open from brunch time onwards, this brand new bar/resto comes into its own as evening sets with cool DJ spinning on Sundays through Tuesdays and a live acoustic duo playing on Wednesdays through Saturdays.
01. Salmon Oskar Benedict with Pickled Crab Meat, Asparagus & Lemon Hollandaise 02. Samui Rangoon: Local Seafood & Cream Cheese Stuffing with Sour Lemongrass Dipping 03. DG’s Salad: Tender Mesclun Mix, Roasted Chicken, Diced Ham, Berries & Salmon in Housemade Dressing 04. Roasted Garlic Raviolis with Roasted Mushrooms, Garlic Crema & Parsley 05. Lamb Massaman with Chili, Coconut Milk and New Potatoes 06. Chu Chi Salmon Fillet with Silky Tofu & Crispy Gypsum Tofu Stick 07. Daily fresh bakery items and creative bar snacks
Contact: 077 422 299 Average cost per person: 600 Bt++ Credit Cards: VISA, Master, AMEX, JCB, Diner Service and Tax: 7% tax and 10% service charge Open: Daily from 11AM till 1AM Website: www.thelibrary.co.th/drinkgallery Email: email@example.com FB: facebook.com/drinkgallery
EAST MEETS WEST
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Le Jaroen (The Scent Hotel) Bophut
Bang Rak Beach Punnpreeda Hip Resort Samui Bang Rak Road
Saboey Resort and Villas Choeng Mon
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. The restaurant offers sublime French–Mediterranean cuisine with a combination of both classic and contemporary influences, expertly crafted by celebrated Executive Chef Azizskandar. Probably the most romantic hide away in Samui, an evening here will exhilarate all of your senses, from the exquisite cuisine and the wonderful wines to the breath-taking views, Le Jaroen will surely leave you with a dining pleasure that will not be forgotten.
01. Poached Rougie foie gras au torchon, caramelized peaches and walnuts, warmed brioche, aged balsamic, mesclun leaf 02. Roasted Hokkaido scallops with De Bellay goat’s cheese agnolotti, caramelized apple, tomato confit, white wine dill sauce, Avruga caviar 03. Foie gras miso truffle soup, fresh chervil, Piment d’Esplette, truffle duck salmi 04. Pan roasted Atlantic salmon with slow braised red cabbage, wilted baby spinach, refined mustard sauce, salmon roe 05. Roasted French turbot fillet and poached oyster in Frizzante wine, new potato, tender leeks, light Pommery grain mustard sauce 06. Beef Rossini “Le Jaroen” Australian grain fed tenderloin, sauté foie gras, garlic pain perdu, baby spinach, Sherry infused Madeira sauce 07. Australian veal tenderloin, chanterelle and porcini mushroom, crispy shallots, piquillo pepper, pommes fondant, au jus
Contact: 077 962 198 Executive Chef: Azizskandar Awang Popular Dishes: No.1, No.3, No.5 and No.6 Popular Menus: 5 course Chef’s Degustation Menu and 4 course Thai Degustation Menu Private Romantic Dining On The Beach: Available on request, please email for bookings & enquiries Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard & Amex Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% tax Opening Hours: Daily from 7.00am to 22.30pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thescenthotel.com
FOR TAXI: ร้านอยู่ในโรงแรม เดอะเซ้นท์ เกาะสมุย ใกล้กับ ปันปรีดา ฮิปรีสอร์ท บางรัก EAST MEETS WEST
Po-Lad (Tongsai Bay)
g iR oa
SALA Restaurant at SALA Samui
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 on the beach, and poolside dining under the stars.
01. YAM GAI GATI - Coconut poached chicken breast with lemongrass, mint, coriander, shallots, roast peanuts, chilli & coconut - 295 Bt
Contact: 077 245 888 Average cost per person: 1,100 Bt (3 courses) House wine per bottle: 1,190-1,550 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: Chocolate Fondant Entertainment: Monday Seafood Buffet; Thursday Thai Night Executive Chef: Nick Hall Open from: 07:00 to 23:00 Web: www.salasamui.com
02. TUNA DUO NICOISE - Tartare and seared yellow fin tuna with olives, saffron potato cubes, quail eggs, snow peas and shoots - 360 Bt 03. GEANG PHED NUA - Braised Wagyu beef cheeks with a red curry of baby corn, Thai basil, kaffir lime, coriander - 480 Bt 04. ME SO TUNA - Grilled Sesame and pepper crusted tuna, soba, daikon, sesame paste, wasabi and miso soup - 530 Bt 05. CHOCOLATE FONDANT - Warm Valrhona Manjari chocolate fondant with milk chocolate cremeux, minted chocolate chip ice cream, cocoa tuille biscuit - 295 Bt
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EAST MEETS WEST
Beach Baan Samui Resort McDonald’s
The Page (The Library) Saver Mart
Chaweng Beach Road
The Page is a unique conceptual beachfront restaurant right at the heart of Chaweng. Indulge in culinary delights that excite the eyes and tingle the tastebuds with a menu offering of Thai & International Fusion and a host of “Original Experiences” found nowhere else on the island. Enjoy the sunrise with a signature Breakfast Culture on the beach or a casual lunch overlooking the sea. Then chill out at the Beach Bar with its 101 cocktail selections (with live DJ sessions on certain days) or explore the innovative cuisines available for a fine dinner engagement. Private parties and events can also be arranged and made to individual requirements.
