Where to eat and drink on Koh Chang?
Koh Chang is not only about the beach. It’s a culinary destination in its own right with several top restaurants, stylish lounges and talented chefs. Take the opportunity to feast on freshly caught fish and exquisite seafood or indulge in genuine Thai cuisine.
But it doesn’t stop there. Despite being an island, Koh Chang has a remarkably diverse culinary scene for you to discover, from authentic French creations to German pork knuckle and even great homemade Greek foods.
Browse through our recommendations of restaurants and bars and find those that concur to your personal taste – Bon Appétit!
Located on Kai Bae Beach, Chez David is known for its impressive selection of Belgian beer. Typical meatballs with mashed potatoes are one of the restaurant’s best-selling dishes, along with a lip-smacking selection of Thai and Western cuisines that range from French-style breakfast (they have assorted homemade bread and pastries) over blue cheese marinated mussels to Californian Chilli Con Carne. This restaurant is nice and relaxing and among Koh Chang’s most popular dining spots.
Location: Adjacent to 7-eleven, north end of Kai Bae
Tel.: 095 707 0063
Open: Daily, 08:00-14:00 & 18:00-22:00.
Buddha View Restaurant
The restaurant is part of the same named resort, situated on Bang Bao Bay at the southwestern tip of Koh Chang. Known for its generously sized meals, the menu offers an array of Thai and western dishes such a shrimp cocktails, green chicken curry and steamed fish with lemon. In the evening, Buddha View becomes a truly romantic location with soft lighting, tables set on an airy terrace, and a good choice of cocktails and wines.
Location: Bang Bao Pier
Tel.: 039 558 157
Open: Daily, 08:00-22:30.
Filou Cocktail Lounge
For those looking for a good dinner with live music, Filou is the place to go. One might think that bars and lounges easily overcharge their customers around popular beach areas, but that’s luckily not the case here. Cocktails and draft beer are reasonable priced in addition to a large selection of solid burgers, schnitzels but also Thai favourites like Pad Thai and Green Curry. Live music changes between a rock band and a DJ that plays upbeat house and electronic tunes.
Location: Kai Bae near turn off to KB Hut
Tel.: 091 591 4221
Open: Daily, 17:00-02:00.
Moo 4 Bistro
One of the most difficult tasks when offering cuisine from the other side of the world is the creation of flavours that are distinctive to the food’s origin – a lot of pressure on the chef’s and owner’s shoulders. This little bistro is doing everything right and managed to make its mark on Koh Chang’s European dining scene. The menu includes fresh Tuna Tartar with sun-ripened papaya, Red Snapper Filet with tomatoes and Original French Salami Platter with warm dark rye bread. Moo4 is the perfect place to have a quality meal in a laid-back and intimate environment.
Location: Kai Bae, opposite AWA Resort
Tel.: 098 475 1778
Open: Daily, 08:30-12:00 & 18:00-22:00.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant
Nestled along Klong Prao’s famous estuary the Blue Lagoon Restaurant is part of the same named bungalow-resort. Getting here is not easy but you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic thatched-roof dining area overlooking the lagoon in the most stunning way possible. Surrounded by mangroves and a lush jungle this charming restaurant is known for its friendly service and exceptional Thai dishes like KhaoSoi, Pad Thai and Banana Spring Rolls. And for those of you planning to stay here, why not attending one of their cooking classes?
Location: South end of Klong Prao beach
Tel.: 039 557 243
Open: Daily, 08:00-22:00.
Nong Bua Seafood
It’s impossible to not list any seafood restaurant and that’s why we included Nong Bua Seafood here. Situated on bustling White Sand Beach, the restaurant’s must try seafood dishes include Stir-Fried Scallops with Butter and Garlic and Stir-Fried Oysters with Eggs and Bean Sprouts. An established place within Koh Chang’s culinary world, Nong Bua serves food inspired by the region for young and old. Each dish is made with quality ingredients and tender meat.
Location: White Sand Beach opposite Banpu Resort & also adjacent to Pajamas Hostel, Klong Prao
Tel.: 039 551 595
Open: Daily, 07:00-22:00.
El Greco Lounge & Bar
Also located in Bang Bao, El Greco is a waterfront bar & grill restaurant with Mediterranean style. While it seems a bit odd sampling Greek food in Thailand, you’ll be surprised by the authenticity and quality of the food here. Enjoy the mix of chilled beach vibe, dining and live music from morning into night. The menu presents an abundance of southern European dishes like gyros stuffed in homemade pita, salads and lasagna. Round up your dining experience with an original red or white wine from Greece.
Location: Bang Bao Pier
Tel.: 086 843 8417
Open: Daily, 09:00-22:00.
When you ask at your hotel for some bar recommendations, chances are high that Mojito Lounge will be on the list. This hip bar is located near the end of Kai Bae’s main strip and a great spot to kick back, sip a cocktail and relax. Once the DJ starts spinning funky jazz tunes the dance floor fills up quickly and you can see why Mojito is so popular. The lounge also hosts a series of regular events such as shows and cabarets. Aside cocktails you have a good selection of beers and shots.
Location: Centre of Kai Bae on the main road
Tel.: 082 218 5668
Open: Daily, 17:00-02:00.
With so many restaurants on the beach you’ve been wondering whether there’s any cliffside location? You bet! Located 30 metres above the sea, dining at Paul’s Restaurant guarantees breathtaking views over the bay of White Sands Beach. The restaurant provides guest with tasty and authentic German cuisine such as schnitzels and pork knuckles. There are also delectable Thai dishes such as Pad Thai and Tom Yam. Have an Erdinger wheat beer along and you’re set for relaxing day.
Location: Top Resort, White Sand beach
Tel.: 039 551 499
Open: Daily, 07:00-12:00 & 17:00-22:00.
A classic nightlife location on Koh Chang, Oodies has been around for more than 17 years and remains among the most sought-after places around White Sands Beach; the atmosphere, live music and good food draws people from all walks of life no matter what age. Come around for an entertaining evening filled with lots of fun and good music. Dishes include a solid combination of Thai and Western such as pizzas, steak, salads and fried rice.
Location: Main road, adjacent to Erawan Hotel, White Sand Beach
Tel.: 039 551 105
Open: Daily, 16:00-02:00.