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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to get past the strange entrance, where no one is there to greet you and menus are piled up like book reports waiting to be graded. I really wondered if they were closed. Make it through to the main room and there is a really simple but very pleasing ambiance. The view of the beach is breath taking,... More 

Thank Stuart M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...is that we missed out on other restaurants since we liked it so much that we had to go back two nights in a row. Expensive, yes, but you'd expect that. The service was very slow (or else 5 stars), but the food was top-quality and delicious. We had a Thai beef dish (Thod Gratiem - so good we had... More 

Thank Larra V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at the crane resort for quite a while. I had the opportunity to eat at the Zen restaurant several times. My only regret with the Zen restaurant was that it wasn't always open on the days and times when I would've loved to have gone back for more! Everything I had from there was tasty and well prepared.

Thank Betsy B
Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was exceptional, we had Tamika as our waitress she was GREAT! Her energy made ordering fun, the food was SO GOOD we had the Po Pia Tod, Exotic Mimosa, Fried Rice and French 75. 10/10 would recommend!

Thank shannanbyer
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

There comes a time when you need a change from the fried seafood and other accouterments of beach dining, and the Zen pops up as a great alternative. Solid asian options from Japanese to Thai get the palate tingling with rolls, thai curries, fried rices and flavorful desserts. Service wasn't bad either though you wonder of the traditional kimono-esqe outfits... More 

Thank AK-traveller-13
Bridgetown, Barbados
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, great food... too much food! I could not get half of mine eaten and was somewhat saddened becauae it was sssooo good!

1 Thank serenitystarr
London Ont
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Zen when in Barbados. We think about it, plan what we will eat and our fantasy is never disappointed. Japanese, Thai, sushi. Beautiful

Thank psychlone
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is a stunning Asian restaurant in s stunning location,found in the Crane Hotel complex. As you walk to the entrance of the restaurant there is a lovely Koi Carp pond either side of a wooden footbridge. The fish are a considerable size and very beautiful. We were met by a Bajan lady dressed in traditional Asain clothing which to... More 

1 Thank Russell J
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Zen is simply amazing! From the time you enter with the Koi swimming beneath your feet at the entrance, to the amazing view of the ocean, to the food, to the service. Everything was excellent. Even though the view is amazing, I prefer the booth as it feels a bit more intimate and it cancels a bit of the noise... More 

Thank Bernadette C
michigan, USA
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. The one thing my husband wanted on the menu (beef dish) they were out of. What he did end up getting was good. Sweet and sour pork was good, not too sweet, but not very warm temperature wise. We were sat in one of the booths on the side which were nice and private but way too... More 

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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
US$ 100
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, 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?