Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge
Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge

Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zendobistro.com/
  • Phone: (781) 749-8484
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge
Zendo carefully melds the finest tastes and styles that traditional Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines have to offer into original fusion dishes created by its renowned chefs using only the freshest materials. Our executive chef has 25 years of experience and has trained and worked in Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam. Dine at the Sushi bar or be entertained at the Teppan-yaki counters and watch our chefs prepare your food to your delight! Hibachi grills provide the thrill of watching experienced chefs in action. Equally impressive, Zendo carries full bar with a fine selection of wine, beer and premium liquor. Come to Zendo to introduce your sense to a satisfying and savoring dining experience! FOR TEPPANYAKI TABLES PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT. ONLINE RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THE TEPPANYAKI TABLES.
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Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)romantic (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant was by no means crowded for a sunday evening and it took almost 2 hours to be served our dinner. Not a great experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We've eaten here before and had a really good time. The food was great and the service was great too. This time, however, the service was terrible. Our server barely had a personality and everything took forever. Half our food came out and then the other half followed 15 minutes later which I think is inappropriate. Do you eat or wait for the rest? When the bill came it took half an hour for the server to come back and take it. Oh, and then it took almost an hour for her to actually charge the cards and bring the receipts back. In all fairness, the restaurant had a decent number of people in it for a Sunday night with only two servers working. Maybe Zendo needs to manage their staffing better and teach their servers some priorities.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent Sushi
    Saul
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good sushi for the South Shore. Decent all around meal to price value. Nothing to write home - or rave about.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pad Thai
    RobbinVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We enjoyed the Pad at has a lot. Hit the spot. Cannot say the same for the sushi. The rice was almost hard. Not as I expected. Will come back again but not for sushi. Have read that the curry dishes are delicious so will try the many other items on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 109 reviews are from the Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge reviews archive.
  • Not happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    1. My husband ordered shrimp tempura and when it came he said something to the waitress that it wasn't tempura. He found out that it was panko breading which is misleading when you order tempura. My husband said it didn't taste very good. He took off the breading to eat the shrimp because he was hungry. 2. I asked for the gluten free menu to find out that some of the items on the menu are not gluten free. Such as the wanton chips that go with the tuna appetizer. When I asked why they were on the menu they said it was an error. Having food sensitivities or allergies is very serious and they should never put things on the gf menu if they are not safe. Also, they had gf tempura items that also were on the list that were not gf.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jab
    Jab8386VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always enjoy dining at Zendo. Our server recommended a new sushi on the menu and it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience
    sushilover
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Enjoyed the food. I am a sushi lover and everything was very fresh. Nice atmosphere. Nice selection of cold sake.will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shushi @ Cocktails
    LeeLeeVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We frequent this place for yummy sushi and fun cocktails. The staff is great: First the waitress mistakenly spilled a little water and was quick to clean it up and then my 10-year-old spilled his water and they were good about cleaning it up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, good food,
    Cohassetcook
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great service, good food, convenient location, good hours , never have to wait!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun cocktails and yummy sushi
    LeeLeeVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We stopped by for an early Sunday dinner and were pleasantly surprised by the fun decor, creative cocktails and very yummy sushi. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome as usual
    lisa
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Absolutely love this restaurant. Have been there many times and am never disappointed. Some of the best sushi on the south shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff are ghosts
    KatieH
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I made a reservation to take my bride there on Valentine's Day. We showed up a little early and were seated right away. And then we sat there, for 20 minutes before anyone came to the table. We our waitress finally showed up, we ordered a drink and an appetizer to share; 10 more minutes went by before the drinks came to us. When she brought the drinks, she took our order. Much to our surprise, the entrees came in 10 minutes - but no appetizer. When I told (the food runner) we were expecting an appetizer first, he said, "Oh, let me check on that." No appetizer ever came. We ate our meal but never did our waitress return - not once. I actually had to get up and find our waitress just to get our check. She said, 'sorry we're very busy!'
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Asian Bistro
    FatCat
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Have eaten here a number of times and the food is very good. Drinks are a bit pricey, but well made. Most recent experience was on Valentine's Day and while we were seated right away (with reservations), it was very busy and service was very slow. Waitress was a bit confused about some menu items. She may have been new and seemed a bit overwhelmed. Otherwise, a very good experience and will return. Also very convenient for after the movies in Hingham Shipyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Eve
    christmas
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Very Clean. Small portions - mixed reviews by patrons in our party of nine. Table was ready. Would like a round table. Drinks were missing, service was slow. Staff very polite and accommodating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MaryBob76
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This was our first time at this restaurant and it won't be our last. The food was delicious and the service superb. The chicken filled lettuce wraps were so tasty and the sauce they came with was perfection. My daughter declared the sushi roll one of the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • xmas party
    luv2eat
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We had our work xmas party and the atmosphere was classy and the food was fantastic. The waitress we had was unbelievable, and the place was immaculate. some people were skeptical they wouldn't like the food, but it was great!!!!!!!! couldn't say enough!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zendo Style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Excellent food. Service out of the kitchen, and for drinks, was slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too quiet, but great sushi
    Toastygrrl
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I went there on an off time (1pm), I guess, or maybe people just don't go there for lunch. Either way, we were the ONLY table in the whole restaurant. The sushi was still excellent, but it was a little creepy without anyone else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first time to
    Brady2003
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    This was our first time to Zendo and we will definitely be back. The good was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited an hour and a half!
