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16 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HJ 0208 166 8404

((((( Malaysian
Main course: £11
Food spend: £22
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 17:00 - 02:00 Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 02:00

Great friendly service, nothing too much trouble and menu was varied and great fresh food ........ the happy hour on the cocktails was a added bonus, we will be back

Carol 18 June 2013
from london

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An exciting restaurant and bar concept, Zensai offers award-winning cocktails and natural Malaysian flavours. A glitzy yet earthy interior features a handmade crystal bar top, a gigantic mirror ball, red leather and softly-lit Vietnamese lanterns.

In the retro-chic mezzanine level dining room, guests can enjoy a diverse selection of eastern flavours from the Zensai menu. Enjoy simple, cleansing dishes like marinated sea bass fillets with Chinese greens, or the fiery ‘sizzling’ tiger prawns, or Malaysian Sambal with chillies and tamarind. Fun twists for dessert at Zensai in Camden Town include classic banana fritters smothered with syrup, or ‘Eastern Mess’ made with tropical fruit.

Showered with awards for its ground-breaking mixology and luxury cocktail mixes, Zensai in London was named Best Late Night Bar in 2010 & 2011, as well as gaining Mixologist of the Year awards. Zensai guests can enjoy one of North London’s most comprehensive spirit selections.

Moments from the cultured bustle of Camden Market, Zensai restaurant is a 2-minute walk from Camden Town Tube Station.


16 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HJ

Contact +44 2074249527
Reservations 0208 166 8404

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  • ((((( by from london

    Great friendly service, nothing too much trouble and menu was varied and great fresh food ........ the happy hour on the cocktails was a added bonus, we will be back

  • ((((* by from London, United Kingdom

    good experience booked through bookatable. Nice food and good service

  • ((((( by from London

    I came to Zensai last saturday for a friends birthday. We sat down for dinner at 8:30pm after having some fantastic cocktails in bar which is based on the lower level. The food was great and the cocktails amazing. The staff was fantastic and was very accommodating and helped us with everything we needed.

  • ((((( by from London

    Makes for a fun and very satisfying evening. Cocktail list usually entraps me into a prolonged aperitif. Having travelled in Malaysia, the authenticity of the cuisine makes for a culinary journey in itself; a great marriage of many flavours with soul warming servings. The service has always been excellent, clearly a staff that enjoy working there. And why wouldn't they? The ambiance of the place is fun. The quirky and cultivated decor feels lovingly done and the vibes always pleasing.

  • ((((* by from london

    Great authentic food, delicious cocktails, staff are friendly. There's not much not to like about this place. Its top of my list in Camden.

  • ((((( by from London

    I was in Camden on a Saturday evening with my girlfriend, she got hungry and wanted food ,so as i'm a great boyfriend i took her to a really nice restaurant instead of your normal fast food shop cause lets be honest there is a'lot in that area, anyways the restaurant was called Zensai that was reasonably priced,we went there around 7.30, they served Malaysian and Indonesian food which was really tasty and fresh, we both had a three course meal, the staff was very friendly and they told us that Zensai is also a club, so next time we will check out the club, had a great time dinning there and my girlfriend thought i was a legend.

  • ((((( by from london

    Ate there last Saturday as a table of 20 Completely faultless,really nice staff ,who really seamed to enjoy looking after was fantastic,but not reccomended for people who don't love the heat. Cocktails were the best I've had in years.

  • ((((( by from camden

    having spent several years based in singapore,i often long for the taste of the far east.I moved to camden recently and came across zensai and have dined there 3 times this year already. The food is simply amazing,a lot of camden restaurants seem to trade on the tourists,so dont try too hard,whereas the food and service in zensai is sure to keep the locals coming back time and time again

  • ((((( by from london

    a group of 12 of us ate there on saturday for a birthday. really great place with friendly staff and nice atmosphere. a few of us have been to malaysia and we all agreed that the food was truly could tell all the dishes were cooked fresh ,the aromas of lemongrass,ginger and chilli were a real treat for the senses. after dinner we had an area reserved in the bar,and happily drank our way through the extensive cocktail list and danced into the wee small hours.a great night out

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