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Lunch : Monday - Saturday
Dinner : Monday - Saturday

Reservations at Zen Forrest


Reservations are recommended for parties with SIX or more guests. Walk-ins are welcomed with parties of 5 guests or fewer.

Private dining room available.  Perfect for any business need or private celebration.*  Contact us for further information.

To make a reservation, please call us. (727) 372-9545

Hours of operation:

Monday – Thursday :     11:30 – 9:00
Friday & Saturday :     11:30 – 9:30
Sunday:   Closed

Please Note:
Zen Forrest Charges for all outside FOOD and DESSERTS brought into Zen Forrest.

Cake fee is $15

Zen Forrest employs a full-time baker and we are happy to accommodate requests for special dessert orders from our baker.

Zen Forrest requires a $20 cork fee for any outside wines brought into the restaurant 

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Event Descriptions

Join us for:
A Classic American-Chinese Menu
Reservations are recommended but not needed.

Get Old-Schooled – PuPu Platter for Two (not available for take out orders)
Shrimp toast, shanghai spring rolls, spareribs, teriyaki chicken wings, pork-stuffed fried wontons, sweet and sour chicken 18.50

Egg drop Soup
Traditional egg drop soup (minus the food coloring) 4.00

Chinese-style BBQ spareribs11.00

Main Course Choices: All entrees include fresh crispy noodles and
“duck sauce” aka plum sauce, steamed rice, or fried rice

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce
A classic American-Chinese dish. Shrimp wok-tossed in our classic white wine lobster sauce, garlic, ginger, and egg ribbons 15.00

Kung Pow Chicken
Marinated chicken wok-tossed with broccoli, water chestnuts celery, and onions in Kung Pow spicy sauce topped with wok roasted peanuts 14.00

Sweet and Sour Pork
Marinated pork, battered and fried then finished with a ginger-citrus sweet and sour sauce with broccoli 14.00

Beef Chow Fun
Cantonese Ho Fun sliced marinated steak wok-tossed with wide rice noodles, bean sprouts, and scallions in a rich sauce 14.50

Guinness Bread Pudding 6.25
Blueberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake topped with a fortune cookie 7.00
Sinful Peanut Butter Pie 5.95
Coconut Panna Cotta with Fresh Fruit 5.95

Happy Father’s Day from your friends at Zen Forrest!
Sunday, June 19th
Open 12 -7 pm last seating at 6:30 pm
Children’s Menu (children 10 and under) will be available

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th

Zen Forrest Mother’s Day Lunch
Open from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

 Please call us to reserve your spot.

(727) 372-9545

Asian Wedding Soup
Little chicken and watercress meatballs in a chicken and vegetable broth with ribbons of egg and chopped fresh greens

Duck breast marinated in Plum sauce, and ginger. Then coated in
water-chestnut flour and fried until crisp. Served with an Asian slaw

Green Goddess Salad and Salmon Cake
A new version of an old-school California-style avocado dressing.  Fresh herb
& Panko-crusted salmon cake with baby greens, cucumbers, onions, and heirloom tomatoes

Murgh Makhani aka Butter Chicken
Classic Indian dish made with curry, spices, tomatoes, and a butter sauce. Served with basmati rice

Cathy’s Italian “Cookie” Cake 7.50
Apple & Crème Brulée Cheesecake 7.00
Coconut Panna Cotta with fresh fruit 5.95

Limited regular Zen Dinner menu items available
Please ask us

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Wine Dinner
With Chef Victor & Tiffany Marani

Each dish will be paired with a wine hand-picked by
Tiffany & Chef Victor

During the evening, Tiffany will lead you through a tour of each winery, the winemaker, and information about each wine.

Thursday, April 7th 630 pm
Reserve your table now and spend the evening with Chef Victor’s amazing food and Tiffany Marani’s hand-selected wines.

These wines were carefully selected from some of the
top-rated wineries.

Each wine has a rating of over 94 points
Small production

Enjoy an evening of food and wine.

Reserve today!
This event has very limited seating available.
Call: (727) 372-9545

Each course is paired with a wine

Seafood Crudo
Raw and lightly grilled seafood
(freshwater shrimp, scallops, tuna & snapper)
finished with olive oil, citrus, fresh herbs & fried shallots.

