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A huge selection of Thai food is available, including lots of sea food. Barbecue fish is one of the local favourites. As a large portion of the population are expats, you will find plenty of other cuisines ,too.

Thai food is cheapest, with July 2007 prices ranging from 45 baht for stuff-on-rice through to 250 baht for a nice hunk of fresh barbecue fish at a decent restaurant. 25 baht would get you a fresh banana pancake, and 60 baht a bowl of porridge with honey at a budget resort's restaurant. 200-300 baht would get you a bowl of freshly made Italian pasta, and 160-200 baht for pizza. Fresh fruit juices are available at many stalls for 20-30 baht.

Late night burgers, chicken pita kebabs, hot dogs, falafel, chips (French fries to the non English) available with curry sauce, chili con carne or just good old salt and vinegar! One of only a few places on the island open after 10pm to get food other than 7-11 and we do offer delivery between 10pm - 2am

  • Bhan Thai, (Sairee Plaza, Next to the Cabaret Show). Average Tex-Mex, Cozy, small restaurant with free pool in the terrace. It serves Thai food, including curries. edit
  • El Toro Restaurant, (between Ban's and AC BAR). Average Tex-Mex, Pizza and Thai food. edit
  • Lung Pae Restaurant, (follow the road direction 'Monkey's show', then take first road on the left (red sign)), ? 08-62871039 (+66-862871039). Cheap traditional Thai food, but also western food and BBQ meat and fish. Cosy environment with lots of colorful lanterns. Excellent view and friendly staff. edit
  • Thipwimarn Restaurant, (at the north of the island). Wonderful sunset views and a "higher class" feel - but the prices are not much different from the rest of the island. Great for dates. edit
  • The Snack Shack, Sairee Beach (Next to Lotus Bar), ? 0854788753. 6pm-2am. Late night burgers, chicken pita kebabs, hot dogs, falafel, chips (French fries to the non English) available with curry sauce, chili con carne or just good old salt and vinegar! One of only a few places on the island open after 10pm to get food other than 7-11 and we do offer delivery between 10pm - 2am. 70-140 baht. edit
  • Safety Stop Pub, (Mae Haad - beach front at Seatran pier), ? + 66 (0)77 456 209. 7AM-late. Comfy english pub with tropical beer garden. Draught beers, Wild buckets. English pub grub. Weekend BBQ's Sunday roasts. Daily Specials. Live sports. edit
  • Choppers Bar and Grill, (Sairee village), [38]. Australian Sports bar on Koh Tao. Live Music, Live Sports, Pub Grub and a wide selection of beers. Great food, great value with a lively crowd every night. edit
  • Cafe del Sol, Mae Haad Square (Mae Haad). Authentic French and Italian cusine, homemade past and pizza, smoked salmon and first choice steaks: excellent wine collection and German "Erdinger" White-Beer edit
  • Goodtime Beach Cafe & Bar, (South Sairee Beach), [39]. Serving a tasty variety of western dishes at a great beach location. Massive doorstep sandwiches, healthy salads and wraps, tasty burgers and a great variety of dinner options from New Zealand green lip mussels to pan fried snapper fillet and even a middle eastern plate. edit
  • Greasy Spoon, (Mae Haad). Full Monty English breakfast bar. Eat in or delivery. edit
  • Farango Pizzeria, (Mae Haad and Sairee Village). Great authentic Italian pizza and pasta, always busy with dine in or take away. Expect to pay 140BHT for a pasta dish or 200BHT for a pizza from the wood-fired oven. Delivery available. edit
  • La Matta Ristorante Italiano, (Mae Haad). Italian pizza and pasta, daily specials and free pool, one of the oldest restaurants in Koh Tao. (Closed as of Jan. 2010) edit
  • Shalimar Indian Cuisine, (opposite Sairee Plaza), ? 077 456 740. Authentic Indian chefs, ingredients and tandoor. Great food at a great price. Wide variety of tasty dishes in a beautifal garden setting. Relax in the lounge for cocktails and sheesha. Take away and delivery available. edit
  • Noori India, (Sairee Beach), ? 0801456476. Impressive Indian food with authentic chefs using the finest imported herbs & spices. Check out the Tandoori Chicken. Eat in or delivery. edit
  • Morava, (Sairee Village). Contemporary Asian design, deli style daytime menu: wraps, bagels and health smoothies. Fine dining and sushi bar edit
  • King Crab, (Sairee Beach). Pick your own seafood and dine on the beach. Great clean and cheap edit
  • Papas Tapas, (Sairee Beach). Koh Tao’s premier fine dining venue and the first of its kind on the island. Designed for discerning tastes with casual elegance in mind. Chefs are from a Michelin rated restaurant in Stockholm, and prepare great tapas, entrees, and desserts. edit
  • Tongs Thai Food, (Sairee Village). Classic locals hangout, big restaurant, low prices and good food. edit
  • Tukta Thai Food, (Chalok Ban Kao). Cheap and good Thai food, if you like MSG. edit
  • Chinese Noodles, (Mae Haad (next to Thai Art)). Best Noodle Soup in Thailand, seriously. edit
  • Bingo Thai Food, (South Sairee Beach). Thai food / Western food edit
  • Zanzibar, (Sairee Plaza). Fantastic selection of coffee and bakery food. Home made bread ranging from pita to baguettes with an extensive range of sandwich and breakfast options. One of the few affordable places on the island with good quality imported cheeses and meats. Delivery available

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