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“Dependable Chinese”
Review of Cafe Zen

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Cafe Zen
Ranked #613 of 2,238 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: USD 0 - USD 20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. A half block from Belvedere there is plenty of parking nearby.
The egg rolls and hot and sour soup are excellent, as are the ribs and other appetizer options. Try X1, crispy shrimp in a wonderfully spicy sauce. They do good fried rice (try the house) and the many other entree options. Not fancy, but consistent.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great neighborhood Chinese. Prices good. We will often go there when we go to nearby Swnator to see movie

Thank Janice S
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Service was a bit uneven. Caters to vegetarians, but they have meat, shrimp, pork and chicken as well.
Now, for a place that caters to vegetarians, we asked the waitress which soups were meatless and she had to check the kitchen. There were a few other questions we had and she had to check. Maybe she was new.
But they do have many, many vegetarian options, and the food is fresh and flavorful. I guess they have 12 tofu options.

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Thank baltlaw
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

This is Chinese food done right. No heavily starched sauces but nice clean flavors expertly prepared and served piping hot. They also cater to families and children without missing a beat. There are standard staples but the chef's specials are the best. Love the soft shell crabs in all the preparations when they are in season.

Thank Valina D
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Café Zen has been my family's go-to chinese restaurant for over a decade. The decor, service, and delicious cuisine never disappoints. The quality of the food is excellent.

Thank Caroline G
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