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“Delicious Food / Gorgeous Ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zazen Restaurant

Zazen Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 440 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $39
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious Food / Gorgeous Ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed at Zazen Hotel and dined there with my boyfriend on Valentine's Day (2013). Amazing restaurant - beautiful architecture/design, restaurant has authentic Thai dancing on Thursdays and Saturdays. The meal was somewhat pricey but not more than the other really nice restaurants we went to in Thailand. All in all, the meal was probably a bit cheaper than the same quality restaurant in Los Angeles (where we are from). The food was amazing. We ordered French, not Thai... though the complimentary bite the restaurant brought us was a Thai dumpling - it was delicious as well. Not much more I can say - great food, great service - will definitely go back next time I'm in Samui.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Carolyn Z
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Alex-Andries, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Carolyn,

Thank you very much for taking the time writing a review about Zazen Restaurant!

We are delighted to learn that you really liked your experience in our restaurant. We transmitted your comments to our Chef.

We really look forward to welcoming you again very soon in our award winning restaurant!

With our best regards,

The Zazen Restaurant Team!
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Cannes, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Wowzers!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

The best Thai food we had in Samui, again, the service was floorless, the food fantastic and the setting soooo romantic!! Book ahead for a good table.

Visited January 2013
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Thank sophia a
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Alex-Andries, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Sophia,

Greetings from Zazen Restaurant!

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant, it was a great pleasure to welcome you.

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your evening with us from the service, to the food and ambiance.

We look forward to welcoming you again very soon at Zazen Restaurant!

With our best regards,

The Zazen Restaurant team
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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A beautiful frame with luxurious nature for a nice dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant of the hotel has very good Thai and mediterrranean food. Price are slightly too high though- they are equivalent to 1 star Michelin restaurant but the food (although nice) doesn't meet the expectations you have at such price levels.

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Thank paypod
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Alex-Andries, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you very much for your review!

We are delighted to learn that you really liked your experience in our restaurant. We transmitted your comments to our Chef. As most of our product are imported regarding the Western side, and because we are on an island, the prices are not the same as the ones we can find in Switzerland. However, we still do minimize our margin in order to provide decent prices.

We hope to welcome you soon at Zazen Restaurant!

Sunny regards,
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and amazing view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Amazing food and paired wine and Champagne options! There are more western and more eastern options. Generally a fusion, but many local flavors steeped in tradition and color! For a late afternoon cocktail, try the Zazen Bellini...one of my favorites!

Visited September 2012
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Thank los_binx
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Alex-Andries, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Carlos & Bianca,

Thank you very much! We are very happy to learn that you liked our Champagne and wine selection, as well as our signature cocktails!

We look forward to welcoming you soon! Maybe for your first wedding anniversary!

Best regards,
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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You must to go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

After search in Tripadvisor,My family have a nice lunch here.Delicious food beautiful view.I love it!
當我們從SALA hotel離開要到W hotel check in 時,我們藉由Triadvisor在W hotel外面500M找到這家餐廳,還經有著傳統泰式的典雅,食物也很好吃,看著海邊戲水的人們和海景,心情整個心曠神怡!推薦你一定要來試試。

Visited February 2013
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Thank Willlin185
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Alex-Andries, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Willin,

Greetings from Zazen Restaurant!

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant!

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your lunch!.

We look forward to welcoming you again very soon at Zazen Restaurant!

With our best regards,

The Zazen Restaurant team
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