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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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 527
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  • 69
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  • 29
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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
Amazing food, beautiful and relaxing.

Five star flavors and presentation. Amazing breakfast buffet/cooked to order, multiple lunch and fantastic dinner. We closed one nite the restaurant and after 3 hours did not want to leave.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
RazTravler
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Springfield, VA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Springfield, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Five star flavors and presentation. Amazing breakfast buffet/cooked to order, multiple lunch and fantastic dinner. We closed one nite the restaurant and after 3 hours did not want to leave.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent Thai food with very good presentation. Phuket lobster is not to be missed but any of their dishes are as good. The service is also seamless. The restaurant setting and its decoration is also quite nice. Their wine list is one of the best in Samui ! It is expensive compared to Thai standards but believe me its worth... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tanju, Thank you so much for you kind review ! It is a delight to know you had a good moment thank to our food, wine, atmosphere and service. It would be lovely seeing you again at the Zazen restaurant ! Best regards, Zazen Restaurant Team More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The dining experience and service was better than the food. Would have expected more value for $. However the scenery is amazing, like a fairytale, and the staff is very service oriented. They also had a little show with Thai-dancers and musicians while we dined which made the experience even more exotic.

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lise, Please kindly accept our gratitude for taking the time to write your impression. Knowing you were immerse into the real Thai ambiance is a pleasure. We would love having you again for another Zazen experience ! Warmest regards, Zazen Restaurant Team More 

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Standards continue to be very high at this calm restaurant overlooking the sea, with great attention to detail, outstanding food and matching service. The approach from the entrance takes you past waterfalls, pools and trees, emphasising the seclusion of this special spot. A wide choice of dishes, with a French influence, make choosing difficult: look out for the chef's selection... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us, for reviewing us on TripAdvisor, and giving tips for the upcoming guests. It was great to welcome you and having you with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and your meals. We look forward to see you next year! Sunny regards, Zazen Restaurant Team. More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I booked the table for 27th of December, 6 of us (3 couples) went to Zazen for dinner. No words to describe the atmosphere of the place: the walk from the entrance to the restaurant was a kind of magic. After a warm welcoming from the staff, we took place at our table. The whole atmosphere was nice and discrete,... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for giving us details about your experience. Indeed, the Zazen takes a close attention to what our guests want and their advices to make the Zazen even more comfortable. The choice of our sommelier, the setting, and the food were an delight to you, and for us an enchantment to know everything went as you... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The restaurant has magnificent environment with beautiful lighting and Moroccan, Balinese and Thai design. The service is extremely helpful and little decoration details are well thought out. Some Western dishes are not exactly what you would find in Europe but they are pretty good for Thailand. Drinks and desserts are excellent and beautifully presented.

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lina, We are really touched by your kind review and had loved your presence in our restaurant. It is a real pleasure to hear you found our restaurant well decorated, and our western dishes good. The Zazen Restaurant would be more than happy to welcome you back for another Zazen experience. Sincerely, Zazen restaurant team. More 

Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Beautiful decor, great attention to detail, attentive service, table dressed with linens and a colorful bouquet of flowers, open-air seating overlooking the water facilitated a sense of calm. Anticipation for a delectable meal was high. Food was very costly, i.e. the cost for an appetizer portion of chicken satay, a glass of wine, etc. significantly exceeded what we paid elsewhere... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, First, we would like to thank you for choosing the Zazen Restaurant, and for your feedback; we appreciate comments from our guests. We are truly disappointed some dishes missed flavors, especially knowing our Thai staff tries its best to immerse guests into the Thai culture. However, for this to happen, some strong flavors are less accentuated in... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic ambiance. Really beautiful surroundings and lovely walk to the restaurant over bridges and through lovely walkways. Restaurants is up from the beach overlooking the ocean. Our hotel, the W(which is very close), made a reservation for us that morning and we got one of the best tables in the place. They have an extensive wine list and many other... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, It has been a real pleasure to welcome you and your husband. Kindly accept our gratitude for choosing the Zazen restaurant. We are thrilled to know you had a delightful evening, from the surroundings, and your seat, to the food and the wine list. The Zazen and I will be pleased to see you again at the Zazen.... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

the place has good service, nice and helpful, their menu offers local and international dishes but lacks to kind of beeing authentic somehow. Great winelist.

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Felix, Thank you for taking the time to write feedback, and for coming to our unique restaurant. Knowing you enjoyed your evening is a real pleasure for us. We hope to see you again at the Zazen. Sincerely, Zazen Restaurant team More 

Dover, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Walking to the restaurant all I could think was what a beautiful property. We had a table on the water- very romantic. Friendly staff- the fairly new arrivals from France were especially so. Good red wine. Tasty Thai beef dish. A tiny black kitten wandered up from the beach- what a cutie. Highly recommend Zazen. We're now curious about staying... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lydia, Thank you for choosing Zazen Restaurant and that you took the time to write such a kind review. We are thrilled to know that the environment, and our staff from France, Valentine and Guillaume, made this moment special. We hope to see you again. Warmest Regards, Zazen restaurant team More 

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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 - 39

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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