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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Madagascar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.. 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there. Refined flavours. Beautiful environment in terms of local Thai design. Stunning views. But don't go if u are on a budget. Dinner cost 3 times more an awesome dinner we had elsewhere. But that shouldn't take away the overall package of the experience.

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gila, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are glad to read that you had a good time and that you appreciated the food and environment. We would be happy to welcome you again. Sunny regards, The Zazen Team. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there during the sunset time...but the restaurant actually cannot see sunset ...but the set up & deco were very romantic ...but the food were rather disappointed, ordered the Thai seafood set but the scallop & fish were both over cooked...

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Thank Sylvia L
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Zazen Restaurant. Indeed, we are located at the end of the beautiful Bophut Bay, which is in the North of the island. Hence the fact that we don't see the sunset. The twilight however is beautiful with our view on the nearby islands and bays. We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here 2 night's ago. Beautiful restaurant and hotel. We sat outside and the walk up to the restaurant is very quaint. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.had the seabass which was the best I had eaten on the island. Lovely staff and lovely food

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Thank JAG27
Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review of Zazen Restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience among us and would be happy to welcome you again! Do not hesitate to come back! Warm regards, The Zazen Team. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming here for many years. I have never been disappointed and although they have had changed Chiefs a few times the food quality and service has always been good for me. I love the fact that they have both Traditional Thai food at reasonable prices and also have the more upmarket European dishes on offer with nice... More 

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Zazen_Team, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, First of all, thank you (once again) to taking the time to share your experience at Zazen Restaurant. Then, and most importantly, we would like to genuinely thank you for you loyalty. We are thrilled to know that we manage to keep on satisfying you years after years. Thank you also for recommending our restaurant to all... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a table for three on the patio. We ordered the Thai set menus - two seafood and one meat. Both options were well presented and good quality. We splurged on a heavily marked up bottled of Cloudy Bay. The ambience/setting was very nicely designed. Service was pleasant and well paced,

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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 at Zazen Restaurant. We are happy that you had a good time and that you appreciated the quality of our cuisine. Taxes being at 400% on imported alcohol in Koh Samui, the prices are a bit more expensive than on the mainland. We would be happy to... 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, 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, Private Dining, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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