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“Great Wine Tasting & Food Night”
Review of House of Zen

House of Zen
Ranked #89 of 1,050 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to the Zen Restaurant Group, the Cool and Elegant House of Zen. The House of Zen blends a little bit of The Orient into the Traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Wine Tasting & Food Night”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Recently went to House of Zen for an organised evening of food and wine tasting.

There were 8 courses and 8 different drinks to try!

The night went really well, food was great, wines even better and the atmosphere was super.

Will definitely be back!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank GerardGerryWatson
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Australia
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Difficult to beat”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This restaurant serves very good food at a reasonable price. The service was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere pleasant. The best meal we had in Belfast.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Hansie13
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Greatly Disappointed”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Visited recently with a group of friends for lunch. Decor is dark & faux Oriental screens & downlighters.
Food was disappointing. To start Salt & Chilli squid. Pretty bland. For mains Duck with chinese greens. Totally devoid of flavour & taste.
Staff lack people skills, very matter of fact & at times hard to find.
Won't be rushing back as there are too many better quality eating establishments nearby.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank alan-robinson12
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northern ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“5 star service!!!!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had lunch at the garden BBQ for a friends birthday. The service was outstanding, my friend was treated to balloons, cake and not forgetting a strawberry daiquiris lolly, which went down a treat on a sunny afternoon. I will defo be returning and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone. Well done Grainne and her team!!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank kellie77
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Overpriced, average food”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I recently visited House of Zen and was really looking forward to it as the reviews for Zen on Adelaide street were so good.

For a start, it's lucky we rang again before going after booking as our table booking was nowhere to be found and we had to rebook.

The food arrived suspiciously fast. There is no way it was made freshly as it was brought to us within about 5 minutes of ordering. The drinks were a different matter and I was finished my meal before my cocktail even arrived. I also had to as twice for a jug of water to be left at the table.

The food quality was no better than your average Chinese take away yet three times the price as you have to pay extra for rice too. Ive had far better take aways. My peking chicken was tough, inclded no vegtables and absolutely no effort was made with presentation.

The restaurant was lovely looking inside and staff were polite but I don't even have good things to say about atmosphere as the place was swelteringly hot and coupled with my spicy dish and lack of water during meal, it was an uncomfortable experience.

It was a complete rip off so needless to say, I won't be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Suzi M
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