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C$41 - C$68
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

We were having a casual family birthday party ( 10 adults and 8 children aged 1-11…..) and given the ages of the kids wanted to get take-out …… Jim advised me what to order and we got 3 large platters of various rolls , beautifully...presented , one with less spicy / cooked rolls for the kids …..plus other items such as gyoza and really delicious beef ribs . The rolls were wonderful: especially the scallop roll! Everything was ready for pick-up just after 5 as promised . My preference would be to dine-in @ Zen but in situations like this to be able to get restaurant-grade dinner as take-out is next best thing !More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2021

Returned to Zen after more than a year and found it to be as great as ever. Service friendly, attentive, and professional. We sat outside on the very nice patio. Enjoyed a nice bottle of white wine reasonably priced. Also had the shrimp wantons, caterpillar...roll, lettuce wrap, and assorted tempura. Everything was excellent and the spacing between courses meant that we were not rushed and could enjoy the entire evening.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 14, 2021 via mobile

We went for dinner on Saturday evening and have only great things to say about the service and the food. The presentation was fabulous as well.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

This restaurant turns sushi into delicious artwork. I love the sablefish, the ebi dumplings, the lobster roll, the gyoza, chirashi sushi .. and sometimes simply the sashimi.. its so fresh. This is one of my favorite places to go after a long work week. I...always feel taken care of and delighted in every way.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Great service by Christine. Average food for the price. One of the chefs did not stop feeding himself with his hands and continued preparation of food without washing his hands. Will never go back!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Delicious dumpling soup and creative rolls. Seating on the outdoor deck was very comfortable. Check before you place order, so that you will know whether the fish is raw or seared.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, very delicious food, great dish presentation, very fast service.))

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Fits a party of 8 just perfectly. We enjoyed many nicely prepared dishes such as ebi flower, beef in rice wrap, seafood buckwheat soba, yam tempura, raw spot prawns, toro and sockeye sashimi, tuna takaki salad, seaweed salad, miso soup, caterpillar roll, chopped scallop and...ikura rolls. Beautiful washrooms, very modern ambience. Great service. Lots of staff preparing the food. Underground and street parking. Nice small patio with heat lamps.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

I took a friend here because of the TripAdvisor ratings..... and ended up covering my head in shame when she insisted on paying..... for average food at outrageously high prices! An Unagi Don (bland & tasteless) in a PLASTIC box for $26 ? Are you...kidding? I don't mind paying the extra $ for food that makes my taste buds tingle and dance.... but that was not the case here.... this was one of the most BORING (and definitely the most expensive) Unagi Dons I ever had. Things don't look any brighter on the drinks menu. A slightly above average Aperol Spritz for $12 plus taxes? Does living in West Van make you immune to being ripped off? Did the service remedy the situation and measure up to the steep prices? Unfortunately NOT. Needless to say, I won't be back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is second to none in service and food. When you enter, you are greeted by friendly chefs and a super hostess. The menu is great. Ebi dumplings are to die for. I never had anything like these. The sauce is superb Everything is...made fresh as you order. The prawn tempura is the best that you will find anywhere in the lower mainland. The Gyoza are also outstanding. The Dungeness crab rolls are superb as are the dynamite rolls. Perfect flovoring and lots of crab and prawn filling The service is absolutely outstanding always. Lauren is phenomenal. She remembers everything that you ever had before, recommends dishes and is sooo efficient, not to mention her fantastic homemade desserts. This is a must for West Van and the lower mainland. Worth the drive over the bridge.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Food is fine. Accidentally ordered from here and spent TWICE what others in the neighbourhood charge for the same food. Try Kin or Dakishi sushi (within a block) for the same quality at half price.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be introduced to Zen by a local friend who was quite familiar with the place. Our group of 3 started with their amazing lemon ginger martinis (and then had another!) before moving into the food. We ordered all the dishes...to share, some based on recommendations and others we randomly picked off the menu because they sounded interesting. In all we had 7 dishes (crunchy beef, oscar roll, hamachi peak, gyoza, speckled scallop, shrooms, and spicy chicken rolls) topped off with desert. All of it was wonderful and I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite (although we did order 2 plates of Oscar rolls, if that tells you something). The quality was excellent and our service by Katie was perfect. The only downside was that I found it a tad expensive: including the drinks and taxes (before tip) the meal for the 3 of us was $250. But I would go back in a heartbeat!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I like this restaurant because it has something for everyone. Simple sushi for some, more adventurous choices for others and lots of non-raw options for the more picky of eaters. I enjoy the outdoor seating and the friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible meal! We had good service and the sushi was awesome. Small interior so booking would be recommended. Great views out onto the ocean.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

This was an unexpected gem, food wise. Interesting menu items executed extremely well. Certainly a cut above even a very good sushi joint. The decor, service, and prices are a little too West Van for my liking but the fish was fresh, the staff very...pleasant and attentive, and the four of us left happy.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Yes, Zen Japanese Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Zen Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5