The operative word here is fusion. Think neon techno bar with innovative cocktails. Expect over-the-top sushi towers with birds carved from carrots and scallop shells holding sea urchin roe on a bed of finely crushed ice. Get some sesame chicken for the kids. Balance the whole with a flaming Scorpion Bowl, topped with rum so strong they can light it on fire. It probably belongs onboard a cruise ship, so get two if it’s been a long day. Zen is an anomaly, a Kung-Fu Panda funhouse that delivers a quality culinary experience in a fashion that the entire family can afford. They cover the entire Asian spectrum from an American point of view, from steamed dumplings to teriyaki beef. —Jeff Allen
Dish (Winter 2014)
Big menu of Asian classics from Chinese, Thai, and Japanese cuisines. Full sushi bar.
Features: Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Best of Charleston winner, Non-Smoking, Catering
Hours: Lunch (Mon.-Sat.), Dinner (daily), Sun. Brunch
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat 4pm-7pm: $3 well drinks, $1 off all beer, $5 sake, sake sangria, and house wine