01. Ox Cheek Massaman Curry with Potatoes 02. Grilled Lobster with Cashew Nuts & Dried Chili 03. Baked Whole Fresh Seabass with Potatoes & Veggies 04. Grilled Snow Fish with 5 Asian Flavors Sauce 05. Tenderloin of Wagyu Beef MBS 9+ 06. Surf & Turf: Premium Wagyu & Grilled Lobster with Mushroom Ricotta Paste & Black Truffle 07. Variety of savoury burgers & noodle dishes available at lunch 08. Munch: A collection of 10 artistic snack menu interpretations 09. Starlit Dinnerscapes: Romantic private dinners along a soft stretch of white sand beach
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Contact: 077 422 767-8 Average cost per person: 1,200 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,400/1,700 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB, Diner Service & Tax: 7% and 10% Popular Dish: No.02, No.4, No.6 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: email@example.com Follow us: facebook.com/librarysamui
EAST MEETS WEST
Oon Rak School
Beach The Terrace (The Passage Samui) Samui Ring Road
Four Seasons Resort Maenam
THE TERRACE is Beachfront Seafood Dining open air sala restaurant, providing diners with a perfect view of spectacular sunset over Gulf of Thailand and the distant island of Anghtong. The executive chef and his team will take your palate on a culinary journey through the progressive twists of hot, sweet, tangy and tart flavors that resonate in Thai-International fusion cooking. All this on the flanks of a gently sloping headland on very North West tip of Koh Samui lies one of Thailand’s most exclusive sunset beaches – Laem Yai Beach and beautiful THE PASSAGE SAMUI VILLAS & RESORT.
01. Shrimp Avocado Salad - Fresh Shrimps mixed with avocado sauce and green salad
Contact: 077 421 721 Average Cost per person: 700 Bt Credit Card: Visa, Amex, Master Wine by Bottle: 890 Bt Service & Tax: Included Popular Dish: No.1, 5, 7 Theme Night with entertainment: Monday: Catch of the Day - Seafood display Thursday: Asian Night - Buffet style Saturday: Meat Lover - Meat display E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Webside: www.thepassagesamui.com FB: facebook.com/thepassagesamui
02. Rock Lobster Bisque Soup - Smooth and Creamy soup 03. River Prawn Tom Yum - The classic Thai hot-sour soup with lemongrass, lime leaf, galangal & prawns 04. Ossobuco - Beef ossobuco boiled in gravy and red wine sauce with carrots, shallots and boiled potato 05. Gang Hin Samun Prai - Grilled Rock Lobster with Thai herbs 06. Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop Marinated Lamb Chop 07. Lobster Thermidor - Lobster Au Gratin style
EAST MEETS WEST
FOR TAXI: โรงแรมเดอะพาสสาจ สมุย ตั้งอยู่เขาแหลมใหญ่ ใกล้กับโรงแรม โฟซีซั่น
Zazen Restaurant (Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa) Maenam
Bophut Beach Peace 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.
01. “Tentation”- Homemade Foie-gras, mango confit with vinegar, the whole in terrine 02. “Carnivore” - Wagyu beef tartare, with wasabi and tomatoes compote with black seed. 03. “Best of Samui” - Grilled assorted king tiger prawns, rock lobster, squid, sea scallops, sea bass, black ink fettuccine and grilled vegetables 04. “L’Ombre” - Fillet of monkfish in black olive crust, celery tagliatelle and crustacean espuma 05. “Five spices” - Caramelized duck breast with spices, zucchini and prune stew with ginger,baby potatoes and garlic confit
Executive Chef: Jean-François Brouck Cuisine: French-Mediterranean & Thai Wine Cellar: above 360 labels from 17 countries, with a choice of 20 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-17:00pm & 18:30pm-22:30pm Reservation: highly recommended Website: www.samuizazen.com Contact: 077 425 085 and 0872 817 276 E-mail: email@example.com Join us on: facebook.com/samuizazen
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Lamai Beach IT Complex Chaweng
Beach Republic Samui Ring Road
Catch the breeze by the ocean-front infinity pool. Sip the afternoon and evening away on champagne, cocktails, and great wines. Mellow to the easy ambient grooves. Dine under the stars and savor the international tapas and fine Thai and Mediterranean cuisine. Koh Samui’s premier beach destination has arrived. A new republic has been born. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner, with all day grazing.
