Finding family-friendly restaurants which are suitable for adults and welcoming towards children is not always an easy task when visiting a tropical island like Koh Samui. So we’ve done some research and put together a comprehensive list of the best family-friendly restaurants in Chaweng.
1. Coast Beach Club & Bistro
Coast Beach Club & Bistro is a superb beachfront venue that provides plenty of different food options and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The entire place has the classical relaxed island vibe throughout the entire beach club and the staff here go out of their way to make sure everyone enjoys their day. The restaurant’s dining experience is modern yet casual, with a special kids menu offering some great options for the children. They are also known for putting on special weekly events like their Monday Beach BBQ Buffet and fire display (where kids under 12 yrs old pay half price).
Coast Beach Club & Bistro
Location: 38/2 Moo 3 Borpud Chaweng Beach (located about halfway up Chaweng beach inside the Centara Grand Beach Resort.)
Phone: +66 (0) 77 230 500
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
2. The Hungry Wolf
The Hungry Wolf is well known in the area for its wide range of pizzas, delicious pastas and some of the best burgers in Chaweng. They bake their own buns, make their own marinades for meats and prepare all of their sauces from scratch. They also offer a great selection of vegetarian options including vegetarian pizzas, burgers and homemade soups. The Hungry Wolf is a casual dining experience and the kids will have no problem finding something on the menu that they are sure to love. They also offer a reliable home-delivery service for a very modest fee of only 60 THB.
The Hungry Wolf
Location: 17/57 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng (located one street back from Chaweng Beach)
Phone: +66 95 257 4080
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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3. Sala Thai Restaurant
Sala Thai Restaurant offers authentic Thai dishes, live Thai music and has a reputation that keeps this place constantly full. The staff here are always friendly, smiling and extremely welcoming to children. They are very accommodating for kids when it comes to ordering traditional Thai dishes on the menu and will have no problem customizing your order to make sure the meals are not too spicy. Sala Thai Restaurant provides the perfect opportunity to allow your children to experience all of the wonderful things Thai culture has to offer — including the many different varieties of tasty local food!
Sala Thai Restaurant
Location: Chaweng-Choengmon Road, Chaweng Beach (near the northern end of Chaweng Beach)
Phone: +66 81 968 1445
Opening hours: Daily 12:30 pm – 10:00 pm
4. Duomo Italian Restaurant
Duomo Italian Restaurant is one of the few places in Chaweng that you will most definitely need to make a booking for your family. Why? Because the place is well known for serving up some of the best Italian food in Koh Samui and it’s always packed! On the menu, you’ll find all of the Italian favourites that kids adore such as 4 cheese pizza, spaghetti bolognese and gelato ice-creams for dessert. The Italian chef always sources the freshest ingredients and takes extreme pride in being able to deliver a family-friendly dining experience for all.
Duomo Italian Restaurant
Location: 60/33 Soi MontienHouse | Chaweng Beach (opposite Starz Cabaret)
Phone: +66 77 414 258
Opening hours: Daily 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Closed on Wednesdays
5. Gringos Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Gringos Cantina Mexican Restaurant has been around since 1998 and serves up a huge variety of traditional Tex-Mex dishes. The atmosphere here is always relaxed and fun, with the serving staff dressed up in full traditional Mexican attire. The menu is packed with an array of yummy and healthy Mexican dishes such as Nachos, Burritos, Enchiladas and Fajitas — all made from scratch using the freshest local ingredients. The kids will have no problem finishing all of their meals here and are sure to love the delicious Mexican fried ice-cream for dessert.
Gringos Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Location: 166/79 Moo 2 Bophut, Chaweng (just off the main road that runs parallel to the beach)
Phone: +66 81 892 1416
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6. Green Bird Thai Restaurant
Green Bird Thai Restaurant is one of those hidden gems that is a little harder to find, but well worth the effort! Tucked off in a little side alley away from the main road in Chaweng, Green Bird offers delicious traditional Thai meals at a very reasonable price. The staff here are always friendly and very accommodating when it comes to customizing their typically spicy local dishes for a child’s taste. They also serve up an array of different ‘street-food’ type meals for appetizers like satay chicken kebabs, papaya salad and meatball skewers — which are the perfect size meals for children.
Green Bird Thai Restaurant
Location: 157/17 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng (follow the signs down one of the lanes of the market opposite the Chaweng Regent)
Phone: +66 76 270 936
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7. Poppies Restaurant
Poppies restaurant is a beautiful beachfront venue where kids can enjoy their meals, then go play on the beach in full view of parents who may want to sit around a little longer in a romantic seaside setting. Poppies is a popular spot for families and renowned for serving up a variety of both tasty Thai meals and international cuisine. From Pad Thai Noodles to homemade pizza and chocolate fudge sundaes, children will have no problem selecting something off the menu that they are sure to enjoy.
