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Zen Chinese Restaurant

1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 8181
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“peking duck” (14 reviews)
“honey chicken” (8 reviews)
“spring rolls” (12 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Freshly painted, new carpet & wall decorations. The food is still yummy but prices have slightly increased & food portions seem smaller. Service was really good. You get lots of free chocolates when your bill is presented.

Thank poppymichael
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, noisy and poor service. Expensive. Same food for 1/4 the cost at my local Chinese. Surcharge for using Visa credit card....not impressed. Staff friendly but pushy in getting us out.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new Imperial (previously Zen) is an impressive operation. We booked for dinner at 7.45pm and were seated after a short delay to prepare our table at 7.50pm. The room is long and relatively thin with a nice fresh fit out. The area is bright...More

Thank M1311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite lovely decor with elegant surrounds. Staff very helpful and efficient. The food was brilliant. A must try is the Soft shell crab possibly the best I've ever had. Very impressed. Dumplings were a little on the small side but were very tasty. Will certainly...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to the new Chinese imperial at the star we went early and were told they need the table back by 730 we arrived and ordered by 550 were still waiting for our meals at 730 the worst service I have ever had it was...More

Thank Helene O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently this restaurant has just re-opened under a new name. The food we had was delicious and the service was friendly and fast. They had a lion dance to celebrate the opening which was quite entertaining. The kids and I loved the dance. We ordered...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I was really very impressed with this restaurant. That atmosphere was interesting as gold coast brought out its best. The decor is classy but has a very solid 80s feel to it. To its merit it was actually pretty cool, I loved the feeling of...More

Thank J V
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Had dinner here, we are not big Chinese food eaters but had a great experience. The service is magnificent. Couldn't find a fault with the food. Recommend the abalone .

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

we were really looking forward to a good chinese meal but was unfortunately a big let down. entrée of duck pancakes was ok but at $45 for six, and mostly filled with batter we thought was very expensive. the main s chicken curry very watery...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

What an exciting place to eat. Beautiful menu large selection of Asian food. Everything is just delicious. Very good service. Comfortable seating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Broadbeach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5592 8181
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A far cry from the old-school Chinese takeaway, Zen boasts a thoughtfully-designed a la carte menu that will impress even the fussiest food critic. Cantonese, Szechuan and Peking flavours all combine to create a banquet of taste sensations – from salt and pepper, to sweet and sour. And with every dish lovingly crafted by our expert Chefs, Zen makes it clear that all Chinese food is not created equal.
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