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Paul Rivet N30-145 y Whymper, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2 252 3496
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I moved to Quito from Thailand and have been dying for authentic Thai food. Based on other Asian food I have had here, I didn't have too high of expectations but Zao far exceeded my expectations! I had the Curry Thai and it was very delicious and the sushi was the best I have had in Ecuador so far. All... More 

Thank Gera B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great night! The service was awesome and the food was delicious. Try the basil martini! It was amazing!

Thank Gaby R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went there because I saw a 15 dollar almuerzo deal! It was so good and the flavors were ones i had not experienced so far here in Quito. I had been missing some good asian food and I found here at Zao

Thank Ethan U
Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Be sure to ask for the Sangria Imperial (white wine) AMAZING! Best I've had. The food is delicious and the place itself assures your gonna have a good night. 100% recommended!

Thank MayLiveLaughLove
Greenacres, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is casual chic, nice clean interior, classy oriental decor, diverse menu, and great fresh food. Awesome attentive service! I ordered an appetizer that was not what I thought and they quickly replaced it, no problem... I definitely recommend this place!!!

Thank lynnecr
Fairfax County, Virginia
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Surprisingly good Sushi & Japanese food in Quito. Great Japanese specialities and friendly, helpful service at this modern Quito eatery.

Thank pmurphy2016
South America
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have been going to Zao since it opened and are very happy with the food and the service. Definitely recommended for lunch or dinner. Very innovative dishes, good portions and original cocktails.

Thank Totimer
Valencia, Venezuela
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I must say Zao does everything very well, from excelent meals to wonderful ambience, i would say the only fault in Zao is the waiting staff aren't as charismatic as one would expect in a restaurant of this caliber. That said, i speak from a single experience and i would definetly recommend Zao to anyone looking for oriental food in... More 

Thank Luis Daniel B
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This place has excellent food and service. I highly recommend it. We had the satay and sui mai and both were delicious.

Thank janey2some
Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best oriental restaurants I tried in all Latam. The curry is exceptional, they mix a lot of flavours perfectly combined.

Thank Alexander R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paul Rivet N30-145 y Whymper, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2 252 3496

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?