Permanently Closed - Zend Conscious Lounge

4.1
38 reviews
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Vegan
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Zend Conscious Lounge is an organic plant-based eatery in downtown Vancouver. No gluten, no dairy; only the healthiest of ingredients to have you operating at your peak - mind, body and soul. We're also Canada's first kava kava bar - a root that relaxes, revives and opens space for peace in your life. Come down to Zend Lounge and try something new!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vegan, Vegetarian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of Operation
Wed, Thu 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Fri–Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(778) 874-0605
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Davie and Mainland
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#6 #23 #16 #10
Additional
Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
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4.2
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4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
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AL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

this establishment was closed for business, and therefore we could not attend the reservation. very disappointing.

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NN
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Showed up and the place was shut down. It would be nice if Open Table deleted businesses that no longer exists. Luckily we were able to get a table across the street at the Distillery before our flight.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I made a reservation but the restaurant wasn't open.

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RD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Frustrating to be able to make a reservation on-line in the morning and then turn up to see hand-written notices that the restaurant will be shut for a few days. Why not turn off the OpenTable bookings?

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Can’t really provide a review.... even though we had reservations the restaurant was randomly closed.

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food is amazing.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were trying this restaurant for the first time. Being that two people in our party were vegan we thought it would be a good choice.
Best tacos I've ever had. The drinks were unusual but very tasty. I did not have the burger but it was rated highly by a couple of our guests.
Service was excellent. Overall a great experience. We are definitely going back for more of these tacos and to try .pretty dishes.

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N
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was very impressed with the service! Very kind and helpful staff, explained everything very thoroughly. Flavours were absolutely delicious! Overall a very great evening!

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were unexpectedly in Vancouver due to a missed flight connection so we looked up best vegan food in Vancouver Zend did not disappoint The food was amazing - even for my not so vegan husband. The waitress was super nice and very knowledgeable Loved the ambiance And the waitress also told us about the owner and how he had beat cancer with a vegan diet and how he wanted to spread the word. I would highly recommend this to anyone - vegan or not.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

The food was really good but the restaurant was horribly pretentious. You could only get a carafe of coffee with 2-3 cups, not a single serve. The servers were really over-the-top with their descriptions of the food, and we got an earful about the vaguely spiritual qualities of some medicinal beverage they sell onsite.

If the food was a bit cheaper and the vibe was a lot chiller I would love this place, but alas, it's very Yaletown.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great meal. Service was excellent. Cheese plate was wonderful. Surprized by how amazing the vegan cheeses were. Not a fan of tofu cheeses served at vegan restaurants but their cashew based cheeses were absolutely delicious. Buckwheat pancakes were amazing as well with the Coconut whip and blueberry/cashew toppings. We'll definitely go back!

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CC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Restaurant had run out of numerous items on the menu and had had to exchange some on many dishes. Overall a miss.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Each of the 3 times I've been to Zend, I continue to be more and more impressed. This restaurant makes the most delicious and healthy raw-vegan food. Their inventive menu combined with the non-alcoholic drink menu which incorporates their special Zend kava blend make this a truly unique dining experience unlike any you'll find elsewhere. As someone who isn't remotely close to being a vegetarian or vegan, I've never felt I was missing out for taste, texture, or a filling meal while sampling their delectable foods. My personal recommendation is the "Kelp yourself pasta"...the rich and creamy sauce on the kelp noodles (which are at least equally as good as any regular noodles) is truly a taste sensation. Their food combined with their consistently personable and excellent service make this restaurant a must-dine experience for everyone.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I love eating healthy, yummy food at Zend!

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an incredible healthy secret with a ZEN-D vibe right in Yaletown! This meal was incredible, delicious, savoury and vegetarian/vegan! Surprised our souls and tastebuds. We will be back after the tacos, the pasta, soups, plates and the mushrooms/sauerkraut. Took more to go! Highly recommend and plan on making this a weekly routine!

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EL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Someone made me watch a documentary about eating meat and now this is the only place i want to eat.

