Czen

4.1
236 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Caribbean and Asian Fusion Restaurant

Trendy and Upscale Caribbean-Asian Fusion Restaurant with beautiful décor, plush designs, a deliciously creative menu and a fully stocked bar

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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What 236 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointing!!! I waited 32 minutes at a table before actually seeing a server. It took 44 minutes before I received my drink. That bill came at God speed though. I went there in particular for one of my Caribbean favorite dishes. Unfortunately I was not impressed and my cuisine lacked flavoring. My server was very nice though; when she finally appeared. Tic-Tok really tricked me into coming here. If you are a extreme fan of Caribbean flavors & favorites, maybe here isn’t wise for you.🤷🏾‍♂️

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Sherri
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place food was good great sever

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AbegaleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

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Reid
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was not good. Sushi was mushy and falling apart. Oxtail didn’t taste good. Drinks tasted superrr sweet and weird for some reason. The waiter was great, it was just the food, not worth it.

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Debbie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

While the food was very good the service could use some help. It took awhile for our server to even acknowledge us. They also weren’t too engaging, i don’t even think my server said their name. Other than that i would revisit because overall it was a good time.

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CandiceC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

They seemed quite busy and didn’t have enough staff. The wait for everything was longer than expected. However, it was all worth the wait once we got our food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for brunch to celebrate my mother’s bday, boy was this a treat!! We were welcomed with a friendly hostess who checked for vaccination status with ID confirmation and were seated immediately. We ordered drinks which were STRONG, but good - Hennycolada and Rum Punch. Appetizers were fish cakes which had a nice kicked followed by lunch - shrimp and grits and teriyaki salmon. Everything was delicious. We ended our meal with carrot cake for my mom - I do wish they would have sang HBD.

Ambiance was great, service was amazing and the playlist I need.

Thanks Czen’s !

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Empress
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we arrive late for our reservation and the kitchen close at 10:20 they still accommodated us they let us enjoy ourselves I would definitely recommend this place to any and everybody who visit New York or Brooklyn

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JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

There was a long wait for the fiod which was so so ,they don't serve coffee and drssert was not ready still on the pven we were told

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DeenaD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything I ordered was amazing! I definitely will be back for more fabulously, fantastically Czened food!! ❤️❤️

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were rude and completely unprofessional. They will not be seeing me again

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SHARONH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This is my third time dining here, and my main issue is the service is too slow. we had brunch for 5 people that lasted 3.5 hours, the wait between service was too long.
when our main dishes finally came out they were room temperature or cold.
We ordered desert as soon as our main dishes came out, but had to wait almost 1 hour for desert. Then another 45 minutes for our check. I typically do not like to be rushed when dining out, but this pace is too slow.
1 plus is the presentation of the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Was not aware there was a separate menu for brunch and dinner but everything we got was delicious

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LoganJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor, ambience and waiting staff were all good & pleasant. The food was freshly prepared and flavorful. If you’re looking for tasty and excellent alcoholic drinks, Czen lacks in that department. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant and return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

We never had a server . The manager had to end up taking our order and deliver our food

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DanielleW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Czen was amazing. The oxtail dumplings are to die for. The oxtail meal absolutely outstanding and don't get me started on the jerk chicken. It is absolutely authentic jerk chicken, it has a great kick to it and was simply amazing. The vegetables were so buttery and garlicy I fell in love and wish I could have more lol. The drinks strong and amazing, the cheesecake just everything 10/10.

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Bee123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was pleasant, beautiful, and the staff were delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Czen, pronounced as season, was a superb place to eat. The food was excellent and well flavored with great portions. Me and my sisters and some friends went on a Sunday for their brunch session. I had the tempura crab cakes and wings for an appetizer, bailey’s deluxe pancakes for my entree and the cheesecake for dessert. I could not leave there without trying the oxtail dumpling, which is a must. Soooo good! That is my ultimate favorite. Prince, the owner has such a nice demeanor. He came to our table and made sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our meals. Even though it was really busy, he didn’t mind taking several group pictures of us. He definitely knows how to multitask. Inside the restaurant is beautiful and serene. The waitress, Nala (sorry if I misspelled) was so kind and patient with us. For a table of five didn’t even have to right none of our orders down and got everything right without batting an eye. She is an excellent waitress. I really can’t wait to go back and look forward to dining there again.

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MonishaS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were great! Staff was friendly and attentive.

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GeeGee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family had a wonderful time. I would visit again. I recommend that everyone tries them out.

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LeftyW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very welcoming upon arrival. The ambiance is very clean & beautiful. The appetizers were amazing especially the oxtail dumplings, very tasty. I ordered a lychee cocktail & oxtail with white rice for my entree and wasn’t disappointed, it was a great meal. Lovely spot if your looking to enjoy a birthday outing.

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Cuisinelover123
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service and food took very long. Food was okay but we just ended up taking it home. The wait after seated to get the food took about 50 minutes.

