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Zengo Denver

4.3
2775 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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About

Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Pan-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Pan-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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily 4pm - 11pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour
At the bar, lounge & patio
Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm
Late Night Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday 9pm - close
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Phone number
(720) 904-0965
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Sandoval
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Private party facilities
The vibrant décor of Zengo fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to sample Zengo’s acclaimed cuisine.
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Private party contact
Tanya Gaines: (877) 245-1496
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Catering
Zengo would be happy to tailor a catered menu for your off premise event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th & Little Raven
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Parking details
Monday - Saturday, Sunday Brunch offer Complimentary Valet.

Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Union Station Light-rail

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Entertainment
Live DJ at Sunday Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Bottomless Brunch
Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

HAPPY HOUR
Monday-Saturday from 5:00-7:00pm at the Bar & Lounge.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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None (Denver)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

Menu was changed recently. The service was severely lacking and I am very patient and easy going as I once was a server. We asked our waitress 3 times for water, she would fill one persons but not the other. Our appetizer came out the same time as our dinner and it wasn't fast by any means. This place use to be one of my favorite spots but not so much anymore.

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Broomfield123 (Denver)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

Everything had spice in the items, even those not listed as spicy. The restaurants website says kid friendly which is why we chose to go here after a day at the Muesum. The noise level is good for kids b/c the music is loud but nothing oncthe menu was geared for kids. We had the empanadas from the recommendation of the waiter. He was surprised when a dish of noodles and chicken was crazy spicy.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

Was great.start to finish.will go back.Ask for Danielle.She is a remarkable server.Great attitude.Compliments to the chef also.Thanks to all involved.

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vipGGGGG (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

We were seated next to a table where the patrons were high -- not from alcohol. My friend commented that this was a particular problem in Denver.

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AdrienneNSwan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

Great food, great service!! We had a spectacular meal and if you go ORDER THE JAPANESE IPA!!! Soooo good

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Foodie4sure (Denver)
2.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

Most importantly, why was there multiple pieces of wood in the xo edamame? Waitress was horrible (I feel bad for saying this but...) she didn't seem like she liked being a waitress at all. My water was empty more than half of the time in their. It doesn't help that they have kid sized cups. XO edamame was good but I felt sick from all the salt in it and not sure how much wood we ended up ingesting. We found around 10 pieces. The pork dumpling ($8) came with 4 tiny round dumplings. The salmon poke was almost inedible due to the fact that it was incredibly sour and citrusy and burned my mouth with every bite. I am in no way sensitive to food. We ordered soups an appitizer but it didn't come. After our main dishes were served a spoon was brought. After we finished our main dishes we figured the soup wasn't coming so we asked for it to be canceled and was given a rude look from the waitress and a snoody ok. We won't return.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was great. Our waitress acted like it was an inconvenience to serve us and that we were bothering her. Way to ruin our date night out. Perhaps she should find a different line of work. We did tell the manager we weren't impressed with out waitress.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Not my typical experience at Zengo. Service was not great, dining room music alone was very loud, food was mediocre and some dishes were cold when brought out. The hike in price for brunch since my last visit made it even less appealing. I'll think really hard before going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
1.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

Worst restaurant I've been to in Denver. Service was abysmal.

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vipariselaine (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

Service was excellent. We did the buttonless brunch and ordered a lot of small plates. Our server made great recommendations and even brought us out things that she thought that we would like, and, we did. Even though we were sitting outside they always kept an te on us refilling our drinks and always making sure that we had food. I have dined here a lot with people over the last few years and always have a good experience.

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JMPDiner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

We love Zengo and their food and have been there several times. We were disappointed this time that the bar was very slow (even though we were there on the early end, before a show), and there was some miscommunication between our server and the kitchen, which led to us not getting all of the food we ordered, and us almost having to leave before some of it came out. We should have had enough time to eat our meal (we gave ourselves 2 hours before our show), but whatever happened caused us to be rushed at the end.

I will add that Zengo made it right and comped the portion of the meal that was rushed, which was good, but I think the problem was avoidable given that the restaurant was only half-full.

Overall, still a great place to which I'd return, but I recommend avoiding if you have anywhere to be afterward, even if you (think that you) have plenty of time. Let Zengo be your main event of the evening, and not your first stop, and you'll have a great time.

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mle621 (Denver)
2.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Came for a Birthday brunch, used the available "valet parking". Valet driver parked my car in a ticket zone, I subsequently received a ticket, valet driver snatched the ticket and promised to pay it. Returned to the restaurant to speak to somebody to ensure that the ticket would get paid. Met a very nice manager who told me that everything would be taken of. It took me three weeks and multiple phone calls and messages to the valet company and the restaurant to finally get somebody to finally take care of the ticket. Once about valet company was made aware of the situation they took care of it promptly but I spoke to the manager more than once at Zango and he acted like he had no idea and had no responsibility for the issue.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

First time visit- the menu was eclectic but the waiter provided us guidance through it and we had a delicious sampling of numerous items. Great brunch. Great Bloody Mary bar! Very friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Great place! Creative menu and amazing service. Worth the price for the experience!

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viptarragon (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2017

I'm surprised at how much sugar was added to different sauces--a little too sweet for my tastes. Yes, asian food will use some sugar, but we also have savory flavors as well. Don't be afraid of the vinegary flavors found in asian cuisines.

Lastly, the duck pancake was bizarre. It was a little soggy under all the sweet sauce and impossible to pick up with the chopsticks.

I think the chefs need to take a hard look at the menu and flavors because it feels like a major identity crisis.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

The hosting staff were nice and courteous, and we were seating quite quickly. There seemed to be some initial confusion about my wanting the "Bottomless Food" with only one bloody mary "a la carte". Regardless, we received our vodka in quick order and proceeded to make our drinks. My friend and I ordered two brunch plates to start out.

When the food arrived, my friend received his order but I didn't receive mine. We were asked whether we needed anything else. I replied we still needed one more plate - obviously without one in front of me - and there was more confusion. I decided to order an additional dish and so did my friend. His additional dish came out, but I still had not received my first order. All the while, I was asked repeatedly if I wanted another bloody mary. Although I normally appreciate the punctual drink service, I was not well set up to enjoy more drinks when I have been without food for 50 minutes or more. Finally, my first dish arrived, then my second dish after we had closed out the tab and were preparing to leave. The second dish was "cured salmon rice cake benedict", but there was obviously no salmon on this dish so it was merely egg and rice cake with hollandaise. My friend corroborated this fact. This was not what I would have had in mind after paying $42 for brunch. In my experience, there are places with better food (benedicts and omelets literally teeming with salmon), drinks, and service for easily half the cost.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

Zengo is my favorite spot for brunch. I took out of towners because of how amazing it always is. Unfortunately this time, we received 2 dishes within an hour+ of being there, and our bottomless drinks weren't flowing as often as they usually do. I did speak to the manager, he made sure our service picked up which was great and what I expect from a place like Zengo. I was a little disappointed that nothing was comped or discounted from our bill, but overall the food is always amazing and the manager did fix the main issue

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Fantastic as usual. Groupon created quite a treat for us!! We'll be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

sushi's quality wasn't good. price wasn't bad. Ok restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Great food & ambiance! A real treat.

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