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Zen Forrest

4148 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653
727-372-9545
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations
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Tampa, Florida, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Chef Victor has the most amazing specials, which only enhances his wonderful regular menu. He even made my father something off the menu when he learn of his dietary restrictions. Try this place. You will not be disappointed. The beer and wine choices are fantastic as well!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Guess I bought into the hype, was expecting much more from the tripadvisor reviews. Everything we had was just ok and didn't live up to the price or the ambiance. Nice wait staff and a very clean venue just not worth the cash. Tasted more like fast food to my wife and I. Maybe we expect too much from Asian... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you've been putting off a visit to Zen Forest because it is a few extra miles to drive, you're making a mistake. The location is a little unlikely, but you'll find the restaurant's size is perfect for the highly personalized treatment you'll receive from the servers and chef. We've been through the menu multiple times; it's ALL great, and... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I apologize for not sharing this little gem earlier. We have been going to Zen Forrest for the past few years now. Chef Victor does a fabulous job with everything he does. The presentation of the food is always beautiful and flavors of the food are delicious. Our favorite appetizer is the Spice Tuna Tartar with Crispy Wontons. My husband... More

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Holiday, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the best Asian food we've ever had...ever. The chef is an award winning chef. He is so talented at what he does. This is our favorite date night restaurant...or for special occasions. It's a little pricey, but I promise it's well worth it! Everything we've tried here has been top notch...I can't say enough about this place!

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Dover, Delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was my first experience at Zen Forrest. I found this restaurant due to its favorable reviews here in trip advisor. My lunch partner and I were promptly greeted upon walking in and were encouraged to sit where we wanted. We found a table in the corner and looked over the lunch menu in front of us. This restaurant appears... More

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Hudson, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were so excited to go to lunch here today. We came specifically for Pho. Apparently they only serve Pho on Monday nights. So we decided to stay and try something else. We went with the stir frys which the server Dora recommended. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and provided great service but not sure why she recommended these dishes.... More

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New Port Richey, FL
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188 reviews 188 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

usually love this restaurant and will continue to go for lunch and specials like this but was sadly disappointed w/this brunch. we got to choose bet. three apps, 3 meals, 2 desserts. we were sure to try it all and the seafood soup and banana cake were the only two standouts. good size crowd, had a newer waitress I think... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is always enjoyable to dine at Zen Forest.. The wide selection of beautifully prepared and presented food was quite unexpected on our first visit. Every dish we've tried exceeded expectations. The location is not where you'd expect to find this caliber of food and service. If you try it you'll be back again and again.

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Clearwater, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First, I have to confess... When I read there was an Asian fusion restaurant in Pasco County, I was skeptical. But my friends and I were looking for a restaurant near Trinity and the guest of honor wanted Asian of some variety. The reviews were good, so, fingers crossed, we ventured to Zen Forrest. Well, I stand corrected on my... More

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