We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zazen Restaurant

Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa | 177, Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 430 345
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 145 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $39
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Zazen Restaurant Samui has earned wide spread fame and praise as one of the best restaurants on Koh Samui for its superior menu, invigorating beachfront location, and dreamily romantic ambience, with sweeping views of neighboring islands over the tranquil and gentle waters of the bay. THAI DANCE SHOW: Every Thursday & Sunday night
Write a Review

723 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
    464
    156
    59
    23
    21
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I booked into Zazen Restaurant as a treat for my fiance on our last evening in Thailand as I had read so many good reviews. What a disappointment! First the good points: the service at Zazen is relatively good, the French 75 cocktail was delicious and the decor is lovely and intimate. Zazen is on the beach and we had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After reading and hearing a number of reviews, my wife and I decided to try out Zazen. Once arriving at the location, we were welcomed with a romantic evening setting, with the restaurant located on the beach towards the back of the complex. Upon arrival, both the food and service was exceptional and could not find a reason not to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had our wedding here and the food was brilliant! We also stayed here for 4 days so we had a few breakfasts and lunches were delicious and beautifully presented.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Susan and Joe, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so happy to read that you appreciated your food experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed our lovely breakfast buffet as well as our lunch! We hope to get the chance to welcome you again in future. Kindest Regards, Claudio More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went expecting a top, top quality restaurant experience. The setting was undoubtedly beautiful. The waiter was good but the rest of the staff seemed confused, undertrained and bored. This could be a fantastic place. Our starters were ok. Main meals were delicious. The restaurant seemed to sacrifice sugar sculpting for taste in the dessert course. It is a small... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate here as our last night treat, looking at the reviews we were looking forward to something a little different, having ate great street food and amazing basics in the other restaurants in Bophut. The place was busy, and considering the time of year this was a good sign, however not having booked we were not offered a table... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Dylan, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a detailed review about your dining experience. It is always very important for us to receive some feedback, positive or negative, as we consider all of them constructive. We are glad that you were satisfied with the sommeliers recommendation and we are very sorry to learn that... More

Westerlo , Belgium
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We really had a great dinner in Zazen. we had chosen some western dishes after 3 weeks in Myanmar and Thailand. And Zazen was the perfect place. They offer delicious wine and serve Belgian Beers ... the dishes were delicious , high quality and well presented. Absolutely the best dinner experience during my holiday.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Edith, Thank you for sharing your dining experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant and our Belgian beers! We will be happy to see you again in Zazen, Best regards, Claudio More

Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Disapointed with the "fishermans village" atmosphere, we decided to try something really different, so we booked for diner at Zazen. As read in the reviews, arriving at the Zazen by night is an experience itself. A short walk through the resort, garden, lights make the place magic. Ask for a sea view table to be on the sea front and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review
Google Translation

Chère Cécile, Nous sommes très heureux d’apprendre que votre diner parmi nous vous laissera un bon souvenir. Vos compliments ont... More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had dinner here with my family and enjoyed every minute! Each plate came out presented like a piece of artwork with the flavors to match. The staff were friendly and well trained. We enjoyed the traditional Thai dancers which added to the wonderful ambience of the restaurant. You pay for a fine dining experience and the restaurant delivers in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your experience on trip advisor. It is a pleasure to see that you enjoyed your dining experience with the traditional Thai dance show in our Restaurant! We will be pleased to welcome you back to Zazen! Sunny Regards, Claudio More

San Francisco, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed dinner at Zazen at the end of June 2014. Service was very nice and attentive. Lovely outside sitting right on the beach. We ordered mostly from the Western side of the menu and loved all the dishes. Great flavors, dishes were balanced well together and appealing presentation. Tuna/ scallop tartar was perfect. My entree of Sea Food variety... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback about your dining experience in our Restaurant! We transmitted all your comments to the Restaurant and the Kitchen teams. We sincerely apologize that you didn't enjoy one of your appetizer but we are glad to read your overall experience and the other dishes fully satisfied you! Thank you again for sharing your... More

Bangkok
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was planning to eat at Zazen for quiet a time and expected a lot because when you read reviews they always sounded like there is the best restaurant in Samui. The surrounding is impressive, a lot of green and art, the sea and beach. I was there for dinner and the lighting in the restaurant, I wouldn't say inside... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your good feedback on Trip Advisor. We are glad to read that you overall have enjoyed your evening with us. Your remarks and suggestions regarding the food as been communicated and shared with the kitchen team. The Champagne served at the table close to you was a bottle of Duval-Leroy which unleashes... More

Travelers who viewed Zazen Restaurant also viewed

Bophut, Ko Samui
Bophut, Ko Samui
 

Been to Zazen Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Zazen Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing