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Zen Bistro and Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Wine Bar
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1301 S Joyce St Ste D9, Arlington, VA 22202-2093
+1 703-413-8887
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Rome, Italy
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a relaxing place in the courtyard next to the main mall at Pentagon City where to rest and have lunch or dinner- The place is very quiet. The menu is offering both standard comfort food and the sushi/sashimi average preparations. I tried the duck that was acceptable. Service is really very good anf the kitchen is open until... More 

Thank Fabrizio S
Stuttgart, Germany
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149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Attended a after work "Cyber Zen" social after work. Everyone enjoyed their food. The restaurant has a covered outside area and inside dining. The staff was very pleasant and service was quick. Highly recommend.

Thank Asian-Cajun-Travel
Fareham, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

There is a fairly limited menu but everything we tried was good. The square it is set in is a great location with atmosphere.

Thank krcb197
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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131 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

My wife and I recently met a friend visiting DC for a conference near Pentagon City. We wanted to meet somewhere to drink some wine, watch some football, and catch up since we hadn't seen her in five years. Zen Bistro was the perfect spot. Yes, I know it is not a sports bar, but we wanted something with a... More 

Thank Jim W
DeWitt, Michigan
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Once again I relied on staff knowing I wanted sushi. If I hadn't I would have missed a sun roll on the entree menu that was absolutely amazing and beautiful at the same time! Well done. The atmosphere is fun and energetic.

Thank LISA C
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Went with my husband and we ordered four rolls and it was so fresh and delicious. Our service was fast and friendly. I would go there again and definitely recommend it. Sitting outside was nice too and even being a distance from the restaurant the service was still very prompt.

Thank Heather r
Kansas City
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Almost a weekly happy hour hang out for the office, nice wait staff and the patio area is covered and partially shaded. Then entire area around it is nice, friendly and easy to access from the Pentagon City Metro station.

Thank Beachluvinfamily
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Convenient location in Pentagon Row amidst many stores, about ten restaurants and with easy (if confusing to first enter) parking. But, like the several other restaurants surrounding it, just very average. Zen Bistro offers traditional sushi and some particularly Korean dishes. Like it's next door neighbor and partner, Asia Bistro (which is connected inside by a wide opening), Zen Bistro... More 

Thank analytic
North, Idaho
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I was on a solo work trip and came to the Zen Bistro for an early dinner. I came in alone, with my news paper and a tad bit of Starbucks coffee. They welcomed me warmly and ensured me I could take my time and there was no rush. I ordered a sangria (which was average) and an appetizer sampler.... More 

Thank serchin4beaches
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a meal here while shopping in the area. The wine selection was more than acceptable and she found a nice Malbec to her liking. We shared an appetizer (the calamari) and each ordered an entree. The calamari itself was very tasty and well prpepared; the only issue we had is that the dish was served... More 

Thank WanderingTurtles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 S Joyce St Ste D9, Arlington, VA 22202-2093
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-413-8887

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