On a mission to try all the Pad Thai dishes in Charlotte, this week I was able to try that of Zen Asian Fusion in Dilworth. The great thing about Zen is the pan-Asian menu and the eclectic mix of tapas, appetizers, and main courses that few other restaurants would dare to offer.
However, when compared to Asian restaurants that offer just one national fare (Thai, Chinese, etc), Zen does have a difficult time competing with basic offerings like Pad Thai. Kudos to Zen for the large portion size which allows patrons to enjoy Pad Thai as a main course. And if you are vegetarian, all items are clearly marked with a "V" for your convenience.
If you are looking for more authentic Pad Thai, it's probably best to go to a stand-alone Siamese restaurant. But overall, the staff at Zen were very friendly and I would definitely come back and try the fusion plates they are most famous for.