Koh Chang is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. Still relatively undisturbed by mass tourism, it’s the perfect getaway for those looking for a relaxing, yet fun, family-friendly holiday. Known as ‘Elephant Island’ because of the shape of its headland, 70% of the island is covered in rainforests, mountains and beaches.
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Chang has an abundance of fantastic seafood restaurants, serving everything from lobster to local delicacies. You can expect to find high-quality and fresh seafood at fair prices.
In no particular order, we recommend the following seafood restaurants on Koh Chang.
Nong Bua Seafood
Nong Bua Seafood is a family-owned seafood restaurant on White Sand Beach. It has been open for more than three decades, and the restaurant has certainly earned its longevity and stellar reputation. It offers a wide variety of delicious seafood dishes. In 2014, Nong Bua Seafood opened up another branch on Klong Prao Beach. The Klong Prao restaurant is larger than the one on White Sand Beach and can serve up to 300 guests.
Jaab-Jaab Seafood is located on the southern part of the island. It’s built on a deck looking out onto a beautiful pond. After you order, the staff will take the seafood right out of the pond and cook it fresh. If you like, you can even fish your own food out of the water. There’s also a section with tables placed over special holes in the deck, so you can enjoy your meal with your feet dangling above the water.
Phu Talay on Klong Prao Beach has outdoor decking, enabling you to appreciate the stunning scenery as you dine on delicious, freshly caught seafood. While charging slightly more than its neighbours, Phu Talay serves fantastic portions with the very best ingredients.
Heatree Seafood on Klong Prao Beach has been serving fantastic food since 2018.
Often going unnoticed by tourists, this simple roadside seafood shack serves freshly prepared seafood in a traditional Thai fashion. With prices comparable to local markets, this down-to-earth restaurant is sure to be an authentic local experience and one for the whole family.
Chow Lay Seafood
Situated on Bang Bo Pier, this simple and spacious restaurant is a popular addition to the thriving seafood scene on the island. With slightly higher prices, Chow Lay still reels in the customers because of its popularity and tremendous portions of the very best seafood Koh Chang has to offer. The restaurant is the perfect place to eat your meal while watching the sun set on the horizon.
Sea Breeze Restaurant
Nestled in the luxurious Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort, Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar is one of the island’s finest. Set on the beach, it serves a tantalising array of freshly landed seafood along with tasty vegetarian options.
We recommend this restaurant for families due to its expansive menu and idyllic surroundings.
So, while you’re enjoying the magnificent sights on one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, be sure to drop by one of these seafood restaurants on Koh Chang to sample the rich bounty of the ocean.