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Zengo - Santa Monica

395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-899-1000
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Ranked #113 of 579 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
Santa Monica
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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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our server was fantastic and we loved the lychee mimosas. The food was horrible. One of our dishes was cold. You could tell some of it was pre-cooked. We did like the "french toast" (I can't remember what it was called.). Also, I wasn't a fan of the rooftop seating. It looked dirty and the seat was wet.

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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The dishes were quite unique and delicious and they even had a gluten free menu. We had great service, friendly and prompt. We were there for an early dinner, so didn't have any crowd. the music was loud when we arrived but they gladly turned it down immediately upon our mild request.

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Los Angeles, California
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477 reviews 477 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food is excellent here. The service not so much. We were a big group but there was no other table dining on a Wed night. So it shouldn't have been too hard for our waitress to get all of our orders and drinks in a prompt timely manner. From the moment we sat down, I think it literally took... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

First time I visited this restaurant, I fell in love with it! Loved the decor and the really unique and tasty food. We sat on the patio overlooking Third Street and it was a very nice atmosphere. Service was excellent. Well, the second time I dined here was a big disappointment. I returned for a birthday celebration for myself and... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped by here for lunch. We shared a few plates. The atmosphere was fantastic, there was a really nice feel to the place. The interior is an ultra modern rooftop restaurant. When we were there they did a special deal for $39 you can eat and drink all you like. When we were there one Saturday afternoon, there was... More 

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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162 reviews 162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We did not enjoy the latin-asian fusion food at all. Very strange flavor combinations that just didn't work. Food is a one star, but here's an extra one for the beautiful open air decor and setting.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends here based on taking the unlimited small plate option with drinks for $49 ahead. This was a really nice way to go enabling us to try nearly all the dishes with unlimited good beers, wines a fun cocktails to boot. Some good dishes but nothing out of the ordinary compared to a wagamamas or... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Zengo is an urban-sophisticated Latin-Asian restaurant with mid-range price points. It specializes in tapas meant for the table to taste and share, with its weekend brunch special offering unlimited small plates + bottomless mimosas for $40/person. Any desire I could want for from a Sunday brunch was appeased with my visit here. An assortment of palatable menu options and plenty... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I had a deal voucher for Zengo and was quite satisfied with our experience. Although it's a tapas restaurant, their portions were generous enough. I would suggest you request an outdoor seat - LOTS of people watching. When you arrive, you take an elevator up to the restaurant. I think they need a better sign indicating you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wandering with 2 sets of families in santa monica looking for a place to eat and happened on this place onto of the smo mall. Very warm welcome and seated inside on a long table.Freindly waiter explained the fusion style menu and recommended sharing which we did. The food came out at nice stages(not all at once) and it was... More 

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Additional Information about Zengo - Santa Monica

Address: 395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: +1 310-899-1000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Asian

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