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Zengo - NYC
Zengo - NYC

Zengo - NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengony
  • Phone: (212) 808-8110
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday, 5-7 at the bar.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Irene Costello, our Special Events Manager, at 212.808.8110 for more information regarding your next special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 40th Street
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains to Grand Central, and 7, B, D, F & V trains to 42nd Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zengo - NYC
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 beautifully balanced dishes. Light preparations and tasting portions invite sampling and sharing a variety of items. To complement the cuisine, Zengo offers one of the largest collections of tequila and agave-based spirits in the United States. Guests may sample over 400 varieties in the downstairs Tequila Library. Zengo also boasts an extensive list of Latin wines and Japanese sakes, which are best enjoyed at the mezzanine level Wine & Sake Bar. The cocktail menu showcases Latin-Asian classics made with fine spirits and fresh, hand-muddled fruits.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is pretty good but the service is very inconsistent. We started out getting attention but once our food came, the wait staff disappeared. I had to flag someone down for water, a dessert menu, and the check. They pretty much forgot about us after dinner was served. Disappointing since the food and ambiance are positives."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Zengo is one of the best options in midtown east and a great alternative during the week."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We went to Zengo last Friday. Overall had a very nice experience. Our server was really courteous and friendly. We ordered mostly off the vegetarian menu - sushi was average but the crispy tofu was excellent. My wife really enjoyed the shrimp lettuce wraps. Also the ambience was really nice - we got a quiet booth, which was perfect for the evening. I would definitely recommend the place."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food here is solid. My friend and I ordered a bunch of the smaller dishes and did tapas style. The food was really good and I liked the variety of food selection. My only complaint is as the night went on, the service got slower and slower. I'd rate it 9/10"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I came to Zengo because of a TravelZoo voucher and was impressed by the tasty, unique appetizers I ordered. The mushroom flatbread was delicious as well as the Angry Sushi roll, scallop ceviche, and lump crab guacamole nachos. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable and the decor added to the unique experience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Each visit was great. The food varied a bit in success - and the presentations varied - but always good.the Restaurant is very pretty and the space is very pleasant. I would definitely go there all the time -and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the waiter was on top of everything. I went for restaurant week and a steak I ordered was not to my delight. The waiter and manager were in it and quickly made everything right. The combination of great food and excellent service was very refreshing. I will definitely be visiting them again!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The Latin/Asian fusion is delicious. The choices on lunch and dinner menus are great."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "food came quickly out of the kitchen. admirable, unique menu. restaurant decor is insane - such beautiful lighting and wood!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Minutes from Grand Central and great mix of Latin and Asian mix."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Excellent service. I was told that last seating is at 2:15pm because the kitchen closes soon. I showed up at 2 but my date showed up at 2:30. Waitress was extremely understanding and accomodating. Still felt very welcomed despite us pushing it with the timing. Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been to Zengo twice. First time was for Happy Hour. Loved it! Had great drinks at a great price AND, great appys for $5 each! Really good sushi rolls included. Most recent time we went for dinner. Of course the drinks were much more $, but still very good. LOVE the Angry Zengo sushi roll! Did not love the Thai Chicken empanadas. Nice crispy outside, but mushy, nondescript filling. Tuna tacos were excellent, as was the Zengo fried rice. I would go back, especially for Happy Hour."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The menu choices are very creative and very tasty. Beautiful decor - great finding"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Delicious ceviche and sushi. Wait staff not so great."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I read several reviews saying how great this restaurant was. However, I found the food bland and rather mediocre. I had the sea bass which had no taste. My husband had the lamb and it was chewy. The dessert mousse seemed hard. I will not return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The restaurant week menu is impressive. Will certainly look forward to another lunch with friends."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I've been to Zengo several times this year. It is a great place, with good food, service and ambience. This time (during Restaurant Week - which I know is extra busy) the service wasn't as great. The opinion of one of my friends, who previously was a hostess/waitress, was that our waitress could have addressed our delay in knowing what we wanted to order in a better way and also been a bit more attentive throughout the meal. The food was good, some dishes shining over others. The himachi tiradito was excellent, as was the charred tuna tacos & arepas. The Volcano roll is not as impressive. One of my friends got the Restaurant Week Carne a la Parrilla, which was fantastic. The drinks were spot on; the serrano cucumber martini was exquisite."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great small plates for sharing as well as inventive entrees makes Zengo a fun place for a date or dinner with friends."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, but service was very slow, over 1 hour of waiting for lunch food. I would not go again."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Was so glad we found this place during restaurant week; we'll be back throughout the year. Taking some friends this weekend! The hanger steak is a must-have and the Piso - passion fruit martini is amazing!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "2 girlfriends and I decided to try this restaurant for restaurant week. Our reservation time was 6pm, so it wasn't too crowded in the restaurant which was nice. The food was phenomenal! I really loved each of the dishes, but I especially liked the Thai Chicken Empanadas."