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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, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Zazen Restaurant Samui is the Thai food lovers dream, the international...
Zazen Restaurant Samui is the Thai food lovers dream, the international food lovers reawakening. The atmosphere at Zazen Restaurant is one of romance, sophistication and intimacy. At night, the trendy restaurant glows with the light of over one hundred candles. Soft jazz mingles with the sound of gentle waves and guests enjoy the pleasures of fine dining, elegant service and the entertainment of traditional Thai dance in Samui. The restaurant is located on the beachfront at Bophut, with sweeping views of neighboring islands over the tranquil and gentle waters of the bay.
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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
Lunch

Scenic spot for lunch. Wife had ravioli it was nice and rich. I had masaman beef, some pieces of meat were tough but by far the best masaman I've had on Koh Samui. Had a cappuccino, don't bother. Took forever for them to bring it to me and was on par with instant coffee. Service was slow but why... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Stephen H
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Taichung, Taiwan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Come here with high expectations and so excited when booking the special dinner, but got below standard service from this five start restaurant, totally ruined our last night at Samui. Had to hunt down server to order meal, didn't get the water we ordered after 15 min and had to hunt down the server again for water and turned out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Scenic spot for lunch. Wife had ravioli it was nice and rich. I had masaman beef, some pieces of meat were tough but by far the best masaman I've had on Koh Samui. Had a cappuccino, don't bother. Took forever for them to bring it to me and was on par with instant coffee. Service was slow but why rush... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Hornchurch Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant on the last evening of our ten night holiday to Koh Samui. I had seen this on TA before we went on holiday and told myself we must go to this restaurant. We were not disappointed, as soon as we arrived we were greeted and handed refreshing towels. Then we were shown to the restaurant .... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, good wine selection, wonderful staff with excellent quality food. Try the beachfront sala or the upstairs privacy for an intimate dinner.

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Thank SeaducedByTheSea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had another excellent Thai lunch here - delicious beef and basil and soft shell crab. Take a table right on the edge of the restaurant overlooking the beach - lovely breeze. We have also eaten dinner here, some months ago when last on Koh Samui. A varied menu and it was all excellent. We stay in a private villa,... More 

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Thank Shanghailiz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at this resort first time and will be back soon. The restaurant has a Mediterranean feel and the staff welcome make you feel very well taken care of. The extensive menu coupled with the recommendation of the service made it easy to compose a perfect meal for 2. The highlight was meeting Guillaume the F&B manager who is also... More 

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Thank Wolfgang G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb place on the beach of Bophut , great service . But the food is just terrible . The gaspacho was made from a tomato can and the pat Thai with ketchup :-( A no go . Change the chef please

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Thank Balex75
Loire-Atlantique, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was perfect for as, have a good time dinner,withe our sun..good presentation menu and service excellent, good wine and all seafood menu.

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Thank kenny d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so far above anything else on the island I do not know where to start. Graciously greeted, the menu is fabulous with plenty of choice. The service is definitely white tablecloth level. We were asked if we wanted to take a small break between courses, which was very much appreciated. The quality of the food and presentation... More 

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Thank Mash49
Muscat, Oman
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a dinner spot we always visit in Samui. Not only for its great food but also for the romantic ambiance. My husband and I went for dinner last night and really enjoyed the Thai food. Although there are many Mediterranean fusion options, we decided to go for the Thai menu. For starters we got the shrimp cakes, Papaya... 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
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Zazen Restaurant Samui is the Thai food lovers dream, the international food lovers reawakening. The atmosphere at Zazen Restaurant is one of romance, sophistication and intimacy. At night, the trendy restaurant glows with the light of over one hundred candles. Soft jazz mingles with the sound of gentle waves and guests enjoy the pleasures of fine dining, elegant service and the entertainment of traditional Thai dance in Samui. The restaurant is located on the beachfront at Bophut, with sweeping views of neighboring islands over the tranquil and gentle waters of the bay.

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