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Zen Asian Bistro

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128 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6343
+1 207-947-3030
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Authentic Thai food Vietnamese and Japanese
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner right across from the Playhouse

Bathrooms were scary. Ordered drinks, they were average. Gin and tonic with flat tonic. Food was delicious though! I will absolutely try them again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
MaineTravelFan
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Bangor, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bangor, Maine
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Bathrooms were scary. Ordered drinks, they were average. Gin and tonic with flat tonic. Food was delicious though! I will absolutely try them again.

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Saco, Maine
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Hip layout for Bangor. Very good selection of creative Asian cuisine. Vietnamese/Thai stuff is especially good. Great lunch deals.

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Eddington, Maine
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128 reviews 128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Have eaten in, and the service was only so, so, so tried takeout. Excellent service from the young man who presented our order and the food was good. Not exceptional but good.

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Dexter, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went here and had a wonderful time. Right in downtown Bangor. The food is good the menu is varied between types and has lots of good choices. Service was very good. Good value for the money

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went here for dinner on our one night in Bangor. Knew we would be feasting on Maine Seafood for the next 9 days so wanted something a little different. The service was just okay, they kept trying to get us to sit at a "sunken" booth which normally would have been great but I was in a knee brace and... More 

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Morrisville, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped in for an early dinner. Only 1 other couple was there. The doors were open and there were some flies around that the waitress tried to whisk away. The dumplings from the appetizer menu were hot but not very tasty. The House Special chicken dish was not very hot, the chicken was dry and tasteless and the stir... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Three of us went there Saturday. Pull into the parking lot and get OVERWHELMED by the stench of an overflowing dumpster. My daughter, a local, says that's a standard. 6:30 on a Saturday, only 8 customers. Two servers and a bartender. Took HALF AN HOUR to get water. Waitress spilled some on floor and was going to leave it until... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were lucky to get any food. Waiting 45 min for soup. 2 servers seemed overwhelmed by about 8 tables...on a not so busy Wednesday night. Would not recommend the sushi. Bland and underwhelming for the price.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The title says it all. Our waitress was surly, and repeatedly told us she usually works somewhere else. We asked for no fish sauce, and our spring rolls came with a dip full of it. Her advice was, "Don't eat it then". My expectations are low in Bangor, as good food is rare here, and they still were horrible. Wish... More 

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Hillsborough, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a hot Saturday in July, and we were pleased with the cool, quiet Zen-like atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not good. My Tom Yum soup was good, but my Thai salad was filled with "tired" lettuce and topped with rancid, inedible fried wonton noodles. My husband's dish had an overlooked sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6343
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-947-3030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Authentic Thai food Vietnamese and Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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