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Zen Restaurant

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The Crane, St. Philip, BB18079, Barbados
+1 246-423-6220
18:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 18:30 - 22:30
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Worcestershire, England
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank Brian B
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank JandEToronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank jules196350
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Thank Trí C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Well designed and laid out, fab entrance, and great views. The booths are a bit closed in and ok at night when your not interested in views. Staff were good and attentive, food was great, high end prices but affirdable. Menu took a bit of getting used to but nice indo Chinese Asian food. Roughly 250bar doll or 125 usd... More 

Thank jobszy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent! The service was on point, the atmosphere was perfect got a evening of dining, and not to mention the food was the best yet. Red Snapper from the Wok.

1 Thank Sean M
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Zen is a good choice for sushi in Barbados. The Crane resort is beautiful and worth a visit even if you're not staying there. Zen makes great use of local fish to add some new options to the menu that I haven't seen before in the US and the wait staff was great giving us a private Japanese style booth.... More 

1 Thank Jakob L
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great, the service started a little slow but once we got our official waitress she was all smiles and very helpful - we had a really good time!

Thank Alex P
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Zen! What an amazing restaurant at The Crane! We loved it so much that we returned an extra two times, and even to this day we think about just how good the food here was. If you enjoy Thai or Japanese food then this place is definitely for you, even if you're not staying at The Crane and you're further... More 

Thank Cleaneatingkelly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
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?