Tuna tartar taco, avocado salad & anchovy vinaigrette Wagyu beef & foie gras sticks Crispy calamari served with tarter sauce Lamb short ribs slow cooked with kokkari sauce Hummus & Tabouleh with feta cheese Tequila-lime snapper fish tacos
Contact: 077 458 100 Average cost per person: 950 Bt House wine per glass: Start at 200 Bt Wine list: More than 50 wines, from 900 Bt per bottle Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners Service & Tax: Subject to govt. tax & 10% service charge Music: Mellow ambient lounge Open from: 7.00am - 10.30am - Breakfast 11.00am - 10.30 pm - Lunch, Dinner, Tapas Web: www.BeachRepublic.com
MENU SAMPLE: Castricum Australian lamb cutlets with chili jam Snapper Meuniere - panfried local snapper a la Meuniere Leek & parmesan risotto, thyme infused with wild mushrooms Republic Burger Classic vanilla creme brulee Republic gourmet thin crust pizzas Chocolate fondant & vanilla ice cream
ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE
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Beach Dr Frogs Chaweng
View Point Samui Ring Road
Best Western Samui Bayview
“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.
01. Parma ham with ricotta, parmesan, fresh mango, thyme & rocket salad 02. Antipasti misti – selection of best quality cold cuts and cheeses 03. Homemade black ink spaghettini, sautéed crab, garlic, dried chilli & cherry toms 04. Australian Rib-eye bone Steak 500 g – you must try it! 05. Pizza Aragosta – white pizza with Phuket lobster, onions, sun dried tomatoes & rucola 06. Grilled banana with coffee liqueur and gelato di crema
Reservations: Online: drfrogssamui.com Tel: 077 448 505 email: firstname.lastname@example.org House wine per bottle: 1,500 Bt House wine per glass: 300 Bt Food: voted best pizza on the island Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex Open From: daily 12 noon till late Follow us: facebook.com/drfrogs Free WiFi
Voted 2013 & 2014 as one of Thailand’s best restaurants
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Beach Fisherman’s Beach Road H Bistro (Hansar Samui) Kabuto Teppanyaki Bophut Main Road
Pier to Phangan
Strongly focused on providing cuisine at the highest level, the resort’s signature dining experience, H-Bistro features a fresh French Mediterranean menu and exclusive wine list. Enjoy true Mediterranean spices merged together with ingredients ranging from imported fresh Maine lobster and oysters from Canada, Japan, and France.
01.Foie Gras from the Soulard farm in France’s Perigord region which is famous for having the best quality available 02. Maine Lobsters freshly flown in from Canada, Japan and France 03. Atlantic Deep Sea Red Prawns caught at a depth of 2,000 meters 04. Ibierico Pork a highly prized commodity with an aged, nutty and delightfully funky flavor 05. Bresse Royal Pigeon a much sought after French delicacy featured on many top 3-star Michelin Star Chefs menus 06. Madagascar Prawns famous for their sweetness and best eaten chilled 07. Gillardeau French Oysters The Gillardeau family’s small private company was founded in 1898 in Bourcefranc-leChampus near La Rochelle and The lle d’oleron in western France. They produce only ‘speciales,’ oysters that are fleshier and consequently, more expensive
Contact: 077 245 511 Open: Breakfast : 6.30 am - 10.30 am Lunch: 11.30 am - 3.00 pm Dinner: 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm Executive Chef: Stephen Jean Dion Total seating capacity: 74 seats (46 seats inside and 28 seats outside) Credit cards: Visa, Master, JCB, Amex and Diner Club Website: www.hansarsamui.com email: email@example.com
ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE
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Ban Silom, Silom Soi19 call 02 266 9081, 086 0600484 Sukhumvit Soi24 call 02 261 9816-7 SAMUI,PRANA RESORT, BOPHUT,BANGRAK ROAD Tel : 077 246362 , 080 0864634
ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE
Beach Beverly Hills View Point Chaweng
The Cliff Samui Ring Road
IT Complex Lamai
The Cliff Bar & Grill is more than just a fabulous location. Italian Chef Sergio Martelli & Peruvian Chef Adrian Torres both presenting a grand tour of the Mediterranean, with an accent on Portuguese, Italian and now Spanish Tapas. The drinks list is fantastic too, perfectly enjoyed at the Cliff Bar, itself a distinctive Samui favourite.
