ZEN Thai & Japanese Cuisine

category: Japanese restaurant, Asian restaurant, Thai restaurant, Restaurant, Southeast Asian restaurant, Sushi restaurant
address: 403 Watson Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63126, United States
Phone: +1 314-842-0307
worktime:
DayTime
Monday11 AM–3 PM-4:30–8 PM
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday11 AM–3 PM-4:30–8 PM
Thursday11 AM–3 PM-4:30–8 PM
Friday11 AM–3 PM-4:30–9 PM
Saturday11 AM–9 PM
Sunday12–8 PM

site: http://www.zenstl.com/
rayting: 4.6
services: From the business: Identifies as Asian-owned,
Service options: Delivery, Takeaway, Dine-in,
Highlights: Fast service, Great tea selection,
Popular for: Lunch, Dinner, Solo dining,
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible car park, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible seating, Wheelchair-accessible toilet,
Offerings: Alcohol, Beer, Cocktails, Coffee, Comfort food, Healthy options, Organic dishes, Quick bite, Small plates, Spirits, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wine,
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Catering, Dessert, Seating,
Amenities: Toilets,
Atmosphere: Casual, Cosy,
Crowd: Groups,
Planning: Accepts reservations,
Payments: Credit cards, Debit cards, NFC mobile payments, Credit cards,
Children: Good for kids, High chairs,
Parking: Free parking lot, Parking,


Name: J**** B*****
Date: 2024-02-03 01:17:01
Rating: 5
Comment: This is my favorite Thai restaurant in the area. Ive been coming here for a year to pick up takeout and to eat in. The dish is flavorful and incredibly excellent. Every time, the meal is served really quickly. Excellent cuisine; the entire menu is worth sampling, but the curry and pad thai are my personal favorites. Good hospitality is shown. Friendly staff provides excellent client service. Love getting takeout or a quick bite here. Unquestionably a fantastic spot for Thai food.Update: there new location is awesome, lots more room but still the same friendly staff and amazing food
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Name: L*** W*****
Date: 2024-01-31 00:56:28
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food, friendly service.

Name: I*** K**
Date: 2024-01-30 13:10:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent cost benefit foid and service!
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Name: J****
Date: 2024-01-28 02:56:10
Rating: 5
Comment: We have been dining at Zen for over 20 years. Highly recommend. Im an old Chef and I dabble in Asian Cuisine. It was nice to run into the owner at Global Foods, when picking up a few things to cook dinner. Have to say that Ive had some of the spicest dishes there, of course at my request. I always recommend Zen to my friends.

Name: O**** D***
Date: 2024-01-27 20:39:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Tom kha gai was the best Ive had. Katzu chicken was also excellent. Will be going back soon!

Name: S**** S************
Date: 2024-01-23 13:10:12
Rating: 5
Comment: The Curry here is 🔥🔥 if you like spicy get one level lower than your thinking.

Name: T******** C*********
Date: 2024-01-20 02:51:15
Rating: 5
Comment: UPDATE:Zen just moved to a different location and omg the vibes of the new place is amazing. Modern decor and everything else definitely feels more upscale. The food is still solid and they added more drink options so that was a pleasant surprise. I will definitely be coming back to dine in more often!Compared to the other Thai restaurants in St. Louis Zen is definitely one of the best. The food is great and best of all the price is really inexpensive. The portions is good and the food comes out relatively quickly. However, when it gets busy its very clear the kitchen gets backed up making the food come out dramatically slower than usual. The service is usually good here. Everyone is nice and cheerful. I would definitely recommend Zen.

Name: R**** B*****
Date: 2024-01-18 01:02:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Clean - bright - friendly.Amazing food!We will be back for sure.

Name: J***** S
Date: 2024-01-13 23:20:02
Rating: 5
Comment: The service was great, the food, fresh and delicious, and Ill be back for the lunch specials!

Name: M******* K
Date: 2024-01-11 14:06:45
Rating: 5
Comment: We picked up dinner from Zen and let me tell you, the service and food was as good as dining in. Their staff is so incredibly nice. The restaurant is clean and open and smells amazing. We had drunken noodles and red curry shrimp. DELICIOUS! 😋. Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend!

Name: M****
Date: 2024-01-11 05:05:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food, family owned, great service

Name: j*** g*****
Date: 2024-01-07 00:38:42
Rating: 5
Comment: We love this place for Japanese and Thai food. Their new location is really nice. Try the udon noodles!

Name: U***** O*********
Date: 2024-01-06 01:45:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Love the beautiful, new location and the food is always top tier. The service is always great. Cant recommend this place enough!!

Name: N** N**
Date: 2024-01-02 01:52:56
Rating: 5
Comment: We went to the new location which we like better than the old one.Food and service has always been great. So happy for the Zen Family.
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Name: A****
Date: 2023-12-28 22:12:29
Rating: 2
Comment: Chicken was too tough. $3 for 4 tough and tiny shrimp added to a dish. Sushi was okay but nothing special. Both pad thai and green curry were EXCESSIVELY sweet. Too sweet. Rice was cooked to mush. Passable in a pinch but Id never go out of my way to eat there again. Further, an older man who was a regular complained his dish was too tough and I overheard another couple explain their order was wrong. During the meal I asked for salt and was brought a spice rack with no salt. Just a lackluster experience. Maybe I caught them on an off night with new cooks. Your mileage may vary.

Name: S**** L****
Date: 2023-12-28 20:43:15
Rating: 5
Comment: This is a great thai cuisine, the green curry is amazing as well as the sticky rice mango, the service OMG is the best in town! Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the girl who was in charge of us but shes the very best, once you get to the place and she takes care of you, you will know what Im talking about, btw Im so sorry my dear for forgetting your name but keep up your great attitude!! ❤ Loved this place!
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Name: K**** D
Date: 2023-12-26 03:32:30
Rating: 4
Comment: 4 YUMMMERS. We love Thai food so we could be a little biased. Love their new location.

Name: F****** F*******
Date: 2023-12-23 16:33:14
Rating: 5
Comment: Nice ambience, quick and friendly service, and the Musaman curry was amazing. Will go again.

Name: N****** P******
Date: 2023-12-23 15:37:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Our favorite restaurant! The Chang Mai soup is exquisite. It’s ALL great!

Name: E***** R***********
Date: 2023-12-18 01:00:40
Rating: 5
Comment: New site is wonderful, spacious but the Thai cultural wall decor is still in a box. They just reopened in the new location so I wont complain but I miss the elephants! I got the yellow curry with Tofu, level 2. Just the right amount of heat. Awesome! My husbands ginger tilapia also very tasty. Same menu and pricing, same gracious family. New dishwater and music, a little trendier but still warm and welcoming. Love it!

Name: c********
Date: 2023-12-17 23:41:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent service. We never needed anything. The food was less spicy than we expected but delicious. Great atmosphere!
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Name: O***** T*******
Date: 2023-12-17 01:36:53
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite Thai place in St. Louis!! From the curry puffs to the pad Thai, this is the place to go!

Name: J***** M*******
Date: 2023-12-12 21:22:04
Rating: 4
Comment: Food was alright alittle.pricey.

Name: j*******
Date: 2023-12-10 16:22:32
Rating: 5
Comment: We visited here for the first time last night with some friends. The food was amazing. Some of the best thai food weve had. Service was wonderful and friendly.

Name: J***** K***
Date: 2023-12-09 22:39:21
Rating: 3
Comment: Honestly kind of disappointed. Lived in Seattle for ten years so lived next to a lot of great Thai restaurants. I was excited to try ZEN based on all the great reviews but it’s been a let down the two times I’ve been.I’m no stranger to spice but it seems like their scale is way off. I had a 3/5 yellow curry that I could barely even eat because it was so spicy. The second time I got a 2/5 and it’s the same story. On top of that i don’t think the yellow curry has enough flavor for me. It’s all heat but not enough flavor.My wife got the drunken noodles (pad kee mao) but they came with the basic ramen noodles (??) instead of the wide rice noodles which I have never seen before. On top of that her spice level was also way off.Maybe we just got the wrong dishes but very disappointing.

Name: M*** H****
Date: 2023-12-05 06:37:32
Rating: 5
Comment: I love Zen Thai so much. The food is always good and service is always top notch. Everybody is so sweet and nice, they always try to come by to your table to make sure everything is ok. I love that they give you egg roll and soup during lunch time with almost every dish.

