Sean Lin, a native of China, opened Zen Asian Fusion last month in West Ashley on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.

Before coming to Charleston for the weather and seafood, he worked in the restaurant industry in New York. He says people should try his restaurant because “people want to have a good time, good atmosphere, and good food,” and he says that’s exactly what he has to offer.

Lin researched the area to see what he could do with Zen Asian Fusion that would be different from what locals already know. He says that while prices are similar to those of his competition, customers are getting a higher quality. The menu is a fusion of Asian cuisine with everything from sushi to pad Thai.