Where to eat on Koh Chang
Koh Chang restaurants offer up a variety of different and exciting cuisines, catering for many different tastes. Take your pick from delicious local street fare or beach front dining.
From noodle soup, meat on a stick and mango sticky rice, to spicy Penang curry, Pad Thai and a whole variety Thai salads. No matter your preference, you’ll find something you love, even if the chilli does challenge our palette at times.
If you love your seafood then you will be in heaven at almost all Koh Chang restaurants. Choose from red snapper, white snapper, barracuda, scallops, clams, mussels, as well as oysters, tiger prawns, squid, soft-shelled crab and much more. Koh Chang restaurants also cater well for those who are missing a taste of home.
Western influenced dishes such as delicious authentic Italian, German, Austrian, Indian and French cuisine are all available on the island. There are also lots of bakeries on Koh Chang too, preparing freshly made bread, cakes and sandwiches. Ideal for lunch or a sneaky afternoon sweet treat.
Cheap & Tasty
Some of the best Koh Chang restaurants are also some of the cheapest places to eat on the island. Some of the more expensive establishments may look a little more inviting than the shabby bamboo corner street restaurants, but that doesn’t mean the food is any better, or worse for that matter.
When dining along the beach front, like anywhere in the world, you are also paying for the view. Bare this in mind when you’re choosing where to eat, especially if you’re on a budget.
If you happen to walk down a street and see a small shack-like restaurant, with bamboo tables and chairs and one lady cooking on a single gas ring, go in! Chances are the lady is probably a mother who has been cooking for many years having learnt from previous generations.
These cooks are often just as good (or better) than the high end resort restaurants along the beach front. These informal restaurants often double up as their home so you can normally get a cheap, delicious meal from the crack of dawn until late at night.
Try not to be put off eating at any Koh Chang restaurants if the place looks a little untidy and maybe even dirty. Chances are the cook is running the restaurant alone and spends most of his/her time slaving over the gas ring cooking endless dishes for the hungry customers.
The service may be a little slower at places like this, but the food will be well worth the wait. Plus it’s unlikely to cost you more than 80 THB per dish.
If you’re wondering how much eating out at various different Koh Chang restaurants will cost you, we can help you with a rough guide.
Choose to eat at a basic Thai restaurant on the street side and you can expect to spend between 50 – 80 THB for a typical Thai dish, such as Pad Thai, Green Curry or Chicken Fried Rice.
Opt to eat at a beach front resort or slightly more up-market establishment and you may pay around 100 – 150 THB for the exact same dishes.
Western influenced dishes will set you back around 200 – 300 THB for something like a pizza, pasta dish or burger with fries. Seafood can be considerably more expensive if you are not buying it cooked from the local market. A fish dish could cost you anything from 250 THB upwards.
However, some small Thai eateries do prepare fish dishes for less than this. If you are travelling with a group of friends it’s a great idea to order a few different dishes and try a bit of everyone’s. That way you can sample a variety of flavours to see what you prefer, for future reference perhaps.