I didn't find Ko Samet to be very good for food in general. It was more expensive than in other parts of Thailand and sometimes the meals we had were a bit disappointing. It's a case of finding one or two good places and sticking with them.
If it will not rain, the outside resto by the beach is very pretty filled with big trees to have a shelter on but be sure to ask for a mosquito killer!haha..Well, they do have best thai foods. They served from 7am to modnight. They have a good looking small beach front sari-sari store(if that's how it calls). It can get too crowded during weekends and will be deserted during sundays and weekdays.
Samet Ville Resort is the only resort that operates around Ao Wai so all the people in the Resort will go in this resto for food! Go there early for lunch and dinner so that you can eat directly. Foods can get too late after order! They also have very friendly staffs..except for the gay frontdesk;-)
Favorite Dish: Fried crab with curry(always) and Fried sea bass with sweet and sour souce and fried rice.
The grilled chicken that hubby had wasn't that bad as he expected! It's good and not very spicy...'
The resto has a very smart staff and is very friendly named as "A", she speaks good english and can help you with the menu in ordering as she will tell you about their foods in there!
Favorite Dish: Try the Fried crab with curry yellow power,it's okey for 150baht in the island! And the stem fish hubby ordered...
The restaurant is just around the corner to where we stayed. You can chose of your table either your in the restaurant viewing the white beach or beside the beach..though both of them are pretty. Most of the costumers when we got there were locals. As it was the King's birthday, most of the locals are having a weekend in some of the beaches..I've also seen quiet alot of tourist in the area. Some are British that they just sat beside the beach and had coconut juice and there skin in the sun!
The food was okey..well, it's the nearest restaurant and the roads to anywhere of the beach resorts are bad as it gets...so, we didn't had chance to go anywhere aside from that we go there for beach hopping!
Favorite Dish: Grilled chicken and friend rice with ham for hubby's b-fast.And for me, had an ABF..it only cost as 400baht with of cappuccino and expresso!
The retaurant is just across the bus station right you got off in the bus and you can see this glass stained restaurant that has some american decorations..something like the style of fridays bar..but they have very good taste od of thai local foods. The restaurants owner will have your order and they give us a complimentary garlic bread as the food will take a while..it was 3pm when we ordered and no ones a costumer except us..It's kinda clean and handy..
Favorite Dish: Fried rice with pork and stir fried pork with basil leaves. It's good and cheap!
Start a day on Samet at one of the many beach restaurants afew steps from the sea and have breakfast.