We had at stay with free breakfast. Those where GREAT! Lot of choices; cereals, breads, drinks, fresh baked eggs, thai food, hot and cold food and the great fruits!
We had our dinner here and this was also great, many food for a small price!
It tasted really good!!!
Favorite Dish: The breakfast, the milk-shakes, the sorbets, the hotdog and the spinaze-rolls with my menu.
I loved the place, because you are seated at a "balcony" in front of the beach.
You have to eat around sunset-time; beautiful and romantic!!!!
The "Seaview Restaurant" opens from 07.00-24.00 hrs, located right on the water's edge, it has a pleasant ambiance whether during the day or at night. It serves authentic Thai and international cuisine & when we were there, they had a small selection of fresh seafood and meats for you to choose from. Other choices included poultry and satay/kebabs.
Once you have chosen, the friendly staff would throw it upon the BBQ and it comes back to you served with some green salad, grilled corn and grilled potatoes.
Generally, the service staff were friendly and efficient.
The Beach bar which is adjacent serves a variety of cocktails and other beverages. A rather loud three piece live band serenades customers late into the night. (Great for the customer, but it's rather noisy for those wanting an early night in their beach bungalow!)
Favorite Dish: Fresh whole fish smothered with a layer of rock salt and covered with foil, before being grilled on hot charcoals.
Squeeze some lime on top for taste, and you're in for a delicious treat!
There are so many restaurants by beach which I have seen they offer quite the same atmosphere along Hat Sai Kaew Beach. So You just pick somewhere that you like or close to your stay. I had lunch and dinner at Saikaew Villa2 restaurant where also quite nice, friendly staff and some delicious seafood dishes.
There are numerous restaurants on the beaches of Koh Samet, and on the east coast, where we stayed, we noticed that by around sunset, the restauranters would set-up blankets, tables and pillows infront of their restaurants.
During the day, people sunbake and enjoy the beach. At night, you can have a meal on the beach, but don't worry about sand, etc, as they lay blankets.
It's an absolutely fantastic way to enjoy a really nice Thai meal... listening to the water lightly splash, and eating. It was a beautiful experience!
There is also a livelier part of the beach, where there is a very large TV screen and bar... again, people just lay on the beach at night. At the time we were there, they were showing an English Premier League Football match live. Thais and many tourists love football, so don't be surprised to see a lot of it at many bars and restaurants!
Jeps BBQ is the place to try when on Koh Samet. You can pick whatever you desire from the display and they will BBQ it up for you. They have live crabs and lobster for you to pick and they will cook it exactly how you like. All tables are just a few metres from the beach and you can the waves as you're eating your meal. The only bad point was the amount of mosquitos around but the kind staff of Jeps BBQ put some kind of incense sticks in the sand and this seemed to get rid of the pesky little flies!
Favorite Dish: It's all good, my favourite had to be the mackeral kebab washed down by a large Chang Beer.....simply delicious!!
Ok i would not normally put a pizza tip on a place like this......buttt this was honestly one of the best pizzas i have ever eaten. It was absolutly unreal, it you make it to Ko Samet please please try a pizza here, and let me know what you think. Guarantee no dissapointment !!
Well most of the hotels seemed to have a place in front. They all serve Thai food, witha menu also including some western food. I stick to the thai food, so far in asia i find that most places that try to feed you some western food jsut dont sum upm so i dont bother anymore. Plus why would i want to travel 1000's of miles just to eat the same crap i eat at home.
Favorite Dish: Just about everything. Cant remember a bad dish that i ordered.
At Jeb's, there is also a restaurant on the beach. They provide good food, shakes and fresh coconut juice. To me, music is almost everything that makes me able to sit and relax there ALL day...their music are those of Cafe Del Mar, Jack Johnson, something that really get along well with the beach mood ya know.
Favorite Dish: Everything in general is pretty decent.
Everything about this restaurant brings me back good thoughts.......perfect seats right above the beach, family ran place with the best service, and the food was UNREAL. I ate alot of shrimp at this place but everything that we tried was really good. Also if you are on a budget this place is one of the cheapest on the island, i think that is because it is family ran. Fresh fruit shakes are 25 Baht and you can get a full thai dinner for 35 Baht. SUper cheap....check out the pictures for some of the dishes...
Favorite Dish: Sweet N Sour shrimp something....... haha i dont remember the excat name.... and
the curry, mmmm really good curry at this place.
These people i have never seen out during the day which sucked, however this one lady was always out during dinner time. Her stand was right next to silversands bar on Ao Phai beach. All the other Roti vendors i only saw on Hat Sai Kaew beach from about 9pm untill the beach was dead. You can get anything from plain pancakes to banada strawberry and vanilla blueberry, anything you want pretty much. The price is a little high for thailand for this as we were paying anything from 10-35 baht per pancake. Up north in Pai it was half of that. But anyways, try this out, its definitly good.
Favorite Dish: I loved the banana chocolate. Best option in my head.
The food there is moderate. But the taste of Pat tai(sort of noodle) was incredible.. was very cheap also..
and at nights, the barbecue's served, still very cheap, (well... I know in Thai, almost everything's very cheap .. but still can't stop imposing.. ) and tasty as well!
This is very much a western-style cafe / coffeehouse, with all the suitably trendy decor and furniture.
Dropped by there while waiting for the boat. Nice ambience, with a view. Possibly popular with the after-dinner crowd.
The restaurant serves the usual offerings like western sets and local dishes for western palettes.
What's unusual is that you can choose to dine on the rocks by the beach. They've got low tables and mats for diners to sit on. When evening falls, they'll light up a kerosene lamp for each table.
Unfortunately, when there is a wind, sand will be blown up, so you could get sand in your food and eyes. So choose a calm day!
This is a restaurant catering to foriegn tastes. It generally serves the same kind of food as the others beside it, such as western sets, local dishes tweaked for western palettes, grilled seafood, and so on. The food is generally pretty good, nothing to complain about.
The special feature is that you can dine on the beach itself if you like, as they've got furniture placed right on the sand. It's ideal for those who have just gone swimming and want some food or drinks without putting on "proper" clothes.
It's also ideal for those who are people-watching! ;)
Most restaurants on Vongduen beach are more or less the same. We tried 3 restaurants. Their food and price are about the same rate.
So I supposed its a matter of which place has more comfy seat, better service or their music, decor... Not much of the difference I'd say.
Favorite Dish: Green curry chicken
Pad khi mao