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7 Fayette Dr, Ste 2, South Burlington, VT 05403-6977
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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New England
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've always enjoyed the service and food here, but we're very disappointed on this last visit when we were charged $8.95 for a side of snow peas! They charged us the same price as the Snow Peas & Shrimp lunch, which includes sides/soup. If we would have known, we would have ordered the lunch and gotten so much more. When... More 

Thank SpeedRacer22
Williston, Vermont
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was in a hurry to get to a movie. Service was very fast, upon request. Ordered cashew and chicken and it tasted very fresh and delicious.

Thank Ricky802
South Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

No, not all Chinese food is the same....Zen garden employs a 'real' chef who knows what he's doing and you can taste it for yourself. Nothing greasy, nothing sticky. Everything is fresh and inviting. Flavors are bursting, as they should be. Stand by dishes like Gen Tso Chicken is lightly breaded and delicious. Steamed vegetables without all the sauce is... More 

Thank John H
Burlington, Vermont
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I've heard great things about this place. They were right! They had rice cakes! (The Chinese rice cake, not Quaker Oats air food) Very large portions and large dining area with separate bar. Outdoor seating available too.

Thank Emily P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Asian food was good for the area. The service was excellent. We sat on the glassed enclosed porch which provided a great view.

Thank Laura B
Calais, Vermont
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We've ordered chicken and Broccoli, Fried Rice (veg.), Veg. Chow Mein,---all OK---nothing to write home about . They do charge for Chinese Tea.

Thank Jan E
South Burlington, Vermont
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316 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We had a take out order and were very pleased. Their on-line menu is easy to navigate and had pictures too! The phone service was friendly and the delivery was fast. We would order from them again. It is a little more pricey than other local Chinese restaurants but the food is lighter and is excellent. If you go there... More 

Thank Cindervermont
Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

There are many good restaurant in Burlington, but for Chinese food, this should be on the top of the list. The food has quite authentic Chinese food flavor. The waiter is very attentive. The restaurant also provides Asian cocktail. I tried Koko Moko, it was pretty nice.

Thank dawalish
Mad River Valley, Vermont
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We were going to the movies, so we went to Zen Gardens for lunch. Have to admit that it looked closed, the windows were dark.......then we saw the open sign and hesitantly went in. Sadly, only one table was occupied.... We ordered Crab Rangoon, which was amazing!! Then we had Tangerine Crispy Shrimp and another dish that was half General... More 

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New England
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

It's a weird location-but has easy parking and is especially close to the movie theater behind it if you're headed out on a date or to meet up with friends. The vegetables are fresh, the entire group enjoyed their dishes, and we were not rushed out of there at the end. We had a great meal, averaging $20/pp (1 appetizer... More 

1 Thank GrnMtnGirl79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Fayette Dr, Ste 2, South Burlington, VT 05403-6977
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: 802-862-8886

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