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Zen Sushi & Sushi Bar

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26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040
949-643-1232
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Our favorite sushi place!

We are picky about our sushi. As so many places have converted to "all you can eat", the quality of the fish and the fish to rice ratio has suffered. This is not the case at Zen. The sushi here is superb. It is a small space so make sure you get there early or be prepared to wait. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
dcacciapaglia
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Aliso Viejo, California
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Aliso Viejo, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are picky about our sushi. As so many places have converted to "all you can eat", the quality of the fish and the fish to rice ratio has suffered. This is not the case at Zen. The sushi here is superb. It is a small space so make sure you get there early or be prepared to wait. The... More 

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Thank dcacciapaglia
California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zen has great lunch specials, very fresh sushi and the shortribs are amazing. The happy hour is a good deal as well, the handrolls are huge (in a good way)! I've brought many friends here and they all love it and we never leave hungry. Dinner can be pretty crowded so I prefer to come earlier in the day.

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Thank worldeats
california
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The rolls are fabulous and the people are very friendly here too:) Give it a try and order from the special rolls menu you will not be disappointed! My personal fave is the one with cilantro and red onions on top, but I forgot the name :)

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Thank luxtravel1173
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fantastic food in a modest location at Aliso Viejo, California. Tried their Fish Nacho, Albacore Delight and Yellow fin Tuna Rolls. Totally recommend this place. Real good find and would definitely go back.

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Thank TekPhotoGuy
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We live this place for sushi!! We go at least once a month or more. Great service, great sushi and atmosphere!! You can always find a seat!!! Enjoy custom sushi of your own as well they are very accommodating!!!

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Thank apurplemango
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Awesome food and great value for the "All you can eat" sushi. Wasn't overloaded with rice! Great service. Fun atmosphere, trendy music.

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Thank reejay2015
San Clemente, CA
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85 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Zen is just a low-key, local sushi joint with a dozen seats at the bar, a couple of booths and a small outdoor patio in a Target shopping center, sandwiched between Thai and Italian. But I can't help returning for tastes I can't find anywhere else. I first got hooked on the Marilyn Monroll. Later it was the Sushi Burrito.... More 

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Thank Virginia S
Aliso Viejo, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We found Zen about 2.5 years ago and average about 3 visits per month. The food is always delicious, and Marcia takes care of us like family. It is very casual, and the food has never let me down. Do not miss the Yummy Seabass. Very reasonable pricing.

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Thank KdJd2006
San Clemente, California, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is the only sushi joint we go to now. All-you-can-eat option is great and we eat there regularly...in fact, we are returning tonight. Not the usual humdrum atmosphere with Asian music and decor, this place is playing contemporary music with TV screens everywhere. Fun little outta the way place.

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Thank Bruce C
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is our favorite neighborhood Sushi place. They know us when we come in. Very cozy place friendly staff and great sushi always!!

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Thank apurplemango

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: 949-643-1232

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?