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Zen Asian Fusion

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Dilworth
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1716 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203-6085 (East Boulevard)
7043589688
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a great meal - greeted by the owner - wait staff remembers you. The menu makes everyone in your group happy.

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1 Thank FMDTrip2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu was fun, mix of Spanish and Asian. We started with the steamed dumplings and empanadas, not a bad size for the price We were seated on the outdoor covered patio, nice breeze and enjoyed seeing all going on around Kenilworth. Overall, it was OK. 3 of us got more of the Thai fare, which came out luke warm... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The management and wait staff at Zen Asian Fusion are phenomenal. The food is incredible. I call this place my modern day Cheers! They come to know you by name. Every employee here is committed to you having a delightful experience. This is my husband's and my go to place for date night. The atmosphere is perfect for date night... More 

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1 Thank NFelipe
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The combination sounds unusual, but it works! Both cuisines honor seafood and work well with "small plates". Be sure to try the grilled calamari, which is much better than the fried served in most places. The Spanish appetizers are even better: gambas al ajillo, patatas bravas, and mejillones diablo. Be sure to pair the seafood with a glass or bottle... More 

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Thank bigkirk4
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good and they gave us a substantial amount. I normally don't eat all of my meal but I couldn't stop until it was all gone. The atmosphere was good but there is no cheap parking nearby.

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1 Thank Carolyn P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Restaurant in Charlotte- hands down. Spanish tapas, sushi, Asian plus the best dessert!! Sangria is great too! This is my favorite restaurant in all of Charlotte! Service and style never disappoint.

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1 Thank Crystal R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Zen Asian Fusion about three times. It is an excellent restaurant. It has a wonderfully eclectic menu ranging from paella to sushi. I've tried numerous menu items and never been disappointed. It's definitely worth a try.

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1 Thank Renaldo T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places in Charlotte. Once you get past the fusion of Asian and Spanish you'll be fine. It's actually not fusion- They offer items from both types of menus they don't try to combine the two cuisines. Ask for the story as to why. Everything is great. Service is always great. It's a family run business and... More 

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Thank Famishedtraveler
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted sushi traveling with a group with many different food requests. We stumbled across Zen. Everyone was able to eat and I had some sushi. Although the sushi selection was not as large as I wanted, the yellowtail sashimi was very good.

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1 Thank MsAllFiftyStates
McCordsville, Indiana
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do NOT miss this wonderful experience. The food was fresh and bursting with just the right amount of pazzaz. Our server was knowledgeable and skillful. The wine list is interesting and exciting. As I said, "Don't miss this one!"

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Sushi, Spanish, Asian, Thai, Japanese, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203-6085
    (East Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Dilworth
  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Phone Number: 7043589688

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