The brunch with bottomless
The brunch with bottomless mimosas was a fun experience. The food was very good and there was a nice variety which helped satisfy the wide range of diets in our group.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty and Unique food - Great find!
I bought an online deal for Zengo and was very pleasantly surprised by the experience. The reviews were mixed, but we loved it! First, the muddled cocktails were to die for. We're usually wine drinkers, but the drinks were refreshing and inventive so we ended up with a sampling of cocktails with our meal instead! Each course was very flavorful and substantial. We weren't huge fans of the dulce de leche dessert, but we were so full from all the tasty savory dishes that it really didn't matter. We hear that the unlimited brunch with bottomless brunch beverages is amazing. We'll be back!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
REALLY delicious food, such
REALLY delicious food, such interesting combinations.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic. Many
The food was fantastic. Many dishes to choose from that are small plates to share. We tried several and found each dish as great as the one before.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my second visit to
This was my second visit to Zengo Santa Monica. We had lunch in the outdoor dinning space June 2012. This past Saturday was to celebrate my birthday. On both occasions the wait staff were great and the food was delicious. At dinner my cousin ordered the tofu dish. It wasn't what she was expecting. The waitress immediately whisked away the dish, asked what my cousin would like instead and was courteous throughout. We will be going back soon to try out the brunch.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely be back!!!
All the food was AMAZING! Best edamame I've ever had, crispy tofu was delicious, and the desserts were to-die-for! Cocktails were inventive and flavorful. I went with a party of 6 and we had such a good time no-one wanted to say goodnight!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our absolute favorite
This is our absolute favorite brunch - best in Los Angeles. Food is unique and fabulous - try everything!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The music was actually too
The music was actually too loud to have a conversation without yelling. Other than that the food was amazing and the service was exceptional.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for the all-you-can eat
Went for the all-you-can eat and drink brunch on Sunday. Simply amazing! Our server kept the food and drinks coming for a very demanding group of ten. The thai chicken empanadas, the shrimp pot-stickers, the steak benedict and the pan dulce were the favorites. We all had a great time, and when it started drizzling on us, we were promptly moved inside and given a great table and fresh drinks! We will definitely be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
tables outside were too low.
tables outside were too low. Muaic was a little too loud. love speed that food came out. Food was great!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sunday Brunch in LA
This is our go to place for birthday celebrations. The Sunday brunch is one of the best for several reasons, one being the variety of exciting flavors offered like empanadas, pot stickers, creative egg dishes like carnitas hash which had plantains and a delicious over easy egg on top of an abundant amount of carnitas. The choice of several coctails also make it unlike your ordinary sunday brunch of mimosa or bloody mary. The mango mimosa and the sangria sakes are a must! I really liked the music they played in the dining room and only realized as we were leaving that there was a DJ out on the patio. Brilliant!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great 2half hour lunch!,
A great 2half hour lunch!, it was a wonderful way to spend our last day in LA. Small plates, full of flavours,structure and excitement.
We paired with a sophisticated Pinot Noir, and a glass to sparkling Rose' with the spicy pork noodles.
Finished with yummy sweets
Service interactive ,knowledgeable, and personal
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic brunch on the weekends.
Fantastic brunch on the weekends. Good ambiance, very good for outdoor dining. Gluten free menu is only available at dinner and not for brunch which was kind of a bummer. But out host did point out the items on the brunch menu that were gluten free (not that many)
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great tapas, service could
Great tapas, service could use a little improvement
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food in general was "so-so" however I would go back for the atmosphere and great brunch deal! Request patio seating when making a reservation.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch spot
Love sitting outside for weekend brunch. $35 for unlimited food and drinks is a pretty good deal. Ideal for a nice sunny day in Santa Monica.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food in good setting
We had Sunday brunch here with bottomless drinks and small plates. The location was great - on the roof top of Santa Monica Place (minus the weather). The food was great. The food/service was slower than I am used to but the ambiance makes up for the slow service. Drinks were watered down so be sure you get filled up!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I went to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter was a little slow but we loved the place. Food was great! Great margaritas
Latin Asian food, what a great combination.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, wonderful brunch
As usual, wonderful brunch on the outdoor deck. All you can eat and drink from the brunch menu. Seems as though the brunch menu has changed, with fewer items and removal of some old favorites. But there's still enough choices to enjoy a great meal. Fusion food that's fun and delicious, with efficient and friendly service. What's not to like?
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
First food stop in Santa Monica
Very good fusion food. Just wish there was more green veg on the menu.
Gluten free menu available.
Sit outside ! There have not only several outdoor heaters they also have a fire place.
I hate the cold and I was super warm.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall the brunch was great
Overall the brunch was great and you get a lot for your money!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Bruch Experience
I was in town with a group for a wedding. Zengo was extremely accommodating for our ever growing party. We took advantage of the all you can eat/drink brunch deal. The food was hit & miss. I believe some of the favorites were the empanadas, salmon, & garlic meatballs. For how quick the food was prepared & brought out it was very impressive. I would love to go back during a regular dinner or lunch. Our server was excellent! Whether it was to charge phones, change the tv channel, or the continuous flow of mimosas & sangria, he definitely took care of us.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting mix of Thai & Mexican cuisine which works.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a party of 10, celebrating
I had a party of 10, celebrating my birthday. The outdoor patio was beautiful. You couldn't hear the street noise however it was hard to hear your friends. There was music in the background which contributed to not hearing my friends on the other end and across the table. There was heat lamps and a fire place which definitely was a great touch. Great ambiance! If only the music was turned down or played with a dance floor.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, tapa style
Excellent food, tapa style ... great vegetarian options
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant on the top level of Santa Monica Place. It is somewhat hidden, but that means it's less crowded (keep it our secret). Every plate we ordered was good.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Santa Monica must!
We are from Dallas and we will make sure to come to Zengo every time we travel to Los Angeles. In fact, we might come to Los Angeles jus to go to Zengo!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fusion cuisine and cool spot
The great things is that you have options! You can have a light dinner tapas style with small dishes of different fusion (asian & latin american) dishes that are very tasty. Or, you can go all out with some big meals you can still share with friends or family. Nice decor and terrace area for that outdoor dining feel. Highly recommended!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice twist on stand fare
Zengo has a nice twist on standard fare. Their miso soup with chipotle and duck tacos are especially good. Their menus is light on vegetarian choices but the kitchen did make guacamole for us without the shrimp and it was very good.
Great tequila list.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to kick off the weekend!
I love Zengo because it's a gorgeous space and has a rooftop view of Santa Monica. It's a fun vibe, I've always had great service, never have a hard time getting a table.
I think the food is good. It is not incredible, but it's family style, so you order a few things and sometimes it's hit or miss. Personally, I dig the vibe so much, I think it's worth it. Great place for a company gathering or a business dinner.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Total Experience
Zengo in Santa Monica is a fabulous restaurant- we were a large group dining outdoors and although it was a bit chilly, the restaurant manages to keep you toasty warm. The service is exceptional and we ordered a variety of appetizers which were all excellent including the guacamole, edamame, and sushi rolls. They have a "living kitchen" which means that as each dish is ready, it is immediately brought to the table. The same is true of the main courses and you realize that it is not impolite to start eating your dish before others at the table because it is best when it is hot and ready. All of the main courses were delicious as well. It's a great choice!