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Mori
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The prices are really high but staff were pleasant and accommodating. Food is good! “Asian fusion” is questionable

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RenishaW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was outstanding. I will definitely come again

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Management was mediocre at best. The idea of telling paying customers that they will be removed from their table at set time because of a potential patron/ customer reservation is absurd. I wouldn’t return, the only thing that saved my night was that the majority of the food was good.

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yannicS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great but the wait on the food was long. Overall, the food, drinks and music was fantastic.

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Tree
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were short waiters but the gentleman who served our whole area did a GREAT job even under the circumstances. Enjoyed Czen

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J918sbu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall the experience was okay. The food is a bit pricey for what you get. On the night I went, there was only one server, so we waited 45mins before appetizers came out. The server did a great job juggling all the tables but by the time I got my food it was cold and slightly underwhelming. Experience would be elevated if there were more staff and quicker service.

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ArthurT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They didn't have oxtails or ribs in stock which takes 4 items to choice from off the menu. If your popular for those items then have them stocked up. The wait for the food was entirely too long..from order to first appetizer was an hour from first appetizer to entree was 40 mins. You won't be able to run a successful business with out a good foundation. This business has none, 1 server handling the front and back he was completely over worked while the hostess and floor manager did barely anything. The bartender looked like he was picked off the corner. We had the brooklyn bridge and entaglement..both filled with wild ingredients and liquors the drinks lacked memorable flavor and only tasted of hard overpoured liquor. This was a birthday date for my girl good thing she was in a decent mood other wise this place would've ruined the day. And also have some tiki tourches to keep bugs away from the guests in the outdoor seating area..how am I the main course for mosquitoes before I even get something to eat for myself.

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Pumpkinpie0323
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great well definitely come again

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BakreA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You all might have found this spot from TikTok? What a find! It’s amazing the food is great and all the service members are awesome. I’m not a robot lol, genuinely had an amazing experience all around.

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TianaL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks. The oxtail dumplings are a must have.

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JoelF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It took over an hour to be served our food. Even at a busier restaurant we previously dine at, the wait never exceeded 30 mins. The 5-spiced salmon was okay (I wouldn’t order again. It tasted unseasoned), however, the “Fro zen” drink was GREAT. To sum it up, I was really disappointed in the salmon, but the drinks were amazing.

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jamaria
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything I expected. Thanks to tiktok this where I learn about Czen.

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Meli
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We arrived on time for our reservations and the doors were not opened at 12 which is when it says on line that's when they open. A few minutes after 12 the doors opened and were seated. It was my bf and I as well as another couple who arrived right before we did outside. The waiter took our order first because we were ready and gave it to the kitchen. Quite a few people came in after us. We got our drinks right away and waited almost an hour and a half for our food. Mean while, people who were seated after us and other couple got their food first. These people who got their food first came in at least 30 minutes after of us and some even came in an hour after us. The waiter was by herself at first until another one came. She was very nice and professional, however, I could not ignore the fact that the kitchen mixed up the tickets causing the delay of our food. When I finally saw our food it was on a table next to the kitchen alongside with other customer's food. It sat there for about 5 minutes before getting to our table. I also noticed other tables who came in long after us were getting their food the same time. This is absolutely unacceptable and I highly doubt I will be returning.

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JadeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and drinks were amazing. They played great music-mostly dancehall and reggae. The decor is beautiful.

Only problem was that the service was a bit slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

By far the worst experience at a restaurant I’ve ever had. We arrive behind one person yet it took almost 10 minutes to seat us. Once we were sad, a server never came to our table, we had to flag one down. They looked extremely understaffed, there were no servers, bartenders or hostesses around even though it was a Saturday night. So we put in our order all at one time just to make sure we wouldn’t have to wait. We were sitting for 30 minutes and never even received our drinks. Our table had no utensils and no water, we were constantly trying to flag down people to help us but either they didn’t know what they were doing or just ignored us. In the end, at about 40 minutes, we received no food and no drink and no utensils so we decided to leave. Nothing about this restaurant is professional or courteous, no food could be worth having such a terrible service. We were so excited to try out the food and support a black owned business but the experience turned out so negative that I wanted to warn others. STAY AWAY!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

First off, arriving to the restaurant at first was pretty chill and ambiance and all was good but if service was not the best. It's a new restaurant so I give them grace and when things started getting frustratingly worse, the owners took ownership and tried to appease their patrons which was cool.. I respected that for sure. Food is good, drinks are ok, wait time to get your food... horrible. I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say last night was a bad night for them but the potential is there so I'll give them another try. But if my second experience is anything like the first...its going to be on to the next for me...you know the saying...fool me twice...!

Not about that life.

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StaceyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Small food portion sizes. Food Overpriced. Watery frozen drinks. If you want to be hungry after paying hundreds then go here. Waiter was very attentive. Don't go here hungry as food takes a while to come out. Food was good. Went here for the Jamaican/Chinese Fusion. Great concept and execution of flavors. Overall 3/5. Waiter saved them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. My date and I loved it.

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You can order delivery directly from Czen using the Order Online button. Czen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 462-3010.

Czen is rated 4.1 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.