Restaurants on Koh Tao

Koh Tao has a great variety of restaurants that offer everything from traditional Thai food to the very best in international cuisine with prices to suit all budgets. You can take a tour through the culinary world while staying on Koh Tao or stay with the local flavours and culture.


Located in central Sairee, Barracuda is one of Koh Tao’s most popular restaurants with the owner even cooking for Thai royalty when they are on the island. Specialising in seafood and Thai fusion dishes while having a stylish and relaxed style setting. The restaurant has an extensive menu that is sure to suit all tastes.

Breeze Cafe & Restaurant

Mae Haad’s newest and coolest café and restaurant, Breeze offers modern global cuisine and relaxed dining right on the beach. Located next door to Crystal Dive at Ananda Villa beachside hotel, Breeze serves breakfast with great coffee and has a varied menu that has been created by renowned chef Tom White.

Open every day for breakfast with one of the islands best “full English” complete with back bacon and Cumberland sausage.

Café Del Sol

A well-established French owned business that is located in Mae Haad close to Crystal Dive and the pier that is open all day from breakfast onwards. The menu is mainly French and Italian cuisine orientated with a very good wine selection to go with the food. It is family friendly and has a children’s menu available for the younger ones.

Duck 995

For a cheap Thai lunch head to 995 Duck, found in Sairee this understated restaurant specialises in duck dishes with noodles and rice and tastes delicious. A great place to grab lunch at after a morning diving session, recommended dish is the duck and egg noodles – simple and delicious.


Situated on Sairee beach Fizz serves a variety of Thai and western delicious dishes that you can enjoy in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. You can either dine on the beach sitting in their extra-large bean bags next to the sea shore or inside around the bar on tables and chairs. Plays great music and has a good bar to enjoy cocktails and drinks in this great setting.


A very large restaurant that is a great place to spend a night with the family with delicious pub grub meals and plenty of games to keep you entertained. Mini-golf, pool, fussball and a cinema are all on site for you to enjoy after your dinner. Offers a fantastic roast dinner over the weekends but remember to pre-order to ensure you are not disappointed.

Hippo Burger Bistro

Makers of Koh Tao’s finest burgers, Hippo is located on the main road in Sairee near the crossroads. They also have a full western menu including salads, pasta and a few other favourites such as fish and chips available. These provide an excellent delivery and takeaway service.

Pranee Kitchen

A nice cosy family run Thai restaurant in Mae Haad next to Crystal Dive, a good place to get your traditional Thai dishes such as massaman curry and pad thai. Relaxed atmosphere and low prices make this a nice spot to grab an early dinner or a quick bite if you are heading onto the dive boat.

Reef Sports Bar

Located in Mae Haad town Reef Sports bar opens in the mornings for breakfast with fresh coffee and is a great place to grab some of your favourite pub grub or a good burger. They offer special mid-week roast dinners available with all the trimmings.

Su Chilli

Serving fresh and tasty Thai dishes Su Chilli is the most popular Thai food restaurant in Sairee, it is situated perfectly on the main road right next to the crossroads. Can get busy at peak times so be sure to get there early. The staff are very friendly and will always ask how spicy you want your food, recommended to order a few dishes to share between you and your fellow diners.

Tukta Thai food

Authentic Thai food at low prices – what more do you want while travelling Thailand? Situated in Chalok this restaurant is slightly off the beaten track but is well known by the locals. They specialise in dishes from around Thailand especially Essan food, just be sure to let them know how much spice you want.


A romantic, yet stylish setting on Mae Haad beach that offers a delicious blend of world fusion food, Thai cuisine and fresh seafood. The tables are set out on the beach with candles making it a very nice place for couples to enjoy and unwind.