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“Quick Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Citi Zen Chinese Restaurant

Citi Zen Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #183 of 1,610 Restaurants in Adelaide
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Adelaide
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quick Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

A girlfriend & I decided on the spur of the moment to pop into Citi-Zen - what a great choice it was!! We had the Lemon chicken & Garlic Beef and steamed rice. A bottle of red (BYO). Dessert was the Mini Fried Ice-cream - fantastic size for a dessert!!
The service was attentive, but not over the top. Food came out quickly and was delicious.
Aisen (our waiter) was superb and did an amazing job.
We used to go to Citi-Zen before it moved across the road, and I am happy to say that the service and food is still as good as ever!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 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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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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250 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Chinese Banquet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Chinese New Year celebration is widely enjoyed by billions of people world wide. It is no exceptional in Adelaide when friends and family dine out.

Citi Zen is a beautiful restaurant with gorgeous decor, huge selection of fine wine and nice food to match.

The best solution for our gathering was to choose the Classic Banquet for 6. We got to sample many wonderful food and the pick of the bunch was the Balamin Bug. Seafood is always wonderful in South Australia and this dish was really enjoyed by all!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 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 Jeff K
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Melbourne
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Exceptional Chinese Cuisine and Outstanding Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Citi Zen Chinese Restaurant ticks all the boxes. It is good value for money and better than most Chinese Restaurant by a mile. I wish we had a place as good as this in Melbourne. The satay chicken main course is a must and everything else is faultless. Staff are very polite and attentive. The first place I think of when I come to Adelaide and I can't wait to come back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 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 ADABROAD D
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Woeful.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Took the wife and kids there for a birthday dinner on recommendation.
The experience was completely underwhelming.
Well overpriced for the offer.
Seafood best described as very old.
Sizzling steak was cold, gluggy and not remotely sizzling.
Pork ribs almost all bone. No meat
Special fried rice not as good as something you'd get from the frozen food aisle at the local supermarket.
Service non existent.
Could not have been more disappointed.
Head to Gouger Street!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wildcoas
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North Ryde, Australia
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250 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not evident from the street, Citi Zen Restaurant holds decor and great food worth searching out. We enjoyed a number of beautifully tasty chinese dishes with some nice selection of Adelaide's wine regions best wines. Would definitely go back for the quaint furniture and warm staff. We went on a saturday night without a booking and they managed to find us a table. Great service even thought they were very busy.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Mark U
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