Voted 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2014 as one of Thailand’s best restaurants
01. Cozza al vino bianco - N.Z Mussels in our creamy white wine sauce. A traditional Italian recipe - 420 Bt 02. Gambas al pil pil - Portuguese Piri Piri Prawns. A Portuguese specialty - 390 Bt 03. Fettucine All Gambetti all Cognac Tiger prawns served in a Cognac and cream sauce - 540 Bt 04. Australian Fillet 250g - 21 Day aged imported Grain fed Steer - 1,180 Bt 05. 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 - 2,850 Bt 06. Chocolate brownie cake w / Vanilla ice cream - 300 Bt
ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE
INFORMATION: Contact: 077 448 508 or 081 913 2002 Average Cost Per person: 1,200 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,495 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex Service & Tax: 7% Gov tax Popular Dish: Seafood Platter (No.5) Corkage Fee: 600 baht Open From: 12:00-22:00 (kitchen) 12:00-01:00 (Bar) 12:00-19:00 (Tapas Bar) Entertainment: Guest DJs Friday & Saturday Web: www.TheCliffSamui.com
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The Dining Room
Hin Ta & Hin Yai Lamai Angkor
Beach The Dining Room (Rocky’s Resort) Overlab Stone
Hua Thanon Lipa Noi
The Dining Room is probably the most beautiful restaurant on the Island. Tucked away in a secluded cove just five minutes south of Lamai. Dine on a wonderful cross-over of Asian, French and Mediterranean flavours, the atmosphere manages to be both elegant and relaxed, perfect for a romantic dinner for two or for friends and family.
01. Pan roasted Hokkaido scallops, citrus braised endive, lump fish caviar and orange beurre blanc 02. River prawns ravioli, lobster bisque reduction, Savoy cabbage, foie gras powder and white truffle oil 03. Poached Rougie foie gras au torchon, caramelized peaches, walnuts, mache lettuce, brioche 04. Roasted Spanish sea bream, poached oyster, piment d esplette, Pommery grain mustard sauce, braised Savoy cabbage 05. Tajima wagyu beef tenderloin, le ratte potato “puree”,Belgian endivers, baby carrot, morel sauce 06. Beef Rossini “The Dining Room”, grain fed Australian tenderloin and saute foie gras, wilted baby spinach, garlic pain perdu, Jerez sauce 07. Australia Murray Land Farm rack of lamb with herbs crust, summer beans, chick peas, endives, roasted parsnip, Post wine sauce
Contact: 077 233 020 - 4 Average cost per person: 900 Bt House wine per glass: 250 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & tax: 7% Tax & 10% Service Charge Popular Dish: No.3, 5, 6, and 5 course chef’s tasting menu Events@The Bistro: Every Sunday: Barbecue night with cabaret show Every Tuesday night: Thai night (4 Regions) with a Thai dance show Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Live music Operation hours: The Dining Room – Evenings. The Bistro – All day. Consultant chef: Azizskadar Awang Web: www.rockyresort.com the dining room
BOUTIQUE RESORT KOH SAMUI
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BEYOND THE SEA
Beach Hua Thanon Lamai
Samui Ring Road
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 Khun Omapatt, a sommelier and a general manager of ShaSa Resort & Residences.
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
INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD
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Full Moon Char Grill
Beach Fisherman’s Beach Road
Full Moon Char Grill (Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa) Maenam
Bophut Main Road
Pier to Phangan
The Full Moon Char Grill restaurant offering ocean-view dining on an elevated terrace overlooking the infinity pool and beachfront. Inspired, grilled prime cuts and original creations by the acclaimed chef, salt and oil gurus will guide you through your meal that will transport you even further into paradise.
