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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

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Cozy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 12, 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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·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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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was fantastic, I am not picky but thought the octopus was lacking in flavor. It was good just not the wow I was expecting with the ceviche, lamb and scallops that all were phenomenal! The service was great too! Great menu for the wine and tapas week! Thank you for making it worth the money!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Zen Fusion is one of our favorite go-to dinner spots and we were so glad we went there for my husband's birthday dinner on Saturday night! As usual the food was great, the service superb, and dinner overall was fun! We tried the special appetizers for a change from our usual and they did not disappoint. Zen is a place where everyone in our family can find a dish each person loves and have an enjoyable evening out. I especially like the veggie Pad Thai loaded with vegetables as well as the Berenjena Rellena eggplant and spinach dish.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our scallop and salmon dinners were all fresh, well prepared and fairly priced. The staff is friendly and service efficient.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We enjoyed our food and the service was really good. We enjoyed sitting at the terrace.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food and great service! The service was wonderful and the sushi was on-point! Half price glasses of sangria don't hurt either! :)

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This place is always a hit. Everything is always perfect - the food, the service, etc. I've not been to this restaurant with anyone who's not thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Maria, our server, has been amazing the last several times we have been there - she doesn't rush, yet is attentive and ensures we are taken care of, without being intrusive. Great little restaurant with a good team of folks working there. Definitely recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Spicy, Bar Seating, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had dinner with good friends on the patio. Service was very good and food was delicious. Zen fusion has become our favorite restaurant because you get really good quality food. The owner is very friendly and the servers are really good.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Zen is our"go-to" place for all occasions - friends, family etc.
So reliable
Good food
Great service
Very friendly

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Awesome service and food. My daughter had visited Spain and wanted to compare the paella. she says is measured up. Will visit again.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

ZenFusion was a great experience when we went last Sunday. The food was amazing, high quantity, and fairly priced.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As usual, Zen's food was of high quality and the service was very good. We were a party of five and our three new guests (first time there) were impressed with food and service. The waiter was new, but handled himself well. We had tapas, shared entrees and shared raspberry cheesecake for dessert. All tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 31, 2017

A go to place for --us as always a good experience. Friendly staff, good menu variation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great attentive service without hovering. We ordered tapas - tuna sushimi, lettuce wraps, empenadas, edamame, pot stickers, and the chorizo. I don't even like seafood but the tuna was good. The chorizo was by far the best dish imho.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always a great meal. Love this restaurant and the people

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was good, as was wine. Food no better than anywhere else.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Always a great meal.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Chaos at check in. Unfriendly hostess and then server helping her was rude.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great place! Multiple visits ! Took old friends .
My girlfriend and I are huge fans

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Dropped by with friends after theater at 5:30 on a Sunday. We both had tapas and every dish was outstanding. Sunday is also half price wine night adding to a great meal and good value. We'll be back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was good but portions small -could be more generous for pruce

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I have been going here for years and we are never disappointed! Food is amazing. Drinks are made just right and service is good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was unique, flavorful and fresh. The 2 shrimp appetizers were delicious

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great food, great and friendly service, and great atmosphere at a moderate price. Consistent; we have been going there for years. Something for most tastes. Try it!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Awesome place
Food is amazing
Repeat customer
Coming back soon

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Excellent as always! The Tres Leches with Kahlua and Bailey's a must have dessert

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Our server was great. Had a few regulars at bar. Relative to other places for same food, prices were fairly high.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We stopped in on Thursday night to celebrate my birthday and enjoy 1/2 price martini Thursday special. I think our servers name was Rosie. I asked about one of the martinis and she recommended the Ginger O and she was right. It was fantastic and not too sweet. My husband had the manhatten and really enjoyed it as well.

For our meal we had the piquillo , empanadas and potatas bravas for the Mr and kung pao chicken for me. It was all delicious and Rosie was great. Checking in with us regularly but not annoyingly so. I wish the piquillo came with something other than the plain rolls. I could imagine maybe naan with them but I realize that is Indian and nota along the Spanish / Asian fusion theme.

We had a fantastic night and will be back again. (This is one of my top 5 restaurants in Charlotte) Also, the outdoor patio is nice if you can get a seat out there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Love it . The Asian Pam sears pot stickers is a must please .

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Very creative menu at reasonable prices. Visit by the owner was much appreciated.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Diverse and well executed menu. Sushi, Mongolian, Spanish...it all rocked. Entree prices were reasonable, drink prices a bit too high. Was not that crowded and we still waited 15-20 minutes for a table even though we had reservations.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The wait staff was wonderful. Food and ambience were mediocre, booth benches were very uncomfortable. With 2/3 of the restaurant empty, we were seated next to the kitchen.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great custom drinks. Tasty, unusual food, great service

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