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Zen Noodle Bar

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86-87 Duke Street | CM1 1JP, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
+44 1245 349450
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visit Zen about three times a year and have never been disappointed. This time there were four of us for lunch and funnily enough we all selected from the specials of the day. We had a selection of starters with their prawn toast a speciality. For main I had the lemon chicken with vermicelli and it was wonderful. My... More 

Thank jumpingjohn
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Been coming to the Zen noodle bar for years for lunch .. it's a all rounder nice lunch restaurant. The duck is great

Thank Rendertime
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Booked for a table of 10 for dinner on Saturday night. Requested a single round table (part of the reason for choosing Zen) and were delighted with it. Service was very good - friendly, smiley & helpful staff, and with just the right level of attentiveness. Food was really good (my first time at Zen). Good sized portions and tasty.... More 

Thank SalsaChickNik
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Always have a great meal at Zen. Service is great, as well as the food. Well priced. Would recommend if you're in Chelmsford.

Thank Lovetopout
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55 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a meal for a family of four. The meal was firstly made of poor quality ingredients and then to boot over cooked and pretty inedible. My wife had the tofu and was unwell all night. There are loads of better places in chelmsford to eat - so why go here?

Thank merlin03
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times because it is very close to my office and it makes my lunch much more enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food was gorgeous and they do have a good selection, love the duck with rice and it is very reasonably priced. Will definitely come back again.

Thank GraceRisako
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Food has always been good when I have visited - lots of side dishes that you can have to start or with the main meal. The plates of food are all fully described - we had duck rolls, pork dumplings and prawn toasts to start - lead the prawn toasts - so tasty, Came up quickly too. Then partner had... More 

Thank wendy494
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We Sampled quite a few side dishes and all were perfect, food arrived quickly and drinks topped up when needed, the Katsu chicken main was a personal favourite! Will return

Thank Groves89
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Never had a bad meal there and keep coming back. Its always nice and relaxing. Love there food which is always tasty and fresh.

Thank Edison2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I go to Zen Noodles quite often as it's fairly close to me and I've never been disappointed! Great tasting food, staff are always friendly and polite, and on the odd occasion I've ordered for delivery it's been quick! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86-87 Duke Street | CM1 1JP, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 349450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?