Zen Japanese Restaurant

4.9
285 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Contemporary vision. Traditional roots. These are the qualities that highlight a dining experience at Zen Japanese Restaurant. A landmark on the West Vancouver dining scene for more than 20 years, Zen continues to thrive because of our unyielding commitment to using only the highest quality, sustainable ingredients and unmatched service. Enjoy edible art in a sleek, stylish dining room that offers spectacular ocean views and magnificent sunsets. This is more than just a meal. It is a true culinary experience that is simply …. Zen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 285 people are saying
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4.9
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our favourite restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service great.

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vipJasonA
Miami
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with outstanding service!

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BarneyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent sushi and sake making for a wonderful experience.

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vipbestonly
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Best sushi in Vancouver. Friendly staff.
We appreciated their take out during COVID but great to be back inside or on the patio.

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NicoleF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Zen and look forward to our visit when we come to Vancouver.

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EricC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch. If you are looking for incredible sushi at a great location, go to Zen

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GhSr
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great Service. Everyone very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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vipWestvan
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Great service. Neighbourhood favourite.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner- fabulous selection of sushi- service was excellent and very clean. Will be back on my next trip!

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vipbestonly
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service!

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vipPierreH
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing Food and Fantastic Service. Always go with the Daily Specials. Somewhat Pricey but Presentation and Quality of Food is 10 out of 10. Might be One of the Best Japanese Restaurants in The GVRD. BTW, Great to see Lots of Diners Back !!!

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
421 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!!
Amazing service!!

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vipKeithC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great server

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JennK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fav restaurant. Food is always consistently yummy.

Always love having Chris serve us!

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Bonnie
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in the door, everything was perfect! The staff was welcoming and always attentive without obtrusive. And what can I say about the food? Absolutely THE BEST. We ordered a variety in order to share and each selection had its own individual flavour and all were beautifully presented. It was a lovely evening.

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vipWestvan
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants Very unique food

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Virginia
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food, quality too. Original dishes too.

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LeslieS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever! My favorite food!
Chefs are consistent. Staff are the sweetest. My very own local healthy food source.

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
421 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food. Great service. Quite expensive but reasonable given the high quality of the food. I will be back.

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PaulT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pretty good. Nice food. Nice service though expensive.

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vipkenchan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dynamite R. is excellent!
House Sake is good value.

JA
vipJasonA
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food and service, as always!

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Geoff
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. The food is always so delicious, and the dishes walk the line between traditional and modern fusion effortlessly. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to experience real sushi. Forget some of the other fine dining Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, Zen Sushi is where it’s at!

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vipPeterP
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a great dinner

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JeffR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Always consistent and always a 5 star dining experience. Long time fan. Best service ever!

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LeslieS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The next day after a meal at Zen, I am still thinking about the deliciousness of every morsel of food, the quality is above and beyond. Thank you

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Dean
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food!!! Always really good!

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SLoM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shrimp Ebi were delicious as usual a fam fave, chicken karage amazing and new to us ‘Popcorn Shrimp Roll’ the best - so many textures, loved it! A great evening for our family.

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vipJodie
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! The staff are professional and friendly and the cuisine is flawless. With all that is going on today, it is comforting to know there is a place where you can go, enjoy a great meal and feel safe.

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HanaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful, a treat to visit. I wanted to impress my partner - mission achieved!

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
421 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!
Amazing service!!

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NVanfoodie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and they have many special sushi rolls. Recommend Sakura roll.

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vipWestvan
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a favourite. The food is fantastic and service, perfect!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best and most innovative Japanese restaurant I have ever eaten in anywhere. The freshest fish and most delicious dishes served and created by the most friendly staff both in front of the sushi prep area and behind. The only downside is once you go you will be hooked, but that’s not such a bad problem! Try it you definitely won’t be disappointed! Tell them John sent you.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy Zen. But we wish it was open for lunch

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VegCon
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Zen Japanese restaurant in West Vancouver. The creative menu options were a great adventure, and when the food arrived we were ecstatic over the taste and quality. I highly recommend this restaurant, and although the prices were higher than we're used to, we feel it was worth it.

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Fresh food and great service.

FAQs

Zen Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 925-0667.

Zen Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 285 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.

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