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W Retreat Koh Samui | 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
+66 77 915 999
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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W Retreat Koh Samui | 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend ! The ambience is so nice inside with full vision of the chefs doing their amazing work! The smell is amazing. We tried hot sake for the first time and we were blown away. The food was so fresh! My partner proposed the...More

Thank Coco2456
WKohSamuiGM, Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 'Coco2456' first of all congratulations on your engagement and it is always great for is if someone choses our Resort to take this special step. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience about Namu in your review and I am thrilled to read all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Japanese food. Great decor and service. The manager came and spoke to us afterwards and we had a tour of the resort. Great meal and drinks. Would definitely go back. A little expensive but well worth it.More

Thank skippyfromaus
WKohSamuiGM, Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 'skippyfromaus' thanks for your review about Namu and perfect to hear that our Team provided you with a great dining experience. I also hope you enjoyed the small Tour through our stunning Resort and that we will be able to welcome you back again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended by the hotel staff, we went here for dinner, many choices on the menu and the food quality is really good. Big portions, I like smaller so we can try more different things.

Thank CelloB
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi CelloB, Thank you for your feedback of your experience at Namu. Thank you for your comments on the quality and portions sizes, we will review this as we are working on a new menu. Best, Daniel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chance to join the dinner of the Chef Tim Buttler and it was incredible. Al the courses were delicious and the waiting time between all the 6 courses was just perfect. The staff were super attentive and always around in case you...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
WKohSamuiGM, Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for your fantastic review about the guest chef Dinner with Tim last week and it is great to read that you enjoyed his special creations in our Restaurant Namu. It is indeed not to often that you have the chance to experience this...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Scallop and tuna sashimi are highly recommended! I was a solo diner and really enjoyed my meal. The golf buggy trip down to the restaurant was fun! Had a good cocktail. It's quite expensive but you get what you pay for.

Thank Emily J
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Emily J, I am glad that you enjoyed your dinner in Namu. Drop us a line next time you want to come and we will look after you. Best, Daniel Daniel.Simon@whotels.com

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The W Resort is totally incredible and very unique and this dining experience was just the same. Our two faves were the Thai Soft Shell Crab roll and the Sea Bass tempura. Just wow!! We're going back to check out the resort during the day.More

Thank jhintile14
WKohSamuiGM, Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hello jhintile14, how great to read your review about our Resort and Namu here on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled that our Team provided you a unique experience and that you enjoyed the dishes created by Chef Andy and his Team. Indeed you should check out...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Food is really good! amazing and creative Japanese fusion dishes, specially recommend the kurobuta pork and the wagyu fois gras! Service is great as well, staff is very attentive/friendly and even got personally greeted by the Chef!More

Thank Yj8
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi Yj8, Thank you, after reading your feedback on Namu - I need to go back for my weekly fix. Thank you for highlighting the service staff and Chef Andy, it is a team that loves and are passionate about what they do and in...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting some of the best Japanese there are in Thailand since this is my favorite foods, Went for dinner together with my boyfriend a few weeks back and had a terrific experience,everything from service to food was spot on, went with some...More

Thank AmmTny
WKohSamuiGM, Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hello AmmTny, you can be sure that your review made the whole Namu Team smile and we all are flashed that you named us the best Japanese restaurant on the island. Indeed this is what we want to be and your Feedback shows we are...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

i was last week here with my family and it was a great evening, the service is very good and attentive, and the beef is a dream very tasty everything, we will be back next yearMore

Thank peter h
WKohSamuiGM, Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hello peter h, the whole Namu Team and myself are thrilled to read your great comments about the Food & Service they provided. Thanks for sharing this here on TripAdvisor and we are looking forward to welcome you back again next year. All the Best,...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

One of my best dining experences in Samui. I am a big fan of Japanese dining but was still impressed of my experience here at the W. We shared the Wagyu Tataki and Snow fish which was def. a culinary highlight. The speedy service, fantastic...More

Thank Aljoscha H
WKohSamuiGM, Manager at Namu, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hello Aljoscha H, thank you for the wow review on your dining experience at Namu. It is fantastic to read that we exceeded your expectations in all aspects and that we will be able to welcome you back again next time. Our Team is looking...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
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12:00 - 16:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W Retreat Koh Samui | 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
  • Phone Number: +66 77 915 999
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  • This restaurant is at W Retreat Koh Samui
Adding cutting-edge design, a global lifestyle with modern luxuries to Thailand, the hip W Retreat Koh Samui also offers the ultimate culinary indulgence with its signature restaurant, Namu. Taking its name from the Korean word for wood, Namu combines the basic life elements to create a new culinary world that embodies Asia Tomorrow. Stylish individual elements underline the minimal clean lines of the decor that sets the scene for inventive Japanese cuisine. Step through the dramatic entrance surrounded by an enchanting water feature inside, subdued lighting suffuses the dining area with a intimate vibe. A dramatic textured ceiling spirals downwards, flanked by green glass rods, representing bamboo. Diners can opt to sit outside on the beachside terrace, at one of the six tables indoors, or at the best seats in the house - along the counter of the open kitchen for a firsthand glimpse of the action. The innovative menu at Namu offers a diversity of dining experiences, re-interpreting influences from around Asia and especially Japan, while retaining intrinsic flavor profiles. In keeping with the traditional Asian concept of dining, a shared table concept that celebrates the compatible textures and flavors is encouraged. Cutting-edge and daring, Namu is a sensual dining experience that constantly re-invents itself, while showcasing the Asia of tomorrow.
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