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4.9 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews

Zen Oriental

City Centre Chinese £££ +100
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About Zen Oriental

For an elegant evening out in Aberdeen city centre, Zen Oriental is a top choice. This modern dining establishment offers guests the ideal setting to relax, unwind and chow down on delicious Chinese dishes in an atmosphere that’s one of a kind. Led by chef and owner Joe Lee, Zen Oriental is the perfect place for private hire with is spacious dining area (including seating for up to 70 guests), stunning textured walls, and mood lighting. Located on Bon Accord Crescent, the restaurant is right in the heart of town just steps from Aberdeen overground station and a stone’s throw from Bon Accord Terrace Gardens. Specialities at Zen Oriental include the steamed monkfish with ginger and spring onion, pan-fried lobster with black bean sauce or the incredibly flavourful yau pau scallops. Don’t wait any longer – reserve a table at Zen Oriental for a dining experience that’s out of this world.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 17:30 - 23:00
Zen Oriental, 16 - 17 Bon Accord Crescent, AB11 6DE Aberdeen


17 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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Aastair B.
1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 22:49

Very good customer service. Attentive staff in a lovely atmosphere. Not generally huge fan of Chinese food but I will definitely be returning to Zen as both my vegetarian courses were delicious. A faultless night.

Stewart S.
1 review so far 6
24.01.2017 09:25

Always the best in Aberdeen for many years! The whole family who own and work there make it extra special, nothing is too much trouble, such as my extra sauce with my Chicken Satay last night! I love it!

Elaine B.
1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 15:16

We enjoyed our meal, The atmosphere and service was very good and the food was delicious and we weren't rushed through each course. We would definitely return again.

Angela S.
1 review so far 6
06.12.2016 16:17

Brilliant from start to finish. Excellent food and staff. Had a set meal and there was more than enough food for the two of us.

Henry M.
1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 16:52

Excellent Chinese meal with my son - first time at Zen Oriental. The crispy shredded lamb was something I hadn't seen before and was certainly very tasty. I'm not in Aberdeen often, but with such good food and a great location I'll definitely be there again.

Grant A.
1 review so far 5
12.09.2016 18:20

Excellent decor, ambience and service. The food was top notch and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. It was a bit quiet, i.e. lacking in atmosphere, but that was probably due to the road resurfacing outside which looked to be just about completed. We would go back.

Lynn K.
1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 14:36

Lovely restaurant, starters, deserts and wine were slightly overpriced, but mains were on average. Food was lovely, decent portion size, plenty of taste. Staff were attentive. Attractive decor and nice chilled ambiance. We will return next time we come to Aberdeen.

Patricia C.
1 review so far 6
22.10.2016 02:33

Excellent restaurant that I'd never been to before, lovely decoration, staff very attentive, food incredible, will definitely recommend and visit again ....... and again every time I'm in Aberdeen!

David M.
1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 14:42

Great food great place well definitely be back I think this is around my fifth time in Zen and have never been disappointed. Can't wait until the next time.

emma a.
1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 15:56

Amazing food, and always very friendly and welcoming staff! 10 out of 10! Such a warm and calm atmosphere food was cooked to perfection as always!

Karen C.
1 review so far 5
29.12.2016 03:54

Food very nice , service excellent . Bar choices limited and perhaps need to move with the times , restaurant cold and needed to be warmer and more inviting .

Barbara G.
1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 16:16

Lovely food and pleasant staff. I will definitely go back again. It wasn't very busy but that is probably because it is January and a quiet time for restaurants.

Stuart w.
1 review so far 4
05.02.2017 18:48

Restaurant was cold but the atmosphere was nice. The staff were quick to clear the table after each course, maybe just a bit too quick, most of the food was really nice and prices very reasonable.

jeremy w.
3 reviews so far 5
18.12.2016 17:37

Busy pre Xmas evening, slightly disappointing starters, but decent main course s, particularly the honey chilli chicken. Service was prompt. Easy parking directly outside the venue

Susan C.
1 review so far 5
24.02.2017 13:24

Great food, lovely atmosphere, allowed sufficient time to stay and finish our wine without feeling we were getting pushed out the door. Would recommended highly

Ewan F.
1 review so far 2
30.11.2016 16:29

Food was ok but nothing to write home about, staff were nice service was good but the decor needs updating and the chairs replaced plus my wife got washing salt in her wine so a big let down.