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“The gen on Zen!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zen

Zen
Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8FE, Northern Ireland
02890232244
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Ranked #112 of 778 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Craigavon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“The gen on Zen!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Went on a Sunday for a late lunch. Ordered a few starters then were advised the evening menu had kicked in and prices were much more expensive for our main, though choices expanded too. Would have been nice to have been told that at the start. Waitresss was grumpy, uncommunicative and made no effort to be friendly at all even though there was hardly anyone else there at the time.
The food was excellent however and we would go back. The crispy duck salad main we shared after a few gorgeous goyza and terrific tempura was divine, I would return for that alone. Good value for money too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“a amazing place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Zen was amazing place to eat i had the 4 course set menu and it was lovely the best Chinese i have ever had and i like a Chinese and we had sushi as well in with the 4 course meal the staff were very friendly and helpful

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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northern ireland
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Flawless zen experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I went to zen last night for our 5 year anniversary we
Arrived early and were immediately seated upstairs the start here cannot do enough for you wiping your hands before dinner puting your napkin on your lap cleaning your table between courses I had an osaka lady and zen garden cocktails both were amazing we have honey peppered chicken with rice and steak wrapped in asparagus both were gorgeous and for dessert chocolate cake with ice cream. I just love zen and keep coming back for more.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of my Favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Love this place. It is always amoung my top picks in Belfast. Really nice atmosphere, perfect for couples. Not the cheapest though. Food is always exceptional. Service is great, and always greeted with a smile!! Will be back and would recommend

Visited March 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Out of town visit with good results”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had no expectations of what to expect from this place and only ended up there due to a recommendation from our hotel which was close by. It was described as Japanese, but my interpretation would be more chinese with a bit of an asian twist going on. Ended up choosing a banquet menu which didn't disappoint - the duck salad starter course being particular good. Decent value for a meal out, but not the best value chinese you'll ever have.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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