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Zen Japanese Restaurant, West Vancouver, BC

Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.9
4.9
345 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 spectacular ocean views and 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 10 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 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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 Ambience

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. B

    Bincs

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food but expensive
  2. k

    kathyb50

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. BN

    BennyN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food quality👌🏼Amazing staff and service..
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. DB

    DonaldB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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.
  11. E

    Edie

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visitor from California
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best in the city.
  13. RC

    RobC

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!
  14. 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!
  15. RC

    RonC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superior sushi but relatively pricey. Service very good with attentive staff. Food beautifully presented.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. CP

    CherriP

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great❣️
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. DD

    DouglasDiningDaily

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Best. Ever.
  25. 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.
  26. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. Fantastic as always!
  27. 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.
  28. W

    Walentyna

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Zen never disappoints. Service was implacable, food fantastic. It is always super fresh and very tasty. The asparagus - how come it is always so perfect!
  29. ZE

    ZELDA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hands down this is the best Japanese restaurant in all of greater vancouver. Always consistent. Ebi dumplings are to die for - that sauce. Yummy
  30. j

    jamba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the Zen for over 20 years - the food is always excellent and the service outstanding - it never disappoints.
  31. DG

    DeeG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice setting. Good food but not much of it for the price. Expensive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always enjoy Zen. The food is outstanding. Flavour and attention to detail is wonderful. Love our server. She makes our dining experience so great. All in all Zen is one of our favs
  33. DC

    DanielC

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is very fresh and delicious
  34. W

    Westvan

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, is always outstanding. Service, perfect. Staff really friendly. A West Van favourite
  35. b

    bill

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great rolls and terayiki, cold beer and cider. Service was friendly, almost joyous, and food came quickly. The place was full at 7:15 when we arrived. A birthday party was at an adjacent table, and laughter rippled throughout the restaurant. It was a very nice evening in a place we have been before and plan to visit frequently.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only place we go to for Japanese food. It’s expensive,but worth it. We love the food there.
  37. s

    skidoc

    Chicago

    224 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Located the west side of West Vancouver this sushi establishment is excellent. The quality of the fish was great. The Dungeness crab Sushi was perfectly done. Portions were adequate. Highly recommend. Had the Omakase which was excellent beer service was also prompt and friendly. Chicken karage bun, chicken yakitori are excellent.
  38. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi …. fresh and delicious as always, with excellent service.
  39. KH

    KayH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent! Always fresh and always very high quality. Staff are the best you would ask for! Friendly, thoughtful , helpful amazing group of people. Love everything about this restaurant. It’s our number one choice every time we think of going out! Highly recommended!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good service and the food is always amazing!

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 4.9 stars by 345 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 10 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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