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Zen Asian Bistro

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128 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6343
+1 207-947-3030
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bangor, Maine
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty of seating, very good service, and a small, but very good buffet. Not like the same flavor mega-Chinese buffets, Zen has about 8 choices, with soup, spring rolls, and wings as well. Their fried rice is fantastic- not greasy, not salty, and they always have a curry dish. Pleasant way to gorge oneself on a Tuesday afternoon. I believe... More 

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Thank TommyC65_Bangor
Maine
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are vegetarians and often seek out the local Thai restaurant for dinner. Zen served delicious food and our server was friendly and efficient.

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Thank Larissa C
Dixmont, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Very friendly service and great menu. Love the basil fried rice and spicy drunken noodles. Have eaten in and had a lot of take out. Have found the service can be a little slow so if you are in a rush you speak up when you order.

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Thank Cece1985
Lincoln, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We've been here a about three times over the past few years. Always willing to test out a place again to see if it has changed.(Plus I was really craving the drunken noodles from the old Thai place.) It had not. The previous place they ran, the "Thai Siam" was really very good, great sized portions and the staff quite... More 

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Thank Travelmonkey2055
Bangor, Maine
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Excellent food. Restaurant was completely empty at 12:45 on a Monday, okay Mondays aren't that busy. Waitress took at least 15 minutes to come to the table. Really? There was literally no one else there. It was also quite cold inside, they were probably conserving heat for the non-customers. Food was VERY good though, had Zen Rangoon (a little too... More 

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Thank Mainefamily23
Brewer, Maine
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Thai Siam used to be down the street, then moved over to become part of the Zen Asian Bistro. We expected the same level of deliciousness, but we were wrong. The food was bland. The waitstaff didn't listen to me, but was happy to listen to my husband. It also seemed to be a lot more expensive than it used... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stopped in for a solo dinner. Service was excellent as were the Zen Rangoons! The sushi was limited, but very good. If you have a hankering for Asian fare, you would be foolish not to stop!

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Thank Burns57777
Bangor, Maine
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

You could not ask for better service if you were fine dining at a five star restaurant. The food is great, large variety of flavorful meals. You get so much to pick from. We can not wait to go back?

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Thank Lo3rn
Bangor, Maine
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The dishes here are fresh, made to order and tasty. Until a few months ago, Japanese and Vietnamese dishes were available in addition to Thai, but no longer. In any event, it is also a pleasant evening even when the waitstaff is sketchy.

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Thank Metsfan123
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time here, we were pleasantly surprised. We started with an appetizer that was similar to Crab Rangoons but I can't remember what they were called. We had them fried and they were amazing! My husband had a scallop and eggplant dish that he liked. I had the Pad Thai and it was very good! The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6343
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-947-3030
Description
Authentic Thai food Vietnamese and Japanese

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