UPDATED for 2018-19 Season
Koh Chang Restaurants offer up a variety of different cuisines which cater to all tastes and budgets.
You could happily eat just Thai food throughout your stay and not run out of options. From local street fare, bowls of noodles, papaya salad (somtam) and sticky rice through to the spicy curries, stir fries and salads which we all so adore, everything is available, freshly prepared, at decent prices and in some lovely establishments and that’s before we get to the Thai seafood. Red snapper, white snapper, barracuda, scallops, clams, mussels, oysters, tiger prawns, squid, soft-shelled crab you name it, they’ll likely have it, with cooking methods from steaming to grilling, soups to curries, all producing some mouthwatering dishes.
Koh Chang Restaurants – Western Choices
Yet we do all get those western food cravings from time to time, so what else is on the table? First up, the island boasts a handful of very good and authentic Italian restaurants, then there’s a half a dozen German and Austrian choices, two or three more than passable Indians, even a Mexican and a Greek and the good old English breakfast is easy enough to hunt down. Throw in the beach bbq’s where jacket potatoes and corn on the cob are ubiquitous, decent bakeries with sandwiches and cakes, proper coffee shops, steaks, burgers and a bit of fast food and it is unlikely that you’ll go hungry.
Koh Chang Restaurants – Prices
Budget wise, you can eat a plate of simple noodles for around 50bt to 60bt, cheaper if you use the local carts and stalls. A one dish over rice would be 60bt to 80bt. Curry separate from rice will be 100bt to 150bt depending on the beach. Pizzas, standard fare with that uniform tomato base, are 200bt to 250bt. Seafood is considerably more expensive if you eat well, factor at 250bt per head without drinks for a group sharing a few dishes. Western dishes like burger and chips are 200bt to 250bt, you might get a plate of pasta for 180bt, steak 350bt upwards.
As to which is the best, our favourite Koh Chang restaurants are to the right, but visit each beach below for all of our choices.
Koh Chang Restaurants Beach by Beach
Top Tip: Invito al Cibo
Cheap Thai restaurants alongside Italian, Indian, steaks, burgers, western, beach bbq’s, coffee shops, solitary fast food joint and a nightly street market.
Look out for: Sea Bar, Nong Bua
Top Tip: Kao Tha at Warapura
Lots of cheap Thai restaurants, a tapas bar, usual western choices, nightly beach bbqs, pizzeria, fusion by the sea, coffee shop.
Look out for: Nature Beach, Baan Mai, Dang Seafood, Rim Tarn
Top Tip: Ziva Italian
Several seafood bbq restaurants with western choices, very good Italian restaurant, Mexican diner, Indian cafe, noodles, hotel dining, coffee shop and a bakery.
Look out for: Barrio Bonito, The Chill
Top Tip: Ruan Thai
Famed for its seafood restaurants on the pier, but also has a couple of fusion choices, cheap Thai by the road, coffee shop and a bakery.
Look out for: El Greco, Buddha View
Top Tip: Nong Bua Seafood
Southern end offers great seafood, the northern end plenty of cheap Thai along the road, plazas have Italian, Thai, western diners and a coffee shop.
Look out for: Marco
Top Tip: Saffron on the Sea
Home to one of the best Koh Chang restaurants down by the sea, selection of other cheap Thai stalls or in-house dining at your resort restaurant. Tesco’s and Big C on hand for emergencies.
Top Tip: Blues Blues Art and Food
Excellent Thai cafe on the way to the waterfall, western beach club down in Siam Royal View,cheap Thai road restaurants and stalls.
Look out for: The Beach Club, Shambala