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Zazen Restaurant

Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa | 177, Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 430 345
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Ranked #24 of 276 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $39
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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
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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Ate here on a Sunday, which also has the traditional Thai dancing- very entertaining. We went for a family 60th & the staff were very accommodating with our cake and table placement to make it a very special evening. Food was of a very high standard although pricy for Thailand. Their signature cocktails are to die for and they do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was beautiful and the hotel had so much flair. The food was very very good, not excellent but I would definitely recommend to someone for a special occasion. Thursday nights have traditional Thai dancing while you are eating which was very entertaining and fun to see.

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It’s great to read that you enjoyed the traditional Thai dance show that we propose to our guests every Thursday and Sunday evening! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, Claudio More

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The restaurant has a beautiful ambience and the resort looked lovely, great wine list, good food, good service, presentation very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

I dream about Zazen, most amazing, fantastic place ever! Didn't want to leave & definitely will return.

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your very nice review on TripAdvisor! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are glad that you describe your dinner as a “Dream” and our Restaurant as a “fantastic place”! It was a pleasure to be at your service and we will be more than happy to welcome... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sublime euro-Thai food, sea front tables, a great wine list with affordable champagne (at 6 quid a glass we guzzled a lot of Blanc de Blanc!). Dont miss their lobster bisque, tuna tartare starters, the fried fish Thai main or the pork medallions

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Deblina, Thank you again for taking time to let your feedback on TripAdvisor! We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It has been an immense pleasure for us to welcome you at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa and we will be very happy to welcome you again! Sunny Regards, Claudio More

Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had dinner there last night. The food was excellent and range was amazing. Wasn't as expense as I expected based on other reviews - Thai entree's 200bht and mains for Thai food were 250-400bht. International food looked great on menu but was more expense ranging 300-1600 although av seemed around 500-700 but a dish. Would happily go back just... More

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your nice feedback about your last night at Zazen restaurant! It’s a pleasure to read that you liked your dining experience with us. We have been really happy to take care of you and will be delighted to see you again in Samui! Have a wonderful trip back home, Warm Regards, Claudio More

Athens, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A bit pricey (for Thailand standards) and with an expensive wine list (they could offer one or two Thai local wines at cheaper price levels) but overall an AMAZING dining experience. As gourmet as it should be, with great flavor combinations and surprisingly adequate portions. Don't miss it!!!

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nik, We are glad that you describe your dining experience as “amazing”. It has been a real pleasure to be at your service and we definitively hope to be able to spoil you again some day! Sunny regards, Claudio More

Boston, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here on our final night in Koh Samui. The food was excellent. We started with a dozen oysters, which were great. I had the mussels, my mother had I think sea bass, my sister and husband had steak entrees. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend it!

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your lovely review! It’s a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your last dinner in Samui at Zazen Restaurant! Thank you for recommending our restaurant on TripAdvisor! Best Regards, Claudio More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you want to treat yourself this is certainly the place. Beautiful setting, exquisite food and service. Coming from Europe prices are very reasonable if not top end for Samui

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy, Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review. It’s a real pleasure to read that you enjoyed the “idyllic” setting and the “exquisite” service! We hope to see you soon in Samui! Best regards, Claudio More

Byron Bay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went to Zazen based on the Trip Advisor reviews, and it did not disappoint. The grounds are spectacular and the entrance to the restaurant is gorgeous and romantic. We booked ahead so were able to get a table closest to the beach, which affords lovely nighttime views of the lights from the neighbouring islands. Service was impeccable, food delightful, included... More

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Claudio R, Resident Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to post such a lovely review now that you are back in Australia! We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed so much your dinner at Zazen Restaurant, we are also glad that you appreciated the complimentary chef appetizer as well as the romantic and gorgeous atmosphere ! We hope... More

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