Zen Sushi & Sake

4.8
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$30 and under
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We fly in fish from both Toyosu (Tsukiji) fish market & Fukuoka market in Japan on every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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FredM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food, great looking food, picture worthy. Very fresh, lots of choices, all the social distancing needed. I missed sushi in California, this made up for that.

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ChiroWife
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal and friendly service at Zen. Beautiful presentation of meals, delicious drinks. Fresh ingredients.

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vipNikki
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great wine selection, nice food presentation

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vipSherriVilano
Jacksonville
47 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for excellent fresh, flown in, sushi. Unusual combinations of superb flavors.

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NathanM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the shrimp tempura was amazing. Sushi was fire!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the closest to a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant I have been to since returning to the U.S. They have both American sushi and Japanese sushi options, as well as a large amount of sake, shochu, and American alcohol options. There were also ramen, curry, and udon as well.

The service was impeccable and the fish was absolutely delicious. Next time we are out that way, we will definitely be back.

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vipLibby
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently high quality food - best sushi in Lexington! Service is excellent and ambiance is very nice. Only place I have gone inside to eat during COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Sushi was creative and delicious!

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JimS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good sushi. Very good tempura. Clean. Friendly service.

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Ivan
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, excellent plating of food that tasted fantastic. We will be back!

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Denise
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit and it was amazing. I'm not a typical sushi person. I went outside my comfort zone and tried new things. Everything was outstanding. The staff were so helpful and friendly! Can't wait to come back!

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vipLibby
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always superb - food, service exceptional. Doing a great job post-COVID - it’s the only place I feel comfortable eating out!

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vipRuthS
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service on our first visit to Zen. The pan-fried dumplings were fabulous! I also enjoyed the Japanese Curry Udon and the Lychee Saketini. The atmosphere was nothing special but we will be back!

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MeganLeeee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi we’ve ever had and Debbie provided outstanding service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of our first outings since the shutdowns ended. Staff was very nice and took necessary precautions. The food was great! After learning it was our anniversary, the staff gave us a fried cheesecake (hard to believe cheesecake could get better but it does!) Overall wonderful experience and we will definitely be back.

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TomF
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi. Our favorite place for sushi in Lexington.

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SarahN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was beautiful, flavorful and a delight to the taste buds!

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GinnyM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi Zen has the best and freshest sushi in Lexington.

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RicoC
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best German Tso Chicken around

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vipfanofjmb1911
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first time and we will definitely be back. This was a group dinner with friends. The location is in a strip mall at Beaumont. It was more quiet than we anticipated. The reserved environment would be more well suited for date night/dinner for two. We had a few appetizers/salads for the table. The dumplings were delicious; a must try. We tried multiple maki rolls. My favorites were the Latin Heat roll and the Mango Tango roll. Everyone was very pleased with the freshness/quality of the fish. They had Sapporo in the 22 oz. can which is one of favorite beers. Deborah was a delight, attentive without being intrusive. Cheers!

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vipLibby
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is always fresh and delicious!!! Best sushi in Lexington!!

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RickZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zen is the beat Sushi restaurant in Lexington. Other places are larger and more commercialized, but if you are looking for the highest quality Sushi and a great experience, go to Zen!

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todart
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent sushi . Always high quality .

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Bobo
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. You can get a healthy meal here and not have to suffer a bland tasteless meal while you have it. Give it a try.

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TracieD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious. My son said the best sushi he has ever had. While our server was apologetic, the service is a little lacking. Not very attentive to us. The bill was high, but food quality is also very good. Atmosphere was nice. I would go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner with my family. Was attracted to description of fresh fish flown in multiple times a week. Facility is nothing special but the sushi and freshness of the fish was one of the best we have had. We had the lamb entree and a couple of their prepared rolls. (Dragon and krunch rolls). Also ordered the chefs sushi selection, all of it was outstanding. Make sure you try the chefs selection flown in from Japan. Service was also outstanding, we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent marks for food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here multiple times and it never disappoints. Although the sushi is sometimes slow to come out, it's ok, because good stuff takes time. Also tried the ramen this time. It was way better than I expected. Can't wait to go back.

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vipVAisforLovers
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Saki and sushi rolls were wonderful. Great service. Will be back.

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vipLibby
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often. Freshest fish and best composition and flavor of any sushi in the region.

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mariew
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Everything was perfect. Great atmosphere. Great food. Great service. The place is sophisticated and elegant. It is a great place for an intimate dinning experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi and Lexington with a wonderful atmosphere!

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vipJohnRfromNashville
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good. Large selection of fish. Would have liked a better option of cold sake and some sea urchin

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vipJJX4
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We’ll be back!

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todart
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding quality . Helpful friendly staff

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BenR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved how quiet this restaurant was. A lot of sushi restaurants are loud and it was so nice to have a peaceful date and great food.

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AbbyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time at Zen did not disappoint. The sushi specials were the best as far as taste for the raw fish. Regular tuna and salmon sashimi were lacking flavor, but otherwise fine. Next time we will just go straight to the good stuff. Japanese pickles and fresh-grated wasabi root were both excellent additions for our meal. Staff was attentive and helpful.

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BglMom
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great, complete surprise based on location. The fish was incredibly fresh and prepared very well. Our server was attentive but not overly so.

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 133 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.