Where to eat in Koh Chang – Top 6 Restaurants in Koh Chang and a bonus

Let’s get it out there: Thai food is amazing! Your holidays will be too short to waste even one meal at a bad restaurant. Here’s a list of the best restaurants in Koh Chang to make sure it won’t happen to you. To be in the list, you need to meet all our expectations and made us want to go back and get another bite (which we did 😇).

Let’s be clear, here is what we expect in a restaurant:

  • gluten free options (easy in thailand),
  • vegetarian options,
  • friendly staff, but not too much either: we don’t expect to be friends, but we also don’t want to feel like we are an annoyance,
  • basic hygiene principles,
  • and 4* or more on Google Maps.

Sharky’s restaurant

We had vegetarian pad thai lunch there. Delicious pad thai, quickly served, everything nice and clean.

Location Main Road Kai Bae beach (4.6* on Google Maps)

Kai Bae beach main road. You won’t find the restaurant directly on the main road, but slightly aside in a small plaza.

It is just off Kai Bae’s main street beside the bridge over the river. 

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The atmosphere is friendly and quiet

Since the terrasse is not right on the road, you enjoy a calm terrasse while sitting there.

The plus we really liked: the honest and friendly behavior of the owner.

He is welcoming in a natural way.

The owner is a polish guy who seems to be trained in hospitality the ‘european way’ if we may say so: he enquires if we have everything we need and chit chat a bit, but not too much. 

Nespresso coffee available. We love italien style coffee and we have a Rocket Espresso machine at home. In our daily life, we spit at Nespresso because of it un-sustainable way of producing coffee. But after two weeks on Koh Chang, it was the closest we got to an italian coffee. Shame on us, I know, but we promise, we don’t drink that too often.

Our advice:

Book your table if you want to eat there at night. The place is full at night, no chance you eat dinner there unless you book!

Discover more on https://www.facebook.com/KCSharkys/

Lin Restaurant

Location: Klong Prao Beach (South)

Rating: 4.4* on Google Maps

Located on White Sand Beach. Go there if you want to eat with your feet in the sand. 

We went there when we were staying at the Centara Resort.

The atmosphere is like a beach restaurant

Imagine your feet in the sand, colorful paper lanterns and the sound of the waves… or the music provided by the restaurant (unfortunately)

There usually are fire show later in the evening, which is a reason to go to Pilot Restaurant (see next recommendation), which doesn’t support them. It’s a nuisance for the beach in terms of sound and actual polution.

Overall, we enjoyed our curry  and Tom Kha Gai soup at Lin’s restaurant.

Pilot Restaurant

Location:
Klong Prao Beach (South)

Rating: 4.5* on Google Maps

Located on White Sand Beach. Go there if you want to eat with your feet in the sand. 

We went there when we were staying at the Centara Resort. 

The atmosphere is like a beach restaurant

Pilot restaurant and Lin restaurant are next to each other. 

The plus we really liked: the good italian like coffee

We enjoyed curry and pad thai. When we were staying at the Centara Resort, François went there for his morning coffee 

Restaurant Blue Lagoon

Location: Lagoon on Klong Prao Beach

Rating: 4.5* on Google Maps

Located on the Lagoon of White Sand Beach. From the main road you need to walk in the direction of the beach.

We went there when we were staying at the Centara Resort.

The atmosphere is cosy with several platforms on stilts over the lagoon 

The food is great. You find food a bit different than other places. Lagoon re-invents the basics to give them a personal touch. Check the Fusion dishes menu.

It is slightly more expensive than other restaurants.

The owner of the restaurant is a loud French woman. 

Our advice:

Eat there early, like 6pm or 6:30 pm. The place is too successful to be comfortable when it is full. When it is full, the service is extremely slow. You have to wait for your food.

Once we got there after 7pm. We had to wait more than 1 hour altogether. Waiting first for the first course, then for the main course.

Rimlay Seafood

Location: Klong Prao Beach South

Rating: 4.3* on Google Maps

Located right next to the Santhiya tree Resort. Great food for half the price of what you get at the Santhiya tree Resort Restaurant.

Rimlay Seafood is isolated from the crow. It’s swing on a palm tree overseeing the sea make it a perfect beach bar/restaurant postcard.

Mandalay Restaurant

Location: Klong Prao Beach (South)

Rating: 4.4* on Google Maps

Located on Klong Prao Beach. Go there if you want to eat with your feet in the sand.

The atmosphere is like a beach restaurant with cute paper lanterns and typical Thai menu.

We went there when we were staying at the Centara Resort.

Very friendly staff.


Bonus: Wari Coffee

Rating: 4.3* on Google Maps

If you crave for a proper coffee place in Koh Chang, here’s the place. We walked from the Santhiya Beach Resort to Wari Coffee because François had read great reviews about this coffee place.

How to get there:

The walk from Santhiy Tree Resort was not longer than 30 minutes (one way) and it included swimming with our waterproof bags to cross the lagoon between Klong Prao South and North. It was a fun morning adventure. You can also reach Wari Coffee from the main road on the north side of Klong Prao.

The atmosphere is typical of a hipster coffee place with a nice interior, cosy inside and outside seating area and great surrounding between palm trees and the sea.

Great coffee. We did not eat anything there. 

The only thing we would change: a smoke free terrasse. The terrasse is really small. We were annoyed by the smoke. 

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