Food for the soul:

Koh Samui is a haven of gourmet paradise with unforgettable restaurants in breathtaking locations, food has never tasted so good. With such a variety of excellent eateries, Villa Riva would like to offer a recommended selection of delicious restaurants.


Zazen an elegant boutique resort is situated on the beach in Bophut. Considered to be one of Samui’s most romantic settings, with exceptional attention to detail, making for this truly special dining experience. Delectable fusion cuisine beautifully crafted and prepared to perfection combined with its romantically captivating location, is a true taste of dining in the lap of luxury.

Starfish & Coffee, located right on the beach in Fisherman’s Village with warm low-level lighting and a distinctly Thai /Mediterranean feel of opulent proportions, you know you are in for a treat as you enter. The Thai food is delicious, the service worthy of kings and queens, and the location unforgettable.

The Shack, meat lovers among us need look no further! Host Larry, treats diners as treasured guests and brings the concept for his restaurant straight from New York. The sweet smelling barbeque cookout can be smelt all through the village tempting you to indulge in steaks that melt in your mouth, divine sauces and potatoes of every description.

H Bistro – Hansar, located in Fisherman’s Village has impressive views over Bophut beach. Executive chef Stephan Jean Dion is a culinary master creating delicious innovative fare with a repertoire of outstanding  achievements as the private chef to the King of Jordan and most recently, the executive chef for Sirocco in Bangkok. The too tempting for words French/ Mediterranean and Thai cuisine offers creatively presented dishes with generous portions and glorious combinations.

Full Moon – Anantara, step out of the real world into the tropical torch lit haven of the Full Moon restaurant. Donald Lawson, the Executive Head Chef is a master in his class creating delicious culinary treats of Italian cuisine with an Asian twist. This award winning 5 Star restaurant, should not be missed!

Namu, the chefs of W’s signature restaurant weave their magic, using only the freshest ingredients to create culinary masterpieces. Contemporary Japanese at its best where design and food fuse creating mouthwatering delights in a contemporary beachside location.

Bang Rak

Oceans 11,  with its idyllic beachfront buzz is a firm favourite amongst residents and tourists alike. The well-created dishes of Mediterranean and Thai delights in the intimate surroundings are a perfect combination.


9 Gems a contemporary styled hilltop restaurant with unbeatable views across Chaweng bay. The alfresco dining paired with the exciting Asian fusion cuisine is a scrumptious culinary combo.

Eat Sense is a tropical oasis of beautiful beachside dining in the centre of Chaweng. The menu features a collection of delectable seafood, Thai and International cuisine in a truly stunning location.

The Spirit House is an enchanting restaurant in the heart of Chaweng. The feel of transcending time, with it’s traditional Thai village design, stunning central temple with surrounding Thai villas, landscaped courtyards peppered with exotic spice gardens, the ambience is truly outstanding. The menu features both Thai traditional dishes and Thai dishes with a splash of fusion and flamboyancy. 
A splattering of European dishes caters for those who have not yet acquired the Thai addiction!

Prego, Italian world-class cuisine by leading Italian chef, Marco Boscaini in a stylish alfresco atmosphere, it’s a winning combination! Delicious dishes from pasta delights to mouthwatering wood fired pizzas are available on their extensive menu. With the utmost attention to detail on every level including the kid’s menu and entertainment pack offered, this is a fabulous family restaurant.

Plai Laem

Dining On The Rocks considered to be the ultimate Samui dining experience with it’s modern interpretive cuisine and dramatic setting, Dining On The Rocks is one of the finest. Mouthwatering deconstructed cuisine, at a 270-degree breathtaking sea view location what could be more memorable!

Laem Yai Bay

Lan Tania – Four Seasons is located on the next bay along from the villa. Named after the local blue palm tree, the restaurant is magnificently situated at the pinnacle of the Resort, more than 100 metres above the beach. Diners may sit indoors, in air-conditioned comfort or alfresco on the terrace or thatched roof lounges with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Siam and surrounding islands. The gourmet paradise of Italian cuisine and some delicious Thai specialties, where abundant varieties of fish and exotic herbs are coupled with Thailand’s sophisticated culinary traditions make for an outstanding dining experience.

Pla Pla – Four Seasons is gorgeously located on it’s own private beach.  Fresh fish is prepared daily according to individual requests. The menu includes a comprehensive seafood selection, meat and vegetarian options, and local dishes – authentically prepared, with varying degrees of spiciness.


Saffron – Banyan Tree this signature restaurant presents a delectable array of Thai cuisine with a modern twist, overlooking the glittering Lamai bay. The beautifully created menu blends dramatic flavours with delicate Thai spices for the ultimate in yumminess! Understated and elegant a worthy restaurant on your must visit list.

Taling Ngam

Jahn – Conrad a restaurant to treat yourself to a culinary journey through Thai cuisine in a luxury environment. Expert chefs Chef Konrad Inghelram collaborated with the legendary Albert Roux at the Sofitel St. James in London, to create an inspirational blend of traditional Thai cooking techniques and specially imported international ingredients to create memorable signature dishes.

The Five Islands restaurant over the years has established an enviable international reputation for service, cuisine, unique location and the best sunsets on Samui. The restaurant is a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional design creating the exotic ambiance of a tropical paradise.  The select menu has been created to concentrate on quality & originality, whether seafood, meat or vegetarian. Thai fusion cuisine at its best is promised.