Great restaurants in Koh Phangan offer an eclectic choice of dining options, satisfying all types of diners. These well-loved eateries have already made a name for themselves when it comes to delivering satisfying Thai and international dishes.

    Koh Phangan’s dining scene is in constant evolution following the sustained growth of visitors coming to the island for vacations. You can find excellent places to eat around the island, some on famous beaches, others in remote locations.

    Where are the best places to eat in Koh Phangan?

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    Yukinoya

    Yukinoya is a stylish Japanese restaurant at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan. You get to dine in rustic wooden settings with views of the Andaman Sea. Teppanyaki and refined Japanese specialties, as well as premium beverages, are on the menu. Thanks to the restaurant's open-kitchen concept, you can see professional chefs preparing meat and seafood on a piping hot griddle. 

    Location: 5/5 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

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    Fisherman’s Restaurant

    Baan Tai Pier

    Fisherman's Restaurant is a long-established venue on Koh Phangan that offers fresh local seafood prepared by Chef Lek (Khun Thanaphorn). Standouts include fish ‘n’ chips, Thai-western fusion fish cakes, homemade fish pie, and BBQ ribs. An excellent choice of cocktails and wines, along with desserts of the day, are also available. You can choose to dine on a modified long-tail boat for a unique experience. 

    Location: 30/6 Moo 1, Baan Tai, Koh phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)84 454 7240

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    My Way

    My Way is a bamboo-and-thatch restaurant right by the waves at Haad Salad, on Koh Phangan's northwestern shore. This attractive venue features a wooden terrace, an adjacent bar, and plenty of healthy dishes.

    You can find laidback beach massage setups on either side of the restaurant. My Way's western-facing view is to die for, so it gets busy in the evenings. 

    Location: 62 Moo 8, Haad Salad, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

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    Luna Lounge

    Thong Nai Pan Noi

    Luna Lounge is paradoxically a stylish restaurant with a bohemian feel. It's just a short walk of Thong Nai Pan Beach, on the northeast coast of Koh Phangan. You can enjoy fine fusion cuisine and wines in a relaxed atmosphere. 

    Luna Lounge is also known for its professional management and staff. Prices are in line with the high standards of the restaurant but remain quite affordable.

    Location: 8/25 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 445 035

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    Haad Yao Restaurant

    Haad Yao Restaurant is the dining spot of Haad Yao Bungalows, one of the most popular dive resorts on Koh Phangan. The restaurant is right on the beach and is a pretty big affair with lots of bamboo and plastic seating and tables. It gets quite busy during the high season. 

    Haad Yao Restaurant's international menu results in some imaginative twists on the chef’s part. Even so, you can’t go wrong in ordering Thai selections.

    Location: 53/4 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7 am until late

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    Beachlounge

    Thong Sala

    Beachlounge is a charming restaurant that occupies a wooden house right on the beach of Thong Sala. It's known for serving delicious Thai food, seafood and east-meets-west specialties, all of which are cooked with fresh ingredients.

    Beachlounge has one of the most impressive wine selections in Koh Phangan. You can sit on the front terrace under a thatched roof or on the beach, where there's a spacious mat with traditional triangular cushions. Rates are reasonable.

    Location: 89/1 Moo 1, Thong Sala, Koh phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from noon to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)86 870 4942

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    The Beach Club

    The Beach Club is a rustic venue gracing Thong Nai Pan Beach in Koh Phangan. The location is splendid, being directly adjacent to the beach. You can drink and dine while enjoying the refreshing sea breeze.

    With the usual Thai reclining cushions on raised wooden platforms, The Beach Club mimics other, more laidback places on the island. Western and Thai dishes are on the menu, with on-the-beach dining possible on clear days. 

    Location: 55 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8 am to midnight

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    Jumpahom Restaurant

    Haad Salad

    Jumpahom Restaurant is a quaint, rural-style venue surrounded by vegetation in Koh Phangan. It's around 550 meters south of Salad Beach, just off the main road. Here, you can enjoy genuine Thai cuisine in a very pleasant ambience. Jumpahom keeps things simple with foldout triangle cushions, hammocks, and low tables on a wooden deck, which is covered with a thatch roof. 

