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Zengo - Santa Monica

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395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Broadway)
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.
+1 310-899-1000
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fusian Asian

After a hard days shopping, Zengo's was the perfect tonic. Friendly service in a busy restaurant. The food was great and we ended up orderring more as we went along. You will need advice from the waiters as the choice is too big.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Joe P
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Uk
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  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a hard days shopping, Zengo's was the perfect tonic. Friendly service in a busy restaurant. The food was great and we ended up orderring more as we went along. You will need advice from the waiters as the choice is too big.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

big variety of starters and main courses. was an all you can eat offer including drinks (cocktails, too), which was just perfect for a cosy evening in a great location with tasty food.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-899-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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