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Monday, January 7

Zen

Zen is a Japanese restaurant with several branches scattered in Bangkok. This one is in Central Mall, Bangna.

While I was waiting for my food they started putting these on my table

I love Japanese cuisine but I rarely go to Zen and I'm not planning to come back soon. I brunched here last week for only one thing - their crispy fried karaage. And if I ever visit again it would only be to satisfy the curiosity of dining in their mezzanine. I liked the ceiling of autumn red leaves though.


Zen has several positive reviews. But some complain that their steak arrived cold, and took too long to be served. I found what they were talking about when I came last week but didn't mind because I wasn't hungry and John Grisham is such a riveting storyteller. I did mind the fly that fluttered on the teacup. Bummer.


Zen Central Bangna is on the ground floor toward the end of the mall on your left if you get in from the main entrance. Prices are average. I paid around US$15 for a set meal and a dessert, no drinks; taxes included.

Value **  Atmosphere ***  Service ***  Food **

ABCW - Our World - Blue Monday

25 comments:

  1. i like the striped cup--is it tea, or soup?:p

    Blues

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  2. Beautiful dishware and love the arrangement...Christine

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  3. Oh my, it must have been a lovely meal. Thanks for sharing these beautiful blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Hazel.

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    1. It was, Sally, until that children's song 'shoo fly don't bother me' suddenly rang in my ears towards the end of the meal. But as far as looks go, yes, it was lovely :)

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  4. At least you enjoy the beauty of this restaurant :)

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  5. A very nice and interesting post.

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  6. The dishes are indeed beautiful! Great place to unwind with a cup of tea!

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  7. Love the cup!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  8. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Fabulous shots of this lovely place.

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  10. I'm not sure a book review counts towards the restaurants star value.

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  11. Lovely and colorful interior shots ~

    A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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  12. Oh dear - looks very "Zen-like" but I would not like a fly on my teacup either.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  13. sorry you had not such a good experience.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  14. Very colorful. I have several pretty little "fish" plates I've found at our local thrift store. The cup of tea looks inviting.

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  15. It doesn't sound like the best experience, but it did give you a post for the letter Z. Lovely place setting too.

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  16. My japanese food desires are limited to sushi and sashimi only. This looks like zen.

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  17. Hahaha may free song pa pala sis, you should have sung back and said "Don't bother me" lol. Kidding.

    Z is for...
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  18. I honestly have never had Japanese food but I've always wanted to try it. Has to be white meat chicken though, that's all I eat.

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  19. I love that teapot. Sweet Z post.

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