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Zen Noodle Bar

86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
+44 1245 353899
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a take away from here the other week and having waited over an hour for it to come, it led to even more disappointment eating it. Crispy aromatic duck - very average, a bit to dry and in tiny pieces The rice with duck...More

Thank Heetan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us went here for lunch. It was ¼ full when we entered and more than ½ full when we left. Menus were quickly brought to our table. We choose the 2 course lunch menu. [£ 19.95]. I had spicy spare ribs for a...More

Thank PPPEssexEngland
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Had the sweet and sour chicken with rice and noodles. Absolutely delicious. Service wasn’t great, very grumpy off hand waiter but the food is great.

Thank jenquy
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I go here for lunch sometimes with work colleagues or family, convenient if you're looking for somewhere with reasonably quick service during your work lunch break. I've always had a good meal here the food is cooked fresh and I've tried many different dishes which...More

Thank gfarr92
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Quite a good Chinese food and the lunch offers are a good price. I've had better beef rendang though.

Thank cjcottell
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

First time here and will definitely be going back. Delicious food, hot and fresh. Plenty of it too. Very very well priced, I would have been happy to pay much more for my main course. Bottomless green tea is a great idea too. All the...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Last time I visited I thought Zen was expensive for lunch. However now there is a lunchtime menu. We had two courses for £10 each which was very reasonable. I asked if we could have the starter first before the main dish (so we wouldn’t...More

Thank sally l
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Used Zen a lot but won’t be using again after recent bad experience, poor customer skills shown by members of staff left me very upset. I researched their food hygiene rating which they don’t display. 3/5 Stars , zen try harder

Thank william j
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I'm a regular at Zen. I really like the menu and how unlike lots of Chinese restaurants your food comes as a meal as in rice or noodles are already included. It's very reasonable and has a nice atmosphere. I've been with a friend for...More

Thank Alison Q
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Nipped in for a quick lunch today and was very impressed. Quick and helpful service, excellent food - I chose from the "two courses for £9.99" menu, which was great value for money - and the portions were very generous. Thoroughly recommended and we will...More

Thank BigRobot4
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Charlotte E
15 October 2016|
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Response from Kenkonti B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charlotte, very sorry I've only just noticed the question from T.A. I would have responded but by now you have already been. The first time we went there we spoke to the Manager and the Chef, and they both seem to know... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 353899
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