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Zen Chinese Bistro

45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
+1 207-775-6888
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab rangoon” (5 reviews)
“bok choy” (3 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good menu. Good service. On the whole good food. For our tastes could have been a bit spicier, especially the bean curd. Good noodles. Excellent green beans and 'moushi' pork with pancakes. Drinks; good Navy Grog and some local beers. Overall a good dining experience,...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Had been wanting to try here for a while, had a meal there with my family. Food, drinks and service all excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Jimmy H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Wish we had found this years ago! The variety available for Celiacs is great. Food tasted just like regular Chinese food. Price was reasonable (we had fried rice with chicken) $12 for dinner portion. Food remained hot for 35 minutes as we raced back to...More

Thank ElleKotzen
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Fast service and great food. I ordered the Chef's Special of Chicken W/Bok Choy and was blown away by the taste. The ingredients are Locally Sourced.

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We craved some good Chinese for New Years Eve , Well.. that doesn't exist except in 2 really hard to get into tiny places with limited choices in Portland . When Zen opened we were quite pleased with the quality of the food . We...More

Thank MainePerfectionist
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was my third visit to Zen. The restaurant is tucked-away on the backside of downtown adjacent to the Old Port. I went with a friend for dinner during First Friday Art Walk. It was his first visit. Because it is off the beaten path,...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had a nice lunch, they have a lot of gluten free options. The Singapore street noodles and fried rice were great, they also have gluten free chicken wings and boneless spare ribs. I had no reaction to any of the food and it was...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ordered take-out and brought it to our hotel. They have a large selection of gluten free dishes and it is the main reason why we chose this restaurant. Service was fast and quite reasonable in price. We had the orange chicken and the sesame...More

Thank Bose2
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Love good Chinese Food but this is not the place to go. I don't give too many restaurants only "1 star" however the food is terrible and you cant believe the price!!!!! The Shrimp in Lobster sauce is the worst I've ever had. It's in...More

Thank Swdumont
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Ate at this underrated restaurant after having an excellent take-out experience (2dine in). Both times, food was flavorful and fresh. The price is higher than typical take-out Chinese places, but the restaurant atmosphere and food quality justify the price difference. The Zen Platter was a...More

Thank EvieMPtld
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-6888
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