About Zen - Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

ZEN offers a range of Pan-Asian dishes in an authentic setting highlighted by an intimate three-tiered Sushi and Sake Bar. From Boats of Sushi to ZEN’s special Szechwan Beef, your experience will be anything but typical.

1500 Masters Blvd
Champions Gate, FL 33896
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Sushi, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Serving dinner nightly from 6:00pm to10:00 pm. Check Open Table for availability.

Cross Street:
I-4 and exit 58

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 238-6561

Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/OrlandoChampionsGate/Dining.aspx

Parking Details:
Validated self parking. Valet parking available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Xiong Tang

Private Party Facilities:
Private and semi-private spaces for 6 to 20 guests. Event space available for up to 160 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Gavin Benson: (407) 238-6517

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Daily 6:00PM - 6:30PM 9:15PM - 9:45PM

Zen - Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Special Occasion (6)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Casual (3)
Spicy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Great service and great food. I had a wonderful time. I was impressed with the staff and service they provided. I didn't want to leave that how good service was. Two thumbs up. Keep up the great work and service

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 20, 2017

I had the ginger steamed sea bass which was amazing! The fish tasted like butter. . It takes about 20 minutes to cook which I was glad they told me that in the beginning. I had the sautéed asparagus which also was amazing. The only complaint I had was the 9 oz pour of wine was more like 5 oz.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great restaurant, very kid friendly and yet still quiet, great service and food

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 18, 2017

very nice overall our waitress was excellent. upon arriving everyone was excellent
we also beought our own wine

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Zen is a wonderful spot with delicious, handmade sushi and a small ecletic menu. Every dish we had was full of flavor and served in full portions. We had two tasty orders of sushi, Californina Rolls and tempura shrimp. Very good! The ginger shrimp, seafood bird's nest and basil chicken are highly recommended. My son ordered the sweet and sour chicken from the kids menu and it was as large as our portions. Ask for Rudolph, he's a great waiter with knowledge of the menu and full of suggestions.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Laura was great. Always get great service. Perfect place to go for a special occasion or just a date night.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great food and service. The restaurant was nicely set out and the table we were given, quiet yet still part of the overall atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 26, 2017

The food quality was excellent however the service from Jacob stole the show.
Having a pre dinner drink and a bottle of wine added to the cost of the evening being in excess of $200 before gratuity for 2 persons.
That said, I will be back as it's not often you get both food and service to match.
Well done Zen.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We were there on a Thursday evening. The atmosphere, the service and food were great! Highly recommend for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was delicious- we had sushi. Also enjoyed my mixed drink- champagne cobbler. Dessert was just OK. Waitress was fantastic. Greeter was awful. When we told her we had reservations, she told us they only had a high-top available. When asked if she could check again due to the reservation, she came back and said they were booked totally but she "found" us a table. Our gratitude turned into annoyance when we sat for dinner and more than 1/2 the restaurant was empty. It certainly wasn't booked and there was zero reason for trying to make us sit at an uncomfortable high top. It was very odd.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food is decent but service was outstanding. Our server was very knowledgeable

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 15, 2017

I made the reservation through OpenTable, and left a comment for the restaurant that I was taking my husband for his birthday. As soon as we were greeted by the hostess, she congratulated him. Then we were seated on a corner round table, which was a great spot for a cozy romantic dinner. Our server Luis acknowledged our reason to be there and offered my husband a complimentary dessert or drink, and then explained everything about the menu. We decided to have the Zen Experience... and a week later we still talking about how much we enjoyed it!

To our surprise, the Manager gave us on the house my glass of wine, my husband's very expensive whiskey, and his dessert.

This is a very high-end restaurant, and they delivered an top notch experience, surpassing our expectations.

Note: Parking will be validated. Ask for the blue ticket.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 13, 2017

First table offered chairs were too low for table. Table came up to our chest. Moved to a booth, where the tables are that big you have to shout for your date to hear you.

Food, service and value were mediocre and wouldn't prompt a return visit.

Being a local and this being my first visit, I was expecting more and was disappointed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2017

We chose this restaurant due to it being late and not wanting to leave the premises. This restaurant was fabulous. We chose the Zen experience which was amazing! Service was top notch. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2017

We had Chinese food and sushi. Both were tasty. I look forward to returning.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Another outstanding evening @ Zen. Wonderful food, attentive and respectful service, good wine, and a comfortable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Luis our waiter was positive, knowledgeable and made our experience even better!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Loved our stay at the Omni but did not enjoy this restaurant. Bright, Loud space, mediocre food quality. Not up to the Omni standards.
We did enjoy both Tevi's and David's at the same property.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 12, 2017

We love this place. We always get the Zen experience, because we enjoy sampling all the foods. Plus, it is a lot of fun! The food is always fantastic and there is a great variety of plate options offered for the Zen experience - just bring your appetite. The staff have always been a pleasure as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Chef is very accommodating with helpful explanations and guidance. Also very friendly

