There is a wide selection of restaurants on Koh Tao to suit all palettes. Cuisine is generally of a high quality and excellent value for money.

Here are some of the restaurants and pubs we can highly recommend, frequented by our SJ staff, local expats and our customers.

Barracuda Restaurant & Barbarracuda logo

Barracuda Restaurant & Bar, serving fresh fish & seafood in the heart of Sairee.

Open everyday from 4pm to late for food and drinks.

Located next to The Queens Cabaret, Lotus Street, Sairee.

Some Sundays they have an amazing Sea Food Brunch which you must book in advance due to popular demand, also the raspberry mohiotos are a must...

check out their facebook group here

Hippo Bar and Grill

Hippo Burger Bistro logoHippo, a local favorite, specializes in charcoal BBQ steaks and juicy ribs. It has a varied menu with plenty for everyone to choose from including huge salads, Thai food, pasta dishes and good old home style deserts like apple crumble cakes, not to mention the best chicken fajitas on Koh Tao.

The Happy hour is from 10-12 where all cocktails are 99 baht including fresh raspberry daiquiries and mojitos. For those not looking to drink alcohol, the ice cream 'Hippo shakes' are thick and delicious.

On top of that, you get free WIFI and funky tunes. 

Check out their facebook group here


Choppers is Koh Tao's Premier Pub. They have superb live music every night and cover every major sporting event on our 16 LCD's screens and 2 giant projector screens.... With Choppers being ideally located in the heart of Sairee Beach.

Choppers is the most popular pub on the island. It shows all major sports events live on several flat screen TVs strewn across the pub, serves excellent food and has live music every night of the week.

Check out their facebook group here

Fizz Lounge Bar

fizz beachloungeFizz bar really do have it right, they are right on the beach, have great tunes always playing in the back ground, its breezy, comfortable and great for sunset then into dinner.

They have a great selection of Thai and Western dishes including starters through to some great main meals. 

Prices for dinner are mid-range and its great value for money.

Check out their facebook group here

Fizz is the best place on Sairee Beach to watch the day go by into the evening with chilled music and a cold drink.