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Zen Burger

Food: 3.253.25
Atmosphere: 2.52.5
Service: 3.253.25

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465 Lexington Avenue
New York   NY 10017
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Veg level:

Vegetarian (not especially vegan)

Menu did not indicate vegan items

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $1-$5)

Accepted Payments:

  • Visa
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  • Mastercard
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  • American Express
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  • Discover

Payment notes:

No minimum for credit card charges.


Mon-Fri 7am-11pm; Sat & Sun 10am-11pm.
Weekday breakfast served 7am-11am; weekend breakfast hours are 10am-Noon.

Delivery notes:

Zen Burger delivered.

This service is available Monday-Friday. No minimum order.


Vegan menu items include the Zen Harvest Burger, non-dairy soft serve ice cream, soups, and oatmeal. Their baked goods and other mock meats are not vegan.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on December 17, 2008.

Shared Memories of Zen Burger

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 3.253.25
Atmosphere: 2.52.5
Service: 3.253.25
  • Review by DeeNice on December 23, 2008:

  • This place was the bomb!!! If you are craving FAST FOOD, without DEATH involved, this was the place! AS good as any fast food place, but definitely healthier, due to NO FLESH. I will miss you, Zen Burger.

    The employees were top notch, polite, helpful.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by champurrado on October 3, 2008:

  • AAAGH!! What a nightmare. I would like to say that this place is a joke, but not enough time has passed for it to be funny yet. Humiliating is the best word for it. The humiliation starts when you walk in to the severely lit florescent orange and green "decor" that makes you feel like you've just stumbled into a fast food chain in Tokyo while on acid. Then the food comes and you're further shamed. For an all-vegetarian restaurant, there are only 3 vegan options on the menu—a burger, a wrap, and chili that they don't serve until the winter. If you've ever wondered if it's actually possible to have worse quality than McDonalds, it's sad to think a self-consciously "vegetarian" restaurant might have actually done it. The burger was cold and chalky on a dry bun with a few wilted pieces of iceberg lettuce thrown on top, the fries had been sitting under a heat lamp for who knows how long before we got there, and the wrap, well, I had to spit it out in a napkin (I never do that, I promise!). Everything was so pathetic and nasty that I was really depending on the vegan soft serve to heal some of my wounds, but of course the machine wasn't working that day. I honestly don't know who this place is trying to appeal to. The irony is that a place like Better Burger, which is not vegetarian, has more vegan options than this place (and of course the food at Better Burger is actually good). If you're looking for good, cheap, vegan fast food, look elsewhere!
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 11
    Service: 22
  • Review by AmyArgh on September 2, 2008:

  • I've only had the softserve here, but it's enough to make me say I'm willing to give up my first born in trade for a lifetimes supply of it.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by BankBank on May 17, 2008:

  • went here when it first opened (about 3 months ago) and was not particularly impressed. yeah, i like that it's meatless, and it's a neat concept. unfortunately, the place looks just like a mcdonalds (gross) and the food was cold and fairly bland. it's also very greasy, so don't come here expecting health food.

    i would recommend going once as a novelty.
  • Food: 22
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 22

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