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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
Hours:
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having done a bit of global travel (including China, Japan, Singapore), I decided to eat at Zen Forest for the first time last evening. The staff was indeed friendly and helpful and the restaurant is clean, open with good atmosphere. For a little strip mall in New Port Richey, FL, it's not a bad experience. The actual food however, left... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When I visited Zen I had steak which was fantastic, perfectly seasoned, perfectly done. probably the best I have ever had. That however, was where my satisfaction ended. The springroll was chewy and hard to eat, the salad was very sweet. The staff was very attentive and they kept my water glass topped off. I had all intentions of complaining... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a surprise to find such an exotic restaurant so close to home. We have tried other "Thai" restaurants, but this one surpasses all expectations. And -- the prices are right! We will surely be returning.

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Port Richey, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed the evening with husband and friends. Food was good (not exceptional) and was a nice clean little restaurant. Had a coupon from Groupon. Would go back again.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As a restaurateur and with the limited time I have to venture out and relax myself, I am extremely selective in where I dine. This is one I love. The wine selection is fantastic and Chef Victor always keeps the menu fresh and interesting. I feel the pricing is more than reasonable as well. The atmosphere is relaxing and the... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went here 4 days ago. Started with pot-stickers and Zen Forrest rolls, which had (what we thought) was beef inside, but the menu says chicken and vegetables....! We liked both dishes. My husband had beef nagimaki which he liked, I tried it and didn't like it. I have chicken curry, which was all white meat, I ordered it medium... More

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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