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“Fantastic beach Meal”

ZENZIBAR Beach Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 96 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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.
Dubai
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic beach Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Went here on reviews read and we where not disappointed. The food was outstanding, an explosion of flavour. The hardest bit was finding the place, by road it is a mile up what can only be described as a track, a lot of places are here, its next to the Moon bungalows on a lovely sandy beach. The owner is happy to come and pick you up from your local hotel and take you home as long as you eat and spend the eve there. Whilst there it was sad to see a group from the UK who wanted to inspect the kitchens first. This is a restaurant on a beach in know where, what do you expect, what you don't see, don't worry, our meal was delicious, we met some people who had been there many times and it was obvious this was a well liked establishment. We also went one afternoon just for a drink, lush milkshake stunning beach.

Visited June 2014
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sydney
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Adventure to find but delight awaits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Read reviews for Zenzibar and decided to try it for lunch. We were a family group of 6 young and not quite so young adults. The experience was a joy for all. As mentioned by others, had a bit of trouble finding the restarant but after a short treck through the scrub (via a thai boxing gym?) we found the beach and eventually Zenzibar. (no doubt there is a better way to find it, but it feels more adventurous when you treck to find what you're looking for). Restaurant empty when we arrived but they quickly set up table for us and the service was friendly and professional.
Frankly, the food was probably the best we had on our weeks stay on Koh Samui (we only went to local restaurants and ate Thai food -don't really see the point of holidaying in Thailand and eating Italian food!?). We ordered a variety of dishes including their seafood specialties (great whole fish and prawns) and every dish was a delight. The beach setting is beautiful, the beer cheap - wine less so (as is the norm in Asia) and couldnt recommend the restaurant more highly.

Visited July 2014
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melbourne
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Have eaten at (and reviewed) other places in Mae Nam and Zenzibar is by far, the best, in my opinion. The food is fresh, substantial, and very tasty. I recommend the snapper, steamed or fried, the flavours are amazing. The fried banana and ice cream for dessert is also sensational. Prices are very good Great value!
Service is exceptional. We first visited for an early dinner after a long walk up the beach from where we were staying at Fairhouse Villas. The owner was so friendly and offered to pick us up from our resort next time we chose to dine there. Our concierge called Zenzibar, booked a table, we were picked up and dropped back to our resort later in the night. What an amazing service!
Rain or no rain, there are plenty of tables to dine at, on the beach or undercover. If you are staying in or around Mae Nam, Zenzibar is a MUST! Simply the best dining on the beach. Thanks. See you next time!

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Bremen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Adventure dining :) ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Short version: Food and service were excellent! We were sitting in the rain but under two umbrellas. Service was first class and the owner is very courteous. It was a very nice evening with phantadtic food and a lot of fun. Thank you Sarayuth!

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“Fantastic option at Mae Nam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We had an fantastic experience at Zenzibar, very good food, cold bear and an awesome diner at beach. The friendly staff completes the package.

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