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101-2232 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K4
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Open now 12:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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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September 23, 2018

As always fantastic food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2018

Service was average. Does not seem to spend enough time serving us. The busses seemed untrained. The special chefs sashimi was so so. I wouldn’t have it again. I was expecting a higher end service and food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

August 23, 2018

Great as always. The food, the service were first rate. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2018

Excellent quality of sushi. Server was very good at recommending some great dishes.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2018

Always innovative and delicious sushi

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2018

Always a great night at zen!!! Food and service always guaranteed to be great!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2018

Always good and Lauren gives exceptional service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 1, 2018

Always outstanding. Brought new out of towners to dine and they were stunned! Great work Zen!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2018

Always fabulous! Food never disappoints. We have been away for months and couldn’t wait to enjoy a meal with Zen!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 18, 2018

The very best metal ever. Everyone makes you feel welcome from the chefs as you walk in the door, the receptionist, the servers and especially Lauren. This is a must for Japanese cuisine in the lower mainland.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2018

Exceptional service and food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2018

Outstanding as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 25, 2018

Outstanding freshly prepared food. Service is second to none. You are greeted by the chefs as soon as you walk in. The hostess is very friendly. Lauren our sever is number one, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Great place and the best Japanese restaurant in the lower mainland.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2018

Amazing! Always the very best.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2018

When we arrived our reservation did not go through from your website. The place was totally booked. Luckily for us Lauren came through and got us a table. The food was outstanding as usual. The dynamite rolls and crab rolls were outstanding. The prawn tempura and gyoza are the best anywhere. The service is exemplary thanks to Lauren who is not only efficient and friendly but remembers everyone’s previous order. This is the BEST place for Japanese food and service on the lower meailand.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 22, 2018

Once again a fantastic meal. Everything is so fresh and so delicious. The Dungness Crab roll and dynamite roll were superb as was the gyoza and prawn tempura. The service at Zen is second to none. Lauren is so attentive as a server. Her lemon pie is the best I have ever tasted. This is by far the best Japanese restaurant in the lower mainland.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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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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