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Zen Palate-able?

efdee Dec 12, 2006 06:23 PM

Any recommendations for tasty food at Zen Palate? I'm not vegetarian or macrobiotic so the menu confuses me and I end up with vegetable dumplings or miso soup. TIA

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    wunderbar Dec 12, 2006 06:28 PM

    Sesame medallions... very good. And my wife eats something with pecans and loves it. Good place overall. Never disappointing.

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    1. re: wunderbar
      RGR Dec 12, 2006 07:31 PM

      Well, it definitely disappointed me the one time we tried it. Only one word, in my view, for the food at Zen Palate: horrible!!

    2. Nosher Dec 13, 2006 02:42 AM

      I'm with RGR on this one: Zen Palate isn't even on my list of options, and I live 2 blocks from the one on 9th Avenue. I think the quality is too iffy, and in general, the food is far too greasy.


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      1. foodie4life Dec 13, 2006 02:28 PM

        agree with both of you. I'm not vegeterian nor macrobiotic and I found the food at Zen Palate to be tasteless and rubbery. If I'm with a vegeterian I prefer to go to Josie's which is delicious IMHO.

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        1. re: foodie4life
          lvecch Dec 13, 2006 03:07 PM

          I agree that the food at Josie's is much better, but Zen Palate can be fun. I like Sesame Medallians and Sweet and Sour Sensation. The vegetable dumpling and curry (rice) noodle soups are good too.

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          foodlife Dec 13, 2006 03:49 PM

          I have to agree that the food at Zen Palate is not good at all. The combinations I think are kind of gross. You should try Gobo instead on 6th ave near W. 8th street. Owned by the same family members but the food is much better. Love the salt and pepper mushroom dish.

          1. a_and_w Dec 13, 2006 07:27 PM

            Try the veggie sandwich with yam fries, which is quite tasty. I also like the scallion pancake. Shredded Heaven is probably my favorite combo. As others have mentioned, Seasame Medallions are good too. Sweet and Sour Sensation is even better if you substitute garlic sauce. I also like the curry noodle soup.

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