Name: S**** C********
Date: 2023-12-02 09:42:44
Rating: 5
Comment: The new location is just as great as the old location. The food is amazing and the service is great. Despite coming on their opening day and being pretty busy, the service staff was very attentive and the food came out quick! We were in and out in under 40 minutes and everything was delicious! Zen Thai is our go to Thai place :)

Name: D*** O****
Date: 2023-11-27 17:41:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Being a keen fan of Thai food, I have tried many Thai restaurants in the region. Zen Thai & Japanese is always what I come back too. Great food, and in true Asian culture, they serve you quickly and quietly UNLESS you want to talk and then you will find them all so very friendly and willing to converse. They are now moving into a nicer building and I cant wait to see how great things will be there!

Name: L**** N*****
Date: 2023-11-21 15:07:04
Rating: 5
Comment: Great, affordable food and friendly staff.Update: We have been going to ZEN for years now. The food and service is always wonderful. We even celebrate birthdays and other special occasions at ZEN.

Name: C*** E******
Date: 2023-11-13 15:37:46
Rating: 5
Comment: Tucked away in a little shopping center is this charming restaurant. Inside, the vibe is cozy and welcoming. The service was delightful. We both ordered Massaman Curry with tofu and it was phenomenal. We dont get to that area if St. Louis county too much, but when we do, we are looking forward to returning here

Name: M***** N***
Date: 2023-11-11 21:18:37
Rating: 2
Comment: We ordered for delivery and it was made quickly which we appreciate, but the food itself was bland in comparison to many of the great Thai options in STL.

Name: B***** A D****
Date: 2023-10-31 01:30:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere make this a wonderful dining experience. The food is prepared perfectly and served piping hot. Highly recommend.

Name: G***** H****
Date: 2023-10-30 05:12:32
Rating: 3
Comment: Me and a friend went there the other day, food was really good but the issue is, my friend has sensitive teeth and he ordered his tea without ice, they charged him .45 cents extra on his glass of tea.When I asked about the extra charge they said it was because of no ice wanted in his tea. My drink was filled to the top with ice and hardly no drink so I complained to the manager about charging more for tea with no ice and he said “well that’s how it is”We will not be going back there ever, no decent restaurant is going to make you pay more for tea and soda just because you don’t want ice.

Name: N*** B******
Date: 2023-10-27 19:39:58
Rating: 5
Comment: The food and staff were wonderful! Cant wait to go back.

Name: N**** F******
Date: 2023-10-24 00:30:30
Rating: 5
Comment: Yum love their soup their soup is basically mushroom I’ve had better. And if you ask for Thai tea with no ice because they cram the glass full of it they charge you a extra .75 cents after your bills for one is 40.00 and you come twice a week . They have lost me as a customer cause I will now go to the great one in LAMPLIGHT SQUARE. Hope they enjoyed that 75 cents compared to the 60.00 I spent a week Bye

Name: E**** B*****
Date: 2023-10-23 01:33:03
Rating: 5
Comment: The food and service is awesome!

Name: B***** o* D*******
Date: 2023-09-19 12:12:30
Rating: 5
Comment: I had never really given Thai food a chance, and Im so glad I did! I went with the drunken noodles with pork, and it was delicious! We got the chicken satay and fried dumplings as appetizers, and they were amazing as well! 10/10, Ill be eating here again!
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Name: B*** B****
Date: 2023-09-15 22:08:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Worth the trip here for the Tom Yum soup alone. Everything is good but the pineapple fried rice is my go to when I cant decide on anything else.

Name: R**** E******
Date: 2023-09-15 00:19:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Zen is always great food Im never disappointed. I love how I can get sushi and pad Thai at the same time

Name: J*** F*******
Date: 2023-09-14 14:43:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Have dined in and ordered take-out, always very flavorful and high quality! Absolutely love the curry puffs, red curry with chicken and any of the noodle dishes!

Name: D****** R***
Date: 2023-09-09 18:43:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Good food, tastey lunch specials, nice outdoor space.

Name: j*******
Date: 2023-09-08 22:48:04
Rating: 5
Comment: So delicious, the service is amazing and everyone working here is so nice!! food is incredible

Name: S******** D******
Date: 2023-08-30 21:13:01
Rating: 5
Comment: The tom yum soup was exquisite. The servers really catered to the patrons.

Name: B***** W***
Date: 2023-08-21 19:33:16
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite Thai place in St. Louis. Great quality and amount for the price
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Name: n*** h***
Date: 2023-08-21 18:06:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Did not expect a place that offers two different cuisine types to be excellent at either one, but they are. I got sushi (Zen roll) and it was the best sushi Ive had in the St Louis region. It was even better than the sushi I used to get when I lived in Seattle where there are tons of sushi restaurants. Can not wait to go back here.

Name: S*** G******
Date: 2023-08-20 00:32:23
Rating: 5
Comment: The food is very delicious and full of flavor. Been twice and the food came out extremely quick each time. Servers are very attentive and nice.
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Name: A***** L****
Date: 2023-08-09 19:02:02
Rating: 4
Comment: We picked those place for its amazing reviews, but were a bit disappointed. We had pad Thai, katsu, and the kids had fried rice and it was all fine, but certainly not 5 star worthy.Service was quick and the prices were awesome, but overall it was a neutral experience.

Name: N*** S*******
Date: 2023-08-05 16:30:35
Rating: 5
Comment: ONLY GO HERE. Hands down the best Thai/Japanese cuisine in STL. The staff is absolutely incredible. The food is consistent and outstanding. Sushi, Drunken Noodles, Tom Kha, Basil Lamb, Chiang Mai Noodle Soup and Udon are top tier excellent. All of the broths have deep and rich flavors. Wonderful place.

Name: M***** B****
Date: 2023-07-27 23:26:19
Rating: 4
Comment: I had fried sushi rolls they were fantastic. My husband had the Tom yum soup at a Level 2 But they were very heavy handed with the spice, they had to redo it because it was so spicy. He said it was much better after they remained it less spicy.

Name: J*** D******* J*
Date: 2023-07-20 19:38:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Today was my very first time trying Zen, and I love it. Zen checks all the boxes:Delicious food: checkFriendly staff: checkGood prices: checkClean place: check (someone cleans the table almost the instant a customer walks away)I ordered the Spicy Basil (I asked, first, if it was pad ka pow - it is.) Its delicious. I went with spice level 3. Next time, Im doing level 4. It was preceeded by some miso soup and tiny vegetable rolls. All delicious.Staff are very friendly, and offer great suggestions. My bill was very affordable.Im definitely coming back, some day.
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Name: A******** H****
Date: 2023-07-13 14:59:17
Rating: 5
Comment: This was my first time eating at Zen and let me tell you, the food was delicious!!! I had the shrimp green curry and it was one of the best curry’s I’ve had in a long time . And I’ve had a lot of curry’s. I also got an order of crab rangoon, also delicious and the dipping sauce that comes with it was sweet and tasty. With my order I also received miso soup and two spring rolls (I had no clue that came with my curry order ), but happy it did because those two items were also delicious!!! I can tell heart and soul goes into this delicious meal I had cook for me , it was very authentic. I will be coming back!

Name: D**** N********
Date: 2023-06-20 15:55:56
Rating: 5
Comment: I was skeptical even with all the great reviews. Wow what a hidden gem I found. The food, service, and vibe were great.

Name: M*** B******
Date: 2023-06-01 22:48:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing Thai food. The red curry is solid but level 5 is quite spicy ! Sushi only if you must, the Thai is what you come for !!
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Name: S L****
Date: 2023-05-28 21:32:20
Rating: 5
Comment: Food is always excellent here. Eat here every time I am in SLC.

Name: a***** v*******
Date: 2023-05-22 01:48:50
Rating: 5
Comment: Great quality Thai Food, seasoned well. Friendly service.

Name: A****** K**** C***********
Date: 2023-04-30 23:07:48
Rating: 5
Comment: It is one of the best and finest restaurants of Thai style. We enjoyed the food a lot. Every bite was so tasty. We ordered green curry, yaki soba, drunken noodles and fried rice and Ice tea.. I highly recommend and like to visit again.

