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Zen Japanese Cuisine

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277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039-1715
+1 973-533-6828
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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New Jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I attended a birthday party at Zen Japanese Cuisine. While I am not a sushi person, everyone else was--and they remarked at the beautiful sushi platters shared family style and the freshness of the food. People said that this was one of the better sushi restaurants in the area. I had the chicken teriyaki and it was very good. Drinks... More 

Thank gunwalls007
Plainfield, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Visited Zen with a few coworkers, and couldn't ask for better place to meet. The owner waited our table and seemed to have a very friendly relationship with one of my colleagues. (who frequents the establishment) Could not have asked for a better experience. The sushi was the best I've had and their specials are definitely something i would recommend.... More 

Thank Steve S
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

best sushi in Livingston, NJ. very good service. Everything is fresh and made to order. we take out a lot from here

Thank Judith W
New Jersey
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

My family orders in from here for dinner at home on saturday nights fairly regularly, and I will have a business related lunch here every few months. The service is good, the prices are reasonable, and the food is solid. It's always good to be a sushi BYOB right next to a wine store so you can pop in and... More 

Thank Daniel D
Livingston, New Jersey
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

With Samurai sushi disappearing - we needed a new takeout place. Have found the sushi tasty and consistent. It's not cheap - but comparable to other places. Haven't eaten in the restaurant itself yet - but plan to do so.

Thank SteveofLivingston
Livingston, New Jersey
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We had being eating in this place for years, we had order take out and dine in. I'm living in area and very like Japanese food, as my family try most local Japanese restaurants available and Zen used to server best sushi as many people wrote in their review: food is excellent, fresh and portions cannot be compare to any... More 

Thank Alex_suomi
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Our two families went out to dinner together sushi was average. We asked for two separate checks. Upon paying we both gave a coupon for $10 off $50 or more or 10% off less than $50. Both families spent way over $50 when the owner brought back our receipts back we noticed she only took off 10% , should've been... More 

Thank Debbie G
West Orange, New Jersey
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I've been here at least a dozen times since I moved to the area and the food and service are consistently good and the prices are very reasonable. Definitely a good value.

Thank BethWeber
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Best sushi ever! Small place and usually crowded but worth the wait. Great service and freshest sushi and other dishes available. BYOB which is also nice. People are accommodative and provide great service. You must go and experience for yourself! 😀

Thank Dianne G
New Providence, New Jersey
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333 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Came here for lunch and got the lunchbox special. Ordered the teriyaki scallop that comes with three sumai, a bowl of rice, a California roll and miso soup. It tastes okay but the teriyaki is really on the sweet side. Based on the amount of food I got and the price I paid, I am giving the value a four... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039-1715
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-533-6828

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