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#5 of 1,104 Restaurants in Quito
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Paul Rivet N30-145 y Whymper, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2 252 3496
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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Quito, Ecuador
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zao has been around for a while. The food is still good but used to be better. The prices are affordable (having in mind that Quito is. Ow a very expensive city). Loved the summer rolls and the Mongolian beef. Not very good desserts.

Thank MayaCarbonell
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best oriental food in Quito, we enjoyed each dish. I highly recommend. The soup is giant and people very kind.

Thank Darío J
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zao is a good and reliable option if you'd like to try some Thai and asian-oriented food in Quito. The ambiance is quite cool and the decor of the place is very elegant. It's a good option for adults (either for business or personal meetings). Appetizers are maybe the best dishes in the menu. Not to miss their dumplings.

Thank PJRibadeneira
Otavalo, Ecuador
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

we were here a couple of years ago and went back last night. as last time, service was great, food was great. it was so hard to choose what to eat, everything on the menu looked great. they accommodated my request for a change of veggie in my meal (didn't want mushrooms!) and it was no issue at all. the... More 

Thank Andra C
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I moved to Quito from Thailand and have been dying for authentic Thai food. Based on other Asian food I have had here, I didn't have too high of expectations but Zao far exceeded my expectations! I had the Curry Thai and it was very delicious and the sushi was the best I have had in Ecuador so far. All... More 

Thank Gera B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great night! The service was awesome and the food was delicious. Try the basil martini! It was amazing!

Thank Gaby R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went there because I saw a 15 dollar almuerzo deal! It was so good and the flavors were ones i had not experienced so far here in Quito. I had been missing some good asian food and I found here at Zao

Thank Ethan U
Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Be sure to ask for the Sangria Imperial (white wine) AMAZING! Best I've had. The food is delicious and the place itself assures your gonna have a good night. 100% recommended!

Thank MayLiveLaughLove
Greenacres, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is casual chic, nice clean interior, classy oriental decor, diverse menu, and great fresh food. Awesome attentive service! I ordered an appetizer that was not what I thought and they quickly replaced it, no problem... I definitely recommend this place!!!

Thank lynnecr
Fairfax County, Virginia
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Surprisingly good Sushi & Japanese food in Quito. Great Japanese specialities and friendly, helpful service at this modern Quito eatery.

Thank pmurphy2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paul Rivet N30-145 y Whymper, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2 252 3496

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?