Name: M****** G****
Date: 2023-04-28 21:14:34
Rating: 2
Comment: Nice casual spot but the Thai food is watered-down and not authentic. Nice $10 Lunch Special, choice of entrée, small soup and mini spring rolls.

Name: S**** Z********
Date: 2023-04-24 14:59:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food, Ive visited Thailand myself and havent been able to find traditional Thai Hot Pad Thai before coming here. Plus the sushi is great. Water glasses never went below half. Excellent service, cant wait to go back.

Name: J*******
Date: 2023-04-17 22:37:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Delicious food for a super good price , have never had a bad meal here .

Name: C**** A
Date: 2023-04-15 21:28:03
Rating: 5
Comment: The restaurant was busy when I arrived. Clearly a local hotspot. Oddly enough, is located in a rather empty shopping center. Nevertheless, food was good and servers were really busy.

Name: W M
Date: 2023-04-09 23:57:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Thai Cashew with Chicken was Delicious.
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Name: L*** R*** S**** B******
Date: 2023-03-31 17:37:29
Rating: 4
Comment: First of all the food is very good. Although it is in a half deserted strip mall it does leave plenty of parking available. The turn into the lot was a bit nail biting as we were facing up a blind Hill to make a left at a blinking arrow to cross two lanes of busy traffic. The inside fairly typical shwag/decorations, could use a good dusting...the ceiling vents were very visibly untouched for a very long time.

Name: C***** W*****
Date: 2023-03-21 00:33:28
Rating: 5
Comment: Our favorite place for pineapple fried rice! Their appetizers are amazing, too. When we eat in, everyone is always very nice!

Name: N**** S***
Date: 2023-03-18 18:11:55
Rating: 5
Comment: I had a lovely lunch at Zen Thai. Lunch included miso soup and an egg roll. The flavors were great. Good service and good price.

Name: D*** B*
Date: 2023-03-18 07:21:01
Rating: 5
Comment: A hidden gem tucked away in a dead strip mall. Excellent food and great service. Ive mostly ordered off their Thai menu and have yet to be disappointed. (I strongly suggest treating yourself to a meal here after you have made a blood or plasma donation across the parking lot at the American Red Cross.) Most recently, my girlfriend and I enjoyed the drunken noodles, the spicy basil (with eggplant), and the pineapple curry duck.

Name: S** S*****
Date: 2023-03-01 00:42:30
Rating: 5
Comment: If I could rate more than five stars I would. This is my favorite place to eat in the world. Friendly people and the best tasting food I have ever eaten. I am not a Thai food expert, but whenever I have people familiar with thai food from around this country eat here they are always blown away. I have not had a lot from the Japanese menu but what little I have had was delicious. The sushi I have only had a couple of times and it was not super memorable. Yellow Thai curry and the drunken noodles are phenomenal. The spring rolls are a great starter. I have eaten here countless times, starting as a kid not long after they opened, and never once had a bad experience. The atmosphere when I dine in is very comfortable and the service is super friendly.

Name: A***** R*******
Date: 2023-02-15 04:51:22
Rating: 4
Comment: I rated 4 only because the amount of green and red peppers in my ramen was overwhelming and I’m already not a giant fan of sweet peppers. However the flavor was great, portions are great, price is awesome and I can’t wait to come back and try more things!

Name: R** B****
Date: 2023-02-14 05:44:46
Rating: 5
Comment: The food was really good. I always try out every Thai restaurant when I get the chance, and this one ranks pretty high on my list. Everything I ordered was good, but I tried my wifes curry and it was outstanding! I will definitely go back the next time I am in the area!
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Name: R*
Date: 2023-02-07 06:29:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food! Hospitality is great. Staff is friendly, great customer service. Love coming here for a quick bite! I recommend the pad Thai (your choice of protein or plain) with medium spice. Also recommend the eel and avocado roll. Lots of parking spaces, more then enough.
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Name: N**** L*******
Date: 2023-01-26 20:47:51
Rating: 1
Comment: I order from here quite a lot from doordash because their food is really great.But I am no longer ordering from here because they have been skimping me on my rice for a long time. Cool, that’s fine, I’ll cook more.But now they’ve been skimping me on my curry as well.
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Name: M**** M*****
Date: 2023-01-25 23:47:15
Rating: 5
Comment: The food was so good my husband ordered a meal to go, even with us having leftovers to begin with!

Name: A**** N********
Date: 2023-01-20 03:51:07
Rating: 4
Comment: Plentiful and good! Service a bit off but gracious. One thing we found odd is that entrees come out as theyve been cooked so everyone gets theirs at different times....sometimes one entree would be gone before another arrived at the table...maybe a staffing issue in the kitchen? Everything was very tasty! Chicken satay, eel and tempura!

Name: J**** V*****
Date: 2023-01-15 02:28:38
Rating: 3
Comment: Food was good and spicy was good. My curry didnt arrive like the picture looked. I saw a whole lot more variety of veggies in the Pic and ended up getting potatoes and onions only. Pretty lame

Name: M****
Date: 2023-01-15 01:34:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Fast pace dinner environment but well worth the hustle and bustle. The food taste exquisite and the portion sizes are just right. Staff is friendly. They have a spice level, which is nice. Great prices. Recommend!
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Name: V** M*****
Date: 2023-01-09 02:38:23
Rating: 5
Comment: Yet another great place located in South County. Very attentive staff. Food is alway delicious. Many great choices. Excellent food

Name: L**** W******
Date: 2023-01-04 17:43:50
Rating: 4
Comment: I had to send back the pineapple fried rice as there was no tate to the dish. Only texture. Other than that, the chicken noodle soup is really good

Name: b** b***
Date: 2022-12-25 00:51:11
Rating: 5
Comment: This was my first time trying salmon and it was amazing. although i got the fried philly roll (cooked salmon) it was delicious, crispy, crunchy, and incredibly tasty. this has to be my top #1 sushi i have ever tried. the service was absolutely amazing and everyone was so nice especially our waiter. he so patient and just nice overall. this place is very much worth it and the price range is very good! 5/5!!

Name: s*** p****
Date: 2022-12-25 00:38:58
Rating: 5
Comment: I have not ate all day, and coming here for dinner was just the perfect thing to end the night! The service was fast and very polite. I absolutely loved how the restaurant looked. Their food was delicious and priced fairly. Definitely recommend coming here, and definitely would be coming back soon!

Name: K****** H K******
Date: 2022-12-13 17:01:04
Rating: 5
Comment: Great place to eat. They offer what you are used to from any Thai restaurant. But they also carry some house specials you should try. Nice interior, clean. A well kept aquarium keeps you entertained if you are waiting. The service is excellent just as the cooking and I doubt you can go wrong if you order here.

Name: L****
Date: 2022-12-10 15:31:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Everything about this place is excellent. The service is fast and friendly. Prices are good. Every dish I’ve tried has been amazing. Panang curry and pineapple fried rice are two of my favorites. Their crab Rangoons are fresh, not frozen. And the Thai iced tea is both delicious and so pretty! Don’t let the empty shopping plaza turn you away, this is truly a hidden gem!

Name: J**** O******
Date: 2022-12-05 00:34:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Best Thai in St. Louis! Ive been dining there for years and have never had a bad meal or experience. The Tom Kha Soup is perfection! Our favorites are the fried tempura, sushi and drunken noodles. The staff is very attentive. Highly recommend!

Name: M***** B******
Date: 2022-12-04 17:26:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive actually never eaten inside, as Ive always done take out, but what Ive seen of the inside seems fine and clean. We love their food here! Ive tried many things from the menu over the years and always love it. The staff is very kind and helpful

Name: P***** R*******
Date: 2022-11-06 16:33:19
Rating: 5
Comment: Yesterday we had lunch at Z E N Thai & Japanese Cuisine in Crestwood. It’s a clean, friendly, modest, out of the way place. The food was pretty good and covers the range from Omni to vegetarian to vegan.Spicy… the food also covers ‘spicy’ from mild to ‘watering eyes’. Though I personally stick to medium heat, l could tell by my meal that the next three levels up would probably require lots more napkins and something better than the jasmine tea we had.In all, great meal. Another place we’ll visit again.QuietFriendlyNot to priceyGood food

Name: T***
Date: 2022-11-05 01:28:35
Rating: 5
Comment: My new favorite place. The service is very good and friendly, and the food is amazing. I ate so much I could cry and enjoyed every bite. I highly recommend this place.