MENU SAMPLE: 01. Our “Full-Moon” signature experience of Classic Caesar salad prepared tableside 02. Char-grilled tiger prawn wrapped in the aged parma ham rising high on a bed of tender green bean and spring onion salad surrounded with drops of pisto mayonnaise 03. Australian Grain-fed “Condabri” beef strip loin (200 gram) (300 gram) 04. “The ultimate one” our 400 gram wagu beef, “Kurobuta” pork, veal and vegetable spear baked in the char coal fired tandorri oven 05. Samui seafood connection grilled snow fish, and blue river prawns resting on a crisp butter brioche, butter fried potatoes finished with kaffier lime sauce and fine greens. 06. Premium grilled snow fish topped with sautéed foie gras and presented on creamy polenta, grilled artichoke, olives and carrot diamond
INFORMATION: Contact: 077 428 300-9 Average cost per person: 900 Baht House Wine per bottle: 1,500 Baht Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & Tax: 7% tax & 10% service charge Popular Dish: No.2 and No.4 Open From: 11:00 to 23:00 Web: www.samui.anantara.com Executive Chef: Bernhard Koll Wine Guru: Mr. Santi Thongrit Awarded by the Wine Spectator for an outstanding wine selection
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Dara Samui Beach Resort & Spa Villa Samui Seafood
Beach Paydar Supermarket Chaweng Beach Road
Pizza Hut The Islander Gringos Cantina The Outback
Gringos Cantina is Samui’s Original Mexican restaurant and has a new beer garden and BBQ area where you can sit and relax, without feeling like you are in the heart of Chaweng . Enjoy authentic Tex Mex cuisine or just sip on a frozen margarita, which comes in three tempting flavours. Gringos has also expanded its menu to offer a larger selection of Tex- Mex , as well as succulent dishes right off the BBQ, along with burgers, baquettes, pizzas & other favourites..
01. Nachos - corn tortillas melted cheese salsa & jalapeno peppers - 195 Bt
Contact: 077 413 267 Average cost per person: 450 Bt House wine per glass: 130 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master Popular Dish: Fajitas (No.4)
02. Tacos - Crispy corn tortillas with chicken or beef, lettuce, salsa and cheese - 295 Bt 03. Enchiladas - soft corn tortillas with chicken or beef topped with enchilada sauce and cheese - 315 Bt 04. Fajitas - beef, chicken, pork with guacamole, sour cream, cheese, salsa and two warm flour tortillas - 375 Bt 05. 250 gm. Imp BBQ Steak with choice of two side dishes - 590 Bt. 06. ½ rack BBQ Pork Ribs with Choice of two side dishes - 570 Bt. 07. Deep Fried Ice Cream - Chocolate, strawberry or Vanilla - 130 Bt *Vegetarian Selection, Thai Selection & Kids menu
INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD
Special Offer: Jug Frozen Margaritas - 300 Bt (14:00 to 19:00) Open from: 14:00 to 24:00
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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.
01. Hot Rock Garlic Prawns in Tuscany spices, served sizzling on a hot rock
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: Matthias Mittnacht Open from: 11.30 to 23.00 Web: www.lawana-chaweng.anantara.com
02. Som Tam Goong Lay - Green papaya salad, string beans and cherry tomatoes with lime dressing and grilled Andaman prawns 03. Lobster Risotto - Rock lobster, Parmesan, butter, cream and spring onion 04. Phad Thai Ghoong - Traditional Thai noodles served with prawns, crushed peanuts, caster sugar and dried chili 05. Panna Cotta - Pistachio flavoured classic recipe, served with marinated cherries
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OCHOS Steakhouse (AKARYN Samui Resort&Spa) Chaweng Choengman Village AB Solute Sanctuary
Several of the leading restaurants on Samui do offer exceptional meat dishes on their menus. But not one of them has gone all the way and announced itself as a bona fide ‘steakhouse’, offering a full range of the highest quality imported meats. Introducing OCHOS, Samui’s first top restaurant to provide an exceptional dining experience for true carnivores. And although OCHOS isn’t in Chaweng itself, it’s very easy to get to, being just five minutes’ drive away on the road to Choeng Mon at Hanuman Bay. Follow the signs for AKARYN Samui Resort & Spa, in which it’s housed, and you won’t go wrong.
01. Tajima Wagyu Tenderloin (MBS 4/5) 300gm BS: “Marble score” refers to the grading of intramuscular fat in Wagyu beef - in Australia, the marble score starts at 1 and goes to 9+.The higher the marble score, the better the Wagyu and the higher the price it can achieve. 02. Joselito Gran Reserva Pata Negra Declared the Best Ham in the world, this 36 months aged bellota is only served in Ochos. You will find it nowhere else on the island. 03. Chateaubriand 500gm Australian Premium grass fed beef for minimum of 2 people 04. Black Angus Picanha (Rump Cap Australian Premium grass fed beef for minimum of 2 - 3 people 05. OCHOS Black Angus Prime Rib (MBS 2) 1.5-2kg The piece of meat you want to share between minimum 2 - 4 people 06. Full Rack of Premium Lamb The Piece of Lamb you want to share for 2 people
Contact: 077 914 700 ext. 7402 Average cost per guest: THB2,000 plus 10% SVC and 7% tax Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners Popular Dishes: OCHOS Black Angus Prime Ribs MBS2 1.5-2 kg. for 2 people sharing Open: 06.30pm until 11.00pm E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.AKARYN.com
INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD
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Beach RockPool (Kanda Residences) Choeng Mon
Nora Beach Resort Chaweng To Airport
With its breath taking views and unrivaled ambiance, RockPool is by far one of the most beautiful dining locations on Koh Samui. Resting on the rocks just 2 meters above the sea, RockPool brings you the ultimate seaside dining experience. Sit back and enjoy Seychellois chef Christopher Pierre exquisite tapas selection and original a la carte menu while listening to the waves crashing onto the rocks below. This is one of the few absolute “must do” dining experiences in Koh Samui.
