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Namu

#196 of 1,038 Restaurants in Ko Samui
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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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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Malmo, Sweden
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was here with my family to celebrate my birthday and could not have asked for a more memorable evening! We were served a tasting menu that was absolutely delicious. When thinking I could not take more I had to taste just another bite, and the B'day cake at the end just made me cry of joy! A great big thanks... More 

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Thank MariaS047
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hello MariaS047, Thank you for spending your birthday with us! X2 for taking the time to write a review and share your experience. I am thrilled to hear about your delicious evening with our Namu and SIP bar team and they are full of smiles reading your kind feedback. We’ll be here when you’re ready to come back. Please visit... More 

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here three times already, and every time I love it more, making me wannna go more. The food is mouthwatering and amazing. To all the restaurants I've been in Koh Samui, i have to say that Namu by far is the best one. Great service, great atmosphere, great food.

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Thank MichelleBergerS
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hello MichelleBergerS, Can't thank you enough for staying with us again! I am thrilled your dining at Namu has been exceptional, our chefs and service team were beaming when we read your review together. We would love to host you a 4th time so let me know when it suits you! Thanks again and see you soon. Best, Daniel Daniel.simon@whotels.com More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the main bar and the view was beautiful so we asked the staff if we could eat an hour later so we could have some drinks before dinner and get our baby to sleep. He called the restaurant and that was NOT possible because they ware fully booked and we had to come now. So we came... More 

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Thank Marian M
WKohSamuiGM, General Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hi Marian M, I was gutted when I read your review of your experience at both WOOBAR and Namu, please accept my personal apologies. I would very much like to make it up to you and your family, can you please contact me directly at Daniel.Simon@whotels.com. Best, Daniel More 

Seoul, South Korea
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a former 12 year resident of Japan, I take my Japanese food seriously, especially sushi. This place gets it. Great atmosphere, and great view, combined with perfect service, knowledgable staff, and delicious sushi. Wine list is wonderful, and easy to pair with the fresh fish. Go, enjoy, and make sure to get some of the fresh local fish that... More 

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Thank Clark G
W Retreat K, Guest Relations Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hello Clark G, Thank you for your fantastic review and taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! Your compliments for the food will be shared with our chef and service team. We've fresh local fish waiting for you. Do come back to W Koh Samui soon for another staycation! All the best, Peeraya Pam B&F Insider More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have been to Namu before, so decided to take our parents who were celebrating a wedding anniversary and it was also my birthday. We were looked after from start to finish by the manager and another member of staff, dishes were recommended throughout, along with imparting knowledge of the cooking process and ingredients. The food was... More 

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Thank bankola
W Retreat K, Guest Relations Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hello Bankola, Thank you for your fantastic review and taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! Do come back again for our W Bold Brunch, we will do on the first Saturday of every month at The Kitchen Table from 11.30 - 3.30 pm together with pool party at WET until 6.00 pm. All the best, Peeraya... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, great presentation of the food aswell, great service. We ate sushi and terriyaki chicken, can only recommend this restaurant. Big thanks to chef Andy, who made this experience even better, he took his time to explain us more about the background of sushi making etc :-) If you're in Koh Samui its definitely worth the money.

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W Retreat K, General Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hi, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to Namu. Chef Andy is a great asset to our team and thank you for recognizing him. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Best, Daniel More 

Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here with my Fiancé for sushi dinner, had a great time! Food was excellent although drinks were a little pricey but that was expected. The spicy edamame and sashimi where amazing! Great change from the spicy Thai food! I would recommend booking a window seat and it might be a better spot during the day for lunch than dinner... More 

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Thank Stanley M
WKohSamui, General Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hi Stanley M, Thank you for your review of NAMU. I can't agree with you more about the sashimi dishes that Chef Andy has created. Next time, come and join us for lunch ( Friday - Sundays) we have some excellent set menus that are tailored for lunch. All the best Daniel More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Loved the Yellowtail Sashimi and Jalapeno, Seared Tuna and Namu salsa was also delicious - all extremely fresh and tasty

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Thank Ari R
WKohSamui, General Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hello Ari R, Thank you for your feedback and positive review of the food. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience in Namu. All the best, Daniel More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Let me start to say that I am usually not over-critical. Unfortunately I have to be that now. Namu was nothing we expected. The food was pretty average. Even all-you-can-eat sushi places in Amsterdam can compete with the quality of Namu. The ambience was also not star-like. A small restaurant with people dressed for a 8pm dinner as if they... More 

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Thank Peter T
WKohSamui, General Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hello Peter T, I am disappointed that we did not meet yours or our expectations when you dined at Namu. I agree, a restaurant has to perform at its best every day and I am sorry that we failed you. Can you please contact me directly so we can make it up to you. Best Regards, Daniel Daniel.simon@whotels.com More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Namu on our last night in Thailand. Even though we love Thai food, Namu was a really refreshing change! Lovely Japanese style food, well presented, excellent service, and a relaxing environment. We were staying nearby, so getting there was no problem. I'd recommend Namu as a great fine dining option in Koh Samui. You can read the menu... More 

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Thank craybee
WKohSamui, Guest Relations Manager at Namu, responded to this review

Hello Craybee, Thank you for your fabulous review! We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service experience at Namu. We apologize for any inconvenience about the online reservation. I have shared this with our technical team who will look into this matter immediately. Do come visit us again, we'd love for you to try our cocktails... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?