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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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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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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
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3.7
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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

The ambiance is very nice just a little dark when trying to read the menu. Our server Michael was great and offered suggestions as it was our first visit. Wonderful presentation. Everything we tried was delicious. We will definitely come back to try other things.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

We were here for the bottomless brunch and it was a great experience. The service was excellent - everyone was working as a team to get the small plates out to everyone ASAP and clear away the empties. There was a constant stream of food and drinks making its way to our table. We were not disappointed and look forward to coming back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We loved the concept and enjoyed our date night this past Friday night! My girlfriend is a foodie so I wanted to surprise her with a new spot. You exceeded our expectations. The cod and tenderloin were out of this world, as well as the delicious, unique cocktails! Great people and great service. Hat off to the manager for a well-run restaurant. It is a great spot for any occasion and the atmosphere was awesome. Lastly, the interior design was impressive and very elegant.

Cheers!
Dave W.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2017

Sad to say, since the remodel the service and the food were not as good. Usually, the staff would be concerned that I wasn't drinking a drink that they recommended and that I barely took to sips of but not the case. I tried the new kumquat(sp) mojito since they did away with the cucumber mojito and I immediately felt my allegories flare up so I couldn't drink it. The waiter did not ask if I wanted another drink even though he came by several times to see if we wanted more food when we had just received our order. The sushi rolls were decent but the soy sauce was practically empty and the wasabi looked brown(like it had been sitting out too long). My friends normally laugh that I still enjoy Zengo as it was my "go to" restaurant. Now I will have to find another one because with the menu being less appealing I don't think I will want to pay that kind of money for less enjoyable options.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2017

We used to enjoy this place very much, but they recently renovated and changed their menu. We were seated in a section with a large party and 15 minutes after being seated no staff had come over to take an order. I finally flagged down one of the managers and he took our order. The menu is more limited now than before. They used to be able to accommodate gluten free diners more easily, now fewer options. The steak I ordered was very good, just that the portions are small. They comped us our food (we never asked, but the manager offered on his own). Looks like they need to tweak the menu a bit and train the wait staff to be a bit more attentive, but at least the management seems to be somewhat aware of this.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2017

The restaurant was understaffed in the kitchen so none of our meals came out at the same time . Several of us were completely finished with our meals while others still had not received theirs. Dinner took 2.5 hours and we kept having to ask for more water, tea, and where the other parts to our dish were. Food was good but the whole experience was really frustrating.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2017

Amazing taste treats! The bottomless brunch is the best value in town. Our waiter made fantastic recommendations and was very attentive. We sampled many dishes then went back for more of our favorites. Everyone on staff very friendly...even the valet! A must for

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Easily one of the best brunches in Denver! Both the drinks and food were excellent! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

This is the second time that I have been here for Brunch and I am pretty sure this will be the only place that I will eat brunch. I live in Texas and have never experienced such great food and service before. I have raved about the food and invited friends that live in Denver and we all have decided that once I move to the area this will be a weekly spot for us.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Zengo is always wonderful. This is the first time we have been there since their remodel, it looks great and all the food was excellent.

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3.0Dined on January 9, 2017

Small portions particularly on the sushi which is a bit overpriced.

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1.0Dined on January 8, 2017

Apparently they changed management with the renovation. Unimpressed by both. They ran out of 3 menu items, food was cold, greasy and uninspired. $39.00 for cheap, cheap champagne, bad food and bad service. Extremely disappointing. The manager agreed to take off 2 of our 5 customer bills, which helped, but won't go back.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Fun spot for bottomless brunch. Food is definitely better than the drink and some dishes were better than others, but nothing that really blows your mind. It's more the atmosphere that would bring me back.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Unmet Expectations
The restaurant is freshly designed, contemporary, and fun and the service excellent, but that's where it stopped. The menu offered limited gluten free options, limited to no steak options and we didn't find any of the dishes to be 'outstanding. We can not recommend it. Sorry.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2017

Very accommodating. Good environment. Strong service.

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2017

The ambiance was chic and fun with good a good drink selection. The gyoza and noodles were very good, but was overshadowed by the awful sushi and poor service. I was disappointed, but may try again.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Awesome food and ambience

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Super slow service on New Years Eve, even though we were one of the few tables in there. Took about 40 minutes between courses. I was trying to convince a friend how great Zengo is and I have to now side with him unfortunately. Very small portions. Zero energy in there. Sadly disappointed.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Horrible NYE dinner. This place has really gone downhill.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Very Disappointing. At first not to be greeted upon arriving; no coat check? Went on New Years Eve and had a special menu; the spicy roll that came out was a joke. The main dishes were flavorful but cold; Miso Butterfish and a Tenderloin. After having the spicy roll I would never go there for sushi.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Great spot for tapas, trendy dining and a good night out.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Me and my family had a great experience at Zengo! It is a tapas styled meal so it was very fun ordering many different things and trying them all. The food was fantastic and we couldn't be happier with our meal!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2016

We have been great fans and regular customers at Zengo Denver (and elsewhere). That said, we are terribly disappointed with the new menu. The loss of Latin-Asian fusion, which made Zengo distinctive and wonderful, renders its new incarnation far more ordinary and less appealing. Though the food is good, it is unlikely we will be back any time soon.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Gorgeous space design. My visits have been for brunch gatherings. Constant unstinting flow of small plates at brunch and each has been very well planned, prepared and plated. Items are delicious as well as beautiful. Note that offerings may change every few weeks so the menu may not have exactly the same items it did on the last visit.

