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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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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
Dinner for Two

Nice setting. Excellent Food. Waiters were over friendly and asked to often how happy we were with food, setting, etc. etc. If you want to get out of your Hotel and have a good Continental Dinner with a French touch, its the place. Family as well as Romance. A very extensive wine list and I can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Ivan L
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Zürich
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Melbourne
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The high standard that was expected is no longer. The quality of the food and presentation is very average, in fact my own cooking is much better. The high prices still remain. Very disappointed!

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Zürich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Nice setting. Excellent Food. Waiters were over friendly and asked to often how happy we were with food, setting, etc. etc. If you want to get out of your Hotel and have a good Continental Dinner with a French touch, its the place. Family as well as Romance. A very extensive wine list and I can recomend the Pork Filet... More 

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife stayed in Hansar Hotel and decided to visit Zazen restaurant for our last dinner on Samui. The choice was based on a number of good reviews at Trip Advisor and short distance from the hotel. Well, I have to mention that Zazen is a really well designed restaurant with the great and intimate atmosphere to have... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Zazen ! Thank you for choosing our restaurant in the first place. Indeed, our Chef proposes Western dishes, and a large range of Thai dishes. He tries his best to play with different savors and we feel sorry you didn’t experience it. Your feedback is a precious resource, and take it in consideration, thank you.... More 

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

hidden gem on the beach, exclusive, excellent restaurant, and tons of little attention.... a great place to go in Koh Samui, excellent wine, and a family atmosphere... Try the Thai cooking class...!

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Zazen_Team, General Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Serge, Please kindly accept our gratitude for writing such a kind review ! It was a pleasure welcoming you in our resort ; your presence amongst us was a real delight. We are glad to know you got back with you a beautiful souvenir of our food, staff, decoration, and activities. We truly hope to see you again in... More 

Hong Kong, China
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Zazen restaurant located at Bo Phut beach. Location-wise, it's a bit far away from the fisherman's village. (probably takes 20 minutes walk) For the menu, I think it's quite diverse. It serves both Italian (or Spanish) and thai food. Yet the portion was not enough for 2 of us. Even we ordered 4 dishes, we needed to grab some desserts... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alexa, It has been a pleasure having you amongst us. Thank you for taking your time to write a comment. Indeed, our guests’ feedbacks are really important to us. It is a disappointment hearing you didn’t fully enjoy your food. However, we hope you kept a good overall experience. We would like to welcome you again, in order to... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very nice boutique hotel on the beach. Good food and interior, but quite expensive compared to other restaurants in Boput. Worth a visit.

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Erik, Thank you very much for taking the time to share our experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and our surroundings. We hope to see you very soon! Best regards, The Zazen Restaurant team. More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had high expectations of Zazen restaurant following the reviews on here and adverts in all magazines in Samui that we'd seen, and were pleased when we arrived. The reception is completely surrounded by water and there are twinkling fairy lights and a really pretty walk to the restaurant. We were seated by the beach and were given humongous menus... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for sharing with us your overall experience in our restaurant. It is a pleasure seeing that you enjoyed our decoration, and services. However, we have considered your remarks. Please, kindly accept our gratitude for being that understanding about the problem we had in kitchen that night. Indeed, this is not our... More 

london
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed at the ibis and spent some of the cash we saved by eating out in fab restaurants and this was a,really lovely one ! The menu was delicious, the mojitos and Singapore slings were great and the views out to sea under the stars were a change from grey London.There's lush foliage and streams and carvings in the... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Kindly accept our gratitude for this review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, loved the food and beverages we served you. We are also happy that you took and enjoyed the time spending in the Zazen Boutique. It will be a pleaure to see you again. Best regards, The Zazen Restaurant team. More 

Byron Bay
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We ate at Zazen based on Trip Advisor reviews. It is perhaps the most luxurious looking restaurant on Bophut, Definitely expensive, but also amazing food, delightful ambience and an exciting experience. Booking ahead is essential, especially if you want an oceanfront table.

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thank you very much for this kind review! We really appreciate that you have loved your experience with our food and ambience. We hope to see you soon at the Zazen Restaurant! Best regards, The Zazen Restaurant team. More 

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

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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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for coming ! It’s a delight to read that each meal you took has been an amazing experience. We hope to see you very soon. Best regards, Zazen Team Restaurant. 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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