Something is missing besides white wine. Wouldn't be returning.
I have been to Sushi Zen many times but what happened. I tried to order an appetizer, Wagyu beef, only to be told they were out of it and then ordered wine and when we wanted a second bottle they said we had had the last bottle. Very disappointing. The food we were served was very good but the problems colored the overall experience. Are they having problems?
I love this place!! The sushi is amazing so sad that it is closing.
The bar seating is quick, efficient and excellent quality. You can be in and out in 20-25 minutes.
I was most impressed by the service at Sushi Zen. Our server, Kamika (sp), was friendly and patient. She eloquently explained various dishes to us, and had a great sense of humor. She is the main reason that we plan to return.
The chef's talent was commensurate to Kamika's gift for waitressing. The food was delicious. After sharing the tofu mushroom and seaweed appetizers, my friend and I ordered one salmon, one tuna, and one eel roll. The flavors were at the same time distinguishable and complementary.
Terrible the food was average and was rushed through. I do not recommend this place
Sushi zen is a very nice place to have a business lunch. You will find many business people there as it is located in midtown. I got the bento box and it was very well presented! The food was pretty good but the raw fish did not amazed me. The service was professional. The atmosphere is well done. Baboo and sakura!
I've been dining at sushi zen over 20 years. They've changed management and I find the good and service very inconsistent. Ranges from excellent pristine sushi lunch to inferior poor quality pre theatre dinner. I'm puzzled about this...
Very nice and great location. If you are going to the theater a great place as well!
The service was excellent. The tuna sushi that consists of several types of tuna was very tasty. The umi sushi basically melted in your mouth.
One of the kindest, warmest restaurants you'll visit in NYC. The food was good too. No pretensions here. Just good sushi and great service.
Delicious food-elegantly served. It is not a typical New York Japanese restaurant. And the place is very quiet.
Great food, just need to be able to explain seafood allergies a bit better. Told server we couldn't have scallops or calamari, but the chefs choice had a scallop! She assumed since I was ok, my date was ok. They can't even be on same plate as other items. Still a great meal.
Once we got seated, our server was excellent along with the hostess; however, someone whom I believe to be the manager was one of the rudest people I have ever met. He was confrontational, unfriendly, and completely not helpful. It was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a restaurant and while the food was delicious his behavior was enough for me never to go back.
The food was ok but for the cost should be a lot better. If your going to spend that much money you can find better sushi restaurants in the city.
Food is always outstanding. The restaurant is getting a little worn, and the staff seem a little indifferent.
We were convinced to do the tasting menu at the sushi bar, not at a regular table, and that was good advice. We were treated to a wonderful meal of all sorts of sushi and sashimi in various presentations. Even though it was expensive, it was worth it. It's nice to sit back and not have to worry about what to order, and have really attentive wait staff to make sure you are enjoying your meal. Loved it! Very romantic, too. Good date night!
Exorbitantly price sashimi. Delicious but... A poor choice for a quick meal before theater. Too many more reasonably priced alternatives.
I am a hardcore sushi lover. My friend and I ordered the chefs selection of sushi, basically the omakase for if you are sitting at a table. It was $85/person which seemed reasonable for an extraordinary sushi meal. It was NOT. There were a few small, mediocre bite size appetizer courses. Then there was a tiny plate of sashimi, maybe 6 pieces that were about 1/3 of the size of normal sashimi and then a plate of 6 tiny nigiri that was ok, but nothing special. We were still hungry when it was finished and there was not one special bite in the whole meal. I would never go back.
I took Kaiseki course which is OK, but Sushi Kaiseki which my friend ate was too expensive compare with other restaurants in the neighbor both quority and amount of foods.
But, I have to say Their presentation of dishes were very beautiful.
Consistently FRESH FRESH FRESH Sushi. Regularly changing menu to update for what is fresh in season and what the chef is making now. I have run the gamut here from fresh homemade cold tofu bowls in the summer, to an amazing grilled mushroom starter, to a five grilled vegetable starter. The food is always perfectly presented and rich with flavors that melt in your mouth. Speaking of melting in your mouth; the sushi is just that. They have a wide variety of fresh fish and are happy to accommodate many different tastes (I don't do "live" sushi). Wait staff are friendly and attention but not on top of you. Only critic is the place is small, so book in advance and you may be seated close to another table, but the food is really worth it.
Fish was fresh and delicious but limited menu and unwilling to make any changes other than exactly as listed on the menu. Considering the menu was pricy, they wouldn't make my dinner companion even a simple rainbow roll since not listed on the menu Wait staff was efficient but unaccomodating
Fresh, delicious sushi made from the highest quality ingredients. No fancy sauces and additives. You taste the real flavor and quality of the fish. Excellent high end sushi restaurant with friendly, caring staff.
Sushi Zen remains a stand-out Japanese restaurant in the Theater District. We recently came here for lunch and left pleasantly satisfied. The food is of excellent quality - it's a reliable and consistent dining option in an otherwise tourist-trap-filled area.
Authentic and innovative Japanese cuisine......this is not your typical sushi and Americanized
rolls. You will find new tastes and creative presentations. Service was friendly and very helpful, explaining the preparation and tastes.
Atmosphere is comfortable, small and decorated with real Japanese art.
You will pay top dollar for the quality and preparation so this meal is a treat or for special occasions. Worth it for foodies and those who appreciate the "real" cuisine of another culture.
I eat a lot of sushi and this was very disappointing. 8 pieces of tasteless sushi with not enough rice and overpowering soy sauce for $38. Go elsewhere.