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Zen Noodle Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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86-87 Duke Street | CM1 1JP, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
+44 1245 349450
12:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri 12:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shopping trip to Chelmsford, looked for somewhere different for lunch and discovered Zen. My wife had the Tom Yum Vermicelli soup which was a large portion of delicious food. I had the Tempura Prawns and Zen Combo curry from the specials menu, both of which were excellent and again, a generous portion. We'll certainly be back here, a real treat... More 

Thank Jim S
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in after some sales shopping this week. Smelt really good when we walked in, we found a good mixture of food available, from memory drinks were well priced too, having some dumplings which were followed by Singapore Noodle main. We both enjoyed our meals, portions could be a little bigger but all the food was tasty and will certainly... More 

Thank Craig H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped on on the spur of the moment as we walked past to do some Christmas shopping. We ordered 2 mains and a starter to come at the same time. The portions are massive and tasted amazing. Such good value for money. I always forget about this place but was a pleasant reminder!

Thank Sophiebritton
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and the food is always consistently good with polite friendly service. The restaurant deserves to do well. Well recommended.

Thank themanfromswindon
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Never knew this place existed until I saw it on Trip Advisor! Went on a Sunday night so it was fairly quiet. Ordered a Beef Ho Fun and prawn crackers. All the food was fresh and the beef wasn't dry or pre-cooked. Overall really tasty. All dishes are reasonably priced so you won't over do it on a budget. The... More 

Thank AlexysB
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visit Zen about three times a year and have never been disappointed. This time there were four of us for lunch and funnily enough we all selected from the specials of the day. We had a selection of starters with their prawn toast a speciality. For main I had the lemon chicken with vermicelli and it was wonderful. My... More 

Thank jumpingjohn
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Been coming to the Zen noodle bar for years for lunch .. it's a all rounder nice lunch restaurant. The duck is great

Thank Rendertime
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224 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Booked for a table of 10 for dinner on Saturday night. Requested a single round table (part of the reason for choosing Zen) and were delighted with it. Service was very good - friendly, smiley & helpful staff, and with just the right level of attentiveness. Food was really good (my first time at Zen). Good sized portions and tasty.... More 

Thank SalsaChickNik
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Always have a great meal at Zen. Service is great, as well as the food. Well priced. Would recommend if you're in Chelmsford.

Thank Lovetopout
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a meal for a family of four. The meal was firstly made of poor quality ingredients and then to boot over cooked and pretty inedible. My wife had the tofu and was unwell all night. There are loads of better places in chelmsford to eat - so why go here?

Thank merlin03

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86-87 Duke Street | CM1 1JP, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 349450

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