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“Great place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea”
Review of Zencha Tea Salon

Zencha Tea Salon
Ranked #890 of 2,430 Restaurants in Columbus
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

If you can't find a tea you'll like on this menu, then you won't like any tea. They have a wide variety of teas, not only of various types of teas but from various regions. My colleagues and I stopped here on a break from meetings and we all enjoyed the various teas we received. They also have a lunch menu worth trying. My one complaint is that the atmosphere is so laid back, if you're in a hurry make sure you order it to go. I'll definitely be back when I'm next in Columbus.

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Right across the street from the excellent Residence Inn, this place was a gem to visit. They were kind enough to make me a Soy Decaf Green Tea Latte and boy was it good! I also had some vegetable ramen which was very tasty. Cute and hip little place with friendly service.

Thank Everan
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

Although I have yet to taste a better bubble tea or Boba, the service is painfully slow, and the prices are painfully high. If you have yet to try ZenCha, it is solely worshipped because it is a fad. You are not missing out.

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Thank Nari J
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Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

A friend and I stopped here after brunch one Sunday. The ambiance is nice and the service good. We each got a pot of tea and shared the 3 scone plate. Everything was delicious. I am very picky about my chai and this was one of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend it!

Thank ww1319
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was my first visit to ZenCha in Bexley and it might be my last, based on the service and food. On the plus side, their tea menu is very extensive, with a wide variety of teas from England, China, Thailand, Japan, Germany, and even Africa...and I may have missed a country or two! They also have a large menu of tea-based drinks that they create themselves. My tea was very good, but it took 30 minutes to actually have it brought to the table...and I ordered a non-specialized black tea. Seriously. I was getting ready to ask if they had forgotten my tea order. I needed some sweetener, so when she brought the tea out, I asked if I could get some and it was never delivered. Good thing I carry Sweet-n-Low in my purse. <sigh> I don't know why they don't keep the containers on the tables. But wait, it gets better <tongue in cheek>.

I placed my order from their brunch menu, which consisted of the Egg in a Basket. It's two eggs cooked inside a hole made in two pieces of wheat bread, served with a side of bacon and a potato hash mix. I asked for my eggs to be over-easy and the bacon to be turkey bacon. I placed my order at the same time as my tablemates (about 4 other people). The orders were delivered about 35 to 40 minutes later. Again, seriously? How long does it take to make some pancakes, some waffles, and a bowl of soup? However, MY order wasn't among those delivered. We figured it was on its way, but after 15 additional minutes, my husband got up to try to find a server to inquire about the order. It seems they "lost" it. Not sure how that happened since it was with hubbys, but okay. So, the order was "rushed" out about 10 minutes later and was horrible! The eggs were cooked so hard that they were the consistency of hard-boiled eggs (I'm NOT exaggerating). The turkey bacon was not cooked through, and the potato hash, while cooked, was cold, so it was obviously sitting back in a container, thrown on the grill for a couple of minutes, and then put on the plate. Due to a stomach issue, I can't eat foods that are too dry (hence my "over-easy" egg order), so even though I tried, I was unable to eat the eggs, and the bacon and potatoes were just disgusting. A server never came back to see if everything was ok...for any of our meals. The food dishes were never cleared away, nor were we asked if we wanted to order additional tea. When the bill was delivered (interesting how they managed to come back around for that!), they did give me 50% off my meal, but seriously, with all of these problems, the food portion should have been completely written off. A manager also never visited to discuss the matter or to apologize.

And finally, the sink/water in the woman's restroom didn't work. They had a sign up apologizing and telling you to reach under the sink and turn the water knobs on to use the water, so I tried that. You have to bend way down and reach way up into the dark to find the knobs, and then water shoots out of a leak from another part of the water hose serving the spigot. The other option was to use hand sanitizer. The toilet wobbled and the restroom had a horrible sour stench to it; however, everything seemed to be clean and the toilet paper was well stocked.

As I said, I don't know if I'll go back. My friends really enjoyed the different drinks and teas, so if I go with them again, I'll only get a drink and maybe bring my own food. All-in-all, it was a very disappointing and bad experience all around. Such a shame.

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