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Zen Noodle Bar, famous for its ribeye pho, announces new Tampa restaurant

a plate of fried seafood with multiple sauces on top
Zen Noodles' takoyaki appetizer

Zen Noodle Bar has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Temple Terrace (8787 N 56th South). The restaurant’s growth has seen it debut new spots in Jacksonville, Gainesville, and more major Florida cities. They’ve just announced a brand new restaurant will open this spring at 3019 W Waters Ave. An official opening date is still TBA.

“Inspired by our travels, we’re bringing you the bold flavors of Asia- Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines,” wrote the Zen Noodle Bar team in an official announcement.


a plate of crab Rangoons with sauce dishes on the side
Photo via Zen Noodles Company

What do you need to try when you visit Zen Noodle? The owners recommend these 6 essential dishes:

  • Ribeye Pho
  • Bulgogi Ramen
  • Stir Fry Noodles
  • Bao Buns
  • Summer Rolls
  • Pork Rib Adobo
green tea cheesecake with whipped cream on top
green tea cheesecake served with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle

Every dish is made to order with dedication to balance, authenticity, sustainability, and inclusivity. 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.

Follow Zen Noodle Bar on its website, and Instagram for updates on an official opening timeline.


a bowl of pho with ribeye
Ribeye Pho

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