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Since Jul. 2007
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Flea & Street Markets
During the day, Laem Din Market is a colorful display of the fresh produce that supplies local restaurants. By night, it's an incredible night market with some of the island's best local eats and street food.
When on an island, it's often best to go with what's fresh and from Koh Samui... and that is seafood. This local spot on the beach is a go-to for fresh seafood, served Samui style.
H Bistro is for the trendier at heart, and the food is truly great. The outdoor patio offers wonderful sunset views, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail.
A budget spot that still has a wonderful ambiance, this is a particularly comfortable place to taste classic Thai cuisine in a modern setting. It's a family-run bistro serving great food.
Uniquely set among fields and rice paddies, Farmer Restaurant serves up local dishes often made with produce grown on site.
This spot serves up some of the best fresh food on the island, with vegan, vegetarian, and many healthy options. It's clean eating with an emphasis on Southern Thai cuisine.
Traditional Thai dishes served on a relaxing property: You can eat under a thatch canopy beside a pool here! Relax and enjoy the excellently prepared local flavors! Great value.
Yet another unique dining location! Guests at Tree Tops literally eat among the canopies, in cute, individual tree houses. It's one of the finer dining options on Ko Samui and well worth a splurge.