Zen Asian Diner

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3233 West Noble Ave, Visalia, CA, USA

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Not quite up to higher standards of other Asian restaurants in the area. Dec 18, 2011
Opened in the summer of 2011 this new restaurant is owned and operated by three brothers. Two of those brothers serve as the chefs and have been in the business since 1980. They also use some of the recipes their grandmother taught them as children, in Guangdong Province, China. They have used the “zen” part of their name in the décor, using water in an indoor fountain and a wonderful mural to help the peaceful and calm feeling. The restaurant offers a very large variety of nearly 150 dishes on the menu, plus deserts. They open for lunch at 11 am and stay open through dinner til 9 pm daily. They claim that from the time you order til the food is set at your table is very quick thanks to good organization and preparation, and if you order for take-out you will be amazed at their response time.

I took a party of six to eat there to see if they are as good as the write-up they had in our local newspaper. Our order varied and included several dishes from mild to spicy and included several things we like at other Asian restaurants in our area. The mild dishes were just that, bland and nothing special. The spicy dishes were as ordered but again nothing special. Several items that we usually order at other places were found to be a little less tasty than expected. The portions on all items were not skimpy or excessive. The prices for the meal were about average for the area. The service was only so-so, we had to ask for re-fills of our soft drinks and at the end of the meal we did not receive fortune cookies until we mentioned them. Overall, the six of us felt that this would not be an addition to our restaurant list. None of the dishes had that “special” quality that would bring us back and a few were just the opposite.
A nice corner inside.
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Posted on: Dec 19, 2011
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