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Zen Box Japanese Eatery - CLOSED

601 Marquette Ave Ste 204, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1703
+1 612-341-3313
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jun 2015
“thumbs down on yakisoba bento”
25 Jul 2014
“A Taste of Japan in Downtown”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Japanese
$$ - $$$
601 Marquette Ave Ste 204, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1703
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

The menu describes this as "egg noodles sautéed w/ chicken, cabbage & carrots," but the noodles didn't seem like egg noodles to me, and there was little in the way of chicken or cabbage or carrots. I lived in Japan for several years, and during...More

Thank DoraemonArlingtonVA
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This was a pleasant surprise as we were looking for a lunch spot close to Mill City Museum and this was one of the closest. I am not a fan of Japanese food but even for me the food was very good. If my wife...More

Thank dagda2
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Good food! Fun options on the menu. Had a great waiter that made dining experience awesome. Highly recommended, but come ready to try something different.

Thank Travis Z
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Simply put, this place is quick, easy, and AUTHENTIC. Zen Box is my to-go-to lunch if I need to grab something quick and get back to my desk fast.

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Located in the corner of a swanky condo building a stone's throw from the Guthrie theatre and a few blocks north of the Metrodome, it's in a prime location to suit its vast clientele. Tourists, sports fans, and downtown-dwellers alike are greeted with a friendly...More

1  Thank Minneapolite_Kristin
Reviewed 23 January 2013

They are quick and deliver "fast food" that is very healthy, hot, and delicious! I could seriously eat here for lunch every single day. :-)

Thank robinz1075
Reviewed 14 August 2012

I took Japanese friends here from out of town and they loved this place. The food was delicious. I had the curry dish and was happy that it was not spicy. And the Kara Age chicken was simply wonderful! I'd go back again and again.

Thank hippyways
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Cannot recommend this wonderful spot more highly! Great service and great food at this little gem near the Guthrie. We really love the yakisoba, the tofu skewers and the veggie gyoza. Absolutely everything we have had on weekly visits to Zen has been wonderful. Love...More

Thank Ella H
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Ate here on a Monday night. It was quiet when we arrived about 5:30 but filled up steadily. The wait staff was very friendly and the service was excellent. We are new to this style of Japanese cooking so we experimented with several dishes including...More

Thank timminn
Reviewed 18 October 2009

This place specializes in bento boxes and rice bowls. We tried the number 2 bento box which comes with crispy chicken with a mild spicy sauce on a bed of white rice. It comes with a small asian slaw and two dumplings. The price was...More

Thank pysquared
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Marquette Ave Ste 204, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1703
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-341-3313
Japanese Comfort Food in the Sky! We offer affordable and quality Japanese Comfort food in the Minneapolis skyway. Our skyway location is a 'Lunch only' place. Visit our sister restaurant, Zen Box Izakaya, on Washington Ave for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner & Late-night Specials.
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