Name: D** S****
Date: 2022-10-30 12:04:51
Rating: 4
Comment: A little hole in the wall in an out of the way strip mall. My kind of place! Very good food, plenty of it and the price was right. Well staffed and excellent service. Will definitely return. Solid 4 ⭐
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Name: D**** L**
Date: 2022-10-29 23:25:25
Rating: 1
Comment: Got drunken noodles to go and I’ve personally never had drunken noodles be skinny like this, typically I see flat noodles. Also it was extremely unbearably salty i hate to waste food but I couldn’t force myself to eat this. Perhaps other items are better then the drunken noodles I don’t know but definitely don’t get this.
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Name: M*** R***
Date: 2022-10-17 00:34:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Soooooo good. We live 1.7 miles away and had no idea it was here until a neighbor suggested it tonight. Service is outstanding. Highly recommend the fried tofu and duck curry.
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Name: K** M*****
Date: 2022-10-16 22:09:25
Rating: 5
Comment: I love this spot! I usually order sushi, which is reasonably priced and always delicious. Aside from this, one of the big reasons I make the drive is because the people who work here are wonderfully kind and always provide excellent service. Get a Thai iced tea while youre here!

Name: B*** B*******
Date: 2022-09-28 09:51:24
Rating: 5
Comment: We are so lucky to have this little gem in Crestwood! Their pad thai is the best! Great food and great customer service.

Name: F C
Date: 2022-09-17 23:41:18
Rating: 1
Comment: The quality has gone way down hill. My Previously treasured Massaman Curry had VERY little potatoes or chicken, it was mostly nasty crunchy outer onion, disgusting. My children’s Pad Thai had rotten scallions in it, completely brown and smelled funkier than usual. Very disappointing.
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Name: S**** B********
Date: 2022-09-06 18:16:37
Rating: 4
Comment: The food at this restaurant is so delicious! The menu has a variety of food & really good prices too! I recommend it!!

Name: A********* M****
Date: 2022-08-28 19:08:35
Rating: 3
Comment: I’ve eaten here countless times and loved the food every time. Which is why I was so disappointed today when I arrived today and they have posted on their door “to go only”. It’s not listed on their website or their google posting. I no longer live nearby, so I just wasted a trip to their location. I even checked recent reviews, and saw people were still dining in, so not sure when they made the change.

Name: R C*****
Date: 2022-08-20 02:54:16
Rating: 5
Comment: Just fantastic sushi and Thai food. I work two doubles each week, and some weeks I order out. This week I ordered from Zen Thai.I ordered the Philadelphia Roll, Zen Roll, and vegetable tempura for Thursday night. On Friday night I reheated salmon katsu, a bit of rice, a side of Panang curry sauce, steamed veggies, and Tom Kha soup with tofu. Both meals were delicious. Undoubtedly, though, the best part was the incredibly soft, almost buttery salmon in the Philadelphia Roll. The quality was astounding, especially considering the very reasonable price!I wish Id thought to get pictures of the salmon katsu meal, but was reheating things while working. I reheated the salmon katsu in the oven and microwaved the rest. That katsu sauce is phenomenal!

Name: S***** S*******
Date: 2022-08-06 00:02:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Very good food, and a nice, cozy dining room. Don’t forget the coconut ice cream for dessert—delicious!

Name: B****** V
Date: 2022-08-05 17:39:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Great lunch special and the staff is always so nice, the Thai curry is great as well! I recommend this place all around a hidden gem.

Name: A**** R*** H****
Date: 2022-07-19 18:23:21
Rating: 5
Comment: Oh how I wish I could have pictures for this! We immediately start eating because its so darn delicious. Yall, I hated sushi until my sweetheart had me try Zens and Im addicted. Love the ambiance and the food is one of a kind. Next time we go back Ill post an update. Highly recommend Zen if you love great food with a kick.

Name: K****** L****
Date: 2022-07-07 21:52:26
Rating: 5
Comment: From the Pad Thai, the Massaman Curry to the sushi rolls, we were very impressed with everything! The food was full of flavor and brought out very quickly. The server was great! Oh and the curry puffs were pure Zen! :)

Name: C****** M******
Date: 2022-06-30 04:30:56
Rating: 5
Comment: This place was AMAZING!!!! Me and my friends can not stop talking about how Amazing the food was and how Great the service is. I will most definitely be returning and I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Thai cuisine.

Name: S*** Z***
Date: 2022-06-11 00:12:47
Rating: 5
Comment: We had an amazing experience here! This place does a good job with both Thai and Japanese cuisine, and the service is fantastic. We were served immediately after we ordered, and the waitress was very quick in refilling water & bringing out more sauces, etc. The owner of the place (I think she is) also came to check in on us and she is an absolute delight. Will definitely come back!

Name: J**** B****
Date: 2022-06-03 12:32:39
Rating: 5
Comment: My wife was surprised to see they used egg noodles for the drunken noodles but absolutely loved it. My pad see ew was also good. We got a sushi roll which we loved. If we are back in the area again, we would definitely visit again.

Name: m******* l
Date: 2022-06-03 07:38:23
Rating: 2
Comment: Used to be my favorite thai spot but has been lacking lately. the table got thai teas and they tasted very watered down. food quality has changed (wasnt good like it used to be), i think they have new chefs. i miss the old chefs.

Name: M**** T*****
Date: 2022-05-24 02:26:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Food was delicious and ready very quickly. But the customer service was the best I have experienced in some time. My daughter wanted miso soup for her Birthday and the reviews were very good, so we gave it a try. Got home but no miso soup. Called up and they personally delivered it. We’ll go back and tell others for a lifetime. Thank you for the amazing service!

Name: L** R***
Date: 2022-05-20 13:13:26
Rating: 5
Comment: This restaurant consistently offers the most delicious Thai and Japanese cuisine. We usually get take out from here once or twice a month and it is always so good!

Name: C****** N******
Date: 2022-05-01 08:18:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Our waitress (and all the dining room staff) was very helpful. It always feels good to be remembered. Food was great also. I love spicy food and thats what the red curry w/pork was!!

Name: K** P*******
Date: 2022-04-22 16:33:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Delicious! My favorite sushi in StL. And the lunch special is a deal.
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Name: T**** F********
Date: 2022-04-01 01:23:48
Rating: 4
Comment: Great food, great price. I enjoyed how great of a deal the lunch special is. The miso soup is great, the spring rolls are crunchy, and the spring roll sauce is fantastic! I decided with one of the crab stick rolls and the spicy tuna, both of which were rolled beautifully and had decent sushi rice. I will definitely be back.
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Name: M******* S****
Date: 2022-03-30 00:56:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Tom yum soup is very tasty, steamed dumplings, pot stickers are delicious. Love the seaweed salad but if you get it to go, expect very little in everything. Ive only gotten door dash or pick up they only include 4 of the dumplings and 4 potstickers when you order to go-most places Typicallygive you six. The same with Tom yum soup. I ordered large and it seemed really small. Which I was kind of disappointed in that. Delicious just small servings. Nor sure if its different when you dine in.

Name: K**** N*****
Date: 2022-03-28 22:25:45
Rating: 4
Comment: We love Zen! After the first few visits we pretty much had our favorites figured out. They include the thai fresh spring rolls, the chicken curry puffs, the fried potstickers, and I get the panang curry with chicken and my wife gets the mussaman curry with tofu. We have never had an issue eating there until the most recent time. We ordered pickup like we always do, and our order was ready when we got there, I wonder now how long it was ready before we got it. Shortly after getting home I noticed the currys had become separated. I didnt think anything of it at the time, I just shook them up and proceeded like usual. My wife and I both had several trips out of bed that night. Still giving four stars because out of more than 6 years of eating there this was our only negative experience.

Name: P*** L*******
Date: 2022-03-24 23:16:14
Rating: 4
Comment: This was our second time. Our first time we all had drunken noodles and it was very tasty but we all way over estimated our spice tolerance. So this time we went back and all had level 1s and 0s. I think the level 1 this time was as spicy and last times level 3. We joking asked the waitress if those were level 3s and she told us that we could get a level 0 next time and they will bring the spice on the side and add what we wanted. She was very helpful and courteous. The fried sushi rolls were great as well . I will definitely change from 4 stars to 5 if the level 0 and add your own spice thing works out next time.

