Zen Fusion
Zen Fusion

Zen Fusion

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 7043589688
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Spanish, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Yovanny Corado
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Phong Luong or zenfusion88@hotmail.com for on-site and off-site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Zen can accommodate up to 100 guests for our private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Phong Luong 7043589688
  • Entertainment: Live music every Wednesday and Thursday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Boulevard
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Zen Fusion
Zen Fusion (Historic Dilworth) is Charlotte hottest Fusion Restaurant with a touch of urban trendy and upbeat lounge in a contemporary atmosphere, Zen offers a variety of Asian and Spanish Cuisine from Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Sushi to Spanish, Latin and Tapas. If you’re in the mood for some exotic flavors, visit Zen Fusion for a taste of the finest Fusion Cuisine.
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Zen Fusion reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)special occasion (3)romantic (2)neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Yummy green curry
    Siobhan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Zen fusion was pretty good. My green curry was delicious actually. The tuna nachos we got as appetizer were not bad. Our service was great, waitress was great too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brenda
    Great
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is truly my favorite restaurant. From the front dorm to leaving, you are treated great and the food is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Zen Fusion reviews archive.
  • Sat night
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went on a Saturday night. We all ordered different things and everyone loved what they ordered. The green curry and tres leches cake were both standouts. We were seated promptly. The martinis were great. Good bartender.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with amazing service
    Raag
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The food was delicious, staff very courteous. There was a live musician playing Spanish infused music and singing which added to the wonderful ambiance without being too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    great food and service, as always!! definitely a favorite of our family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I often forget about this restaurant but am always very pleased each time we go there. Where else can you satisfy a group with choices like sushi, sea bass, paella, and zarzuela?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Sushi
    BgorVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Went to Zen after work on Friday for half price apps/sushi rolls. As always, excellent service and food. I've always been a fan of their summer spring rolls with the clear rice paper and fresh fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • large menu good choices
    billreedredVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    first time eating here and it was good, they have a very large menu and something for everyone. order was a little slow getting out of the kitchen so they gave me a bowl of soup free to hold be over, which I think was very nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Treat
    Pepelpew
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We Love going to Zen, Everything on the menu is great . Service is amazing and you are treated like family, Don't miss the Dessert tray ,, It is awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    MM2531VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Service was impeccable, and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful dinner with very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    Pepelpew
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Cozy for a Quiet Dinner or Great to meet up with Friends. Zen always has a great selection of food , wine and AMAZING Desserts The Staff is excellent .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Been to Zen Fusion many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    I Been to Zen Fusion many times. Very good as always. The Lobster and shrimp was really good along the sushi was very good also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    luv2zen
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Zen within walking distance from my house. The food is always tasty and well prepared. Menu has good variety with sushi, asian, spanish options. I often get Singapore noodle but paella, eggplant, and sushi also great choices. Waitstaff is consistently friendly and service is excellent. Owners are always working and friendly. Great place to eat as a couple or with a small group of friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Surprise
    Bennett
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We dined with another couple and all of us were surprised by the quality of the food and friendly wait staff in this hidden neighborhood gem. We were there on a Saturday evening before 6:30 and all of the Tapas and Sushi was half price. The service was wonderful and not rushed - the food was fresh, beautifully prepared and attractively arranged. This is a wonderful place for a pre concert dinner. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Had the Pad Thai... terrific! Had the Chocolate cake... terrific! Great staff... great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent All they way
    Pepelpew
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    The food and service at Zen is the BEST in Charlotte , If it is just for a drink or a meal they always make you feel part of the Family, Great place for Dinner for Two or to gather with a group of friends. Food is Excellent and great portions and service great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First impression
    Randy
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Calimari was great, the scallops were over powered by the marinara sauce Salmon was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite restaurants;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    One of our favorite restaurants; never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure and the
    charlie
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Always a pleasure and the service and food are consistently good. Owner is always on site which is a plus
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the meal. Terrific
    ccniteout
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We enjoyed the meal. Terrific menu options that live up to the restaurant's name (fusion being the operative word here). All meals were great and the kitchen was flexible with substitutions. Great place for a casual meal with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My second time at Zen Fusion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    My second time at Zen Fusion. Just as good as the first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Great restaurant, great food and service. Only negative is that its kinda small...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zen is always a delight to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Zen is always a delight to visit. We take out-of-town guests there because we know we and they will enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Food and service very good. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zen is always at the top of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Zen is always at the top of the list when my friends and I want to get together for dinner. Great diversity of fantastic food. Good drinks. And the staff are always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but quite expensive
    MikeW
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Good food but quite expensive compared with other similar restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My "Go To" Restaurant
    BgorVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    I've dined at Zen Fusion on many occasions, and it's never a disappointment. I've tried and enjoyed almost all of the appetizers on both the Asian and Spanish sides of the menu. The menu provides almost too many options haha, making each dining experience a new adventure. I really enjoy there simple yet tasteful scallop pad thai. There sushi options are also amazing, specifically the spring rice rolls. There bar specials are excellent, including half off martini's on Mondays and live music on Wednesday I believe. In conclusion, Zen delivers a reasonably priced, vast menu, with a responsive and friendly staff. I would recommend to any group or couple to check it out. Say hi to Chi the bartender for me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was so impressed by how
    mealz45VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    I was so impressed by how great the customer service and food were. They were equally great and I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual...one of our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Great as usual...one of our favorite spots for dine in or take out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was disappointed in this
    JaymeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    I was disappointed in this place compared to its sister restaurant, Miro, in Ballantyne. My husband and I both ordered from the Spanish side of the menu and neither entree was particularly good. However, our friend ordered the sea bass on the Asian side, and it was quite good. Not the best sea bass ever, but very nice, especially for under $25. Good service. Nice outside dining on the porch. But overall, nothing special - I wouldn't go back (mostly because Charlotte has so much else to offer).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zen Fusion was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Zen Fusion was very good. My fiance and I shared a Sole Role for an appetizer and it was amazing. For dinner we both tried the the spanish cuisine. It was a little bland, but good. Their asian cuisine is definitely their forte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    The service was impeccable & the food did not disappoint! I highly recommend the Thai hot & sour soup, the rainbow roll, and he seabass! Their sangria is great (and was half price!) we have been several times, and always leave happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate