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Zen Japanese Restaurant

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2232 Marine Dr | Ste 101, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 1K4, Canada (22nd Street)
+1 604-925-0667
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:15
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Palm Springs, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Say what you will about Tojo's and the Nobu restaurant chain, this place is simply the best around. I travel a lot. I have had the great fortune to visit Japan over 25 times. My review recomndation is, that you visit Zen and try this... don't order. Just let the sushi chef take care of you. Nobu (chef, not the... More 

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Thank golfstar2015
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant back in January for Dine out. Food is excellent and very impressed with the creativity of its menu - even though it is just for dine out. Space is a bit crowded though. The tables at the middle section of the restaurant are so closed to each other where there is almost no privacy. Service was alright.... More 

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Thank ms_annonymous
West Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zen is a special restaurant but not so special that it should garner such high prices. I think that there are better sushi options in West Vancouver - like Bene

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Thank BeezerFamily
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Zen back in Jan whilst in holidays from Australia. I am a sushi nut. I am a food nut but Japanese is my favorite. Eaten all over the world and would easily say the 4 times we dined were in our top 10 Japanese dining experiences. The service was incredibly on point. Our server was very prompt with... More 

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Thank KerwinR
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zen Chef Nobu studied with Chef Tojo of Tojo's before leaving to write video games. When he returned he still remembered most of what he'd learned. This is without question the best sushi on the North Shore and among the best restaurants of any kind on this side of the bridge(s).

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Thank paulbeserene
Coquitlam, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It has been a few years since eating here and it is still a good as I remember. I recommend the oysters motokaki if you never tried them. Tuna tetaki was great as where the mushrooms. The food is alway well presented and Fresh. It maybe a bit more expensive than the places where you smell the fish walking in... More 

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Thank howardtduck
Vancouver
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We throughly enjoyed the food and champagne. Everything they do there is great except the price. Plan on paying 2 - 3 times as much as you usually do for sushi and getting smaller portions. I left hungry, probably won't go back...

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Thank Clay67
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Tried Zen during "Dine Out Vancouver" and it was a wonderful experience. The place was crowded with a line of waiting patrons but the service was attentive, exceptional and highly professional. We enjoyed the set menu and the food was excellently prepared and presented. The sushi assortment was impressive and really good. The Japanese custard with tempura asparagus and seafood... More 

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Thank leightayl0r
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food and very kind and speedy service. Start to finish was a great experience even with a 3 yo. The food was some of the best Japanese food I have had. World class Zen well done.

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Thank KerwinR
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Love Zen - always a fabulous selection of fresh, creative dishes with a vast selection to delight anyone's taste! From sushi to cooked seafood dishes to wonderful cocktails, Zen is a casual, delightful and delicious experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:15
Thursday
12:00 - 21:15
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2232 Marine Dr | Ste 101, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 1K4, Canada
    (22nd Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  West Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-925-0667
Description
The term “edible art” is an appropriate way of describing Zen’s menu. Inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, the inventive menu is heavily influenced by the abundance of wonderful West Coast seafood and produce. The premium is on quality, with the best offerings from Japan being served daily. Sushi and Sashimi creations are staples, but Zen has something special for any and all diners including a selection of highly innovative tempura, teppanyaki, and delicious robata (Japanese barbecue) highlighted by chicken yakitori, garlic short ribs, and simply grilled fresh fish. Adventurous diners can choose “omakase” and have our master chef put together the day’s finest selections. Zen’s knowledgeable staff will assist you in choosing the perfect beverage to accompany your meal from an unparalleled inventory of premium sake and specialized beer and wine lists. Zen is also a perfect venue for social and business gatherings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?