Name: V**** S******
Date: 2022-03-17 13:09:31
Rating: 5
Comment: Nice food and nice ambience suited for families. Great prices!
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Name: D***
Date: 2022-03-14 04:08:12
Rating: 5
Comment: What an absolutely wonderful Thai family, that really cares about their customers, and that those customers receive great food and service. The fact that they also do a great job with sushi is a huge bonus.

Name: P*** R********* (**************
Date: 2022-02-18 04:31:46
Rating: 5
Comment: I came to St Louis back in September.Marked this place as one Id like to try, & here 6 mos later finally got to this Crestwood neighborhood.OMG, been twice this week. Im certain to be back again & again!Great service & authentic food/ recipes. elsewhere, (downtown STL) not so good.
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Name: J****** F**********
Date: 2022-01-18 00:41:25
Rating: 3
Comment: I got chicken pad Thai and chicken panang curryService: good, efficient, organized, politeFlavor: goodPortions: poor. The pad Thai was ok, but the ratio of rice to curry in the panang curry (should have 4x more rice) was pitiable.Spiciness: bad. They use a scale 1 - 5; I ordered both dishes at a 4 and there was next to no spiciness. The amount of spiciness did constitute an overall good flavor, but I can’t imagine what number you’d have to ask for to get a real sense of hotness. I think 4 corresponds to the level of spice in my dishes only on a 1 - 15, or 1 - 20, scale.Overall: good, but given the disappointment with spice capabilities and sad portion on the curry, won’t eat here again with so many other Thai options available.

Name: H****** B*****
Date: 2022-01-03 19:09:00
Rating: 2
Comment: Disappointed, the food was very bland. I ordered the spicy basil dish with chicken. The chicken had zero flavor, and there was no heat factor at all. The staff were super nice though!
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Name: T***** D*****
Date: 2022-01-01 01:29:23
Rating: 2
Comment: If you eat in, bring a coat, it’s very cold. They had a space heater setup to warm up the room, but it was warmer outside. The soup was very good. Did not enjoy the lobster roll

Name: J****** S*****
Date: 2021-11-14 00:25:26
Rating: 5
Comment: Nice quaint restaurant, friendly staff and good service. I had the Drunken Noodles with shrimp and I was completely satisfied with my meal. I ended up taking half of it home in a carry out package they provided. GREAT FOOD!!!

Name: A Y*
Date: 2021-11-02 11:23:03
Rating: 3
Comment: We ordered thai fried rice, pad see eww, wonton soup, yellow curry and fried banana with ice cream. In my experience you get Asian restaurants that are either authentic or cater to the Americanized taste and make everything too sweet or too salty. This is a place that makes everything too sweet. Yes I know I ordered the pad see eww but I would like to taste the soy sauce not just sugar! What can you say when the fried rice is sweet? Did really like the dessert either since they only gave you two pieces of fried banana when I usually get 4 for that price. They also used mango ice cream but it wasnt good mango ice cream it was the kind you buy on a budget that you can tell was artificially flavored. The service was great despite the food being disappointing.

Name: T*** A (**********
Date: 2021-10-02 23:52:34
Rating: 4
Comment: Thom Kha was excellent! Sushi was very good. Shrimp tempura was rather greasy but good. Didnt care for the Thom Yum.Will go again to try something different.

Name: A***** W***
Date: 2021-09-23 18:11:01
Rating: 5
Comment: If you have never eaten here, you are missing out. Their Wonton Soup is out of this world delicious! I have yet to order a dish here that I didnt want to order again and again! Fabulous!

Name: D*** S******
Date: 2021-08-21 23:19:51
Rating: 5
Comment: I gotta say, this had to be the most enjoyable take out experience Ive had in quite some, maybe ever. The food was fresh, flavorful, and such large portions...just outstanding. I highly recommend eating at this establishment. Cant wait for leftovers tomorrow.

Name: J**** P****
Date: 2021-08-17 02:08:26
Rating: 5
Comment: Wow! The service was superb: a very friendly waitress who we spoke with about Thailand, the chef had our meals out quickly, and it was all delicious too! It was such a lovely evening. We will definitely be back.

Name: C*** F******
Date: 2021-08-02 01:20:46
Rating: 5
Comment: Sunday and a little hung over. Needed some comfort in my life. Get to searching and came across this little hidden gem.Quaint little place with modern decor an a traditional touch of ancient relics on the walls.Open kitchen format. I could view who was back there and with a Cambodian wife I know the older generations hold the most delicious recipes. I was excited.Beef Jerky was amazing. Slight dip into some Sriracha and crisp lettuce hit right!Edamame came extra salty which I prefer.Crying Tiger was real good with the sauce.Lobster sushi roll was nicely done.Lobster drunken noodles looked amazing but before I could grab a bite my better half covered it in crushed red pepper and thats not my cup of tea.The service was very comforting and super respectful with a courteous bow of respect everytime something was dropped off. Very appreciative of that.I have so many more things to try. I will see you soon!
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Name: A** Y**
Date: 2021-08-02 00:37:58
Rating: 5
Comment: I really liked how the quality of the food was. Very fresh. Very well presented. Taste was on point. I didnt want to cook tonight and wanted some comfort food. So me and my husband wanted to try this new place out and its a winner!!! You can tell how good this place is with the constant to go orders and people coming in to eat! I definitely would recommend it!
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Name: C****** R***********
Date: 2021-07-25 19:27:56
Rating: 5
Comment: One of our favorite places to grab a bite to eat. Friendly staff reasonable prices and food is great. Sometimes we dine in and other times we just grab and go. Its a staple in our lets eat out rotation.

Name: K M
Date: 2021-07-12 01:14:21
Rating: 5
Comment: One of my familys favourite places to go to for both take out and dinning in, we have never had something we didnt like.From the Chicken Katsu, to the Chiang Mai Soup its difficult to pick only one thing to order, everything is always so delicious!
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Name: R*** S******
Date: 2021-06-17 03:53:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Took my fiancée there for a date night. Had Spicy fried rice, she had stir fry w/shrimp & both split crab racoon. Food was amazing. And prices were even better. Atmosphere was relaxed 😌employees were very nice and had great hospitality. We will definitely be coming back to taste more on the menu!
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Name: R*** M********
Date: 2021-06-02 18:35:28
Rating: 5
Comment: Absolutely delicious special hot pot seafood soup. Staff extremely friendly & helpful. Excellent prices. Lovely ambiance.
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Name: W****** W******
Date: 2021-04-27 05:18:01
Rating: 4
Comment: Overall pretty good... Miso soup, spring rolls, and the beef with broccoli were all pretty tasty... only down side I guess was no chopsticks??? Really... its Thai & Japanese glad I had a set with me... so much better with chopsticks...😋
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Name: M**** G****
Date: 2021-04-27 00:25:31
Rating: 5
Comment: This review was written during the covid-19 pandemic. All the staff were wearing masks and had the tables spaced adequately apart.On this visit I ordered the Pot Stickers, Pineapple Duck Curry, and. Thai Iced Tea. The pot stickers were served in a scrumptious curry sauce. The Duck was tender and juicy with a sauce that was pleasantly spiced and spicy. The service was very fast and the facilities clean with cool photos from Thailand.

Name: E*** O****
Date: 2021-04-24 21:21:04
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive had the chicken satay and shrimp pad thai and both have been really good. Ive been here several times to pick up lunch for my girlfriend and always pick something up for myself as well. Even though I order when Im there (not online), I get it to go and am out the door in under 15 minutes. My girlfriend loves the salmon teriyaki and thats what Im trying next.
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Name: H*** P***
Date: 2021-04-07 20:46:00
Rating: 3
Comment: The food is ok and not that bad. Everything always has good side & bad side. I know youre usually busy and so sometimes the quality of the food can be not as good as always. I CAN accept that.. but please, I really CANT accept THIS dirty fork, theres still food stain on it but yall still give it to the customers:)
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Name: L**** B****
Date: 2020-11-21 14:45:36
Rating: 5
Comment: Not been in the store for eat-in or, now, takeaway. Yet each time I patron the nearby ALDIs, the flavorful ZEN Thai & Japanese Cuisine fragrance, if any indication, MUST be as excellent as any like place and also not very expensive!

