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Zengo - Santa Monica

395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-899-1000
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Ranked #37 of 563 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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melbourne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Santiago, Chile
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family was traveling together in March this year when we visited Zengo. There were 15 in our party, including 6 children between 6 and 15 and an infant in a stroller. Many places we ate were complicated over the idea of handling such a large group but at Zengo we were welcomed, given a lovely location in the outdoor... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I visited this restaurant twice on my recent trip to Santa Monica. I had two 17 years old girls with me for march Break. We had dinner out every night, but they enjoyed this restaurant the most. The restaurant is on the third floor of the mall and the open air tables overlooking third street promenade were particularly nice. The... More

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