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Zen Japanese Restaurant, West Vancouver, BC

Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.9
4.9
374 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
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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 8 times today

Dining areas

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 374 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

    Innovative

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Not enough waiters on the night we went, so we had to wait a long time for service!
  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    With my girlfriend, had a good time and food was nice
  3. Jayv

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Prices and food pre pandemic was a better overall experience.
  4. RobC

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday. The service and food were both wonderful. Our favourite restaurant on the Shore.
  5. Foodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, outstanding food … fresh, delicious and nicely presented. Thank you!
  6. TaniaB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fresh sushi
  7. DanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly efficient staff; great food with good fish.
  8. Westvan

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic neighbourhood Resturant. Excellent Service. Unique Menu.
  9. Cypress

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Food is always amazing as is the service.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with special friends Food and service was excellent
  11. amynA

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and awe ice, as usual!
  12. GregP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best serving staff in the business and the sushi chefs are friendly and engaging. Have a special request? They can do that! Best Sushi in the lower mainland.
  13. CocoDowning

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rang in the new year at our favourite place, the private room at zen. Nobu’s sashimi is out of this world, as was everything else including service and double dessert ;) BIG LOVE to the ZEN crew for always having top notch service and sushi!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was average.
  15. TheresaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best Japanese on the north shore
  16. AlisonG

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Zen Sushi! It is my son’s “birthday restaurant” and such a treat for the family. The food is excellent quality and delicious. It is a little pricey but give the quality, worth it as a special dinner.
  17. ScottMc

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great and friendly service. A true gem of a restaurant.
  18. 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.
  19. Westvan

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

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

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great food. Very knowledgeable server!
  21. BlakeS

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great selection of sushi and other interesting choices.
  22. shelleym

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zen is our favorite spot in west van. The food is ALWAYS delicious
  23. luv2eat

    Vancouver

    429 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    429 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!
  24. RonC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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.
  25. SharonV

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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.
  26. SGRG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic every time we go there - always a five star experience
  27. Kenneth

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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!
  28. CocoDowning

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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 :)
  29. 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.
  30. Lola54

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 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!!!
  31. Bincs

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food but expensive
  32. kathyb50

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi
  33. DavideC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    BUON CIBO, MA SERVIZIO PESSIMO ED AMBIENTE POCO PIACEVOLE.
  34. 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
  35. TreyaK

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best always the best. The food the people everything.
  36. BennyN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food quality👌🏼Amazing staff and service..
  37. 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.
  38. NONAME

    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
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 374 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 8 times today
Google Map for Zen Japanese Restaurant

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

Dining areas

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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