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7 Fayette Dr, Ste 2, South Burlington, VT 05403-6981
802-862-8886
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our Favorite Chinese Restaurant

We eat here in the summer when we have an urge for Chinese food. The food seems very fresh and the service is top notch. The dining room has a very pleasant atmosphere also.

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

We eat here in the summer when we have an urge for Chinese food. The food seems very fresh and the service is top notch. The dining room has a very pleasant atmosphere also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For starters, my tangerine chicken was made with white meat only, not cheaper dark meat.It was lightly fried, cooked perfectly,and was very tasty. Wife's steamed shrimp and vegetables was also perfectly cooked, with tender shrimp. Surprised that they charged $ 3.75 for hot tea

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On my way back from Montreal and after being stuck on a traffic jam at the border for more than an hour, we decided to search for some Chinese restaurant in VT, we found Zen Gardens in South Burlington, I wasn't looking for much, just a simple shrimp fried rice, my wife ordered a pork dumpling dish, to my surprise... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Zen Garden's is very close to my apartment and I end up ordering take-away whenever I feel like having chinese food. Though I haven't sat down for dinner, it seemed to have a good ambiance and friendly staff. The food is tasty and I would recommend it.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had dinner here on a Saturday night and the restaurant was not crowded, the service was good and personable, and the food was good.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have had lunch and dinner here recently and both were good. Had Singapore noodles from their traditional chinese menu and it was great. I am sure you know there are a million ways to prepare Singapore noodles as Asia's most popular street food. The Zen Gardens version of curried rice noodles with schrimp was delightful. For lunch a few... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were traveling with a large group and laced a large take out order. They were pretty good about getting everything right and it was done very quickly as well. Overall the food was good but a little different than we in NJ expect. The General chicken and Sesame chicken had no sauce, which was very different for us.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We order take out weekly. The food is ALWAYS great. I've had a chance to tour the kitchen and it was very clean. The dine-in restaurant does not have much atmosphere, but they can handle large groups.

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Central CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went to this spacious restaurant with family. We ordered the seafood hot and sour soup which was delicious. Also had the Szechuan dumplings which were good. We had rice cakes with pressed bean curd, duck with basil, and three pepper chicken which was spicy, but tasty. All the dishes were very good, and they have a whole page of traditional... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Really enjoyed this place!! HUGE menu. Our group went here after the movies, and were delighted with our meal. We had a lovely Pu-Pu Platter, perfectly cooked and good quality meat and seafood. We ordered Seafood in a Birds Nest, Dragon and Phoenix, Happy Family, and Beef with Brocolli to share. All dishes werer piping hot, and excellent quality fresh... More 

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Additional Information about Zen Gardens

Address: 7 Fayette Dr, Ste 2, South Burlington, VT 05403-6981
Phone Number: 802-862-8886
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Fayette Dr, Ste 2, South Burlington, VT 05403-6981
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: 802-862-8886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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