Zengo
Zengo

Zengo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengodenver
  • Phone: 7209040965x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
    *full menu and bar open


    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
    *$35 bottomless small plates & free flowing brunch cocktails
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Zengo would be happy to tailor a catered menu for your off premise event.
  • Entertainment: Live DJ at Sunday Brunch
  • Special Events: Bottomless Brunch
    Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

    HAPPY HOUR
    Monday-Saturday from 5:00-7:00pm at the Bar & Lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 15th & 20th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Monday - Saturday, Sunday Brunch offer Complimentary Valet.

    Street parking is also available.
A word from Zengo
Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Latin-Asian ingredients into colorful, beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing. The beverage menu features innovative, hand-muddled cocktails as well as an extensive selection of wines, sakes and tequilas. The vibrant décor fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to sample Zengo’s acclaimed cuisine. For a relaxed yet upbeat afternoon, sip our signature cocktails on our outdoor patio.



“Zengo is by far the best restaurant in Denver, maybe even the country.”

The Denver Post



“…the coolest looking eatery in the west, it’s certainly unlike any other restaurant in Denver”
America’s Top Restaurants, Zagat



“Hot List Restaurants” Conde Nast Traveler
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Zengo reviews from OpenTable diners
211 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (130)special occasion (100)neighborhood gem (87)great for outdoor dining (70)hot spot (69)good for groups (61)romantic (56)vibrant bar scene (48)great for brunch (41)notable wine list (21)scenic view (21)late-night find (20)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • NO TO ZENGO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was good but the portions were hardly snack-sized and the prices are completelybridiculous. $72 to feed two people there and not fill either of us up. The staff wasn't very approachable nor friendly and it took forever to get our food. Would never go there again evem if it was free.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • denverite
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food is flavorful and unique. And very delicious for those who can tolerate spice. Unfortunately, for us everything was spicy. We ask in advance to recommend mild dishes, but everything had kick. Because of health reasons that is not an option. Server was a little arrogant from the beginning......like she did not want to be there. Got a little better as the evening went on. But was disappointed factoring in the total cost of the meal This is not an inexpensive location......worth every penny, but expect better service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed it
    Mistiana
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It'd be nice if the brunch included desserts. Good service, great location, food is ok.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavor-LESS
    Likeke
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice enviornment...friendly waitress....good appetizers....flavor-LESS entree's ...Miso soup virtually tasteless, recommended Miso Black Bass slightly under done, but worse...no flavor....the asparagus was fine, but the diakon fries had a strange taste that did not complement the fish...likewise scallops and pork belly entree were without taste/flavor...pork belly had virtually no taste at all, and the scallops next to none....the waitress, at least discounted the meal, however, $70 for a worthless meal was still excessive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Brooke
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We come back again and again and again because Zengo is just amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plate for a big price
    KtMac
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was mediocre at best while the portions where extremely small. The prices were too high for the amount of food that was provided. Service was great. No complaints about that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Mtnman1
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Loved the small plate all you can eat brunch! We sampled several new dishes and ordered more of what we liked. Great fusion of Latino and Asian. They did traditional eggs and bacon and dim sum well. Passed on the great looking bloody mary bar, incredibly tasty coffee!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Zengo was great! However, it would've been fantabulous is they afforded us the same Tequila menu at the restaurant that they had at their sister Tequila Bar. The food, service, etc. were all great. We will definitely be back. As a matter of fact, I am traveling to DC in 2 weeks and have made reservations for Zengo there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I took my parents here when they were in town, and we were all a little disappointed in the food. The menu looked amazing, but the execution led to many of our items being less than satisfactory. Our waiter was also serving a table of 10 people, and it ended up being 20 minutes or more after we received our appetizers to even order our main courses. Overall, not the best experience, especially for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    ariselaine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the second time that I have dined here with a friend and it has been great both times. Interesting and exciting menu with Latin and Asian fusion. We ordered 4 plates to share, which was plenty for 2 people and we found that they did not take too long to come out. They also have a good drink menu with unique cocktails, which are not all sweet/fruity drinks. I had the cucumber cooler, which I would recommend to people who do not like very sweet drinks. Service was great both times as we did not feel neglected at our table even though there were many other people in the restaurant. Definitely will be going back as I am impressed with the unique fusion menu and have a had 2 very good experiences here so far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    teabetty
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was fun, the staff was fun, I had fun!!! We went for Resturant week in August. The menu was really great, something for everything! I had the crispy tofu, I'm not a vegetarian, it was spactacular:) Don't miss the edamame xo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Ab12