01. Blue Swimmer Crab with Granny Smith apple, topped with spicy chili pearl & red wine vinegar.
Contact: 077 234 500 Average Cost per person: 900 THB Most Unique cocktail : Rock Pool Bellini Popular dish: Freshly Shucked International Oysters Executive Chef: Christopher Pierre Events: Weekly Oyster Sunday Brunch Open: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Web: www.kandaresidences.com
02. Gai Tom Kamin Clear, mild and aromatic chicken and turmeric soup 03. Classic Chateaubriand for 2 people A huge oversized classic beef tenderloin with potato croquettes, cauliflower mornay, mixed vegetables and an assortment of sauces including sauce béarnaise. 04. Pla Ob Bai Thong Whole fresh fish baked in banana leaf with lemongrass and fresh exotic herbs. RockPool Romance (24 hours notice is required)
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INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD
Sea Wrap (Peace Resort)
Beach Bophut Resort & Spa
Anatara Resort & Spa
Samui Ring Road
Peace Tropical Spa
Experience one of the most celebrated restaurants on Samui at Peace Resort. From Executive Chef Azizskandar’s distinctively original Thai & international culinary delights, to theme nights and dining on the beach, you can enjoy it all right here at Sea Wrap. Whether it is for a romantic evening, dining with family or friends, Sea Wrap is the perfect venue. So ease yourself to the sound of gently lapping waves, enjoy the wonderful sea views and indulge your senses to an exquisite dining experience.
MENU SAMPLE: 01. Crispy duck leg confit in black beans sauce, Mandarin orange and stir fried baby bok choy 02. Tiger prawns with tamarind sauce, stir fried asparagus, red chili, Thai basil and crispy shallots 03. Stir fried soft shell crabs in garlic and pepper sauce, medley of sauté vegetables fresh coriander 04. Grilled Australian rib eye steak au poivre, green peppercorn sauce, steak house fries, a side salad 05. Herb crusted Murray River lamb cutlet, grilled Mediterranean vegetables, baba ganoush and Port wine jus
Contact: 077 425 357 Executive Chef: Azizskandar Awang Theme Nights: BBQ Night with cabaret show every Wednesday Thai Night with Thai dance and music show every Sunday Cooking Class: Daily 1,990 Bt/person includes apron, recipes, certificate and souvenir photo CD Private Dining On The Beach: menu selection starting from 1,500 Bt/person Popular Dishes: No. 1, No. 4 and No. 5 House Wine by the glass: 150 Bt Average cost per person: 600 Bt Credit Cards: Visa & Mastercard Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% tax Open from: Daily from 11.30am to 22.30pm Website: www.peaceresort.com
06. Seared yellow fin tuna loin, grilled radicchio lettuce, new potato, asparagus and red wine sauce
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Sun Moon Star
IT Complex building Chaweng
Beach Sun Moon Star (Silavadee Pool Spa Resort) Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road
The Spa Resort Lamai
Romantically indulge in the endlessly scenic Gulf of Thailand where you can relax and be spoiled for your holiday experiences with International delights. Sun: with outdoor seating next to our infinity swimming pool. Moon: fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood. Star: rooftop bar where you can sip cocktails and enjoy some snacks while watching the sunset or gazing to the stars above. Sun Moon Star is a dream dining and relaxing location and all with the same breathtaking view and elegant, exciting and romantic atmosphere.
