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Zen Japanese Restaurant
Zen Japanese Restaurant
  • Address:
    101 - 2232 Marine Drive
    West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K4
    Neighborhood:
    West Vancouver
  • Cuisine:
    Japanese
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Zen Japanese Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zensushi.ca
  • Email: zenwest@zensushi.ca
  • Phone: (604) 925-0667
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Nobu Ochi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering services ranging from simple take out orders to full on-site catering. We have a portable sushi bar that we can set up at any venue. 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.
  • Private Party Contact: Jun Park (604) 671-5374

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking or underground parking available.
A word from Zen Japanese Restaurant
The term “edible art” is an appropriate way of describing Zen’s menu. Inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, the inventive menu is heavily influenced by the abundance of wonderful West Coast seafood and produce. The premium is on quality, with the best offerings from Japan being served daily. Sushi and Sashimi creations are staples, but Zen has something special for any and all diners including a selection of highly innovative tempura, teppanyaki, and delicious robata (Japanese barbecue) highlighted by chicken yakitori, garlic short ribs, and simply grilled fresh fish. Adventurous diners can choose “omakase” and have our master chef put together the day’s finest selections. Zen’s knowledgeable staff will assist you in choosing the perfect beverage to accompany your meal from an unparalleled inventory of premium sake and specialized beer and wine lists. Zen is also a perfect venue for social and business gatheringsContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been to Zen many times and have never been disappointed. There are so many delicious options, both traditional (e.g., chicken katsu,extensive sashimi menu) and innovative (e.g., crispy salmon in an egg crepe, spiny lobster rolls). Very nice sake and a chocolate melty brownie to die for. The ambience is simple but classy. Our only limitation this time was the very lengthy wait for our entrees to appear. Seems like there may have been an issue in the kitchen. When the food did arrive, it was worth waiting for."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Don't order all at once unless you want your entire order to come at the same time. Some pacing would be better."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I go here quite often. We love there food. Their food is quite a bit more special than most Japanese restaurants. Beautiful presentation too. Staff is so friendly."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We eat at Zen all the time and it is a great place for Japanese food. Staff are wonderful. Very friendly and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went during dineout. Were seated for 5 minutes before another table sat down. 4 minutes later, a 3rd table sat down. For some reason, we were last to order. Before we ever got to order, a bill was slapped down in front of us, meant for the previous diners sitting across fr/us. The people who came in later were finished by the time we got our main. We were in a rush to leave, asked for the bill 2 times. But the waitress gave the machine to the table next to us, though they asked AFTER we had asked for the machine our 2nd time. Food: Ive had better sushi. Dumplings meant to be served hot was cold, indicating our orders were forgotten for some time. Matcha mousse in a chocolate cup was the best item on the menu, but not insanely delicious."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We were late booking dinner for Valentine's but saw there was still room at Zen. We had been once before for lunch but wanted to go back for dinner so it worked out great. We did the 5 course chef menu. The food was very good, I will absolutely be coming back. The restaurant is very nice, though certainly not formal, but it's not trying to be. I think you could have a romantic dinner here, it's nice enough, but you might end up with a loud family next to you (we did). My only complaint was our waiter left us waiting with menu questions for too long. Once we had ordered though everything was fine from there and the pacing of the courses was perfect. We left quite full, I don't think either of us could have eaten another bite. We will return!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service and food at Zen are both very good. Also try the great homemade desserts!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed Zen. The sushi was beautifully presented and the taste was exceptional. Our server was fun and the service was prompt. Truly a neighbourhood delight!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "To begin on a good note, the food was quite food and memorable, especially the Tower that came with the Sushi Entree. The indifferent service; however dragged the food down to a level that made me question its $38 Dine Out category. Compared to other Dine Out restaurants, the service here was poor. Perhaps it was the small narrow restaurant setting or the lack of employees, but I felt cheated that I paid a bill of a total of $140 for a table of three."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Zen. The food and service were fantastic. My only complaint would be that we sat next to the window and found it very cold - otherwise, a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It had been a while since we had last enjoyed a dinner at Zen and the Dine Out menu sparked our appetite and prompted another visit. The Prawns 3 Ways appetizer was well presented though a tad overcooked in two of the three bites. The Sable fish was delightful - perfectly prepared with a very flavorful broth surrounding a nice portion of fish. Dessert was also good - we both had the Sticky Toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. The portion size was perfect - not too overwhelming but enough to be satisfying and the flavor balance after the fish was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about the choices for Saki and answered my neophyte questions with skill. We will be back and sooner then our last visit."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Wonderful presentation and delicious tasting sushi. Maybe the best I have ever had. Service somewhat rushed but it was busy. Recommend the private room for a large group especially for families with kids."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and the food is excellent. It is also a place to see celebrities if that is of interest to you. We got a nice table for four by the window which had a good view of the other diners and we watched the beautifully designed sushi trays being delivered to their tables. The service was impeccable and the server seemed to be able to understand when to serve us and when to leave us in deep conversation. To do that successfully is not only very professional,it is also an art. We will most certainly be dining there again."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This is one of our favourite restaurants The service is second to none The food is always outstanding Everything is made fresh by the chefs whom you can see making the sushi Lauren the "dessert lady" is excellent and makes everyone feel welcome This place is a must if you like Japanese cuisine"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Delightful lunch! On the recommendation of our server we went with a couple of the specials. The 'salmon mango wrap' and 'pop up prawns' were two favourites. We enjoyed the toffee shortbread and ice cream for dessert. We will be back very soon."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Dinner was ok. Service reasonable and lighting dark. Price is about twice that you can get elsewhere with reasonable comparison. ok for special occasions but I wouldn't make another trip out there. A lot of better choices with decent quality and prices. No asian wait staff, all caucasian. Could have at least had one. Thought this was Japanese owned (hard to find) but l guess like other restaurants, owner means not around and reaping in the name of their business. (see Tojo's)"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "As usual, Zen Sushi was on its game. Will be back."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Very charming patio! We dine here often because the food is excellent"
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Great time!! We sat on the patio which is well off any busy streets and just lovely. The server recommended some tapas still items. We had the fish taco roll, popcorn halibut and ebi dumplings. They were all excellent. We also had the chef sashimi which was creative, super fresh and lots of selection. For dessert we had the honey coconut macadamia bar with coconut ice cream. Delicious We will go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2013