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Zen Kafe

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Asian fusion
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4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
+44 1303 256885
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 63
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  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Emma M
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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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!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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: Asian fusion

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