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On the park level above bustling Adelaide Street is an oasis of peaceful lounging, smooth grooves and duck pancakes. Within the spacious interior the décor is lacquered black and polished steel, with aubergine-coloured bar stools and padded red chairs. An eight metre long glass wall looks out onto a small bamboo garden. The abundance of outdoor seating and smart, quick-stepping service make this a popular spot for workday coffees. At night resident DJs pick up the pace and the place is positively buzzing on weekends.
For starters there are the ever-popular roll-your-own duck wraps, salt and pepper cuttlefish, and chicken and prawn spring rolls with soy lime dipping sauce. For something light, there are Asian soups including tom yum with prawns and fish dumplings, and laksa with chicken, prawn or tofu. The noodles are deservedly popular, whether it's sweet char kway teow or spicy Singapore noodles. There are also curries, like the lamb rogan josh with cucumber yoghurt, and salads, such as tempura whiting fillet and wakame salad with lime and coriander mayonnaise. If you're stuck in the office, or you'd rather enjoy your Asian feast from the comfort of home, Zenbar now do takeaway and delivery too.