    Marsarella
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    I'd remembered from a previous trip that service is friendlier if you have a reservation. Our table of 5 was one of three reservations, and there were 3 more tables seated around the same time. Our reservation was for 6 and we were seated promptly. The edamame we ordered to appease the kids a while came out quickly and we placed our dinner orders within 5 or 10 mins, but from there it went downhill. My sushi entree arrived along with my husband's soup at 7 with no mention of the other two adults' entrees. The kids were falling apart by 7:20 so we asked server to have our dinners directly packaged to go. Upon arriving home to eat cold leftovers, we found the ginger sauce had a ton of MSG. The Spicy Madness was spicy but boring.
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  • I'd Go Back
    KMBrowserVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Zendo is In a suburban area that is saturated with top notch Asian restaurants. Standing out from the crowd is not always easy. Zendo has a convenient location if one is in the area. It has: upscale, creative, tasty, Asian food; a pleasant, enjoyable, ambiance and bar area; and good, friendly service. I'd have no hesitation about visiting again if I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, accomodating staff
    Theresa
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to dine
    Alan
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I've been to this restaurant a few times, both for lunch and dinner. They have quality food and the server is attentive although if you sit outside sometimes it can be slower. This is a mid priced restaurant but the dish has good portion so you won't be disappointed. The interesting thing is that although this restaurant is right next to a movie theater and in the Hingham Shipyard but it's never busy, during the week day the most I see are ten tables. I have never dined there during the weekend so can't comment on that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent, but the
    WIREVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Food was excellent, but the service really suffered. Maybe they were understaffed for the evening, but after a prompt seating everything was in slow motion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Extensive menu, great drinks , enjoyable atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find!
    4ktsmom
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    I made reservations at Zenda mid-afternoon on a Saturday for dinner later that evening. We opted to sit outside since it was a beautiful night. Our food was the best any of the four of us had had in quite some time. One person in our party had sushi as his entree, I had a beef dish, another person had a chicken dish and the fourth had peking duck. Each of us commented throughout the evening how tremendous the food was. Our server was lovely, making recommendations and providing explanations when asked. She also recognized we would linger a bit, so she was great about not rushing us through the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!!!
    Vtnguyen2
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Great sushi, great service! I really don't have anything bad to say about this place. The people that work here are great and the food is so delicious and fresh! The scenery outdoors is beautiful. You really can't go wrong coming here whether if it's a group dinner or a date...I recommend it all my friends and family to come here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, 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 surprise!
    NTMC
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Zendo is RIGHT next door to the movie theater in the Shipyard which I hadn't realized when I made reservations. This worked out very well for us as we finished our meal with only ten mins before the start of our movie and still made it in time to watch two previews. The food was great, although on a Sunday for lunch they seemed to do more take out than actual seatings (we were the only group there for lunch). The server was wonderful, the food was great and the place was very quiet and comfortable. I'm sure on a Friday or Saturday night it might be a bit wilder but still worth it for the yummy food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey..
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The food I had was great, but it was a little bit more expensive than I had anticipated. My main entree was a sushi roll and it cost over $15. The roll was great, but I don't think it should have cost more than $15. I have been to several other locations that serve this roll (or something similar) and it doesn't cost more than $15. The service was great, the food was phenomenal & the overall ambience was relaxing. I'd definitely go back again, but for a special occasion. With only 1 alcoholic beverage each, an appetizer to share, a main entree for each with a side of rice & a shared dessert, the bill should not have been $90+.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Zendo
    ScottRosenthalVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    I've been here a number of times. Always a table available and smiling faces to greet you. Very consistent with service and quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The service and ambiance are great. The food was good except the rice on the sushi was too mushy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Brought the fam here for father's day! It was recommended by a great person whom I trust with food recommendations. Overall sat outside on a gorgeous day, waitresses were very polite and attentive. Orders for food came out quickly and hot. It was good to see my folks smile and enjoy a evening dining out by the water. Overall good place and definitely will be back. Plus walhburger and alma nova are around the corner as well as the theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roomy with charming ambience
    SouthShoreDenizenVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    This pan-Asian fusion restaurant might seem a tad pricier than some other Asian ones but has very classy ambience with a high ceiling, lighting that you need to remember your eyeglasses to read the menu, and tables spread out for privacy. It is never crowded and you seem to always to be able to get a table. I moved here from New York and find it has a very high standard. Which reminds me that the cosmos seem doubly strong. Two will have walking like a sailor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Zendo is always dependable - they always offer fresh Asian cuisine in a very lively atmosphere. It is THE place to go before or after a movie next door or just stop by of you are in the wonderful Hingham shipyard . Very helpful , knowledgable servers make this a truly great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi and cooked
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Excellent sushi and cooked seafood. Great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Can't say enough about Zendo.
    ScottRosenthalVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Can't say enough about Zendo. The food and staff are awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even better the second time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It's been almost a year since my fiance' and I last ate at Zendo and I truly don't know why it's taken so long for us to return. Everything about this restaurant is amazing; the fast service, the delicious and fairly priced food, the ambiance and environment. It was Valentine's day yet the place wasn't jam packed. We were seated very quickly, greeted by our server, Bonnie, in under a minute for our drink order. Bonnie was very helpful and knowledgeable and was able to answer several questions that my fiance' had regarding some of the seafood dishes. Both of our dishes, the XO Seafood and Sesame Chicken were on our table in what seemed like only a few minutes! Both were hot, fresh and delicious. Everyone needs to visit Zendo at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice resataurant, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Very nice resataurant, service was a bit slow, room temperature was very low - actually quite cold; no bread served with the meal; food was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Job Maria and Hung Le!!!!
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    The Food at Zendo is always wonderful - the servers are all knowledgable and often have recommended many great dishes each time we dine there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very reliable Asian fare...nothing
    Bx2BostonVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Very reliable Asian fare...nothing outstanding, but very good. Very serviceable...convenient to movie theatre...nice atmosphere and good service. Have been several times and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate