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Zen Fusion, Charlotte, NC
Zen Fusion, Charlotte, NC
Zen Fusion, Charlotte, NC
Zen Fusion, Charlotte, NC
Zen Fusion, Charlotte, NC

Zen Fusion

4.7
4.7
724 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Zen Fusion (Historic Dilworth) is Charlotte hottest Fusion Restaurant with a touch of urban trendy and upbeat lounge in a contemporary atmosphere, Zen offers a variety of Asian and Spanish Cuisine from Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Spanish, Latin and Tapas. If you’re in the mood for some exotic flavors, visit Zen Fusion for a taste of the finest Fusion Cuisine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Spanish, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 358-9688
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Phong Luong
  • Catering
    Please contact Phong Luong or zenfusion88@hotmail.com for on-site and off-site catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Zen can accommodate up to 100 guests for our private dining.
  • Private party contact
    Phong Luong: (704) 358-9688
  • Neighborhood
    South Charlotte
  • Cross street
    East Boulevard
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Wednesday and Thursday night.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

724 Reviews
  1. BrentD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant is closed. Yet we were able to get and confirm reservations.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They closed permanently but still took my reservation . Showed up to a dark building . Our night was completely ruined ,

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sesame Ahi Tuna was divine! Always a great experience here. My wife and I are saddened that this was the last day. We will definitely miss it here.😢

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  4. Nate

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will miss you guys.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Very friendly

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  6. WineSnob75

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It helps to know the owners here. Many locals and repeat customers.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant! Please don’t close!

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  8. JanetA

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to review this since it closes next week. The hibachi shrimp was wonderful as was the service. Try the ginger O cocktail, perfect before a seafood meal. (The tempura shrimp appetizer was not as good as I remember, but still good)

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  9. DennisC

    Raleigh

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were in Charlotte for the immersion Van Gogh. David (29 years experience) was our waiter. What a fabulous meal. After a couple of delicious cocktails we had Korean Beef tacos, kung Pao Chicken, seafood Paella and a couple of glasses of wine followed by a fabulous sorbet dessert. Service was perfect. Not rushed but attentive. David was outstanding. We will go back when we return to Charlotte.

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  10. LeonardG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are so sad to see this place closing. Food has always been outstanding. We love server David. He is the best.

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  11. BrentD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant. We were greeted promptly and politely. The waiter, David, was attentive and helpful. The martinis were frosty and great. The food as always was well prepared and presented. A wonderful evening. Zen Fusion is a consistent place to dine.

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  12. NATALIER

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Service was good as well!

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  13. Elaine

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant has everything you need for great dinning experience !!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single time I come here it is such a pleasant experience. The entire staff is phenomenal, and everything on the menu is delicious. I don’t live in Charlotte anymore, but anytime I come back to visit family I always try to make it a point to visit Zen. I appreciate the hospitality of the owner and management so much, and somehow they still remember what I order after all this time passed :-)

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  15. MegN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Zen is always wonderful and the service is excellent! Zen is always our choice for a great night out!

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  16. PhoebeC

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My son and I had a very pleasant experience at Zen Fusion. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer. It was good he best I’ve had in Charlotte. I ordered the grouper special which was delicious. My son had a stir fry that he enjoyed. We will definitely go back. David provided excellent advice and service.

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  17. Richard

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Highly recommend it.

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  18. MarkW

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite spot! We are at Zen at least once each week.

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  19. CindyB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We got pork potstickers which was better than the meal. We each got the hibachi chicken & shrimp with fried rice and veggies. The shrimp was good, but the chicken had a slick rubbery texture. The server was good, but was giving their life story to the other table behind us. The price has gone up and has gotten a little pricey for not having a show at a normal Japanese restaurant.

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  20. CourtneyS

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience.

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  21. ENC009

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for an early dinner. The food was great and the server made excellent suggestions. In fact all the staff were friendly and willing to make the experience pleasant.

