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“Pricey but nice”
Review of Zazen Restaurant

Zazen Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 478 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We went here for our anniversary dinner on a recommendation. We arrived to find the place was AMAZING and right by the water. however a look at the menu was a bit of a shock as the meals were quite pricey and the wines were exorbitant despite the huge range. We ended up going with a thai banquet which was quite nice and very satisfying at a cost of 2500 THB for two ( the cheapest thing on the menu) and a couple of cocktails each took us up another 1500 THB. The food was lovely and the chef came to greet us during the meal. We had a lovely time however were a little disappointed at the cost compared to other similar restaurants in Thailand

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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for the time you have taken to review our restaurant and thank you for choosing us for your anniversary dinner. We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your evening at Zazen. Indeed our wine list is extensive, however we have some excellent wine by the glass which we sell at a very competitive price despite the fact that the taxes for wines in Thailand increased drastically the past few months.

We are looking forward welcoming you back.

The Zazen Restaurant Team

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

My husband and I visited Thailand last summer and unfortunately had a scooter accident early on in our holiday. As we weren't able to bear the salt water in order to enjoy the wonderful water around Koh Samui we decided instead to treat ourselves to a really nice meal instead. We only booked Zazen for one night but loved it so much that we came back again the following night. The location is so picturesque and really tranquil and relaxing. A gorgeous cocktail looking out over the beach certainly took our minds off any aches and pains. The staff are so lovely and did everything possible to make the whole meal a wonderful experience for us even moving us to a table with a fabulous view over the beach. The food was mouth watering and every course was fantastic. Zazen really is a gem and I am so glad we found it. The resort looked fabulous too so if we do go back to Koh Samui one day I think Zazen will be top on our list!

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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant and Resort. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time in Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa. We do try to provide our guest with a unique experience through our Resort facilities and with a genuine service.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Zazen!

The Zazen Restaurant Team.

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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!

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Thank MatthewC655
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank tonyyoung69
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank Javierrios1
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Zazen_FBM, Manager at Zazen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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