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Zen Sai

1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
+1 786-276-5339
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (36 reviews)
“fried rice” (14 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really bad service. Went on a Friday night at 9pm. One waiter was serving, was ridiculous. Didn't receive anything, except one dish at 10pm. You would think on a Friday night in Miami you would have more than one waiter. Not only that no one...More

Thank drSTP16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Louis and Genesis were so pleasant and welcoming. The food was AMAZING. We didn't know they were closing and I asked for another drink. Louis let me know he couldn't since they were closing up. I was ok with that and asked for our bill....More

Thank erikanbrooks
Jermaine J, Sales & Marketing Manager at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello erikanbrooks, We are so happy to hear about your experience with us and really appreciate the feedback. Our staff takes pride in creating memorable experiences and we hope they made your birthday a memorable one. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Food was ok, but the attitude was so and so of the staff. If they have a bad night it shouldn't show on the customer "who is always right" in this business.More

Thank Sebastian K
Chelsea H, Manager at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sebastian, At Zen Sai Restaurant, we pride ourselves on giving the best possible guest service with amazing food and I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not up to par. I would like to hear more about your experience with us. Could you...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We went to this little restaurant near Ocean Drive in South beach. Wow!! It was so good. Waiter was excellent and really nice to talk to. The food is different from what we are used to in a Japanese restaurant. The wine was half price...More

Thank Anne-Marie L
Jermaine J, Sales & Marketing Manager at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello Anne-Marie L, Thank you for taking your time to leave us your kind review. We strive to create that "WOW" experience with all our guests and to hear that we have with you is a credit to our amazing team members. Every Wednesday is...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

I had the Pork Belly and Tuna tapas. Very delicious. Great atmosphere and service. Prices are very reasonable considering quality of food. Tips are optional (Usual added for most SoBe restaurants).More

Thank sadafanChicago_IL
Jermaine J, Sales & Marketing Manager at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello sadafanChicago_IL, Thank you for your feedback. Our "Zen" atmosphere is perfect for a relaxed speakeasy dinner experience. The pork belly is personally one of my favorite dishes as well. We look forward to having you dine with us again. Kind regards, Jermaine Jordan Sales...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Zen Sai is a great venue with lovely staff who explain everything so well. 5 Star review and 5 star prices, but hay ho, you can not take it with you. We had 'small plates' which were quite a relief on an American holiday but...More

Thank AroundMike
Jermaine J, Sales & Marketing Manager at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello AroundMike, We appreciate your kind review and are happy to hear about your experience with us. Our specialty is small plates, tapas style so guests may try an array of our amazing dishes. We look forward to having you dine with us again. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Free breakfast included with are stay, however it is only continental no meat to be found. Seating for only about twenty indoors. The selections of fruit and cereals, toast and danishes ere good

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

South Beach is known for wonderful food, but Zen Sai is a prize. The pork belly sliders are melt in your mouth. Rib eye and shrimp skewers with a variety or sauces are delectable. Rock shrimp, cod, and fried rice round out the meal. Don't...More

Thank Gabpt
jermaine j, Marketing Coordinator at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hello Gabpt, We strive to provide outstanding service with high quality food and are ecstatic to hear about your experience with us. The Saki margarita and spicy rock shrimp are some of my personal favorites, so to hear you enjoyed them as well is not...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Staff were lovely. Reasonable prices especially if staying in the Essex House or Clevelander Hotels (20%) discount. The beef and pork were amazing.

Thank EnglandHensh
jermaine j, Marketing Coordinator at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Zen Sai and look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back.

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Heard such great things about Zen Sai so strolled over for a bite on a recent Sunday. Superb service but average, trendy Japanese. Expected much more interesting. Felt a bit off afterwards. Perhaps a second try for a lunch w closer scrutiny of the menu.More

Thank KaiserBrit
jermaine j, Marketing Coordinator at Zen Sai, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hello Kaiser, We take pride in our customer service and are happy to hear we provided the quality service we are known for. We are disappointed to hear your food experience was not up to the same standards. We would love another opportunity to have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 786-276-5339
Description
Zen Sai is an Asian-fusion masterpiece. It's a unique social dining experience on South Beach with small and large sharing plates of fresh seafood and Robata grilled items. Signature items at Zen Sai include Fried Bok Choy, Black Cod with Yuzu Miso Sauce, Scallion Wrapped Ribeye, Pork Belly Sliders, Robata Grilled Octopus, Miso-Mustard Glazed Sea Bass and Spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura with Serrano Aioli and Worcestershire Sauce. Zen Sai also features an extensive wine list, fine sakes and specialty cocktails to complement menu items.
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