Name: h**** n*****
Date: 2020-11-02 18:07:52
Rating: 5
Comment: This was one of the few great experiences I’ve had with new Asian restaurants, I have a problem with only getting what I know so while I was in St. Louis, I decided to get two new dishes at this place and they were amazing. So amazing that I got another two new dishes at the same place the next day. The proportions are big for their prices and the food is absolutely delicious. I never even leave reviews but this place deserves a good rating. The staff is also very friendly and with how delicious the food was, the service was also fairly quick and easy.

Name: t**********
Date: 2020-10-05 03:43:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Zen’s food is always fresh and delicious, and their warm and friendly staff feels like family. the restaurant is always clean and they are very accommodating. easily my favorite sushi and asian restaurant (after home of course) and their thai food tastes home cooked and made with special care. i also love how they play kpop inside the restaurant, and the decor is very traditional and cultured. a must go restaurant for all foodies !!

Name: K***** M* M* O*
Date: 2020-08-30 20:00:00
Rating: 2
Comment: I ordered Spicy Fried Rice and Sticky Rice with Fresh Mango as dessert from Zen today through DoorDash and I’m very disappointed with the dessert. The sticky rice itself looked old and like it was just warmed up over and over again and the biggest disappointment was the mango itself the was completely tasteless (plastic tasted better) and looked like it was sitting outside unpeeled for awhile. The mango is really over-ripen (starting to rot?) with brown parts on several of them (you can see it in the photos.The only reason I’m giving this 2 star is because fried rice was fine.
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Name: B** L****
Date: 2020-08-18 16:40:44
Rating: 5
Comment: 11/10 would reccomend. Best thai and sushi place IN THE CITY. This is my old spot. I would come here very Thursday. I live 30 min away but still make the trip from time to time. Thats how good it is. Very friendly staff too. Never to crazy busy inside, great atmosphere.

Name: A***** B****
Date: 2020-08-11 21:41:18
Rating: 5
Comment: This has to be one of, if not THE best Asian restaurants in Saint Louis. Not only is their food top notch quality and authentic, they have a very friendly staff as well as a clean and attractive dining area. Their chicken Pad Thai is my favorite, and my wife loves the Yaki Soba. You cant go wrong with anything here though. I highly recommend eating here

Name: D*** T***
Date: 2020-05-23 21:59:14
Rating: 4
Comment: Great, fresh food and good service. Sometimes its a bit warm, but thats probably due to the proximity of the kitchen. Plenty of parking. Theyre in the back of a strip mall with a lot of vacancies, but theyre always pretty busy. Their sushi is really good and priced competitively.

Name: D**** G*****
Date: 2020-03-23 18:20:26
Rating: 5
Comment: Best Thai in St. Louis. Our young kids love it as well. We go there at least once a week and make a 20 minute drive to get there. It is worth the drive!

Name: S******** R** D**********
Date: 2020-02-26 06:44:46
Rating: 5
Comment: We are regulars the past few years of this Thai cuisine.We have sampled all the appetizers, and most of the main dishes. A wide variety of menu items. Lots of mild to spicy flavors. Friendly staff and they listen to you and season the food accordingly to your spice tolerance. Nice decor. Reasonable prices. You wont be disappointed. Plenty of parking, as they are located in a rear corner of the Plaza with Aldis, across the street from the old Crestwood Mall.

Name: B*** K*****
Date: 2020-01-19 21:39:55
Rating: 5
Comment: The Zen Restaurant in Crestwood, MO, has earned plenty of awards and notoriety for its phenomenal array of Sushi and cooked Thai entrees. Its a busy, cozy, unassuming little dining spot which recently added a third room for seating and tables. The Tom Kha Soup ranks among the best anywhere and appetizers and entrees are exactly as described in the menu. Ive not yet had a Zen meal which was not simply wonderful. Its a great place! (I am not a robot and nobody paid me for this review).

Name: J***** A****
Date: 2020-01-10 00:24:02
Rating: 5
Comment: This is a go to for me and my girlfriend. Their food is always incredibly flavorful and they allow you to customize the heat/spice in every dish. They have a ton of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to choose from. Its always a great trip when we visit.

Name: M******
Date: 2019-12-24 16:39:50
Rating: 5
Comment: The food at Zen is top notch phenomenal, and the service has been exceptional each time weve visited! Ive really enjoyed their thai iced teas, dumplings, lobster pad thai, and sushi rolls. Im so looking forward to finding new favorites from their menu every time we visit. This is quickly becoming one of our go-to date night indulgences. YUM!
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Name: A** C*******
Date: 2019-12-16 16:08:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Green curry beef, super hiper yummie! Love it everytime!
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Name: D***** W***
Date: 2019-11-17 01:27:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Love Zen! Not only is the food really good, they have all kinds of options for vegetarians, gluten free people and vegans. Furthermore, the servers are great and remember us when we occasionally come in. The place is small and isnt overly nice aesthetically, but I hardly care about that when everything else is good. Oh and its very kid friendly

Name: E*** S********
Date: 2019-11-12 16:21:35
Rating: 5
Comment: This is a hidden gem! Wonderful food and service. Had a large party there and they were able to accommodate us nicely. I liked the decor too. Very nice!

Name: B****** B****
Date: 2019-11-11 02:04:09
Rating: 5
Comment: The food is always very fresh, hot and delicious every time I go there. My husband ordered the shrimp fried rice, crab Rangoon, eggrolls and I had the pad see ew. It is my favorite thing on the menu. I always add chicken and bell peppers. You can even choose you level of spice. This is definite must try in St. Louis.

Name: A***** T******* L*
Date: 2019-11-04 20:29:09
Rating: 5
Comment: I had the thai boat it was so good!! I wish it came with a small side salad though. It came with a spring role, which taste great. The portion is not the largest but I was really full because I finished all the soup hehe

Name: L*** I****
Date: 2019-10-11 23:26:30
Rating: 5
Comment: Our go to takeout every other week! Staff is very friendly and prices are nice. We love the curry puffs, potstickers, octopus salad appetizers. Tom Kha and Tom yum soup are to die for. All the curries are very flavorful! Sticky rice with mangos and Thai iced teas/ coffees are the best! Love this place, so glad Im close by!

Name: E***
Date: 2019-10-10 14:19:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Walked into the restaurant yesterday, asked if we could sit outside, the waitress sat us and confirmed we wanted our normal. Mine is a 5* Chiang Mai noodle soup with shrimp and extra cilantro. Still my top 5 favorite noodle soups in STL, and Ive eaten at nearly every Thai place in town!

Name: T****** H*****
Date: 2019-09-13 23:40:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Two words. Simply. Amazing. I came from an area that had tons of choices for Asian cuisine, didnt matter what, dime a dozen out there. I moved here a few years ago and options were pretty....bland. Then a roommate of mine said we should all go here for my birthday.I was downright surprised and amazed how good this food was. Everything from the Tom Kha soup to the Chiang Mai noodles. Seriously, very excellent place to go. Service was top notch, food was brilliant. All around perfect.

Name: D C**** (*********
Date: 2019-08-25 02:35:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Sushi Gem in South County!Came in one cold weekday evening and got fast and friendly service, fresh fish, good sushi, hot tea and delicious Thai custard dessert. All is presented with a smile and a good heart! What a breath of fresh air, unlike some more pretentious places in STL.

Name: N*** T***
Date: 2019-07-25 01:21:18
Rating: 1
Comment: I went here 1 or 2 years ago, it was amazing, and today I decided to come back.BUT, FOod was very very BLAND. Sushi was alright. Customer service was HORRIBLE: we even had to stand up and got chopsticks and napkins and bowls and whatever else OURSELVES; not even once checking in with us or refill water. I WILL NOT RETURN !!

Name: K****** K*****
Date: 2019-06-30 13:53:51
Rating: 3
Comment: I was excited to try this place. I saw it on a list of the best thai places in St. Louis. The service was the highlight. The staff was friendly, welcoming and attentive. We were served immediately. The clearly didnt have a thats my table and worked together as a team which sounds problematic but they rocked it. They were REALLY good! The food was ok. We tried the veggie egg rolls, veggie tempura and I had the stir-fry cashew. The tempura was the best but the sauce left a little to be desired. The egg rolls were average at best. The stir-fry didnt taste like fresh veggies (green beans, carrots, onion, cabbage) and they were kinda sad looking. If we go back Ill try something else.

