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Zen Palate

115 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-2161
+1 212-387-8885
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
1 Nov 2016
“Consistently good, kind food in like atmosphere ”
20 Aug 2016
“As Zen as it comes!”
Closed Now
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
115 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-2161
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I discovered Zen Palate in 1994. Union circle was a great location. After it closed I kept going to their other 2 locations, and because it's so good, I usually went there every day on my 4-5 day business trips. Scallion pancake, hot and sour...More

Thank visitorfromelsewhere
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I have been a regular at many of their restaurants since early 2000. My absolute favorite was Zen Palate at Union Square, which unfortunately closed down. No other compared to this one with its design, location and its overall ambiance. However, the food has always...More

Thank Katarina R
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Enjoyed a delicious meal here last Gotnight and had peanut basil moo-shu rolls, taro spring rolls, Singapore curried rice noodles and the garden delight–was more than enough for two! All were very tasty. 'tho their sauces could be more interesting... The food came fairly quickly...More

Thank little_traveller
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Walking into the restaurant, being greeted by the staff, taken to one of their great tables, ordering from their incredible vegetarian menu, enjoying the beautiful ambiance while waiting for our meal then to be presented with a beautiful and artistically arranged plate to capture my...More

Reviewed 22 May 2014

Low key and delicious. Very large and broad vegetarian menu. Very courteous waite staff. Thoroughly enjoyed and will return!

Thank Kellie S
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I am gluten free and at times i have a really hard time with the "vegetarian duck" and other "vegetarian meat substitutes"..as they are usually gluten based. I find thrie food rather ordinary and not as creative as some. It is a good place for...More

Thank SriYogagirl
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I'm always a fan of their food and a repeat customer. Their food is well prepared, and tastes very good; Rose Pedals is one of my favorites, as is the Sesame Medallions.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 31 October 2013

The takeout menu says that they were rated the best vegetarian restaurant in New York City. That might have been the case back in the 1990's but a lot of fine vegetarian restaurants have come since then and a few have gone. I have dined...More

1  Thank Donald S
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Called for a Dinner reservation in the afternoon, and I got scolded for not calling earlier. Found that very strange but went anyways. We got there a few minutes early, told them who we were and that we had a reservation. A man just pointed...More

1  Thank Marc R
Reviewed 11 June 2013

It is rare to have such an bad experience in NYC. The tofu delight was just unpleasant, and the spring rolls still half frozen. I asked for the check with an almost untouched full plate of food, and got total non caring attitude from the...More

Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

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US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-2161
    (Between Park Avenue South and Irving Place)
  • Public Transportation: N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6 & L trains to 14th Street-Union Square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-387-8885
Zen Palate, "where vegetables and imagination meets" as The New York Times proclaims, and the place Zagat calls "a meatless nirvana". Since 1991, with the belief that health, great taste and a great dining experience can all obtained at the same time, Zen Palate has been devoutly and honorably serving the New York community with our fusion vegetarian fare. Our goal is to enlighten our customers through their sense of taste by offering delicious, vibrant, freshly prepared and beautifully presented vegetarian dishes, served by our passionate servers in a tranquil and modern environment. For over 19 years we have insisted on using the freshest and highest quality vegetarian ingredients (which covers more than 60 different plants and flowers from various culinary cultures) prepared by our expertly trained chefs.
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