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Zipangu Japanese Restaurant

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5096 N West Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2901
(559) 436-4890
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Madera, California
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We used to go to this restaurant quite a bit, and then it closed down for a while. I am happy to say it is back open in doing a very good dinner once again. Ninja roll is a must try!

Thank BBitter
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food is actually pretty good, but restaurant decor is really bad and service not much better. Feel like restaurant is not finished inside, and they have big ugly signs hanging outside. They rushed to open this without looking at the place or hiring the right people. I felt sorry for the server we had.

Thank EatoutCA
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

For those of you who ever frequented Enshino Sushi (L.A.) back in its heyday, the same Sano, Master Sushi Chef is back here in Fresno! He is the real deal & knows his trade. Variety of fish & specialties. We suggest traditional method, sit down & allow Sano to prepare for you!! We're here every weekend.

1 Thank Ibnbattuta2015
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The best food for timpanyaki. Good amount with enough for leftovers. Prices are good for what you are getting.👍

Thank Flyingflintstones
Fresno, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Miso soup was average, pot stickers soggy, bland, tasteless with no hot oil or vinegar to add. They served beer but no wine. I don't drink beer. Totally lacking any atmosphere. Place was dark, large, and empty. I won't go there again.

Thank joan l
Fresno, California
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I've been there twice since it has reopened under the original chef. Not much has changed in the decor, but the qulaity of the food is much improved. The gyoza were a little stange, but the ramen and sushi were both excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank N1590CQdavidf
Fresno, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have a young friend who thought this was a wonderful place, and since I live so close to it, I thought I'd try it. Big mistake! Terrible service, terrible food. It just pales in comparison to other Japanese restaurants in the area, and I'm surprised that it's still in business. What's funny is that it's more expensive for mediocre... More 

Thank crazytracy78
Fresno, California
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We were there on Aug 22, 2012. There were 7 of us to celebrate my daughters birthday. The waitress took 50 minutes to get us the miso soup and other 30 minutes for our fried rice, forgot our appetizers, only refilled our drinks once the 3 hours we were there. Finally brought out 5 dinners and forgot our utensils, then... More 

Thank Kris260
Fresno, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We met family there with out children and their child. Service was fast and friendly. Portions are generous and they kept our drink glasses full. On this particular evening the air conditioner was. It working and it make our visit a bit uncomfortable. Seating arrangements are crowded.

Thank Frank N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We went here on 2/18/11 to celebrate a late Valentine's day dinner per a recommendation from my sister. We've ate here about 3 years earlier and the experience was a 2 star, therefore have not been back since then. The sushi and sashimi was ok...I've had better. The seaweed salad was great. You won't be disappointed if you order this.... More 

2 Thank chao l

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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  • Address: 5096 N West Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: (559) 436-4890

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