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“A journey to Amazing”

ZENZIBAR Beach Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 96 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A small restaurant lay in the middle of the clean and uncrowded of Maenam beach, close to the sea and you can feel the sand on your feet.
Miami
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4 reviews
“A journey to Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

On our foodie style honeymoon from Miami Florida to Thailand (a gluten free adventure at that) we ate our way around the country for almost 3 weeks :-D
Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and for the finale.... Ko Samui. Eating, resting, touring, and eating some more. By far and away our best dining experience in country was at Zenzibar. The owner Yuth was a top notch host and the food outstanding not to mention super affordable compared. 5 star food at a unpretentious beach front, I mean literally your table is two feet from the water and waves, an unbelievable setting. If you find yourself in Samui do not miss this unique dining experience.
However...it might be REALLY hard to find, it is worth the adventure!!!
After the bridge, before the police station, make a right by a sign that says "cheer Resteraunt" down a dark, dirt road to the beach. Don't be scared (like I was) because it seems like the wrong way but it's not!
Turn left on the beach and it's a few yards away!!!!!
The crab with yellow curry is my fav. My husband loved the deep fried red snapper with garlic and pepper.
The food is made with love, they welcome you with open arms, the owner speaks English, the setting alone is worth the hour it took to find. The food makes it a priceless journey .
Btw- if u get lost, call! The owner will actually pick u up!

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New York City, New York
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“One of best Thai meals we've had in Thailand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We spotted this place on Trip Advisor today and decided to eat dinner for our last night. We called and Yuht even offered to pick us up if we needed transport to the restaurant. We had a car and it was tricky to find (we had to navigate our way through very dark back roads to the beach) but once we got there, it was great. Good location right on the beach. We had a beautiful table in the sand and Yuht was a perfect host. He helped us navigate the menu, told us about how everything was fresh and we had the crab in curry powder, snapper in chilli and prawn spring rolls. It was all amazing. Home cooked, fresh, delicious. You really felt like part of the family. Yuht then say with us as we finished our drinks and dessert and chatted with us about Thailand. It was incredibly educational! We loved it. It was like having dinner with a Thai family.

  • Visited November 2013
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Poland Warsaw
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“Delicious Thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great place to take your meals. Perfect Thai food, including curry and shrimp soup in a nice environment. We stumbled upon this place by chance and we said that we should give it a try. Totally worth it. The staff is friendly and receptive, serving is fast and the atmosphere is pleasant. We returned as well the very next day to have another round. Try it for sure without any hesitation.

  • Visited October 2013
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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“Most amazing beach bar in Koh Samui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Found this bar walking along the beach and decided to pop in for a drink as the weather was not to kind. Within a few seconds we met Yuth the owner, Elle his beautiful wife and his three children aged 2-11 years, within 15 minutes of finding this restaurant we felt like we had been coming here for years. Zenzibar is an outstanding authentic un-spoilt Thai Bar/Restaurant with true family values that every customer will experience. The seafood menu is extensive, amazingly cooked and exceptionally well presented. This is a 5 star beach restaurant with 2 star prices. I could go on forever about this place but would never do it justice, the best I can suggest is visit and complete your own review.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had dinner at Zenzibar last night and everything was amazing. The food, the service, the location and value. The owner really does make you feel like part of the family.

  • Visited November 2013
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