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Zen Noodle Bar

86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
+44 1245 353899
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“noodles” (40 reviews)
“laksa” (5 reviews)
“prawn toast” (6 reviews)
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86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nipped in for a quick lunch today and was very impressed. Quick and helpful service, excellent food - I chose from the "two courses for £9.99" menu, which was great value for money - and the portions were very generous. Thoroughly recommended and we will...More

Thank BigRobot4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zen Chelmsford has become a favourite for me and a number of work colleagues. Good clean, freshly cooked Asian food with decent portions make for a memorable experience. I have visited 8-10 times and keep returning to try more of the extensive menu. The restaurant...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great evening! We took our nieces Saturday night, it was the first time we'd been. Between 4 of us we had 6 mains & 2 sides, a bottle of wine & a couple of beers, £87! So reasonable! Think the food took a...More

Thank Faye C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always been impressed with Zen Noodle Bar, and have never had a poor experience until my visit with 7 friends last night. We booked a table online but when we arrived we were told this might not have worked and there would be...More

Thank Rabbie93
Reviewed 10 September 2017

2nd visit here and the food was just as good as the 1st time. Very fresh and well cooked food. Good quality ingredients used and delivered by attentive staff. Worth every penny.

Thank MPOCM2
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It never gets busy so staff are always friendly and give great service. Acceptable prices, especially on the specials and lunch menus. Aircon on and well decorated throughout. Most importantly the food is always perfect - served hot and in good time. Best oriental restaurant...More

Thank Ollie F
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Zen was busy on Friday and easy to see why: decent menu at just the right price point for an inexpensive lunch (£10 will get you a main - and two courses and drinks will come in at £20 or thereabouts). The menu is varied...More

Thank dinnerdiner2015
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with my friend last night or did prawn toast set a chicken chilli squid and pork and prawn dumplings followed by Laska soup pictured and my friend had a clear broth soup the food was superb. Never seen prawn toast with...More

Thank Dionnehdsportsterx
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Ive lived in Chelmsford a few years now and am surpriused I've only just found this place. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing! the food took a little while to come however it was worth waiting for, we had a...More

Thank Bex M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times, mostly Sundays so not during peak hours. Food is always top notch. Our regulars have been Char Sui rice and Zen Special Ramen, but tried other dishes and equally good. Obviously catered for a more western taste, but authentic enough...More

Thank Len L
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Charlotte E
15 October 2016|
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Response from Kenkonti B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charlotte, very sorry I've only just noticed the question from T.A. I would have responded but by now you have already been. The first time we went there we spoke to the Manager and the Chef, and they both seem to know... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86-87 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 353899
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