Zen Fusion

4.7
457 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic

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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.

Specials

Zen Happy Hour (Sunday - Thursday)

Monday
½ price Import and Domestic Beers
Tuesday
½ price glasses of wine
Wednesday
½ price Sangria
Thursday
½ price Zen signature martinis and cocktails
Sunday
½ price any bottle of wine under $45

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 6, 2019

Ends: March 7, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:00PM-9:00PM

What 457 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our most favorite place in Charlotte!

W
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Vietnamese Beef entree was not as good as other entrees we’ve had before. The meat had no taste, kind of bland. Definitely enjoy going to Zen Fusion, but probably will not order that entree again.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I both loved the atmosphere, our waitress, and the food was amazing. The owner put his personal touch on the entire process, from beginning to end, making sure everything was executed to his expectations and ours alike.

ND
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Zen Asian Fusion. The menu is varied, the prepared impeccably, David our server is par excellence, the cost perfect, parking easy and the restaurant inviting and relaxing. You want to kick back, enjoy a delicious meal and converse with good friends. Zen Asian Fusion should get 3 Michelin stars. Come, relax and enjoy.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior customer service and excellent food. Always consistent and delicious!

d
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique delicious dishes, excellent personal service. Best grilled octopus we have ever had. Fun cocktails. Highly recommend.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

When we first discovered this restaurant, we were immediately attracted to its menu. The idea of combining Asian tastes with traditional Spanish cuisine was irresistible. It seemed the perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We weren’t disappointed. The staff was well-trained, polite, and efficient. The owner made several trips to our table and made us feel like special guests. Everything we ordered came out steaming hot, and the portions were generous. My wife had the Paella Carne, and I enjoyed the Gambas con Chorizo. It will take several more visits for us to try all the different menu items we had to choose from. We wrapped up our feast with some phenomenal cheesecakes, and vowed that we would definitely be back. The only reason we gave four stars instead of five was that the noise level was really borderline loud. However, since there is no way to predict how noisy a particular crowd will be, my wife and I gave Zen Fusion a pass on that score. Can’t wait for our next visit.

J
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this as an OpenTable search and looking for a local but differnt type of restaurant while visiting Charlotte. The menu was quite interesting and the food was fantastic. A blend of Asian and Spanish, although not thrown together on the same plate, but a subtle mix of the two throughout the menu. LOVED the calamari in blue cheese sauce as well as the Mongolian Beef and Spanish seafood stew for dinner.
The owner chatted with us upon arrival and after we were seated and made us feel quite at home. The staff is friendly and very attentive. We sat outside in the back of the restaurant and a cute little patio area to enjoy the summer weather.
We will certainly go back on our next visit to Charlotte and so should you!

J
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing place to eat. Food is out of this world and the service is amongst the best in Charlotte. Great place for any occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zen Fusion is truly exceptional each time I visit. I hadn’t been in almost 2 years since moving from Charlotte to California, but while home visiting family I was able to make it in for another great dining experience. Can’t say enough good things about Zen from the food, staff, and hospitality from the owner, all top notch!

AM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great location for a fun girls night dinner! The cocktails were fabulous, as were the variety of delicious meals! Our service was great. Will definitely be coming back here soon.

l
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently outstanding. Great food now matter what you order a moderate price. You will spend more at many restaurants in Charlotte for food that is not as good. Waitstaff has largely been there for a long time thus service is friendly and excellent.

I live close and go out to eat here more frequently than any other restaurant in the area and we have many good ones to chose from.

l
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zen is my “go to” restaurant in Charlotte; I’ve been going there frequently for close to 15 years. Consistently great food and great service at a moderate price.

No matter what type of food you like, there is something great on the menu. Great for dates, family, special occasions.

KF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. The Spanish paella is a must!!! Our waiter was attentive and very nice. P.s get the blueberry cheese cake, OMG!

B
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely go back. The dishes were excellent, tapas was fun, service was outstanding. nice atmosphere.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed dining at Zen Fusion. The menu offerings are extensive and inviting, seasoning exceptional, and service prompt and courteous. Glad we had a reservation Saturday because the restaurant was very busy -- and still our wait time for food was short. Our Jumbo shrimps & scallops Cantonese and Churrasco De Cerdo were great!

CF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, and new server was polite and prompt. The only downside is trying to decide among the many menu options. We got a little of both Spanish and Asian, and both were equally fine.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! It came out fast and the service was great.

GD
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the time we walked in. Food was really good. Vieras de Miro was an excellent choice. The covered patio is a great place to sit during sunset.

BL
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! Our favorite place!

b
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat out. Food is always good and it is quiet enough to have conversations. Service excellent too.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff, great service, great food! I have been dining here for years and have never been disappointed and when my daughter visits from Phoenix she always requests a visit to Zen!

e
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh tasting and excellent! Service was perfect!

a
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places! When I arrive to Charlotte from business travel, this is where I go first! Best food, service and friends! Thanks!

W
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been eating at Zen Fusion for the last 11 years....The food, wine and restaurant are excellent...Special recommendation to David, on the wait staff, who we always ask for when making a reservation (also for the last 11 years). Special note to the tapas and the DEEElicious Paella...David makes great wine recommendations. If you are near DILWORTH in Charlotte, for business or a night out, stop by Zen's and make your own decision.....2 THUMBS UP!!!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was great

SR
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have good meals at Zen Fusion. The service was excellent and the food delicious.

S
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, our favorite Charlotte restaurant! Have been regulars for years even when their Spanish restaurant, Sole was down the street. Best of both Spanish and Asian. Something for everyone. Food never disappoints and service is amazing. Phong, Nathan, David, Maria and the rest of the gang treat you like family. We LOVE Zen!

T
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular customer of Zen Fusion. Every time i go the servic is exceptional and the food is amazing.

MF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very impressed with the food and service. Very accommodating to our 4 year old granddaughter. New favorite when visiting Charlotte . We will be back for sure

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Mimi

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a recommendation from a hotel to hv a wuiet dinner with a meeting speaker who is began. The choices of both vegan and met dishes was excellent wit great variety,

B
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a vegan in our family and we are able to go to Zen Fusion and meet all our dietary needs. The food and service is always excellent. We go every time we come to Charlotte.

J
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Had the pad Thai. I do not recommend the fried calamari though. But I highly recommended any of their dessert! Service was also great, very respectful.

F
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and great service.

V
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience here. Went with friends and everyone was impressed. Good quality food and friendly service.

F
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted and seated at our table. Our order was taken for appetizers and drinks ( recommendations made by our server was spot on) calamari with blue cheese was delicious. The entrees a curry dish and special of the day fish with shrimp and vegetables was outstanding. The dessert a milk cake was light and also very good. I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and hospitality at Zen. We plan to visit again when our friends come to town as well as putting this restaurant in our restaurant rotation.

MW
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a first class experience, as always, and enjoyed talking with friends along with our dinner. Zen has chefs who are masters at seafood prep, and my salmon dish was just excellent. We'll be back soon!

j
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable good food and drinks ALL the time. The ambiance, friendliness and good food can't be beat when it comes to reliability--I always like to take folks there.

BA
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and the vibe,
The server was nice and knowledgeable
Can’t believe there’s no sushi :)
Loved the Paella but no so much The Hong Kong Sea Bass

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