Zen Japanese Izakaya
Our menu is carefully selected for you from what you can eat in Japan, many of them are not popular in United States yet, but there are lots of more dishes you should try, you will discover your favorite dish! You may notice we have many Japanese customers here which means our dishes are authentic.
Our head sushi chef is also Japanese, we have special fish selections from Tokyo Fish Market. Please try our fresh daily special fishes.
We hope you experience real Japanese atmosphere in Houston at Zen.
This is quickly becoming one of our favorite sushi restaurants. Highly recommend!!
Japanese food in a casual strip center along Shepherd. Inside the restaurant was nicer than the outdoor appearance and the food tasted great. Our meals arrived at different times so I was disappointed however everyone at our table liked the food when it arrived. I think this would be a good lunch time venue and an informal dinner venue.
Great food as always
I have had countless wonderful meals in Tokyo, and this comes very very close to hitting the mark.
Small but nice atmosphere. The food tasted fresh and was good value for the quality. Would go again.
The raw fish in the chirashi is very fresh and the assortment is excellent. I have been to numerous Japanese restaurants in Houston, Boston, Philadelphia and DC and the quality of the food at Zen is worth coming back to. The service is very friendly. The staff explained the various fish in the dish. They also suggested the best way for my son to eat his toro don. This is my second visit to Zen and I see many more in the future.
Nice little spot! Service was outstanding and sushi was delicious. Recommend.
It’s a good spot for a chill friend dinner during the week. Get the tuna tower and the white peach sake.
The server was very nice but not very attentive. The food was excellent
It’s just a so-so restaurant. Didn’t worth the dine there. The wagyu beef was not cooked well. It was still chewy and raw. Had to send it back. The sushi was okay and you get the same in wholefood. So why go to a restaurant? Would not recommend or go back again.
It's a smaller neighborhood sushi restaurant near River oaks here in Houston. The sushi was quite good, as good as any other place I tried in Houston. The other Japanese dishes are excellently prepared the presentation with pleasing to the eye--especially the fried eggplant. I highly recommend this place.
Flat out some of the freshest and best sushi in town.
Love Zen... it is one of our favorite sushi places in Houston. Fantastically fresh fish and flavorful creation!
Food was amazing and loved the ambiance. Not rowdy and noisy so my best friend and I had a good time talking and eating. The waiter was very nice too
Excelente good and great service
Most authentic Japanese restaurant I’ve tried in Houston. Creative menu and very fresh ingredients. This will be my favorite Japanese spot from now on.
Authentic sushi in the neighborhood with attentive service.
Always consistent. Fresh sushi. Clean restaurant. I feel like this place gets overlooked because of its location, but we live nearby and go all the time.
Great Authentic Japanese restaurant with tons of menus which you can not find any other places here in Houston.
Actually this is the only Japanese restaurant we go as native Japanese live in Houston.
I have been using this restaurant for many times and this is the first time I book through Opentable.
We usually order their sashimi and Nigiri with the fishes from Tokyo fish market, always their fish is very fresh and pretty reasonably priced. This time we had their lunch menu for the first time, I was impressed with their Bento Box. It has lots of different items, great presentation and all tasty.
Service is always very friendly and attentive, I always see many other Japanese customers here which explains easily how their food is authentic.
If you want a authentic Japanese food in casual setting, this is the place!
Horrible sushi. Won’t ver go again. Only good thing we had was the seaweed salad.
Omakase was outstanding! We loved everything there! Service was great too!