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Zen Oriental Restaurant

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Southern Perimeter Rd. | Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 3AF, England
+44 20 8564 9609
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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445 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here whilst staying overnight at the Hilton for a early morning flight. You might need to book, we had to wait 35 mins to get a table which was fine as we had a drink in the bar. Food choice is huge and service is very good. Considering its a captive market I was pleasantly surprised at the service.

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Boston, MA
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service for our group of 10. Staff gave good advice on food selection and helped serve us from the large lazy Susan in the table centre.

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Thank FrequentFlyer047
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

First class staff, first class food and atmosphere. Clean and very efficient restaurant with quality food, and presentation. Thank you, will return soon .

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Thank IreneeNZ
St Helier, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was very surprise by the quality of food, very good, no sticky sauce, very tasty, definetely recommended

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Thank JerseyLB
Garden Grove
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Try the egg rolls and salt/pepper sea-bass The shared appetizers were also very good. We went once as 2 people and once with 6. Service could be a little more attentive.

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Thank Nancy W
Belper, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Zen restaurant offers a good selection of Asian dishes, mostly Chinese. I had hot and sour soup to start and followed it with pork with lemongrass and a side of noodles. Obviously it could just be the selection that I made but noodles were very oily and while the soup and pork were tasty, they were not exceptional. The... More 

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Thank Ian R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A Chinese restaurant is the last restaurant I'd expect in an airport hotel, however, this one turned out to be a real find. It opened early too (5.30) which was good for us. It is a small but cozy restaurant with booths for peace and quiet but bigger tables were also available. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We... More 

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Thank Sue M
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Cannot believe this restaurant has been going for 24 years at that hotel. Very friendly, conscientious service with attentive staff. Excellent menu, tasty food served well and a good wine selection. Shame you have to go there at the back end of terminal 4, but certainly if you're staying at the Hilton this is very much worth a visit.

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very good by the standards of most airport hotels. Not so good that you’d make a special journey there. Only open in the evenings. We took the set “Banquet” menu for two, with a selection of starters, followed by hot and sour soup, then three mains courses (prawn, chicken and beef) plus mixed veg and egg fried rice and finally... More 

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Oxford
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing to fault here. Great to find good quality Chinese food in an airport hotel. Food is excellent and the service very attentive and considered. Top marks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southern Perimeter Rd. | Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 3AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Hounslow
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8564 9609
Description
As for any cuisine it holds true for Chinese; to create the finest dishes you must start from the noblest ingredients. At Zen Oriental out aim is deceptively simple - to offer to you the best Chinese food available. To this end we admit only first class produce, applying to it traditional skills that know of no shortcuts. Favourite dishes are as a standard against which others will come to be judged. Unfamiliar dishes will lead you further into the intricacies of this culinary art form. Since seasonality in implicit in the freshest of food, some specialities will be available only when their time is ripe. Now, however, is the moment when you will understand something of the heights of which Chinese cooking can soar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?