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“Great food!! Best sushi on the island!!”
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Zen Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 100
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Zagat rated Barbados’ No. 1 for Food, Zen offers authentic Japanese and Thai delicacies in a magnificent setting on Barbados’ southeast coast. Zen’s sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior decor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of Crane Beach.
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome service, great food, spectacular view!! Best Thai food and sushi in Barbados, hands down - no questions. No other can compare. It's pricey but well wort it!! My wife says it's yummy!

Thank Ryan K
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great service, tasty food and brilliant surroundings make this one of the best restaurants on the island. The food is authentic, and it was one of the best Thai meals that we have had. It is quite pricey - about 55 Barabdos dollars per person for a main meal (some are around 80 if you're feeling flush with cash). However, we felt that it is worth the money as the quantity and quality of the dishes both met our expectations.

We definitely recommend Zen and much preferred it to L'Azure, which serves smaller portions and lacks the same atmosphere.

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Thank HannahAlistair
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Great service; beautiful setting; breathtaking view; attentive staff; very tasty food. Staff dressed in thematic costumes; and a real samurai costume on display. We went to Zen on a whim and wow; what a lively night out. Will go back.
You don't have to be a guest of the Crane to dine there.

Thank ahfiminame
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

At night the view is splendid. The food, especially the tasting menu, is exceptional and this is from someone who travels to Asia several times a year.

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Thank TiraG
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

If you like THAI, or JAPANESE food then ZEN RESTAURANT is the place to go.
Situated in THE CRANE in St; Philip, this restaurant is as authenticated as it get's outdide ASIA, even down to the female wait staff,
The Menu is not a big Menu but the choice is ample, from being hot - medium - regular , the choice is there to be had, each meal is marked by a pepper,321,if you need to know more about a course the staff are good at explaining, also there is a good choice of just seasond courses .(not highly seasond)
The food comes FRESHLY cooked and cooked as Asian food should be,the deserts are worth trying if you can manage a desert after your main course , and also a good choice of coffee' tea, or liqueurs.
We did not find it cheap at the same time not expensive, every thing from the food, the wait staff , the atmosphere and decor made the night an enjoyable one. Reservations a must specially weekends,
The only problem is if you sre not resideing st the CRANE RESORT then transport is a must , it is way a way out from the South or West Coast's but if there is a party of you just hire s mini bus,otherwise a Taxi.
All major credit cards are accepted so apart for transport cost's cash is not required as such. (Cash if you wish to carry cash,that is your personel option)
Do try to give this ZEN RESTAURANT a try.

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Thank Gavin D
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