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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 #9 of 144 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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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW 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

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Westerlo , Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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

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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

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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
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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

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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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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

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
15 helpful votes 15 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

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