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ZAO

#4 of 1,115 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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Swiss
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply one of the best places to go and have a meal in Quito . Owner knows how to run a restaurant and is a lovely person . Food is fresh innovative and always good !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can definitely recommend the shrimp scewers, shrimp tempura and Mongolian beef, but be sure to try their explosive sushi, delicious :) Oh and the lime pie was a perfect end to the meal, love me something tart for desert.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this place with my wife on a Tuesday afternoon for a lunch. Here's my review about it Pros: - Very Good Environment - Excellent food - Great service - Good for big groups Cons: - It's expensive - Some portions are quite small Overall This is a great place, ideal almost got every occasion. Is expensive (as it... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Dublin, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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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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Otavalo, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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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
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?