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Zen Palate

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Midtown
Japanese, Vegetarian, Asian fusion
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663 9th Ave., New York City, NY 10036
(212) 582-1669
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unfortunately closing/changing to Italian

As a vegan I have enjoyed visiting this restaurant over the past few years when visiting the city. Their 'Rose Petals' dish with tofu skins is lovely and very different to anything I can get in the UK. Unfortunately, when visiting this week (9/15) I discovered that the restaurant is in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
diablodancer
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Blackboys, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I visited this restaurant in February 2007 as part of a group of friends and I have to say to date, this is the best restaurant along with Gobi's that I have ever eaten in. That is saying something really as its now been 7 years and I am yet to find the equivalent in the UK. Can you please... More 

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Princeton Jct.
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It is now out of business. It used to be one of the best in the city, but it was declining in recent years & now it is only an empty storefront. Sad to see it go...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As a vegan I have enjoyed visiting this restaurant over the past few years when visiting the city. Their 'Rose Petals' dish with tofu skins is lovely and very different to anything I can get in the UK. Unfortunately, when visiting this week (9/15) I discovered that the restaurant is in the process of converting to an Italian restaurant (Zen... More 

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Dover Plains, New York
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place has gotten some seriously mediocre reviews, but we really enjoyed it. There was only one guy working the day we showed up, but he still managed to provide us with really good service. We were traveling with my wife's vegetarian family from England, and they really enjoyed it as well. The 19-year-old (who doesn't like ANYTHING) thought it... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were at a conference in NY and this restaurant was recommended to us because it was a nearby vegetarian restaurant. We were looking forward to a meal that would make the vegetables shine. This restaurant does not do that. The food is not bad. But most of the dishes are 'fake meat'. The menu contains references to meat and... More 

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bat yam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a relly fun time at this place. intresting menu and many spcial dishes. highly recomended! try the noodels or the vegi burger..

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Carrollton, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Our family visited zen palate near Times Square this week for dinner. We are vegan and thought to try this place while in the city. We ordered several things from the menu - the food was pretty mediocre. I have been to several vegan places before and this one did not really offer any tastes that would make me want... More 

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South Dakota
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Not something that you will see at the normal Americanized Asian restaurants. Interesting meals that had our taste buds guessing. If you like interesting dishes, this could be your place.

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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very good and very reasonable . A seperate gluten free menu and a waiter who saw that soy sauce came out and without me saying anything took it back for a gluten free sauce.The front wall slides back and was great for enjoying the sights and sounds. Appetizer and meal for under $15. I will go again..

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San Diego, California
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As a longtime vegetarian and a senior with blood pressure issues, I always look for creative meals minus the salt found in most restaurant meals. The waiter here was extremely patient and his recommendations were right on. I had sautéed dumplings with peanut sauce, and perfectly cooked steamed veggies, which I also enjoyed the peanut sauce with. My plate was... More 

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Additional Information about Zen Palate

Address: 663 9th Ave., New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (212) 582-1669
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian, Asian fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 663 9th Ave., New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 582-1669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian, Asian fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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

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