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Zen's Kitchen

38 Waller Street | Front Lawn of Ultimate Descents New Zealand, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 22 645 3756
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“vegan burger” (5 reviews)
“tofu” (2 reviews)
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International, Street Food, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
38 Waller Street | Front Lawn of Ultimate Descents New Zealand, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

High standard of food quality and cooking, lots of their food is organic. All plant based, delicious and very good value for money. Even meat eaters love it ! Best lunch food in Murchison, make sure to get there early before it sells out.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katkatkat2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been feeding our family here while staying in Murchison as even my very non vegan kids were happy to eat everything - what a delight after all the pizzas and chips they were eating while traveling. We even ordered a Birthday cake here-carrot...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 734marcelaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have spent 2 weeks in NZ and we’ve tasted very good dishes, but today the food was incredible!! I ordered a Somosa and it came with smashed potatoes and salad. It wasn’t only the flavor, the presentation and the service was incredible. The price...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rrigante
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a little gem for Murchison locals & travellers coming through. Fantastic, fresh & delicious food at a great price. It was a one man show when we stopped here & this chap handled it all beautifully, service, presentation, taste. Myself & family were all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nic_aotearoa
Zdenek U, Owner at Zen's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your nice review.I am glad that you have enjoyed your lunch and hope see you again soon..

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped in town to refuel not expecting much. Was pleasently surprised by the little white camper that is the Zen Kitchen. Great vegan menu which is cheap especially compared to the overpriced cafes surrounding it. Very friendly man behind the bar who took a genuine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Daragh R
Zdenek U, Owner at Zen's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review!! really appreciate it and I am glad that you were happy with my service.. Save travels..

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve had a small cup of soup here once on my way south. It was very affordable (somewhere around 4 nzd) and contained noodles, fried veggies and tofu). The guy in the booth was very friendly but in a somewhat minimalistic way which I liked....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 60FK
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing spot to stop for lunch, great healthy hearty wholesome food highly recommend, best food in Murchison!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fred M
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

loved the taco's with the jack fruit... veggie burger was nice too... definitely worth a look if you're in town!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Clarker63
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We saw this nice little spot not knowing it was vegan at first but was happy to learn that its exactly that! A small vegan spot with good food - perfect for healthy refuelling on a road trip 😊🙏🏻 We had the burger which had...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sofie S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We absolutely loved what Zen had to offer. Traveling through NZ, we haven't found that many delicious vegan (and gluten-free) options. This was it!! His vegan burger (with vegan cheddar!) was delicious and the empanada actually reminded me of a real empanada from my meat-eating...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Greg H
Zdenek U, Owner at Zen's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks Guys.. glad that I made your day!! enjoy rest of your travels..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Waller Street | Front Lawn of Ultimate Descents New Zealand, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 22 645 3756
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Zen's kitchen provide delicious, nutritious vegan food made fresh with option for those with different dietary needs as well. Food is organic when possible supporting local growers and suppliers. We are highly environmentally conches using Eco products and tableware...
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