Zen Noodle Bar debuting in University area of Tampa

Tampa foodies rejoice! A brand new noodle bar is opening near USF Tampa, and it’s already a beloved staple of fellow college town Gainesville. Zen describes a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. At ZEN Noodle Bar, the team of chefs and servers aim to provide healthy balanced meals with fresh, quality ingredients that “guarantee your peace of mind,” according to the owners. The new ZEN Noodle Bar will open at 8787 N 56th South on January 11.

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.


​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. Ginger tofu bao buns, pork belly Bahn mi, kimchi fried rice, drunken noodles, and crispy noodle bowls are all on the menu.

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


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