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  22. MikeH

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal. Wonderful service.

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  23. LisaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four of us immensely enjoyed our dinners. The salmon is YUM

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  24. 57mgaman

    Charleston

    315 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    315 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were outstanding!

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  25. DANIELH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    good customer service, will come back and definitely will recommend this place.

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  26. Madcap1

    Western NC

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food and service! Long time favorite did not disappoint. Every selection was delicious and our server, David(I think) was excellent! We had an Asian entree, a Spanish entree, and the night’s special, halibut. All were wonderful!

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  27. DebbieR

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been fairly regular diners at Zen for years, and before that Sole. Service, food and experience are consistently at a high standard, and we always have a great experience. We go especially for the Spanish food, which is delicious. I highly recommend.

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  28. Alfredsmom

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend Zen Fusion. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere is wonderful and our waiter Julian was fantastic. This was one of the best experiences we have had in a long time and cannot wait to return.

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  29. Allen2

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the grilled octopus for a small plate and it was amazing!

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  30. HappyCamper

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Zen Fusion remains one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte. The service, vibe and flavor consistently deliver. I’m saddened they changed their menu by offering significantly fewer options and no longer serve some of my favorites (eg lettuce cups and sea bass). That said, I’ll keep going back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay but the service provided by Diana was horrible from beginning to end. Her greeting at the table was not welcoming if anything we felt she was annoyed by us. She didn’t suggest us any appetizers or asked if we wanted anything we pretty much had to tell her what we wanted. She was not attentive to our table and getting her attention was impossible at times. We noticed as soon as the regulars came in her demeanor towards them was different more delightful but to us it was cold and annoyed. We never been there and we were celebrating our anniversary and came from Raleigh and to say the foremost this was the worse anniversary dinner we ever experienced in all of our years together. She didn’t deserve a tip but we gave her one just because we have been in her shoes. My advice to Diana is treat others equally and if you want to be successful in any career please make sure to provide good service regardless of the customer’s nationality. She doesn’t know what we do for a living and we don’t know her situation but treating others differently because of their color is a no go in this world. She may think it wasn’t noticeable but it was and honestly It is 2021 and we need to get pass that phase and it’s a shame we had to experience that. Don’t recommend and would never return.

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  33. CraigL

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I attended there last night for dinner. They acknowledged our reservations. The owner was great! Everyone was great, the food and ambience was excellent.

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  34. MarkW

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Zen! This is our favorite Dilworth neighborhood spot. Phong, and Nathan, and Jenny create a warm atmosphere for people to gather, enjoy a well mixed drink, and choose from an excellent, curated choice of Spanish and Asian dishes.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for quiet evening and great food. Variety is perfect for people who want different things.

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  36. FrankT

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food with friends!

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  37. MarcyH

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal here while in Charlotte. Our waiter was outstanding and steered us to very good choices, especially the Tres Leche cake for dessert - delicious. We also loved the paella dish. My husband and I shared a small order of that plus two tapas and the cake for dessert and we left there fully satisfied.

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  38. Anne

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zen Fusion was great. The waiter was so accommodating to my vegetarian dtr and very attentive to our table. Food was excellent and restaurant was very clean. Loved it!

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  39. JosephK

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visitor, will certainly return

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  40. luv2zen

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to restaurant! Great atmosphere, great food, great and pleasant service. Vegetarian options. You will never be disappointed.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Zen Fusion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 358-9688.

Zen Fusion is rated 4.7 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Zen Fusion

1716 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    East Boulevard
  • Neighborhood
    South Charlotte
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Spanish, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Phong Luong
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Wednesday and Thursday night.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (704) 358-9688
  • Catering
    Please contact Phong Luong or zenfusion88@hotmail.com for on-site and off-site catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Zen can accommodate up to 100 guests for our private dining.
  • Private party contact
    Phong Luong: (704) 358-9688
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