Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.8
314 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 314 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ChrisF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, as always at Zen, and excellent service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi and service!! Favourite restaurant in Vancouver!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food…fresh and well prepared! The staff is always friendly and makes you feel like friends! We love Zen Sushi

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Virginia
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I'm a food snob and the quality of the seafood and dishes are really high, plus they're delicious.

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vipKitkat
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

10/10 the best sushi in vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente comida

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CeliaM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Rebecca always makes our dinners at Zen so enjoyable. She is a wonderful server.

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Andy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I have no special comments: the food was good - although the salmon was a bit overcooked - but the service was rather slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good. Waitress was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was good but expensive compare to other restaurants in the same neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super food with service to boot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is the creative combination of Japanese and west coast cooking,it’s much better than the most of Vancouver Japanese lichens.

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GERALD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took some friends for dinner and they agree it was the best japanese food they have had. Service was outstanding and great ambience.

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PamelaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, just the 2 of us :)

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DeniseD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Can't get over how wonderful the food is. Also the server Chris made great suggestions. Never disappointed at Zen

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ZELDA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THE MOST DELICIOUS JAPANESE FOOD IN THE LOWER MAINLAND

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Gordini
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

this is absolutely the best sushi in Vancouver ... and we have a lot of sushi in Vancouver

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as always and staff are all friendly. We love going there will always be one of our favourite places.

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lesliek
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Really excellent food tho generally the portions are ridiculously small for the price

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vipFunfood
Phoenix
101 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

We have been patrons of Zen for ten years

It was actually our very favourite place to eat at least once or twice a month

The food was not tasty at all. The prawn tempura was cold, the ebi dumplings were tasteless and the dynamite roll had no flavour.
We ordered the special ocean wise prawns and there was no flavour.

This was a sad and Major disappointment
I truly looked forward to tonight and was sadly disappointed.

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TaniaB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the best sushi you will ever eat! Hands down!

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JessieR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch food, quiet heated patio, super friendly employees. Great all around.

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ZELDA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best sushi and Japanese food in greater Vancouver.

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SusanneY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner, presentation, quality and our server were all amazing!!!! We had a wonderful evening

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JoeF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi, and delicious creative choices can only be found at Zen.
Staff are extremely well trained and professional, even with the young age most of them have.

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
423 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner with great service!

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JeanL
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good though a bit pricey. It’d have been very nice sitting outside but unfortunately the garbage area was right underneath us and we smelled garbage at times. The service was fine.

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Virginia
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Plus they have some original dishes which is fantastic. Love this place. Thanks for keeping your quality up

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babuwin
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff was so helpful. . I prefer to ask them what the chef's would like to serve me and they always delight and surprise me with something wonderful and flavourful. Its a great place for a visit and for families.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! The server was very helpful with food selection. Great ambience - we were able to use the private room which had a nice view of the patio/ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, consistent food quality
Friendly people

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JoonM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although the price was more of a higher end, the food and service was excellent. It may not be a place for everyday lunch or dinner unless you are loaded, but a definite place to impress your company while you also get to enjoy yourself.

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very fine neighbourhood restaurant with a charming patio. Truly outstanding service! We enjoyed a great evening.

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KristianB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service! Unique culinary creations, highly recommend experiencing this restaurant!

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vipAmyP
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice food and friendly service!

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RogerT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the speckled scallop roll.

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IainM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food quality was excellent. Plate delivered in error was left for us to enjoy.

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DanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our favourite restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service great.

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vipSirJason
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with outstanding service!

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BarneyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent sushi and sake making for a wonderful experience.

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 314 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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