Some variation in attentiveness of servers - JP was notably careful to direct our drinks for topping off, assisting table staff in removing plates quickly or making sure we had tried each option that particularly mattered to us and he stood out for this care. Warm comfortable space, and sound is not bad despite open plan; apparently some wall and ceiling treatment has been done as there is not the sort of sound competition which causes louder and louder conversation in many spaces. Very pleasant way to spend the morning or early afternoon.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2016

This place is a joke. Tacky decor and scripted service meets completely over priced, uninspired and poorly flavored dishes. They couldnt even get the tempura batter right, doughy undercooked globs of batter completely cover tiny pieces of vegetables and there is no crunch. The duck bun dish is soggy, bland, and tough. The only item that was pasable was these egg roll tacos but they are the size of Deric Zoolanders cell phone. Overall Zengo is pretentious, overpriced, and mediocre at best. Judging by the empty dining room on a Friday night, Zengo wont be around much longer.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2016

We did the Sunday Bottomless Brunch. Excellent food, drinks, and service! Well worth the price to do bottomless brunch. My kids enjoyed it as well!

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2016

When we went to Zengo 2 years ago, it was a completely different menu. Used to be this strange yet delicious blend of Asia and Mexico with wonton tacos and mexican inspired egg rolls. The concept of sharing a bunch of plates still exists. The service was great and it's a nice atmosphere. The food was good, but not for the price without the uniqueness that used to exist.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2016

I think they are still getting used to the new menu - the service and ambience was great but they don't have the dishes right yet. The shrimp was rubbery and and the Szechuan beef was supposed to be spicy but it was like a Thai hot 5 which was way too hot and the salt edamame was just covered in too much salt. I really hope they get it together because this used to be an awesome spot.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2016

Food was fresh and tasted good, nothing to call home about though. Service was adequate, again, nothing to call home about. Over all, a good place I could see myself going to on a whim.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2016

Zengo has fallen off a bit. They have removed our family favorite, XO edamame for a lesser receipt. They plan to bring it back but you can special order it. Even after we special ordered it, it was a little off. The atmosphere is great! I hope they get the XO back and correct because it was part of the reason we visited Zengo.

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1.0Dined on December 2, 2016

I am extremely disappointed with the change in the menu. I was not aware that it had changed and was not able to find items on the menu that were even close to what we used to get or liked. The Gluten Free options were nonexistent, the waitress as someone else said should be working at Applebee's. We were extremely disappointed and will not be going back. It is sad to see a good restaurant go down hill as this one has it was one of my favorites.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2016

Walked by the DC location many times without a thought to enter, but during a visit to Denver, my brother recommended we pay a visit. Great small plates; we ordered one of everything and got a second plate of the kareage (fried chicken) since our 17 mo son was a fan of it and the fried taro chip sticks in it. In the end most of the dishes were quite good, one or two were not something we would get again but OK, and we had a good time. The waiter was hesitant to charge the little one the child rate, but after watching him eat just about every dish, we gladly paid the $10 for the bugger. Don't forget to try the drinks there!

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2016

The new menu leaves a lot to be desired. Ambience is ok. It is not the same, and the change was not good.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2016

We were not aware that the restaurant went to full Asian vs. the Latin Asian blend, which is what we were looking forward to. The chipotle miso and shoshito peppers were awesome and will be missed.

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2016

This is the first time we have dined here since the menu changed and the re-opening. I believe we experienced new restaurant opening issues in that the our server was not attentive and was slow in taking our orders- the food however was delicious and delivered timely.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2016

The remodel is top notch. The food was fresh and well prepared. The service was TERRIBLE. Our waitress should have been working at Applebee's not Zengo. She seemed untrained, cold, stiff and in the weeds. She carded all 4 of us. I'm a 50 year old, hard of hearing guy with a huge bald spot and gray hairs coming out of my ears and nose. I can't recall the last time I was carded. I asked her if she carded the guest at the next table over who looked to be a similar age. She said no. It was awkward. Our waitress was awkward. The night was awkward. Not sure we go back for more awkward-ness.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Have been twice since the change in venue. Food is excellent, sort of like a very upscale Chinese restaurant where everyone shares. Nothing traditional about the plates, all a "take on something" one would see at an oriental restaurant.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Zengo has been remodeled since our last visit, several years ago, and it still has a nice elegant vibe, updated with good music. The new menu is for sharing. Lobster roll, fried dumplings, Hamachi sushi were delicious. Perhaps a bit heavy handed with sauce on noodle dish, but that's minor. Spicy and happening - Zengo is just over the pedestrian bridge from Union Station.

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2016

Preferred their old menu. This one is overpriced and has fewer and poorer selections.

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