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Zen Japan

Shop 3/55 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 123456789
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Shop 3/55 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Like the idea of cushions on floor at tables. Food was terrible got `rice balls' that came out rice sandwiches with absolutely no flavour in middle. Then a plain noodle dish with rice bubbles on top. Really disappointed with this restaurant. No table service either.More

Thank Elle J
ZenJapanAdmin, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks for your review Completely flabbergasted why in 5 years your the only person that has either not understood or not liked Japanese food. Incase you've never tried Japanese food before the rice balls are called onigiri. They are the traditional dish of Japan &...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I only give one excellent review in which city in the world. Since I tried many restaurants in this area this one was my favorite! I just love this place, they have such an incredible ambiance! Really zen and unique!! Staff try to understand what...More

1  Thank Beatriz100
ZenJapanAdmin, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. It really makes us happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Zen Domo arigatou gozaimasu

Reviewed 10 April 2017

I'm not a vegan but the food was good. The servings were too small though. Beers were expensive. Loved the sit on the floor cushion style. Also, you can sit up at the bar. Not very good for those with flexibility issues, it's a small...More

Thank Eli2478
ZenJapanAdmin, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks really happy for you coming and checking it out. Yes the dishes are small. It's traditional izakaya style. But because most people in Australia are not used to eating lots of small tapas/izakaya dishes, we have made ours about 300% bigger than the average...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting this restaurant for an early dinner. Restaurant is closed although sign on the window say open from 6pm, except Monday's. Their website is also down :(More

Thank SergeBrel
ZenJapanAdmin, Manager at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi SergeBrel You must have your dates wrong as Wednesday was the 14th & we were open & half full with customers by 6:30 on Wednesday, Sorry for any inconvenience & im sure we were looking forward to seeing you to. But actually the window...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016

You simply have to try it, guys! Best in Coffs Harbour. Courteous and authentic service and choice in food and drinks. Felt transported out of Oz to another cafe in native Japan.

1  Thank Kumar S
ZenJapanAdmin, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you soo much for the kind words & we really appreciate having you at Zen

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Zen Japan is a very unique restaurant. Me being vegan myself I couldn't wait to try it but I came along with 3 very strong meat eaters. After just the first coarse we all were amazed by how tasty and fresh the food was and...More

Thank foood1999
ZenJapanAdmin, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at Zen & really glad you brought your friends to check it out. We look forward to having you visit again & will try hard to keep improving. Arigatou!!

Reviewed 27 June 2016

What a great place to eat and what delicious food! For a two person team, and a tiny restaurant, the food was delicious. These guys obviously know their stuff. They were very informative about their culture, the food and Japanese customs. What a great idea!

Thank Gillianelena
ZenJapanAdmin, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Thank you sooo much for your visit & are really happy that you enjoyed our little Izakaya. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 19 March 2016

Coffs Harbour is very lucky to have this little spot. The atmosphere and the staff really make this restaurant truly special. The food was well prepared and fresh, the owners really care about the food they serve. The all vegan menu was super tasty and...More

Thank goldcoastgurl
ZenJapan, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2016

Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience & happy to have you visit. We've been putting a lot of effort into the menu and re-organising and redecorating this past week, so hopefully will be even better next time you come

Reviewed 2 January 2016

A very compact and cosy atmosphere, sitting cross legged on cushions on the floor. Host welcomes everyone who enters and explains the process. Limited beer option but it was very authentic and delicious. Food is delicious and comes promptly. Good value for money and a...More

Thank Rob A
ZenJapan, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2016

Thanks Rob A for coming and checking us out. We really hope you enjoyed your experience. We would love to have had more beer options for you but as a sale and tapas bar, we didn't even have beer until very recently. Our limited space...More

Reviewed 29 November 2015

A friend and I chanced on this little bit of Japan and ended up enjoying the experience immensely. Traditional food and trying the different sake's all in a traditional Japanese atmosphere was unexpected. Great experience.More

Thank herbie2448
ZenJapan, Owner at Zen Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2016

I'm soo happy you took the time to try something different in coffs. & glad you enjoyed the experience. As you can imagine we have lots of fun researching all the sake that we decide to stock at Zen. Hope you found some of them...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3/55 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Coffs Harbour
  • Phone Number: +61 123456789
Description
Late Night Sake & Tapas Bar Please visit our website for more up to date informationWe don't take bookings or phone orders.The phone number above is incorect (We have no Phone) as the tripadvisor site doesnt allow for no phone numbers
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