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun spot. Took my sister there
Fun spot. Took my sister there for a birthday brunch. Drinks were yummy, food looked and tasted great. DJ had a fun set. Nice view! Will definitely go back again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fusion Dining
Zengo has a great setting with a beautiful outdoor patio at the dining deck of the Santa Monica Place Mall. The Asian - Latin fusion creates some great dishes. Our favorite dish is the Thai Chicken Empanadas. My favorite drink there is the Prickly Pear Caipirinha. The service is good and friendly. They are located behind their sister restaurant La Sandia at the dining deck so the entrance is a little hidden. Another way to get there is by their private elevator from Broadway by 3rd Street Promenade. Zengo is also a great place for happy hour!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visiting Zengo b/c my fiance
We visiting Zengo b/c my fiance had a deal from Bank of America. We love Asian and Latin/Mexican cuisine, so this restaurant was totally up our ally (and we're foodies, so we love fusion combinations). I got the Angry Zengo sushi roll and strawberry lemon mojito. I loved BOTH items I got. My fiance got the duck confit tacos & a ginger bourbon cocktail. We both agreed the duck was a little on the dry side, but still very tasty. My favorite part of the meal was the dessert :) We got the Mexican Candy Bar, and it was AWESOME! Would definitely return to try other dishes. And our server was superb. He was fast, knowledgeable, and made us feel totally at ease/important. He was so friendly and energetic, it was great.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place to meet with friends
Met with friends from work and had a great time. One friend from Japan was notably impressed with the Shochu and Sake list. The food was innovative and beautifully presented and the service was excellent. Highly recommend the angry zengo roll, zarepas and the ceviche two ways
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outdoor dining at it's best
If you like urban patio / rooftop dining, Santa Monica Place Mall has redone their roof level to add several restaurants and Zengo is our favorite for eclectic Asian / Spanish Fusion. A great bar menu makes this place good for dinner, or tapas and drinks. Enjoy!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Profs to my girl Crystal the GM. Takes care of me every time
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The drinks were well made,
The drinks were well made, the food quite tasty. The drinks are a bit pricy, but a good find for special occasions, date night, etc. We had a very nice evening.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food and the service
I went there with my friends for Saturday brunch to celebrate one of our friends engagement. For $35/person, you can order as much food and drinks you like for 2 hours! We loved almost every single tapas we ordered there and their bottomless mimosa and sangria were fantastic! The servers were very friendly and helpful that we truly had a wonderful time there on Saturday:) I'm definitely going back there again:)
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Let the good times roll.
This place had a great food and drinks and they were all unlimited! I would definitely go there again!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a great vibe
Loved this place. Went for unlimited brunch and cocktails on a Sunday with my boyfriend. The food was pretty good but the vibe and cocktails are what make this place so great. There was a DJ too which made it very energetic and fun. We were pretty buzzed and having a good time. I can't wait for my girlfriends to come visit so I can take them there. Perfect for a birthday brunch or start to a bachelorette party. Will definitely be going back
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zengo is a great find
Zengo was a surprise find in the new Santa Monica mall. It's a little tucked away but upon entering what you find is an amazing outdoor seating area with spectacular views of Santa Monica. The Tapas menu was amazing with each dish truly having a unique flavor. The Thai seafood option should not be missed!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I had come here once before on a Sunday for brunch and we really enjoyed ourselves so we thought to give it a try for dinner. The food was great, the view was great and the service was great! We went on a Tuesday night and it was a bit quiet and empty but that was nice considering it was our anniversary and we wanted it to be romantic, which it was. If you come here on a Sunday for brunch, expect it to be loud. There is a DJ which totally makes this place lively.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I attended Zengo for the first time, a friend recommended it and we had a great time. Although I had reservations, the bus-girl kindly asked us if we wanted to take a look at our seats for approval, that just set the tone right!
The food was tasty, the environment was fun, the service was surpass par, and the music was perfect. We will definitely return and bring others!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, bottomless drinks,
Good food, bottomless drinks, and DJ. Great to put in the brunch rotation. Won't probably get good outdoor seating unless you are part of a big group.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for a business dinner and we ate by the fire pit. The best dish was the carnitas rice noodles. In also celiac, and they had a fantastic gluten free menu. Highly recommend!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Endless fusion brunch yes please
If you like brunch and tapas and cocktails this is the place to spend your Saturday or Sunday morning in Santa Monica.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
hit the spot
Nice atmosphere for guest from out of town. Didn't disappoint.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday was my first time at Zengo, and I chose it to host my birthday brunch because I'm a huge fan of Masa 14 in Washington, DC and this restaurant is owned by the same group. It was an absolute blast. Great food, great drinks, great price!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came here for my moms b day on a Thursday and the place was kind of quiet but i can see that they have a very nice outside patio were the view of santa monica promenade was beautiful. i was impressed with the bar i saw that they have a very big variety of different types of liquor which is a big plus. Overall i liked the food the service and the ambient of the place i would recommend to anybody.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM