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Zen Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant

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122 Middle Road, #02-02 Midlink Plaza, Singapore 188973, Singapore, Singapore
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Just looking at the photo no one would recognize those dishes are vegetarian. Perhaps producing meat alike vegetarian dishes are goal of the Chef thus the authenticity of vegetarian taste is ignored. Chicken teriyaki is coated in thick sauce giving an unpleasant aroma. You will not be able to identify if you are eating meat or veg.

Thank Vivian N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

For the past years till of late, we have been patronising this particular Japnese vegetarian restaurants even when it was last located in Midlink Bldg next door along the busy Middle Road in Singapore. The ambience was great albeit packed in a small size L1 corner of Fortune Centre next to the renown Chinese Buddhist and Hindu temples at Waterloo... More 

1 Thank Henry T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The entire Midlink building is closed for redevelopment. All tenants have moved out. The owners of Zen are looking for another location. Meanwhile you can try their other restaurant "Herbivore" at Fortune Center (junction of Middle Road and Bencoolen St) - slightly more pricey (even though the ambience isn't any more upmarket), but with many of our favourites from Zen.

5 Thank cchanmen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is one of my family's favourite restaurants. We're a vegetarian family, and my kids for some reason love Japanese food. This is one place we keep returning to. Wouldn't say the food is excellent, but it is good. Our favourite is the dobinmushi - mushroom soup served in a teapot. Great variety.

Thank cchanmen
Ludwigshafen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Being a vegeterian, I felt I would never be able to try Japanese cuisine - except maybe a fried rice or Tempura prepared out of secial request. But thanks to my friend, I discovered this place and just loved it. It gives a fair taste of Japanese food - if not the exact one you would get with non-vegeterian ingredients.... More 

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Mitcheldean, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised with the food here. Very nicely presented but i felt personally were small portions. However, still worth a visit to see this blend of Japanese-chinese type Vegetarian food. You may have to walk past the Fortune Centre to find it -parking may be difficult but I think there is a parking by the Fortune centre. THEN... More 

Thank Vegetarian4ever
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Top class japanese food for vegetarians. Its simplicity of ambiance allows the beauty and tastes of the food, prepared with care and love, to become clear in the Soul of the eater. My children enjoyed and said that they had never ever had such dilicously prepared vegetarian food before. We tried all types and from the whole menu. No alcoholic... More 

1 Thank asr50
Johor Bahru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Try their Unagi Don set, tonkatsu set, chawanmushi (made from beancurd)... BEST!!

Thank Jedi_ho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Service is speedy and efficient. The food is excellent and a good variety of choices. For a vegetarian restaurant - i would have to commend them for creativity when it comes to the menu. Loved the vegetarian unagi (japanese eel) - the closest i have tasted to the real thing. 1 complain though - the restaurant is not very spacious... More 

1 Thank sxght
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

If you are looking for a restaurant that offers you more than just the usual vegetarian fare, maybe try out what this newly opened restaurant situated in the Tourist Hotpot - Bugis, has to offer - Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine! Oh, it is not the Shojiin Ryori Cuisine (Zen Temple Food) but just the local's favourite Japanese Cuisine in Vegetarian version.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Japanese
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  • Address: 122 Middle Road, #02-02 Midlink Plaza, Singapore 188973, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Rochor
  • Neighborhood: Rochor
email: zenvege@hotmail.com

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