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“Great food Horrible Beer”
Review of Zen Noodle Bar

Zen Noodle Bar
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Ranked #49 of 368 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$28
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food Horrible Beer”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Visited Zen Noodle bar Chelmsford on Friday 16th May 2014 for my Girlfriends birthday. 9 of us attended with three of us having starters and everyone else drinking etc & mains.

The food was spot on, a little over priced maybe for some of the starters (£5-£6) but I was happy to pay £8-£11 for my noodles.

The main problem with our experience was the warm, horrid beer that was poured from pint cans directly behind where we were sitting. We were paying restaurant prices (£4-£5) for a pint can of Carlsberg.

For us this was unacceptable.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Carl Y
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Been here before...but this time came with two children. Experience was identical.

This is a sublimely good restaurant, the service and food are extraordinarily good. Portion sizes are huge.

I would thoroughly recommend this to everyone.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Blarys
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Posh fast food - great!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Myself and my colleagues have been frequenting Zen on a monthly basis for lunch and we always decide to go back - so they must be doing something right!

They allow us to pre order our food, which is really important when we only have one hour. They start cooking our order the moment we arrive and promptly take our drink orders. The food only takes 10 minutes or so to be cooked and always tastes fresh and hot.

Having had pad thai in a variety of restaurants, their version does take some beating. The specials board also makes a nice change to their menu.

The staff are always attentive and polite.

Great value for money and an experience which is conducted in a timely manner.

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Thank AmySparkles
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Take away for 6”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Excellent service in preparation for pick up. Food was fresh and delicious. The containers the food was in was quality and kept the food hot for a long time. Great food & gluten free menu available.

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Thank Dwell_13
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious and quick food, classy surroundings”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Love their noodles - seafood udon is packed with a huge variety of seafood, and the chicken satay lovely and moist. home delivery also fabulous. So great to find good noodles in Chelmsford. Yum yum yum

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Katarinalala
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