Location: 28/1 Moo 3, South Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng (inside the Poppies Resort Hotel)
Phone: +66 77 422 419
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
8. Tropical Murphys Irish Pub & Restaurant
Tropical Murphys Irish Pub & Restaurant is a great place to bring the entire family if you are looking for friendly service and a good home style cooked meal. They are very accommodating for families with young children and have high-chairs available on request. Here you can find all of your standard bistro type food that kids enjoy like hamburgers, pizza and apple pie with custard. And just like any good Irish pub and bistro, Tropical Murphys serves up very generous portions of food. They are also known for putting on one of the best Sunday Roast dinners in town — definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in Chaweng Beach over the weekend.
Tropical Murphys Irish Bar and Restaurant
Location: 314/40 Chaweng Beach Road, Moo 2 Chaweng
Phone: +66 77 413 614
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:00 am – 1:00 am
9. The Beach Club @ Buri Rasa
The Beach Club @ Buri Rasa is a delightful beachfront dining experience the whole family will enjoy. With the dining tables and private teepee’s set up on the sand just above the high-tide mark, you really couldn’t get any closer to the ocean if you tried! Here they specialize in serving up the freshest of locally caught seafood, all prepared over a charcoal grill by experienced Thai Chefs. Even though the ambiance is more of a romantic and quiet setting, children are always welcome here at Buri Rasa.
The Beach Club @ Buri Rasa
Location: 11/2 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng (inside the Bura Rasi hotel and resort)
Phone: +66 77 230 222
Opening hours: Daily 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
10. The Jungle Club Restaurant
The Jungle Club Restaurant sits on top of a mountain just inland from Chaweng Beach and provides stunning scenery while you eat. The menu consists of traditional Thai, French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, so the kids are sure to find something they will like. Settle in with the whole family and enjoy your meal while seated on comfortable, colourful bean bags on the open wooden decks overlooking the entire Chaweng area. This restaurant is very popular with families and large groups, so don’t forget to make a booking before you venture up the mountain.
The Jungle Club Restaurant
Location: Chaweng Noi, 55 Moo 3, Jungle Club, Chaweng (inside the Jungle Club Resort)
Phone: +66 81 894 2327
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 7:00 am till late
11. Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe in Chaweng serves up delicious American cuisine that all kids love including chicken wings, hamburgers, hot dogs and ice-cream sundaes. They also have a fine selection of local Thai dishes on the menu as well. You can expect great service at the Hard Rock Cafe and the atmosphere is always relaxed, entertaining and fun — especially when the live bands are playing. The kids will definitely enjoy being surrounded by a collection of different music memorabilia from their favourite pop artists while eating their meals.
Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui
Location: 168/59 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng
Phone: +66 77 901 208
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 2:00 am
12. Cream Cafe Samui
Even though this place identifies itself as a coffee shop, there is much more on offer at Cream Cafe Samui than just delicious coffee. Cream Cafe serves up a wide variety of food including a selection of Thai dishes, pasta, homemade pastries, gourmet sandwiches and some of the most creative (and yummy) desserts you will find in Chaweng. They also have a great vegetarian menu that is always changing based on the availability of fresh seasonal vegetables from the local surrounding farm areas. There are plenty of different tasty food options available for the whole family and you can guarantee the kids will absolutely enjoy their time here.
Cafe Cream Samui
Location: 45 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng (located behind the Central Festival shopping mall)
Phone: +66 98 378 2808
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
13. Little Boat Seafood Restaurant
Little Boat Restaurant is a small establishment with a big reputation for serving up some of the freshest seafood in the Chaweng area. The staff at Little Boat are very welcoming towards children and are quite aware that seafood is not always the first option for want kids want to eat. That’s why they offer a dedicated kids menu full of yummy alternatives like pizza, pasta and BBQ chicken. The place has become extremely popular with both local and expat families over the last couple of years, so make sure you make a booking to guarantee a table.
Little Boat Restaurant Samui
Location: 37/2 Moo 3, Bophut, Chaweng Beach
Phone: +66 96 973 0487
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
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14. Cafe Uno
Cafe Uno is one of those restaurants that cover all bases when it comes to food on their menu. They offer a huge variety of dishes which include everything from ‘western style’ gourmet breakfasts to authentic and traditional Thai meals. The staff at Cafe Uno are known to be very attentive towards their guests and will even provide children with a selection of toys to play with while waiting for food to arrive at your table. The price is also considered very reasonable compared to a lot of other restaurants in the area.
Location: 115/17 Moo 3, Thawiratphakdi Rd, Chaweng
Phone: +66 90 070 5901
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
15. Baitong Restaurant
Located right on the beachfront at Chaweng beach is an iconic family-friendly venue called Baitong Restaurant. They are known for being extremely welcoming towards children and have a dedicated kids menu for them to choose from. They even offer half-price tickets to their weekly beach BBQ buffets which happen every Thursday night (425 THB for children under 12 yrs old). There are dining tables set up directly on the sand so kids can enjoy playing on the beach after eating. Baitong also has Thai cooking classes taught by experienced chefs during the day which the whole family can get involved with.
Location: 201 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng (inside the Banana Fansea Resort)
Phone: +66 77 413 483
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
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