Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Ko Tao

The Gallery

One of the most pleasant settings in town, the food here is equally special. The signature dish is hor mok maprao on (chicken, shrimp and fish curry served in a young coconut) but the white snapper fillet in creamy …
Top Choice Fusion in Ko Tao

Barracuda Restaurant & Bar

Sociable chef Ed Jones caters for the Thai princess when she's in town, but you can sample his exquisite cuisine for mere pennies in comparison to her budget. Locally sourced ingredients are turned into creative, fr…
Top Choice International in Ko Tao

Whitening

This starched, white, beachy spot falls somewhere between being a restaurant and a chic seaside bar – foodies will appreciate the tasty twists on indigenous and international dishes. Dine amid dangling white Christ…
Top Choice Chinese in Ko Tao

995 Roasted Duck

You may have to queue a while to get a seat at this glorified shack and wonder what all the fuss is about. The fuss is excellent roast duck, from 70B for a steaming bowl of roasted waterfowl with noodles to 700B for…
Cafe in Ko Tao

Zest Coffee Lounge

All brick and wood with a scuffed floor, Zest pulls out the stops to brew up some excellent coffee and wake up sleepyheads at brekkie time. Eggs Benedict gets the morning off on the right foot, while idlers and snac…
International in Ko Tao

Taste of Home

German-run and serving a bit of everything (Swedish meatballs, Turkish kofta, Hungarian goulash and Wiener schnitzel to name a few), but it is all delicious and prepared with heart. It's a small, simple setting popu…
Japanese in Ko Tao

Oishi Kaiso

This neat and very slim establishment the size of a gyoza (Japanese dumpling) is often full, doing a brisk trade in nigiri, sashimi and maki, while maintaining a poised equilibrium, but it's a great bolthole if you …
Burgers in Ko Tao

Juicy Burger

The island burger scene shows little sign of flagging with the opening of this restaurant, take-away and delivery service in Sairee Village. Beef or pork burgers are tasty and flavoursome, with a delectable veggie v…
Steak in Ko Tao

Long Pae

Ensconced off the radar from most of the island’s tourist traffic, ‘Uncle Pae’ sits on a terrace in hilly jungle with distant views of the sea down below. The speciality here is steak, which goes well with a generou…
Cafe in Ko Tao

South Beach Cafe

Service is rather slack, but the coffee is good, as are the breakfasts at this fresh, spruce and handsome addition to Chalok Ban Kao. The menu spans paninis, salads, pizzas, burgers, vegan dishes, cheesecake and gla…