Dining & Entertainment
A haven of gourmet delights with unforgettable restaurants in breathtaking locations, Koh Samui is fast becoming an island of groundbreaking culinary excellence. With such a variety of mouthwatering eateries, peppered across the island, this insiders guide gives some hot dining tips for Baan Kilee guests:
Taling Ngam (5 minute drive)
Jahn, located at the Conrad, promises a culinary journey through Thai cuisine in a luxury environment. Expert chefs Chef Konrad Inghelram collaborated with the legendary Albert Roux at the Sofitel St. James in London, to create an inspirational blend of traditional Thai cooking techniques and specially imported international ingredients to create memorable signature dishes.
The Five Islands restaurant is a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional design creating the exotic ambiance of a tropical paradise by the sea. The select menu has been created to concentrate on quality & originality, whether seafood, meat or vegetarian. Thai fusion cuisine at its best is promised and just 5 minutes from the villa, who could resist!
Laem Yai Bay (15 minute drive)
Lan Tania restaurant at Four Seasons (more like 30)is a short 15 ride from the villa. Named after the local blue palm tree, the restaurant is magnificently situated at the pinnacle of the Resort, more than 100 metres above the beach. Alex Gares Blaya, the chef mastermind previously from Soneva Fushi Resort and Spa, Six Senses, creates a gourmet paradise of Italian cuisine and some delicious Thai specialties.
Baan Po (15 (30) minute drive)
Baan Po Seafood is a rustic Thai beachside restaurant with legendary acclaim. Preparing local delectable seafood and fresh fish delights fused with Thai herbs and seasoning, alongside the wonderful addition of ancient cooking secrets, Baan Po Seafood is an excellent option for the seafood lovers among us!
Lamai (20 minute drive)
The Cliff, is high up on the mountainous section of the ring-road between Chaweng and Lamai, looking down upon huge natural boulders next to the water’s edge. Open from midday, the restaurant is an ideal spot to stop for lunch and then make your way down to the clear turquoise sea for some kaleidoscopic snorkeling around impressive rocky outcrops. The food prepared is Mediterranean, with the accent on Portuguese, Italian and Spanish delights.
Doctor Frogs is nestled between Samui’s lush tropical landscape upon a hilltop with indoor and outdoor terraces overlooking the expansive crystal blue waters of the island. These breathtaking uninterrupted views combined with the delicious and imaginative authentic Italian and traditional Thai cuisine makes up the overall 5 star experience Dr Frogs offers.
Bophut (40 minute drive)
Zazen an elegant boutique resort is situated on the beach in Bophut. Considered to be one of Samui’s most romantic dinner settings, with exceptional attention to detail, making for this truly special dining experience. Delectable fusion cuisine beautifully crafted and prepared to perfection, combined with its romantically captivating location, is a true taste of dining in the lap of luxury.
Starfish & Coffee, located right on the beach in Fisherman’s Village with warm low-level lighting and a distinctly Thai /Mediterranean feel of opulent proportions, you know you are in for a treat as you enter. The Thai food is delicious, the service worthy of kings and queens, and the location unforgettable.
H Bistro at Hansar, located in Fisherman’s Village has impressive views over Bophut beach. Executive chef Stephan Jean Dion is a culinary master creating delicious innovative fare with a repertoire of outstanding achievements as the private chef to the King of Jordan and most recently, the executive chef for Sirocco in Bangkok. The too tempting for words French/ Mediterranean and Thai cuisine offers creatively presented dishes with generous portions and glorious combinations.
Namu, the chefs of W’s signature restaurant weave their magic, using only the freshest ingredients to create culinary masterpieces. Contemporary Japanese at its best where design and food fuse creating mouthwatering delights in a contemporary beachside location.
Bang Rak (45 minute drive)
Oceans 11, with its idyllic beachfront buzz is a firm favorite amongst residents and tourists alike. The well-created dishes of Mediterranean and Thai delights in the intimate surroundings are a perfect combination.
Chaweng (45 minute drive)
The Spirit House is an enchanting restaurant in the heart of Chaweng. The feel of transcending time, with it’s traditional Thai village design, stunning central temple with surrounding Thai villas, landscaped courtyards peppered with exotic spice gardens, the ambiance is truly outstanding. The menu features both Thai traditional dishes and Thai dishes with a splash of fusion and flamboyancy. A splattering of European dishes caters for those who have not yet acquired the Thai addiction!
Prego, Italian world-class cuisine by leading Italian chef, Marco Boscaini in a stylish alfresco atmosphere, it’s a winning combination! Delicious dishes from pasta delights to mouthwatering wood fired pizzas are available on their extensive menu. With the utmost attention to detail on every level including the kid’s menu and entertainment pack offered, this is a fabulous family restaurant.
Plai Laem (60 minute drive)
Dining On The Rocks considered to be the ultimate Samui dining experience with modern interpretive cuisine and a unique dramatic setting. Mouthwatering deconstructed culinary delights, at a 270-degree breathtaking sea view location what could be more memorable!