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101-2232 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K4
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  • $26 To $60,
For over twenty years, Zen Japanese Restaurant has been considered by patrons and critics alike as one of the city's finest dining establishments. Mouth dropping views of brilliant sunsets serve as the perfect compliment to the mouth watering creations provided by Zen's team of highly skilled chefs. Though located in beautiful West Vancouver, Zen is more than just a neighborhood restaurant, attracting a loyal following of Japanese food lovers from all corners of the globe. Inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, the inventive menu is heavily influenced by the abundance of wonderful West Coast seafood and produce. The premium is on quality, with the best offerings from Japan being served daily. Sushi and Sashimi creations are staples, but Zen has something special for any and all diners including a selection of highly innovative tempura, tappanyaki, and delicious robaba (Japanese barbecue) highlighted by chicken yakitori, garlic short ribs, and simply grilled fresh fish. more... See more text

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Japanese,

Cuisine type

  • Asian,
  • Japanese,

Dishes

Features

  • Tasting Menu,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Take-out,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Restaurant With Parking,
  • Reservation,

Service Area

  • West Vancouver,

Member

  • Ocean Wise - Sustainable Seafood Member,

Products and Services

  • Japanese Restaurant,
  • Fusion West Coast,
  • Organic,
  • Ocean Wise,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Zen Japanese Restaurant

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April 12, 2018

Outstanding service, menu, food and atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2018

always great, that is why we keep coming back,

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2018

We will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2018

There isn't a Japanese restaurant that's come close to the quality and innovation of cuisine that Zen consistently serves up - for more than 20 years. Why eat anywhere else?

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2018

Excellent as usual!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2018

Zen has consistently provided excellent food and service over several years. One of our favourite restaurants. Atmosphere is comfortable, quiet and relaxing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2018

Very enjoyable evening. Excellent service,made the evening special

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2018

Absolutely the best sushi I have had in Vancouver. Innovative and delicious meal and the service was outstanding. Delicious!!! I will be back soon and am thrilled to have discovered this amazing restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2018

Outstanding quality of food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2018

The food at Zen is always good, as it was last night. We had 7 adults , including one with coeliac disease ( no gluten) and 2 kids ( 5 & 7). Lauren is always so helpful and efficient. There is a separate gluten-free menu. We were able to bring a birthday cake..... Thanks for helping us to have such an easy family dinner!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2018

A great evening with our family in the separate room. Excellent service. Best Japanese cuisine in West Van!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2018

Our waitress was personable, knowledgeable and made our night pleasant.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2018

My sister and I visited Vancouver for the first time and dined at Zen on our way to Capilano Park. We had an amazing experience, from being welcomed by the great staff and getting recommendations from the chef himself, to thoroughly enjoying everything we tried! We ordered rolls, a sushi plate, seaweed bites, dumplings, baos, and velvet tuna sashimi, to name a few. The sushi was fresh, delicious, and beautifully created - we really enjoyed the presentation. I can't stop telling my friends about it - we made the trip from South Vancouver to West Vancouver to dine here, and could not have been happier! Thank you to the chefs and staff at Zen for a great meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2018

The dine-out menu is excellent! Good to try for the first time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2018

Zen is a shame to be a Japanese restaurant - all fishes used in making sashimi and sushi are obviously re-frozen. Fish quality similar to those all-you-can-eat or low low price sushi restaurants like Richmond sushi and Sushi Garden. Charing at $40 for dine-out is really outrageous, the fish quality is not worth even $20. But the desserts are quite good. A big disappointment!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

January 21, 2018

Every time I dine here I say it was the best ever. Last night the food was absolutely fantastic Lauren provides friendly, efficient and exemplary service every time The rolls are freshly made and so delicious. Lauren’s sticky pudding for dessert was to die for. This is the best Japanese restaurant in the lower mainland.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2018

We went early (5pm) for Dine Out and had a nice quiet window seat. It was getting busier & noisier by the lime we had finished dinner & left but it was not a problem. Friendly goodbyes on the way out the door. The meal was quite creative & tasty.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2018

BEST of the BEST!! ✨✨

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 26, 2017

Only have good compliments of Zen's; it is a super restaurant in my neighborhood. Great food and super service - thumbs up!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2017

Always consistently excellent service, atmosphere and food Our go to Japanese restaurant in West Vancouver hands down.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2017

Best sushi in Vancouver hands down!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2017

Our first time back in many years. We stayed away because we thought it expensive. Now it doesn't feel so expensive although one can get Japanese cuisine for less. But the quality, variety and imagination makes Zen very worthwhile.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 4, 2017

Never disappointed!!! Always very friendly staff both behind the counter and waiting on us. Was recommended to me by my daughter and granddaughter . The food is absolutely amazing - so very fresh and delicious as well as beautifully presented. Great place and difficult to stay away from once you've 'had a taste'. Nancy

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2017

Excellent in every aspect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2017

Another great experience. It’s aleays good. Every time. And this time the new-to-menu bao buns were wondrous!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2017

Found a great place for Japanese in West Van. Great food and an excellent selection of rolls and sushi.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 28, 2017

Lovely eve. Terrific service. Wonderful food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2017

Once again a fantastic meal. Everything is made fresh as you order. The prawn tempura that they serve here is the best you will find in the lower mainland. The service is second to none. Friendly and extremely efficient. The homemade peach pie was to die for. Our server is the very best anywhere. She knows the food and recommends different dishes This is an outstanding Japanese restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2017

Our server was amazing!! Our Food was amazing - seriously people if you have not been here you MUST GO!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2017

Delicious food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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For more than 15 years, Zen Japanese Restaurant has been considered by patrons and critics alike as one of the city's finest dining establishments. Mouth dropping views of brilliant sunsets serve as the perfect complement to the mouth-watering creations provided by Zen's team of highly skilled chefs. Though located in beautiful West Vancouver, Zen is more than just a neighbourhood restaurant, attracting a loyal following of Japanese food lovers from all corners of the globe. Inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, the inventive menu is heavily influenced by the abundance of wonderful West Coast seafood and produce.

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