We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zen Kafe

Japanese, Asian fusion
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
+44 1303 256885
Website
Add hours for Zen Kafe and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Candlelit meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Martin T
,
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
england
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gibraltar
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Zen Kafe also viewed

Folkestone, Kent
 
Folkestone, Kent
 

Been to Zen Kafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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, Asian fusion

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zen Kafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Zen Kafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?