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went here for restaurant week. There was a nice selection on the courses menu. A highlight was the crispy tofu dish. Was my favorite dish! The peanut butter chocolate dessert was amazing too. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and provided a great experience for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went here for an anniversary dinner with my wife. Both the food and the service were exceptional. Each month they pick an Asian and South American cuisine to blend together, which makes for some very interesting combinations. And they clearly spend the time and effort to let the waitstaff become familiar with the menu; our waiter's recommendations were our favorite dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extensive and fun menu
    GuidoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I dined here with several guests from Canada who enjoy Asian cuisine. They found the Latin-Asia fusion motif at Zengo to be quite tasty and interesting - a nice touch when you are with guests who might want something beyond the usual. The table and the noise level were quite conducive to conversation, also a positive. My entree, the pork chop with mole, featured well balanced flavor with a colorful and inviting presentation. Recommended.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asian and Latin American Fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent. We went during restaurant week to try their three course menu so we could try many things. Each thing we tried was excellent with a variety of flavors and textures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of the Best
    Mari
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Latin-Asian fusion---two of the best culinary experiences in one crazy-hot fusion mix! The heat level on the XO Edamame was unexpectedly pleasant and surprisingly enticing. Party of four, we enjoyed several offerings on the menu and each bite was a moment to savor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great as always
    Zengolicious
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have eaten at Zengo at least 10 times and each time has exceeded our expectations.....great unique flavor comginations, just the right mount of food (never take home leftovers that never get eaten :) very special spot especially if you eat outside..... my only regret is that it is too noisy for us to enjoy eating inside.....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unique Brunch Experience
    SquidH8r
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch at Zengo was a great fusion, small plate experience. Our group opted for the bottomless small plates and it did not disappoint. Our waiter brought out nearly every dish on the menu, and each one was a creative and unique mix of Asian and Mexican cuisines. Service from the bar was slow, so don't expect quick refills on your Bloody Marys.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annother visit
    Greg
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is turning into one of our repeat restaurants in LoDo/Union Station area. Food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cidmac
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was amazing. The waitress was knowledgeable and made wonderful suggestions based on our food likes. Many vegetarian options with a full vegetarian menu! We loved sharing the ample portions. Great bars drinks also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    great food, great service. was disappointed that one of the wait staff stole my wallet. Management was confident that the surveillance video captured the thief, a day passed, they never called me back, I had a lot of trouble reaching the manager, when I finally did, they told me they saw nothing on the video......just feel like someone is not telling the truth.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt Like We Were All On Vacation!
    star6
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a party of 6 for dinner & we were all blown away with everything. For starters, we were offered a choice of tables; we chose to dine on the patio. Our waiter was fabulous from start to finish. Each dish was wonderfully prepared and presented beautifully. We enjoyed sharing tastes from each others choices including desserts. It was so much fun. The location near Confluence Park made us feel like we had left the city behind and were on vacation. The surrounding area is really lovely. We all came down via the lightrail and walked 5 minutes to the restaurant which was super easy; though they do offer complimentary valet parking. We were all very impressed with Zengo and highly recommend it to anyone looking for amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Try Many Flavors
    KC74
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The "small portions" selection is large and diverse and if you are with at least one other companion, it's a great place to share! Bigger group, even more opportunity to try more dishes! The restaurant was right on time with our reservation and spending some time at the bar was not a problem, with the wide variety of drink options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The flavors in the chicken empanada appetizer were delightful. The short ribs were very, very good and the lamb chops were the best I had ever had! The white sangria however, was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food, fantastic service
    LoDoDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Zengo has a great menu with variously-sized dishes for all tastes. Every cocktail I tried was perfectly balanced, delivery of the food was well-timed, and the restaurant had a great Friday-night vibe without being too crowded. I've also been here for brunch, which is a dynamite experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Value Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went on a Friday night at 6:15. Had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. Very busy. a little bit too noisy for my taste. Use the valet parking. Went over the 2 hour limit on parking and got a $25 parking ticket. Been to Zengo many times. Food, service, and vibrancy is always consistently good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 year anniversary
    FoodieNick
