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177, Moo 1 | Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 430 345
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Thai food with Swiss precision

We spent a week in the resort and basically ate all our meals here. The all "a la carte" menu gives a wide selection of Thai dishes but if you want something European there is a very good European offer. The staff are wonderful, lost count of the number of dazzling and contagious smiles. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Grandvaux
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The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was our only 'fine dining' night in Koh Samui during our 9 day stay last month. When you arrive, it is extremely romantic! five stars for ambience! You literally walk through a most beautifully lit up garden, a true fairy land! Then once inside the restaurant, which is quite large, but looks cosy and if you score it lucky,... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We spent a week in the resort and basically ate all our meals here. The all "a la carte" menu gives a wide selection of Thai dishes but if you want something European there is a very good European offer. The staff are wonderful, lost count of the number of dazzling and contagious smiles. The Swiss German/Thai born chef, Mattias... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The most amazing restaurant in ko Samui ,excellent Thai food , all the flavors was perfect and the chef Mattias Pawlik was amazing from the starter to the dessert! I have no words, so romantic the view the atmosphere.... If you been to Ko Samui you should definitely visit zazen restaurant!!

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SaarLouis, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Decided to visit the restaurant to try it out after heard so many things. The setting is nice and food is ok but wouldn't think it is great, a bit too pretentious in my humble opinion. Nevertheless the evening still was nice. Found the service from time to time a bit sloppy however it didn't really matter to us. Had... More 

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melbourne, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A charming restaurant accessed through a magical garden which offers outstanding European and Thai dishes. The service is exemplary, the food magnificent and the ambience delightful. It is a must-visit on any trip to Koh Samui.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Zazen is truly the best of both worlds - West and East. Entering through a magical tunnel of Bamboo, reaching the reception suspended on a pond passing a beautiful garden you reach a restaurant that feels like 1001 night. The food is superb to say the least. Especially I want to mention the dessert plate that comprises artwork made from... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

To be honest, Thailand has lost a lot of its charm between the last time I was here (2000) and now, but this place restored some of allure. Expensive, yes, but well worth it considering the ambiance, food quality and service. We were staying in an airbnb house near fisherman's village, but next time I will consider staying at this... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If I was a bloke, I would propose in here! I'm being serious! So romantic it's ridiculous. The hotel looks awesome too. We found this place quite by accident. You can choose wine from the cellar if you wish. We tried French and even Thai. We had the po pia thod Pak. Gaeng kiew waan gai, phad kana kratiem, Phad... More 

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Saint-Malo, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went several times to Zazen restaurant and always a pleasure, it's one of my favorite on the island, it's the perfect place to find the best massaman. You also have a large choice of wines and Guillaume, sommelier will be happy to advise you! Don't hesitate to ask him! Service is good and they really take care of you... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We could enjoy now several lunches and dinner at this beautiful place and every single one of them was extraordinary. The warm welcome, the tasteful decorated place, the romantic setting right at the beach, the friendly staff - all of what makes an evening perfect. And then there's the food! We are four people and everyone orders differently and has... More 

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Address: 177, Moo 1 | Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 77 430 345
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
Average Prices: USD $26 to $39
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 177, Moo 1 | Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut
  • Phone Number: +66 77 430 345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $26 to $39
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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