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Zengo - Santa Monica

395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #77 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: The Big Blue Bus and Rapid line both have drop offs in front of the Santa Monica Place at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway.
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is great if you like mexican food. Prices are reasonable and food is really fresh and tasty. It one of the best places I have visited in LA and the valley. Service was very friendly and helpfull. Nice place to have a good lunch or dinner!

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Orange County, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was one of the best brunch meals I have had. This is not your usual all you can eat brunch setup. Zengo has a menu of dishes that are offered for the brunch. The portions are small but it is all you can eat and you can order as many dishes as you want for $39. So you do... More

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Santa Monica, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had heard forever, it seemed, that this was THE place to go for brunch on a weekend morning in Santa Monica. We made reservations finally when a friend was in town and we wanted to take her somewhere special. When we made the reservation, we asked to have an outside table since that was supposed to be half the... More

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Kansas City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Too bad more of the world doesn't "brunch" like Los Angelenos. We visited on a Sunday morning at 10am to an empty restaurant that was packed an hour later. We opted for the unlimited brunch which just be shared by the entire table. $39 for drinks and small plates and nothing disappointed! The waitress was always around filling our mimosas... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I came to Zengo for a business dinner and we had a magnificent time! My colleague and I both got the unlimited zengo which we were able to have unlimited small plates, and unlimited drinks! We enjoyed so many of the options and drank several margaritas and had some excellent wine! We sat outside and had a lovely meeting. It... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the best dining experiences we have had in years, this place delivers on every level. Great decor, great service, and amazing food. We went twice on a three day trip to Santa Monica as it was so good the first time. Wish we had one in Melbourne.

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have honestly never had food like that before. The whole Asian fusion cuisine was absolutely new to me but i was very suprised...in a very good way. We were lucky that they had a happy hour combined with an all you can eat thing. For 2 hours we could order almost everything on the menu with complimentary drinks. And... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The entrance to the restaurant is located down a corridor past Sandia which was full of people. Zengo was almost empty which set alarm bells ringing but we decided to try it anyway. We arrived at 6pm to enjoy a happy hour cocktail at sunset. No sunset although you do get a nice view down 3rd promenade if you sit... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This Asian infusion restaurant was amazing. I had the shrimp ceviche and the duck confit daikon tacos- TO DIE FOR! They were amizangly delightful. Very fresh and not over seasoned, it came with a apple curry slaw and a sauce to put on top. The waitress advised us that the portions were small so I ordered the ceviche as well... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had been to the one in Denver, and really enjoy this type of food. They have latin/asian tapas. Nice outdoor space, and friendly staff.

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