Truly one of the most fascinating wonders in the world of food, Indian cuisine is untouchable and deserves its place high up on the pedestal. Complex, intoxicating, and a tease to the taste buds, you either love it or hate it, but once you start to like it, you know you’ll be hooked for always. Whether you are a fan of flavorful curries, chicken korma, or can’t get enough of freshly made Indian bread, Koh Samui will delight you with these must try Indian restaurants.

Tandoori Nights

If you are looking for a place to indulge on your favorite Indian curry, Tandoori Nights will be your cozy little spot on the island. With superb authentic Indian flavors, this restaurant is a hit among many guests because of its high quality food, impeccable service, and reasonable prices. Vegetarian options are available so you can satisfy your spice cravings without worries, in case you don’t eat meat. The place is casual and welcoming plus the menu is filled with promise.

Some of the stellar offerings of Tandoori Nights is the sizzling chicken, fish curry, and chicken madras with garlic naan. Food is delicious and affordable, you will certainly be back for more. For those who want a meatless treat, try their vegetable pakora. It is yummy, flavored just right, and comes in big portions. A classic choice is their chicken tikka masala that seems to be favored by many.

Tandoori Nights is often packed, so we suggest you make reservations before your visit. They are located at the Lamai Beach.

Noori India

Located in Chaweng Beach Road, Noori India is among the pioneers in the Indian restaurant business in Koh Samui. Having been in the industry for a long time, they definitely have their share of loyal patrons who can’t get enough of their exotic Indian dishes.

The ambience at this restaurant is alive and colorful but comfortable. Specializing in the flavors of Northern India, here you can sample as many dishes as you like, thanks to their reasonably priced items.

Among the many great things about Noori India is that the menu is comprehensive. They have so many options of refreshments, salads, skewers, and kid-friendly dishes. They are rocking it in the dessert category too. Vegetarian dishes, rice based dishes, and an impressive assortment of bread are also present.

The chef’s signature dishes should not be ignored as they are the must tries at Noori India. The lamb tawa is a pleasing harmony of flavors and textures. The meat is cooked well, and the garnishes are packed with rich taste that only Indian food can provide.

A great start are their soups—bursting with flavors and exotic aromas of spices, they are meant to impress. A crowd favorite is the seafood soup. Freshly caught seafood laced with complex layers of Indian spices, it sure is a winning dish. Their chicken and lentils soup is a classic and very filling too. A true Indian star is the grilled paneer. This cheesy treat is a good mix of creamy and spicy, salty and tangy. It is mighty addictive.

Noori India is well loved by kids too. Children love their selection of yummy treats like fish fingers, chicken korma, and deep fried chicken.

Curry Pot India

Another gem when it comes to Indian food in Koh Samui is Curry Pot India. Their place in Chaweng is often packed with diners as it is clean and has quality service. Their menu is pretty impressive and feedbacks from customers are very good. While the setting is far from fancy, you will without a doubt get your money’s worth once you have a taste of their dishes.

Curry Pot serves delicious curries. Their rice dishes are notable as well. Their garlic naan and tandoori roti will make you hit your carb limit effortlessly as they are fragrant and freshly made with a good bite. Portion sizes are amazing and some dishes are perfect for sharing such as the curries and the butter chicken. Their serving of rice is pretty generous too and we think that most customers leave the place feeling full and satisfied.

Aside from the meaty entrees and the carbs, Curry Pot also makes light and refreshing salads as well as a number of Thai dishes. This Indian restaurant is recommended for family and group meals as the ambience is very cordial, casual, and just right for an indulgent meal.

Akbar Indian and Thai Restaurant

Are you craving for Thai dishes but can’t stop thinking about your Indian food loves? You can have both at Akbar restaurant. This place is popular for its yummy samosas and chicken curry. The dishes are affordable and the staff is efficient and friendly. This is a casual dining restaurant in Choeng Mon and like most Indian restaurants, they have vegetarian options also. Akbar makes delicious chicken korma and biryani. Other great finds here are the chicken balti, prawn curry, and dal tadka.

Live India Restaurant

For affordable and delicious set meals, visit Live India Restaurant. Here you can get delectable dishes without spending a lot of money. Their chicken tikka masala set is very popular as it comes with rice and naan. They also have a yummy fish masala, which is great with rice or papadum.

The menu is comprised of classic Indian dishes like butter chicken, vegetable samosa, prawn curry, and lamb Rogan Josh. Servings are generous and the flavors are legit and simply Indian. Our favorite from house is the chicken sizzling. Make sure you try it too.