Zen Fusion

4.7
718 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 718 people are saying
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vipWineSnob75
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It helps to know the owners here. Many locals and repeat customers.

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JanetA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LeonardG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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BrentD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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NATALIER
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was good as well!

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Elaine
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant has everything you need for great dinning experience !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MegN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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PhoebeC
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipRichardP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend it.

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MarkW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite spot! We are at Zen at least once each week.

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CindyB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience.

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vipENC009
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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MikeH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Wonderful service.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us immensely enjoyed our dinners. The salmon is YUM

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
311 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding!

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DANIELH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

good customer service, will come back and definitely will recommend this place.

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vipMadcap1
Western NC
78 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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DebbieR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Alfredsmom
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipAllen2
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the grilled octopus for a small plate and it was amazing!

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vipHappyCamper
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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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CraigL
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MarkW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for quiet evening and great food. Variety is perfect for people who want different things.

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FrankT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with friends!

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MarcyH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Anne
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJosephK
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visitor, will certainly return

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vipluv2zen
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant! Great atmosphere, great food, great and pleasant service. Vegetarian options. You will never be disappointed.

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vipIleneR
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and great food A great place to eat not too expensive

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snowwhite
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was great. Great value for price. Interesting menu.

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Bosslee
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and attentive service . Diane was personable and helpful with suggestions. Good wine list and diverse menu made for a very enjoyable evening out

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RachelB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I got the sesame crusted tuna, it was cooked perfect.
Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem and go to restaurant

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KimberlyF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Love the outdoor seating, but our waiter was just a little odd.

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RobinF
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dining experience. My husband's grouper dinner was excellently prepared. My paella was a bit overcooked, yet flavorful.

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 718 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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