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Zen Noodle Bar

86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
+44 1245 353899
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (39 reviews)
“laksa” (4 reviews)
“prawn toast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times, mostly Sundays so not during peak hours. Food is always top notch. Our regulars have been Char Sui rice and Zen Special Ramen, but tried other dishes and equally good. Obviously catered for a more western taste, but authentic enough...More

Thank Len L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a regular place for me to eat. Whether I'm with my other half, friends or just dropping in on my own after shopping in town. I have never had a bad meal. We also often order a delivery online as we're both addicted...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We have been here half a dozen times at least this year, always delivers good quality food. Nice setting and importantly the staff are friendly and helpful. This place is good to just pop in for a quick lunch a proper meal in the evening...More

Thank ab12345532
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I generally visit Zen at least monthly. Every single time it is amazing. They always have a special on, which is a starter and main for £13.50 - great value. The service is always brilliant. Personally I would recommend the Pad Thai, Smoked chicken and...More

Thank jakh1989
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We first came to Zen almost 10 years ago and have never had a bad meal. Whilst I always order salt and pepper chilli squid for starter and seafood laksa for main, (I have never found anywhere come close to the quality and quantity served...More

2  Thank KentishPrincess
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Visited last night with a veggie friend and he thought the choice though a bit limited was really tasty. The hot and sour vegetables were particularly good. Good service, polite serving staff. I'll go back.

Thank Allyson R
Reviewed 27 May 2017

3 friends and I always meet here every few months for lunch and we are never disappointed. It's run by very attentive waiters and waitresses and the food is always good.

Thank Squidge888
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for a business lunch as a table of 2. Both ordered the Katsu chicken curries. The male server lacked enthusiasm and did not smile during our visit. A young lady who served us the drinks was much more charismatic and we would...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I frequently visit with clients for lunch and the food is very good, fresh non greasy and a pleasant and clean restaurant. However, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the music is a bit loud, it's hard to talk to my clients or hear what they...More

1  Thank Nick G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A fairly regular visitor to this restaurant and really cannot complain as the food is lovely, the service is adequate and the prices are reasonable BUT the last few times I have been in the music is far too loud. Bearing in mind I,m in...More

2  Thank andysutcliffe32
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Charlotte E
15 October 2016|
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Response from Kenkonti B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charlotte, very sorry I've only just noticed the question from T.A. I would have responded but by now you have already been. The first time we went there we spoke to the Manager and the Chef, and they both seem to know... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 353899
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