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I went for our 10 year anniversary, wanting to try something new. We heard from a friend that this was a test kitchen environment and the food was good. The staff and food was pretty good. For similar food we have had elsewhere that was just as good, if not better was about twice the price. For 2 drinks, appetizer and 2 entrees (which doesn't include a side) was almost $150 after all was said and done. I didn't feel we ordered anything extravagant, black cod and lamb chops. Good food and service but way overpriced. Won't be coming back anytime soon with those kind of prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    LoveDenverrestaurants
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Overall a great experience, food was really good and service was great too. I recommend the Mexican bar dessert, one of the best desserts i have had. You will not be disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid but didn't wow me.
    EatingOutDenver
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food, wine, and atmosphere was good. The service was lackluster but that seems to be the trend in Denver. There was nobody there to greet us when we walked in but a line of people. None of the staff seemed to have any urgency which is troubling when you wait 10 mins for a glass of wine. I would go again for the food and the wine list has some of my favorite regions represented. But go somewhere else for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as expected!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a nice time at Zengo but the food was not as great as expected in that it came out fast and had good flavors but was nothing to write home about. Our server was fairly lack luster and seemed to have had a long day. The pisco sour was not very authentic and both drinks were very light on in terms of alcohol content. I would not race back to this restaurant. The host was lovely and friendly and I am sure its a great place but I was just not overly impressed given the reviews.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our waitress was excellent with a great personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bottomless Brunch
    KellUtopianEventsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We heard about this place from a neighbor and decided to give it a shot. For $35 each we enjoyed bottomless alcohol and bottomless small plates in the style of Dim Sum or tapas (whichever reference you prefer). The food was really good, the drinks were delicious, and the service was awesome. We will certainly be going again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bottomless brunch!
    bebedubs
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Been there before, but this was the first time for bottomless brunch. It was excellent! All you can eat & drink, so we got to sample most of the brunch menu & various brunch cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYinDenver
    NYinDenverVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We eat out a lot like New Yorkers, so here's out take. It's a chain but has some interesting, unique food. XO edamame a must. New steak item is much better than the old one. Less than passionate wait staff again but this was the worst of the times we've been there. Service was terribly slow this time. My wife ordered the TK shrimp item and never got it because it was out of stock. Waiter forgot one of the drinks ordered. Also the room was ungodly hot and stuffy (unlike the other times we'd been there) which made the wait for the service that much more gruesome. Probably will be a while before we try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent cuisine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food is always wonderful and flavorful. Service took awhile but ended up being okay.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I ask the hostess if there were any tables outside in the shade or part shade and she said there was one left. The tattooed lady who came to seat us said that all the tables were in the blazing sun and we should not sit outside, so we got a small table inside. As soon as we were seated, I looked out the window and saw the table in the shade. I got up to ask if we could move to it, but the tattooed lady was seating the next couple there. Then we ordered a mojito but it tasted like cucumber water with mint and little to no alcohol. Then we ordered two courses. The food is spicy so if you don't like spicy food then this is not your place. We ordered our entrees 10 minutes before the table next to us and our food came 15 minutes after theirs.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing! best food in Denver!
    eatdenver
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was fabulous, food was unbelievably delicious. I loved the smaller portions of the non - entrée dishes. This is one of the best spots to eat at in Denver!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    rlm2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the best time here, the food is wonderful and the decor and atmosphere as well. A group of 5, we ordered 10 different things and shared, and everything was just delicious. Would highly recommend Zengo's for any type of occasion, for an outstanding experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Excellent
    brickwomanVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have eaten at Zengo many times and have had mixed experiences. Service: Friday night's was attentive and excellent. My last visit ended with a service complaint to management. Food: The sushi rolls are just ok. We had the guacamole/crab appetizer which was overly salty and nothing special. Both the chicken empanadas and the miso cod were fantastic. The fried plantains were perfectly cooked and caramelized, but the sweet sauce was overkill. Dessert was tasty but forgettable. In sum, and uneven menu that is best navigated by regulars who can zero in on favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, cool vibe, no privacy
    SnowBunny
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a date night here, it was a very cool vibe - loved the ambiance for a funky Friday night, but it was so open and tables so close together that there was no privacy for us to really talk without the neighboring tables and seats hearing us. We went during happy hour to take advantage of the great drinks, but apparently happy hour is only offered on patio and at the bar, that was disappointing and very unusual. The cocktails were delicious as well as the food - we enjoyed the uniqueness of the food selection - something we would never make at home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate