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Namu - W Koh Samui

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since me n my partner are hard core Japanese food lovers, we definitely had to try NAMU and we were not disappointed at all. Had some amazing amazing sushi rolls , chef made for us especially at 10 pm. The chef stayed with us n...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank anaonenonly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with a good ratio price/quality, excelent staff and of course the food is the star if the night 10/10

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank josecY390ZG
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu - W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello josecY390ZG, Thank you for visiting W Koh Samui and for writing us a review. The next time you’re craving our 10/10 dishes with fantastic service we’ll be here! Ready for more when you are. Visit anytime. Best, Daniel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great visit here at Namu quite after few months and another great experience. You hardly find anything better with the combination of the delightful atmosphere, flawless service and exceptional food quality.More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Aljoscha H
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu - W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Aljoscha H, Thank you for sharing your experience at W Koh Samui. I am thrilled you returned for another delightful evening at Namu and deeply appreciate your compliments for our service and signature W atmosphere. The next time you’re craving exceptional and beachside Japanese...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a group of friends for dinner on a Saturday night. Had an amazing table with views of the beach. The Wagu steak was delicious and the staff was very accommodating to our boisterous group. Would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jennifer M
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu - W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jennifer M, Thank you for sharing your experience at Namu and for visiting with a group of your friends. I am thrilled your table’s beachside location and wagu steak were superb and that our service team helped to make your evening so enjoyable. The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modern Japanese style location. Very friendly staff. Good selection of different styles of Japanese food. All was delicious! The prices are on the upper side, but still reasonable for a 5star resort.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Roli6374
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu - W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Roli6374, Thank you for sharing your delicious experience at Namu restaurant. The next time you’re craving beachside Japanese and our friendly service we’ll be here! Ready when you are. Visit anytime. Best, Daniel

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We remember having a fabulous Japanese meal at Namu, W Seoul Walkerhill, oh so many years ago. So we were quite excited, perhaps a little nostalgic even, at the prospect of dining at its ‘replacement’ at the W Koh Samui. Verdict? Happy to say it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank two_freds
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

K'Yu & K'Apple took care us very well. I was really impressed both of service and food. Such a great memorable dinner with family ever!More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Armiie_Aunyarat
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu - W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hello Armiie_Aunyarat, Thank you for writing W Koh Samui a review. I am thrilled to hear your family dinner was so memorable and that you all had a great evening. Your kind highlighting of K' Yu and K' Apple's excellent care has been shared directly...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome stay at the W Koh Samui! Loved the amazing service and staff, but particularly the atmosphere and the amount of dedication everybody of the staff is putting in! But above all we want to thank Tad & Tin for their caring...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Max14577
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu - W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hello Max14577, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at W Koh Samui and for highlighting Tad and Tin's amazing hospitality. We have shared your feedback directly with them and our whole crew and it makes a huge difference, thank you! I...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Good food good service staff so friendly and take care and location so beautiful for eating and relaxing beach so beautiful alsoMore

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank HappyTime1974
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu - W Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Wander451958, Thank you for visiting Namu restaurant and for your fantastic feedback. I am thrilled you enjoyed your delicious Japanese dishes and that our friendly team and beautiful beach location were the cherries on top. The next time you’re craving another round or an afternoon...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This was one of most memorable dinners that we have had in a long time. The chef provided us with our own special menu. We were absolutely amazed. By the way kudos to chef teerapat kaowphirom and his amazing team. We will definitely come back....More

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank Ernest C
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