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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 #10 of 131 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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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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

Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food was very good, but not one of the best meals I've ever had for the money. The service was also a bit meh, as it often is in SE Asia. Certainly the highlight was the setting and the view. Ask for a table by the ocean...you will not be disappointed.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let your feedback on trip advisor! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your dining experience and the view over Bophut bay. We look forward to welcome you again in Zazen! Best Regards, Claudio More

Hermanus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I think we got lucky...the fan was just next to our table. The 4 Germans a few tables away appear to be melting in the heat!! :) Food was great with exception of Vietnamese lettuce roll (bit slimy) - satay mixed starter was superb! Massaman curry (one chicken, one beef) was a hit with our teenage girls. Definitely order a... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let your feedback about your dinner in our Zazen Restaurant. Indeed it was a hot day when you dined with us. We are really happy to see that you and your family enjoyed spending a lovely dining experience with us! We would be more than happy to welcome you again... More

Frisco, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great food with wonderful view. Property is also impressive. The location, while closer to the tourist area, feels more secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. We enjoyed the Thai dance and music while we dined.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your nice comment about our Restaurant! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed the Thai dance show as well as the sea view during your dinner. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you again in Zazen! Kinds Regards, Claudio More

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We did not stay at Zazen, we only went there for food because it looked beautiful and we wanted to treat ourselves with a really good meal. We have three small kids which is usually never a problem in Thailand but here we immidiatly felt that we were in the way. We had appitizers in the bar while waiting for... More

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

Dear Liza, Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your feedback. We apologize that we could not live up to your exceptions however we feel that we need to explain your comment further to other readers. With a baby & toddler pool, baby sitting services, kids menus, baby chairs, baby cods and other facilities for young children we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I first experienced Zazen restaurant as 11 year old with family and was amazed (to be expected) 10 years on and with my own girlfriend and friends my feelings have not changed. The atmosphere was so friendly. Two separate guests actually approached us to recommend certain desserts (chocolate tubes being one). The staff made our group of 4 feel welcome... More

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

Dear George, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback about our Zazen Restaurant! We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your dinner just as much as 10 years ago! Guillaume and our staff members were happy to welcome you and advise you for your dining experience. Please let us know if you come back, we... More

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

this restaurant is right on the beach and the setting is beautiful. the food is really food, wine is expensive though but that appears to be normal in Koh Samui. we were staying at the hotel so had breakfast and dinners here. the breakfast has speaking wine which is a very nice start to the day. with a great selection... More

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

Dear Linda, Thank you for your nice comment! It’s a pleasure to see that you liked your experience in our Restaurant! We hope we will have the chance to welcome you again. Kind regards, Claudio More

Guangzhou, China
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed at the Zazen resort so we literally ate all 3 meals at the restaurant. The complimentary breakfast can be ordered from the a la carte menu and the buffet. The buffet had some incredible house-cured antipasti and meat; simply delicious. The lunch menu of Thai fare from Zazen is also excellent; just the right balance of spicy and... More

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

Dear Minnie, Thank you again for letting us your feedback about your stay. We are really happy to see that you also enjoyed our buffet and “a la carte” breakfast, as well as the lunch and dinner! We take well note of your feedback about the behavior of our staff; we started already to give them some training. Please let... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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

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

Dear Luke, Thank you for your nice comment about Zazen Restaurant! We are glad to see that you enjoyed your dinner with the nice view on the sea. We will be pleased to welcome you again in Zazen! See you soon, Claudio More

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