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About ZEN Noodles Company

At ZEN Noodles Company, we believe in the power of flavor and authenticity. Our menu features a unique fusion of pan-asian flavors, as well as traditional dishes from each culture. Each dish is crafted with love and care to ensure that every bite is as delicious as the last. 

We opened our first location in Gainesville, FL in 2022 and since then, our business has grown, opening our second location in Tampa, FL with plans to open 2 new locations by the end of 2023. Stop by and experience the flavors of ZEN Noodles Company today!

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OUR Principles

Honoring our roots

Balance

We choose fresh, quality ingredients for the balance of flavors and nutrition.

Authenticity

We pay homage to our heritage by sharing the authentic taste of home.

Food Sustainability

We do our best to limit food waste - our veggie scraps give our broths a depth of flavor! 

Inclusivity

ZEN is a safe space for both staff and customers - a zen space if you will).

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THE TEAM

 CEO & Founder

HUNG NGUYEN

Original creator of Taste in Gainesville LLC  and ZEN Asian Eats LLC, Hung is a natural entrepreneur, leader, and culinary master with a ​Bachelors in Food and Health Science from the University of Florida. He takes inspiration from his travels around the world and loves the challenge of learning and creating new recipes.


With over 18 years of experience owning and operating in the restaurant industry, Hung has a passion for creating quality food based on the principles of: balance, authenticity, sustainability, and inclusivity. 

MANAGING PARTNERS

Clarissa Zaide, Keeshia Escobar, & Miranda Stark

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Our 
Journey

2022

Gainesville, FL

34th & Archer

Formerly known as Taste Pho & Noodle House,

ZEN Noodle Bar Gainesville (34th) was born. Established in 2022, our team renovated and reinvented a quick service for quality asian food for the community! Located conveniently on the corner of 34th & Archer. 

2023

TAMPA

Temple Terrace

With the success of our initial store, ZEN was asked to open a new location in Tampa (Temple Terrace). Minutes from USF campus,  Busch Gardens, the casino & more. Since it's opening we've received a 4.7 rating with over 100+ reviews!

Summer 2023

Gainesville Downtown

Coming Soon, ZEN will be opening a location in Downtown Gainesville  with an abridged menu with bar seating. Steps away from the Hippodrome Theater!

Coming Soon 2023

Jonesville 

Expanding to the Jonesville area, we are excited to bring a full service restaurant to our neighbors!

I've been so excited to try this place and it exceeded expectations! Dumplings, zen ramen, and chicken bang bang bowl were all so yummy and fresh.
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