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.

Cafe Zen

438 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212-3035
+1 410-532-0022
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
14 Jan 2017
“Neighborhood Asset ”
3 Aug 2016
“Delicious food in cozy atmosphere”
Closed Now
All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
438 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212-3035
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (18)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Every item I have had has been amazing. The staff are friendly and helpful. Carry out is always buzzing, and you can almost always find a table in the dining room.

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have been here for many years and they have the best kung pao chicken. Their ants in the tree, scallion pancakes, seaweed salad is delicious,too. it's not fancy but can be nice for casual friendly get-togethers

Thank mmitra2
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The food was plentiful and delicious, and the people were really friendly. The leftovers fed us for another meal! We'll visit again!

Thank RutherfordB
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. A half block from Belvedere there is plenty of parking nearby. The egg rolls and hot and sour soup are excellent, as are the ribs and other appetizer options. Try X1, crispy shrimp in a wonderfully spicy sauce....More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great neighborhood Chinese. Prices good. We will often go there when we go to nearby Swnator to see movie

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Service was a bit uneven. Caters to vegetarians, but they have meat, shrimp, pork and chicken as well. Now, for a place that caters to vegetarians, we asked the waitress which soups were meatless and she had to check the kitchen. There were a few...More

Thank baltlaw
Reviewed 20 December 2013

This is Chinese food done right. No heavily starched sauces but nice clean flavors expertly prepared and served piping hot. They also cater to families and children without missing a beat. There are standard staples but the chef's specials are the best. Love the soft...More

Thank Valina D
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Café Zen has been my family's go-to chinese restaurant for over a decade. The decor, service, and delicious cuisine never disappoints. The quality of the food is excellent.

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Reasonably priced and very friendly staff. Tasty food. Large servings. Fast completion of take out .

Thank kenm44
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stopped at Cafe Zen based on a recommendation from Duff of Charm City Cakes on the Food Network "Best Thing I Ever Ate - With Chopsticks". We ordered what Duff recommended which is the Crispy Beef and several other things including the Curry Chicken,...More

1  Thank John S
Nearby Restaurants
Clark Burger
42 reviews
.06 km away
Ejji Ramen
26 reviews
.16 km away
90 reviews
.17 km away
Swallow at the Hollow
24 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Johnny Unitas Stadium
7 reviews
2.41 km away
The Johns Hopkins University
310 reviews
3.78 km away
Sherwood Gardens
109 reviews
2.50 km away
Cylburn Arboretum
76 reviews
3.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Zen 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
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212-3035
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-532-0022
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