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ASIAN TAPAS​
edamame
lightly boiled then tossed in salt
5
seaweed salad
5
crispy spring roll (1)
vegetable, pork or crab cream cheese
2
chicken satay (4)
served with peanut sauce
8
chicken lettuce cups
8.5
summer roll
tofu (2)5
shrimp (2)7
calamari fried
calamari or grilled calamari
9
asian pork pot stickers
(6) steamed or pan fried
6
spicy tuna nacho (4)
seasoned tuna
10
shrimp tempura (4)
8
SPANISH TAPAS​
gambas al ajillo
sauteed shrimp in garlic and olive oil
9
mejillones diablo
sauteed mussels in a mildly spicy tomato sauce
12
langostinos al pil pil
sauteed jumbo shrimp in garlic, olive oil and paprika
12
empanadas traditional
spanish turnover filled with seasoned beef
8
gratinadas parmesan
baked scallops with marinara sauce
9.5
chorizo salteado
sauteed spanish sausage in a tomato sauce
9.5
blue cheese fried calamari
9.5
piquillo
roasted​ peppers with spinach and goat cheese
8
patatas bravas
fried potatoes in a mildly spicy aioli sauce
8
manchego cheese
7
SOUPS​
miso soup
3
thai shrimp hot and sour soup
4.5
chinese hot and sour soup
3
frijoles negros
black bean soup
4.5
SALADS​
dressing: ginger sesame, house vinaigrette, blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
house salad
mixed​ greens, tomato, cucumber, onion and green bell pepper
5
ginger sesame
house vinaigrette
blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
zen caesar salad
crisp romaine lettuce, shaved manchego, parmesan cheese and crispy wontons tossed with light creamy caesar ginger sesame dressing
7.5
ginger sesame
house vinaigrette
blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
spanish catalana salad
assorted​ greens and romaine lettuce, roasted peppers, artichokes, heart of palm and goat cheese
8.5
ginger sesame
house vinaigrette
blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
zenga salad
assorted greens and romaine lettuce, avocado, goat cheese, tomato, cashews and edamame beans
8.5
ginger sesame
house vinaigrette
blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
ASIAN STIR-FRY SPECIALTIES​
step 2: choose your stir - fry style; all entrees are served with white rice or brown rice (add $2 for additional meat)
broccoli
light​ brown sauce
white
brown
meat+2.00
mixed vegetables
light brown sauce
white
brown
meat+2.00
kung pao
mildly spicy chili soy sauce with water chestnuts, broccoli, scallions, peppers and peanuts
white
brown
meat+2.00
zen ginger vegetables
light ginger, white wine and garlic sauce
white
brown
meat+2.00
thai red or green curry
sauteed carrots, bell peppers, green beans, bamboo and basil in a medium spicy light coconut cream sauce
white
brown
meat+2.00
thai basil
sauteed carrots, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and basil in a light thai sweet basil sauce
white
brown
meat+2.00
masaman curry
sauteed potatoes, onions, green beans, zucchini, squash and basil in a medium spicy light coconut masaman curry sauce
white
brown
meat+2.00
NOODLE – PASTA​
pad thai
National Thai noodles with egg, bean sprouts, green onion, ground roasted peanuts and baked tofu
veggie11
chicken13
shrimp14
beef14
singapore noodle
thin rice noodles sautéed with chicken, shrimp, egg, bean sprouts, onions, red and green peppers in a light yellow curry
14
bun (vietnamese noodle)
grilled seasoned pork, chicken, shrimp and crispy pork spring rolls over vermicelli served at room temperature over shredded cucumbers, mint, cilantro, and crispy lettuce. served with our house light fish sauce and topped with roasted peanuts
15
fideos traditional
spanish recipe with a seafood combination of shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and calamari with angel hair pasta
19
mallorquinas
sauteed jumbo shrimp tossed with tomatoes, served over fettuccine pasta and parmesan cheese
16.5
fusion noodle
sauteed chicken, shrimp or scallops in a mildly spicy masaman curry sauce with peppers, onions and basil tossed with fettuccini pasta
chicken13
shrimp15
scallops16
mongolian crispy fried noodle
stir fried combination of beef tenderloin tips, chicken, shrimp, and mixed vegetables, served over crispy egg noodle
15
JAPANESE STYLE HIBACHI OR TERIYAKI​
all served with fried rice, white rice or brown rice and vegetables, choice of miso soup or salad with ginger sesame dressing (add $2 for additional meat)
chicken
all natural chicken
15
white
brown
miso soup
salad
meat+2.00
steak or shrimp
17
white
brown
miso soup
salad
meat+2.00
scallops
18
white
brown
miso soup
salad
meat+2.00
salmon
18
white
brown
miso soup
salad
meat+2.00
filet
24
white
brown
miso soup
salad
meat+2.00
ASIAN SPECIALTIES​
all entrees served with your choice of white or brown rice
hong kong sea bass
grilled sea bass filet, served with steamed spinach in a light ginger soy sauce
26
white
brown
salmon
grilled salmon filet with sautéed spinach and wasabi cream sauce
18
white
brown
sesame crusted ahi tuna
seared​ rare sesame ahi tuna with wasabi sweet soy sauce, served with steamed mixed vegetables
18
white
brown
tilapia and shrimp
grilled tilapia filet and shrimp, served with a spicy coconut cream green curry sauce
18
white
brown
beef tenderloin with black pepper sauce
stir fried with string beans, peppers, onions, scallions and broccoli with savory black pepper sauce
24
white
brown
vietnamese beef
sauteed seasoned beef tenderloin tips with asparagus, onion and lemongrass
15
white
brown
jumbo shrimp and scallops cantonese style
stir fried jumbo shrimp and scallops with the signature zen light ginger and scallion sauce
19.5
white
brown
SPANISH SPECIALTIES​
paella valenciana
traditional spanish recipe with a seafood combination of shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and calamari with spanish rice
small19
large36
zarzuela de mariscos traditional
spanish aromatic seafood stew cooked in spanish clay casserole with combination of fish, shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams and scallops in a tomato sauce, served with spanish rice
19
vieiras de miro
grilled scallops served with spanish rice and grilled asparagus in a light vodka tomato, basil cream sauce
18
lubina con romesco
grilled sea bass filet in a roasted pepper sauce, served with spanish rice and asparagus
26
filete de cabrales
grilled center cut beef tenderloin topped with blue cheese sauce, served with roasted potatoes and asparagus
24
churrasco de cerdo
grilled seasoned pork tenderloin topped with chimichurri sauce, served with spanish rice, black beans and plantains
17
berenjena rellena
stuffed eggplant with fresh sauteed spinach and cheese, served with spanish rice
12
paella de carne traditional
spanish recipe with a combination of chorizo, beef, pork and chicken with spanish rice
small19
large36
Sponsored by: Zen Fusion

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best Paella in Charlotte
1. Best Paella in Charlotte
"I’ve been looking for good paella forever since I last visited Spain."
Robert B
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2. Tres Leches Cake -Best Dessert
2. Tres Leches Cake -Best Dessert
"After a couple of visits they know you by name, excellent service."
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3. Best Tapas in Charlotte
3. Best Tapas in Charlotte
"Can't say enough about this restaurant."
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About
Zen Fusion is Charlotte's hottest Fusion Restaurant with a touch of urban trendy atmosphere in the heart of Dilworth just five minutes from uptown Charlotte. Zen presents a globally accented Spanish and Asian menu that draws upon the vibrancy of the culinary genius from both of its chefs; creating a menu as culturally diverse as Charlotte, herself. The plates are a union of ideals from various regions creating inspired dishes rooted in traditional and modern techniques present throughout our menu from Chinese, Thai, Japanese Habachi, Latin and Spanish Tapas.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Spanish, Asian, Fusion
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday

We have eating at Miro's which is owned by the other brother and decided to try Zen Fusion on our way home. We got there just as they opened and we were warmly welcomed by the hostess and the owner. It is a fairly large...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Johanna J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious. I got the egg rolls and Mongolian noodles, which was very tasty, I would definitely get the noodles again. My husband liked his food but he never received the rice that was supposed to accompany it (but of course he didn't...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 281christinat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Zen Fusion and loved it! We have been to a couple popular Spanish places in the area, but none that matched the quality of food we tried at Zen Fusion. We’ve also had paella in various parts of Spain,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the gem of Dilworth. However, business associates from NYC now rely on it as their go to place in Charlotte thanks to its casual, friendly atmosphere and especially because their food is better than than the flashy expensive places. The staff and ambiance...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank hikerws
Reviewed September 18, 2019

Foodcalways good, owner is always visible Seafood or Asian dishes are better than one normally finds in charlotte

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank joe t
Reviewed September 1, 2019

Four of us dined at Zen Thursday evening, two eating Spanish dishes and two Asian. The two Spanish meals were excellent including the fish special that was full of flavors. The two Asian meals were flat with little character and flavor. This parallels my previous...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 63CharlesP
Reviewed August 13, 2019

A group of us came here for dinner recently, and we were treated to delicious appetizers and entrees, plus a wonderful dessert. We elected to sit outside, and the temperature was perfect; our service was excellent and the dishes were grand. Numerous refills of drinks...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Bill G
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Love this restaurant. Lots of interesting food to choose from. Always delicious. Everything we have tried is delicious including the desserts

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank shrink516
Reviewed August 7, 2019

nice ambiance. The menu contains Spanish and Asian Food. Although it is tucked away in a very busy strip mall, it is so worth the effort.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank annelC7679VC
Reviewed July 13, 2019

We found Zen Fusion when we were looking for a place to eat many years ago. Now we make it one of our choices when we visit Charlotte, and there are lots of places to choose from. They have a wide variety of menu options...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank D H
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