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About Zen Fusion

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, Sushi to 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.

1716 Kenilworth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Spanish, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
East Boulevard

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 358-9688

Website:
http://www.zenasianfusion.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Wednesday and Thursday night.

Catering:
Please contact Phong Luong or zenfusion88@hotmail.com for on-site and off-site catering.

Executive Chef:
Yovanny Corado

Private Party Facilities:
Zen can accommodate up to 100 guests for our private dining.

Private Party Contact:
Phong Luong: (704) 358-9688

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zen Fusion Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Spicy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vegan (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Live Music (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing. They were quick to bring the goods and everything wad cooked as expected.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always consistent and very good. The Hong Kong Seabass is my favorite.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

We love the food, the atmosphere, and supporting local business!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place! Tasty food, awesome service and great atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding service in great atmosphere. We had a great experience here for Valentine's dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

We have followed the Spanish Mediterranean menu for 20 years back when it was Ole Ole. We love the Asian fusion aspects that are part of the menu now. The management/owners know us, the bartender knows us and the servers know us which makes dining at Zen Fusion at the hands of these caring, gifted professionals an absolute delight. It is our favorite restaurant in Charlotte. We drive from Kannapolis to dine there whenever we can

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

All around great place! Great atmosphere, service and food... Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day,

We went with another couple and, as always, had a great and enjoyable dinner. Zen is one of our top 3 “ go to “ restaurants with a great combination of great food, an always pleasant wait staff, and a nice atmosphere. Phoung, the owner, has this place consistently excellent. Can’t say enough good about this place; I have several favorites; you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great Valentine's Day lunch here! The food was delicious and the service was warm & friendly. I highly recommend Zen for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I always enjoy eating at Zens. We take friends, colleagues and visitors because of the excellent food and the friendly service. One business visitor who was actually treating us but gave a choice of where to go was impressed by the quality of food and also by the reasonable prices. The duck breast special this week was as fine as in any good French Bistro.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We really enjoyed our recent dinner here. The menu was extensive and varied. Our cocktails were delicious and the main courses were fantastic. Service was fast and the owner/manager came to our table and thanked us for dining there. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were uncertain about Zen Fusion before going. We wondered about the Spanish and the Asian. Our questions were answered with excellent choices from each group. We appreciated the choices and the excellent food that followed. Our wait staff was most friendly, and we appreciated their help. Overall, it is on our list to return for another wonderful experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

It was fabulous. One of our favorite spots!
Great take out or dine in!

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 7, 2018

First time visit made on recommendation of my wife. She was right: I thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was so very good - cooked just as I asked. Good service and noise level was blessedly low so we could talk across the table instead of shouting. Will be back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and courteous staff. The service was also great and the atmosphere was inviting. I will return again and would recommend it to my friends.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Amazing that a restaurant can truly do “fusion” cuisine so well. I get a little overwhelmed with the menu but that is my nature. Everyone loves this gem in Dilworth and I recommend it :)

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very fresh and interesting flavors...fine dining for a reasonable cost

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We wanted sushi, but they no longer have sushi..the menu was changed a few months ago according to the waitress. Disappointed in the fact that our food took about 45 mins and my husband’s food was cold when we were served..seemed as though it had been sitting a while. Food was tasty. Nice atmosphere.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service and food was fantastic. Nathan took great care of us.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food at Zen is consistently delicious! The servers are always friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is laid back & enjoyable. This is our go-to place as it never disappoints!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Second time back and the food and drinks were consistent. Awesome!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really enjoyed dinner here. The spicy tilapia and shrimp is AWESOME (if you like spicy!) DHs steak w blue cheese was ok- not very latin or Asian. Plantains were good. Will definitely be back!!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fun airy eatery with warm friendly vibe and many locals who the owners seem to know all by name. Food is an excellent combo of Latin and Asian dishes all of which are spot on for flavor and diversity.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went for sushi, since it was on the OpenTable dinner menu, but got there and found out after ordering drinks they stopped serving sushi 2 months ago. Kind of a buzz kill, but food served was tasty. A bit loud and plain in the back near the bathrooms so recommend a table in the main area of the restaurant. Manager checked on us nearly as much as the waitress, so clearly cared about the quality of our experience. Be more transparent about food choices and I’d return if I lived locally.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We LOVE this restaurant. It is a neighborhood gem. Great food, service, and ambience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The restaurant is a fusion restaurant with a variety of Spanish entrees, tapas, and Asian entrees. The service was excellent. The food was with excellent flavor.
There is outdoor heated seating available. We really enjoyed this restaurant. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

2nd time to Zen for me my wife many times as she works in the area. Started with a great martini with blue cheese stuffed olives

Had several tapas both Asian and Spanish. The pulpo (grilled octopus) was delicious as well as the others dishes we had. Enjoyed the Tres leche cake for dessert.
Will return.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We always enjoy Zen! The staff is always friendly and the food is always delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The menu choices are outstanding , everyone in our party enjoyed what they ordered.
Saw several I can't wait to try.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was great and David our waiter took great care of us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Tapas, Vegan
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 10, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Always a warm welcome. Always really good service. We'll be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wow -- what great quality and a great value too. There were so many great choices we had to send the waiter away tice so we could decide.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We love Zen Asian! The great food and ambience aside, Fong and his staff make every patron feel like family.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food nice atmosphere... definitely recommend the tilapia and shrimp dish...wow. I'm going back

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always - excellent food and excellent service. The combination of Asian specialties and Spanish/Latin dishes is simply brilliant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have never been disappointed with the food, service, or ambience at Zen Fusion. The fish special this weekend was nicely prepared with jumbo shrimp. The Tapas of garlic shrimp, blue cheese calamari, and the new-to-the-menu octopus were the perfect way to start the meal. Actually, the meal started with a correctly mixed Manhattan on the rocks, not always easy to find in Charlotte.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This place immediately became our favorite spot in Charlotte. There was absolutely nothing that was even remotely bad about Zen Fusion. The food was incredible, making it difficult to not finish every bite. It’s also VERY affordable, making it a great everyday dinner stop or date night. Just wonderful.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We ate here on a Thursday night. Three things were very good...1- 1/2 price cocktails on Thursday night, 2 - our server who did his best and was very good despite the horrible bee sting on his swollen hand, and 2- the tres leche cake which was amazing. The in-between was okay...had two appetizers and two entrees. The appetizers, pot stickers and lettuce cups, were very good but the carne paella(too salty) and the mongolian beef(had no sauce) were so-so at best.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great choice in Charlotte. The food is fresh and yummy and the service was outstanding at a very good value. Will def come back in the future.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great wait staff, atmosphere and food (Salmon was excellent! Tai Basil, my wife had, was really good too). Really a great menu with a nice variety and range of prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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