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.
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
85 High Street, Orpington BR6 0LF, England
01689 826880
Website
Add hours for Reku Zen and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 77 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Mediocre and far too oily

It is what it is. Incredibly cheap, unlimited food, and popular for those reasons. But it doesn't deliver on quality or any type of culinary flair, or at least it isn't at lunch time when I understand the selection is slightly smaller (although still fairly wide). Just not that wholesome: too... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
ljevanspp
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here with a group of six friends two of them were regular customers and had recomended it. They never had any issues with the food before. As we sat down with our food I noticed a dead caterpillar in my broccoli!!! After showing one f the waitresses she denied it was a caterpillar and blamed it on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is what it is. Incredibly cheap, unlimited food, and popular for those reasons. But it doesn't deliver on quality or any type of culinary flair, or at least it isn't at lunch time when I understand the selection is slightly smaller (although still fairly wide). Just not that wholesome: too much oil, meat cuts are fatty, but you know... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Getting charged before the meal by the rude servers then getting warm water poured from a jug by a server at a table wedged in a corner was a poor start. Then realising the ingredients in the buffet have been reduced in quality across the board, it dawns upon you this isn't even good value and is an uncomfortable experience... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orpington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have eaten here a number of times each month since it opened. Last time we forgot to book and waited our hour for a table no issues. BUT now the policy is no tables under 4 @ the weekend. Very strange as we saw many who had remembered to book go in front whilst we were waiting another to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
london,uk
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited this restaurant on 8th March. It was quite late and just looking for somewhere to go with our 3 year old daughter so just popped in here. The food was lovely. Very fresh. They were always changing it and putting fresh food in. Everything was very well stocked. We didn't dislike anything we tried. They took dirty plates... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We are a regular customer, but today we went to have a meal and got there at about 6.. Pm ( yes we know it is a Saturday and its busy) but there is no need to keep coming to check on us weather we finished or not!!! It was around 6.20ish, the Woman boss kept walking towards us trying... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It is what it is and what you pay for, a good value Chinese Buffet. We went as a treat with the kids, lots of choice with great additions such as grill bar, sushi, chocolate fountain, pancakes made to order. The height issue I can see could be an issue, short older kids and tall younger kids. My youngest who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went here with a group of 10. Adults & CHILDREN! Once we started eating we were told by staff that we would be paying £15 per head for the 9&10 year old at our table!! Because they're tall for their age and over 4ft7. They even asked one of them to stand up so they could measure them, while they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bromley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On quiet days the food buffet doesn't get refreshed quickly enough and dishes get bit cooler and 'stale'. Usual problems of food getting mullered by the diners who serve themselves and in process almost everyone eats too much. Not overly healthy dishes and some are downright poor. Ok for big eaters but not anyone with gastronomic standards. Cheap and cheerful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Battle, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I had heard mixed reviews about this place but one couple in the crowd we were out with love it. The food was ok but sometimes when you went up for food there was hardly anything there and therefore your choice was extreme limited. I wouldn't rush back

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Reku Zen also viewed

Orpington, Greater London
Orpington, Greater London
 
Orpington, Greater London
Orpington, Greater London
 

Been to Reku Zen? 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: 85 High Street, Orpington BR6 0LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Orpington
  • Phone Number: 01689 826880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Thai

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Reku Zen 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?