MENU SAMPLE: 01. Mixed seafood appetizer 02. American Fresh spring roll 03. Tomatoes goats cheese salad 04. Silavadee club trio sandwich 05. Silavadee seafood soup 06. Regine pasta with rock lobster 07. Baked Chicken with Gruyere cheese 08. Veal cordon bleu 09. Ossobuco Milanese 10. Grilled Salmon & Tiger prawns white wine sauce 11. Lobster newburg style
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 Rack with Mint Sauce Sun: Open from 18.00 – 22.30 Moon: Breakfast: 06.00 – 11.00 Lunch: 11.00 – 17.00 Dinner: 17.00 – 22.30 (International cuisine) Star: Open from 17.00 – 23.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com
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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. Entrance
Dress Code: Trendy or Smart Casual. Minimum Age: +12 (Screaming children will not be tolerated)
Yupa Land & House
Rajabhat University ce tran
International School Bandon Hospital Bophut
MAIN ROAD www.9GEMSsamui.com 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant tel: 077 256 125 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
Beach Nora Beach Resort Choeng Mon Frangipani Bay To Airport
Coral Bay Resort
Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Chaweng The Larder
No fuss. No fancy terms. No pretension. The newest restaurant to join the leagues in Chaweng, The Larder takes things back to basics serving up a casual yet sophisticated dining experience – bringing together the finest produce in the most approachable and frankly, delicious manner. With an outdoor deck and indoor air-conditioned dining room, The Larder encourages patrons to sit back and relax whilst enjoying some of Samui’s finest reinventions of British and International classics alongside carefully crafted cocktails with a twist. Located at the top of the Chaweng Beach Road (opposite Anantara Lawana). The Larder is open Monday to Saturday, from midday for delicious lunchtime fare through until 11pm, for those looking for dinner or a late night cocktail.
DINNER MENU SAMPLE:
01. Miso Fine - Foie Gras, Black Truffle & Miso Broth
Cuisine: Contemporary British/International Contact: 077 601 259 Average cost per person: 800 THB Credit card: Visa, Mastercard Service & Tax: Government Tax 7% Open: 12pm – 11pm, Monday to Saturday Email: email@example.com Website: www.thelardersamui.com
02. Flame On - Wagyu Beef (MBS 9) Rump Steak, Stilton, Rocket & Quince Salad 03. Loin’s Den - Australian Lamb Tenderloin, Black Pudding Croquette, Smoked Celeriac & Grilled Courgette 04. Smokey Waters - House Smoked Snow Fish, Asparagus Rissotto & Poached Egg 05. Scotch Egg - Soft Yolk Duck Egg Wrapped in Sausage Meat, Asparagus For Dipping 06. Espressotini Float - Vodka, Baileys, Kahlua and coffee with salted caramel ice-cream
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FLAVOURS OF SAMUI
10 Tapas designed by Chef Nokveedz
Individual Complexity Chef
Flavour Fusion Chef from Thailand Culinary was a long obsession of her since young age and was influenced by mixed gastronome from both Western and Asian continent cuisines. She graduated top of her class from City & Guild of London Institute. Chef Nokveedz started her career 12 years ago working in some top restaurants along with 3-stars Michelin Chefs; Yves Mattange and the famed hotelier consultant Farbrice de Bassy. She returned home 3 years ago and worked as an independent chef. Her expertise lined in her strong sense in the art of herbs & spices with perfect complexity combination of her Asian heritage and Nouvelle gastromique techniques.
The Library 14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Tel. : 077 422 767-8 www.thelibrary.co.th
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Stephen Jean Dion Overseeing the culinary team at Hansar Samui is the innovative young Executive Chef, Stephen Jean Dion. A native of Canada, Stephen began his culinary career as an eighteen year old apprentice, at the famed restaurant Les Halles in Quebec under the leadership of Dominic Crovosier. After working in Singapore, Bangkok and Malaysia he spent two years in a unique assignment as Private Chef to His Majesty the King of Jordan where he catered for many high profile dignitaries and visiting Royalty. His love for Thailand saw him return to Bangkok where he spent five years at the Lebua at State Tower Bangkok (also known as the Dome). He started out as Chef de Cuisine of their Sirocco restaurant and within a few years became the Executive Chef. Chef Stephen focuses on combining the right array of simple textures and flavors with the finest ingredients available which are sourced worldwide, while still ensuring value for money. The Foie Gras comes from the Soulard farm in France in the Perigord region which is famous for providing the best quality. Carefully selected fresh Maine lobsters and oysters are flown from Canada, Japan, and France. Menu items are complemented by a handpicked list of International wines and champagnes, reflecting the resortâ€™s commitment to creating a truly epicurean experience. H Bistro Hansar Samui Please contact 077 245 511 www.hansarsamui.com
