Zen Metro

4.5
23 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
Experience Zen Metro, Birmingham’s award-winning Thai Restaurant & Bar. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, Zen Metro showcases Thai food at its best. A fusion of traditional and contemporary Thai cuisines with a host of authentic flavours and recipes. As the name suggests, ZEN Metro’s ambiance is the perfect balance of luxury with a Thai twist, making it one of the best places to eat in Birmingham.
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CM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a nice place and the staff are friendly and generally attentive but lack a bit in training. The food was generally very average with none of the dishes making me say "that's just like what you get in Thailand" which is the mark of a good, simple Thai restaurant. The Beef salad was bland.. some nice fresh salad but it lacked the zing, spiciness and freshness of a Thai salad. I ordered 2 other starters one chicken and one prawn served in hot spicy sauce. Both dishes were, apart from the meat, identical.. IE cooked in exactly the same sauce. Why didn't the server tell me that? Surely an obvious thing to point out IMO. The sauce was nice if a little heavy. The main courses were the Beef Massaman and Red Chicken Curry. Both were over-sweetened.. why can't Birmingham restaurants trust the fact their guests know what they are eating? I do not need over sweetened food because of some assumption that I can't handle the true spiciness of a traditionally cooked Thai curry. It's patronising, and worse, it tastes way, way inferior to original Thai food. Overall disappointing as I expected more from what looks like a nice, smart restaurant that seems to try hard but has lost it's Thai sense of direction somewhere.

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GC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High end Thai food. You can get Thai cheaper but you take your chances. Here your guaranteed excellent quality and flavour. Add to that great service and a really relaxed atmosphere. This place is a must!

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DP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food and atmosphere. Extremely polite and helpful staff. The level of noise, though, can be really annoying

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited zen Metro for a graduation meal and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Everyone enjoyed their meal and I especially loved the Wok Noodles. The prices weren't too expensive and they have two for one on cocktails. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and the servers are very friendly and polite. I would definitely come here again.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Went for lunch and having high expectations was not let down. Thank you.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent service even down to our waitress offered to get our other two guess glasses as they had forgotten there’s .

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NB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and drinks! The service was also particularly good. Would highly recommend. We will be back soon

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GP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed with the food as was just average in relation to other restaurants. Not value for money and I was charged a service charge for just 2 people. Overall disappointed and the restaurant was lacking something which we could not fathom out. However the waitress was very good and would have tipped her if it were not for the service charge

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E
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was a nice setting and I couldn’t fault the service of our waitress. I had a nice starter however my BF’s starter had no flavour, just spice. For main we both had the chicken with cashew nuts, however we both felt it was very bland and definitely not worth the money. The prices were closer to restaurants with a higher level of food, therefore wasn’t happy with paying the prices I did. I think working on stronger flavours would be my recommendation.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience was perfect. I will be going there again

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T
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Gluten free menu very much appreciated, and staff willing to check suitability. Great service and lovely ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu, ambience and service - has it all!

Definitely recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table great food great service!

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d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue. Really good lunch which was very reasonable. Good service. Will definitely go back soon.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment, Delicious food. Helpful and welcoming staff

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AH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time at Zen for the first time and will not be the last! The staff were amazing and the food was gorgeous, I even took my left overs home! I will definitely be going again soon x

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SM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - the wok chicken is a must. Not cheap but worth it!

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CG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Zen metro on for the first time on my birthday. The food was amazing the restaurant is beautiful and the staff were lovely and made sure myself and my partner were attended too at all times. I had a great birthday and I will definitely be coming back.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service , the waitress were attentive and friendly
Highly recommend this restaurant for best east Asian food in Birmingham

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely wonderful, catered to my spice level on certain dishes and the portion sizes are good value for money. Friendly service with a smile. For the time of evening it would have been nicer for the restaurant to be a tad darker to give it more of an ambiance.

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f
London
52 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Thai food and smart environment. Would definitely go again

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SB
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing staff. Overall amazing experience. Will definitely be back and will definitely recommend!

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DA
Kent
21 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zen Metro offered arguably the best Thai dining experience I’ve ever had. Having recently reflected in my experience at Wildwood restaurant, a mature branded chain. It was surprising to see an Independent like Zen offer everything and and more.
Zen contains an impressively lit restaurant area which is well hidden within. The centrepiece is a beautiful tree, an idea many other restaurants close by have copied.
Service is warm, smily and caring. It is quick to boot. I loved the food, it had a sense of occasion, which I love when I dine on the evenings in Birmingham city centre.
The presentation of each dish was what really impressed me. The spicy punctuations were somewhat overwhelming, but the other flavours such as coriander and satay came through to add balance.

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