Just past the entrance to the Centara Tropicana Resort heading south, there is a sign for the Blue Lagoon. You will drive in quite a way past local houses. Don't get discouraged, continue and you will find a very nice restaurant. It is outdoor dining next to a lagoon, and the food is excellent. During the day they also teach Thai cooking.
At night it seems like you are alone and away from the tourists searching for food. The ambiance could not be better.
Favorite Dish: I had Tamarind Shrimp here for the first time. I had it again the second night, because it was excellent. The shrimp was perfectly cooked and the tamarind sauce was thick and delicious.
I was in koh chang x two weeks and as i am a pizza lover i found that the best one on the island was the one at "la dolce vita" very nice restaurant in White sand beach. The owner's are Italian and you feel the difference because They are actively involved in the clok ing. Process. Clean and fast the service good variety of plate,pasta ,meats, imported food and Wine from italy. And They are very helpful in any Possible way. Great tiramisu' and i went back several Times and i was always happy. Absolutely to try.
Favorite Dish: Pizza bufala! Thin crust pizza,tomato sauce and Parma ham and Alice of fresh buffalo mozzarella. Month watering .
Having strolled around Bang bao and the pier for a while, I finally choose Buddha View. Not a bad choice at all - very nice place located on the pier (right hand side as you walk out). Very good place to sit and enjoy life.
Favorite Dish: Sampled several sea food items, all excellent.
My wife and I had the suggestion of the cook: Taste of Thailand. It was great and exactly what we were looking for. A bit of this and a bit of that. It is always hard to decide what to order in a restaurant and even more with unknown dishes. This dish was great in a place over the sea with beautiful view. We will be back and we suggest it to others.
Favorite Dish: The Taste of Thailand.
This restaurant was in lonely beach, right in the middle , right down from our hotel at siam beach resort. It was not only great for night barbeque, we went there for breakfast, lunch, and just to sit at there cute tables in the sand on the beach to have a drink. They have a great patio with hammocks as well that you can just hang out in and pass away a hot afternoon. The prices were great, with a huge menu to choose from. The service was very friendly, and laid back, where else can you have your waiter take your order who isnt wearing a shirt or shoes!
Favorite Dish: The Nightly fish barbeque
An unlikely name for an unlikely restaurant. This is the restaurant that I really liked on Koh Chang: Hippy leftovers, with the best of both worlds intact.
All who were young in the 70'es and early 80'es will settle down for the rest of their lives here.
A stone throw from the beach - you can take a swim between starter and main dish.
A great BBQ.
Seating in terraces outside, or under a roof, or inside a sala, the latter without chairs.
Wonderful place for kids, too.
Favorite Dish: BBQ sea food every evening.
The small settlement of Baan Bai Lan hosts a number of good restaurants. I much liked the mexican one, but there are several others, too, enough to provie for good food and variations - and a great escape from stifling hotel dinners.
Favorite Dish: Very good Mexican food and atmosphere.
On the east coast the road stops pretty much as the island curves east; and here is Salakphet. Salakphet is an aquaculture centre, fishing boat wharf and a huge restaurant. it seems to cater mostly to Thais, albeit this is a wonderful place to get authentic Thai seafood, fish straight live from the nets.
It seems to be a bit of a place where government people and celebrities eat out. you sit on the deck in a real maritime setting.
But this seems to be too far from any tourists' dens and with the few taxiruns tha come here, visitors to the island really misses out on this gem. Load up a taxi, share costs and get here to eat! About 40 minutes' drive from Lonely Beach.
The eatery is part of a resort, but I did not stay here.
Favorite Dish: Any fresh seafood.
There are many restaurants along Whitesand beach.However they seemed rather expensive especially if you wanted to eat seafood.
We found "grilled shrimps" at a reasonable price at place called Cookie .It's right on the beach ,so you can dig your toes in the sand while you eat..You can choose the seafood you want and they will cook it up for you .It can gets rather packed in the evenings ,especially weekends around 8pm so if your hungry ,get there early ! Around 9 pm some of the locals show what they can do with fire and techno music..
Favorite Dish: The Bar-B-Q shrimps were good at 250 baht a plate.They weren't very big but tasty!.Also the fish cooked with herbs and spice was yummy too, at 200 baht each.
