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House of Zen

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Chinese, Japanese, Contemporary, Fusion
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3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8688
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1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 169
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    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
lovely food, pricey though!

Really enjoyed a visit to house of zen last weekend. The food was gorgeous and the menu is so varied. Starters are reasonably priced as are the mains. The one down fall is the side dishes. They are not included with the price of a main dish which is normally not an issue but for the price of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed a visit to house of zen last weekend. The food was gorgeous and the menu is so varied. Starters are reasonably priced as are the mains. The one down fall is the side dishes. They are not included with the price of a main dish which is normally not an issue but for the price of a separate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had lunch here yesterday. Excellent. Staff very attentive, pleasant surroundings, food excellent and reasonably priced. Well worth the visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A return visit. Booking necessary to guarantee a table in this busy cathedral restaurant. Quality is good with plenty of staff to keep it all flowing smoothly. This visit was excellent salted squid/angry crab starters at about £6 each. Thai satay/roasted duck mains at about £13 each. Take note .. Rice is extra and is a small single portion... probably... More 

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Belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited this restaurant with my wife. The menu isnt a typical Chinese one so we really enjoyed this fact. (although they still serve standard Chinese fare) . Had a 3 course meal with wine. Even the dessert was a pleasant surprise. The only downside was the over-attentiveness when we first sat down. We were asked 4 times if we wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been twice, only for lunch tho, and it's been fantastic. The service is great and the food is good quality. I've had the prawn dishes, and they haven't failed to impress. The current lunch menu is a starter and min for just less that £10, fantastic value

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Visited recently for lunch with a few friends. I decided on the salt and chilli squid starter followed by the chicken curry main. Unfortunately when the squid arrived it was over cooked and chewy and while the main was nice, it was nothing exceptional. On the plus side, the service was prompt, friendly and very helpful in providing advice to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Best Chinese restaurant I've ever eaten, service was excellent and food to die for, will not visit Belfast without calling again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It is hard to get a table in Zen, in fact any restaurant in Belfast. Demand outweighs the supply!! Book in advance of any trip planned! Zen serves good food, the duck starter is lovely!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We booked our table over a month ago only to get a phone call the week before the booking as the staff had booked the wrong date. On arriving on the correct date, after confirming the booking during the week, we were told there was no booking there. After explaining the restaurants mistake from the week before we were told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were a family group of 5 and were impressed by the quality of the food, portion sizes, value for money and the general friendly environment of this restaurant. No problem about considering a return visit. Highly recommended.

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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 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

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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