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Zen Asian Fusion

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Dilworth
Japanese, Asian, Fusion
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1716 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203-6085 (East Boulevard)
7043589688
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
2nd visit was as good as the 1st

We've been here twice and really enjoyed it both times. Love the empanadas and the tres leches cake. Nice place, nice vibe. Great service. Haven't had anything bad yet

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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buffalo, ny
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buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We've been here twice and really enjoyed it both times. Love the empanadas and the tres leches cake. Nice place, nice vibe. Great service. Haven't had anything bad yet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great atmosphere. This is one of our favorite places!! Friendly atmosphere great taste to just a simple welcome back..Thank you Zen Team for making our date nights the Best!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I love a fusion concept that is properly executed. These guys know that they are doing. I had the lo mein with shrimp and it was pretty good. My friend got a paella it was pretty good ( i have tried paella throughout Spain). The service was good although a bit awkward.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Out for business dinner - varied menu with Sushi, Thai, Japanese dishes to choose from. Everyone got what they wanted, everything was tasty and served promptly. Service was pleasant and friendly - nice experience and good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was my second time at Zen Fusion, and I've had great experiences both times. Be prepared because the menu is a mix of Asian and Spanish style, which was hard to get the mind around (tapas or dim sum? Pasta or Sushi?). Overall the Asian favors are delicate and authentic, I'm going back next time I'm in town.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Okay... So having lived in NC, I can say I have been here a few times. Every time I have eaten here, it's been so-so. I think the food is just O.K, but for some reason, every time I've eaten here, something has gone wrong. I have been able to look past the fact that neither the food nor experience... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I never review restaurants, but the owner and staff go out of the way to make each experience great. We have never had a bad, or even mediocre dish. While Asian restaurants are not known for desserts, the coconut cake is fantastic, and I am a coconut cake lover. Great food, reasonable price.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with a friend at Zen Asian Fusion. It is definitely "fusion" - featuring Asian and Spanish cuisine. We started with appetizers - Blue cheese fried calamari (absolutely delicious), clams steamed with chorizo (awesome) and shrimp in a garlic and pepper sauce (good). I had their signature drink, a Zen 88, which was delicious. Our dinner entrees were Grilled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Zen is always good. We always have great service and great food. My son likes the Asian Cuisine where I love the Spanish food. We have never been disappointed with our selections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I eat here all the time. It is our favorite Asian restaurant in Charlotte. We always each get a pork spring roll. We also always get the dumplings. I usually get the Chicken Lo Mein (not on the menu but they will make it) My wife likes the Basil Chicken or the Pad Thai.

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Additional Information about Zen Asian Fusion

Address: 1716 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203-6085
Phone Number: 7043589688
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Dilworth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1716 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203-6085
    (East Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Dilworth
  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Phone Number: 7043589688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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