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“Very good Thai food, friendly service & nice bar” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zen

Zen
Ranked #63 of 315 Restaurants in Erlangen
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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477 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Very good Thai food, friendly service & nice bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

As I dine in Thai restaurants quite regularly I would say I know what is good Thai food. Zen definitely is one of the better restaurants I have been to. Vast menu, quick and friendly service, the atmosphere is good and there is a nice bar for a drink before and/ or afterwards. I would return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DeKokkies
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Thai, Great Cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

The thai food here is very good, especially for Germany.
Tom Kha Gai and Chicken Satay were my favorite dishes here.
It's owned by the best brewery in Erlangen, so definitely try a beer.
Also their bartender at the time won so many awards, so the cocktails are definitely something to check out at the upstairs bar.
This was my favorite place for Thai in the area, it is a little more expensive but definitely worth it and the atmosphere is great.
Definitely make a reservation if its a weekend!

Visited August 2012
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Thank jlebitz
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Fuerth, Germany
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a fantastic location. The restaurant looks incredible, waiting staff are always friendly... and most importantly, the food is outstanding! Great thai food for a reasonable price. On top of this, the place is renowned for its cocktails... They too are incredibly good! A very special spot, but if you're planning on going during the week end, book ahead as they fill up really quickly!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PaulandSusi
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Erlangen, Germany
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Long waits :/”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

This bar and restaurant has great presentation and is very beautiful inside, but it takes a really long time to get any service, with sometimes 40 minute waits for drinks.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Elizabeth R
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Erlangen, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quite expensive, bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We came in a group of 6 people on a not very crowded evening. Some had dinner, some only drinks. The waitress completely refused to serve some snacks outside the (overcrowded) bar area, in an unfriendly way. Not sure why they want to keep me hungry when I don't want to eat soup or salad but just want some chips along my drink.
The thai-style food is otherwise quite expensive, but eatable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank zotlan
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