Zen Asian Sushi Bar & Grill

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From the cascading water that embraces the Sushi Bar, to the Art Deco Bamboo. Surround yourself with beauty while enjoying Denvers best Sushi. With an extensive menu, there is something to please every palate. Both traditional dishes as well as bold new flavors.
What 151 People Are Saying
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the waiter was very nice. Overall we had an amazing time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with my dad for my birthday. We love this place! Great food and service! Great place to go before and evening out

DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All in the part were pleased with their meals. Sushi lunch special was generous and very tasty as was the lobster roll. Pleasant wait staff as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little pricey but food was fresh and delicious. Service was great and helpful.

B
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went on a Sunday afternoon with 3 friends. It wasn't busy at all but service took a long time. It took over 20 minutes to get a couple draft beers and another 20 minutes to place our order. Food presentation was very nice and the overall quality and freshness was decent but not stellar. Fried oysters were very fishy and fried calamari was very thin, cold and dry. The sushi was served warmer than the fried calamari. Waitress didn't know the menu and struggled to take our orders without us pointing to the menu items. The whole restaurant was uncomfortably warm as their air conditioner struggled an blew warm air.

VA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was super slow and on top of it. They put 20% gratuity already in the invoice( we were not a big group. 4 adults & 2 kids). I didn’t want to pay 20% for a lousy service & not so happening food.

LE
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and asian cuisine. Will definately dine here again.

G
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Sushi was very average, the service was as well. Decent location and nice and quiet, but I came there for the food and while it was not terrible, it was not great either.

GW
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We went for a birthday celebration. It happened to be around 100 degrees outside--and not much cooler inside. The air conditioning was not working. We had reservations, if someone would have called and told us, we would have eaten elsewhere, but by the time we were seated and noticed how hot it was, we felt it was too much trouble to go elsewhere. we felt we were entitled to a percentage off the check or SOMETHING to make up for it, but our complain was confirmed with a "we hope to get it fixed soon" and nothing else. This easily could have become one of our favorite spots, but with the kind of i dont care attitude we got, we wont return

p
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

my wife's entree was delivered in a timely fashion, it however took more than 20 min for mine to come after the wifes was delivered. we will not be back

L
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great staff and good experience was the start of the night. Food was very good and great sushi and pad Thai. We will go back. Only feedback is being the kids first. We will definitely be back.

AM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night thanks. Food was good. Waiter was nice. They accommodated our large party well. Reservations online were so easy. We had to make modifications and they made it so easy.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The sushi was ok but our appetizer was put on another table by mistake, sat there for 10 minutes then still brought to our table. The service was terrible.

JL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our server was attentive, the food was delicious and timely. The entire experience was perfect for a Friday evening out with my lady!

S
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service! Highly recommend. They have really good Happy Hour and lunch specials too.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Was a friends reunion. The service was very poor. Our soup was cold. Empty Plates were piling on our table. We had to get up and looked for napkins, moved our empty plates ourselves. Server mainly took the orders, deliver the foods and check in on us towards the end. We had to look for a sever during the in between for refills, etc

JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Exactly what we were looking for.

JD
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The filet was cut a little thicker than normal but the meal was outstanding as usual.

RT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I would recommend the food and definitely the service. Excellent service. The ambience is a bit casual and there are televisions playing UFC in the background. The bathroom was in disrepair.

But, overall, I would come back because of the excellent service and the food.

MM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great tasting, but wasn’t very warm when it came to our table. The noise level was a little high, but that could be attributed to a table of ladies who were talking rather loudly

CK
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was very good and reasonably priced. However, the service was very poor. Our waitress served our drinks and that was the last time she approach us until our bill. When our sushi arrived by a different waiter he set it down on our table and walked away. So we flagged down our waitress to explain which sushi was which and she said "I dont know, i will have to get your receipt." And when she returned she still wasnt sure what she served. She didnt seem happy to be there and besides taking our order and trying to figure out what food we got, she didnt say a single word to us the rest of service.

JN
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zen has such great food and service. The prices are great as well. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was decent, i was expecting more after being referred here.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday with our family. Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Had a great time with my boyfriend during happy hour, however the service was pretty slow when they’re not busy. Still a nice quiet place to have sushi

LF
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for sushi or Asian. I’ve never had a bad meal, no matter what I order.

OT
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is amazing and the food is spectacular

MB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing. The Sushi is, of course, top notch. The ambiance was very nice. Wait staff was very helpful. The only comments I might have are that the music is VERY loud. Borderline painful. The bathrooms are a touch dated and in need of a deep cleaning and fixing.

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

They only serve low sodium soy sauce, in a sushi restaurant. The service was slow and we had to ask for water refills multiple times. We weren’t provided a pen or pencil for the sushi menu so I used my own and the server stole it.
The sushi was good and the Uni was fresh, which was the only redeeming quality.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I had an awesome dinner. Sushi was amazing. Beer was cold and her sake was delicious. I’d happily go back tomorrow and try something different and I’d bet it would be just as good.

KD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

Yummy. Good sushi. Peanut dressing for the salad is scrumptious. The banana roll dessert is amazing!

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was top notch, service was above and beyond. VERY much recommended

D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wow, can I give a zero? We had a Valentine's Day dinner reservation for dinner at 7. When we arrived, we were told the wait would be 45 minutes to an hour? Really? What is the point of offering a reservation that is not honored.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a friends birthday and had a great time. Our server was amazing!

G
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This place is fine. Not my favorite, and probably won’t go back. The Tom yum soup was good.

RG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for a family dinner - something for everyone and the service was good

RW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place, wish there was one in Colorado Springs.

WS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was okay. Quality enough, but not sufficient to call it memorable. If I was hell bent on having sushi but unwilling to drive and this was close by, I would be willing to return.

OT
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Asian and sushi!

CH
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always great there. The waitress was very accommodating and efficient. The host and hostess should take lessons on customer service. I had made a reservation but the host couldn’t find it. Although the place was practically empty, we still had to wait for our table to be set up. The hostess led us to our table and threw down the menus and walked away. Not what I’d call good customer service.

It’s a good thing that the food is good because we’ve had similar experiences here as well

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