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Zen Restaurant

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287 Lacewood Dr, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3Y7, Canada
+1 902-457-6868
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Halifax Region, Canada
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times, good service, quickly served food, good choice, recommend the combinations, big portions, great value

Thank EnglishDave99
western Canada
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We talked to the front desk of our hotel Chateau Suites who suggested Zen. It was a great suggestion! We have been on the road for 28 days and just didn't want to go out tonight but were craving Chinese food. GREAT selection, and great delivery of tasty foods! They supplied plates and plastic ware (haha) and a couple really... More 

Thank GratefulTravellers42
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I wasn't feeling well and for whatever reason I always find the hot and sour soup here always makes me feel better. I live maybe a 2 minute drive away and was (was being the key word) a regular customer. I ordered two orders of Hot and Sour soup and asked if it could be delivered. I was at advised... More 

Thank rbaldin
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The heading says it all really. Worth a go if you like oriental cuisine and is not too picky. We tried the fried rice which was a bit cold, padthai was okay but the sweet and sour shrimp was good.

Thank SoyKabAl
Halifax, Canada
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The service is good. The food is in steep decline, moving rapidly. I work in the area and have been going for three years. Last visit I ordered the finger beef and the meat was beyond its best, just north of rotting. Time to call the health inspectors on the place.

1 Thank Marco N
Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is my absolute favorite Chinese restaurant in all of HRM. The only thing I would say is that the Egg Rolls could be better. The food is fresh and tasty and no MSG! The service is fast and Friendly. I will continue to visit Zen often!

1 Thank Amy G
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I have eaten at Zen many times over the years and never been disappointed. The combos are cheap and plentiful, and whether taking out or easting in, the experience is very positive. The staff is friendly and communicate well about the food and menu. The location is a bit weird being in a strip mall in suburbia, but the food... More 

Thank SJ_traveller
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Ordered our meal for 6 persons for take out fully expecting as a drop by that our take out would be at least e0 minutes and after paying found out preparation would not begin for 30-40 minutes as cooks were eating supper😡 Having guests waiting we were stuck. It got worse! Got food home and was shorted an egg roll,... More 

2 Thank Paul K
Halifax, Canada
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

How is it possible that so many people like this place and I can't stand it. But my family loves it. Well actually not anymore. Not after the worst food/service NYE !! Oh well. See ya Zen's.

Thank SerenityPromise
Halifax, Canada
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I went to Zen for the first time, having read mostly positive reviews. Perhaps I caught them on an off day, or maybe the reviews that say the food quality has declined lately are correct. Either way, I was quite disappointed. I ordered two dishes and an egg roll. The egg roll was blandly-flavoured, and had a quite unpleasant mushy... More 

1 Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Lacewood Dr, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-457-6868

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