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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 2 days ago NEW

There was a big group of us that went to Zazen for my big 40. The restaurant itself was amazing to look at and had such a romantic feel. Staff were very attentive and the food was superb. Thank you Alexandra for all the help and support you offered my boyfriend to arrange this wonderful evening.

Thank Myfirsttime2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here with my wife and a friend. Delicious meal with lots of vegetarian/vegan options. Staff is very willing to accommodate any changes to the dish in order to cater for your dietary needs. Bathroom visit ia through the shop but well worth as it is beautifully decorated. Fantastic view on the ocean. Great experience.

Thank Etbohm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, this place is superb. It is difficult to explain how special the decor is and how perfect the attention to every small detail. I was blown away by the look, the feel, the service, the food and it was all capped off by exquisite views.

Thank Andyw123
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, let's start with the positive, very nice location, path to the restaurant is very charming, probably best wine cellar and wine list on Samui with attentive and friendly service. Unfortunately, the food quality was way below the rest, the tartar was not bad, the rest I am afraid it was quite poor...

Thank Valentin L
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zazen restaurant has found it's place in my top restaurants where to go chart. I enjoyed an idyllic setting dining with a beautiful sea view. Featuring a lavish international spread cousine with Thai influences I ordered a mouth-watering barbecued duck with an explosion of tastes. The service is excellent and I can't stress out how much you must go... More 

Thank nervo86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this restaurant every time I come back to Samui and again the food was incredible and people / atmosphere lovely. I have three small children and the staff are happy to engage with them and play out of the way from other diners with them. The food was great. The only minor downside is the expense of the... More 

Thank wesley m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This summer we traveled again to Koh Samui, our favorite "Paradise" island, and stayed also again at Bophut Beach. We went to eat twice at the restaurant of Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa, for us one of the best restaurants in Samui. We chose to go one night when the Thai dances were on - always beautiful to watch! My... More 

Thank Tailandreis
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Fantastic dinner this place is quile quaint with wonderful food recomment this for a nice evening the best thai and French cuisine i have on the island

Thank tomascool1996
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 

Thank Maria D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $39
French, Mediterranean, European, Asian, Thai, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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
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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