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Zazen Restaurant

177, Moo 1, Tambon Bophut | Koh Samui ; Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66-077-430-345
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Ranked #8 of 121 restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $26 - $39
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were recently married at this beautiful resort. Rio ( our wedding planner) was absolutely fantastic. The setting was so romantic and our friends and family were very impressed by it all (some had never been to Koh Samui before). The food and service were amazing. The Chef's Symphony for desert was pretty awesome. Highly recommend it to any one... More

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

Dear Michelle and Tim, First, all the Zazen team would like to congratulate you again for your wedding! It was a pleasure for us to help you during this day and we are pleased to see the team and especially Rio managed to satisfy all your needs. We wish you all the best ! Kindest Regards, Claudio More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We ended our two weeks at Koh Samui with a lovely dinner at Zazen. The setting is gorgeous - walking into the Zazen hotel at night past ponds and twinkling lights was quite magical. The food was excellent, and service couldn't be faulted. Prices were of course high - particularly for the western options on the menu - but the... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, The team and I would like to thank you for giving your feedback on Tripadvisor. It is great to see that we enabled you to spend a nice last night in Koh Samui! We are pleased the food and the service lived up to your expectations. We look forward to see you back again! Sunny Regards, Claudio More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food and presentation. The new Finish chef cooks on Michelin star level, pricing is very fair, much cheaper than Full Moon or Treetop restaurant. Must be a well hidden secret as restaurant was quite empty on our two visits. Outstanding food experience.

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

Dear Magdalena, Thank you for writing this great comment about our Restaurant! The team and I are really happy to see that you enjoyed your food experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you again at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa. Best Regards, Claudio More

Ko Samui, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Every dish was good. Large wine selection.Good service.Beach front restaurant.Romantic setting. For Thailand high prices. We would recommend also Cafe 69,good food,resonable prices.

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

Dear Irena, Thank you for sharing your experience about our Restaurant on TripAdvisor. It is really nice to see our service and the quality of our Food lived up to your expectations. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Best Regards, Claudio More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Definitely somewhere for a special "end of holiday" or celebration meal. High above the beach, we enjoyed excellent food - check out the desserts! - with very good service. Tables to the right as you face the sea can pick up noise from the resort next door - ask to sit inside if you want it quieter.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank for your great comment about our Restaurant. We are glad to learn the quality of our food and the attention of our waitresses will leave you a good memory of your last night in KohSamui. We hope we will see you back soon in Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa! Kindest Regards, Claudio More

London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

This was our favourite dining experience so far on the island. Fabulous wine selection and by the glass offering. Perfect service. Gorgeous grounds. Beach view. And the food was stunning. Every dish was as good as we have had for Thai. Worth every penny and the prices are reasonable. Will definitely return next time on the island. We were there... More

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

Dear Jason, Thank you very much for writing this comment about your experience in our Restaurant. We are very happy our service and food satisfied you. Indeed our wine selection is extremely important to us,this is the reason why we have the only traditional wine cellar of the island. We hope to see you soon again in Zazen, Kindest Regards,... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the setting very romantic, but apart from that Zazen failed to live up to our expectations. We chose a mixture of Thai and International dishes. The starters were fine. For the main course I selected the 'Best of Samui' - a plate of seafood - which did not match its billing. It included overcooked... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for having spent your time writing a comment about your experience in our Restaurant. We are extremely sorry we didn't manage to reach your expectations related to our service and some of our dishes. Indeed, at Zazen Restaurant we are used to satisfying our guests and allowing them to relax while they are having lunch... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We loved the food at Zazen, it was Michelin star quality. Fantastic flavours and a great range of French and Thai dishes. The location is stunning, and the restaurant itself is beautifully decorated. What let it down for us was the service. Our hotel made a reservation for us earlier that day, which we did for most restaurants, and we... More

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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Julianna, Thank you for your feedback and affording us the opportunity to know of your experiences which are out of character for our restaurant. We apologize and regret that your dining experiences were of the kind described. We would very much appreciate an opportunity to communicate with you. Please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you again. The... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Lovely restaurant, good quality food, lovely ambience. Staff attentive,friendly and helpful. Presentation of food was excellent as was the taste

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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne, Thanks a thousand for sharing your positive feedback with us. It is always very rewarding to see our efforts are appreciated. We are looking forward welcoming you back to our restaurant. The Zazen Restaurant Team More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Used to be great here but menu has not changed in years. The menu is steadily becoming more expensive and the service is terrible. Give me the old Zazen back

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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Darren, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant, it was a great pleasure to welcome you. We have the beachfront set menu that changes weekly and the a la carte menu will be changing in near future. Indeed the menu has become slightly more expensive, due to the new government imposed... More

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