Name: S*** H********
Date: 2019-05-05 00:33:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food. Reasonable.
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Name: A** D*****
Date: 2019-03-26 17:49:50
Rating: 5
Comment: SO GOOD. Ive had a few meals here, all on the thai side of things and they are very good. The tom yum soup was very yummy, not a clear broth (which i know isnt the norm) which is my favorite, but i dont think that should take anything away from it. Service is nice, they are attentive.

Name: S*** R****
Date: 2019-02-27 14:53:18
Rating: 5
Comment: ZEN is our go-to spot for Thai in STL. The recent expansion added some much needed elbow room for busy days. The staff is fast and friendly and the food is great. I love the tom yum noodle soup, and the papaya salad.

Name: B****** S********
Date: 2019-02-15 14:45:17
Rating: 5
Comment: My daughter is coming down from WI and Zen is always on her must eat at list. The lunch specials are fabulous with soup and cute little egg rolls. The prices are very reasonable and I have never been disappointed.

Name: J****** M****
Date: 2019-02-07 19:32:25
Rating: 5
Comment: I ordered their signature Duck Pineapple Curry, and I will definitely be back to eat there again. The food was absolutely delicious! I was dining with some vegetarian friends who love going there because they have a large variety of vegetarian options. Prices were very reasonable, and the ingredients were fresh and of good quality. My only complaint was that service was a tad slow, but I believe this was because the restaurant filled up shortly after our arrival.

Name: L***** V*********
Date: 2019-01-30 19:14:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Really good, surprisingly so. Its a small place in a strip mall you can easily miss if you arent careful. Prices are more than reasonable for the portions you get. Great lunch specials.

Name: K*** O*****
Date: 2019-01-11 20:45:19
Rating: 5
Comment: I love this restaurant. I have been here several times and I have tried something new each time and have never been disappointed. The curry puffs are amazing. I have never had to wait for a table despite going at peak hours. The servers have all been friendly and attentive every time I have gone.
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Name: P****** H*****
Date: 2019-01-06 04:37:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food. And better drinks I dont know what they do differently but their Thai ice tea is much better than what I find at other places and I already like normal Thai ice tea. They also seem to have a very good alcohol selection though I dont drink enough to have explored it much.Also the fish tank is really cool.

Name: C**** N*****
Date: 2019-01-05 18:13:31
Rating: 4
Comment: A quaint little restaurant, tucked into a non-descript strip mall. The food was above average, and they did have a wide variety of options on the menu. The service was EXCELLENT, the servers worked as a team, and we were never left wanting. The three of us who went each got a different soup, all of which were delicious. All our entrees were great as well. We ordered the drunken noodles with chicken, unagi don (japanese bbq eel), and pineapple curry duck. Ive lived in the area for many years, but just went here for the first time. I wish I would have discovered it earlier. Either way, we will definitely be visiting again!

Name: M*** A*****
Date: 2018-11-22 16:46:29
Rating: 4
Comment: Really good Thai. The Drunken Noodles were tasty. I went with level 5 spice and it was just enough heat without going overboard. I like spicy food though.We were here the night before Thanksgiving and it was fairly crowded. The reason I took a star away is because they just didnt handle it well. We waited up front for maybe 5-10 minutes with a few other groups before anyone even asked how many were in each party. Then they didnt come back again for another 5-10 minutes. The service didnt get much better once we finally did get a table. Maybe just a bad night.
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Name: I***** A*****
Date: 2018-11-17 16:15:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Wonderful food, including the sushi ... Great lunch menu as well. The curry puff appetizer is ones if my favorites ... And I love the tom yum soup. Ask for the seasoning tray to be brought to the table ... I like it a bit spicy, and their little hot seems to be a little reserved to cater to the average person ... Flavors are spot on though.
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Name: A** Z******
Date: 2018-10-28 03:07:57
Rating: 5
Comment: This is the best Thai food Ive ever had in St Louis. In an unassuming strip mall off Watson. Totally worth a longer than usual drive and/or wait. Very reasonably priced for such excellent fare.

Name: D**** J***********
Date: 2018-10-23 22:24:25
Rating: 5
Comment: One of my favorite restaurants. I remember being brought here a couple years ago and it was just a tiny hole in the wall place. Theyve since remodeled and expanded, and I believe theyve opened another location. Great to see a wonderful local restaurant doing well for themselves.

Name: I*********
Date: 2018-09-17 23:11:47
Rating: 4
Comment: I like my soup and the staff were amazing. They were great with my kids and took really good care of us. Their curry was good but on the sweeter side and I prefer savory. The main item we got was the hot pot with all sorts of fish and muscles. That is a great dish for seafood lovers.

Name: N**** K*** M*********
Date: 2018-09-17 05:36:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Always a good sign that a restaurant can produce consistently good food even on a super busy night. Just about every time Ive been here its pretty quiet, but tonight was just slammed with takeout orders and a full house. Even so, service was good, very polite as always. Food was perfect and delicious - highlights were the Curry Puff app and Pad See Ewe. Definitely a favorite spot for great food and chill atmosphere!

Name: Z*** O****
Date: 2018-09-02 00:37:14
Rating: 2
Comment: Great customer service. The Thai food is good. However the sushi is not. We ordered 4 rolls and Thai entrees for 4 people. The the sushi rolls did not look appetizing. We eat one it was ok. The other 3 had bad fish in them. They smelled bad and tasted worse. When we told our waitress, whom I believe was the owner that the rolls had bad fish. Her comment was oh I’m sorry. Then we got the bill and she charged us for the 3 rolls which all had just one piece eaten from each.

Name: J***** M
Date: 2018-08-31 23:48:20
Rating: 5
Comment: Some of the best Thai in St. Louis. Made to order at your desired level of spicy. Service is very quick, take out is super friendly and easy. One of our favorite go-to restaurants.

Name: E*** T****
Date: 2018-08-22 21:07:28
Rating: 4
Comment: The food is delicious. Best $8 lunch Ive had. Service is terrible to practically nonexistent. Expect to get a drink and your food. No how is everything, do you need a box, or would you like a refill - because you will never see your waiter after you get your food. On the bright side, some people like being left alone...

Name: A*** C****
Date: 2018-07-26 03:40:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Love, love, love this place!! Always get the Thai fresh spring roll. Try it steamed too. Its so different and amazing. The curry is great, Tom Kha soup, and lastly love the Chiang Mai noodle soup. That is just a magic in a bowl!

Name: S**
Date: 2018-07-08 22:00:36
Rating: 5
Comment: I go at least once per pay period and sometimes more. Salmon katsu, salmon curry, spicy fried rice, spicy basil, and vegetarian egg roll, are incredible. I havent even tried a 1/4 of the menu but everything I have tried has been delicious. If u get the egg rolls I highly recommend you try the plum sauce with them. its unbelievably good.

Name: J********* S*****
Date: 2018-07-01 22:51:33
Rating: 5
Comment: This place is a hidden gem. As I walked in, I told my girlfriend I bet the sushi is good, they take care to ensure the fish stays fresh! I was not disappointed. Also got the lobster pad thai, they left it flexible so you could mix or have lobster and pad thai! The special very much lived up to its name.

Name: C******* C**
Date: 2018-06-01 22:06:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Nice place to eat if you have a craving for Japanese or Thai food. The portion size is good and the staff are always friendly. It really has that family feel to the place. You can tell that they really love their home country of Thailand. Everything is made to order, so your food is hot and fresh

Name: B******* S****
Date: 2018-05-14 13:06:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Best Thai in St. Louis. Pad Thai is my personal favorite dish but everything Ive had is fresh, fast, and served with a smile. One of the hidden treasures of this place is the sushi which is amazing and so cheap. Come with the family or on a date. Its a great time.

Name: D***** L******
Date: 2018-05-13 01:15:55
Rating: 5
Comment: We love this place for sushi and their Thai specialties. My son loves the udon noodles too. They have a wide variety of foods, but everything is very fresh and made to your specifications. Great wait staff too.

Name: M***** J****
Date: 2018-05-04 23:40:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Zen has been our go-to for take out for the last 3 years now. We started going for the pineapple fried rice. I love trying new dishes there and have never been disappointed . My boyfriend gets the pad Thai almost every time. We also never have to wait long when we order take out, maybe 20 minuets at most. Love, love, love this place!

