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“Total fiasco brunch”

Zengo - Santa Monica
Ranked #276 of 712 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: The Big Blue Bus and Rapid line both have drop offs in front of the Santa Monica Place at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway.
Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Went here with my husband expecting great food but it was a total disappointment. Waffles were plain and flavorless, ceviches had 3 mini shrimp (thats all the seafood they had in them), empanadas were weird and miniburger was just ok. Beautiful decoration but noisy place. I felt surrounded by springbreakers. Not the place for a real foodie

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Found Zengo by accident for happy hour consisting of $4 mojitos and a wing platter, with teriyaki chicken wings, meatballs, yuka fries and guacamole and tortilla chips.

Wish we'd time during our stay to come back in evening, but unfortunately had to fly back to UK. The full evening menu looked amazing

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Thank dawny_mc
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Loved Zengo. We are locals and had never been to Zengo before. We were very pleasantly surprised. It sits on the top floor of the Santa Monica Place mall, overlooking the Downtown Santa Monica. Beautiful lounge sitting area, with a really nice ambience. Service was impeccable. The food was delicious. WIll definitely return.

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Thank SunsetJetsetter
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

First and foremost, the ambiance is really awesome. The place looks like a high-end New York loft with Asian influences. The food is some of the best that I have had since moving to Los Angeles.I had the Hong Kong Half Roast Chicken. Sounds boring, huh? Quite the contrary! The flavors left your tongue confused and excited. Part Asian/Part Italian, part sweet/part spicy...the whole concoction was tremendous. The sides were equally sublime. Chinese broccoli and cherry tomatoes were roasted with garlic and wine sauce. To top it all off, I had a banana/chocolate cake with banana ice cream. The chocolate agave sauce was a wonderful addition. It is was just the right amount of sweet, without being too heavy of a desert. Our waiter, Robbie, was knowledgeable and the perfect waiter.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Visit the place for my birthday. The atmosphere is excellent. The mix of ingredients is good, but coming from Puerto Rico I don't teast the Latin flavor. Anyone who isn't from the Caribean can find the explosion in the Asian food. BTW service was slow and the restaurant was 1/4 of capacity. Can't imagine on pick time. Enjoy the view.

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Thank Drmelendez
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