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“Zenzibar is a little gem on the beaches of Mae Nam”

ZENZIBAR Beach Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 116 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 4, 2014

You cannot come to Mae Nam without dropping into this fabulous family owned and run restaurant. My husband and I have been eating our way through Koh Samui on this trip and Zenzibar was the place who’s name is still on our mind. If an intimate meal with beautiful surroundings, impeccable service and perfectly cooked seafood is what you are after then search no more. The snapper (red or white) deep fried and served whole, deboned with perfectly crispy skin and a sauce of your choice is a must. Our favourite was the red curry sauce which packed a punch but was just delicious. We also had the lobster in curry powder, prawns with salt and pepper and Penang chicken curry and all were flawless. Together with cocktails, beers and my favourite coconut shake the two nights we came here did not disappoint. Yuth and his family go out of their way to ensure everyone is comfortable and relaxed. Yuth’s son Koh Koh is a delight and although no older than 10 is a well-mannered exceptional waiter who will no doubt be running his dad’s restaurant in no time. To top off our positive experience Yuth drove us back to our hotel on both nights so we did not have to get a taxi. Zenzibar is truly a diamond in the rough.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We booked this beach restaurant and they offered to collect us from our hotel. This is a fabulous family run restaurant. The food was excellent especially the deboned snapper. We dined on the beach. The service was great and finally they drove us back to our hotel. We highly recommend this beach restaurant.

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Thank iang2088
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Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Everything we read on tripadvisor was true but to recap our impression. Location is stunning. Service was friendly, personable and attentive. Food was outstanding. All dishes were memorable and expertly prepared. Would we come back? In a heart beat. To miss eating here would be a tragedy.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

This cute little beach front restaurant served some of the best Thai food I've ever tasted. Try the whole fish. It's deboned with crispy skin and is just fabulous. I'm definitely eating here a few times on my trip. Bare in mind spicy means thai spicy so order less spice if you're not accustomed to it. Location is a cute beach setting and the service is great. There's a young boy there who im sure will grow up to be a top waitor, and he must only be 9 or 10. I believe he's the owners son but he's absolutely hilarious and offers 5 star service. The rest of the crew are amazing too. A must visit spot for delicious authentic Thai.

Thank logannz
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a very romantic restaurant right on the beach with great food and very friendly staff. The owner is happy to make any food you ask for. We had very jummy Thai food here which we couldn't find elsewhere. We kept going back because of the great service and food. :)

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Thank Louise K
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