The waters surrounding Koh Samui are a rich source of fresh seafood. So, finding seafood on the island is easy with a variety of fish caught daily. From beachfront restaurants to local eateries, these are the best seafood restaurants to try.
The 5 best seafood restaurants in Koh Samui
1. Seafood restaurant and grill in Samui
For authentic Thai cuisine, visit the Samui Seafood Grill & Restaurant. Located on Chaweng Beach Lane, this restaurant is popular for its cozy atmosphere. Plus, live music plays in the background while diners can feast on freshly caught fish and shrimp. The lobster and king prawns are both lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection. Alternatively, try the fried shrimp with red curry for a juicy and flavorful meal. Also delicious are their oysters and mussels.
Opening hours: Every day, from 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Address: 13/1 moo2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui Surat Thani 84320.
2. Restaurant Dara Serein
Dara Serene serves quality seafood at great value for money. This seafood restaurant is the perfect setting for couples thanks to its beachfront location and stylish teepees. Plus, live music is played every Saturday night adding a romantic touch.
They offer a selection of Western and Asian dishes. The lobster cooked here is outstanding, however, they also serve cod, shellfish, and crab. If you are coming with your loved one, we recommend the seafood platter (2,890 baht for 2) or the 5-course dinner (1,690 baht / person). This option serves a range of crab, fish, salads and lobster cooked in different styles. Finally, they cater to vegetarians and offer an extensive drink menu with carefully selected wines and classics such as margaritas.
Opening hours: Every day, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: Floor 1, 162/2 Moo2 Bohphud, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320.
3. Sala Thai Restaurant
Sala Thai restaurant is a seafood gem for those in Lamai. In a lovely Thai-style venue, they present an impressive array of seafood. There is a choice of fish, shrimp or crab, but their red snapper and lobster are some of their highlights. Besides seafood, traditional Thai dishes such as seafood curry, fried rice, roast duck, and Tom Yam soup are also available to order.
Opening hours: Every day, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:55 p.m.
Address: 99 Moo 2 Bo Put, Ko Samui district, Surat Thani 84320.
4. Mit Samui
With a wide range of seafood on offer, it’s hard not to see why we love Mit Samui. This restaurant offers steamed crabs, tempura shrimp and tasty fried seafood. While the restaurant is quite small, the venue is popular and is often busy on Tuesday evenings. In addition, they only use the best quality products at fair prices. A notable mention here goes to the fried shrimp in a ginger sauce, for an aromatic, tender and hearty bite. Best of all, the service is quick and the staff are friendly and accommodating.
Opening hours: Every day, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: Phang Bua Market, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320.
5. Oyster bar x Samui
Oyster Bar x Samui is the place to go for the best oysters on the island. Here, diners can discover oysters from all over the world, each with a unique taste. For example, their French and Irish oysters have a crisp, brackish taste; and the largest oyster on the US menu is sweet and buttery. If you want to go all out, go for their “Time to Explore” menus. These allow diners to try 3, 6 or 12 variations of oysters from France, the USA, Thailand or Japan; in particular, the Totten Inlet of the United States is a good choice (495-1830 Baht) with delicious accents of brine and melon. Plus, their menu features caviar, mussels, scallops and fish and chips. To drink, perfectly accompany your oysters with one of their food and wine pairings.
Opening hours: Every day, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 84/34 M00. 3, Tambol Maret, Ban Lamai, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84310.
In Koh Samui, there are seafood for all budgets and all tastes; and what better way to enjoy it than on a tropical island. While each of these seafood restaurants specializes in their own variations, all of their dishes will have you coming back for more.
Want to taste more seafood in Thailand? Check out our article on the best local seafood restaurants in Phuket.
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