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“Very good thaifood!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saffron at Banyan Tree Samui

Saffron at Banyan Tree Samui
99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
+6677915333
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Ranked #8 of 115 Restaurants in Maret
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, Saffron, presents a menu that is a combination of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist, and innovative new ones. Enjoy the romantic open-air dining lounge venue, perched on the edge of the hill overlooking the glittering Lamai Bay, with an ambiance of understated, yet refined, elegance.
fredrikstad
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very good thaifood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Finally a restaurant in Lamai who got the extra! Excellent service, atmosphere and thaifood! Not many tables so remember to reserve. This is thaifood with a bit extra, a must for food lovers :) go there and try!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had our wedding anniversary dinner in this restaurant and really enjoyed it. Excellent food, beautifull view, surprising prices, exceptional service!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great service and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Ate here on the first night of two at Banyan Tree Samui.
Lovely location perched up on the steep slopes of the cove in which the resort sits.
Acess to the restaurant was by buggy and we were seated overlooking the bay.
Quiet setting, very tranqil.
Food was very good and well priced. Not amazing but certainly very good.
Service was superb, waitress very knowledgeable and friendly.
If you are staying at the Banyan Tree its definately worth booking into Saffron.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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singapore
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38 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Saffron matches all the positive reviews. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there n the food n service were superb. The chef went around to say hello n when we asked him to make recommendations, he suggested that we order the starter platter, green curry chicken n stir fry vegetables. He reassured us that it would be sufficient for us. And he was right.

I must write about the complimentary appetizers - rice crackers served with 3 types of Thai condiments. These were so wonderful that I asked for second helping n they served. Next I must talk about the rice - they offered a choice of 4 different of rice - saffron white rice, coconut white rice, lemon grass white rice n brown rice. They were cooked to firm n al dente.

The restaurant served lime sorbet to cleanse your palate before they served the main course.

Ambience wise it offers nice view of the lighted villas perching on top of the cliffs.

Service was impeccable n the waitress gave the impression that they were really happy to serve you and to enhance your dining experience. They were warm, friendly n efficient.

My husband n I are impressed with Saffron for ending our special dinner with a heart-shaped chocolate cake and handmade chocolates. They also presented us with a photograph taken of us at the restaurant for keepsake.

The damage: 2200 baht n it's definitely not expensive for such a memorable dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Excellent dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We decided very spontaneously to dine at Banyan tree. The restaurant is on the hill so you have a wonderful view. I would suggest to reserve in high season. The food was great, especially the salad with duck and mince - try it! Dessert creme brule with cocos was so good! Price is high but you expect this from a Banyan resort. Apart from the food I mostly liked the surroundings: the music is so relaxing and everyone talks quietly so you really know that you are having vacation. Would return!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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