Restaurant reviews Koh Chang

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Perhaps the best way to get to know a place is through its traditional food. Restaurants in Koh Chang offer authentic Thai dishes as well as more refined Thai cuisine at luxury establishments and resorts. Whatever your preferences, you will get a spot on recommendations from your circle of friends with the Nova Circle app. Avoid disappointments, find the hidden gems and share your own best experience.
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Experience the best of Thai food in Koh Chang

Traditional food in Koh Chang is predominantly Thai, with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, particularly seafood, given its island location. Some of the traditional dishes and food items you might find at restaurants in Koh Chang are for example:
Seafood dishes
When i Koh Chang, make sure to visit one of its many seafood restaurants. With its coastal location, Koh Chang offers an abundance of fresh seafood, including fish, prawns, crabs, and squid. These can be prepared in various ways, such as grilled, fried, or incorporated into curries and soups.
Thai Curries
Thai curries, including Green Curry (Gaeng Keow Wan) and Massaman Curry, are popular on the island. These curries blend coconut milk with a variety of herbs and spices, offering a unique taste that's both rich and aromatic.
Pad Thai
This is a classic Thai dish found throughout the country, including Koh Chang. It is a stir-fried noodle dish, typically made with shrimp or chicken, tofu, peanuts, bean sprouts, and egg, all flavored with tamarind paste, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic, and chili.

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Som Tam (Papaya Salad)
A spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya, tomatoes, green beans, and peanuts. It is dressed in a mixture of lime juice, fish sauce, and chili, offering a perfect balance of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty flavors.
Fresh Tropical Fruits
Koh Chang, like much of Thailand, offers an abundance of fresh tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, durian, lychee, and dragon fruit are commonly enjoyed, either fresh or in smoothies and desserts.
Sticky Rice with Mango (Khao Niew Mamuang) 
A beloved Thai dessert, especially during the mango season. It consists of sweet sticky rice topped with ripe mango slices and drizzled with coconut milk.
Local Snacks
Street food and local markets in Koh Chang offer a variety of Thai snacks, such as grilled meats on skewers, spring rolls, and sweet treats like coconut pancakes.
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Italian restaurants

For those craving a taste of Italy, Koh Chang's Italian restaurants use local ingredients to create typical Italian dishes. Perfectly cooked pasta dishes, quality pizzas, garlic bread and more. Let your circle of friends guide you to the comforting and authentic taste of Italian cuisine in the midst of the tropical beauty of Koh Chang.

Beachfront restaurants

Imagine dining with your toes in the sand and the soothing sound of the waves in the background. Koh Chang's beachfront restaurants offer a unique and enchanting dining experience. Our reviews guide you to the best beachfront spots where you can enjoy delicious food while taking in breathtaking views of the sea and white sand beaches.

Street food

Street food stands and small, local eateries are often tucked away in the less touristy areas or along the bustling streets of villages like White Sand Beach and Kai Bae. Here you can try authentic Thai dishes at very reasonable prices, such as Pad Thai, spicy Papaya Salad (Som Tam), and grilled chicken (Gai Yang), costing just a few dollars.

You can also visit the temples and local markets early in the morning, where monks often receive alms and food stalls sell traditional Thai breakfasts. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a meal among the locals, tasting dishes like Khao Tom (rice soup) and Kanom Krok (coconut pancakes).

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Good to know when dining in Koh Chang


Tipping is not mandatory in Thailand, but it is appreciated. In most casual dining settings, leaving small change or rounding up the bill is a nice gesture. For more upscale restaurants, a tip of 10% is a good rule of thumb if service charge is not included.


For popular restaurants, especially those with stunning views or highly recommended seafood, making a reservation can be a good idea, especially during peak tourist season or on weekends.

Local Etiquette

When dining in Koh Chang, it's respectful to follow local dining etiquette. For instance, using a fork to push food onto a spoon before eating is common practice, and it is polite to wait for everyone to be served before starting your meal.
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