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Zen Bistro - Millbrae

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420 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030
+1 650-697-9988
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Thu - Tue 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Came with the family last week as other people I know love this place. I found it to be okay. A lot of different sushi rolls on the menu to choose from. We went and they had all rolls 50% off, I think this is all the time but not sure. I may try it again to see if its... More 

Thank myab672016
Millbrae, California
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This place has the best sushi in Millbrae. Fresh and good quality sushi. I love ordering their maguro toro and hamachi toro. Their fresh uni is so delicious! Huge and sweet that melts-in-your-mouth delish! It's reasonable, too! Order the live uni not rolls. At times the service is slow and that's what stop us from coming here. Other than that,... More 

Thank Rowena L
Westwood, Massachusetts
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250 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Upscale restaurant. There is parking on the street on in a small parking lot. We went on a Wednesday night, the wait staff was friendly and accommodating. We tried the tempura, sushi, gyoza and sashimi. It was all excellent and my mother who is very picky eater, loved it.

Thank swansfromBoston
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had lunch here and order a ramen. It was very average and the soup was spicy hot when it shouldn't be. It was explained to have been modified for California taste. The only reason that I could think of is to disguise the real taste. I have ordered the same (at least the same name) elsewhere and it's not like... More 

Thank TeddyBTraveller
Bonita Springs, Florida
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were in town for a few nights and wanted to walk to a restaurant. While there are tons of asian restaurants in Millbrae, this one has the nicest atmosphere so were extremely pleased that the food was even better. We normally take a few pictures, but it looked so good we dove right in. We had the special duck... More 

Thank marionleem
Millbrae, California
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Zen Bistro's fish are swimming in the fish tank when you arrive--can't get any fresher. The food is freshly prepared with a deft and delicate hand so the essence of the food's flavor comes through. We've been there for a delicious Dim Sum lunch, and also for a full 10 course banquet, and always we've been impressed with the food.... More 

Thank Janet F
Paso Robles, CA
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419 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The Happy Hour menu at Zen Bistro was a real treat for us. An excellent assortment of dishes and beverages at very competitive prices -- and delicious too! Their regular menu is extensive - - - we look forward to returning and trying some other options.

Thank paso57
Redwood City, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

My son took me to Zen Bistro for my birthday and I was so pleasantly surprised. It had a lovely, quiet, Zen-like atmosphere. He had the beef sukiyaki and I had a pan-fried noodles. We also shared a sushi roll. My son definitely enjoyed his meal and I enjoyed my pan-fried noodles which was topped wth 2 delicious shrimp, lots... More 

Thank Fran G
San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was craving for a Japanese meal after work so the boyfriend took me to Millbrae. From the outside, the place looks tiny but it's not. Luckily there was no wait/no long lines that Friday night. We were seated immediately since there's only the two of us. We ordered the duck breast (this one's yummy) , some unagi, sashimi and... More 

Thank BPenuliar2015
Millbrae, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place is awesome. Fresh food, good prices and always great service.We come for dinner at least once a week -- its that good.

Thank Imelda V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: +1 650-697-9988

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