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Now and Zen

202 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5091
+1 434-971-1177
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“miso soup” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
202 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5091
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceptional sushi. Small and intimate - a nice first date option. Often packed for lunch but I've not had problems getting in for dinner.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We've been fans of Now & Zen in Charlottesville since it first opened and it continues to be one of our most favorite places to dine. The menu is interesting and diverse. At this point, we've tried almost everything they serve and have loved it...More

1  Thank Grace K
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This place had very good sushi with some Xtra large rolls that were different. Too big to be practical to eat but sure looked impressive. Good selection of Japanese beers. The parking is impossible and this was a Sunday night in winter. Just lucked out...More

Thank vwp
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We celebrated my daughter's 30th birthday at Now & Zen, and we had a wonderful night. The menu is varied with so many different types of food. We selected a number of sushi rolls, some incredible grilled cauliflower, a salmon ceviche, and a very large...More

Thank GeorgeW1111
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful niche restaurant for those who love Japanese food. We've not had an average meal yet -- all are wonderful. The ramen was loaded with great shrimp and squid. The crab salad was refreshing, simple, and one of the best dishes we've enjoyed ever.

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you need a break from the grilled burgers, french fries and tacos, treat yourself with a visit to flavor town! Tucked away off the tourist trail is a wonderful place called Now and Zen. My wife and I were in search of fresh protein...More

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Went to Now and Zen for the second time tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Fair warning, their specialty rolls are huge. Get some advice from your server about the amount of food to order. My only complaint is that some of the rolls are so large...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Last evening my wife and I and four friends dined at Now and Zen, Two of my friends had eaten there often and raved about their experience. I must say they were correct. The menu items were many and all reasonable priced. The location just...More

Thank jamespopp
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Been there many times, always great. Great sushi and I love the curry. The tea is brewed at your table.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Hands down, this is the best sushi in Charlottesville. My boyfriend and I adore sushi, but it can be expensive and unfilling. Not so at Now and Zen! Toshi, the owner and head chef, produces an amazing menus with fantastic specials and executes then PERFECTLY!...More

Thank Mandy B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Waterwoman19
Where can I park?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Mandy B | Reviewed this property |
There are many street parking options around that area, you will just have to hunt and peck. Good luck!
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Meagan O
I'm pregnant and would love a vegetarian roll! Are vegetarian/vegan rolls prepared on separate surfaces with clean knives to avoid cross contamination with raw seafood?
4 July 2016|
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Response from Mandy B | Reviewed this property |
I did not see this question until now. I have no idea. You would have to ask the staff/owner/chef. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5091
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-971-1177
  • E-mail
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