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W Retreat Koh Samui | 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
+66 77 915 999
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Middle East
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at W and tried Name for dinner when we were lazy to go out after the rain. Few comments: Do not be mislead by pictures menu. In reality all dishes are much nicer than on that pictures:) I tried sashimi which was super high level and amazing by all means. The crispy crab rolls ams shrip tempura... More 

Thank yorksheer
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best Hamachi I have ever had! Great food, very nice staff.. it is by far our best dinner here on the island.

Thank Khalid G
Ratchaburi Province, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never disappointed to dinner with my boyfriend at namu koh samui atmosphere feel modern Japanese style with music with open kitchen. very feel free with chef and waitress they are very so lovely, me and my boyfriend bookmark here if we looking for special night.

Thank Onnicha T
Phuket, Thailand
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice Sushi restaurant on the beach! Tasty decoration. Beach side view is beautiful. Staff are friendly. Food is good, you will get what you pay for.

1 Thank KanJaruangkoon
New York, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

whenever I am in Koh Samui I dine at least one time here with pre-drinks to watch the sunset. Excellent food, attentive service and yummy hand-crafted sushi sometimes made by SK himself.

Thank mattsmithers
Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A nice get away within the W Retreat that offers a Japanese Fusion menu on the pricey side of life. The variety is ok, and the food in general melts in your mouth, but somehow lacks that wow factor that matches the price tag of the restaurant. If you after an intimate moment with that someone special, it is a... More 

Thank The Edition W
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Namu was a big surprise for me and my friends and family. Selection and quality of food there is great. Service was a positive surprise as well, a lot of staff for a small restaurant. Wine list also impressive compared to other restaurants. Prices are high, but it is really worth every dollar spent. Satisfaction is guaranteed. We were 2... More 

Thank sbabayan
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Craving Japanese we headed to the hedonistic W hotel (not my scene) and were very efficiently whisked away in a buggy to the gorgeous Namu restaurant - it's a bit Nobu-ish with sexy black cod; highest quality sashimi and groovy staff. Meal was faultless. Lots of taste sensations, a buzzy atmosphere. We were tempted to go back the next night... More 

1 Thank Emilyross1969
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I have just returned from an amazing sushi meal at Namu. Hands down the best sushi I have eaten and I have eaten at the best sushi restaurants in London (yes I know the sushi world exists beyond the boroughs of London but that's all I have. For comparison). The softshell crab and spicy tuna were highlights of the sushi... More 

Thank HavanaClub2012
Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Namu serves some of the most refined and fresh selections of sashimi and sushi in all of Koh Samui. The steak and other meat dishes, while brilliantly prepared with excellently sourced ingredients, are on par with restaurants at the same level. Side note: Customize! It's W-Hotel, so whatever you want is what you will have -- you may order some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
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
  • 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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