We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zen Gardens

7 Fayette Dr, #2, South Burlington, VT 05403
+1 802-862-8886
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“chow mein” (4 reviews)
“brown rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
7 Fayette Dr, #2, South Burlington, VT 05403
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (65)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2018

I've been to several meetings/parties there and the food is incredibly greasy. There are much better Chinese Restaurants around here. I would not recommend this place.

Reviewed 7 April 2018

The food from the Traditional Chinese menu is great. It was a very pleasant surprise to find such well-prepared, authentic Chinese food in Vermont, and the prices are also very reasonable. Since discovering Zen Gardens, I've driven all the way from Middlebury a couple of...More

Thank Jonathan387
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I rarely give 5 stars, but Zen Gardens is almost there. The food is very, very fresh, the dumplings are delicious and seemingly home-made, the menu has many imaginative things on it, and service is friendly and efficient. I've now eaten here twice (once in...More

Thank RLaurenceDavis
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We phoned for take-out around 9:00 pm Saturday, after a busy family gathering all day long. The food was delicious, ready on time, and everyone was pleased with the seven entrees we ordered. I especially enjoyed the General Tso's Chicken with brown rice.

Thank Mornseer
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Really bad. General Tsos bears no resemblance to any expectation. No veggies, no sauce, just glutinous clumps of fat. Never again. Yikes, did I say awful. How is this place still in business?

Thank Eliot P
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Zen Gardens serves moderately priced cuisine and has a very calm and quiet atmosphere. My older parents find it is one of the only restaurants they can enjoy as busier, noisier places wreck havoc with their hearing aids. During my recent midweek lunch, the waitstaff...More

Thank Momoftwo06
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We only go here for the food! Plates are beautifully done! The food is better then I had anywhere! Chow mein is really good! Lo Mein very good! But the Tangerine chicken, may say the best even in Disney Epcot! You have to really go,...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We wanted chinese food and this restaurant was closed to our motel. the place itself is tucked back off the main road. The look of the place is not fancy, paint is chipping. We ordered the food to take back to our motel. The gentleman...More

Thank gretchenabc b
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I have been going here for years. Food is very good, especially the choices from the "traditional Chinese menu" on the last page. Also, nice to be able to get a pu pu platter somewhere still! The hostess (owner?) is so wonderful--such positive energy. Full...More

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

First time trying this place. Went with two friends who really liked it. It is located in an out of the way shopping plaza located behind a McDonalds and next to a woman's fitness center. Lots of parking. Inside there is a Koi Pond with...More

Thank Tom E
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in South Burlington
Travelodge by Wyndham South Burlington
571 reviews
.39 km away
Smart Suites Burlington
439 reviews
1.32 km away
Comfort Suites South Burlington
331 reviews
1.43 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Burlington South
476 reviews
1.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Olive Garden
296 reviews
.35 km away
UNO Pizzeria & Grill
115 reviews
.38 km away
Burlington Bagel
56 reviews
.46 km away
Panera Bread
40 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Magic Hat Brewing Company
476 reviews
1.01 km away
Red Rocks Park
62 reviews
1.19 km away
Overlook Park
44 reviews
1.55 km away
Tilt Classic Arcade
20 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Zen Gardens staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Fayette Dr, #2, South Burlington, VT 05403
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-862-8886
Standard spot offering traditional Chinese fare, plus a sizable selection of mock meat dishes.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing