From Thai food to international cuisine, Koh Phangan has a wide variety of restaurants serving up almost every dish you can think of. Although it’s a remote island, Koh Phangan’s popularity as a holiday destination means it’s easy to find a diverse selection of restaurants.
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Romantic seaside restaurants, popular Western grills and bistros, local Thai favourites and even streetside party food make Koh Phangan a surprisingly interesting culinary destination. A great range of restaurants are open on Koh Phangan in all price ranges, from cheap to ultra-luxury.
Below, we’ve listed the best restaurants and cafés in Koh Phangan in all categories, from Thai food to romantic restaurants, seafood grills and more.
Koh Phangan Cafés and Delicatessens
- The Fat Cat Coffee & More
The Fat Cat Coffee & More is a charming cafe located on the Walking Street market in Thong Sala. Dishes range from simple breakfasts like muesli and yoghurt to excellent burgers, with a selection of some of the island’s freshest coffee available.
- 100 Islands Coffee Bar
Located in Baan Tai, 100 Islands Coffee Bar is a small cafe located opposite Koh Phangan high school. Waffles, cakes and muffins make up the menu, with fresh espresso and a wide variety of juices making 100 Island a great choice for your daily sugar and caffeine fix.
Phangan Homemade Icecream, Food & Drink
- Phangan Homemade
Phangan Homemade is a local cafe and restaurant located just outside Thong Sala. Famous for its homemade ice cream, Phangan Homemade also offers excellent Thai food in a peaceful and relaxing garden setting.
- Green Leaf Cafe
Green Leaf Cafe is a vegetarian cafe offering everything from kombucha to smoothies, organic salads, fresh juice and more. A variety of vegan cakes and sweets are also available, as well as the usual selection of coffee and chocolates.
Koh Phangan Thai Food
- Jip Shop
Jip Shop is a popular Thai restaurant located close to Thong Nai Pan Noi. With its thatched hut setting and great selection of Thai favourites, Jip Shop is one of the most popular places to eat freshly prepared, authentic Thai food in Thong Nai Pan.
- Siam House
Siam House is a beautiful Thai restaurant near the centre of Thong Nai Pan. With a rustic teak wood design and quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of Thong Nai Pan Town Centre, Siam House is a great choice for romantic Thai dinners.
- Alex Restaurant
Alex Restaurant is a cheap, simple and unpretentious Thai restaurant that’s a short walk from Haad Salad. Thai favourites like Pad Thai, fried rice and other simple dishes are available, as well as freshly caught and prepared seafood, all at very fair prices.
Koh Phangan Seafood
- Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar
Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar is one of Koh Phangan’s most popular seafood restaurants. The restaurant, which is located on Baan Tai, is run by a local family that’s fished near the island for decades and is famous for its fresh crab, shrimp, shellfish and other seafood dishes.
Koh Phangan Western Food
Monnalisa is an Italian pizzeria and restaurant located close to Haad Rin Pier. Owned and run by an Italian chef, Monnalisa serves up the usual selection of pizzas and pasta dishes prepared to a high standard using fresh ingredients.
- Luna Lounge
Luna Lounge is a Thai/Western fusion restaurant in Thong Nai Pan. The restaurant serves a mix of Thai and international dishes, with a popular tasting menu and a variety of classic and unique cocktails.
- The Holy Grill
Located in sleepy Chaloklum Fishing Village close to the local pier, The Holy Grill specialises in one thing: excellent BBQ. From chicken breasts and steaks to freshly caught seafood, The Holy Grill is a carnivore’s dream, with a massive selection of expertly cooked meat-focused dishes.
- CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge
CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge is an American burger restaurant and bar located close to Haad Yao on Koh Phangan’s west coast. One of the island’s best burger joints, CRAVE serves a huge selection of delicious grilled and deep fried comfort dishes.
- Vintage Burgers, Friends and Booze
Another burger shop and bar, Vintage Burgers, Friends and Booze serves excellent with a large selection of cocktails. If you’re staying in Thong Sala or heading back for the ferry to Koh Samui, drop in for a satisfying burger and a glass (or two) of sangria.
Fabio’s is an cosy Italian pizzeria near Baan Khai. With some of the best pizzas on the island and a surprisingly good selection of Italian wines, Fabio’s is a great choice for romantic meals and home cooked Italian cuisine.
- SOHO Bar and Grill
Serving steaks, ribs and excellent burgers, as well as more sauces than any other restaurant on the island, SOHO Bar and Grill is an excellent bar and grill in Thong Sala. Portions are big, with reasonable prices and a stylish modern setting making this a great choice for dinner.
Koh Phangan Romantic and Viewpoint Restaurants
- La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita is a peaceful beachfront restaurant on Haad Chao Phao. The menu consists of Italian and Thai classics, with a selection of wines and cocktails and one of the best sea views of any restaurant on Koh Phangan.
- Beachlounge – Thong Sala
Beachlounge is a beachside restaurant and bar in Thong Sala that serves a variety of Thai and Western dishes. The restaurant’s seaside location in the south of the island makes it one of the best places to watch the sunset as you dine.
- La Plage Restaurant
La Plage is an outstanding French/Thai fusion restaurant inside the Kupu Kupu Villa Resort on Ao Nai Wok. The restaurant’s poolside setting and beautiful views over the sea (arrive shortly before sunset for the best experience) make it a great choice for romantic dining.
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