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Zen Forrest

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4148 Rowan Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34653-6116
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Port Richey, Florida
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212 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

New Port Richey seems to be sorely lacking a good, dine-in, Chinese Restaurant. Zen Forrest fits the bill, and goes further. I love the minimalist decor, and service is excellent. The menu is extensive, but, as I said, we were only interested in their Chinese offerings, I can personally attest that the General Tso's and Lemon Chicken are par excellence.... More 

Thank Tom B
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had their special 4 can eat for $29 take out deal. General Tso Chicken, Green Goddess Rice, Zen Rolls, Salad and cookies for dessert. Just spectacular. All the flavors were complimentary. Lot of food. Fresh ingredients. Whole chicken breasts. Asked for extra spicy and was not disappointed. (Nose is still running a bit) Love the house salad dressing with... More 

Thank 14ll41
New Port Richey, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food prepared with an Aisian flair. They use all fresh and organic vegetables. The food is prepared after you order so it comes out hot and fresh. Cold salads that aren't just your regular ole salad, always something special.

Thank Robert L
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fresh fish with Green goddess rice is awesome. Service was superb. Very casual place with great food.

Thank Carol P
Port Richey, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, service also good. Good food choices. I would definitely recommend. Can also accommodate large party

Thank freed322004
New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The amount of food on the plate is like kid's meal.If you are hungry and want to eat real food,this is not the place for you.Okay, some of the food is tasty but short that's why you can get the real essence of the food.I like their ceviche and Thai tea.Their place is too dark at night.Staff are friendly,though.I've been... More 

Thank Rosalin S
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My husband and I have eaten here for dinner a few times, but today was our first time for lunch. It was great! I tried the Banh Mi (French/Vietnamese pork sandwich). I'm not usually too adventurous when it comes to Asian food, but this sounded good, so I gave it a try. DEE-licious! It's very spicy, but the flavor of... More 

Thank Cobalt99
Trinity, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went to Zen Forest for a ladies luncheon. The atmosphere is OK, a little run of the mill but the service was great and the place was very clean. The food was good and the selection was good too. Would go back if in the neighborhood.

Thank Mary M
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I love the food at this restaurant. There are multiple sauce options and they are equally delicious. The atmosphere is nice but the service can be slow at times.

Thank Rebecca K
Trinity, Florida
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went for lunch with a friend and I ordered sesame chicken and it was so good I could have licked the plate but I remembered my manners. The prices are such a bargain for such wonderful food. Can you tell I am a fan. This is a hidden gem and it should have a line out the door every day.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Japanese, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4148 Rowan Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34653-6116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Port Richey
  • Phone Number: 727-372-9545

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