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The Crane, St. Philip, BB18079, Barbados
+1 246-423-6220
18:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 18:30 - 22:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There comes a time when you need a change from the fried seafood and other accouterments of beach dining, and the Zen pops up as a great alternative. Solid asian options from Japanese to Thai get the palate tingling with rolls, thai curries, fried rices and flavorful desserts. Service wasn't bad either though you wonder of the traditional kimono-esqe outfits... More 

Thank AK-traveller-13
Bridgetown, Barbados
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome service, great food... too much food! I could not get half of mine eaten and was somewhat saddened becauae it was sssooo good!

1 Thank serenitystarr
London Ont
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to Zen when in Barbados. We think about it, plan what we will eat and our fantasy is never disappointed. Japanese, Thai, sushi. Beautiful

Thank psychlone
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stunning Asian restaurant in s stunning location,found in the Crane Hotel complex. As you walk to the entrance of the restaurant there is a lovely Koi Carp pond either side of a wooden footbridge. The fish are a considerable size and very beautiful. We were met by a Bajan lady dressed in traditional Asain clothing which to... More 

1 Thank Russell J
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zen is simply amazing! From the time you enter with the Koi swimming beneath your feet at the entrance, to the amazing view of the ocean, to the food, to the service. Everything was excellent. Even though the view is amazing, I prefer the booth as it feels a bit more intimate and it cancels a bit of the noise... More 

Thank Bernadette C
michigan, USA
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent. The one thing my husband wanted on the menu (beef dish) they were out of. What he did end up getting was good. Sweet and sour pork was good, not too sweet, but not very warm temperature wise. We were sat in one of the booths on the side which were nice and private but way too... More 

Thank scubafrog869
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Sushi style Asian cuisine that was very good although not inspired. Reasonable wine list. The coconut martini was our favourite drink of the night. Zen has a view that is hard to beat anywhere. We went early when it opened at 6pm and had a lovely table where we could both look out in Crane Beach sitting side by side.... More 

Thank Roadquip
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Zen is by far one of the best Japanese/Thai restaurants that I've ever been to. There sushi is amazing and very fresh, the pad Thai is outstanding! The service couldn't be better. The atmosphere is very Zen. I loved this restaurant so much that I went back for a second time during my short stay. Zen is most definitely a... More 

1 Thank gwitch73
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have ordered green curry, here's what it looks like: a bowl of hot coconut milk with cubed tofu straight out of the package and almost raw chunks of eggplant, zuccini and celery. I was charged almost $30 US for it, biggest ripoff ever. They never heard of white tea, instead of green one they brought me Oolong. Judging by... More 

Thank JN217
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We love Zen! They make the best Tom Yum Goong (soup) in the world! Also love the lobster kabayaki. I get 3 meals out of that (take it for lunch on the beach). My husband likes the beef filet with mixed vegetables.

Thank Elizabeth L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crane, St. Philip, BB18079, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Philip Parish
  • Phone Number: +1 246-423-6220

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