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Zen Restaurant

) #875 of 2,077 Restaurants in Dublin $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
89 Rathmines Road Upper | Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 497 9428
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
89 Rathmines Road Upper | Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything served in this very cool restaurant is authentic and flavourful. We stop by every time we are in Dublin. We have had some of the best Asian cuisine outside of Asia... Strongly recommended.

Thank maeberlingeri
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went for a family meal here on Easter Sunday. When you walk in first the atmosphere is immediately calm and serene. The hostess is so friendly and was accommodating to us straight away, even though we were early. My four year old was made to...More

Thank Roadrunner813
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My first visit here. Wont be my last. Food was really good and the service was amazing. The dining room has a fantastic atmosphere with great décor and high ceiling. Price was reasonable for the meal we had and there was a good choice of...More

Thank tom171717
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I visited here last month as part of a leaving do for best friend and work colleague. It was all a surprise for my friend and the guys at ZEN were ever so accommodating. 28 of us in total and it was not a bother...More

Thank Hollie C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

4 of us went to Zen for dinner on a Saturday night, didn't really know what to expect. Very pleasantly surprised - some excellent dishes, particularly the Szechaun ones - although they are a little toned down chilli-wise. Very nice setting in a stylish room....More

Thank Barry-OT
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with friends for Chinese new year's dinner. Miserable portions. A complete car crash. Food unmentionable. avoid.

Thank Grumpy9
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a favourite take away, we have sat in before and enjoyed but the take away is equally as good. Nice old church type building and nice atmosphere. The duck with plum sauce is lovely highly recommended. We have tried other dishes on the...More

Thank fcm90
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My family have been going to zen since the day the doors opened and it's always at the top of my list of places for dinner. Delicious food, amazing wine selection and fantastic staff. Couldn't ask for anything more!

Thank Allie G
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've been using this for years and it's still the best. What else can I say? Difficult really. Nice place to eat in as well but I primarily use the excellent takeaway.

Thank WALDublin
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The venue is absolutely gorgeous and very classy. The service was good as well. The menu has a lot of delicious choices and is reasonably priced. We had chicken and corn soup as well as spring rolls for entree that were delicious. For main, the...More

Thank YasmineSchultenkamp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Rathmines Road Upper | Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 497 9428
Description
One of only two Chinese eateries in Ireland to be recommended by The Michelin Guide, Zen Restaurant, is thrilled to be celebrating over 22 years in business. Situated in the unique setting of a 150 year old church hall in Rathmines, Dublin 6, Zen is known for expertly serving up authentic Sichuan food.
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