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Zazen Restaurant

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177, Moo 1 | Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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+66 77 430 345
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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we finally got tired of our own hotel's restaurant we decided to try this restaurant because it had amazing reviews and were not disappointed. We went for lunch and did not need a reservation. The restaurant only has a few tables, the view of the ocean and beach is absolutely perfect and the food and drinks were extremely tasty.... More 

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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best favorite restaurant in Samui! You will be welcomed first with a surreal bamboo tunnel when driving to the parking. The walk in their garden from the reception to the restaurant will be an other delight. I love to go there at night and look at everyone of their lanterns. But you get better seaview during the day. They... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant couple of times - mostly for lunch. The Thai food selection is great. The food always fresh, tasty and beautifully served. We loved the place also because of the location - far from crowds with view to the sea and quiet beach. Strongly recommend .

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1 Thank eIGA
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear eIGA, Thank for reviewing the Zazen Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to read that you appreciated both the quality and taste of the food and the surrounding and location of our establishment. Thank you also for the recommendation! We would be happy to have the pleasure to welcome you back. Sunny regards, The Zazen Team. More 

Ko Samui, Thailand
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a pretty nice, quiet restaurant. they serve the best lobster cream soup i ever had. the service is good just a bit slow (i hope that is because they prepare everything fresh) but anyway, that is not a fast food restaurant ;) can highly recommend this place

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1 Thank dennis z
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dennis, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and especially the lobster bisque. Thank you also for your constructive feedback regarding the speed of our service, be assured that training is constantly being implemented in order to provide the best service... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 5 days at Zazen and enjoyed the restaurant during our first night. Our experience was so good that we've eaten here every night. We always chose for Thai food and we've enjoyed the kitchen very much. Price/ quality is top, presentation is top and atmosphere / view is outstanding. Congrats to the chef and the entire team! Caroline,... More 

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1 Thank Carver1410
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Tom and Viktor, First of all, thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time among us every day of your stay, and that you chose to dine with us every day! We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime! Sunny regards, The... More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined with another family, all the kids could choose easily off the kids menu. Wine list fantastic, food is pretty good. I didn't rate the Lobster Bisque but others did. I feel I like to eat Thai in Thailand, so we tried rice paper rolls, two curries, stir fried greens. All nice enough, clean environment, lovely feeling to the... More 

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2 Thank StylishLittleFamily
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stylish Little Family, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are glad to read that we managed to satisfy all the members of your families with our menus, and that you enjoyed your timed among us and in our surroundings. We would be thrilled to welcome you again and blow you away... More 

South Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

touche really i didn't really release this place very luxury place we booked for dinner and we really enjoyed all the time excellent food and service the wine list amazing sow must to believes some reviews in tripadvisor thanks

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1 Thank nessbenlly
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear nessbenlly, Thank you very much for reviewing your experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are happy to read that you appreciated every bit of your dinner with us, and would be thrilled to reiterate the memories! Sunny regards, The Zazen Team. More 

Madagascar
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

First of all the place is really nice, romantic, sea view and the staff is superb and the wine list astonishing . That's it. The kitchen have no clue what they are doing. Complementary appetizer dry and hard. The only temperature they nailed among 4 dishes was a tartare. The cod fish was so over cooked it was unbelievable and... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy that you appreciated our surroundings and the extensive wine list, as well as our hard working staff! Thank you for them. However, we are deeply sorry to read that you didn't enjoy all the dishes of your dinner at Zazen. Be assured that this... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Dined here for our first night in Bo Phut. We really enjoyed the food and cocktails. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious with lots of choices and ranging in price.

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Thank JenniferMcGinn
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed every bit of your experience. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back! Sunny regards, The Zazen Team. More 

Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

.. I remember the year when I steped into Zazen fpr the first time, It was when former chef "Wally" was in the house, so quite a while ago. Since then, I always came back to Zazen cause I am a foodie and I really enjoyed the whole thing, even it is and will never be a "michelin star" restuarant... More 

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1 Thank dino2000345
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dino, First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Zazen Restaurant. Secondly, thank you for your loyalty and fidelity. You have been coming to Zazen for the past 15 years (since Chef Wally), and we couldn't be more grateful for your trust. We are deeply sorry to read that this time we weren't... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$26 - $39
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Central European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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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