    Location: Haad Salad, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from noon to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)81 144 3934

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    Long Bay

    Haad Yao

    Long Bay has a fairly typical setup of a Haad Yao restaurant, with a mix of plastic chairs and bamboo tables and several raised platforms. It has quite a varied menu of both Thai and international dishes and a good beverages list. 

    Like its neighbours, Long Bay enjoys great sunsets. It's a great place for exotic cocktails and beachside dining. The seaside cocktail bar has satellite TV, so you can watch your favorite sports during your Koh Phangan vacation. 

    Location: 58/5 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am until late

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    Bite Delight

    Baan Tai

    Bite Delight is one of the most popular international restaurants in Koh Phangan. It has a lounge atmosphere in its cozy dining room, with dark green walls, wooden furnishing and dim lights. The menu includes Spanish and Portugese specialties, as well as a selection of fusion dishes.

    Location: 64/9 Moo 2, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 6 am to 11 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)62 003 9391

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    Haad Yao Bayview Restaurant

    Haad Yao

    Haad Yao Bayview Restaurant is a beachfront dining spot at Haad Yao Bayview Resort & Spa. This atmospheric place is reachable via a wooden walkway over granite rocks at the northern end of the beach. Before dinnertime, you can catch the sunset while enjoying a cocktail.

    During barbecue nights, fresh seafood is laid out on beds of ice – you can choose from lobster and snapper to tuna and tiger prawns. Of course, being a resort restaurant, prices at Happy Restaurant are higher than its neighbours. 

    Location: 57 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

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    Vintage Burgers

    Thong Sala

    Vintage Burgers Koh Phangan is just 550 meters from Thong Sala Pier. Its juicy hamburgers, fresh off the sizzling broil, could almost convince the most hardcore vegetarian to change their ways. Under Portugese management, this unpretentious yet well-thought-out venue has a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Location: Moo 1, Soi Krungthai, Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)99 347 1983

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    Rasta Baby Restaurant & Bar

    Thong Nai Pan Noi

    Rasta Baby is a restaurant and bar that offers tasty Thai and western food. Located near Thong Nai Pan Beach, it's a cool and comfy place to drink, eat and chill out. Just as a reggae bar would, Rasta Baby offers fun and laidback settings and good food to go with it. They also serve cold beers on tap. Standouts include pad Thai, shrimp and Massaman curries, as well as Thai papaya salad. 

    Location: 7/9 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)89 593 9410

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    Petty’s Place

    Wok Tum

    Petty’s Place is a simple Thai restaurant on the coastal roadside near Wok Tum Bay, just north of Thong Sala. The seating neighborhoods are slightly elevated and furnished with foldout triangle cushions and low tables. The restaurant serves delicious and authentic local dishes, including fresh seafood.

    Location: 53 Moo 4, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 2 pm to 11 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)98 726 6305

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    L’Alcove

    Hin Kong Beach

    L’Alcove is a jazzy French bistro serving typical homemade specialties, such as duck confit, delicatessen and cheese. The restaurant has a warm tropical décor, with bamboo walls covered with black and white photos, a thatch ceiling, wooden furniture, and vivid orange cushions. 

    Unobtrusive jazz music enhances the atmosphere, which is already pretty festive and friendly. You can also pick a table on the beach for a romantic dinner. L’Alcove is a stunning sundowner spot, so try to get there at opening time.

    Location: Hin Klong Beach, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 6 pm to midnight, Friday–Sunday from 6 pm to 1 am (closed on Mondays)

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    Handsome Sandwiches

    Ban Tai Beach

    Handsome Sandwiches is a burger and sandwich shop in Ban Tai Beach. It also sells gasoline and offers laundry services. Prices are fair for this area, where everything seems to be more expensive. The restaurant also stays open late and is, therefore, a favorite with the late-evening crowd.

    Location: 9 Thong Nai Pan Noi, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am until late

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    Ying Ying’s Kitchen

    Haad Salad

    Yin Ying’s Kitchen exclusively serves genuine Thai cuisine – including vegetarian dishes – prepared with a lot of attention by the kind owner, Ying. She takes care of everything by herself in this modest restaurant. Here, you’ll certainly appreciate the laidback atmosphere and yummy food.

    Location: 64/42, Haad Salad, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)95 924 7433

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    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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