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Koh Phangan Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Koh Phangan for Food lovers


Koh Phangan - dine by the beach!

Famous for its full moon parties tied to the lunar calendar, the island of Koh Phangan attracts travellers whose delicious food is also a big part of their travel experience.

The islands coastlines and beaches are lined with international restaurants and small Thai eateries for every taste while beachside dining experiences with sand between the toes, is what most travellers should expect for their culinary journey in Koh Phangan.

You will find diverse restaurants and food stalls in the villages of Thong SalaBan TaiHaad Rin and Chaloklum where you will discover many options for cheap, yet delicious food. The local meals in Koh Phangan usually range from seafood, healthy vegetable dishes, to traditional Thai dishes with a heartful portion of meat with rice and soup.

That being said, the island is not popular as a gourmet dining destination, however, its luxury resorts have their own restaurants and beach bars which will provide you with excellent international and Thai dishes, as well as refreshing cocktails with stars twinkling above.

In this Koh Phangan Food Guide, you will find the best hotels with restaurants in Koh Phangan offering delicious breakfast and gastronomic delights based on Thai and International cuisine, and the best restaurants and street food options to taste the best of Koh Phangan’s Cuisine!

The best Hotels and Beach Resorts with Restaurants in Koh Phangan

All along the coasts of Koh Phangan, you will find an excellent collection of 5-star hotels and luxury resorts by the beach that feature their own gourmet restaurants and lounge bars aiming to definitely refine your culinary experience on the island! Asian and international breakfasts by the beach along with delectable lunches and dinners ranging from Thai to Western dishes, the food hotels in Koh Phangan have everything on offer.

Set right on a sandy pristine beach, the Beach Club restaurant and beach bar of Buri Rasa Koh Phangan has an excellent diversity of authentic Thai, BBQ and Western cuisines offering you unique dining experiences by the beach under an unforgettable canopy of stars.

Nestled amidst towering coconut palms Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas caters to your desires with grilled seafood, Thai delicacies, and international meals accompanied with refreshing cocktails and ocean breezes.

Where to eat in Koh Phangan

A plethora of restaurants and dining scenes in Koh Phangan satisfy every taste with local food, delicacies as well as dishes from Asian and international cuisines including French, Italian, British, Moroccan, Israeli, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Austrian and even Scandinavian dishes. 

However, the local small shops and street stalls serve delicious traditional Thai dishes, vegetable soups and fresh seafood you can taste fearless of getting sick.

The food prices in Koh Phangan range from 30 to 40 Baths for a Thai soup or a local dish from a street food stall, to 500 Bahts and up for sampling delicious meals in a fine restaurant.

The best area on Koh Phangan for cheap eats is Thong Sala, the main town of the island, where several food carts are located. Especially in the Chinese Str. of Thong Sala, you will find a daily food market where you will be able to try a wide range of meals for only 40 baht while it is lined with chicken and rice food outlets.

Some popular restaurants in Koh Phangan are the Thai restaurant Jip Shop, the vegetarian-friendly Rasta Baby Barand the seafood restaurant Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar.

Below you can find all these places and more to explore.

Featured Hotel Collections in Koh Phangan

Food Tips

Koh Pha Ngan is the home of a wide diversity of gastronomy hotels and resorts featuring their own gourmet restaurants that will definitely refine your culinary experience on the island!

There are numerous restaurants in Koh Phangan where you will be able to taste local food and delicacies as well as dishes from other Asian cuisines. Some popular restaurants in Ko Phangan are L'Alcove, Petty's Place, Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar, Vintage Burgers, Friends and Booze, CRAVE Restaurants and Lounge, and Jumpahom Restaurant.

The meals in  Koh Phangan usually include a hearful portion of meat with rice, a small soup and iced water. Since the island is not a gourmet dining destination, there plentiful opportunities for cheap food.

There are a few eateries in the Chinese Str. of Thong Sala, where you will be able to try a wide range of meals for only 40 baht.

The best area on Koh pha Ngan for cheap eats is Thong Sala, the main town of the island, where several food carts are located.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By boat
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Water sports
  • Street food
  • Adventure holidays

Destination Type

  • District

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 What can I find in this Food Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated food travel guide, to help you easily plan your next culinary holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros as well as gastronomy Hotels to stay!

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