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634 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K4, Canada
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Ranked #113 of 2,161 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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79% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is not just for vegans. Anyone who likes good food and wine will enjoy Zenkitchen. The dishes are, without exception, delicious the wine list has some great wines.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My husband & I have only recently been eating vegan and this was our first meal outside the home. We were pleasantly surprised at how nutritious and yummy our supper was. Generous portions were beautifully presented and service very attentive. They were sensitive to food allergies and provided alternatives too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very high quality cuisine, great vegetarian choices. Loved our experience! Date attended is approximate (prior to the options offered)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hostess with attitude, had to ask for utensils, had to ask for drink refill, curry tasted like thai green curry out of a bottle, fritter was hard and tasteless. My companion's dinner was panko crusted saitan with teriyaki-blueberry sauce. Tasted like way too much balsamic vinegar, no blueberry and the wild rice/quinoi was unremarkable. Highlight was properly cooked green beans... More

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

A little pearl near Chinatown. Everything was perfect. We had the tapas,the burger and the burrito.All was delicious. Not so cheap, but totally worth it. I'll coming back for sure.

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We always enjoy coming here, and just have to share our love for their new menu. Many favourites are back, updated, and are deliciously satisfying. The Royal ZenBurger is now on the dinner menu (yay!) and is probably the largest burger platter I've ever seen. Luckily they have doggy bags! The ZenTapas sharing platter has returned, much to our delight.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

*Drool* I'm so happy I decided to try this restaurant out. We had the polenta fries and I had the gnocchi while my husband had the celeriac. Okay, I'll admit I wasn't a big fan of the celeriac - had nothing to do with how it was prepared. It's just not a vegetable I'm all that keen on yet. That... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This restaurant offers a gourmet vegeterian menu, which is very interesting, though not inexpensive. The "Marinated Silken Tofu" was sensational! The "Chickpea Tajine" was very good, but not exceptional. The "Dessert sampler of the Chef's choice" looked great, but the taste was mediocre. Our servers were professional and friendly. We would definitely visit this restaurant again.

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

If you don't climb Everest or take an amazon river trip at least try the polenta fries at Zen Kitchen before you depart this mortal coil... Long have I wanted to try Zen but since I am only in Ottawa sporadically I had always returned to my stalwart, tried and true restos; well, I have a new one, Dave greeted... More

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North Bay, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We can't wait to get back to Ottawa and to Zen Kitchen. The attention to detail, creativity and exquisite flavour is among the best of all the vegetarian restaurants that we've visited across the country.

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