Wednesday, May 2, 2018
ZenFish Poké Bar Restaurant Review - Morrisville, NC
9924 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
Regular Poké Bowl - $10.95 + $1 Extra for Zucchini Noodles
Kombucha on Tap - $5.00
The grand opening for this restaurant called ZenFish is on Saturday, May 5th, but they are currently open. There is another location in Durham, North Carolina which I have reviewed previously. When I heard on Facebook that they were opening another location closer to home, I became very excited and made plans to visit the next day. I visited today, Wednesday, around 1 pm. They are near the Park West Village center that has a movie theatre, T.J. Maxx and Target. There is limited parking in front of the building and some more parking behind. There are several other restaurants in this shopping center, so the parking lot is full during the lunch rush. Definitely carpool, if you are going with a bunch of your co-workers. Upon my arrival, I was immediately greeted by the friendly owner, Janet Lee. I think they need a "open" sign since I saw several people walk by not knowing if they were open yet. As a result, they only had a couple other customers while I was there. I checked out the menu which is the same as the Durham location, so I knew what I wanted. The staff is friendly and attentive.
Ordering is similar to Chipotle, you walk up to the bar and look at all they have to offer that day and select which foods you would like. I asked for a poké bowl and then I was asked which size. I asked for the large size, but as I sat down and looked at the menu I realized I had been given the regular size which offers three scoops of protein rather than five. I recommend ordering the regular size if you had a large breakfast or you'll be eating dinner early, otherwise I recommend the large size. The regular size is $10.95 and the large size costs $13.45. If you want zucchini noodles instead of rice, it costs $1 extra. You can also order a burrito instead, which is similar to what sushi looks like before it's cut into pieces, so it's like a sandwich. Be sure to check out the menu before you go. As shown in the photo above, I chose zucchini noodles, two scoops of salmon, one scoop of house tuna, green onion, thinly sliced cucumbers, jalanpeño, carrots, micro greens, masago, and eel sauce. Avocado is $1 extra. The girl that put my bowl together forgot to ask me which ones I wanted from part 5, crunch. I like to get wontons, furikake and sesame seeds. I hadn't noticed she forgot until I sat down to eat it. I also ordered the Homebucha Bluebird drink, but she didn't have a bottle opener, so she offered the Kombucha on tap. It was very tasty, but not as good as the Bluebird one. The owner gave me a 15% discount since she couldn't open the Bluebird bottle. I thought that was nice, especially since I was really looking forward to tasting it again. My Poké bowl was delicious and all the ingredients were fresh. They have a bench going all the way down the right side and a few tables. When it's busy, be prepared to take it to go. I recommend you give this restaurant a try soon. If you want a 10% discount, show up for their grand opening.
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