Name: J**** D*****
Date: 2018-05-04 19:25:37
Rating: 4
Comment: First time eating here; had the tempura shrimp and vegetables - great! Fast service. If you like spicy or not, you can ask for adjusted heat to your entrees.

Name: R** O*****
Date: 2018-03-29 23:09:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Love the Thai curry! My wifes was a little too spicy, #2, but mine was perfect. And they corrected my wifes dish without hesitation. Staff is very friendly and even took time to explain how the curry spices rank. Will be back!

Name: M****** H***
Date: 2018-02-24 02:54:36
Rating: 5
Comment: Very tasty!We tried the house Beef Jerky and Curry Puffs.The Beef Jerky meat was saureed with a hint of sweet, served with white cabbage and a spicy red dipping sauce.The Curry Puffs were wonderfully spiced, with a lightly sweet dipping sauce.I had the special Lobster Pad Thai, and it was simply fantastic.

Name: M****** A*******
Date: 2018-01-24 01:42:06
Rating: 5
Comment: I got a spicy tuna roll and the chicken pad Thai, and the roll came first. Roll was fantastic, each piece gave me pause as I savored. Pad Thai was great as well, spicy level 2 had me heated just the right amount. Wrapped up the meal with the pictured sticky rice with mango. Highly recommended.

Name: B******* H******
Date: 2017-12-10 02:43:40
Rating: 5
Comment: I love this place! We eat here all the time. Everything I have tried is delicious and well priced. The staff is very friendly, and the restaurant is always super clean. If youre thinking about eating here, stop thinking about it. Just do it!

Name: K**** W*******
Date: 2017-11-30 04:08:38
Rating: 5
Comment: This is an interesting jewel of a place to check out. I went here with a buddy to check it out and we both enjoyed it. Their food is delicious. Also since they serve multiple cuisines, there is a wide variety of food to choose from. The restaurant itself is quite quaint and clean. The staff took great care of us. This is a place I plan on visiting again.

Name: B**** G****
Date: 2017-11-02 18:07:08
Rating: 2
Comment: Ive been going to Zen Thai for years, and their food is usually fantastic - Service has always been so-so. Yesterday I stopped in for take out and the woman at the counter was SO rude that I left not feeling great about having gone to this one. With SO many good Thai options in the greater St. Louis region (a lot of them out west where I usually am), next time I will likely consider another one. The red chicken curry wasnt as good as it shouldve been either; sealing the deal to go out to Pad Thai St. Louis the next time I need a Thai fix for lunch. Pity....

Name: A*** B
Date: 2017-09-13 13:23:55
Rating: 5
Comment: The best Thai food around with the added bonus of sushi! The family is originally from Bangkok and serve authentic curries/soups! Great lunch special options. Service is always awesome.

Name: A** C*****
Date: 2017-09-08 17:53:26
Rating: 3
Comment: This place has good lunch specials. The food is ok, but just ok. I had the shrimp tempura roll and the Philadelphia roll, and my friend had the yellow curry with chicken. Im not a sushi snob by any means; however, a couple pieces of the shrimp tasted bad. Like BAD. And I saw like milky white discharge under one piece of salmon that had me freaked put. I just stopped with three pieces left.So that was the food. Not impressed with service either. The lady who was at the counter barely acknowledged me when I said I had a to-go order and left I assume to make it (though I showed up exactly 15 minutes from placing it as directed) and then when I asked to pay with 2 different cards, she said yes. So when I told her how much to charge the first card, she snapped just tell me which order. She snatched the receipts off the printer along with my cards and threw them onto the counter and walked off.She may have been having a bad day, and maybe they were busy making other to go orders. But this was my first experience and I doubt I shall return.
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Name: J*** E******
Date: 2017-09-02 01:04:28
Rating: 4
Comment: Food was delicious, enjoy choosing my spicy level for those dishes. BTW a four wasnt killer, just a little hotter than the regular dish. Great service, very clean, comfortable.

Name: S******** T******
Date: 2017-03-28 20:02:00
Rating: 4
Comment: I really like this restaurant. Nice staff, great food, even if Im typically unsure of what to get. The curry puffs were flaky, which I didnt expect, however. I do like the udon and soba though. Id recommend a first-timer potentially start there, unless they like lamb - in which case Id say start there as a friend ALWAYS gets that.

Name: K****** B*******
Date: 2017-01-24 15:39:14
Rating: 5
Comment: We stopped in at Zen for dinner on Saturday at about 6:30 pm. The restaurant is fairly small and hidden away in a strip mall. There were only 3 tables of customers when we arrived. We were seated in the back where an old western was playing on a tv. Our server was nice, but seemed overwhelmed trying to keep up with the number of customers.We ordered the Drunken Noodles (spicy level 3). The dish was tasty and the spice level was nice. I could have done without the pickled baby corn, but it was not a huge distraction. My biggest issue was the noodles. Im pretty sure we were served the noodles from a packet of instant Ramen. They were thin, curled, and lacked any kind of flavor.The Ramen issue aside, the rest of the meal was enjoyable, and we will be back in the future.

Name: R***** H*******
Date: 2016-10-09 01:04:48
Rating: 1
Comment: First time and only time customer. Stopped in after finding it online, was then told to order faster despite it being my first time. Ordered the pad thai and spring rolls, the pad thai is dry, very bland, not spicy, and overall just bad. In addition then my food was ready it was shoved into my hands with no have a nice day or anything. When i said have a nice day, the waitress simply turned away and went back into the kitchen.

Name: C****** M******
Date: 2016-04-23 01:41:39
Rating: 5
Comment: I went to this place for the first time for dinner. It was excellent. My husband and I both shared the Z E N roll and an entrée order of chicken spicy fried rice. Sushi is my favorite food and the sushi roll we ordered was definitely up to par on my standards. We will be back.

Name: R*****
Date: 2016-04-20 00:01:00
Rating: 1
Comment: Absolutely terrible. Ordered three different sushi rolls, and they were by far the worst sushi Ive had in St. Louis. Ive had better sushi eating at a buffet. I asked the waitress if I could substitute the leftovers for something else since it was so bad, but they declined and were not polite about it, stating that the sushi always tasted like that. Horrible. The rice was overly-sour and not fresh, and the seaweed tasted of low quality. The texture of the sushi tasted like it had been left out for a while and overall it was not fresh at all. Buffet sushi would have been fresher. Bad service, bad food. Would not go here again.

Name: T***** R********
Date: 2016-03-07 01:31:33
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite for Thai food in the area. Lots of options, but despite that I just keep ordering the curry. Casual, not usually too crowded. Plenty of great dishes without meat. We dont go there for the sushi, but that has been good every time weve tried it.

Name: w**********
Date: 2015-12-28 18:24:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Our family of five LOVES Zen. My daughter begs for to go there. Ive been to many Thai restaurants and its one of my favorites. I wish the curry sauces were a little thicker, but the flavors are excellent. My recent favorite has been the spicy basil. Yum!

Name: J******* C******
Date: 2015-04-16 23:44:01
Rating: 5
Comment: It truly is a proper Japanese/Thai fusion spot. Not too pricy, Family owned. Everything is good.. I recommend trying the Dragon roll and Panang Curry, definitely two of the best dishes in the house. the barbecue eel is also super delicious. Look out for the house specials, too.

Name: V**** B*********
Date: 2013-08-08 18:59:11
Rating: 2
Comment: I visit this place for lunch, food is good and has consistent taste.Any given day will give 5 stars for food.My problem is with the service I received.a) Moving spices to different table while in the middle of Lunch without asking.b) Spilling water on my shirt while filling my glass,no apology.., Serving lady just turned her head and walked away.c) Demanding tip when deliberately not left on table.Not expecting a 5 star service, but I demand minimum courtesy as a customer-fellow human being. Kind of feel insulted & will never visit again.

Name: S**** G**
Date: 2012-09-30 20:54:39
Rating: 4
Comment: Family Run business, Son waited on us excellent service. Made a mistake charging us for 1 on entree twice. Ordered Pad Thai & Eel & Rice, loved them both BUT The fried banana with sticky rice, Whipped cream and coconut ice cream drizzled with honey was to die for!
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