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ZAO

#5 of 1,142 Restaurants in Quito
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Paul Rivet N30-145 y Whymper, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2 252 3496
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Today
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Best restaurant in Quito!! Asian fusion at its finest! Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai - take the best of each and combine them with the freshest ingredients and this is Zao!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I love Zao. I recommend it to all my friends. Great ambiance, great food. Good price. It has the same food as its similar ZaZu but less expensive.

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Thank Mayra R
Dublin, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Enjoyed a relaxed unrushed evening - very good menu & varied offerings. Great food presentation & staff.

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Quito, Ecuador
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Zao has been around for a while. The food is still good but used to be better. The prices are affordable (having in mind that Quito is. Ow a very expensive city). Loved the summer rolls and the Mongolian beef. Not very good desserts.

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Thank MayaCarbonell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Best oriental food in Quito, we enjoyed each dish. I highly recommend. The soup is giant and people very kind.

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Thank Darío J
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Zao is a good and reliable option if you'd like to try some Thai and asian-oriented food in Quito. The ambiance is quite cool and the decor of the place is very elegant. It's a good option for adults (either for business or personal meetings). Appetizers are maybe the best dishes in the menu. Not to miss their dumplings.

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Thank PJRibadeneira
Otavalo, Ecuador
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

we were here a couple of years ago and went back last night. as last time, service was great, food was great. it was so hard to choose what to eat, everything on the menu looked great. they accommodated my request for a change of veggie in my meal (didn't want mushrooms!) and it was no issue at all. the... More 

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I moved to Quito from Thailand and have been dying for authentic Thai food. Based on other Asian food I have had here, I didn't have too high of expectations but Zao far exceeded my expectations! I had the Curry Thai and it was very delicious and the sushi was the best I have had in Ecuador so far. All... More 

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Thank Gera B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great night! The service was awesome and the food was delicious. Try the basil martini! It was amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went there because I saw a 15 dollar almuerzo deal! It was so good and the flavors were ones i had not experienced so far here in Quito. I had been missing some good asian food and I found here at Zao

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Thank Ethan U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paul Rivet N30-145 y Whymper, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2 252 3496

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