Zen Fusion

4.7
699 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 699 people are saying
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DebbieR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHappyCamper
Charlotte
9 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
1 review
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
12 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
7 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
29 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
2 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.

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teresav
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot in Charlotte- ALWAYS quality service!!!

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Food4fun
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will be back!

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vipRandyR
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team as Zen Fusion always goes above and beyond. From greeting at the door, to knowing your favorite wine, suggesting your favorite dish and all with incredible service. Love it - they’re family!

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Teddybear
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as always. Service was excellent.
Zen is our go-to venue for good value and great service, whether it’s an everyday supper or a small birthday event.

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vipSuzanneR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to Zen and it was as wonderful as I remembered it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely fantastic and the food was excellent. This is such a great restaurant that I often forget about but will put in my top three ‘go to’ restaurants. There is something for everyone.

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vipJohnL
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top shelf!

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LynH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Charlotte! Excellent food, great atmosphere and amazing service!

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TrishB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Everything tasted fresh. Would def go back.

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
299 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Owners work very hard! Will be back!

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MarkW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful gathering with friends. Nathan pleased some of our friends who are mixed drink connoisseurs with his skills. Phong is a generous host and our food was all excellent. A very nice evening!

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Zoltoc
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Usual excellent food. Service was a little slow. The salmon with wasabi sauce was excellent but the wasabi sauce had no detectable wasabi flavor.

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CliffB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for their Palleta however what really got our attention was the blue cheese calamari. This was our first time there and we would definitely go back just for the blue cheese calamari and the waiter David was very helpful.

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JimmyS
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zen's is out go to restaurant when dining with friends or alone. Service is always great (friendly, prompt, helpful) and food is always well prepared and presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and even better service⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has great variety. Good service. Will return.

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EFZ58
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with many delicious food options. Host and servers were extremely polite and professional.

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AarionW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing I took my wife there for Mother’s Day and I will definitely be coming back again

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vipTmbg
Charlotte
86 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't dined inside in over a year and chose Zen to be our first indoor dine. We weren't disappointed.. the place was clean, the food was delicious, and great service. We'll be back for sure!

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 699 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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