Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.7
113 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Zen Japanese Restaurant is aiming for the preservation of the traditional culture of Japanese cuisine, which gives the best impression of the cuisine to the patron while being loved by them.

Recently, so called Japanese restaurants crowd the streets we live on. However, many of these places have no knowledge of Japanese history, culture, or cuisine and they focus more on making a profit. We, proudly being Japanese, believe strongly that running a Japanese business requires having an understanding of the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 113 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LuciaF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was yummy but for the price it was really nothing special. For Omakase there are other restaurants that do it better with more unique and high-quality seafood. There was a little interaction between the chef in the customers almost 0 interaction other than giving the sushi to us.

We were finished the meal within 40 minutes. To pay roughly $300 for under one hour seemed very rushed and the food and ambience and service she didn’t have total to that much.

Doesn’t include any desserts or appetizers as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Fantastic food and service.

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I recently went to Zen Restaurant in Markham for dinner and my boyfriend and we enjoyed the chef's menu. The quality of ingredients used was of the highest standard and very fresh. Also, the servers were very attentive. Overall it was a wonderful dining experience.

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EricL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Japanese restaurants in GTA. Expensive but get the quality worth.

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vipDesmondC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi as usual...seiichi sensei always deliveres the best to their customer. That's why I keep coming back for the past 20 years (from Eglinton to now Markham location) and still one of my favourite sushi place in GTA. Definitely recommended.

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GaryL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That's our most favourable Japanese restaurant within Toronto.

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JamesC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came for lunch omakase. Courteous service and the food was amazing as always

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BillyL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Why am I have to typed minimum Fifty characters in order to submit the review?

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warren
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food quality and service as usual.
I have a very enjoyable lunch with them

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Tomz
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and services but a little bit pricey to me.

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ChieN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had such a great time with their services and wonderful foods✨

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Atsuko
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant . Always good atmosphere, great service and good quality food they provide.

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AndrewW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The quality of food and service was excellent. The only concern is you can't reserve counter table through OpenTable.

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vipNew2ont
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sushi is as good as some of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo! Service is welcoming and attentive without being overbearing. Love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

LOVE. Just amazing omasake! Came here to celebrate valentines day and no regrets here. Can't wait to visit again. This and their udon location, just loving the zen empire.

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PeterL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The lunch menu don't have much choice and the sashimi served during the lunch is small and not as fresh as those served during dinner time.
With the price that they charged during lunch hours, I don't recommend it for my friends.

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ElisaC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed with their fresh sushi and sashimi

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Yasb
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was alright, nothing special. I had better omakase experience elsewhere.

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vipTienyH
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best authentic Japanese restaurant in town

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PeterL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fish for preparing the sashimi is the freshest one I have come across with in North Toronto.
The dessert for my wife's birthday is excellent.
Definitely a Japanese Restaurant choice for special occasion.

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KevinS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Japanese restaurant in Markham

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SerenaF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

the food very good. finally found the feeling of Japanese cuisine

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koko
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Omakase sushi menu at the bar. It was a nice experience as the chef told us what he made for us as he served the sushi one piece at a time.
Thank you Chef Cho and the rest of the staff!

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KathyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zen is our family's favourite special occasion restaurant; the food is always beautiful and exquisite. Thank you for another delicious meal.

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OliviaZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the finsh is very fresh. i like display of dishing up.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outrageously good. Wait staff and host were also very accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and knowledgeable staff! Excellent food :)

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JoeK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a gem, undoubted one of the best sushi restaurants in GTA. My wife and I had their sushi course and from the appetizer to the dessert, every serving was so delicious but having the first sushi plate of six and then the next plate with seven nigiri all made the sushi dinner so special. Shari with light red vinegar rice was simply a treat. Service was attentive and gracious with real Japanese style "omotenashi". Really appreciated a thoughtful touch of red and white monaka ice cream for our anniversary!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a wonderful lunch with friendly service. Quality of my sashimi order is fresh and worth the value. I highly recommend to my friends to try the lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great sushi and Japanese cuisine, the rice can be improved better!

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November
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Omakase sushi and sashimi set
Pros: pretty presentation, special consideration for birthdays, they bring out special dessert, the appetizers were the best part of the meal, all very unique and a nice addition to just sushi or sashimi
Cons: With reservations the wait was 20mins, we were forgotten about until we actively asked to be seated again
Both my friend and I had upset stomach after the meal, given we had nothing out of the ordinary earlier in the day and the overlap is the set, it’s hard to imagine what else it could have been
Food: Sushi rice was not fresh and extremely subpar, hard and fell apart, I haven’t experienced this even with prepackaged sushi in a long time
For a special night, the atmosphere was very mediocre, while that’s understandably hard to control by the restaurant, it’s worth noting if you are going for quiet ambiance (for example kids on watching movie loudly) on the other hand, it IS family friendly

Overall: Sad to say it was a disappointing experience. Not all details were considered. While service was pleasant, nothing special and almost felt routine like - no personal touch

Not worth the price tag because other omakase in the same or even lower price range offers much better experience and virtually none of the cons mentioned

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taesaja
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Rice had too much moist...
Service was disappointing

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Ikasomen
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I’ve been there since three years ago, and I was very satisfied taste and price. But this time I thought sashimi’s quantity were fewer and Udon Dashi taste was not like before. We enjoyed their quality of soup, not this time.
Price stays as before, which is good but they should not cut down the quality, I hope keep the quality and if necessary they could make price up. I and my friends and family like Zen,
so I want tell them.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, very authentic Japanse food. Great service and ambience. Felt like I was in Japan for a little while.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

非常に洗練され、素材を活かした素晴らしい和食を頂くことができるお店です。またそのホスピタリティも申し分無いと思います。
決してお値段は安くはありませんが、その値段に見合う価値は充分にあると思います。
またTorontoに行った際には、是非寄らせて頂きたいと思います。

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vipHonestReviewer
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AAA+++ can’t go wrong coming to Zen

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fast and friendly. Food was exquisite and creative. Ingredients were fresh.

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FARHADA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service and food. Amazing overall experience. Highly recommended.

The ambience and decorations don't quite fit with the prices though. We were way over dressed ! When you pay $180 for a course meal, you kind of expect better ambience.

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vipTienyH
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had wonderful lunch with family and friend visited us from HK, their excellent services and Foods are best in town. Especially the Tai head set, even the slice of ginger taste so good too. Our family are super fans and will go again.

FAQs

Zen Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 604-7211.

Zen Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.