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The restaurant is very very pretty., it is spacious, the space between the tables makes for easy conversation. The chairs are a bit low though comfortable. The food is very prettily served. The concept of the menu is literally fusion of any two countries imagniable. Beautifully served. east and west combined - which is unusual . I was there two days in a row, and whoever served us was charming, smiling, and helpful. I will definitely go back and I already referred people to go there."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious! The decor of the restaurant was also extremely cool and fun, definitely a good place to go to with friends for a late night dinner and drinks. One thing I loved about the menu was that they had suggested drink pairings with different items on the menu. Our waiter was also very helpful with giving us good food recommendations, you could tell he was genuine and really knew the menu. Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food was very good. Nice fusion of latin and Asian food. Prompt service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I visited Zengo with a bunch of friends for Restaurant Week. The staff was very accommodating and the service was prompt. The staff sat us regardless of our lateness and our waiter suggested signature dishes for us to try. The food was very tasty with "just the right" portions. We had the Chicken Empanadas as appetizers which were delicious. The steak dinner was just as good. Dessert was a little bland compared to the other dishes but appeasing. My only criticism is that our drinks were brought out after the appetizers. Zengo was the perfect spot for a "Girl's Night Out" although it's a little too energetic for an intimate date. We really enjoyed the experience and would suggest it to family/friends."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Amazing food and GREAT for people with dietary restrictions. However, I don't like feeling rushed when I am eating. The staff tried taking our plates several times during the same meal when there was clearly food left that we were still eating. The service was good for the most part, but please do not rush your customers when they are trying to have a relaxing meal. If we are paying for the food, we are also paying for the time and for the space. It's both rude and definitely unnecessary when there are clearly open tables and no issues with seating people. Isn't that the whole point of reservations, anyway? It definitely made the experience less enjoyable to have to feel like we needed to guard our food."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Don't have a chance to go out much these days, so I was surprised to learn Zengo has been so close to work for 3 yrs now. My husband and I went here for lunch during resto week and enjoyed everthing we tried, cocktails, appetizers (duck "tacos", salmon tartare, salad) main (him: chicken, me: fish) dessert (tres leches, passion fruit cheesecake). Ran out of time, but need to go back and try a "tequila that tastes like ice cream" or so my server said. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food is always reliable. Made to order. Service is a bit slow at times."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I didn't enjoy my meal. The place was only 1/3 full and it took forever for he food. After 1:15 min, I left and didn't have my dessert."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had some outstanding dishes and some mediocre dishes at my daughter's birthday dinner. Appetizers were stellar. Service was very slow. Had to go look for our waiter a few times. Fairly noisy. Would give it another try."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I returned to Zengo for Summer Restaurant Week lunch after going there during Restaurant Week a few years ago. It was just as good this time around. Excellent food and, great service. The only constructive feedback I have is that on the day my friend I went the dining area was over air conditioned. I would go again and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had to hunt down our waiter. The cod was cold and the food took forever to arrive. This was my third time at Zengo and we were all disappointed."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had the bento box. Seemed like there was very little food, but at the end of the meal, you realize that it was just perfect portions. The green papaya salad was great without being overwhelming, grilled skirt steak was very tasty and enjoyed the zengo sushi."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The red sangria at Zengo was absolutely wonderful and the fluke ceviche was off the charts. Zengo also makes a nice change for a business dinner from the traditional steakhouse - the booth seating ensures privacy for a business conversation which is great and the noise level was energetic but quiet enough that we could have a great discussion over wonderful food."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "tuna tacos are amazing and love the miso cod, great atmosphere with nice view. Really good food."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We had a great time again! The food was great as always. We love the latin-asian fusion menu!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Very creative cuisine and well prepared. Wait staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Which made the fact that the hostesses were rude and clueless that much more odd. This restaurant is a gem. Teach your hostesses that the customer is not an interruption of their txting time."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I went with a friend for lunch, hoping to have a quick and good meal. Our meal took 1.5 hours. It took us 10 minutes just to get our beverages. After our light first course, we waited over 20 minutes to get our main course. Our server never checked in on us between the first and second courses to explain why the wait was so long. After our dessert arrived, we waited another 15 minutes just to ask for our check. Our server really neglected to check in on us, and for a $25 pre fix lunch, I expected much better service."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The staff at Zengo accommodated my request to have a table with a great view of the venue since it was my birthday. The food, drinks and service were great, as usual. What was especially nice is that they gave me a free birthday dessert of tasty churros. :) Thanks, Zengo!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was good..had the sushi and shrimp tacos..both filled with flavor. The service, on the other hand, was very rushed. We felt like we were being pushed out the door. I was still eating appetizers and my plate was taken from me. Once they realized what they had done, the waiter brought back a new plate and fork. It's good to get apps, dinner, dessert one after the other, but the waiter handled it the wrong way and made our party feel rushed. La Biblioteca, bar downstairs, is a great Tequila bar and very lively."
    Dined on 7/2/2014