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Zen Box Izakaya

) #97 of 1,458 Restaurants in Minneapolis $$ - $$$ Japanese, Asian,
602 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1115
+1 612-332-3936
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ramen” (37 reviews)
“edamame” (7 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
All hours
Japanese, Asian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
602 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1115
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Zen Box because of their great happy hour and proximity to the River, Stone Arch Bridge, Mill City Museum, and Guthrie Theater. They have a wide variety so you can get a glass of wine, sake, or beer and then pair it with...More

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Foods are so Tasteful. Tonkutsu Ramen, Chicken Yakisoba, Zenbox Wings. Kimchi Ramen and Gyu Motsu Nikomi.

Thank M7147ZVianp
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The food was wonderful--filling ramen and great vegetable plates that were both tasty and well portioned. The cocktails were special and complemented the food nicely. Great service!

Thank Vivgoesvroom
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were seated and got the drinks / food very fast. The food - we ordered zen chicken wings (these came burnt 👎), tuna poke (it was ok, not great quality tuna), short ribs (ok) and takoyaki (also came burnt 👎) Noise level - I...More

Thank J20ELA111
Reviewed 29 April 2017

1-page lunch menu offered a good selection, from sashimi & ramen, to donburi & yakisoba. Dinner menu had more yakitori choices. Picked the bento chicken teriyaki since it was like a combo/sampler plate. The box had generous portions. The julienne cabbage was served with ginger...More

Thank Lapster2011
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Was brought here by friends who live in the neighbourhood. It is a popular restaurant at which one likely needs reservations; reservations are certainly necessary if you want a table by the window. The food was wonderful. Very tasty, well-prepared, and reasonable-sized portions. The waitstaff...More

Thank RAKlein
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I came here for dinner on a frosty March night. We were a group of 3 and sat at the high bar. We ordered flame-seared salmon as an appetizer and I had the calamari for dinner with Surly on draft. Delicious and I think you...More

Thank Scott319
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic. Wait service was exceptional. Our waiter was more than happy to answer all of our questions. He spent a good amount of time with us and was attentive throughout the evening. The Avocado Dip is highly recommended and you can't go wrong...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 20 February 2017

While visiting my daughter and son in law, I took them to their favorite restaurant, Zen Box Izakaya. The place was hopping! People waited for tables to open and those seated were eating and enjoying their dinners. We had excellent service and food recommendations for...More

Thank Karenmtthw
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We only have the Ramen at Zen Box and it's always delicious. The menu is large and there are other noodle dishes as well as stir fry entrees and lots of starters. There's ice cream for dessert and a large beer, wine and cocktail menu....More

Thank HappyTraveler109
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1115
    (Portland Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Transit Lightrail: Metrodome Station. Metro Transit Bus No. 7 & 22
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-332-3936
  • E-mail
Twin Cities' Izakaya Pioneer - Zen Box Izakaya. We are devoted to the pleasures of Craft Ramen & Japanese comfort food. Zen Box Izakaya is THE place for 'Good Food, Good Drinks and Good Company'.
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