FLAVOURS OF SAMUI JEAN-FRANÇOIS BROUCK Jean-François graduated from the Ecole Hotelière Provinciale de Namur in Belgium and spent the next six years working with great chefs such as Freddy Van Decasserie in the 2-star Michelin restaurant, La Villa Lorraine, before going on to De Bijgaarden, and then refining his craft alongside Yves Mattagnes at Sea Grill. Then, like many of today’s hot chefs, he decided to see the world and experience what other more exotic cuisines could teach him. Jean-Francois found himself at the world’s most luxurious hotel, the ‘7-star’ Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. As Sous-Chef in charge of their signature restaurant, The Al Mahara Seafood Restaurant, he created their quarterly menus and embraced the excitement and knowledge of working in the most sumptuous hotel in the world. Still in need to see the world he headed off to Singapore as Chef de Cuisine for the opening of a new cutting edge restaurant , The Cliff, awarded by the World Gourmet Summit. Then on a visit to Bali, he became enchanted with the island and its people and decided to make it his home. He spent 4 years there working in various restaurants and hotels such as CasCades Restaurant at The Viceroy Bali, which he decided to make his signature restaurant, creating an outstanding menu of fine imported produce with both Western and exotic Asian influences. After a few years working at Kai Restaurant/Swissotel Moscow, ranked as one of the top 10 restaurants in Moscow, Jean-Francois decided to join the Zazen team in Samui in March 2014 in order to take over the remarkable work of Chef Stéphane Courtin. In addition, Jean-François is in charge of launching the new Belgian brasserie, Café Zazen, located in the new Central department store in Chaweng. Zazen Restaurant / Café Zazen Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa Bophut Tel: 077 425 085 Web: www.samuizazen.com
eating on samui Martin Selby Chef/Owner
Young-ish British chef Martin Selby has called Koh Samui home for almost six years now and is keen to stay on for many more years to come. Having paid his dues at some of Samui’s well-known resort-restaurants including The Library, Beach Republic and Rockpool, Martin recently took a leap of faith and opened his very own restaurant in Chaweng, The Larder. With his cooking philosophy centred around simplicity, Martin was keen to share his ethos with both locals and tourists alike and so began The Larder nearing the end of 2012. Working with the same principles and execution, The Larder is just as Martin always envisioned. Simple. Good. Honest. Food The Larder features an a la carte menu that has been carefully crafted using both local and imported produce, creating a rustic casual dining experience for all to enjoy. Further to its staple fare, three huge blackboards boast daily specials that often include fresh imported mussels, Australian oysters and sumptuous scallops pan seared to perfection! Further to the extensive and innovative food options are the creatively inspired cocktails. The cocktails, like the food, have been hand-crafted to let the ingredients shine, making use of often overlooked ingredients such as bacon, chilli and other surprising suspects. Desserts are not forgotten, with a never ending selection of mouth-watering decadence, or for a more savoury affair the extensive selection of International cheese brings your meal to an impressive finish. See you… and Chef Martin…at The Larder. The Larder Tel: 077 601 259 Web: www.thelardersamui.com
FLAVOURS OF 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 www.9GEMSsamui.com
eating on samui sommai Duangchuay Born and grew up his career in Phuket for thirteen years before moving to Morocco as a Chef de Cuisine Thailandaise. He spent another six years in Marakech, Morocco where he worked in a variety of famous restaurants. Then, he started working with Angsana Riads Collections, a sister brand of Banyan Tree where he won “Thai Select Premium Award” organized by Ministry of Commerce, Thailand. A while later, Chef Sommai joined Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi as a Chef de Partie before joining Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico in May 2012 as a Thai Sous Chef. He finally decided to move back to his home sweet home, and joining Banyan Tree Samui as a head Chef at Saffron Thai Restaurant. His signature dish is “Khong Wang Ruam”, a selection of freshly prepared Thai Appetizers including Crisp Rice Noodle Wrapped Prawn, Grilled Tender Beef Satay, Tender Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaf and Banana Blossom Prawn Salad. Saffron Banyan Tree Samui Lamai Tel: 077 915 333 Web: www.banyantree.com/en/samui
SUN MOON STAR Romantically indulge in the endlessly scenic Gulf of Thailand where you can relax and be spoiled for your holiday experiences
SUN MOON STAR
with outdoor seating next to our infinity swimming pool. fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood. rooftop bar where you can sip cocktails and enjoy some snacks while watching the sunset or gazing to the stars above.
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
Tai, which literally means red snapper in Japanese, a fusion restaurant that combines the sophistication of European food with distinct Japanese flavors. At Tai by RED SNAPPER, you can enjoy classic and contemporary Japanese cuisines that are meticulously prepared by one of the countryâ€™s finest chefs - Chef Noboru. Tai by RED SNAPPER takes pride in using only the finest and freshest ingredients for its delicious dishes. A wide array of beverages will elevate the dining experience to a whole new level. Those with a sweet tooth can satisfy their sweet cravings with Tai by RED SNAPPERâ€™s mouthwatering desserts. Tai by RED SNAPPER is the perfect place to have a lunch among friends, a light snack by yourself, or a hearty dinner with the whole family.
by RED SNAPPER
Japanese Dining With a Twist
Located at Central Festival Samui (1st floor), Chaweng Beach Road
Open From: 10 am -11 pm Email: Manager@kushisamui.com Reservations: 077 963 889