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Zen Chinese Bistro

45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
+1 207-775-6888
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“chicken” (7 reviews)
“bok choy” (3 reviews)
“fried rice” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant acceptable given this is Portland, Maine. An adequate Chinese restaurant that probably does well given Portland but would have a difficult time succeeding in a major city. Appetizers of fair quality. Excessive breading on items such as chicken fingers. Boneless spareribs fatty and had...More

Thank Burton R
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Had dinner at this nice restaurant last evening. The food was very good with prompt, courteous friendly service. It is certainly a spot to consider when in Portland, ME

Thank jane w
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Good menu. Good service. On the whole good food. For our tastes could have been a bit spicier, especially the bean curd. Good noodles. Excellent green beans and 'moushi' pork with pancakes. Drinks; good Navy Grog and some local beers. Overall a good dining experience,...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Had been wanting to try here for a while, had a meal there with my family. Food, drinks and service all excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Jimmy H
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Wish we had found this years ago! The variety available for Celiacs is great. Food tasted just like regular Chinese food. Price was reasonable (we had fried rice with chicken) $12 for dinner portion. Food remained hot for 35 minutes as we raced back to...More

Thank ElleKotzen
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Fast service and great food. I ordered the Chef's Special of Chicken W/Bok Choy and was blown away by the taste. The ingredients are Locally Sourced.

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We craved some good Chinese for New Years Eve , Well.. that doesn't exist except in 2 really hard to get into tiny places with limited choices in Portland . When Zen opened we were quite pleased with the quality of the food . We...More

Thank MainePerfectionist
Reviewed November 12, 2016

This was my third visit to Zen. The restaurant is tucked-away on the backside of downtown adjacent to the Old Port. I went with a friend for dinner during First Friday Art Walk. It was his first visit. Because it is off the beaten path,...More

Thank James F
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice lunch, they have a lot of gluten free options. The Singapore street noodles and fried rice were great, they also have gluten free chicken wings and boneless spare ribs. I had no reaction to any of the food and it was...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We ordered take-out and brought it to our hotel. They have a large selection of gluten free dishes and it is the main reason why we chose this restaurant. Service was fast and quite reasonable in price. We had the orange chicken and the sesame...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-6888
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