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4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
+44 1303 256885
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, excellent service.

I frequently dine at Zen Kafe, either enjoying a quiet dinner with my partner, or an evening out with friends. Recent updates to the furnishings have improved what was already an excellent venue, with a tastefully stylish Far Eastern decor. The menu has a good selection of oriental cuisine, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Chris L
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I frequently dine at Zen Kafe, either enjoying a quiet dinner with my partner, or an evening out with friends. Recent updates to the furnishings have improved what was already an excellent venue, with a tastefully stylish Far Eastern decor. The menu has a good selection of oriental cuisine, and the food is always prepared to a high standard. The... More 

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Bexleyheath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stopped a member of the public to ask the whereabouts of a Chinese restaurant and was pointed to the Zen Cafe. Ordered varying starters and a main meal each. All the food was piping hot although the main meal was a little bland and needed plenty of seasoning and sauce. Tuesday evening and very very quiet so felt like nomads... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

One word for it - Superb. I like Chinese food and could eat it every day - in fact I do have it most days - but this was very good. It's a small restaurant at the bottom of the precinct next to the Town Hall, a short walk from the Bus Station. Had the Oriental ribs for starters and... More 

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

nice food..staff good food at good prices well worth a visit good for a night out with friends or family or just lunch

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Just wanted to commend theZen Kafe on providing a fantastic night last night for a friends birthday. All the staff went out of their way to provide a friendly and professional service. Over 30 of us had the function room upstairs which worked a treat. Food was lovely and well priced too. Thank you very much.

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Los Teques, Venezuela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Maybe because was a monday night....the place was empty and the food was bad, but at least we try this place, not coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Visted here as we wanted to try something a bit different! Super experience staff friendly and food tasted fresh. Only downfall was the small of damp! Little overpowering but would visit again.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Avoid any oriental restaurant that describes itself as providing "fusion" food because the result is invariably con-fusion. I ordered vegetable Pad Thai that looked like it had been constructed by a colour blind chef in a wind tunnel. Here was plonked on my table a red, bland, sweet mush of disgusting noodles. Starters weren't better - all non descript -... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely service, welcoming and friendly.Good choice on menu. Food served fresh, hot and very tasty. Value for money. Will definitely return. Happy, happy!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Found ourselves In the town on a Saturday evening needing somewhere to eat. Was going to try Ebony & Ivory but it was closed, so wondered up the Old High Street and round the corner to Zen's. Seemed pretty empty [as was the town generally] but decided to give it a go - we had eaten there before but knew... More 

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Address: 4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1303 256885
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
Cuisine: Japanese, Fusion

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  • Address: 4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 256885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Fusion

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