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House of Zen

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Chinese, Contemporary, Asian fusion, Dim Sum
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3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8688
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to...
Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to the Zen Restaurant Group, the Cool and Elegant House of Zen. The House of Zen blends a little bit of The Orient into the Traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.
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Good for:
Entertaining clients

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Food

We visited on a Saturday evening, they were booked up and I would say they are very busy, so reservations are essential. I found the staff impersonal and that was a real pity because the food here is outstanding . We found the following to be outstanding , for starters chicken satay and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Gerry J
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Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been to House of Zen a few times and have not once been disappointed. The food is fabulous, have never had anything i didn't enjoy. The cocktails are also some of the best I've ever had, edging on the pricey side (as is the food) but 100% worth it. Even the desserts are pretty good which is a rarity... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We went here while away on business and it was amazing. We opted for the oTe theatre menu which was excellent value. We also opted for s few co Lydia's which were all very interesting and amazing. By far the best Chinese in Belfast. Defo go again

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Monaghan, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I recently visited Belfast for a weekend away with a group of friends. We had made a prior reservation at House of Zen. We arrived at the restaurant on the night only to be told that our table had been given away to another group as we had not confirmed our reservation (Even though it was booked and confirmed in... More 

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Sligo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The staff, ambienance, menu and staff were all top class. The only down side was we couldnt finish our meal asx we were so full.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My daughter & I had lunch in House of Zen today & I can't believe it's taken us so long to find this gem! We were seated immediately in a beautifully decorated restaurant & our drink order was taken. The waitresses were polite & efficient. We chose the £9.95 lunch special of a starter & a main. We chose the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Was here last nite for a meal the food was as always out of this world the kokohannas were honestly to die for but the thing that made our visit was the service Grainne seen to our every need we were truly spoilt I would definitely recommend a night here thank you for a amazing night

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday evening, they were booked up and I would say they are very busy, so reservations are essential. I found the staff impersonal and that was a real pity because the food here is outstanding . We found the following to be outstanding , for starters chicken satay and the house special prawns. For mains, salt... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Not my first visit and won't be my last! Superb restaurant with top class food and service. We spent sat night here enjoying a girly catchy up and really didn't want to leave! From the moment we walked in we were so well looked after by the amazing staff! The cocktails were immense and the food was to die for!... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I am a regular customer at House of Zen and have never had anything but a 10/10 experience there. The service has always been fast, efficient and friendly; the atmosphere is excellent - whether you go at lunchtime or in the evening; and the food is always fantastic - in fact I have heard numerous friends comment that House of... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Never ceases to amaze me with service , quality of cuisine and the amazing ambience prevalent during your experience ! Cocktails are just devine and I just love the place ! Always bring my family and friends to savour the experience also and they lap it up ! Keep up the amazing attentive first class on hands service - love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9027 8688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 27
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Contemporary, Asian fusion, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to the Zen Restaurant Group, the Cool and Elegant House of Zen. The House of Zen blends a little bit of The Orient into the Traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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