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“A good thing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of ZenKitchen

ZenKitchen
634 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K4, Canada
613-233-6404
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Ranked #140 of 2,195 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Ottawa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A good thing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

The most inspiring upscale vegetarian cuisine in Ottawa with an asian fusion slant to the menu. Intimate setting. Worth a visit, but be sure to have a reservation

Visited September 2011
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Always Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

When my wife and I first found out about Zen Kitchen in Ottawa, we couldn't wait to visit. As strict vegetarians, we are always looking for good, healthy vegan food and we were pleased to hear of this new restaurant in Ottawa.

Although the restaurant is small, the service, quality and taste at Zen is HUGE! We were delighted with our meals and can't wait to visit again. Chef Caroline's vision is amazing.

Zen Kitchen is on our "must visit" list for Ottawa.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“A Truly Gourmet Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Any dish on the many is absolutely fantastic. The menu is very diverse, from perogies, to thai soup. Each dish has a very unique and fantastic taste to it. The restaurant is very small, so reservations are definetely recommened. The atmosphere is nice as well, warm earth tones. The desserts were very rich. Overall, a very fantastic meal.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Finally, a fine dining experience for vegans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

We've recently adopted the vegan lifestyle and though we enjoy meals prepared at home, eating out can certainly be a challenge. Not so at Zen Kitchen. The whole menu is available to us. What a treat!! Everything we had this evening was amazing. My husband has also cut out all fats from new way of life. To help him make an appropriate selection from the menu the chef came over to our table to make some recommendations. He also replaced an oil-based salad dressing for a fat-free one that he whipped up to accommodate. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be returning to this gem of a place. If you are considering trying out this wonderful restaurant, do make a reservation as it fills up fast.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Vegans and Non-Vegans will love it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

This little unassuming place is fanatic. The service was great and the food was amazingly creative and so delicious. I had the untraditional breakfast with tempeh bacon and tofu eggs that were amazing. I am not a vegan, but I am open to trying new things and this place makes me want to try more vegan restaurants in the future.
Just go.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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