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Zen Sushi & Sake, Lexington, KY

Zen Sushi & Sake

4.7
4.7
308 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
At Zen Sushi & Sake, we only use the freshest ingredients – the essence of Japanese cuisine. we strive to use only sustainable seafood. Our goal is to offer high quality ingredients in an innovative and sustainable way.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Seafood, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 219-2166

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Wei Zeng

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What 308 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Food

  • Central Kentucky

    Late-Night Find

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Value

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  1. TF

    TomF

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are never disappointed by the sushi and service at Zen Sushi!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is absolutely delicious every visit. Staff is also amazing! The incredible roll is our fave, but the ramen and calimari are also just as good!
  3. P

    Pineapple

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the agedashi tofu here. the ramen can be hit or miss but it was great tonight. Service was excellent. Our server was very personable and attentive as always.
  4. FF

    Farm2Fork4Ever

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi we have had in Lexington. Creative rolls, and great selection of fresh fish. We have eaten here several times and have tried different items. Nothing has disappointed.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem. The food, service and vibe were all perfect. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Lexington.
  6. CW

    ChiroWife

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, as usual.
  7. t

    todart

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding fresh Sushi . Compares to any great sushi we have had throughout our travels . They source beautiful fish . Great drinks and other foods . Always a pleasure to visit !
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! I would definitely come back and recommend to others!
  9. RS

    RichardS

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our dinner was so very good. Our server, Maddie’s, was very attentive and gave excellent recommendations for sake, appetizers, and entrees. The peppered tuna was excellent, especially with the real wasabi and soy sauce. We had a 9 pc sushi platter with fresh fish - salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and more. Not too much rice, nice slabs of fish. We weren’t wild about the chocolate lava cake not because it wasn’t good, it was super rich and chocolatey! It just didn’t complement the excellent meal we ate. We can’t wait to come again!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best! Incredible sushi and service!
  11. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent chef's selection of sashimi. Nice to know that half of the fish in the sashimi came fresh from Japan.
  12. JJ

    JeffreyJ

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably not my first Zen review here. As always, the food was wonderful, quite reasonable considering, with great service in a great setting. Zen has secured our "favorite sushi restaurant" spot. We did the Beaumont and Krispy Krunch rolls this time, with a side of their broccoli goma ai. All first rate. We're also quite tickled that this spot is, perhaps, somewhat "undiscovered" -- we have never failed to find reservation space, even same-day.
  13. KS

    KozoS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very good experience, but appetizer menu can be extended. Servers are all friendly and helpful.
  14. JS

    JenniferS

    Denver

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Best sushi in Lexington
  15. A

    Anon

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Omakase. The chef prepared excellent meal. We have been to Zen a few times and this is our second time having Omakase. Highly recommend Zen Sushi & Sake. Excellent Omakase experience.
  16. s

    silviam

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything perfect and good quality food and cuisine. avoid just fried rice
  17. MB

    MB22

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best nigiri in Lexington! Chef’s Special is the “Bomb”
  18. MH

    MelissaH

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food is always delicious. I had made reservations that morning at 7 AM but was told when I got there the booth that I requested could not be offered. That was very disappointing.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our team here for a celebratory Birthday dinner for three employees. The food was divine, our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable of the fish and Japanese sake and we had a wonderful time. I’m so pleased that a Japanese company can come enjoy a meal here and feel at home. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sushi in Lexington and the service was spot on!
  21. CT

    CTStudio51

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sushi is always such a treat for my husband and I and Zen Sushi definitely exceeded our expectations. The food and the service were truly remarkable. It's a long drive for us as we live in Maysville but we will surely return!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was fantastic as always! The most freshness of the fish! I highly recommend if you want Sushi this is the best around! Servers very knowledgeable ! Overall 10+
  23. CS

    ChristianS

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend the Sashimi Teishoku!
  24. JJ

    JeffreyJ

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Lexington sushi restaurant closed, but this one is pretty special. Our waiter, Adam, was very helpful -- he got me to try a flight of Japanese whiskeys, which were surprisingly good. First time my wife and I have had goma-ae with broccoli. Good! The sushi was very good, and loved that their menu clearly separates cooked from raw fish, which is nice. We'll be back!
  25. TL

    TomL

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The specialty rolls ordered were very good. Service was attentive. Will go back again when in Lexington.
  26. CK

    CindyK

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW, WOW, WOW...that is what the group was saying!
  27. DG

    DixieGirl

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious, however, we ordered an appetizer that didn’t even come until about ten minutes after our entrees arrived! Also, the entrees did not arrive remotely at the same time. One table mate was almost finished with entree before the last one arrived! The server did not ask management to comp the appetizer or offer any free dessert or anything.
  28. WT

    WhiskeyTangoMan

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always worth the trip. My brother-in-law from SoCal in tow. He was amazed… saying, “I had to come to Central KY for some of the best Quality fish, I’ve had.” And he lived and taught in Japan for five years.
  29. C

    Csib

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always come to Zen Sushi. It is probably the sushi in Lexington. We haven’t try any other because it is so good. This time I tried the omakase which was very good My wife had the mango tango which is her favorite and okura which was good as well Highly recommended
  30. P

    Pineapple

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have searched for a good Japanese restaurant and have found one with Zen sushi & Sake!! Their Chicken Karaage is tasty as is the vegetable tempura and Tonkatsu ramen. the pork is soft and tasty, just like Japan. It is my go to when craving Japanese food. The restaurant is clean and the staff are very polite and accommodating.
  31. s

    silviam

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good !
  32. CK

    CindyK

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. our waitress, Kayla, new everything about the special fish selection. Excellent restaurant with a great vibe.
  33. CS

    CharlesS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there. Food was excellent! Service was very good. We will definitely be returning.
  34. WT

    WhiskeyTangoMan

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love this place!!
  35. T

    Trojan

    Louisville

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, quality is always excellent!
  36. CK

    CarolK

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good overall value. Food presentation, taste, service and price all met expectations.
  37. ES

    EllisS

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Zen is wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place and their restaurant special gives you the chance to try a variety of things you may not normally have. Highly recommend it.
  40. RC

    RickC

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hospitality--interactions with staff is great. They are always ready to answer questions and give great recommendations. The food is always beautifully presented and tastes great. So many wonderful choices.

FAQs

Zen Sushi & Sake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 219-2166.

Zen Sushi & Sake is rated 4.7 stars by 308 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Zen Sushi & Sake

3070 Lakecrest Cir, Ste 500, Lexington, KY 40513-1938

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Beaumont Centre Circle

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Seafood, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available in front of the restaurant as well as behind.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Wei Zeng

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

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