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Zen Japanese Restaurant, West Vancouver, BC

Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.8
4.8
357 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Contemporary vision. Traditional roots. These are the qualities that highlight a dining experience at Zen Japanese Restaurant. A landmark on the West Vancouver dining scene for more than 25 years, Zen continues to thrive because of our unyielding commitment to using only the highest quality, sustainable ingredients and unmatched service. Enjoy edible art in a sleek, stylish dining room that offers magnificent sunsets. This is more than just a meal. It is a true culinary experience that is simply …. Zen.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 925-0667

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Nobu Ochi

  • Catering

    We offer catering services ranging from simple take out orders to full on-site catering. Full catering menus are available upon request. Please contact the restaurant for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Zen can also be the perfect venue for your next corporate dinner party. Special occasions and private functions are also welcomed. Please contact the restaurant for further information regarding menu options.

  • Neighbourhood

    West Vancouver

  • Cross Street

    22nd Street

  • Parking Details

    Ample street parking available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 357 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Food

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Service

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. BV

    BeachyView

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We brought our 6 and 9 year old granddaughters for a ‘dining out’ experience and they loved it - the staff were very kid friendly. For the most part, the food was very good, and the service overall was excellent. Our only criticism was the tamago, (egg sushi), which was the worst we’ve ever had. Tamago is the real test of a sushi chef’s skill - it takes years to perfect. Epic fail on Zen’s part.
  2. W

    Westvan

    Vancouver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite restaurants. Food is original, and beautifully presented. Service is impeccable.
  3. b

    bestonly

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great food. Very knowledgeable server!
  4. BS

    BlakeS

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great selection of sushi and other interesting choices.
  5. s

    shelleym

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zen is our favorite spot in west van. The food is ALWAYS delicious
  6. l

    luv2eat

    Vancouver

    425 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    425 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!
  7. RC

    RonC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food is exceptional however on the expensive side. Although the room is spotless with views of the kitchen it to us lacks atmosphere. Rather cold and austere.
  8. SV

    SharonV

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Zen is our favourite sushi on the north shore. Last nights meal was excellent, as usual. So fresh, wonderful flavours and the service is superb. Already looking forward to our next meal with you.
  9. SG

    SGRG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic every time we go there - always a five star experience
  10. K

    Kenneth

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious although the highlight was just how friendly and enthusiastic the service was. Simply fantastic!
  11. CD

    CocoDowning

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner in the private room. Nobu’s cuts of blue fin, fresh uni, salmon sashimi were out of this world. Great lemon ginger martini and homemade lime pie for dessert :)
  12. TF

    TriF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such delicious, innovative and fresh food. Service is always quick and friendly.
  13. L

    Lola54

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great birthday celebration for my son and we have been coming here for at least 20 years! It's nice to see the great menu changes. Staff are very attentive and the food remains consistently top calibre!!!
  14. B

    Bincs

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food but expensive
  15. k

    kathyb50

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi
  16. DC

    DavideC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    BUON CIBO, MA SERVIZIO PESSIMO ED AMBIENTE POCO PIACEVOLE.
  17. NV

    NicholasV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic cuisine and friendly atmosphere all around. One of my fav spots in West Van
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best always the best. The food the people everything.
  19. BN

    BennyN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food quality👌🏼Amazing staff and service..
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and daughters are all celiac and love the multitude of options Zen offers. They love the gluten free tempura, which is why my daughters constantly ask to dine here. But, Zen is so much more than that (from a non-celiac, the tempura is still pretty amazing), the sushi is excellent. When we ordered our nigiri, we specified sockeye salmon and our server quickly pointed out that was all they served. Vancouver has the best sushi in the world, and Zen is right up there, especially if you are celiac.
  21. H

    Hogg

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous once again ! Thank you to our server who selected a fabulous meal A very special place with a exceptional team Congratulations
  22. IH

    IainH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant dinner on the patio, excellent food and service and so nice to be able to have a conversation without excessive noise from music or neighbouring tables!
  23. DB

    DonaldB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I love the food here and have been many times. However, the prices have gone up sharply lately. I know prices have gone up everywhere but these increases seem excessive.
  24. E

    Edie

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visitor from California
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best in the city.
  26. RC

    RobC

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating a birthday party. The server was excellent and so accommodating to all of the dietary restrictions. The food was outstanding as well. Highly recommend Zen!
  27. C

    Cheryl

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Japanese-western fusion cuisine that cannot be surpassed for quality. Great service too! Out favourite Japanese restaurant by far!
  28. RC

    RonC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superior sushi but relatively pricey. Service very good with attentive staff. Food beautifully presented.
  29. GM

    GordonM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chris was amazing. Food is brilliant but seems to keep getting more expensive.
  30. S

    Susanne

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and the service helped to make our experience even better. We ordered enough for leftovers and they were a welcome addition to our appetizers the next evening! We are looking forward to better weather when we can sit on the deck!
  31. LS

    LeslieS

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best and freshest sushi anywhere in WestVan, NorthVan, Vancouver, Burnaby. Beautiful presentation of every dish. Delicious!
  32. G

    Geoff

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my favorite sushi restaurant in town. There are fancier, more expensive places that don’t do nearly as good a job as Zen. Each dish is so thoughtful, fresh and delicious. Do yourself a favor and try it out!
  33. CP

    CherriP

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great❣️
  34. DF

    DanF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this restaurant. The food is outstanding and a great variation from typical Japanese. Service excellent with a smile. Glad Zen survived the Covid years and will provide many more opportunities for excellent dinner experiences in the future.
  35. ME

    MarthaE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent , excellent, excellent! Creative and delicious offerings across the board.
  36. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual environment but high-class food. Excellent choice for date night!
  37. DD

    DouglasDiningDaily

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Best. Ever.
  38. NM

    NancyM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zen in my favorite sushi restaurant on the North Shore. Excellent food and service.
  39. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. Fantastic as always!
  40. GZ

    GloriaZ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is excellent and has great service. Its not cheap but I would recommend it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Zen Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 925-0667.

Zen Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 357 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 7 times today
Google Map for Zen Japanese Restaurant

101 - 2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    22nd Street

  • Neighbourhood

    West Vancouver

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Ample street parking available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nobu Ochi

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 925-0667

  • Catering

    We offer catering services ranging from simple take out orders to full on-site catering. Full catering menus are available upon request. Please contact the restaurant for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Zen can also be the perfect venue for your next corporate dinner party. Special occasions and private functions are also welcomed. Please contact the restaurant for further information regarding menu options.

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