Pretty and picturesque Samui is home to an array of scenic shores. Numerous beachfront restaurants dot along these coastlines, dishing up a diverse array of appetising Eastern and Western flavours. It is no wonder that these eateries are often a hit with travellers and locals alike, for who can resist feasting on a spread while gazing out at breathtaking views of the ocean?
With a wide selection of restaurants available, it may be hard to make a choise. We help to simplify your decision making process by narrowing down the dining options to a few choice selections:
Samui travellers in search of a romantic setting for a special meal will not be disappointed with Dining on the Rocks. Situated by the coastline on a rocky outcrop, the restaurant overlooks a vast expanse of turquoise waters. Dining upon these rocks promises to be a pleasurable experience, for one gets to tuck into a selection of delectable dishes while feasting on stunning vistas of the scenic surroundings.
Guests may take a seat by the table, or plop down on one of the pillowy lounge seats filled with massive cushions. Wooden fixtures and amber lighting lend a cosy and intimate vibe to the interiors, making this restaurant an ideal spot for a special date. Visitors can expect to find a wide selection of fusion food on the menu. Yum.
Stroll along the idyllic coasts of Bo Phut, and you will chance upon H Bistro, a trendy restaurant boasting spacious terraces and lovely interiors.
Guests who arrive early in the evening may venture up to the second floor. There, they will find the sleek and chic The Chill Lounge, an ideal spot for enjoying sundowners. After catching the sunset, it is time to amble down for a delicious feast at H Bistro.
H Bistro’s kitchen is helmed by the talented Stephen Jean Dion, whose resume includes work stints as a private chef for the King and Queen of Jordan. Guests can expect nothing less than extraordinary when they venture here for a meal. Carnivorous diners will be spoilt for choice, for a wide selection of decadent items await – will it be the slow-cooked wagyu strip with oxtail ravioli, maine lobster in garlic and smoked paprika, or peach caramelised foie gras?
A meal at Namu takes diners on a culinary journey to explore unique Asian flavours. Serving up a mix of Japanese, Korean and Chinese cuisine, Namu’s innovative chef whips up dishes such as hamachi sashimi, teriyaki seared wagyu sirloin, crisp goose foie gras katafi and an intriguing-sounding marinated strawberry gratin and torched sabayon with almond ice cream.
Apart from an extensive selection of unique Asian cuisine, the luxe ambience and picturesque surroundings makes dining at Namu a truly enjoyable experience.
Vacation makers in search for an excellent beachfront restaurant in Samui will undoubtedly be satisfied with Poppies. Earning rave reviews from its guests, Poppies hits the mark with its prime beachfront location, elegant setting and fantastic food.
Diners may choose to take a seat indoors under the decorative Thai-style roof, or occupy the outdoor seats at the beach terrace to dine under the stars. If these two dining spots do not quite suit your fancy, other options include dining under a cosy teak pavilion or by the poolside.
A delightful selection of authentic Thai dishes await holiday makers seeking a local feast. Be sure to place an order for the popular tom yum goong talay and pla nueng. Those with a preference for international cuisine will also have an array of mouthwatering options to choose from, such as the soft shell crab tempura, baked goat’s cheese filo and pan-roasted chicken breast with brie.
A beautiful setting, sweeping seaviews and sumptuous fare earns Rockpool Samui a series of glowing reviews from its guests.
Be sure to dine under the stars at the outdoor terrace, for it offers unobstructed panoramas of the sweeping coastlines. Listen to the sonorous lulls of the waves while you feast on a scrumptious spread. Diners seeking a light bite will be charmed by Rockpool’s variety of popular tapas dishes and oyster specialities, while those with a hearty appetite will be satisfied with the wide array of tasty mains on the menu.
Step into Zazen Restaurant, and you will be greeted by a charming sight. Dazzling chandeliers, tables draped with pristine white tablecloths, velvety drapes and wooden fixtures adorn the interiors, while ornate parasols and twinkling fairy lights bedeck the outdoor setting. Soothing jazz tunes playing softly in the background adds to the romantic ambience of the restaurant.
Zazen’s menu boasts an array of European dishes, local Thai fare and desserts. Special mention has also been made about the impeccable service at the restaurant.
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