Paired with:
2018 Hartford Court Truly Rita Pinot Noir
95 Points

Duck breast marinated in plum sauce, and ginger then coated in
water-chestnut flour and fried until crisp.
Served with sticky rice infused with Chinese sweet sausage.

Paired with:
Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
97 Points

Kurobuta Pork Belly
Black Hog (Berkshire Pig) pork belly slow braised with Chinese spices. Served with heirloom grits (heirloom corn harvested from Bumpy Road Farms) and fresh watercress.

Paired with:
La Jota Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
97 Points

Xiao Long Bao – Soup Dumplings
Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) filled with foie gras, chicken, and Serrano ham served with a pear and Chinese red vinegar reduction sauce.

Paired with
Lassegue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018
94 Points

Japanese Lychee Cheesecake
Lighter texture and lightly sweet Japanese cheesecake
(Think of a cross between chiffon cake & souffle)

Paired with:
Capensis Silene 2018 Chardonnay
93 Points

To reserve your table, please contact Zen Forrest directly
(727) 372 9545
145 per person

This amount includes all 5 courses, 5 wines, sales tax & gratuity

This will be our last Wine & Dinner event at our current location
4148 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653

We hope you will join us.

Payment will be collected when you call to make your reservation

Please remember as with all our events this is a
NON-Refundable event


Valentine’s Day is Monday, February 14th, 2022
This feast is made for sharing, each course (one plate of each) will be brought out one at a time.
Champagne toast for each couple

Course 1
Love at First Bite
Oysters Tempura – oysters battered and fried, with lemon horseradish dipping sauce
Green goddess roll – sushi roll with avocado, cucumber, shrimp, and pistachio dressing
Asparagus Tart – flaky tart filled with roasted asparagus and gruyere cheese

Course 2
The Picnic
Tangerine ginger vinaigrette made with local honey. Fresh morning picked local salad greens from local “Freedom House Farms” and assorted sprouts lovingly served in a tomato basket

Course 3
The Love Nest
Shrimp, scallops, mussels, Alaskan Halibut, and crisp snow peas sautéed in a creamy lobster roasted red pepper sauce served in a crisp nest made of taro root

Course 4
Kama Sutra
Medallions of duck breast infused with spices found in the Kama Sutra (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and honey) wine-braised duck Osso Bucco. Served with sweet potato puree and watercress

Course 5
The Honeymoon
Poached pear filled with Ferrero Rocher then wrapped in walnut laced filo. Served with a local honey mousse and white & dark chocolate candies

Valentine’s Day Monday, February 14th
65.00 per person (Beverage, tax, and gratuity are not included)

This will be the last Valentine’s Event at this location. Please join us!

Please call to reserve your time. (727)372-9545

All reservations will require a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit for all customers to hold your reservation.

This will be the only menu option available during dinner service on Monday, February 14, 2022

Our special Chinese New Year Menu starts February 1, 2022, after 4:00 PM!

This menu is available for both dine-in and takeout!


Lucky Dumplings
Dumplings or Pot Stickers have been eaten during Chinese New Year for centuries because the shape resembles ancient Chinese money.  By eating dumpling’s, you will have fortune for the New Year

Seafood dumplings are filled with seasoned crab, shrimp, and dried scallop then steamed, served with ginger-red-vinegar 11.00

Spring Rolls
Although you can get spring rolls just about any time, anywhere, it has been a favorite New Year’s celebration food since the Tang dynasty (600a.d.) Spring rolls were given as gifts to family and loved ones to usher in the coming of spring which is usually right around the beginning of the New Year.

Wild Mushroom Spring Rolls
Sautéed mushrooms (shitake, porcini, oyster, and enoki) bamboo shoots and carrots rolled into spring roll shell, fried until crispy, served with caramelized onion marmalade 10.50

Main Course

Crispy Pan-fried Whole Fish
The word fish in Chinese sounds a lot like the word Abundance.  Which is what you want to have throughout the new year.

Pan-fried fresh Branzino (Mediterranean Seabass) sweet, mild and flaky, lightly seasoned and pan-fried, topped with ginger, scallions, cilantro, and Chinese celery then drizzled with a soy and sweet rice wine sauce Market Price

Crispy Whole Cornish Hen
Whole Cornish hen is brined for 36 hours in rice wine, Chinese spices, and ginger. First steamed then fried until crispy served chopped with Szechuan pepper salt 18.00

Happy Family
Classic American-Chinese Dish, what a great way to bring two cultures together to celebrate the New Year.

