We were on the look out for a delicious and affordable seafood dinner on the beach in Koh Samui, so we asked some locals We were pointed toward Bang Por Seafood (Takho) without hesitation. Like many of the simple family-owned open-air restaurants along the island’s ring road, the decor leaves much to the imagination but it has a certain charm about it. Bang Por Seafood (Takho) not only provides some of the freshest, most authentic Thai seafood dishes on Koh Samui, it provides a wonderfully beachy atmosphere and gorgeous sunset views.
We chose a white plastic table and chairs directly on the beach and were promptly presented with a complimetary appetizer: shrimp paste mixed with grated coconut meat, garlic and chilies that’s smeared on a coconut shell and grilled over charcoal served with fresh leaves and veggies.
The first thing you’ll notice is the view. Wow. Our photos don’t do it justice. In fact, we were so caught up in the view and the perfect sunset that we completely for got to take photos of our food. I can say that everything we had was incredible. Simple, but so delicious.
The menu is large and includes photos of many of the dishes. We chose a glass noodle salad with prawns, spicy green mango salad, a squid dish, and fried grouper with chili sauce. We’ve had a fair number of fried fish in Thailand, and they rarely look appetizing to me, but they always taste wonderful and they are need greasy.
Bang Por Seafood (Takho)
Address: Route 4169, on Maenam Beach near Four Seasons
Hours: Daily from 08:30 am. – 11.00 pm.