Restaurants in South of Koh Phangan

THONG SALA

Bars

Harp Bar
The Hub (formerly Harp Bar). An Irish pub turned sports bar opposite the Lomprayah Pier.
Flag and Four Toes
Flag and Four Toes. Friendly bar with free pool table. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFlagFourToes

Cafes

The Sweet Cafe
The Sweet Cafe is a German bakery with mixed reviews.
Nira Home Bakery
Nira’s Home Bakery. Cafe and bakery. This is a long running business in Koh Phangan. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Niras-home-bakery-120700347943551/

Thai Food

Pantip Food Market
Phantip Market is a popular spot for eating out. It has plenty of choice in authentic Thai food at cheap prices. It is popular early evening.
Nong Tang
Nong Tang serves authentic Southern Thai food. The seafood is recommended. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nong-Tang-Thai-Restaurant-Kohphangan-260811777583879/
Phangan Homemade Ice-Cream
Phangan Homemade Ice-Cream is believed by many to serve the best ice-cream on Koh Phangan. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Phangan-Home-Made-Ice-Cream-Food-Drink-928837363811999/
My Wok and Me
My Wok and Me is a restaurant and Thai cooking school. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/My-Wok-and-Me-146999882047571/

International Food

A's Coffee Shop
A’s Coffee Shop is one of the longest running businesses in Thongsala. They serve coffee, tea, sandwiches, light snacks and sweet treats.
Santorini Restaurant
Santorini Restaurant is a popular restaurant with sea views. Serves European and fusion food.
Khunpen Restaurant
Khunpen Restaurant has a good menu including vegan options. It is uncertain whether Khunpen survived the lockdown.

Italian


Casa Italiana Pizza serves pizza and other Italian favourites. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CASA-Italiana-Pizza/141704655938163

French

Bamboo Bistrot
Bamboo Bistrot is one of your best options if you want a steak French style. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bamboobistrot.kohphangan/

Mexican

Ando Loco
Ando Loco is Koh Phangan’s first Mexican restaurant. It’s an impressive set up with quality food and drinks. Website: https://www.andoloco.com/

Japanese


The Zen Restaurant has sushi, seafood and Thai food.

BANTAI

Bars

My Friend's Bar
My Friend’s Bar has pool tables and a relaxed atmosphere minus sex workers.
Hard Road Cafe
Hard Road Cafe now Leo Hostel is a cheap backpackers hostel with obligatory bar.

Fast Food

The Food Factory
Food Factory is a popular fast food spot that shows live sports. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodFactorySportsDiner/?rf=208563029155567

Seafood

Fish at Thips
Fish at Thips has great fish and chips as well as more upmarket seafood. Uncertain if they will re-open.
Fisherman's Restaurant
Fisherman’s Restaurant does good seafood. It is closed briefly to prepare for reopening after the pandemic has subsided.

Italian

Fabio's
Fabio’s is a high quality Italian restaurant with great reviews.

HAAD RIN

Bars

Club 9
Club 9. Dance club. Uncertain whether it is still running.
Same Same
Same Same is a hostel with a lively bar geared towards backpackers going to the Full Moon Party.
Outback Bar
Outback Bar is a relaxed bar in a hostel.
Paddy's Irish Bar
Paddy’s Irish Bar has draught Guinness and shows live sports on TV.

Sky Bar at the Amaresa Resort has cold beers, cocktails and stunning sea views.
Kangaroo Bar

Fast Food

Chicken Corner
Chicken Corner is a small restaurant that serves Western standards such as French fries and fried chicken that has good reviews.

Cafes


Nira’s Home Bakery is part of the ‘Nira’ empire that has built its success on high quality food and service.

Italian Food

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa has an extensive Italian menu and a website! https://www.monnalisathailand.com/
Nics Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Nic’s Lounge Bar & Restaurant has Western food and DJ music on offer.

International

Moon House
Moon House is a beach bar that does Thai food.
Lazy House
Lazy House is a budget hostel that serves budget food.
Lucky Crab
Lucky Crab is a Thai seafood restaurant with terrible reviews.

Indian Food

Om Ganesh Indian Restaurant
Om Ganesh Indian Restaurant is Koh Phangan’s oldest running and best Indian restaurant.

Mexican

Bamboozle
Bamboozle serves Mexican standards. Perhaps check out Tripadvisor before choosing this dining option.

Mediterranean


Paprika Mediterranean Restaurant has Israeli and other Med dishes. Also a drinking spot.

Best Fish Restaurants

Islands should have good seafood and Koh Phangan is no exception. You can buy it from the fish market in Thong Sala, or from the fishermen in Chaloklum, and cook it yourself. Perhaps on a home made BBQ – two concrete bricks, a bag of charcoal, and a grill bought for under 100 THB in Thong Sala will do the trick. Expect to pay around 160 THB a kilo for prawns in the market (the bigger they are the more they cost) and around 100 THB a kilo for whole fish. Squid and small shell fish are also widely available.

For the less adventurous, and those wanting simply to relax on holiday, there are excellent seafood restaurants on Koh Phangan. We recommend that you head to Bantai or Chaloklum’s Seafood village in the North of the Island.

Bantai

There are several good fish restaurants on Bantai beach. Bantai beach is located on the stretch of road from Thong Sala to Haad Rin before the turning to go up to Thong Nai Pan. The best two are Fisherman’s Restaurant and Fish at Thips.

Fisherman’s Restaurant is on the beach near the Bantai pier, about 3 km from Thong Sala. Run by local Chef Lek and his Austrian wife, many visitors rate this restaurant as the best on the island. The restaurant is well presented and the service is good. Some of the tables are set inside beach longtail boats. Longtail boats are the emblematic traditional boat of Southern Thailand still in use today. The most popular dishes are the mixed seafood platter, yellow curry crab (an authentic Southern Thai recipe) and fillet of barracuda. Bear in mind that price wise this a mid-range restaurant with fillet of barracuda, salad, rice and sauce priced at 300 THB. They serve wine and have an inventive range of cocktails. We recommend that you try the popular fisherman’s mojito.

Slightly further down the road is Fish at Thips. This is a more recent addition to the Island’s culinary scene. It’s similar in style to Fisherman’s restaurant, although the menu is different. Some people will prefer it to its long established neighbour. Our recommended dish is fish & chips.

Seafood Village in Chaloklum

Chaloklum is Koh Phangan’s main fishing port. This is the place to come and buy locally caught seafood. The bay at Chaloklum has an abundance of squid. To get there it’s a 20 to 30 minute drive north from the main town of Thong Sala depending on which route you take. A trip to Chaloklum can easily be combined with a trip to Koh Ma for snorkelling and a tour of the Chinese temple.

The main road in Chaloklum has been re-branded ‘Seafood Village’. It’s like a mini version of the sea front area in Hua Hin, with a cluster of seafood restaurants built on stilts over the beach. This is laid back destination and the restaurants are cheap. There are four dedicated seafood restaurants to choose from: Nong Nok, Aunjai Seafood, Seaside Restaurant, Hai-Thong Seafood. We recommend that you take a stroll along the road checking out the menus before deciding where to eat. All the restaurants sell tasty locally caught seafood so you can’t really go wrong.