About Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge

Zendo carefully melds the finest tastes and styles that traditional Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines have to offer into original fusion dishes created by its renowned chefs using only the freshest materials. Our executive chef has 25 years of experience and has trained and worked in Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam. Dine at the Sushi bar or be entertained at the Teppan-yaki counters and watch our chefs prepare your food to your delight! Hibachi grills provide the thrill of watching experienced chefs in action. Equally impressive, Zendo carries full bar with a fine selection of wine, beer and premium liquor. Come to Zendo to introduce your sense to a satisfying and savoring dining experience! FOR TEPPANYAKI TABLES PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT. ONLINE RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THE TEPPANYAKI TABLES.

25 Shipyard Drive
Hingham, MA 02043
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 749-8484

Website:
http://www.zendobistro.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zendo Asian Bistro and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.3

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4.2

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3.4

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

SO disappointed! Reservation made at Zendo prior to our paint night at Muse. We were seated right away, but then sat at our table for 10 minutes, no service. There were plenty of waitstaff running around, even eyeing my table, as we were looking around for someone... anyone... to pay attention to us. Since time was tight and we needed to eat before painting, we had to walk out. Again, very disappointing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The bartender Maria makes delicious cocktails and can create anything you want. The sushi is delicious. We love our server Sean who always makes sure we have everything we need.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Justin was an awesome waiter! We followed his recommendations for sushi: the Dragon Phoenix roll and the Spicy tuna and salmon. It was first time trying Eel and Justin said I would love it - he was right! Delicious food! Husband got the Polynesian Chicken and it was also great! Also tried the Rangoons and pork dumplings which were tasty! Scorpion bowls rounded out the meal! Will definitely return!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers day

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I went there with my son for Mother's Day. I ordered the sesame chicken my son got sushi. Unfortunately they brought out my meal first and it was a good 1/2 hr before my son got his meal. I was already finished before he got to eat. They should of waited on my meal and brought them out together. Very disappointed.
I won't return her for a long time.
Food was excellent service terrible.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The most AWFUL sloppy Chinese food. First of all, we were the ONLY table in a gigantic restuarant on a Wednesday at lunch time...that should have been the warning! The $20 dollar "sizzling sea bass" was coated in batter and drowning in sauce. Really overpriced, cheap Chinese food 🥘. No ambience, no value, waitress was mostly not there even though we were the only table...she smiled..a little, so I rated her 2 stars for being nice. AWFUL CHOICE OF RESTUARANT!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Saw at least 10 staff members on their cell phones. Strange vibe overall in the restaurant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The sushi boat is spectacular, including veggie options which the restaurant is more than happy to accommodate. The service was awesome. I highly recommend Zendos

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Unfortunately, we received the worst service. The food was so greasy and unappealing. I went to the bar to try to pay my bill because the young gentleman who was assigned to our table was only seen twice throughout our whole dining experience. When I went to the bar I was gawked at and not asked for help. You would think that some of the adults running this place would at least understand basic hospitality.

Disgusting food and even more disgusting service. Truly unacceptable and not worth the money.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The last few times I have gone to the restaurant or walked by there has only been a handful of people but the food is always good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We live in Hingham and have occasionally eaten at Zendo over the past few years. Our last meal was just OK, but with our son and his family in town, we decided to go there so he could get some sushi.

We were seated promptly for our reservation, and they brought coloring books and crayons for the kids, but that was about the last thing that went right. It took 20 minutes for a glass of wine to appear, nearly 40 minutes for our appetizers to arrive, and the kids meals came out even later despite us making it clear we had a hungry 3 and 5 year old. Even after I complained to the manager, it still took another 20-30 minutes for the other sushi plate we ordered to arrive along with the our entrees.

I won't bore you with the rest, but I guess that's why they still didn't have a full house at 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday night. We won't be returning again.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Zendo Asian Bistro was an interesting find, courtesy of OpenTable. I was staying in Quincy and searching for quality Asian cuisine but could find nothing for miles around that met my standards. Zendo was your top recommendation and just 15 minutes travel time. We were delighted with the number of creative Asian dishes that were not your typical Chinese restaurant fare. Our appetizers and main courses were well prepared, presented and quite tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in the Hingham boatyard area.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Zendo. The sushi bar is excellent and the sushi chef is talented and very welcoming! Great evening!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Ol' reliable. We have come here many times over the years, and have enjoyed it every time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

The food is good but, wow, the service is slow. We had to actually go searching for our waitress to take our order. The restaurant was not busy. Once our order was taken, the appetizer actually came out as we we were finishing our meal. Unfortunately, we couldn't find our waitress to cancel our appetizer.

