Chai Chet Restaurants – Our Guide

chai-chet-restaurants-koh-chang Chai Chet restaurants tend to appear and disappear with the seasons but you’ll still find plenty of choices at reasonable prices.

In VJ Plaza, the highly respected Italian restaurant Marco’s and Jo’s remains the one to make a beeline for. Yes, Wow and Goya Cafe have all been around for a few years too, so must be doing something right, whilst outside the supermarket, the noodle soup stall and somtam centre is also more than passable.

Across the street from VJ Plaza, the cheap Thai diners all do a good trade, with our pick the one next door to Blue Resort, Pakarang Restaurant, a seafood or curry over rice shop (metals trays in the glass cabinet, choice of 2 for 40bt to 50bt).

Back at the northern end of Chai Chet, Max’s Bistro is popular with the expats. A few doors down from Thai Hill Garden Resort, there are ara couple of curry and rice shops along the front.

Down on the sand at the southern end, Flora i Talay and Koh Chang Paradise have some decent in house diners and a second Nong Bua Seafood from White Sand Beach has also opened up by Pajamas Hostel. This branch, a chic affair much in contrast to the delightful shabbiness of its sister, has received some glowing reviews.

For a decent cup of coffee, the Koh Chang chain, Marin, has a large and wonderfully cooling a/c shop on the corner of Coconut Plaza. Tuk Tuk Coffee has also opened at the far northern end.

Chai Chet Restaurants – Our Favourites

Pricing Code/Per person in Baht (B) excluding drinks:
B= under 100; BB= under 500; BBB= over 500;
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Nong Bua Seafood

Per Person: B-BBB

At the southern end by the beach walkway, new sister restaurant to the hugely popular White Sand version, same menu of classic Thai dishes centring on seafood at great prices, but this one is a very relaxed and chic affair. Going to be very popular with locals and tourists alike. Full bar, some western choices.

Marco and Jo

Per Person: BB

Tucked away in VJ Plaza in the middle of Chai Chet, highly recommended Italian restaurant run by Marco and Jo. Fresh lasagne, ravioli, pizzas, sangria, tiramisu, homemade bread and a friendly taverna style atmosphere – a little corner of Italy.

Max’s Bistro

Per Person: BB-BBB

At the far northern end as you enter the Chai Chet area, South African run bistro offering Western and Thai food, with weekly pasta nights (Tuesdays) and bbq specials (Fridays). Wide selection of grilled meats, salad bar, fresh breads. The place to go for a western fix. Popular. Full Bar.


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