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ZEN ZOO

#3,871 of 13,826 Restaurants in Paris
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Opera / Bourse
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2 rue Cherubini, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 17 32
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 19:00
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Flushing, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

As magical as the French countryside and Paris were, it was a huge relief to find bubble tea in the heart of Paris. But being a bubble tea snob, I was expecting sub-par tourist-trap quality bubble tea, especially with the pricey menu. It was a rainy night and there was a long line going out the door- but it ended... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

oh my, you may see a lot of chinese, thai or vietnamese restaurants in Paris, Zen Zoo is full on taiwanese :) from bubble tea, to the beef noodle, every bite is more authentic than another. don't miss out if you have not had a true taiwanese meal, also to experience true taiwanese hospitality!

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Thank Ting_YaC_12
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This place offers the best bubble teas in Paris. You can have one sitted (and order a pastry or a lunch) or you can simply go to their "bar" location on the same street to order one to go. Around 17 euros, you can have a lunch and a drink. I would definitely suggest to order the beef noodles soup... More 

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Thank Bastien T
Switzerland
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Mainly noodle, soup, and dumpling dishes but really yummy! Nice for lunch. Fun drinks as well. Very tight seating and tiny bathroom. Service can be a bit slow, but only because this place gets packed...for a reason! Be sure to go on a Saturday for their special beef dish.

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Thank Miss_Molly_by_Golly
Paris, France
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Must try this small authentic Taiwanese restaurant, I really love the beef noodles as I have tried many restaurants in Taiwan and Hong Kong before. Highly recommend to come early as the restaurant is really small during lunch. Bubble tea is a good choice as well.

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Thank MerciGirl
Paris, France
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

The Taiwanese food here doesn't blow my mind. This is especially the case because I'm never looking for a full meal: I just want little Taiwanese snacks to accompany my bubble tea but alas, they don't have any (a Taiwanese joint without fried chicken bites...the horror). My friend and I just come here to sit more comfortably than at their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The Taiwan tasty in Paris, from the tasty knowing the chef from Taiwan , a Taiwanese menu and drinks

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Thank Alvin L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I was at restaurant alone, there have 3 persons standing and talking to each other, no one came to ask me how was the food, but suddenly the kitchen personal went to toilet passed me and greeting to me. It was a good food in this restaurant but they can not service, or they don't know what to do the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Working nearby, regularly grab the lunch time €10 bento box. The 5 spice pork box Is absolutely outstanding, beautifully seasoned and great value. If you fancy some bubble tea, it is the house speciality, worth a try but something of an acquired taste in my opinion. Don't be put off by the surly staff, the food is outstanding. In any... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

I've been going to Zen Zoo for quite some years now. Always delicious and well presented. Try to arrive before or after "rush hour" for both lunch and dinner as the space is so tiny. Or be very patient... but the food is worth waiting for... Or just come in the afternoon for a tea time, Taiwanese style with tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 19:00
Thursday
12:00 - 19:00
Friday
12:00 - 19:00
Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Cherubini, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 17 32

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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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