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Zen Restaurant

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89 Rathmines Road Upper | Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 497 9428
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went for a family meal here on Easter Sunday. When you walk in first the atmosphere is immediately calm and serene. The hostess is so friendly and was accommodating to us straight away, even though we were early. My four year old was made to feel very welcome, as were the rest of us. Service was swift and not in... More 

Thank Roadrunner813
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My first visit here. Wont be my last. Food was really good and the service was amazing. The dining room has a fantastic atmosphere with great décor and high ceiling. Price was reasonable for the meal we had and there was a good choice of wine and beer.

Thank tom171717
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I visited here last month as part of a leaving do for best friend and work colleague. It was all a surprise for my friend and the guys at ZEN were ever so accommodating. 28 of us in total and it was not a bother to them. From moving furniture to speedy service for us all. Everyone was so complimentary... More 

Thank Hollie C
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

4 of us went to Zen for dinner on a Saturday night, didn't really know what to expect. Very pleasantly surprised - some excellent dishes, particularly the Szechaun ones - although they are a little toned down chilli-wise. Very nice setting in a stylish room. Wine not overly expensive compared to other local restaurants. Staff friendly and helpful too. Would... More 

Thank Barry-OT
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with friends for Chinese new year's dinner. Miserable portions. A complete car crash. Food unmentionable. avoid.

Thank Grumpy9
Belfast, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a favourite take away, we have sat in before and enjoyed but the take away is equally as good. Nice old church type building and nice atmosphere. The duck with plum sauce is lovely highly recommended. We have tried other dishes on the menu which have been grand but haven't beat the duck.

Thank fcm90
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My family have been going to zen since the day the doors opened and it's always at the top of my list of places for dinner. Delicious food, amazing wine selection and fantastic staff. Couldn't ask for anything more!

Thank Allie G
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've been using this for years and it's still the best. What else can I say? Difficult really. Nice place to eat in as well but I primarily use the excellent takeaway.

Thank WALDublin
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The venue is absolutely gorgeous and very classy. The service was good as well. The menu has a lot of delicious choices and is reasonably priced. We had chicken and corn soup as well as spring rolls for entree that were delicious. For main, the three of us shared cashew chicken, monk fish and duck with plum sauce. All came... More 

Thank YasmineSchultenkamp
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Zen again for our usual tried and trusted meal. Still excellent but dining room could have been a little warmer. Prawns and Duck really tasty. Will be returning as usual.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Rathmines Road Upper | Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 497 9428
One of only two Chinese eateries in Ireland to be recommended by The Michelin Guide, Zen Restaurant, is thrilled to be celebrating over 22 years in business. Situated in the unique setting of a 150 year old church hall in Rathmines, Dublin 6, Zen is known for expertly serving up authentic Sichuan food.

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