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ZEN 8 GRILL Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zen8grill.com/
  • Phone: (403) 261-1888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Pan-Asian, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Kabuki room can seat 35 people comfortably.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3 St Southeast - Inside Cowboys Casino
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary underground parking. Entrance located between Macleod and 3rd st SE
A word from ZEN 8 GRILL
Located inside COWBOYS CASINO! We are an exciting new concept in Calgary featuring your favourite Pacific Rim inspired dishes. Whether your looking for a place to grab a quick Pad Thai for lunch, or Teppanyaki tenderloin steak right before the hockey game or just need sushi fix late at night, Zen 8 Grill is able to accommodate those and much more!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was good and the presentation is wonderful. The staff is very friendly and pleasant. The fact that it is inside a casino does have an effect on the atmosphere, but overall experience is very good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "friends and family. Before and after an event at Saddledome!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Really enjoyed my visit. My food was very tasty and the presentation quite creative. Very pleased with the pricing and wine selection. Will definately return."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food and service were great, but was disappointed to know that the restaurant is now located within the Cowboys Casino... which kind of cheapens the experience. We dined on a Saturday evening and there were hardly any customers. This should definitely be a downtown/core-area establishment."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to zen 8 on a whim, made reservations, when we got there the place was empty. We sat in a booth, but it was quite chilly, so we requested to sit at the tepanyaki bar. The chef was preparing a rice dish, and offered us a free sample. The chef continued with a spectacular show at the grill, complete with fire tricks. The menu has many different options. We were full by the end. 2nd time we went, made reservations, at the tepanyaki bar, ordered food, and then this huge group of loud drunks came in, were banging on the drum, that they conveniently wheeled over right next to us. No free rice. No fire show. Food was ok, not full afterwards, and server didn't tell us of specials: $5 all rolls on Monday. Cheapest place for rolls in Calgary"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We go to Zen 8 fairly often. There are some things on the menu that you just cannot get anywhere else. Two of these include and are my favourites: Gomae salad and the Orange Bay Scallops. The gomae salad is cooked spinach with a sweet sesame sauce served cold. It has a peanut flavour but not made with any nuts. I could eat this on a daily basis! The scallops are tempura but the combination of them with the bite-sized orange segments are delicious! We also always order the red tuna and avocado dish and it is simply wonderful. The sashimi, sushi and rolls have consistently been spot on. Go and enjoy! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant. Our chef was very efficient and friendly. He prepared a fabulous meal for our enjoyment. The service was excellent. Thank you for a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Thanks jonny for making our night special. The atmosphere was awesome..food excellent. Table perfect. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Love the meal and staff was great will be back that's for sure"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I enjoy going there, not many people go there yet so you would figure service would be faster. The last waitress we had not so good again. Prices are fair and food tastes good, just takes awhile to get your food, they do not seem to be listening to the requests of their customers."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "we really enjoyed the experience of sitting at the open table. The food was cooked perfect"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have dined here twice now, and have had two completely different experiences. The service the first time was great, the 'show' was spectacular! This last time however made it seem like the staff were really indifferent to the whole thing. They weren't that busy at all...maybe ten people, but we almost never saw our waitress, and she was quite apathetic. The chef as well pretty well looked like he was just going through the motions. The food itself was tasty, but nothing really worth standing out. I'll come here again, maybe with a larger group to attract more attention and better service from the staff..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I came there for my 26th birthday with my lady. We had a great time and lovely service. There was no noise what so ever. It was a slow night so everything came out in a great timely fashion. I enjoy fine dinning And this would be somewhere I'd come back no questions asked."
    Dined on 2/18/2014