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Zen Sai

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1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011 (10th Street)
+1 786-276-5339
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16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

It's not on the main track ie. Ocean beach but the food is excellent. Done in a "tasting style" to share we started with the speakeasy cocktail which was excellent then shared the prawns, jalapeno tails, sliders, crab and a mixture of other delicious tit bits which were all delicious. Well worth a visit. Helpful keen staff and nice ambience.

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Thank Robjoe123
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We stopped by to try the Japanese fusion and were pleasantly surprised. The hostess greeted us promptly and seated us quickly with a smile. James was a fantastic waiter - he knew is menu and the area. He was very professional and had a wonderful sense of humor with suggestions from the menu. The bartender, Julio, checked on us as... More 

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Thank James S
West Drayton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Very disappointing sushi roll, tasted fine but I had much better in other restaurants in the states. Nice organic chicken. Not expensive.

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Thank rona d
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Jasmin was our server and provided excellent service. Having read one other review of poor service I suspect they had a poor server as the servers working the night we dined were quite attentive as was the hostess. Food to try that we loved: Mushroom medley, seaweed salad, garbonzo spring rolls, south beach roll, and BBQ eel roll Drinks to... More 

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Thank Tish B
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Dinner at Zen Sai was yummy. Drinks took some time to come out but overall the food and service was good. Do not order the fried bok choy. Server recommends it but it is not good.

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Thank VacationManiac85
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I posted this on yelp as well, but wanted to post this here in case people check tripadvisor instead. After reading all the great reviews, I was extremely disappointed. To be fair, we had one amazing dish - a yellow tail with truffle oil. The rest of the dishes were very mediocre. The fried rice was downright bad - the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

We ate at Zen Sai over the Thanksgiving weekend as a family of four. The food was excellent, and the staff were accommodating of our children. Would happily return to this restaurant.

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Thank Jonathan G
Settle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We enjoyed a tapas evening meal here which was lovely although expensive. A really good choice of tapas and really tasty. Good service.

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Thank MD-FatDonkey
Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Stayed at Essex House 4 nights and ended each night at Zen Sai. Picture purfect food that was as good to look at as it was to eat. I ate dinner here 3 of my 4 night stay. Big shout out to Julio, Ming, and Ryan. Great combination of food, fun, and drinks. Way to go Zen Sai!!!

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Thank baindt
Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The sushi is uber fresh, ever thing I ate at Zen Sai was YUMMY! The sushi chef was funny and personable, seat at the bar for to interact with the sushi chef.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 786-276-5339
Description
Zen Sai is an Asian-fusion masterpiece. It's a unique social dining experience on South Beach with small and large sharing plates of fresh seafood and Robata grilled items.

Signature items at Zen Sai include Fried Bok Choy, Black Cod with Yuzu Miso Sauce, Scallion Wrapped Ribeye, Pork Belly Sliders, Robata Grilled Octopus, Miso-Mustard Glazed Sea Bass and Spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura with Serrano Aioli and Worcestershire Sauce.

Zen Sai also features an extensive wine list, fine sakes and specialty cocktails to complement menu items.

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