All the single dishes over rice such as 'pat grapow gai kai dow' fried basil with chicken and a fried egg were good value at around 45-50 baht.
Stumbled across this tiny little restaurant with a friend. Both enjoy good steaks but have become very wary of ordering in Thailand as never very good. This was THE exception!!! A young French guy came to greet us and we looked into the menu, 180 baht for a tenderloin beef steak (no chance we thought) but what came out was absolutely amazing. A huge (real) tenderloin steak with fried potatoes with herbs and a real reduced meat sauce.
We continued to go back every day and introduced many friends to the place, 2 of which being chefs from the UK and they agreed that it was by far the best steak in Thailand....... and the cheapest. Even my girlfriend who is the hardest person to please with food fell in love with the chicken fillet in mushroom sauce.
Favorite Dish: Best dish i ever had is something i dont know the name of. 6 people wanted to eat and we told him you decide. We had a 3 course meal with homemade chocolate cake and it was some beef stew Frenchy thing. Amazing. All for a total of about 500 baht each including beer and wine.
We were wandering around the Bang Bao after our day trip to Koh Wai, and found this restaurant is totally cool. It's stilt, over the water of course. Everything is made by Bamboo, or wood. There is a big buddha in the middle of the restaurant. There are some day bed chairs outside the restaurant overlooking the sea, so you can have your drink and enjoy the view. There are also 2 glass top table where you can sit on the floor and see through the water from the table. Very relaxing, very well decorated, and they played nice music in the afternoon when we were there.
Favorite Dish: We didn't order food here, just want to take a drink to cool down after the island hopping. I saw other table's customer went just outside the restaurant and select the fish from the fishing net, and saw the fish was well cooked on the table around 10 mins later. It's very relaxing atmosphere, a little zen, and totally tropics. I am highly recomended to stop over this place at least for a beer or ice coffee.
Great place to chill out in friendly surroundings. The owner Khun Raden will make sure you are settled in and keep you occupied with his games and puzzles. Families like Yes as mum and dad can take a breather while the kids are engrossed with rubick cubes, etc. If you need help with anything else like travel arrangements, coach tickets and guided tours, Khun Raden will willingly oblige with his wide smile and infectious humour. At night they play laid back music with drinks and desserts and snacks available and the pool table and cable TV available.
Favorite Dish: Tom Yum Koong cooked in Thai herbs and spices with fresh prawns can really give you the oomph! If unused to hot spicy fare, ask Khun Raden or his lovely cousin to tone down the 'heat' of the dish.
This is a very special place, words and pictures cannot do it justice. The restaurant itself is fantastic, built on stilts right by the sea. There is a large decked area with low tables, deck chairs and hammocks. The food is excellent and very good value - I would reccomend anything on the menu! We spent most evenings here, eating great food, watching the sunset (See extra photos), playing cards and drinking Chang beer. There is quite a young crowd here, mainly European backpackers.
Favorite Dish: It is at this restaurant that I have tasted the best Thai Green Curry I've ever eaten. I must say I have eaten a number of Thai Green Curries in my time!
Not much to say about the food, but more about the atmosphere.. No, the food was good, no doubt about that.. But I was impressed about the decoration and location of this place. Its situated at Lonely Beach, and is in fact a resort where you can sleep in some nice bungalows standing in the water. They have a nice bar/restaurant, made of wood, and with a very loungy atmosphere. Hammocks are everywhere, no seats, but you have to sit on the ground, and every table is biuld on a sort of platform.. Hard to describe. You better check it out by yourself. I really like it there: enjoying my lemon shake, looking at the sea and listening to Norah Jones at the same time. Really relaxed.
When we visited Ko Chang in the 80s we didn't know for sure if there was allready a restaurant or not. So we brought our own food, pans and kitchen utensiles. At the market in Trat we bought vegetables, fruits, cassave, eggs, bread, marmelade and more.
At the campement we found an open-air bar and restaurant, though they were still building the roof. There was coffee, beer and softdrinks. And we found out that the woman who joined us was the cook of the restaurant in the harbour of Trat where we chartered the boat. She came with us to prepare the most delicious meals with rice, vegetables, fish, prawns and meat in sweet and sour. We ourselves grilled chicken, plantain and cassave at the fire at the beach. We enjoyed our varied meals.