Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.7
253 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 20 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 spectacular ocean views and magnificent sunsets. This is more than just a meal. It is a true culinary experience that is simply …. Zen.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 253 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NVanfoodie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and they have many special sushi rolls. Recommend Sakura roll.

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vipWestvan
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always a favourite. The food is fantastic and service, perfect!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best and most innovative Japanese restaurant I have ever eaten in anywhere. The freshest fish and most delicious dishes served and created by the most friendly staff both in front of the sushi prep area and behind. The only downside is once you go you will be hooked, but that’s not such a bad problem! Try it you definitely won’t be disappointed! Tell them John sent you.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always enjoy Zen. But we wish it was open for lunch

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Foodfinder
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Zen Japanese restaurant in West Vancouver. The creative menu options were a great adventure, and when the food arrived we were ecstatic over the taste and quality. I highly recommend this restaurant, and although the prices were higher than we're used to, we feel it was worth it.

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Fresh food and great service.

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Anonymous
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic menu and food! Definitely recommend to anyone.

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RogerT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sushi is extremely fresh tasting, served at the perfect temperature. They have some very tasty "special" rolls - I particularly like the salmon and tuna box sushi and the speckled scallop roll.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, always fresh. Best sushi in town.

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mrsdavis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Japanese in Vancouver! Highly recommend this to anyone looking for Japanese cuisine.

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FoodieC
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great soba noodles, grilled octopus, sashimi.

Not so keen on the gluten free tempura. Vegetables uncooked and coating was mushy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family gathering to say goodbye to our daughter.

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AlanK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi- it must be near 20yrs now - from the continually creative team!

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vipWestvan
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always a favourite.. Great creative dishes, good service, wonderful view

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vipPaulZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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mrsdavis
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is no better Japanese cuisine on the north shore and few in Vancouver thAt can rival the unique dishes that Zen has been offering for 26 years. A top favourite of all our restaurants, we eat here weekly and our anticipation never wanes.

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IanD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had a great experience, many thanks to our server for her suggestions

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IanC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

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PeterG
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome here. Food is great, service is fantastic, best sushi restaurant on the Shore

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vipvancouvergirl
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious everytime! Great service and clean!!

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SiobhanT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent wait staff and gorgeous food. They also followed the Covid restrictions so I felt safe and relaxed

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vipDanielC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice water view from the patio

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vipIanH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We have been going to Zen for years. It is by far the best Sushi in Vancouver. A bit more expensive but if you want the beat.

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Dean
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best sushi in town. Love the creative choices!

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KateS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Server Chris was excellent but prices were high, otherwise we would have stayed longer and eaten a bit more! But we had an enjoyable experience and will likely return.
(note one of us was from Vancouver and I live on Vancouver Island).

DG
DebyG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Pricey, but absolutely delicious. A fantastic splurge with innovative cuisine.

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Umbach
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and creative sushi along with the usual standbys

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joannas
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is always outstanding. It’s one of our favourite local options

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
414 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My dining companion said " This is so spectacular! Don't you wish that you could this way every day?"
Wonderful evening!!

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StephenS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Every time. Never disappointed. Although the cocktails they serve are not my favourite, fir example I do not like having ice in my martini glass.

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Catherine
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I went there for Dine Out. I was surprised by the prices on the menu. However, it was very good value for Dine Out dinner. Service was good. Ambience was mediocre.

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LadyDi1
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Zen. Have been going there for years. It has beautiful and creative dishes. The professional chefs are dedicated to fine food. The dishes, the menu, the plating are all beautiful.

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GregA
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The special rolls are very good. We sat at the bar and watched the 4 sushi chefs work.

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LaloDiener
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fuimos con amigos.
La comida es muy buena. Creo que el mejor sushi de west y north Vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing,serviceis

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vipMichelleH
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Male server is always so friendly and outgoing. Female server is cranky and doesn’t want to be there.

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Dineoutoften
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to Zen for many years, and have always enjoyed the food and service from Lauren who has served us for many years,

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SnowBird
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal. We eat there often and it is always great food but Friday night it was the best we've had.

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
414 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lunch was wonderful and the service was excellent!!

FAQs

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

Zen Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 253 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.

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