Zen Asian Restaurant


Are you craving a box of General Tso's Chicken or a pint of Fried Rice? Zen Asian Restaurant is a local favorite for Chinese food in the Ozarks. While their dining room only seats about 30 people, their kitchen is always busy, as they are a favorite for takeout as people are heading to Lake of the Ozarks. Zen Asian Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is generally a family-friendly option with many mild dishes. There are vegetarian options with tofu available as a meat substitute.

A local favorite is the Springfield Style Cashew Chicken, chunks of fried chicken served on rice with an oyster sauce with cashews and green onions. This dish originated in Springfield, just a short drive south of Lake of the Ozarks, in the 1960s when immigrant and chef David Leong combined the recipes of his native China with Ozark flavors. Springfield Style Cashew Chicken is local comfort food, and the perfect carry out meal. Many people like to add a serving of Crab Rangoon to the order.

If you are picking up food on the way to the lake, they offer a carryout special. Call ahead, and they can have your food ready for you. If you are looking for food as carryout for a large group, they can take your order the day before to make sure they can have your meal hot and ready when you want it.

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5203 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, Missouri
United States

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Sunday Closed
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

(573) 302-0088

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Today's Hours

Today 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Open now

Price Range

$$ - Moderate


Joe O.


Good food, prompt and friendly waitress who knew the menu. We will definitely return.

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Joe M.


I have to admit I'm bewildered by the 4 and 5 star reviews here. We went for lunch on Saturday of last week, and it was truly disappointing. We ate from the...

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Kris R.


This was our first time here. It's a smaller place but they have a nice layout and it doesn't put off a cramped feeling. The waitress was quick and on top...

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