Zen Sushi & Sake

4.9
193 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
At Zen Sushi & Sake, we only use the freshest ingredients – the essence of Japanese cuisine. we strive to use only sustainable seafood. Our goal is to offer high quality ingredients in an innovative and sustainable way.
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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AnsleyB
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Lexington for quality and reasonably priced.

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LaurentV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we went there for date night! The service was fantastic and the seafood was wonderfully fresh.

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vipTCFoodie1
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. The food is excellent.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent the sashimi was perfect could not ask for a better sushi restaurant.

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vipDaniO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality and setting.

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kyactor
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We like this place. Not crowded, quiet, good service. When our server forgot (not for long) to bring us a second sake after we ordered it, she comped it for us. I had the curry udon with shimp and flounder, and was pleased that it was a seafood broth. Delicious, piping hot, and way more than I could eat in one sitting. My companion had 2 pieces of mackeral nigiri and ramen. He said both were good, "but not the best ramen ever." Overall a nice experience. Next time we want to try one of the coctails that we saw being served across the room.

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Carl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for sushi? This is the place. Food was fresh and presentation was flawless. We will be back. Definitely recommend!!

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Caross
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food beautifully presented. Our server was friendly with perfect timing and made excellent recommendations. Can’t wait to go back:

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!! Highly recommend this place!

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vipCarlF
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server is great hope we have her next time. Very patient and very knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Restaurant Week menu and both the food and service were impeccable

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vipWonderful
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Sushi was very fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Atmosphere was spot on. Margarita was amazing!! We went for Lexington Restaurant week!!

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KayL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We stopped in for Lex Restaurant Week and the specials were delicious! Great combo of food and flavors. Will definitely be back.

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KeriT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood quality! Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved this restaurant. This time they outdid themselves with the restaurant week menu.

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vipBrentM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi restaurant, fresh and really good quality.

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vipscottw
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone. GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipAnonymous
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our Lexington go-to restaurant for a healthy meal. The sushi has always been fresh and they have an excellent sake list. I highly recommend.

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GylesL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was amazing! We went super early on a Monday night, but the restaurant filled up fast. Service, food, and value exceeded our expectations. We ordered off of happy hour menu and pricing was very reasonable. The food tasted great and we were very impressed with quality. Definitely suggest ordering different things for the table to try! Excited to go back and try other things off the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your food and service. Music was a little loud and repetitive.

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Carol
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dumplings were the best. I also enjoyed the lavender cloud sake. This was our first meal here, it was nice. Seems more suited for lunch perhaps, plenty of takeout orders while there, but overall I loved it

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buddydog
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on fresh and expertly prepared food here. I like my sushi with very little sauce drizzled on top of the rolls. They will happily accommodate, just ask.

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vipCiprianZ
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town

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RicoC
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!!! The Bourbon TSO Chicken is to die for!

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Mountainear
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is not your typical Japanese sushi restaurant. The owner is Japanese and he has gone to a lot of trouble to make this restaurant completely authentic with large selections of Japanese whiskey, sake, and even shochu. There are selections on the menu that you would not find in most Japanese restaurants in America. Ex: hamachi kame - delicious. The chef also takes requests not on the menu. My husband is Japanese. I, myself, have been to Japan at least 12 times. Our experience at Zen Sushi and Sake was excellent. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Lexington

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vipAnonymous
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sashimi in Lexington!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zen is one of our favorite places in Lexington. This trip certainly didn’t disappoint! Can’t wait to return.

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vipPhilW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in town. We always have a wonderful experience and the service is always outstanding! We love Debbie. Plus, we were really excited to see the new menu options. We’d love to have the pork belly appetizer come back as an aside. We tried all of the new additions to the menu and the baked sushi roll and spicy ramen were amazing!

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vipJJX4
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!

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vipAnonymous
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite sushi restaurant in Lexington. Always fresh and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my youngest out for a daddy daughter date. She wanted to try some different foods and asked for sushi.

We had an amazing meal, she had her favorite restaurant experience, and the staff was more than accommodating. Chef even made me a favorite dish no longer on the menu, just a few minutes of me making the request.

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vipMB22
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh sushi! The Chef’s Choice Nigiri Platter was excellent.

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LaurieM
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Food was good. Not outstanding but solid.

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vipPhilW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, and I have been to Zen every weekend for the last month, and we will certainly be back again and again. We eat a Paleo diet throughout the week, but splurge once a week. When splurging at Zen, we don’t end up feeling bloated and icky the next day, because the food is super clean, beautiful, and light, while simultaneously filling. Plus, we’ve been blessed enough to have a really amazing server - Debbie. Debbie won us over on are first visit by patiently answering all of our questions and making meaningful recommendations. My husband and I love Zen and highly recommend it as a quiet spot to indulge with beautiful fare, a relaxing environment and excellent service.

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vipAnonymous
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Zen and everything was wonderful. The sashimi was fresh and delicate. The server recommended two sakes and we enjoyed both.

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vipPhilW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was wonderful!

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JulieJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always gave a great experience at Zen. Love their sake flights!

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vipCruiser48
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the go to girl dinner for my wife and her best friend! They love it! The service is fantastic and they remember her and her friend with the same table which is a nice touch! The food is amazing!!!

FAQs

Zen Sushi & Sake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 219-2166.

Zen Sushi & Sake is rated 4.9 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.