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4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
+44 1303 256885
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Ranked #32 of 147 Restaurants in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Gibraltar
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Staying with Parents for 10 days in Folkestone, 1st night here I thought I would give Zen a look, lovely full menu and the food was fresh and flavoursome, will definitely have another meal here before I leave.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

when Zen cafe first opened the food was just fantastic and i recommended it to everyone ,then earlier this year it changed hands and it went steadily down hill from there..Portions remained the same cost but become much smaller , for instance the salt and pepper ribs , there was always several large pieces and this become 4/5 small ones... More 

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bank holiday saturday night out in folkestone. what an experience. There was barely anyone around and a similar number of places open. Where does everyone go???? We eventually came across this place and as we were hungry and tired and really couldn't be bothered to walk any more decided it was worth a whirl. To its credit the food was... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A lovely meal once again at Zen, the food here is outstanding, as is the service. We took our 9 month old and the waitress was so good with her, keeping her entertained, it made for a lovely atmosphere. I ordered a pork dish, which tasted amazing! I'll be ordering this again if we are ever in the area.

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Kent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visited after a night out..walked in and were met by lovely friendly staff! The food was fantastic as were the staff...the scallops with teriyaki sauce mmmmmm

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My parents had enjoyed a meal in the restaurant, so we ordered a takeaway for a family meal and were disappointed. The quality was apparently not as high as in the restaurant and I personally didn't enjoy the food. We love Thai, so ordered a Phad Thai. It was a strange pink colour, not sure why, and didn't come close... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ate here last weekend after Google maps told us this was the closest thai to where we were...we weren't disappointed! The menu advises that if you have dietary requirements then they will adapt their dishes and the menu even mentions veganism (a rarity in a lot of places!) so, being a vegan I gave this a whirl and they... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We ordered from zen kafe having been told there was a big improvement in the food, unfortunately we were very disappointed. The saving grace was the wasabi prawns which were enjoyed. The sweet and sour chicken was so sour that i couldn't eat it, there was no balance to it. There was hardly any sauce in the dishes about 2... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We found this place in the fairly desolate town centre on a Sunday night. It was a real treat. The food is Asian in that there is a bit of everything from Thai to Chinese to Japanese. We chose a range of fish and vegetable dishes that were all freshly and perfectly cooked. Staff are very friendly and helpful so... 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: Asian fusion

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