Best Asian Food in New Port Richey

The only truly Pan Asian Restaurant and Bar in the Tampa Bay area

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Tofu Zen

Tofu steaks are lightly dusted with rice flour cubed and lightly fried. Topped with a medley of sautéed fresh vegetables, shitake, and straw mushrooms delicious savory sauce. .

Bibimbap

Bul Go Gi -Tender sirloin and rib-eye, sliced thin and marinated in our delicious sesame-soy-garlic (slightly salty) and onion & apple (slightly sweet) marinade. Served on top of brown rice. Seasonal banchan, fried egg and gochujang.

Filet Mignon Stir Fry: Szechuan

Spice rubbed Filet Mignon, sliced, wok tossed with bell peppers and onions. Finished in a Szechuan cracked peppercorn garlic sauce. Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes or rice (potatoes are recommended by the Chef) . Please choose your spice level mild, medium, Hot or Thai hot

Bul Go Gi Fried Rice:

Shaved sirloins,sesame-soy-garlic-apple marinated, wok seared and tossed in with jasmine rice, green and Spanish onions, green peas, and soybeans.

Lo Mein

Soft egg noodles and vegetables tossed and finished with crisp sprouts and scallion. Select tasty, barbecued roast pork (char siu), or chicken, or shrimp.

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Butter "Makhni" Chicken or Tofu

Butter "Makhni" Chicken or Tofu
Our signature Butter Chicken (or vegetarian option of Tofu or Paneer ) boasts a luscious texture and a symphony of spices, including garam masala, cumin, and fenugreek, creating a tantalizing melody for your taste buds. The dish is generously finished with a touch of cream and butter, infusing it with a creamy, mildly sweet undertone that complements the savory notes beautifully.

Vegetarian Tofu Zen: Savor the Bliss!

Vegetarian Tofu Zen: Savor the Bliss!
Discover vegetarian bliss at Zen, a standout in New Port Richey, FL, offering an array of Vegan and Vegetarian dishes. Try our Tofu Zen Entree—lightly fried tofu steaks paired with sautéed vegetables and savory mushrooms. This blend of textures and flavors showcases the indulgence of vegetarian cuisine, exceeding culinary expectations for an exceptional dining experience. Chef Victor's signature creation, appealing even to non-vegans, awaits your palate.

The Triton Roll: Sushi Symphony of Flavors!

The Triton Roll: Sushi Symphony of Flavors!
The Triton Roll is an exquisite and innovative sushi creation that tantalizes the taste buds with a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. This meticulously crafted roll showcases the culinary artistry of the sushi chef, combining traditional Japanese elements with a modern twist. The Triton Roll features a luscious combination of fresh tuna and creamy avocado, providing a delightful contrast between the rich, buttery texture of the avocado and the bold, flavorful notes of the tuna.

Revamped Bar, Signature Cocktails Await!

Revamped Bar, Signature Cocktails Await!
Step into our fully remodeled bar where we've expanded our drink offerings! Experience the artistry of mixology with our signature cocktails. Dive into the house favorite, The Butterfly's Kiss, or indulge in the effervescent Serenity Blossom Fizz!

Catering

Catering
Elevate any occasion with our versatile catering services! From intimate gatherings to grand events, we cater to all your needs. Click below to request our catering service and bring the finest flavors to your table. Let us make your event truly memorable with our delectable offerings.

Private Event Space and Meeting Rooms Available!

Private Event Space and Meeting Rooms Available!
Unlock a spacious, private venue for your upcoming business meeting or special event! Explore the possibilities and click below to secure our exclusive private space. Elevate your gathering with us – reserve our private room now!
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About Us

About Us
For 20 years Chef Victor and Chiara Covelli's Zen Forrest was a favorite restaurant with Tampa Bay area foodies. The highly acclaimed Zen Forrest was known for its mix of some of the best cuisine from China, Thailand, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries. Zen's amazing food along with its extensive wine list made it a local favorite.

In 2021 Chef Victor was approached by Jay Patel about creating a new concept. Thus a new partnership and the idea of Zen Kitchen & Bar was born. The concept is Fully Pan Asian which includes cuisine from East Asia and India plus Sushi. This concept would have a full liquor bar with exotic signature cocktails. Jay also thought a bigger and better venue was needed to showcase Chef Victor's skills.

The city of New Port Richey wanted an upscale restaurant for its up-and-coming and trendy downtown area. An ideal space was found but it required extensive renovation. After almost 2 years, the beautiful new Zen Kitchen & Bar was completed in September of 2023. It features a spectacular full liquor cocktail bar, a chef-hosted sushi bar, and an available private room for parties, events, and meetings. There is nothing like it on the west coast of Florida. Come experience Zen for yourself!

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We can't wait to see you! Whether you're planning a special occasion or a casual outing, we are here to accommodate your needs.

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What our customers are saying

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Great location, amazing Asian food with hint of Indian taste. Tried Sakura and Old Fashioned, both were very good. Excellent service!

Sajal J.

Sajal J.

Delicious food, amazing drinks, fun atmosphere, and great service! What more could you ask for! Chef Victor took what he already had and made it even better! New additions like the Smashburger and Butter Chicken and specialty cocktails were so good!

Amy S.

Amy S.

Love It!!! Service was Excellent, Food was Delicious and the Atmosphere was Great. Definitely going Back

Paul D.

Paul D.

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Sunday

Closed

Monday

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Friday

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Opens at 11:30 AM

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