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The Crane, St. Philip, BB18079, Barbados
246-423-6220
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasantly surprised!

I'm often cautious of trying Japanese or Thai restaurants when on vacation (unless I'm in a big city known for its food) but my family figured, why not give it a whirl. And I will say, we were pleasantly surprised. Living in NY, I think that maybe we get a little spoiled with all of the "special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Amy_M06
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Sag Harbor, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Zen is my favorite restaurant for dinner at The Crane and Barbados due to the beautiful view overlooking Crane Beach and consistently warm service and best Asian food on the island! We've been going for years when at the Crane for Spring Break. We've dined early dinners (6pm) for romantic meals, birthday celebrations for groups, and family meals. You must... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We (my party of 16 including myself) went to Zen for my GF's birthday dinner. In the beginning...After we were all seated, our server introduced herself (JadeAnn, but heavily subject to correction) and gave us the unavailable items and dinner began and went very well. We ordered wines and cocktails and apps, mains and a few opted for the tasting... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Ambiance, great food and friendly staff! Location is a bonus..ask for window seats. Walk around the grounds after dinner and be sure to visit the areas overlooking the cliffs.

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Sag Harbor, New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I'm often cautious of trying Japanese or Thai restaurants when on vacation (unless I'm in a big city known for its food) but my family figured, why not give it a whirl. And I will say, we were pleasantly surprised. Living in NY, I think that maybe we get a little spoiled with all of the "special" rolls and salads... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

First time to Zen. Was recommended by some English people who live out here in Barbados. Service couldn't be faulted. Friendly and very efficient. I had Japanese and my husband had Thai. Everything was very sweet, too sweet. Thai curry lacked a bit of bite but maybe that was just down to bad choice of dish. The restaurant was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The thai currys are so nice and the sushi is great. May i also add this has the best service out of all the crane restaurants. On Par with London sushi restaurants

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Malden On Hudson, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our dinner at Zen was extremely disappointing. We reserved specific seats in advance and called an hour and a half prior to our reservation to confirm our seats (having had a problem here before). When we arrived, people were sitting in our seats. We asked the person we had spoken to only an hour and a half prior what happened... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Ithe host/server was awesome. She focused on our enjoyment of the dinner as well as serving exceptional quality food. I wish we were vacationing longer so we could return. I highly recommend the Zen., even though it is pricey, the experience is worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I hate to do this but I had the worst meal and experience in a restaurant here. Ever. I waited months to write this review hoping I could look back and think, that wasn't really that bad. It was. I eat out a lot, all over the world. I also visit Barbados a lot and stay at The Crane a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visted the Zen on a wednesday night. There were four of us. We all had Thai menu and all were very happy with the meal. the duck dish was excellent. the restaurant has a great view over the ocean. a fun night out enjoyed by all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Crane, St. Philip, BB18079, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Philip Parish
  • Phone Number: 246-423-6220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?