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“Wonderful Restaurant, will go again!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zazen Restaurant

Zazen Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 439 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: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
HongKong
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant, will go again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

We've had multiple trips to Samui and have tried many restaurants, there are only two that we would return to Zazen is top of that very short list. Very romantic eclectic decoration, excellent service and of course wonderful food. It's not too expensive either when you consider the quality / location. Keep up the good work Zazen!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank MatthewC655
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Matthew,

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we are very proud to hear that we made it on top of your short list!

We are looking forward welcoming you back to Zazen.

The Zazen Restaurant Team
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“expensive but worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

great setting right on the beach front with unreal views out towards koh phangan. food was beautiful and 1 picky teenager said was the best thai meal she had while on holiday. the rest of us agreed with her! the most beautiful restaurant we ate at while in koh samui and aslo the best service.

Visited January 2014
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Thank tonyyoung69
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive feedback about your experience at Zazen Restaurant. We are really happy to note that you enjoyed our restaurant and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again.

The Zazen Restaurant Team
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Anaheim, California
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Honest Review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Samui. You have to vist this place. It is full of green live and by the water. Make sure you walk around by the corridors. The food is very good and they make any effort to compete. Plan to spend $70 per person or more with wine.

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Thank Javierrios1
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Dear Javierrios,

We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your recent visit to the Zazen Restaurant and we are pleased to know that you appreciated the food and ambiance.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

The Zazen Restaurant Team
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Athens
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very nice food and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very nice location and very romantic too !
The food was excellent and the price was normal.I wiil vissit it again
when I ll be back some time !

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tsikla
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Valued Guest, thank you very much for your great review. We are looking forward welcoming you back to Zazen. With sunny regards, The Zazen Restaurant Team
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Value for money = average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

service is great (as with every part of the Zazen resort). Food was ok. but was a bit pricey. Im pretty sure we could have found something better for half the price at a less fancy restaurant. or even back home.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Eric1205
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Eric, thank you for your constructive feedback, our customer’s perception of value is very important to us. We have introduced business set menus for lunch and special set menus for dinner that offer great value for money with the same Zazen quality of food and service. We are glad to hear that overall you have enjoyed your stay and experience with us. Once again we would like to thank you for your feedback and hope that we can welcome you back soon. The Zazen Restaurant Team
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