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101-2232 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K4
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Methods of Payment:

  • Cash
  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express

Rates:

  • $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...

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,

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June 16, 2017

Always enjoy Zen for the food quality and service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2017

This is the very best Japanese restaurant on the lower mainland. The food is unbelievably fresh. It is cooked in an open kitchen as you order. The prawn tempura is the very best I have had anywhere. The dynamite roll is phenomenal. made fresh crispy and delicious and not greasy. The EBi sumo mono is made with fresh hand peeled shrimp. It is yummy The dungenrss crab roll is the best you will find anywhere. However, the service is the best that you will ever find in any restaurant anywhere. And the home cooked desserts are second to none

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2017

Best Vancity Sushi!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2017

Always great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 30, 2017

Great food, great service as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2017

This is by far the very very best Japanese restaurant in the Lower Mainland. The food is freshly prepared and is absolutely flavourful and delicious. The crab roll is great. The prawn tempura is freshly made and delicious This is a must go to place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 23, 2017

Always my favourite spot for high quality Japanese food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

Delicious as usual!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2017

Simple....Zen is the best

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2017

As always, great food!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2017

Such friendly staff and incredible sushi! Love this place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2017

This has got to be one of the jewels on Vancouver lower mainland. The food is superbly fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. The Prawn Tempura is the best I have ever had anywhere. The ebi sunomono and guidance is fantastic. The dynamite roll is fresh and perfect. Everything is made fresh and you can watch all the chefs prepping. The dessert is unbelievable. Homemade and perfect. This is a must even if you do mont live in west van

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2017

Have always enjoyed the food here. A bit pricey, but excellent quality.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2017

Wonderful love everything

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2017

Outstanding as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2017

Always fabulous, never disappoints, our favorite Japanese restaurant hands down!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2017

Expensive but worth it! The food is delicious - Japanese with some fusion - and the service is great. Try and save room for the yummy homemade desserts!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2017

Excellent food and service as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

This place is amazing, service is wonderfull and food is MAGICAL !!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Great food...as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

It was very busy due to the Dine Out Vancouver event; we had to wait in a crowded entrance. Once seated, everything was great. Our server, was attentive and informative. Loved the plating and the food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

This is by far the best Japanese restaurant on the lower mainland. The food is so fresh and everything tastes fantastic. The service is so attentive and efficient. I love this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2017

Service, food and presentation was awesome

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2017

Really enjoyed an excellent meal at Dine Out Vancouver 2017.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 24, 2017

Came here for the Dine out menu 2017, our sushi and sashimi were superb! Unfortunately it made the braised beef fall short as it was too salty and tough to bite into. The waitresses were very nice, but it was hard to gain their attention when we needed tea refills.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

January 23, 2017

We came here for Dine Out Vancouver - Menu was fantastic, enjoyed the food and the Service was Great. Would definitely Recommend.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2017

Everything was great. Great food and service, love the gluten free choices, and we loved the back room for a large group.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2017

A cozy atmosphere, friendly service and great food. What else do you need.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2017

As always the food was amazing and the service was as well. Our go to place to dine when we are in the mood for Japanese food! Never a disappointment. Appreciated the comprehensive gluten free menu as well as the underground parking with this rain.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2016

This was a wonderful experience. Our server, whose name I don't know, unfortunately, was great. He was fun to talk with and made suggestions for us that gave us a memorable meal. The menu at Zen is huge, so his guidance was really helpful. Will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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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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