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Zazen Restaurant

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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Beautiful Place

We had a beautiful meal at Zazen with our family of 30 people, it was so beautiful and the food and wine were amazing, would recommend to all travellers looking for amazing decor , Expect to pay western prices for fine dining though it is not your average thai restaurant , would mostly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a beautiful meal at Zazen with our family of 30 people, it was so beautiful and the food and wine were amazing, would recommend to all travellers looking for amazing decor , Expect to pay western prices for fine dining though it is not your average thai restaurant , would mostly recommend for romance or a classy dinner

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Zazen was recommended to us and definitely lived up to its reputation. We had excellent Thai food from starter through to desert. The atmosphere was brilliant and the setting made the whole evening so much more. The staff couldn't do enough for us and we left both full and very happy. We will definitely return when back on the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Truly a highlight of our holiday. My partner and I have over 25 years experience within the restaurant/ hospitality environment and this place is a stand out. The setting is dazzling, transporting you into a feeling of pure Thai culture, live music and wonderful dancing ready your senses for the culinary experience on the way. For Thailand, the wine list... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Portuguese-Spanish Group - Travel for appreciating good food and superb wines.The Wine chart is outstanding. Wines from Argentina to France, Portugal to south Africa! Delicious desserts. 5 stars!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a place! Best location in Bophut & a stunning boutique resort! We had a beatiful table for two, a great dinner and enjoyed every piece on the plate made by Matthias Pawlik, Executive Chef from Bern, Switzerland, and his team! Very high standard and not too pricy. We love the fact that the chef visits every table to ask... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were staying at the hotel and had a nice lunch here overlooking the fishing and leisure boats gently bobbing in the bay before us. The po pia (spring rolls) we decent and crunchy, the som tam salad appropriately spicy and the green curry and Massaman curries good examples of well turned out cooking. Two small things: the mango lassi... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Took my fiancé here for her 30th birthday as it was recommended. We confirmed a table for 6pm when we arrived they said it was 6:30, which was fine as we could have a drink at the bar. Ordered a drink which hadn't arrived by the time we were seated at 6:30, not to mention the cushion on the seat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited Zazen for the Thai entertainment evening. Very disappointed. The Thai entertainment was some music and a couple of dancers who came on for about 10 minutes in total. The food was good and presented well but didn't taste much better than most street food even though it is 10 times the price! A waste of a precious evening.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

7 nights in Koh Samui and we are heading back to Zazen again tonite for the third time. Simply exquisite dining, delicious and creative cuisine presented with flair and sophistication by the new Chef, Mattias Pawlik and all this in the most romantic setting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant was truly amazing. The food is varied but we preferred to eat thai dishes. The pad Thai was the best on the island for me while my husband loved the thai green curry. Staff very helpful and have good knowledge of English. Very respectful and don't hover over your table like in some restaurants. Presentation also amazing.

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Restaurant Details

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: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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