Vikasa Yoga Retreat and Restaurant

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211 Moo 4 Maret, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84310

Serves meat, vegan options available. Vikasa Retreat is a place of relaxation and peace. Its organic and raw food cafe menu was created by four international chefs and features fresh, locally grown, organic, and lightly cooked vegetarian meals with local seafood options. The menu is designed to cleanse and facilitate detoxification of your body during your retreat. Sample items might include breakfast oat porridge and pancake; Thai soups and main entrees with rice, curry, and noodle; juicy wraps and rolls and salads. Beside yoga and teacher training, Vikasa also offers raw chocolate making classes. Current location since Sept 2012. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, International, Raw, Thai, Western, Fusion, Non-veg

Reviews (10)

First Review by bettimaul

Too expensive - Edit

The restaurant is nice . Beautiful view . The food is not bad especially the raw cakes . But it's overpriced and because it's a yoga place we are really disappointed that is not at least vegetarian .
Another place built just for yoga business and not good vibe

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Totally overpriced - Edit

We've been here for a few times. Last time was yesterday, with their new menu. First of all, prices are *much* above other veg/veg-friendly places here on Koh Samui. Salads & main dishes start at 290 baht, smoothies — 180 baht. Regular prices are 2-3 times lower, and you can find not a bad food for this.

Second, I've ordered Mediterranean Plate and it was the worst hummus I'd ever had on Samui (comparing to 5 other places on the island), tasteless falafels, no feeling of good/healthy food afterall. (Firstly, I wanted to have Burrito with avocado but they told they had no avocado… but served avocado to my wife in her Asian Bowl…) My wife's impression of her meal wasn't quite high as well.

The last thing I want to tell owners: having alcohol drinks in a yoga place is *ridiculous*. Even having fish/seafood is at least strange… but alcohol — nothing to dispute here.

Pros: great view, unique meals

Cons: prices, not delicious for that price, nothing in common with yoga

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Great dinner buffet. Almost all vegetarian. Higher end prices. - Edit

My wife and I had a great dinner buffet there. We arrived near the buffet start at 630. All but one of the options were vegetarian friendly, which was great. Ate to our hearts content, and then some more when the fresh fruit platter was put out for dessert. The chick peas - steamed and lightly seasoned were out of this world. Dinner buffet was at 450baht per person.

Pros: Yummy salads. Clean food. Great setting overlookin

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Overrated - Edit

Very nice view but poor service.

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Try the buffet, views amazing! - Edit

I am doing a Yoga retreat for a week, every morning from 9:30 to 11 the have a very healthy buffet and also for dinner from 18:30, also have a la care all day, very great creativity and tasty. I really recommend this nice place, with the plus to have so beautiful views and nice sitting.

Pros: Creative food, big menu, vegan friendly, buffet

Cons: some prices are expensive

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Best in Samui - Edit

This was the best find while in Samui. They offer a buffet which is mostly for yoga students, but outsiders are also welcome. The food I had was fresh and perfectly spiced. They use many organic ingredient, and offer herbal tea. Definitely worth trying if you're on Samui. Call first to confirm opening times, etc.

Pros: great food, nice people, beautiful space

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Great place - Edit

Plenty of the diners were on fasting programmes so there was plenty of chat about eating issues. The menu has an extensive raw food range, but plenty of cooked food too. It was all tasty and good value. Also a huge range of healthy fruit drinks.

The location is fantastic; right on the beach. It's not too expensive and there's a pub across the road if you want to combine it with a slightly less 'zen' premier league game!

Pros: Tasty food, Large and varied menu, Location

Cons: also serves fish

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Very nice - Edit

Very nice setting, with a great view overlooking the blue waters and cliff below. Thorough raw and vegan-friendly options and I got the impression you can veganize just about anything. A bit expensive at around 200-300 baht per entree. I had a vegan burrito that was absolutely delicious. My husband had green curry and steamed rice that had nice spicing. Great little spot and a welcome relief from the unhealthy and cookie cutter fair in nearby Lamai.

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what a haven! - Edit

Excellent organic, heavily veg based menu and buffets. raw vegan options. All real, whole foods. I was having food allergy issues at another resort, the VIkasa staff came right over and picked me up, moved my stuff, worked with me to get my food issues under control! Very helpful and knowledgable. Just expanded their raw menu offerings, the menu was created by several world renown chefs and the owner, Costa. Also excellent yoga classes, nice ambiance in the restaurant, nice feel to the resort, beautiful views from the cliff side rooms. I have stayed here 3 times now and consider it my Koh Samui base.

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Yoga and Raw Food Retreat @ Vikasa - Edit

10 - 17 February 2013
This is a very special Yoga and Raw Food Retreat, hosted by one of the best raw food chefs, Boris Launser and the founder of Vikasa Yoga, Konstantin Miachin. Boris Lauser actually won the best raw food chef award in Europe! Amazing, isn't it? http://www.evolutionofyoga.com/yogaandrawfood/

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