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Saffron at Banyan Tree Samui

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99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 77 915 333
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A warm welcome with a nice ceremony before ordering the food! Exceptional Thai dining and amazing service!

Thank nat1774
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Nice Food and Great Ambience. The serving of different rice was great. Service was excellence. It only opens for dinner

Thank Colin C
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Been trying few different Thai food and came across this restaurant where we stayed. Heard lots of things about this, so we tried it. Menu looks interesting enough, lots of local Thai food. We opt for spare ribs, fried fish, and beef curry. Surprisingly it's very very good. Even though is a bit pricey, around 800baht per dish on average,... More 

Thank Rapri22
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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: +66 77 915 333
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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