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“A good thing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of ZenKitchen - CLOSED

ZenKitchen
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ottawa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A good thing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

The most inspiring upscale vegetarian cuisine in Ottawa with an asian fusion slant to the menu. Intimate setting. Worth a visit, but be sure to have a reservation

Visited September 2011
Helpful?
1 Thank Veronica N
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92 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

When my wife and I first found out about Zen Kitchen in Ottawa, we couldn't wait to visit. As strict vegetarians, we are always looking for good, healthy vegan food and we were pleased to hear of this new restaurant in Ottawa.

Although the restaurant is small, the service, quality and taste at Zen is HUGE! We were delighted with our meals and can't wait to visit again. Chef Caroline's vision is amazing.

Zen Kitchen is on our "must visit" list for Ottawa.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank GEFisher
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A Truly Gourmet Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Any dish on the many is absolutely fantastic. The menu is very diverse, from perogies, to thai soup. Each dish has a very unique and fantastic taste to it. The restaurant is very small, so reservations are definetely recommened. The atmosphere is nice as well, warm earth tones. The desserts were very rich. Overall, a very fantastic meal.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank cloma099
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Ottawa
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Finally, a fine dining experience for vegans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

We've recently adopted the vegan lifestyle and though we enjoy meals prepared at home, eating out can certainly be a challenge. Not so at Zen Kitchen. The whole menu is available to us. What a treat!! Everything we had this evening was amazing. My husband has also cut out all fats from new way of life. To help him make an appropriate selection from the menu the chef came over to our table to make some recommendations. He also replaced an oil-based salad dressing for a fat-free one that he whipped up to accommodate. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be returning to this gem of a place. If you are considering trying out this wonderful restaurant, do make a reservation as it fills up fast.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Vacationer4Ever
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Toronto
Level Contributor
92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Vegans and Non-Vegans will love it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

This little unassuming place is fanatic. The service was great and the food was amazingly creative and so delicious. I had the untraditional breakfast with tempeh bacon and tofu eggs that were amazing. I am not a vegan, but I am open to trying new things and this place makes me want to try more vegan restaurants in the future.
Just go.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Lucythepug
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