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Zen Sushi & Sushi Bar

26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040
949-643-1232
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Ranked #8 of 71 restaurants in Aliso Viejo
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
Aliso Viejo, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Creative, fresh, and they care about you - it does not get better than that!! We have been going to Zen for the last year and they have been very consistent in every way. Way to go guys!

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Orlando, Florida
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382 reviews 382 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped here with a few other friends based on how close it was to where they live and decent reviews on here. The service was excellent and with a smile at every turn. We were treated like family and felt very welcome. I had the crunch roll and it was pretty good. My wife had the dragon roll and... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is our first choice for sushi. It's always fresh and flavorful, the atmosphere is always welcoming, and the presentation is creative (if that's what you want.) They also make exceptional traditional sushi and sashimi. My personal recommendations are the firecracker and the Elvis. I won't spoil the fun by saying what's in them, but man are they good. As... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Pretty average overall. Lots of specialty rolls to choose from but they all tasted so much the same. No hot towels upon arrival which is one thing I love about going for sushi. Hot towel signals Sushi Time has begun! Way too much cream cheese involved in the rolls. If you want American version of sushi this may be the... More

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Fremont, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Another small Japanese restaurant that we heard about. We had sushi rolls and shashim dishes. Food was very good and staff were friendly and efficient. Definitely recommned others to visit.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This place gets top billing for sushi in South County. We've tried them all and it's the freshest and cleanest place! Always crowded, not enough servers but super friendly and never get your order wrong. Really original rolls and good prices!

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Mission Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for great quality, classic Japanese manners from the sushi chefs and delicately delicious sushi and sashimi, this is for you. I judge sushi bars/restaurants by their octopus and the octopus salad says it all. A beautiful little gem that closes between lunch and dinner so check their hours first.

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Great local Sushi! Been eating here for 8 years now and have never been disappointed with thei good or the Sushi chefs. I am a fairly simple Sushi lover, no weird things for me.. Their rolls are fantastic my favorite being the 911, spicy tuna, cream cheese and a jalapeño wrapped in soy paper and tempured! Crave it once a... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I celebrated my birthday here, with 10 of my closest friends. I told the owners what I like and my budget, and they made it all happen! One delicious roll after another was brought out. Next thing I knew, they were serving us items that were "off the menu". This place rocks and I would go here again and again!

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Wingham, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

A small place, you are greeted with loud cry of delight when you enter, if you are feeling social, sit up at the sushi bar, the chef was friendly, and made us 2 free samples, his fish tacos, not my favorite, and the spicy octopus salad, delicious. I had seaweed salad, very good. and my daughter and I shared 2... More

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