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C
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great, we shared a bunch of plates so we could try it all and in the end we couldn’t decide which was our favourite. They had run out of the elixir which we were all really looking forward to try so that was a bummer since it did feel like we didn’t have something to celebrate with and cheer because they don’t serve alcohol so we did feel we missed some sort of mocktail or celebratory drink. Oh and the kitchen closes pretty early so we ended up having to continue our celebration somewhere else
The servers were extremely friendly too

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

i had never been and was meeting my blind date and we ended up being there for almost 4 hours. pleasant service, yummy menu and a great evening. so, give it a go!

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JH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was interesting, healthy and delicious, the service friendly and knowledgable, and the place is non-profit! Doesn't get much better than that.

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time we've been there, and it didn't disappoint. Little pricey, if you're a foodie like me, but well worth it. The food is well presented and very tasty. Try it, even if you're a meat eater, you may be pleasantly surprised. And, I love the kombucha on tap.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the smoothies & the tacos. Congrats on your lovely space in the heart of Yaletown.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Unique food. Nice cocktails. Lovely staff. Decor and layout is odd but intimate. Great experience.

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j
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I had high expectations for the food but both the quantity and flavours were not exceptional. I have made similar dishes at home that I thought tasted better...and I am not a plant-based diet connoisseur.. The servers were nice. Price is high for the food though. Maybe that's why I had high expectations. Kelp noodles were $16. I would recreate the same dish at home for a fraction of the price. Of course there are other costs required to run a restaurant business. But pricing has to be reasonable. For a tiny plate of kelp noodles (mixed with sauce and nothing else), that is really expensive. They also didn't have avocado for their avocado toast and offered to replace with cucumber. That was disappointing.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This is a wonderful vegan restaurant that could benefit from a liquor license but the food itself is very creative and delicious.

The music was all over the map and the lights could probably be dimmed to improve the atmosphere but I'll definitely be back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food! We wanted a quiet space with healthy vegetarian food - and we found it!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was just as good as our previous visit but the lady server wasn't anywhere near as helpful as last time with regards to helping me figure out what I could eat as I have a severe allergy to allium (onions, garlic and related). She wanted me to say what I'd like but that always results in the server going back & forth to the chef: better for the chef to be asked which dishes can be made without allium, especially when she later said that most of the savoury dishes contained allium!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am vegetarian but my husband is an open-minded omnivore and we both thoroughly enjoyed the food and beverages. The server and chef were very helpful and accommodating with regards to my food allergy (allium). The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly whilst not being too overly attentive. Do try at least one cocktail and the Zend elixir shooter but savour every sip!

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l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quite simply, Zend is the best vegan restaurant in Vancouver. Even the most skeptical carnivore has enjoyed when I bring them and I absolutely love the whole menu.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great and exiting food in a cosy restaurant. Staff are friendly and know their menu. It was my second visit and definately not my last.

/Happy customer

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and knowledge of the menu by our server Nicole.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Their special tea is awesome! We all feel calmer and more relaxing after.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tasty, interesting, food, delivered with a smile, in a light, progressive ambiance.
A nice contrast to the factory restos across the street.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommend the tacos and the chocolate dessert. Excellent healthy food!!!

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c
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My 4th visit and my husband's first. I was so excited to share the experience with him, and super excited he loved it. Its a relaxed atmosphere and I always feel grounded. Vegan food at its best!!! Also, 100% of their profit go to charity.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was excellent and so was the service, the space was comfortable but very casual. Would recommend for vegetarian/vegan friends looking for a casual hangout with delicious, healthy eats. One potentially important caveat: there is no alcohol served

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p
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is THE BEST!! Incredible food, loveliest staff, and such a good atmosphere. The kava kava drink they have was amazing too.. never tried it before, but it made me so relaxed. We can't wait to come back to and try more of the food. Paradise for vegans and conscious folk alike!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is amazing place with amazing food, very nice people and atmosphere super service.

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p
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This is no by means a negative review. Just wanted to explain why we can't review the restaurant for the following circumstances.

We chose to go to Zend as we have 1 member of our family who is celiac and another member is vegan. However, we were not able to proceed with the reservation as the establishment was not open...somehow, we received a phone call immediately following the reservation that they were not open.

Although we appreciate being notified via a phone call, we did not understand why the system was not set up to make this information public. It was Family Day holiday...and we all do not live in the same house, not even near Yaletown. Had we all driven down, searched for parking only to be surprised that we did not really have a secured reservation.

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