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Zen Restaurant

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The Crane, St. Philip, BB18079, Barbados
+1 246-423-6220
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18:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 18:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My evening at Zen was amazing. The menu was diverse and the staff were eager to help and make recommendations. We ended up going for the dynamite which was exquisite, the sali-fornia which was a Barbados twist on the classic, the Kirin and Take maki and the caterpillar which for me was by far the best. We finished with 2... More 

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Thank AK_travel_review
Barbados
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seating is beautiful and cozy and the service, especially from the waiter Jamal, was excellent. The menu was very large and it was difficult to decide what we wanted to try and Jamal was able to recommend great and tasty options for us. .

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Thank Racheeda R
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best sushi I have ever had in my life. Worth every penny. we went twice. Great views of the water and wonderful ambiance. We enjoyed the staff and everything else. Make sure to make a reservation.

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Thank EmilyDYNG
Dereham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I ate here when staying at Crane Resort, and I must admit I can see why it got the Zagat rating. My dinner was a thai curry, because the menu seemed to lack vegetarian friendly dishes. There was no Tempura listed in the Japanese section, and there was only one sushi (sashimi) option. The vegetable curry was good, and well... More 

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Thank hw-in-bermuda
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The service here was superb. Our waiter was really friendly and very quick with our orders. My cocktail was so refreshing and our meals very tasty. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank Farah K
Worcestershire, England
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Zen is always a must to visit when in Barbados. The Thai food and sushi are both excellent. Very attentive waiting staff

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Thank Brian B
Toronto
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had a private booth although it is open on 3 sides. Had the Caribbean Sails which was delicious. My better half had the Tempura, Teriyaki chicken and salmon w/CA rolls. It's the same as Car. Sails except the extra is salmon. Service was very good, but being of Asian descent, it was somewhat 'different' to be served by a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The sushi and pad Thai were great. A bit pricey for what you get. Service could be better. Had to keep asking for water and wine to be refilled.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

So we had read the reviews and heard from other people this was the place to go. Zagatt rate it as their no 1 restaurant. So we drove round from Dover beach. It was ok... the welcome was warm... but it was a cold minimalist glass box. The food was good but very pricey. I ate Thai, my husband ate... More 

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Thank jules196350
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food here is somewhat underwhelming, moderately priced. Everything is a bit watered down, the portions are small, and the taste is akin to a PF Chang's. However, you pay for the service (very attention), the immaculately curated decor (elegant, simple), and the vibe (which has romantic dim lighting, and a glass plated view of the Crane Beach, terrific for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:30
Monday
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crane, St. Philip, BB18079, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Philip Parish
  • Phone Number: +1 246-423-6220

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