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Zen Asian Fusion

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Dilworth
Japanese, Asian, 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
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Best Asian in Charlotte

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband treated me to an early Mother's Day dinner here. This was my first visit and before coming here I thought that Jade Asian Fusion was the best sushi I ever had. Well Zen has taken that spot. I had 3 different rolls, but my absolute favorite was the Bruce Lee sushi roll. I wanted take my shoes off... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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234 reviews 234 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We dined at Zen for lunch on Tuesday and it was amazing! We were greeted promptly and politely at the door and seated immediately. The restaurant is very clean, modern and comfortable. Our server took our drink order (they have a full bar) and gave us time to peruse the menu. I was in the mood for something spicy but... More 

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Rhode Island
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120 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Following the advice of others on Trip Advisor, and finding the place while going around Dilworth, we tried it for a Saturday night. We made a reservation (but it did not seem necessary at the 6:30 time period), and seated quickly. Service was great, and the manager seemed on top of everything (stopped by our table twice). Tapas were varied... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Better than Roy's Fusion and that is one of my favorites. Try the tuna tartare...just excellent. Service is terrific, and great for a good quick lunch as well.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This trendy restaurant is a great place to go for date night! My husband and I enjoyed a great evening meal here, thanks to a tip from Trip Advisor. We would have never found this great place had it not been for our look at trip advisor. We sat in a funky little booth with uncomfortable seats, but the food... More 

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Spartanburg
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

When my wife and I visit Charlotte, we often go to Zen. The sushi is great but the best thing on the menu is the Bunn dish. Also the cocktails are very tasty. The only problem is the service is hit or miss. If it is not too busy you are fine, but if it is busy and you get... More 

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Concord, NC
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260 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our first time to this restaurant. Fun combination of food offerings ranging with the spanish tapas dishes to the sushi. Our group of five had the diablo mussels, scallops, blue cheese calamari and several sushi rolls. All were delicious. Excellent service and special attention has to be what brings the regulars back to this popular spot in Dilworth. Outside seating... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We ate at Zen Fusion for the first time this New Year's Eve. The food and service were excellent, The prices were reasonable. The menu was definitely a fusion. Our table had Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish and Sushi dishes. Easy, free parking too!

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Charlotte
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I made a reservation this past month for a group of six girlfriends. The service was amazing, they let us pick where we wanted to sit, the food was delicious and the server had great recommendations. I love this place and can't wait to go back. Always excellent.

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