White Sand Beach Koh Chang Restaurants – Our Favourites

koh-chang-restaurants-white-sand-beach Koh Chang Restaurants on White Sand Beach have plenty to offer when it comes to dining out and of all the areas, this beach has mastered that holiday experience of tables, chairs and low lighting out on the sand, waves and moonlight as the backdrop. Turn in at either of the two beach walkways which mark the main part of the northern beach and you are spoiled for choice.

What they offer is broadly similar, the seafood boat bbq alongside a full menu of curries and noodles, with western choices like pasta and pizza. It’s not cooking to over-excite but it works and given the full tables, the locals are not going to change it anytime soon. We have listed our two favourites below at Koh Chang Grand Lagoon and Sea Bar, but Sangtawan near the first walkway is worth an honourable mention for its Thai menu, as it Tantawan located somewhere in the middle.

At street level, similar fare is on offer under a roof or on tables spilling out onto the pavement, there’s a nightly food market about half way along, again not especially adventurous but worth a browse.

The far southern end has some good cheap stalls. Next door to Sea Sun Resort is the place to go for a decent chicken over rice (khao man gai) and there’s a terrific noodle stand, the one with the boat out the front, at the far end opposite Anna Store.

And just to show that looks ain’t everything, fluorescent lights, plastic chairs, dusty broken ceiling tiles, old loos, that’s Nong Bua, the best and most popular restaurant in the area. You’ll find it about half way along the main drag.

Koh Chang Restaurants on White Sand Beach – Our Favourites

Pricing Code/Per person in Baht (B) excluding drinks:
B= under 100; BB= under 500; BBB= over 500;
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Rock Sand Resort

Per Person: BB

In the backpacker area at the north of the beach, on stilts over the rocks, Thai and international food, not too spicy. Ice creams, some live music, try it for sunset. Good location.

15 Palms

Per Person: BB

Long established, popular restaurant and bar on the beach. Bean bags and deckchairs, Thai and western food, cocktails, smoothies, nightly buffet. Live sports a big draw. Great to hang out for a couple of hours.

Buffalo Bill Steak House

Per Person: BB

Themed restaurant up on the road with seating upstairs and down offering all manner of steaks, sausages, burgers, side orders, cold beers and cocktails. Good fun for the family, complete with bucking bronco.

Koh Chang Lagoon Resort

Per Person: BB

Perhaps the busiest of the resort restaurants on the beach, tables laid out at night, seafood bbq, lots of salads and mildly spiced Thai dishes. Nice spot for lunch too.

Beach Tango

Per Person: BB

On the beach under the tree, an interesting selection of western dishes such as lamb burgers and falafels as well as evenly spiced Thai food. Coffee and cocktails. A laid back atmosphere.

Tamnak Chang

Per Person: BB

Thai roadside restaurant with lots of closely packed wooden tables, the seafood boat out the front in the evening and western choices including pizza. Cocktails. A popular and busy spot.

Nong Bua

Per Person: B-BB

Opposite Banpu Resort, consistently excellent Thai food, properly spiced, with quick service and cheap prices at this no frills eaterie. Very very popular, and for sure an island institution beloved by Thais and farangs alike.

Kai Mun Restaurant

Per Person: BB

In translation called Boogie Chicken, slightly smarter version of its neighbour, Nong Bua. Again, good tasty well seasoned Thai food at reasonable prices with Issan grilled chickens the signature dish.

Sea Bar

Per Person: BB

Last of the places on the beach before the rocks start, seafood bbq, Thai and western choices, tables on the sand and normally full. It’s fresh, good value and has a very holiday atmosphere.

Thor’s Palace

Per Person: BB

At the end of the sand part of the beach, long standing establishment with tables overlooking the sand, an exuberant owner and an extensive menu of Thai food that can be cooked to suit all tastes.

Pink Restaurant

Per Person: BB

Busy diner spilling out onto the side pavement, serving everything from seafood bbq to Thai staples to grilled chickens, with some western choices thrown in. No frills, tasty but ask for more spices if that is what you like.

La Dolce Vita

Per Person: BB

Italian restaurant behind Pink in the plaza. Pasta, all the standard sauces, seafood, thin crust pizza, tiramisu, wine list. A bit more expensive but good food and service makes up for its less than glamorous location.

Marin Coffee

Per Person: B-BB

On the road above the entrance to Grand View Resort, a/c coffee shop with the usual long list of options from mocca to iced, alongside sandwiches and other snacks or cakes. Wifi. Duck in out the heat and read that newspaper.

Invito al Cibo

Per Person: BB-BBB

Upstairs through Koh Chang Hut Hotel, very well respected, long standing Italian and Thai diner with good service, excellent cooking of both cuisines and an amazing position high over the bay. Open for lunch and dinner.

Cheap Thai Eats

Per Person: B

At the southern end next door to Sea Sun Bungalows, cheap stalls with noodles, fried or soup and chicken over rice, khao man gai. A local’s haunt, eat in or takeaway. Don’t be put off by the decor, the food’s great. Excellent noodles opposite Anna’s Store.

Ciao Italian

Per Person: BB-BBB

At the far southern end of White Sands, Italian restaurant formerly in Kai Bae, with pasta and pizza prepared in an open kitchen, cafe and patisserie. Well worth making the effort to get here.


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