All-in-all the food is solid . They just need to improve the customer experience.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Spicy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had an excellent meal and perfect service! Food came out quickly and very fresh.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Food and service were great. Plenty of food. The drink value was good. Had leftovers to take home

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on Friday night while our daughter and her friend were at the movie theater next door. I was pleasantly surprised with our meal as we had never been here before. The food was delicious! Just a note... it's not your typical Chinese restaurant. It's more upscale and the prices reflect that. It's worth the extra money. If you have a "hearty" appetite the main entrees aren't enough to share but come with a serving of rice, so order one for each person. The presentation was lovely and the food was not at all greasy. All in all I would definitely recommend coming here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

The hostess was so friendly, and saved us a quiet corner table. The service was fast and the food great. We had a terrific evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Waiter was nice, they under staffed due to call out however we swear others were severed before us, and this was before the dinner rush .

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The Thai steak was terribly bland. The Pad Thai had no peanuts on it at all. The other two entrees (Veggie curry and chicken stir fry were decent).

The service was inconsistent and the restaurant was not that full, so we were confused as to why we rarely saw our server.

Drinks were delicious.

Not sure I'd return

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2016

This is my favorite place for sushi anywhere around. Just fantastic! And for my non sushi eating husband, he always finds something great on their huge menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Hair in food and dirty glassware. The table was pretty dirty and there was a bug climbing around. The shrimp was over cooked overall a bad experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2016

I've always enjoyed going to Zendos. They are always accommodating, and it's a great place to enjoy with familly or friends. They have a a large amount of dishes to choose from and the staff is very friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Awesome date night spot! Sat in the lounge at a high top. The sushi is incredible and light enough to want to order dessert. Fried coconut ice cream was heavenly. Can't wait to try the green tea ice cream. Will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The food was really good and the acoustics are very good. It was not really noisy like most restaurants. The waiter was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2016

The food was excellent. The restaurant was empty but the service was terrible!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Our go-to place in the shipyard. Great service, very tasty Asian food, solid drinks. What's not to like?

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2016

The food was wonderful as we shared the variety of delicious choices. This restaurant is perfect for intimate and social group dining.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

My husband, mom, 7 month old and I went here at 5pm the other night. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and came very quickly. The ambiance was cool and comfortable. We had a great time. I was worried prior to our experience because of some of the reviews but I loved it. Great spot!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2016

As always we enjoyed our dinner here. They have very good cocktails. We really like the lychee martini and the French Cosmo. While we love traditional sushi we also like their specialty rolls that combine cooked and raw items. They are very unique and very tasty. The service was great as usual. Overall we are reminded to plan a date night more often.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Every food that I ordered in this restaurant I was always satisfied because they were delicious. I haven't found any food not to my liking! I like the ambience, the location, and the staff. This is the place for me when I entertain friends from out of town. Prices are reasonable too. Will always come back for more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2016

The food and service were very good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2016

We always sit at the beautiful bar area which has a floor to ceiling selection of wine and adult libations. The menu is varied, with selections from Viet Nam, China, Japan et al-something for everyone in generous portions. Staff is friendly and attentive. Conveniently located in the Hingham Shipyard next to the movie theater its a perfect pre or post movie spot!! Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2016

We went on a date night after seeing a movie. It's right next door to the cinema. The sushi was just poor. Rolls too big, but nothing special or flavorful about any of the 5 rolls we ordered. Our service by our waitress was excellent, the only bright spot. The wine by the glass selection was really limited, which always annoys me (like my husband and I should really chug a whole bottle alone?) The restaurant looks nice, but the food is very lacking.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Always good!

We have been back several times, and we'll continue to do so. Good food at good prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2016

We shared fried dumplings and a chicken in lettuce wrap appetizer, followed by the sea bass entree, which was served with rice. The dumplings had a thin wrapper, not the thick doughy wrapper you get many places. Just the right amount of food, very tasty, and the service was good. Dining room was moderately busy when we arrived at 7 on a Friday night, and very busy when we departed. The menu has a good selection of Chinese, Japanese and (a few) Thai items. We were pleased with our choices.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2016

It was ok. Hard to find good places when you have food allergies.

Would go back if I had to.

Won't be my first choice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

I want to like this place. It is in a great spot - with easy parking, on the water, next to movie theater, close to my house. It's better than the first visit 5 years ago but still underwhelming. Food was pretty good. Menu ok but wish more Thai less Chinese entries. Service not so good - ordered a bottle of wine and it came to the table 20 minutes later.
Ambience feels more Disney and not so much the feel of any of the Asian ethnicities.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Food was outstanding, entry of parking, drink came fast

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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