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Zengo - Santa Monica

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395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Broadway)
+1 310-899-1000
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014

Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends here based on taking the unlimited small plate option with drinks for $49 ahead. This was a really nice way to go enabling us to try nearly all the dishes with unlimited good beers, wines a fun cocktails to boot. Some good dishes but nothing out of the ordinary compared to a wagamamas or... More 

Thank KCB1980
Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

Zengo is an urban-sophisticated Latin-Asian restaurant with mid-range price points. It specializes in tapas meant for the table to taste and share, with its weekend brunch special offering unlimited small plates + bottomless mimosas for $40/person. Any desire I could want for from a Sunday brunch was appeased with my visit here. An assortment of palatable menu options and plenty... More 

Thank Kristen N
Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I had a deal voucher for Zengo and was quite satisfied with our experience. Although it's a tapas restaurant, their portions were generous enough. I would suggest you request an outdoor seat - LOTS of people watching. When you arrive, you take an elevator up to the restaurant. I think they need a better sign indicating you... More 

Thank Stylchik
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wandering with 2 sets of families in santa monica looking for a place to eat and happened on this place onto of the smo mall. Very warm welcome and seated inside on a long table.Freindly waiter explained the fusion style menu and recommended sharing which we did. The food came out at nice stages(not all at once) and it was... More 

Thank Ricky B
Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I dined at Zengo on September 6, 2014, for dinner. There is an outside dining patio as well as a large inside space with views of the shopping center. The food is Mexican-Asian fusion with a mainly tapas menu and about 7 or 8 traditional entree offerings. We opted to try the tapas and enjoyed most of... More 

Thank Mspeppers
Fresno, California, United States
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Picked this restaurant by chance. What an interesting menu. A variety of choices from tapas to main dishes. The four of us shared a calamari salad, tempura asparagus tacos, a crab/avocado dish, a polenta pork dish, edamame, sushi and a candy bar dessert. This is a very innovative menu from a creative chef. While some of the combinations sound unusual,... More 

Thank Jema_T_12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This place is great if you like mexican food. Prices are reasonable and food is really fresh and tasty. It one of the best places I have visited in LA and the valley. Service was very friendly and helpfull. Nice place to have a good lunch or dinner!

Thank Gerrit D
Orange County, CA
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was one of the best brunch meals I have had. This is not your usual all you can eat brunch setup. Zengo has a menu of dishes that are offered for the brunch. The portions are small but it is all you can eat and you can order as many dishes as you want for $39. So you do... More 

Thank theRoamingCritic
Kansas City
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Too bad more of the world doesn't "brunch" like Los Angelenos. We visited on a Sunday morning at 10am to an empty restaurant that was packed an hour later. We opted for the unlimited brunch which just be shared by the entire table. $39 for drinks and small plates and nothing disappointed! The waitress was always around filling our mimosas... More 

Thank jcamis
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I came to Zengo for a business dinner and we had a magnificent time! My colleague and I both got the unlimited zengo which we were able to have unlimited small plates, and unlimited drinks! We enjoyed so many of the options and drank several margaritas and had some excellent wine! We sat outside and had a lovely meeting. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Japanese, Sushi, Spanish, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Santa Monica Place #306N, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Public Transportation: The Big Blue Bus and Rapid line both have drop offs in front of the Santa Monica Place at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-899-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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