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“Zen is the place for date night!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zen - CLOSED

Zen
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: hwy 161
Description: Trendy, romantic atmosphere with an up beat tempo and decor. Has banquet room, great for entertaining clients, Kid friendly, Outdoor seating, Both Lunch and Dinner, Reservaions excepted but not required
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Zen is the place for date night!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Brody and his crew at the Zen in Orange Beach are wonderful! My husband and I went there for a quiet dinner and it was wonderful! The atmosphere was romantic and the handmade Tuna rolls were out of this world. If you are looking for quiet place for a date with your sweetie this is the place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlo, Canada
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, pricey but worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Zen is an upscale, modern Asian fusion restaurant. The atmosphere is semi-formal. The presentation of the meal was excellent. The food is flavorful and delicious. You will not get out of here for under around 50 a person for dinner if you get appetizers and such. If you are eating here it is with having the full experience.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank True W
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Nashville, Tennessee
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Orange Beach? It's a ZEN thing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

For a real change-of-pace try Zen in Orange Beach (in the shopping center with Publix!), The food is fabulous! We went in mid-afternoon. We shared the spring rolls and I had salmon while my wife had the peanut chicken from the lunch menu. All the dishes were well prepared with beautiful presentation. My salmon came with two large pieces of salmon--twice as much as I expected for the price. It was cooked to perfection with a delicious glaze. Asparagus and new potatoes were good as well. We each brought home almost half of our food.

If you want something different and elegant on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Zen is the place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trussville, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

1st trip--recommended by a guest at our lodge--It was wonderful!! Great food, great service, great prices. The storefront is a little misleading because when you enter, it looks large and lovely.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank R S
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Had tempura fried lobster tails which were heaven. Needed upscale dining at beach. Excellent food and service which came highly recommended and for good reason. We will definitely go back on next trip and subsequent trips!

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