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Cafe Zen

438 E. Belvedere Ave. (York Rd.) Send to Phone
410-532-0022 | Order Now!
This Belvedere Square-area café offers simple, fresh, home-style cooking in a variety of Asian styles.

Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Mon.

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Cafe Zen Restaurant Review

: There are no red lanterns and gold dragons here. Café Zen's walls are Creamsicle-colored and stenciled in black with dictionary definitions and chopstick diagrams. But that's not all that's unusual. This café offers simple, fresh, home-style cooking, mostly Chinese but with curries, plus Thai and sushi in the mix as well. Order "fan tsai," billed as a healthful balance of meat and vegetables, for the full expression of the kitchen's philosophy. It'll arrive as a delicately sauced heap of crisp-tender vegetables seasoned with the meat of your choice: shrimp, chicken, beef or a combination thereof. But even standards like kung pao chicken, garlic shrimp, and double-sautéed pork exhibit the same light hand. Beer and wine are served.


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