Fusion restaurants are becoming more popular nowadays because diners are always on the lookout for something new and exciting. While purists may frown upon the concept of fusion food thinking that only authentic flavors are worth trying, many people are now open minded and are willing to explore the so-called foods with a twist. So if you are tired of the usual unadulterated flavors and want to excite your taste buds, give these Koh Samui fusion dining places a whirl.

Spices Cafe

Located in Maenam, Spices Cafe serves Asian and Thai cuisine and has vegetarian and gluten free options. Its diverse and health buff friendly menu makes it suitable for diners who are on a special diet.

Spices Cafe has an open view, with charming interiors. The staffs are friendly and reliable while the menu shows promise in terms of variety. Diners will be happy to know that the portions are big, food is tasty, and the prices are just right. Many love their Pad Thai, papaya salad, and green curry. Their soft shell crab is also very delicious. Here the Thai dishes are somewhat Westernized and are made lighter and more refreshing. There is emphasis on the use of fresh ingredients and flavors are subtle yet very much in harmony with each other. The plating and overall presentation of the dishes are also commendable.

Their refreshments are very novel and we love the Pomegranate Mojito, which is fruity with just the perfect zing. For desserts, of course nothing beats the mango sticky rice. To guarantee that you’ll have a table, make sure to make reservations. Spices Cafe is often jam-packed with diners so it is always a must to call in advance.

The Melting Pot

As the name implies, this dining place is a melting pot of flavors and focus on European, Belgian, and French flavors. For great tasting affordable food with enticing twists, the Melting Pot is worth a shot. The dishes are created by a Belgian chef and are made only with the best ingredients. A snack combo that will tease your palate is the Thai burger with Belgian fries. This is a different and interesting take on your fast-food favorites. People with sweet tooth will love their brownie, which is edible chocolate heaven in every bite. A warming dish and a good starter is the popular mussel curry. This has a rich seafood flavor and just the right amount of spice. For folks who fancy something French, their bouillabaisse incident is a true winner. Another big hit is the yummy black truffle gnocchi. This is homemade, very earthy, and has the right bite. We cannot get enough.

Fifty-Six Fusion Cuisine

This restaurant is set at the Fisherman’s Village in Bophut and serves European, German, and Asian cuisine. Fifty-Six Fusion Cuisine is family friendly and a nice venue to dine if you have kids with you. It has a casual yet comfortable vibe and is a relaxing place to eat after hours at the beach. The main concept of 56 is East meets West so expect the menu to have a balance of Asian and European favorites.

A light yet filling dish is the Vietnamese Spring Roll. This is a refreshing snack or a starter. Their shrimp cakes are also awesome and have an interesting flavor combination. The very Asian plump dipping sauce gives the shrimp cakes a sweet and tangy taste. If you want something to eat with rice, a good choice is their chicken with cashews which comes in large portions. Their Cajun chicken is also delightful and well seasoned. To finish your meal, make sure to sample some of 56’s desserts.

The Thai inspired interiors and the comprehensive fusion menu truly allow Fifty-Six to stand out among Koh Samui restaurants. Guests who are looking for a place where they can learn to cook Thai dishes can have them here.

Awesome Cafe & Restaurant

Korean cuisine has been enjoying a good dose of spotlight nowadays as the world is discovering the goodness of many Korean favorites like bibimbap, fishcakes, and kimchi. If you are looking for a Koh Samui fusion restaurant that incorporates the flavors and presentation of Korean food, we highly recommend Awesome Cafe & Restaurant.

Food is served Korean style, with plenty of side dishes like Kimchi, tofu, and egg cutlets. Their fried chicken is amazing—crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They serve breakfast and boasts a good selection of morning meals. They have Italian, American, Tex-Mex and Farmer’s breakfast. They also serve coffee and sandwiches. A dish that even kids will enjoy is Don Ka Su. This is breaded fried pork served with rice. Here food is yummy and cheap so you will return for more.

MP by Chef Mattias

With an exciting mix of French, European, and Thai options on the menu, MP by Chef Mattias is impressive, romantic, and interesting. From its chic interiors to its sophisticated dishes, you will surely love everything about this place. For foodies who want to indulge in local food but do so in a fine dine setting, this is perfect. The restaurant is quiet and intimate and is ideal for a romantic date. Among the stars of MP are the lamb, foie gras, and scallops. Each plate echos attention to detail and balance of flavors. Presentation is very good and the serving portions are just right.

The atmosphere at MP combines the elegance of fine dining and the fun you have at a casual food joint. Here you can sing, dance, or simply admire the wooden details of the softly lit interiors.

MP serves the most succulent steaks—beautifully flavored and cooked just the way you like it. For those who want something very European, there’s beef tartar. The house selection of soups is also noteworthy. A serving of their much talked about pumpkin soup is a good way to start your meal. For dessert, don’t forget to try their ice cream.

Fusion food is never boring in Koh Samui. Try any of these restaurants and have fun discovering new take on old favorites.