Zen Sushi & Sake

4.8
216 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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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good. It’s hard to give 5 star service, however service was good and so was the food. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Items marked gluten free, then coming with sauce that contains gluten. Happened the past two experiences here.

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vipBarryD
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sushi (sorry Cali Rolls don’t count) is one our favorite date night whether on vacation or everyday living and we’d often heard others speak highly of Zen… we concur. Solid all around… miso not to salty, with great ingredients, edamame perfectly streamed, killer seaweed salad (Kaisa), Ginger Salad dressing a bit more garlic than expected but a nice touch (kind of Asian Ginger meets classic Caesar). Tried about 10 different fishes - all but the Benito was delicious… it’s was a bit “off”… great service. Good Sake, wine, and Japanese whisky selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Adam provided excellent service as he always does. The new owner/manager introduced herself and brought us a free dessert, and the food was excellent. This is one of our favorite local restaurants. Highly recommend Zen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the area! Love the presentation—especially the sake!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place !!

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TomFneph
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Now that Tomo is closed, we have been looking for a new sushi spot. We were not disappointed with Zen. The ambiance is nothing to write about, the space is utilitarian at best. We were happy to be seated at one of the 3 booths where we had a little separation from the other tables. The service was prompt and efficient. The nigiri and rolls were all fresh and flavorful. We especially enjoyed the big eye tuna. I was very pleased that they made a delicious spider roll for us even though it is not on the menu. Overall, a good experience, we will definitely be going back when the next sushi craving hits!

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ROBERTF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe and very good sushi! Would dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and we loved the atmosphere! Service was good but slow doing to being short hand as is everyone! We can’t wait to hear back. Perfect place for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place to eat!

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FredaS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Sushi was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to dinner spot. Love it.

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James
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zen has become one of my new favorite restaurants. I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is our go to sushi place. We always get the chefs Choice. It’s fresh and enjoyable. Definitely recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful.

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Mary
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is Japanese and has very high standards when it comes to sushi and Japanese food. We have never had a bad experience at Zen. The fish is fresh and beautifully prepared, the atmosphere is quiet with music for ambiance and the wait staff is attentive without being intrusive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening. Closed it down with some great staff there, very friendly and great sushi 🤙🏼

KM
KathleenM1
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Lexington by far! Our waitress was great and helped us navigate the menu, the raw sushi was amazing and so fresh.

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Bobo
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continue to have good food and service at this restaurant. Not real loud so you can have a conversation and nice atmosphere to dine in.

JD
JoanneinDamascus
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious food; great saki presentation, and wonderful service!

MB
vipMB22
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Nigiri in Lexington!
Wonderful service and knowledgeable staff.

KA
KayA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we have had in a long time. Definitely plan to make the trip more often!

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AnsleyB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Lexington for quality and reasonably priced.

LV
LaurentV
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TC
vipTCFoodie1
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
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
9 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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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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Carl
Washington DC
4 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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!! Highly recommend this place!

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vipCarlF
Louisville
23 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
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KL
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.

KT
KeriT
Atlanta
10 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.

BM
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!!!!!!!!!!!

FAQs

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

Zen Sushi & Sake is rated 4.8 stars by 216 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.