Happy Family
A happy union of, sliced chicken, sliced beef, jumbo shrimp, giant scallops, sliced roast pork, and mixed veggies wok-tossed in a Classic Chinese brown sauce 22.00

Longevity Noodles
Noodles have been a part of Chinese culture for over 4000 years and are symbolic of a long healthy life.  Long noodles (the longer the better) are eaten during celebrations and birthdays.

Don’t Cut Your Noodles!

Long-Life Noodles
Wok tossed Yee-Mein noodles (yellow chewy noodles) wok tossed with shrimp, chicken, and roast pork with snow peas, and bok choy in a savory brown sauce 16.00

Vanilla, red bean, green tea ice cream cake 7.00

Our special Chinese New Year Menu will be available after 4:00 PM on:

February 1, 2022
February 2, 2022
February 3, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 5, 2022

Zen Forrest
NEW YEAR’S EVE Chef Specials

Limited Amount of Chef Specials Available
Friday, December 31, 2021

Tom Yum Lobster Bisque 15.00
Creamy lobster bisque blended with Thai ingredients

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio 15.00
Ahi tuna crusted with Vietnamese spices (pho) semi-cured, sliced thin, and finished with a medley of fresh Asian herbs, olive oil, lemon juice & cracked pepper

Truffled Cauliflower Karage 12.00
Marinated cauliflower battered and fried karage style
(Japanese style of breading and deep-frying)

Finished with truffle oil and mushroom pate

Dinner salad served with a pear and walnut vinaigrette

Cognac-Soaked Filet 35.00
Cognac-soaked filet seared and finished in the oven. Topped with a caramelized shallot& cranberry Demi-glaze. Served with a creamy parsnip & potato smash
and sautéed Asparagus.

Halibut Cantonese Style 39.00
Halibut gently pan-roasted and topped with fresh scallions, cilantro and ginger then drizzled with scolding sesame oil served with jasmine rice and fresh baby greens

Wild Mushroom Risotto 28.00
Arborio rice cooked with a medley of mushrooms (porcini, shitake, oyster, king oyster, enoki) until creamy and luxurious

Dessert 10.00
Luxurious rich dolce de leche served with fresh bananas encased in a sweet pastry crust.
Topped with house-made whipped cream

Limited Chef Specials will be available

Zen Forrest will have a
VERY limited Regular Dinner Menu available.

Please contact Zen Forrest to make your reservation and pre-order your New Year Eve 2021 Dinner menu

Free Champagne toast when you preorder the full New Year’s Eve Menu

(59.00 per person (Not including beverages. Tax and gratuity will be added at the end of the meal)

Please contact Zen Forrest 727-372-9545
to make your reservation

Peking Duck 5 Course Dinner
Sunday, November 14th, 2021

One six-pound Long Island duck per two people carved tableside
by Chef Victor

Zen Forrest Garden Salad
Fresh seasonal greens served with a walnut & pear vinaigrette dressing

Peking Duck with Crepes
Indulge in crisp aromatic Peking duck skin and meat carved table-side and served with warm crepes, cucumbers, scallion slivers, and sweet & savory plum sauce

Sautéed Shredded Duck with Leek
Braising preparations will begin for the duck legs while the breast meat is shredded then sautéed with fresh leek, ginger, and shitake mushrooms, to be served with Jasmine rice

Red Braised Duck Leg
During your previous course, the duck legs were slow-cooked in a savory sauce infused with cinnamon, anise, ginger, garlic, and other spices. Served with fall root vegetables

Blood Orange & White Chocolate Tart
Sweet and tart blood orange and white chocolate tart.

By reservation only
Call today to get your reservation 727-372-9545
$49.00 per person Beverage, Tax, and Gratuity not included

Because this event fills up so fast and it will the last event at this location Zen Forrest requires a NON-REFUNDABLE pre-payment with your reservation.

The pre-payment of $25.00 per person is a non-refundable deposit that holds your reservation.

This charge will be applied on the day of the event if you do not keep your reservation or if you cancel at any time, you will be charged.

Please make sure you can attend the event before you book.

Zen Forrest will offer this event To-Go
You must call to pre-order.  (727)372-9545
Event to-go orders also require a non-refundable deposit.