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Saffron at Banyan Tree Samui

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99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We mention clearly we are vegetarians and still served shrimp chips as starters. Charged us 5 bottles of water. Only served 3. Rip off and rude staff

Thank gemexi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We dined here a few nights ago and was taken aback when there were 4 tables set up and that was it. We dined here in April 2013 and we had the most amazing degustation. The meal this time was in no way a comparison. The food here this time was nice, but we couldn't help but notice the difference... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We were looking for something a little special to treat ourselves and we found it here! We arrived and were taken by golf cart to the restaurant which was located at the top of the resort. The view over the bay was amazing and we had the best table. The experience that followed was fantastic. The staff were first class... More 

Thank michellegaskell42
Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A beautifully decorated and situated restaurant. Delicious cocktails. I had the Massaman Curry and it was so fragrant. Nice for a bit of a splurge as it is pricey, but the little extras they bring you (an amuse bouche of rice crackers and three dips, sorbet between courses, petit fours after) make it good value. Service was excellent. Some of... More 

Thank Arunachalam10
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were staying at another hotel, but wanted to try this place. We arrived at the lobby at had to be taken my golf cart up to the top of the next hill where the restaurant is located. The setting is really beautiful. The staff was very attentive, polite, and friendly. However, my husband called ahead and asked about the... More 

Thank Stormie S
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We picked up a Samui Restaurant guide on the Airport and looked where we would like to go for dinner. As we decided to look for authentic Thai food Saffron caught our eyes so we made a booking. As we arrived on the gate you will be taken by a golf buggy to drive you up to the restaurant which... More 

Thank Helga D
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a high price restaurant and they try hard to make high-payers feel they are being looked after (eg with a bit of ceremony with hand washing), but the massaman curry was very short on meat and flavour. The lobster thermador was very good, but no finger bowl and no nut-crackers to get the tasty leg meat. The side... More 

Thank Robert M
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We are presently staying in the Banyan Tree which is lovely by the way. We ate in Saffron last night and have mixed reviews. The setting and staff could not be faulted but the meal was not up to the standard we expected. I had the crab spring rolls which were ok, and the king prawn curry which was very... More 

Thank Glen27
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was romantic to say the least. The waitress took at Polaroid of us after dinner and I thought that was nice gesture. However, for the price of the food one may consider elsewhere. Though I do think that the dishes were all excellent and tasted very good. So it just depends on whether... More 

Thank Angela M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

In our staying at Banyan Tree we must to try this amazing restaurant. In our first night at the resort we decided to try it... What a fantastic experience. The menu was so great, all dishes was beautiful and very tasty.. High quality!!!

Thank angie l

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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
Asian, Thai
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Maret
  • Phone Number: +6677915333
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.

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