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2016

The restaurant looked very nice inside, but there was no music at all, which I thought was strange. Especially since the restaurant was nearly empty. Our server was very attentive, and the food came out quickly. We had 2 sushi rolls, which were pretty basic. The Hunan dumplings were delicious though! We also had the Kung pao shrimp and scallops, and it was very flavorful. The scallops were kind of chewy though. Overall, I think it was way too expensive for the quality of food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Could not eat a sushi roll and left an entire entree untouched. Two of four entrees were good. Will not return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2016

This is not a good choice for foodies. We tried over a dozen dishes on the Zen Experience menu and they were all disappointing. PF Chang, which isn't great, is far, far better. Each dish was overloaded with the same white or brown sauce made with too much corn starch, MSG and sugar. Everything was a gooey mess. If you come from a good food town, or are used to dining in great restaurants, you will be very disappointed.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Could not fault the food and service was good although a little rushed and haphazard at times. The waitress was very welcoming but very busy it seems. I was a little disappointed with customers varying dress codes, there were those, like my husband and I, that dressed appropriate to a fine dining code whilst others felt it ok to wear tee shirts and shorts. Children were also left unsupervised by their parents (not the fault of Omni) but I think there should be one restaurant within the resort for adult only dining - I have 4 children of my own so am no way being unfairly bias.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was excellent and Steven, our server took excellent care of us. He was extremely friendly and helpful with beer, wine, and food choices. His recommendation of sushi was especially great.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Quiet night in Zen, so atmosphere was very subdued. Sushi was fantastic and just what I wanted. Service was above average and attentive. Chocolate dipped fortune cookies were the perfect ending!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Nice place to go and have dinner with the wife. Sushi is very good and reasonably priced but a la cart menu is a bit expensive but food quality is good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Always one of our go to places where we can count on great service and the dishes we look forward to.
We love Ching, our serve,r and always hope she is available.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Service was terrific from the start. We were seated quickly. Service was prompt. Food was also great, tasty with plenty to eat. Waitress and waiter were extremely attentive. Food items were reasonably priced. Overall it was a pleasant surprise and experience.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We were meeting with friends who we haven't seen for quite some time and who had just arrived from the UK. They were first time visitors to the Omni and of course the Zen restaurant.
Before going into the restaurant we went to the lobby bar and had a drink. A conveniently positioned, quiet bar and great for a pre meal cocktail or two
Once in Zen, I can honestly say all four of us enjoyed the food on offer immensely and loved the fact we could order lots of reasonably priced dishes, so that we could try as much of the cuisine as possible. Our server was really cool and very patient with us considering we were continually forgetting to look at the menu due to too much catching up on all the gossip.
I would recommend Zen to all my friends as this is a great place to get together for all sorts of occasions, great food, great staff and comfortable surroundings...we will be back!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Spicy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The food was excellent, very hot with lots of flavor.
The waiter was also excellent, he got me a glass of wine that wasn't on the wine menu and he changed a spicy dish to a mild taste.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Very nice restaurant and hotel.
Staff was courteous and knowledgeable.
The food was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Zen has become our favorite local sushi restaurant in the Orlando area.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The best sushi I have had in a long time. Husband had the grouper and it was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Fantastic sushi - great sake - impeccable service. Thank you for the zen experience! We really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Food was good, but over priced

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Nephew requestedSushi before heading home. The Calamari appetizer was excellent, the Woton soup was some of the best I have tasted. The Sushi was very fresh the presentation was beautiful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The menus contained several signature items which made a tough decision. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Our waitress took additional time to answer questions about the dishes and provide some really good descriptions. That made the decision harder because they all sounded good. Even though the table next to us contained a man who would not shut up about politics and was so loud he clearly wanted everyone around him to hear his opinion, we did enjoy the evening and did our best to ignore him. I think our waitress made up for it the best she could with her great service.
One another note, the pricing was definitely high overall. My wife and I eat at similar types of restaurants regularly and Zen would be on the very high end for price vs. value/ambiance/service/food quality.
The ambiance could have been the same for other genres of food with only a few changes to the decor, so nothing too unique there.
If I went back I would ask for the same waitress and a quite corner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2016

We always look forward to "The Zen Experience" and our recent visit did not disappoint. The variety and quality of the appetizer and entrée choices was great as was the service. If you haven't been to Zen in a while, it's time to go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here and couldn't have found a better place to go! Starting with the bread & roast garlic to the calamari to the antipasto salad to the homemade gnocchi or the linguini with pan seared scallops it was one dish more delectable than the last! The coup de gras was the dessert made especially for my wife who loves Crème brûlée and it was not only unbelieveable in taste but the fact they went out of their way to make something not even on the menu!!!!! Again, don't hesitate to eat here as you will be rewarded with an exceptional meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups
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