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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 520
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    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 29
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  • 22
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great tasting menu, romantic dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Jackie G
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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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 

Hobart, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a really enjoyable evening at Zazen - we went for thai food and it was all delicious (one king prawn basil and chili dish, fish in tamarind sauce, rice paper rolls). We live in Bangkok and it is definitely on the expensive side, but for the area and the location right on the beach we were happy to... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rhea, Please accept our gratitude for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the whole dinner, from the food, to the environment. The staff will be thrilled about your amiable comments. Warmest regards, Zazen Restaurant Team More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Towards the far end of Bophut beach the stunning Zazen resort is nestled in its own tropical haven. Walking through the resort to the restaurant is an experience in its self. The restaurant is beautifully appointed with views across the bay and beach. The service was sublime and the Thai food (although many international dishes available) was beautifully cooked and... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Thank you for coming and for writing such a good review. We are thrilled to learn that you liked the Zazen experience in every way, from the venue to the service. Please let us know when you come back, it will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again. Sunny regards, Zazen restaurant team More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and service at Zazen one of our favourite restaurants on Samui! Excellent seafood choices and extensive wine list - although the wine is a little pricey even for Thailand but still a great evening and look forward to returning!

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that you appreciate your time with us. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Zazen restaurant team More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited for lunch and found the service and food were below our expectations. We had a spicy thai dish (requested extra spice) which was wonderful and the spiciest we had on the island. However we also had the prawn salad which was barely edible. They were wrapped in proicutto (sp) and of course it's not to a European standard... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Al, Thank you for your comment; we appreciate all feedback from our guests. We are disappointed that our salad with prawns and Serrano ham did not satisfied you. As per the fact it is a deconstructed salad, we never had a complain but following your comment we will inform our guest when they order it. Regarding the staff please... More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Beautiful approach and very Thai ..... The set fish menu seemed reasonable but there are many restaurants on Samui serving similar if not better fare at a more reasonable price .... In our view overpriced and only average for food quality .

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page and for coming in our restaurant. We are sad to hear that we did not meet your expectations. But we are glad that our atmosphere pleased you. We enjoyed having you with us, and we would like to thank you again for visiting us. Best regards, Zazen restaurant... More 

Paris, France
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

walking Inside the garden to reach the restaurant is already an experience of beauty, the restaurant is very cozy , right near the freshness and peaceful sound of the beach thai food there is really almost at its best for Occidental palate especially when you ask it tomenot spicy !!! Take a massaman or a curry, delicious. Only thing, wine... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are glad that our venue, our food and service satisfied you. Indeed our wines are expensive compared to France. Even if we would like to make them cheaper we cannot due to the high taxation for imported alcohol.... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Whilst our food was enjoyable, the overall experience wasn't. The combination between overpriced (for Thailand) food and poor service (they seemed rather unhappy to have a group of 12 people there) means I wouldn't go back. Yes, the setting is beautiful and the atmosphere lovely but there are many equally beautiful restaurants around the area and indeed the island. Perhaps... 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 taking time to write a review about us, but also for coming to our restaurant. We are sorry that our service did not meet your expectation and that you left our restaurant disappointed. Rest assured that your comments were shared with the team. And that we are currently running... 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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