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House of Zen

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Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free, Contemporary, Fusion
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3 St Annes Square | St Anne's Square, Belfast BT1 2LR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8688
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not very busy and lacked a bit of atmosphere which is understandable as it was a Monday night so didn't mind this! Had a Chinese teapot cocktail which was very nice but £14 so you'd hope so. We had the 3 course set menu at £27/28 each. Shared crispy duck to start which was amazing. Then had sweet and sour... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends. Table booked for a large group so they sat us at 2 different table arrangements. There was loads of space so not sure what they were thinking! Food wise - it arrived quickly enough. It was ok. Not the best I've had and not the worst. The portion sizes were good. Service with a smile? Not in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited House of Zen twice, most recently yesterday, Saturday 9 July 2016. Unfortunately I'm not a fan of the restaurant interior which feels cramped and far too dark. However there's a lovely small seated area outside where you can eat on a dry, sunny day or finish a drink. It allows you to take in St Anne's Square and... More 

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Chu C, Public Relations Manager at House of Zen, responded to this review

Good Morning Ciara Thanks so much for taking the time to review our restaurant and we are sorry you didn't enjoy our vegetarian dishes. We need feedback from our customers to ensure we improve in the right areas, your feedback will be discussed with our chefs and will of course help us improve our vegetarian options. We are delighted you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place was crowded, usually a good sign.... an unfriendly offhand greeter was not. As is quite normal in authentic Chinese restaurants, while looking at the menu we asked for tea. It came - a tea bag in a glass latte mug - with a biscuit on the side. Not a good start. The menu was varied and looked promising. However... More 

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been in better Chinese Restaurants. The place was packed with people, no idea why. Belfast is definitely not the place to eat anymore, rural areas are better and cheaper. Had a Curry and it was the blandest I've ever eaten. If you like Chinese food I would avoid

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Thank Trevor M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious dinner here last Friday! Really tasty, lots of choice which kept everyone happy! Cocktails were yummy and again lots of choice, so needless to say we had to try a few! The prawns were absolutely delicious, I didn't share :)

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1 Thank DLB0518
belfast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over rated restaurant, overpriced for the size of the portions, guess its got something to do with the so-called upmarket area "The Cathedral Quarter". There are better Chinese places in Belfast to eat at....

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Thank davy147
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently visited House of Zen, Cathedral Quarter with a group of friends. The service was fantastic and the cocktail menu was very creative and innovative. The food was served quite quickly and was delicious. Probably the best Asian Cuisine available in Belfast.

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1 Thank Kerria87
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard great comment's about zen , and it was everything I had heard , great for service food a real good experience. ...

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1 Thank 345jackie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An excellent, reasonably priced Chinese. Very pleasant staff. Service is excellent and the food is very tasty. I enjoyed it and I'll be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $33
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 St Annes Square | St Anne's Square, Belfast BT1 2LR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9027 8688
Description
Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to the Zen Restaurant Group, the Cool and Elegant House of Zen.

The House of Zen blends a little bit of The Orient into the Traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.

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