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Zen

Map2315 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-7070
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  • Asian Fusion
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Description:

Looking for a new favorite restaurant with an offbeat multicultural approach to tapas? Zen could be it, especially if the idea of Asian fusion appeals. The fusion occurring here explores Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Italian, and Hawaiian traditions with sashimi, kimchi, Thai basil, stir fries, spaghetti, and tempura appearing on the same menu. The vermilion-and-black dining room, offset by glowing paper Japanese lanterns, sets a sleek and stylish tone that goes well with the small plates. Some dishes are as familiar as spicy edamame and spring rolls; others are as foreign as takoyaki, which is crispy octopus puffs basically, and basa, or “lightly breaded, lemon caper sauce, furikake rice.” Tapas-style is a great way to eat, allowing diners to share, say, Asian fries of tempura sweet potatoes and wasabi shu mai and the pork belly suhi and Japanese eggplant. Dessert mixes things up, too, from fried bananas to a crème brûlée threesome. Serves dinner daily

Additional Information:

Location: Alameda-East Side
Price: $-$$
Features: Beer And Or Wine
Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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