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Zen Japanese Restaurant, West Vancouver, BC

Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.9
4.9
443 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 30 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–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 443 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Food

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Innovative

443 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    More than fantastic as always!! We come often always the best!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal as always. One of my favourite WV restaurants and definitely the best sushi available.

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  3. EagleEye

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scrumptious food. Excellent service. We were given a table in a private room which made it extra special.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only Japanese resturant I'll go to. Food quality is always top notch! We love Zen!

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  5. PaulM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent!!! Our favourite sushi in all of Vancouver. Staff are fantastic and you won’t be disappointed

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  6. luv2eat

    Vancouver

    444 reviews

    5.0

    444 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best! The dinner was wonderful as well as the service ! The patio looks beautiful !

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  7. PaulM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the very best! The staff are amazing, the food is always delicious

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  8. OksanaG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality sushi! We had a lovely dinner here Everything was great!

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  9. AdeleZ

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service! Happy fun staff ! Great food

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  10. JackJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and staff. would recommend to anyone.

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  11. carols

    Edmonton

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at Zen is nothing short of outstanding! We love coming to Zen. Chris is the best server. He remembers what we like to drink and makes excellent suggestions.

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  12. VictoriaG

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We used to like going to Zen but this dinner was way overpriced and not the best experience with the food. I'm glad there are more Japanese restaurants in West Vancouver now to choose from as Zen didn't quite meet our expectations this time. Two of the sushi dishes were just "meh" so that's about $60 of "meh" food. Grilled squid was ok, BC roll was good.

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  13. Cheryl

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The fish was fresh and their tempura was perfectly crisp. We had their assorted aburi and the fish was seared nicely and it felt like it melted in my mouth. Not chewy. The tempura was nicely battered not too thick. Our server was cheerful, kind and checked up on us to see how we were doing with our meal.

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  14. sushifoodie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Japanese restaurant. Consistently delicious with great service.

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  15. ChristinaK

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was fantastic! The menu is amazing. The interior could use a bit of an update but it is overall a great place. Best fusion Japanese on the north shore. A bit pricey but well worth the splurge.

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  16. JayB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good. Always friendly. Been going for years.

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  17. Cyclist

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The levels of tastes are out of this world, great cocktails and great atmosphere. Not to mention first class service! We will keep going back!

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  18. LindaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it …. Thank you for fitting the extra guest in !

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really delicious. Best sushi. Chris is a great server.

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  20. EagleEye

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dishes, out of the ordinary. We are lucky to have such a fine restaurant in West Vancouver.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERYTHING. But the favourites are the butteryaki, speckled scallop roll, agedashi tofu, chili prawns, and the absolute scene stealer, the tuna tataki roll. You can't go wrong, though, no matter what you order.

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  22. leanneL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Two of us had bad stomachs all night...it was most likely the oysters. As the others were find but didn't eat them. Wanted you guys to know.

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  23. Gipsy604

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Always love the food at Zen but wow, expensive! Their signature roll "Popcorn Shrimp Roll" is $20 and must cost them $1 to make. It is such a good roll but it is obvious they over charge because they know people will pay. Quality of food has always been excellent which is why we come back but the staff hasn't always been the friendliest.

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  24. nutritionbyelsa

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the best food, such a diverse menu, there is sushi, there is seafood, there is a great great great selection of sashimi, huge selection of rolls, you can get your favourite, simple and minimalist proper sushi roll or you can try something ultra creative and unique - perfect menu.

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  25. PaulM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. It felt like a very friendly place.

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  26. NinaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good venue for special occasions: birthday.

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  27. Jodie

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zen is our favourite restaurant. Both staff and food are above excellence. We highly recommend it.

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  28. BarbaraM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine at Zen regularly and always enjoy the food, the staff, ambiance and all. We go there casually or for special occasions, business or family events.

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  29. KPage

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Fabulous restaurant with the best sushi in Canada.

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  30. Newmar

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gourmet Japanese restaurant. Very good food and nice ambiance.

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  31. Patricia

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was delicious. Could have more options for a modestly priced glass of wine.

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  32. PierreH

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food Selection. Chose most items from Fresh Board. My companion and I were both super impressed by the Freshness, Presentation, and Taste. Bravo and Kudos to All in the Kitchen, though a Super Special Mention for Rebecca our Waitress who was Beyond Spectacular with Her Amazing Service. And Thank You for The Asahi Glasses.

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  33. MariellaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rebecca was outstanding. Food was delicious- msg doesn’t agrees with me and that made it a little tough but great flavour and presentation!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always friendly and efficient service and exceptional food quality.

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  35. Foodfan

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always and excellent service from Rebecca

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and great service, we had a great time with our friends.

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  37. KatherineH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of food and services here never disappoint you!

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  38. Westvan

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is outstanding and unique. Amazing staff.

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  39. Otisbuckaroo

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality, range of selection and freshness of fish is unsurpassed locally. Classic sushi, nigiri, with beautiful trim and knife work. Rolls can be variable. Over the years the menu has morphed from more traditional Japanese to flavours and menu items more akin to North American tastes; there are hits and misses in there—I think the menu would benefit if they eliminated all but the absolute best of these non-traditional items. They have never been bashful with their pricing.

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  40. Cheryl

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t been to Zen for several years, so I was happy that the menu is still so creative and delicious. It was a great dining experience!

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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 443 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese
  • 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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